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Archive for for April, 2018

What would you give up your weekend for?

April 30, 2018

Yesterday was Sunday.

And I normally work some on the weekends (in fairness I have times I am not doing office work during the week) as part of my overall work-life integration.

But yesterday was different.  I stopped my weekend early and I got to work.

I was working on an upcoming program on women in business – challenging the … Read the rest

Muzzle That Child!

April 29, 2018

Do you stand up for what you believe in?

It seems a lot of times we don’t.

I’m not sitting here in a glass house throwing stones.  I’ve done it too.

It seems more and more we avoid conflict.

Our media is tailored to us. If we don’t like what someone else is saying we don’t even have to listen … Read the rest

Metrics and Disappointment

April 28, 2018

Metrics.  Shannon J. Gregg and I are huge fans.

When we teach time management, or rather Time Magicment(™), we talk a lot about installing metrics.

And good metrics monitor the things you do that lead to the results you want.

Note:  it’s the things you do that metrics should measure, not the results.

And sometimes you do things that lead … Read the rest

Who do you love?

April 27, 2018

Love.

What is love?

Que music.

Just like great music can bring back emotions and feeling we know there is feeling in business too.

Things that we love.  Things that make us feel good.  Things that inspire us.

In fact business without inspiration would be, well…., boring.

Many of the greatest things in business were a response to inspiration.

Do … Read the rest

How do you like being AVERAGE?

April 26, 2018

Almost 1,000 views.

That’s where we are on a recent video I did about wearing different attire in business – as of the writing on this.

A lot of people seem to be wondering how they can Do Business Differently(™) in their way and it’s showing in the view numbers.

And there is no one answer on how to Do … Read the rest

How Unique Can You Be in Business?

April 25, 2018

You are different, right?

You are on this list so I think you have at least some affinity for the concept of Do Business Differently™.  Or I sure hope you do!

Different can come out in many ways.  For some of us it’s attire.

You know I wear the vibrant suits that lock in my message.  But Kedma Ough wears … Read the rest

How Painful Is Innovation?

April 24, 2018

Innovation.

It is exciting.  It is also taxing and inconvenient.  I think that is why most people don’t do it.

I have a goal to email my list every day.

It’s now been a week.

Sorry.

I had some travel. And I had major innovation.

Years of hard work came together and I designed the Do Business Effectively™ Pyramid.

You … Read the rest

Could there be big opportunities in other countries?

April 18, 2018

There is a real joy to traveling and experiencing new things.

It’s almost universally agreed that people like seeing new cultures and things.

But how about doing business somewhere else? Has that ever caught your attention?

What doors would it open?  How would it affect you?

Could it change more than your business?  Could it change your life?

In a … Read the rest

Growth – At what cost?

April 17, 2018

Growth.

It’s great.  It’s often coveted in business.

And we need to grow in life too.

But growth has a cost. A highly human and personal cost.

If you, like me, have lots friends in the process of growth check out this video.

I talk about the reality of growth and the fact that it often does have a very … Read the rest

The rules for launching a new product line

April 16, 2018

The anatomy of a new business launch.

Ever wonder about launching a new business?

Ever wonder about how to determine if you should add a new product line to your business?

Well, it’s a question I’ve been getting a lot of while speaking lately.

So I recorded a video on it.  You can check it out here.

What are your … Read the rest

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