Many successful entrepreneurs have grown an enterprise that extends beyond their own skillset. Work is either delegated to outsourced contractors or a handful of employees. This helps complete more projects and grow sales. Yet I found many owners suffer from a common trait that doesn’t discriminate based on the size of business or number of employees.
For generations we have been sold a lie that with hard work and determination you will be successful. The reality is hard work does little to guarantee any success you may have. I grew up on a dairy farm so I was no stranger to physical labor. My parents instilled early on that working hard … Continue reading "There is No Reward for Hard Work"
In Part 4 of our Back From the Brink series featuring HM Manufacturing. We’ve learned that surviving theft and dishonesty is challenging enough, but it’s not the end of the story. Whenever this happens to a business they need to go through the process of rebuilding. In HM’s case it meant starting from scratch. Nicole … Continue reading “How HM Manufacturing Came Back”
Some of us had friends when we were little who were different from the rest. They were always there for us and were always willing to play our games or share our toys. It didn’t matter if it was day or night. They were always at the ready. Our parents may have given us odd … Continue reading “It’s Time For You to Get Rid Of Your Imaginary Friend”
Success gurus have it all figured out, right? That is why it seems that only the success gurus seem to be driving in the nice cars and living in the expensive houses? My father used to say casinos weren’t built on the winnings of the gamblers who played there. You say to yourself, “If I … Continue reading “Your Success is a Lie”
We live in a world where we hear ‘no’ a lot. From the day you are born you are literally hard wired to the word. If you are a parent you will understand exactly what I mean. From the moment our children begin to crawl we adults do everything we can to protect them. After … Continue reading “Why You Should Be Saying Yes All The Time”
It’s that time of year again. Whether by choice or mandated by your boss, goal setting and planning are often associated with the end of the calendar year. When I was in the corporate world, this time of year was a time when we set goals for the new year along with our expectations and … Continue reading “Resolving to Really Change”
It’s amazing how many times we know the right thing to do, yet we fail to do it. I think w all have those times in our lives where we need to take action and we are reluctant to do so. Over my career, I have been fortunate to work with quite a few executives … Continue reading “Making Difficult Decisions”
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