After a while everything gets old, worn out or beyond repair. This weekend my son asked me, "Dad, why did you throw away your drill?" Now I love to tinker and build things. And I love using my drill. It's got over 20 years of paint stains, scratches and dents - each reminding me of a … Read more about 3 Signs Your Website Needs an Urgent Update
Is your business feeling the crunch of a slow economy? Last week a client of mine, Kim (name changed to protect the innocent) told me that her business had slowed almost 40% over the past 18 months. As we talked, she explained that she's doing nothing different with her advertising and marketing - … Read more about Small Business Growth Tips to Overcome a Slow Economy
So much of the branding, strategy and marketing advice I see around the web answers two questions - what and why. What do you need to do and why do you need to do it. But there's a third question that I see rarely answered. That question...how! How do you actually do what and why? For instance, if … Read more about Three Questions That Will Change Your Business
Why? Really, that's it. Why? It's the most important question to ask yourself about your business. It's also the most important question to answer. Why? Simple - you have to know the reasons...the motivations...the rationelle for everything you do. Nothing you do, say, create, … Read more about The Single, Most Important Question You Can Answer About Your Business
I want to share a business secret with you. It's a secret that you may know already - a least mentally. Yet it's a secret that often separates highly successful businesses from the less successful ones. Are you ready? Okay... No matter how well developed your business is; no matter how many … Read more about Why You Want Your Business To Forever Be Unfinished
I've always been a do-it-yourselfer. I've taught myself a great many things by taking this attitude. When I bought my first house, I completely gutted it - down to the timbers in most rooms. In other places, we removed and moved walls. For instance, I created a large, walk-in closet in our huge … Read more about Small Business Owner: Do You Know When To Ask For Help?
I was reading from Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching last night when I ran across an interesting quote: He who knows others is wise; He who knows himself is enlightened. The passage made me stop and contemplate my own life. How well do I know myself? I went down that path for a bit of time; looking at my … Read more about Small Business Advice: Are You Enlightened?
Everyday I ask life coaches and business coaches alike this question: what's the most pressing problem (or issue) in your coaching practice right now? Most of the time the coaches give me answers that have to do with getting more traffic to my website, getting more people on my list or getting … Read more about The Most Pressing Problem in Your Coaching Practice
As small business owners, we tend to make things so much more complex than they need to be. Think about it. If you run a small business, where do you usually put the majority of your focus? Marketing? generating revenue? Your work with you clients? Things like this? So often the question you have … Read more about The Simplest, Yet Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself About Your Business
I'm always amazed at people who think that bloggers mostly write about their personal life. Think about how often you've heard someone say, "why would I want to blog? I don't care about what someone at for breakfast." What's often missed in statements like this is that blogging isn't just about … Read more about How Well Is Your Blog Selling Your Business?
If you're running a business you've undoubtedly faced difficult times. Your plans fall through, launches go less than expected, and clients take more of your time then you'd like. The list goes on, right? It's just the nature of creating something - specifically creating something that involves … Read more about What Keeps You (& Your Business) Going?
Do you consider your coaching business or healing practice successful? Or is your small business causing your duress? If it's the latter, there are steps you can take to help you go from business duress to business success. Last week I introduced 4 simple questions to help you start and grow your … Read more about 4 Simple Questions That Make the Difference Between Business Success & Business Duress