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Give Yourself 15 Minutes to Plan Your Day

Frazzled? When you are running a small business or a new business venture, it can feel like you are running from one crisis to the next. As in, “What is the absolute most important thing that I must get done Read more…


Lesson #2: Communication

Learn the lesson or you will repeat it. Today, I got thoroughly schooled in the mistake of not communicating regularly with a client. Friends, it was an expensive class. What hurts most is that my client decided not only to Read more…


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Accomplishing a Little Thing

The made bed. The meeting notes. The phone call. The conversation. It can start small. Really small. The key is the daily discipline involved in those small, simple routines. If you haven’t seen the “Always Make Your Bed” speech by Read more…


Facing Dragons

Recently, I had to face some dragons. My belief┬ábefore the last 48 hours had passed was that the dragons in my line of sight were the fire-breathing sort that were more than likely going to turn me into the proverbial Read more…


But I should be doing more, right?

Not necessarily. Today, for example, I’ve done all the required tasks for the day, but am feeling guilty, like I should be doing more. Getting ahead or doing research. Friends, my brain is tired. My body is tired as well. Read more…


Write It Down

Today, for my work in self-improvement and therefore my business improvement, I’ve been listening to a bunch of TEDx talks by folks like David Allen and Jeff Sutherland and somebody whose name I’ve already forgotten. That’s the point. I’ve already Read more…


wabi-sabi in your business

So often, we feel that we can not be successful until we are perfect. As a result, we balk, stifle and hold ourselves back for fear of falling flat, disappointing or embarrassing not only ourselves but others. Consider giving yourself Read more…


Not Trusting Fortune

It is easy to wish our lot was better, easier, softer. An easy trap to fall into. Especially, if the roof over your head depends on it. Yet, we are all so fortunate in so many ways. Most of our Read more…


Was that a “Fail”?

I didn’t make bad grades in school. In fact, if I made an “F” more than two or three times, I’d be suprised. This doesn’t mean I’m a genius: not by any means. It means I went to a small Read more…