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The Challenge is what you’re not doing…

I was talking with a business owner recently and it was clear they had a significant challenge with their business. Overall things are good from a day to day operations basis, but their growth is stalled and if something doesn’t change, there will be a major problem in the near future. What really stood out […]

Great Leadership Starts with Letting Go

Most business owners are really good at something – that’s usually how and why they started the business in the first place. Plumbing companies are usually started by plumbers, restaurants are started by chefs, bars are started by people who like to drink… just kidding 😉 In general, that expertise is a great thing, especially […]

Is consistency a superpower?

We spend a lot of time looking at success (and failure) – trying to figure out what it is that makes some business owners succeed when others struggle. There are lots of reasons and sometimes it’s as simple as someone being in the right place at the right time with the right idea. It’s a […]

When Hustle isn’t Helping

If you follow any media or experts on start-ups these days, one of the most common topics is the importance of hustle. The general gist is that you need to be cracking the whip 24/7 if you want to create something worthwhile. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk or […]

Busy? Are you out of control?

It seems like everywhere you look, anyone you might talk to, people are busy. And not just kind of busy, but crazy busy. Busy to the point that they are feeling exhausted. Busy to the point that they are miserable, neglecting things that make them happy or make them feel good (longer walks, the time […]

Lessons from my Dad…

I often find myself thinking about my dad. He passed away a few years ago and although he’s not here, I still find myself uncovering and appreciating the many lessons he taught me. And a lot of those lessons have been particularly important to me since I started my own business (now over 13 years […]