Clear the Fog: How to Make Sure Your Business Plan Succeeds 14th Sep 2021

There are a lot of reasons a business owner might be struggling to meet their revenue goals.   They could have a weak marketing strategy. They could be suffering from low morale and an unmotivated team. Maybe they’re failing to adopt new technology and are falling behind the competition as a result.   Maybe. I’ve seen entrepreneurs struggle with all these issues.   But most of the time, when a business owner reaches out to me to talk through a disappointing quarter or the loss of a huge project, the problem is... Read more

9 Immediate Benefits of Owning a Business 3rd Sep 2021

When we hear about the benefits of owning a business, we often hear about those perks that don’t kick for a few years... the month-long European vacation and the second home in Malibu.   These dreams of wealth and freedom are typically discussed as a reminder of why the struggle is worth it… why we sacrifice sleep and freedom now. It’s like that famous saying:   “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like m... Read more

How To Build Good Habits That Actually Stick 27th Aug 2021

When you build good habits, you build a strong business.   Every entrepreneur knows this.   Habits are powerful because they’re easy. The entire point of a habit is that it’s something you do automatically. You don’t think about it. You don’t get caught up on whether or not you’re in the mood or in the right headspace. You just do it.   Now, imagine having this kind of relationship with the types of actions that can move your business forward.   Imagine if you automatically started eac... Read more

The ONE Management Style That Makes Everybody Happy 20th Aug 2021

  All discussions about management style basically come down to one essential question:   How much oversight is too much oversight?   Most of us know “micromanaging” is a bad thing. We know that employees’ spirits are crushed under the weight of our constant observation, constant interfering, and constant questioning.   On the other hand, we do need to know what’s going on in our business. Are all team members meeting their targets? Do they understand what’s been asked of them? Is their... Read more

Leadership Dilemma: When Your Most Difficult Employee is Great for Business 13th Aug 2021

  What do you do with a difficult employee who brings in a lot of money?   I recently had a conversation with a small business owner about this. It echoed countless conversations I’ve had before, including a few tough moments when I had to get real with myself.   This business owner’s conflict goes like this:   He has an employee who is an absolute superstar with estimating, creating a scope of work, and connecting with clients. So, you know… all the skills that lead to more business and more mone... Read more

How to Learn a New Skill When You Don’t Have the Time 5th Aug 2021

Growing your business typically means expanding your knowledge and learning new skills.   But you know that. If you’re like most business owners, you probably find yourself feeling constantly limited by the skills you don’t have. You know your business would grow faster if you understood social media marketing or learned new sales strategies.   But learning new skills takes time… time you don’t have.   And this is the entrepreneur’s catch-22.   Can’t get ahead if you don’t... Read more