18 Apr 2020

The Power of Positive Leadership
“We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction, that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt There is a lot of fear in the world right now and as a leader, it's crucial to embrace the power of positive leadership. We must lead with positivity for our teams, our clients, our vendors, our colleagues, our community, and for ourse...

14 Feb 2020

The Power of the Group
Recently I spoke with a business owner who returned from a snow-mobiling vacation with a large group of friends and colleagues. He commented that he didn’t need to go to the gym, because he got his best ab workout from all the laughter they shared over their several days together. That group dynamic takes FUN to the next level in our personal lives and is also exceptionally valuable for ...

15 Jan 2020

Business Lessons from The Rose Parade
I had the very fortunate opportunity to attend the 131st Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena this year! The Parade theme this year was “2020 The Power of Hope.” Not only was it a fantastic way to celebrate New Years Day with dear friends, it was also impressive to see the history and innovation that have kept The Rose Parade relevant and thriving as an iconic New Year’s traditi...

22 Aug 2019

Tolerating problem employees is a common trap I see business owners fall into. The issue can be an approach of “let’s ignore it and hope it goes away” or simply not knowing what to do. Allowing problem employees to continue the negative status quo has an adverse effect on your customers and can be destructive to team morale, staff retention, and productivity. It creates a host of headach...

27 Jan 2017

Is your business driving you crazy? It’s easy to get frustrated with your business – especially if being at work kept you from enjoying the holidays… But you don’t have to be a slave to your business! You can break free and learn to love your business again! It won’t be easy, but it all starts with learning to let go and take a step back. You have to create systems, learn to delegate, bu...

16 Apr 2015

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At the beginning of 2015, we challenged you to grow your business this year by writing a better future. By evaluating your progress in 2014 and being honest about your challenges, we handed you the pen to create your story for the New Year. So how is that going? The first quarter of 2015 is already over! Time is flying by and, as they say, there’s no time like the present. Don’t let yo...

22 Jan 2015

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Starting a new year is always about new beginnings and starting fresh, but it’s been a few weeks now, so are you sticking to those resolutions? Because if you’re not planning ahead, building a business on strategy and just reacting to the changes your business faces, then you are gambling with your business. Don’t sit back and HOPE that things will change or tell yourself that THIS TOO S...

08 Jan 2015

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Can you believe we’re already more than a week into 2015? What actions have you taken to write the story of your business for the year? The future of your business – and your life – all starts with you. You are the one who holds the pen and nothing will change if you don’t. Embrace this New Year as a new opportunity to do things differently. Make a resolution to improve your business and...

25 Dec 2014

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Any job can get old after a while when you’re working 60 hours a week and living at the office every weekend, and anyone who has lived that life can tell you that being worn out means you’re not doing your best work. The same is true for business owners and entrepreneurs. I’m publishing this blog post on Christmas Day because I want you to ask yourself, when was the last time you took a ...

18 Sep 2014

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“If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” We’ve all heard that statement – especially from people who are micromanaging a situation or trying to do everything all alone. That might have worked in college when you were assigned a group project you ended up doing all by yourself, but it’s not how you should run your business! Many business owners are great technician...

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