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Want better Marketing? A different approach…

Small business owners generally have a healthy fear of marketing. Not all of them – a few have it figured out (or have a marketing background). But a majority struggle with it – and that’s too bad, because it doesn’t have to be that complicated. The fear is understandable – marketing is often presented as […]

Are you looking Upstream?

What’s more effective – downstream reactions or upstream proactive solutions? Where do you focus your efforts? Think back to a time when your business was running normally – these days that might be a couple of months ago, but give it a shot. Here’s the question: When things were more routine, were you spending more […]

Frustrated? Maybe you’re playing the wrong game…

As a business owner, it’s a pretty safe bet that you feel frustrated at times – sometimes it’s because things aren’t going your way. And sometimes, ironically, it’s because things did go your way – you won – but you’re thinking ‘Now what? How can I top that?’. Whatever the cause, that frustration can be […]

No time? Are you Deciding or Delegating?

If you’re a business owner, team leader or manager, then you’ve likely had the experience of going through a full day and not getting anything done. Possibly because you’re easily distracted (it happens – Squirrel!!! ), but more likely the problem is that every time you started to focus on something and get stuff done, […]

Patrick Mahomes – The Ideal Team Player

When you lose something you really worked for it is supposed to hurt.  There is a lot of hurting going on in the Chief’s Kingdom.  No matter what anyone says it is hard to accept defeat when victory was in your grasp.  This year the Kansas City Chiefs reached a championship game they had not […]

Why your New Year’s Resolutions will fail (and what to do about it…)

Almost everyone has had the experience of setting a goal (or a resolution) for themselves, sticking with it for a few days but eventually falling back into old habits and failing to make a change. The good news is that it’s not your particular lack of willpower that’s caused you to fail to stick to […]