You know that old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” Well, it turns out that’s not really true. In fact, the words we use can significantly impact our success – or lack thereof. So if you want to be highly successful, you must learn how to use your words […]
When you hear the phrase, “conflict resolution” ones mind might envision two co-workers in a heated exchange with tempers flaring. But that’s not usually the case. In the workplace, conflict could mean two people are in disagreement over the way a situation should be handled. Tempers aren’t flaring, but there is definitely very strong opinions. […]
Businesses are willing to spend big bucks on equipment, but not on their people. Why is this the case? And is it really the best approach for long-term success? First, let’s consider why businesses are often willing to spend significant sums of money on equipment. The answer is relatively straightforward – equipment is often seen […]
Do you feel like there’s just never enough time to get your work done?
Do you feel overwhelmed by all your commitments and wonder how you’ll ever fit them all in?
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy!” “Local business owners are the pillars of our community!” “Running a business requires superhero-like tenacity!” These are things that we hear all the time. They are ABSOLUTELY true! Business owners are superheroes that must wear their “game face” at all times to instill confidence in their clients […]
To say that we live in a time of extreme unrest does not come as a surprise to anyone. We feel the percussion of explosive activity all around us. Are you being blown about by the shockwaves? Do you wonder what to do or how to react? Are you uncertain about the future and […]
John Wooden said this: “There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So, keep in mind, that in the end, the choice you make, makes you!” Most often, the choice to be a business owner is made to create a life that can not be made by working for someone else. […]
One of the joys and challenges of being a small business owner is that we can make our own decisions. Truth be told, people make decisions all the time. It seems like every minute of the day we are tasked to weigh the pros and cons, search our hearts, and then make the call or […]
I was raised in my family’s business. From the time I was ten, I spent summer vacations and Christmas breaks handing tools and crawling in crawl spaces with my father. Other than a few odd jobs, this was the only real job I knew. In my early twenties, I realized that the family business was […]
Through our own decisions, rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do the right things, we can accomplish our goals.” — Stephen Covey Look around at businesspeople. What do you see? What is a common thread that explains why people are successful and achieve the goals they set? Listen and you will discover […]