“You don’t build a business. You build people, and people build the business.” -Zig Ziglar Whether you are a sole-proprietor looking to grow your retail store, an investor looking for their next project, a CEO of a multi-million dollar conglomerate, or a small online business owner, you need people to help your business operate, grow, … More The 3 Key Hires You Need for Any Business
You know it when you see it. You can probably spot it a mile away, coming down the hall, disguised as a pleasant conversation, an innocent question, or innocuous request. But it’s not harmless, it’s not innocent, it’s a weapon of mass distraction. Regardless, if you see it coming or not, you are unable to … More 5 Ways to Combat Weapons of Mass Distraction
I mentioned last week that I have been diving deep into my organizations and I’m still asking questions, making changes, challenging our previous way of doing things, and generally breaking shit. I’m relentless. Here’s the thing, though, I would rather be disrupting my own organization, than allowing the competition to do it. I will always … More Fall in Love With Your Vision. Date Your Model.
While I was on my annual family vacation to the Bahamas earlier this week, I saw a pretty bad-ass yacht in the harbor. What stood out to me the most was the name – Never Enough. Okay, if you have a yacht, maybe you have enough money. But that’s not really the point. A lot … More Why Never Enough is Not a Bad Thing
Last week I taught a business and leadership bootcamp in Vermont to an incredible group of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and leaders. One of the topics that came up was mentorships and the value of a mentor. The whole conversation started when we began talking about the five relationships you need to live a wealthy … More Your Most Important Relationships May Be With People You’ve Never Met
Okay, for the past month or so it’s be quiet at the office, too quiet. People were on vacation (as they should be!) and business generally slowed down. The shift was palpable. From a constant go go go to slow slow slow. No major problems to solve, no employee crises, no deals to negotiate, no … More Are You a Wartime or a Peacetime Leader?
I know you’ve been there before. You feel like you’re speeding down a winding road, cliff on both sides, the brakes don’t work, the windshield is dirty, and you’ve got the weight of the world on your shoulders (hell, you’re not even in the driver’s seat!). Your business is growing and you have to make … More 3 Tricks to Stay Grounded When You’re Out of Control