Stop Chasing Success

Stop Chasing Success

Oct 01

Yep, you heard me right. I’m telling you: “Stop chasing success and discover what really matters most to you!” I’ve found that quite a few business owners, and many other folks, have an uncontrollable urge to chase success. And why not? After all, according to lots of successful people like Thomas Edison who said, “Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”, the concept is one...

Do you know what ‘real’ networking is?

Do you know what ‘real’ networking is?

May 11

I lead quite a few workshops on business building and career development, and most, if not all, of my coaching clients have heard me ramble on about the power of ‘real’ networking. I’m more than just a big fan of networking because it’s one of the top three methods I’ve used to build my coaching practice. Well, I’ve got a true story for you – one that recently happened to me that...

Satisfaction Stagnation

Satisfaction Stagnation

Nov 11

As if business owners, managers and supervisors didn’t have enough on their plates already, here’s another recent issue that some of my clients are facing, and it’s causing them deep concern. It’s satisfaction stagnation, and there’s likely a bit of it embedded in your organization and rapidly growing. We Americans, as a group, are a pretty impatient bunch, and growing more so with each...

Finding Good People to Develop

Finding Good People to Develop

Jan 11

I repeatedly hear that employers “can’t find good people”. Well, this is a true story about some business owners who know what to look for. I come from a small, formerly rural town. It’s getting less small and less rural every day. Recently, I heard a business success story that compelled me to write about it. Two business owners were seeking ways to improve the operations and flow of...

Conducting an Annual Performance [Self] Review

Conducting an Annual Performance [Self] Review

Sep 25

Once again here we are speeding through the second half of 2011 and thinking about those New Year’s resolutions we made again. Often companies use this time of year to give thousands of employees so-called “performance reviews”, and I’ll save my comments about performance reviews for another article. Many of us have already prepared and implemented strategies, plans and budgets for our...

60 Things My Clients Want

60 Things My Clients Want

Mar 16

Over the last 15 years I have compiled a list of things clients have wanted the most!   MAKE AND KEEP MORE MONEY • Start saving/investing 10-30% of income • Get a handle on spending, lifestyle, habits • Increase income by 20-200% • Handle debt, financial problems, crises • Stabilize cash flow GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME • Get focussed on what you most want to have • Simplify...