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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 […]

Make Safety First a habit…for growth?

The first thing most of us think about when it comes to habits are the little personal things we all do without thinking: brushing your teeth, your specific bedtime routine, watching gladiator films when it rains, stuff like that.  We generally don’t think of ‘safety first’ as a habit…and it’s unlikely that we would imagine […]

Can a habit lead to success? 3 ideas to help

I’ve got a weakness for chocolate.  In fact, I’ve developed a bad habit of finding something chocolate to eat pretty much every day.  It could be one of those Ghirardelli squares (love the ones with caramel), a cupcake…even a few M&Ms will work. As habits go, this one is fairly harmless – sure it’s not […]

Fly the whole mess into the sea?

How important is it to keep a positive perspective?  It’s a popular topic on the self-help and self-development circuit as one of the keys to long-term happiness (or at least contentment).  There have also been a lot of scientific studies – in this article on the benefits of positive thinking from the Mayo Clinic or this […]

Exhausted? How to get off the couch?

As a business owner, there will come a day when you’re just flat out tired.  You don’t want to get out of bed, and if you do get out of bed, you don’t want to do much.  All in all, you’re struggling. Assuming it’s not some form of the flu, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed or […]

10 Ways to Take Control of your Marketing

  photo by x-ray delta one Does your marketing suck?  Wouldn’t you like to strap on your mind control helmet and make your target market sit up and listen to all the great things you could do for them? There are times when marketing feels like black magic…or maybe rocket science, but the reality is […]