A Business Planning Fable: The Lumberjack Story

Why to take time out from the doing for business planning There was an old lumberjack known for his speed at cutting down trees. One day he was challenged by a younger, stronger lumberjack who knew he could beat the older guy in a head to head contest and earn glory... Read »

Your Business Plan–How to do a SWOT

My topic this month is about making a business plan for your business. Even if you don’t plan to attend my Growth Plan Workshop on Jan. 9, I’m sending weekly free content so you can do it on your own… because if you do SOME kind of business plan,... Read »

Make a Business Plan—Business coaching has taught me

Business coaching has taught me something… Successful people are rooted in a strong belief system – spiritual belief, belief in themselves, belief in the work they do, and belief in the people around them. 3-5% of business owners earn considerable wealth.  Their... Read »

Rejecting Work/Life Balance and Comfort

I’ve proposed that we reject the pursuit of work-life balance in my last 2 blogs. Not only that, let’s also reject our pursuit of comfort. Are there evenings where you spend 4 hours in your recliner with popcorn and the remote?  Or surf the internet, play computer... Read »

Choosing Between Personal Life and Entrepreneurship

Not only is “work-life balance” bunk, being “off-balance” is the better goal. Instead of trying to achieve comfort, learning to live with discomfort should be our goal. We business owners tend to work some of the longest work weeks of anybody, especially here in the... Read »

Balance is Bunk: Ditching the Search for Work/Life Balance

It’s right up there with a good salary and benefits as the thing that most people—young people especially—are looking for most: work/life balance,wanting to “have it all.” It’s natural to want a professional life full of resounding accomplishments and a fulfilling... Read »