Articles

The Power of Empowering Others

One of the biggest struggles I help business owners get over is the ability to effectively empower employees to do the job autonomously.  The idea is almost cliche at this point because the belief that it’s the right thing to do is widely held, but the practice of...

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Cultivate Your Employees

Creating significance in your business is accomplished through influencing, cultivating, and empowering others.  The concept of cultivating others, specifically your employees, is often and easily over looked as it becomes easy to feel you are moving too fast to stop...

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Keep Your Head Up

One of the many things I do for fun is coach middle school track in the spring, and cross country in the fall.  I imagine one of the reasons I enjoy it so much is I get to help these kids become more disciplined, and learn to push themselves beyond what they thought...

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Concentrations Kill Companies

By Laddie and Judy Blaskowski Have you ever noticed how many small businesses simply drop off the face of the earth? One day they’re open and successful, and the next day they’re gone. Every year a silent killer takes out thousands of businesses. This killer is called...

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Dime A Dozen

How many times have you said, “I’ve got this great idea for a product!”, only to find yourself a few months later walking the aisles of Walmart and see your idea in pretty packaging hanging on the shelf?  Or maybe your idea is to expand the services your company is...

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The Venn of Growth

A Venn diagram is an diagram represents two or more separate sets of characteristics in the form of a circle, or other shape.  Where the shapes intersect it indicates that there is a shared set of characteristics.     The Venn of Growth is a Venn diagram that...

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Be Different

There seem to be an endless amount of choices for an endless amount of products in the world today.  As proof, go walk the milk aisle in a grocery store and tell me how many choices there are.  Probably more than you would have guessed. There are the obvious...

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Batteries Not Included

Do you remember being a kid when your birthday was one of the greatest days of the year?  It was like Christmas, but you were the only one getting gifts.  Do you remember wanting that one special gift, the one that you would have traded in almost all of your other...

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How To Create Psychic Employees

I met a guy once, who had me over for dinner at his house.  After dinner he was showing me around his house, and while showing me his kitchen he opened up one of the cupboard doors. Taped to the inside was a picture of the inside of that cupboard.  I instantly stopped...

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How To Focus On Your Business

Business owners are hard working and full of grit, meaning it’s hard to get them to quit.  This is why I love working with them.  Business owners also tend to be people full of big ideas, vision and sometimes a short attention span.  This is also why I love working...

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