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Managing your results

Mastering the basics of running a business is the first thing I work on with a new client. Managing your money, your time, and the consistency of your product and delivery are the key to running your business. These fundamentals are so important to running your business because you need to know where you are […]

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Relax and improve your business

You may find it difficult to relax after long days in your business. In fact, it is a challenge for many business owners. Disorganization, inattention, mistakes, and general frustrations are obvious side effects of tiredness. But the problem is, in trying to counteract those symptoms, you work more and harder and that only intensifies the […]

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Eliminating Time Vampires

Do you find that by Friday most of your weekly to do list that you wrote on Monday hasn’t been touched?   Hint:  Change your “TO DO” list to a “TO ACHIEVE” list.  Do you really want to “DO” stuff or “ACHIEVE” great things? This is a common problem. Either you are planning too much in […]

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Delivering the best possible service

Having a great product or service, and providing that great product or service consistently are the reasons why customers return. There is something that sets those businesses apart from the competition. Think about the businesses you frequent- you like the product they offer and they deliver the service you need and expect. How often do […]

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Committing to your success

Where does your commitment to your business lie? You are either committed to making the work you do easier, or blaming others, making excuses why things can’t be done, or simply living in denial. The truth is that if you want incredible results in your business and your life, you have to take ownership. Only […]

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Change, and never ending improvement

No organization is ever exactly finished or perfect. There is always room for improvement. This is exemplified by the Japanese philosophy or practice of ‘Kaizen’, meaning constant and never ending improvement. This is a good mentality to have so that you are always working to make your business better. This way, your organization can grow […]

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Communicating powerful common goals

Being a leader is more than just trying to encourage your team to do their best. It is much more powerful to unite your people around one common goal. Who are “your people?”  “Your people” means more than just your internal team.  It also includes your customers, vendors, strategic alliances, friends and family.  You will be surprised how […]

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Personal Growth: How Can We Feel Successful in Our Lives?

Perhaps the most important realization that an individual can make in their quest for personal growth is that there is no single formula that defines the path to personal success. We all have different goals and priorities, which means that different activities and attitudes will make us feel good about ourselves. We also have different […]

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Leading your team to success

Exploring the source of leadership in a business is a great way to start looking into what needs to be improved. When leadership and direction are unclear and the team isn’t exactly on the same page, your business won’t perform. As a leader, you must create a vision for the present and future. It is […]

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Making your Standard Operating Procedures usable

Think about the book of standard operating procedures that no one seems to pay attention to- why isn’t it being utilized? If your systems don’t save, time, energy, or money your team members won’t do it. If you think of the word SYSTEM as a pneumonic device, it would mean Saving Yourself Time Energy and […]

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