Category Archives: Business

Making Sure Your Start Up Can Stay Up

Starting a business is much like having a baby.You plan and plan for months, taking care of details, making sure no stone is left unturned as you count down to the big event.Sure sometimes there are a few glitches and things that go wrong but most of the time the planning and procedures you take…

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Are You an Entrepreneur Having a Fling or a Commitment?

  After giving a presentation to a group of business owners last week, I was not surprised to find that some entrepreneurs attending had thriving, prosperous businesses while others were struggling just to make ends meet. There are a few obvious red flags that separate the successes from the ones struggling and if you are…

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How Hungry are You?

  Have you ever sat down to a meal and said, ” I’m so hungry I could eat a _____?”  When you are that hungry, you often will eat whatever is available. If you are eating in a restaurant, you may order more than typical because you just want some food. Sometimes you will choose…

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Are You an Entrepreneur Who Needs Glasses?

Most entrepreneurs dream big dreams and have great visions for their business.I think that is wonderful and wouldn’t want it any other way.I love to work with entrepreneurs who don’t give up after a setback and are committed to making their business a success. But sometimes entrepreneurs miss the details and the subtleties that impact…

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Everyone Goofs even Smart Business Owners

  Did you watch the Academy Awards a few nights ago? Everyone is talking about how unfortunate it was to have announced the wrong winner for the Best Picture. It was unfortunate, but certainly not devastating, because everyone goofs sometime. Of course, no one wants to wear egg on their face in public but I…

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I Want to Stop Being a Witch

“I don’t just want to stop being an employee, she volunteered, I want to stop being a witch.” That’s what a new client said as we discussed what she wanted to do with her future. She has given me permission to share her comment but I am sure she is really saying what many people…

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WANT TO versus HAVE TO

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Nothing is more exhilarating than things we WANT to do versus those we HAVE to do: Click To Tweet Imagine: Wanting to wake up early versus having to wake up early Getting to change directions versus having to change directions Getting to be in specific circumstances versus having to be in specific circumstances Getting to…

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The Sweet Spot of Success

Unless you live under a rock, you know who Oprah Winfrey, Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Hyatt are. They are all the best at what they do. But, they didn’t get to that sweet spot without help. Everyone of them had a coach who helped them reach their potential…EVERY ONE! Sure, there…

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Damage Control for Your Business

  No, I’m not planning to talk about the recent political fallout. I’m talking about the type of Damage Control needed when a business looks more like a sinking ship. Please don’t get me wrong. Nobody plans a wreck. No one wants to cause damage but sometimes it happens and when it does if you…

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When Your Selling isn’t Gelling

  You’re really NOT in a productive business if you are not selling anything. Even a not for profit, must “sell” it’s benefits to contributors in order to fund raise. For any business, whether with a product or service, to be successful it must make sales and when that selling isn’t gelling, there is a…

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