Category Archives: Success

Are You a Settler?

If someone asks what you do, have you ever described yourself as a settler? In the Pioneer days, settlers took a stand and created a habitat often where there were few other people but we don’t talk much about people being settlers today. But you might well be a settler. The type of settler who…

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Five Things To Do Just For Yourself

The country artist, Toby Keith sang a little ditty a few years ago which included the words; “I wanna talk about me Wanna talk about I Wanna talk about number one Oh my me my What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see…” Sounds selfish doesn’t it? But…

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What About Your Show?

When a baseball player first gets to the major leagues, he is welcomed to the “show”. The phrase,”You’re going to the show” often signifies a move up into a truly professional league, whether baseball, hockey or basketball. Years of practice, hard work, commitment and discipline finally pay off with an opportunity to show off skills…

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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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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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How Much Will This Cost Me?

One of the first questions clients often ask me is, “How much will this cost me?” and although I publish my rates people often automatically ask that question immediately. I don’t mind because I think it’s important to know what you are paying for, but I always wonder if clients ever imagine what it will…

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Stuck in The Slump?

You need only to glance around to know what time of the year it is. Somewhere between “too much to do” and “not enough time to do it” started a few weeks ago. One major holiday nearly followed by another and a year winding down way too quickly. It’s easy this time of year to…

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How About A Slice of Mediocrity?

    “Would you like a slice of Mediocrity, because most people spend their lives happy with that?” Well of course you wouldn’t, but that is just what I was asked by an established business owner after I had just started my first business. My father recommended I ask him to lunch because he was…

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