How Do I Know if I Can Afford to Hire an Employee? 30th Mar 2022

  Every business owner is familiar with that chicken-or-egg hiring question.   Do I need to hire so I can increase revenue, or do I need to increase revenue so I can afford to hire?   The simple answer is “yes.”   Not helpful, I know.   But it’s true!    There comes a time in your business when you’re not going to grow without bringing on new team members. And I’m a huge proponent of investing back into your business. Even if you’re not flatlining, you should al... Read more

7 Ways to Become a More Creative (and More Effective) Leader 24th Mar 2022

  All effective leaders are creative leaders.    This is not my opinion. It’s a fact.   Consider what we’re actually saying when we characterize someone as creative. We’re usually saying they: Think differently Explore new ideas Build something out of nothing   These are the exact skills you need to adapt to shifting client expectations, resolve operational issues, and turn problems into opportunities.    Creativity is an essential business skill, and the great news is that... Read more

To Make Better Business Decisions, Ask These 5 Questions 16th Mar 2022

  Decision-making is as much a part of a business owner’s life as breathing.   At any given moment, we’re deciding whether to hire a social media specialist, how to handle an angry client, whether or not to approve a raise…   …it’s a lot of pressure a lot of the time.    Even when we delegate decisions to staff, our gears are still turning in the background. What do we think of their decisions? If it goes wrong, what action should we take next? If it goes right, how do we double-... Read more

4 Ways to Use Your Weaknesses to Strengthen Your Business 10th Mar 2022

Our shortcomings tend to follow us around like a dark cloud.   We spin in circles, thinking of how different our lives would be if only.   If only we were better at sales.   If only we could keep up with changing technology.   If only we were more knowledgeable, more charming, more outgoing.   The more we fixate on what we’re not, the farther we get from our goals. After all, we move in the direction of our focus. And if our focus is on our failures, guess what?   More failure is coming our way.... Read more

6 Money Attitudes That Are Holding You Back 3rd Mar 2022

Are you making the kind of money you want to make?   No, wait. Let me ask you this instead:   Are you living the kind of life you want to live?   Are you able to give your family the experiences and opportunities you want for them? Can you easily contribute to the causes that matter to you? Do you have the flexibility and resources you need to enjoy the things that make life worth living?   So many business owners find themselves getting stuck at one revenue level. They might be barely keeping their head above wate... Read more

How to Train Your Mind to Think Bigger 24th Feb 2022

Do you know the number one reason why you’re not making the kind of money you want to make or living the kind of life you want to live?   It’s you.   That sounds harsh, but I mean it with no judgment. It was the same story with me… and with everyone who keeps spinning their wheels and getting nowhere.   We all have a tendency to cling to our limiting beliefs. It’s nature. Our limiting beliefs protect us. From “Don’t touch the fire or you’ll get burned” to “Don’t... Read more