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The GOOD, The BAD and the UGLY Have a Best Before Date

The good the bad and the ugly all have a best before date, and that day was yesterday. Today is new, as is tomorrow... and the next day. This is to remind us that this too (meaning everything) shall pass. It’s best not to spend too much time either celebrating or whining as it’s a new day and a new year, what are we going to do next?         As 2015 draws to a close, the business owner, entrepreneur and executive cannot help ... Read more

Are you a millionaire yet?

  Numbers are everywhere especially this time of year. You cannot turn your head with seeing them in the stores both physical and online to spend and save as well as on the calendar as a constant reminder of deadlines. Yikes, only days left until Christmas for those who celebrate! The clock is ticking. Collecting numbers for your accountant is timely as the end of 2015 is less than 2 weeks away. This alone is enough to warrant hiding under the covers, but ... Read more

Stand Up To Yourself

  Have you let yourself off the hook too easily? “Stand up for yourself!” This statement was used by someone who thought they were encouraging a meek or quiet person who was being bullied in some form or another. To stand up to yourself is another thing altogether. For some of us there is two differing thoughts on occasion; the one for us and possibly one against us. The negative part of your self that seems to work against everything your true and whole ... Read more

How well are you leading your employees?

All leaders have had leaders at one time or another. I bet you can name the good ones as well as the...not so good ones off the top of your head. Which one are you? Employee engagement may be the best barometer to assess how well you are leading in your position. According to American and Canadian statistics, less than 20% of employees are truly engaged at work. Between 60-70% are not engaged at all with the balance somewhere in between. ... Read more

December is a time to Reflect, Learn and Plan

December can be a diverse month depending on the business you are in. Some businesses say they do amazingly while others complain of poor profits and sales. I don’t know what your normal is, but there are things that you can do to change your 2015 year starting right now! It is best to see where you have been so you can plan where you want to go. First we start with Reflect and Learn. Think about your year right from January ... Read more

Less is More – But More is Good Too!

Decisions, decisions! As a business owner I am sure you may feel that you are always making choices of some kind or another. Some are easy seeming there was no decision whatsoever and others are more difficult. You weigh the pros and cons of each decision, then trust your intuition with the final choice. The good news is that you can always make another choice in the future! The decision I have made affects all of you, my faithful followers. I have ... Read more

Drink Coffee – Do stupid things faster with more energy!

I was looking through some images thinking about what to write about the uncluttered mind. This really struck my funny-bone. Drinking coffee is what some do when they are looking for energy, inspiration or just procrastinating. The busy head will do anything to stop thinking and take a “mental” break by going to have a cup of coffee, or tea in my case. Coffee is a real stimulant so if you have not been inspired you may just have added to your ... Read more

Leveraging Systems – do once use multiple times

Leverage as defined by www.businessdictionary.com The ability to influence a system, or an environment, in a way that multiplies the outcome of one's efforts without a corresponding increase in the consumption of resources. In other words, leverage is the advantageous condition of having a relatively small amount of cost yield a relatively high level of returns. System as defined by www.businessdictionary.com A set of detailed methods, procedures and routines created to carry out a specific activity, perform a duty, or solve a problem. I do ... Read more

Are You Ready to Move Forward?

Do you know where you are right now in your business? We are being completely honest here so what I mean is, are you making money. Have you ever been in the black? What is really going on IN your business? Maybe it’s ok but not the GREAT you had hoped for. These can be really tough questions if someone other than you is asking. No need to be defensive, just honestly tell yourself what is really happening right now. It’s okay ... Read more