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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 [...]

Take Control Of Your Calendar!

"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." -Napoleon Hill Who Controls Your Time? I was discussing an interesting phenomenon with a friend this morning. We both teach classes that people pay for, but often people miss the class, even though it is only once a month. People frequently miss long-standing appointments because something [...]

Leverage

If you have followers, you can Add. But if you create Leaders, you can Multiply. - John Maxwell Is it all on you? Lately, I've been thinking about Leverage. Nearly everyone I meet is hugely busy, no time to do things they know they need to do. The world keeps speeding up and [...]

Now or Then

Nearly half the fun of everything is thinking about it beforehand or afterward. -H. Garis. Focus on the Future Ok, quick: Before you started reading this, were you working on something that affected today or something in the future? I'm guessing  that for most, it was something for today. Putting out fires is [...]

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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 [...]

4 Reasons Your Business Is Out Of Control

Smart people learn from their mistakes, wise people learn from everyone else's - Brad Sugars If you're a business owner, there's a good chance you feel your business is out of control. You may be working too many hours, have employee issues or just not getting the money to the bottom line. Let me share [...]

Second Verse, Same As The First

It Doesn't Have To Be This Way I meet a lot of business owners. They are always wildly busy. I've never met a bored business owner, one with time on their hands. Even if their business is failing, the owners are sprinting to keep up. I'm pretty sure you're really busy, too. The [...]

Hard Work Is Not The Path To Success

Owners rarely fail because they didn't work hard enough - rarely succeed because they worked harder. - Brad Sugars Should he have run faster? or slower? People whose businesses fail are often the hardest working people you'll ever meet. They spend day and night with customers, doing service calls, making sales calls, saving [...]

Are You Working Someone Else’s Agenda?

You may know that I love Seth Godin's Blog. His insight into how we work and think are constant inspiration for me. If it feels like this, you need an ActionCOACH He recently wrote about the cost of paying attention to someone else's agenda. He says that "the person who sets your media/incoming queue [...]

Need more time? An extra day a week will cost you 85 bucks.

Need more time? You can have 1 extra day a week. Here's how you get it. 1. Hire a minimum wage person to take on 10 hours of work from your First Line people. Filing, walk-in customer service, answering the phone, emptying the trash. That kind of stuff. There will definitely be some of this. [...]