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What do you Ask When You Need Motivation?

Motivation is a tricky thing – why do we do what we do? Logically we might be able to identify what needs to be done, but that doesn’t always translate into what we WANT to do. If you are a business owner, it’s likely that a lot of your motivation comes from building your business, […]

Winners, Losers, and Leaders

Let’s face it, no one wants to lose.   Yet every great competition has a winner and loser.  Every year even the best of the best sports teams ultimately crowns only one champion and the runner-up becomes the first place loser.  That’s the cold reality of it.  But the good teams understand the process, that even […]

Being Thankful in a Thankless Year – Finding Gratitude

If you’re feeling a little less than thankful this Thanksgiving you’re definitely not alone.  It has been quite a year.   And now as we approach what is normally the busiest travel holiday of the year, we’re being asked to reconsider any travel plans at all.  The challenge this year is finding gratitude when despair and […]

Purpose and Transparency — How to Ease Pandemic-Related Employee Fears

This is a guest post from Jori Hamilton (see bio at the end) – thanks for the article Jori…! The coronavirus pandemic has created unforeseen and unique challenges for employees and employers alike. While some of the initial dangers and unknowns of the pandemic are officially in the rearview mirror, there are still countless challenges […]

You Need a Foundation of Values to Drive Growth

Entrepreneurship is more of an art than a science. Every business, and business owner, is different. But… that doesn’t mean there aren’t some universal truths that can help you steer towards long term success. As an example, customers must be willing to pay for your product or service (not just like it, not follow you […]

Are you tapping into the Power of Ignition?

A single event or moment in time that changes everything; the point of no return.  At different times in our lives we’ve all experienced them.  Certainly, this year we’ve got plenty of examples where events created ignition.  We’ll leave history to judge the outcomes, but the power of ignition is real. As we observe Labor […]