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Are You The Best?

"Be the best. It's the only market that's not crowded."  George Whalin Being the Best is a perfect Vision for your company. It's simple, easy to communicate and inspirational. It will enroll people (Team, customers, suppliers, strategic alliances) and focus them on the goal. And, as Whalin points out, there's not a lot of competition! [...]

Is Your Team Worth Training?

Why is intensive-extensive training obvious for the army & navy & sports teams & performing arts groups—but not for the average business? -Tom Peters "Team" is a recurring theme with me. That's because the #1 job of the business owner is designing, hiring and developing a Team. The minute a business goes from a 1-person [...]

3 Ways To Improve Your Business

The 3 Point Series: The Role of  the Business Owner Here are 3 ways to improve your business this week: Is it all on you? Identify 8 customer service standards you believe are important to your customers. Ask every customer you meet today to rank them in order of importance to them. Ask them if [...]

Success Has Nothing To Do With You

"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well." -Jim Rohn As I work with business owners here in Omaha, I'm constantly struck with the importance of changing our mindset about Success. Success as a business owner is not a result of what the owner does. Rather,  Success is a result of what the owner focuses others on doing. Success Is Not [...]

2nd Biggest Business Risk

We're exploring the 3.5 Biggest Business Risks to your business... Here's your exercise this week: Write down the name of each of your senior Team members. For each of them, imagine that they come to you and announce they have decided to move to Africa on a humanitarian mission. They will be leaving soon. [...]

3 Action Steps For A Strong Finish To 2014

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.  -Confucius Act Now To Finish Big 2014 is over. As we rapidly approach the halfway point of the year, all the grand hopes and visions for the year are either well on the way to [...]

Training Your Team Is Good Business

"Why is intensive-extensive training obvious for the army & navy & sports teams & performing arts groups—but not for the average business? "-Tom Peters Time To Train Spring Training, 2-a-Days, Red and White Games, Combines, Watching Films - these are common sports terms that have to do with Training. Every sports team practices, [...]

Hard Work Is Not The Missing Strategy

Owners rarely fail because they didn't work hard enough - rarely succeed because they worked harder. - Brad Sugars I'm working with a client right now who goes from dawn to dusk - always charging. But it's interesting - he doesn't actually get a lot done. The business keeps going and customers are served but [...]

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Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. - Jim Rohn It's what you learn AFTER you know it all that counts. - John Wooden Learn Something New We all do it - assume we are experts in our field and can't possibly learn anything new about our [...]

Peyton Manning or Russell Wilson?

Who is on your Team determines if you will reach your Dream. - John Maxwell Hire happy, smart people. Period. - Jeffrey Gitomer You need a plan to succeed. Last time, we discussed how important it is to have a Team who is engaged and focused on your goals. We can do many things [...]