From insight into action

Everybody who has ever taken a shower has had an idea.  It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.   Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari. I recently did some coaching at a entrepreneurial mastermind...

How to think INSIDE the box

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  Marcel Proust Robyn was a new client looking to expand her already successful business that had been around for 11 years and had a great reputation in the...

Stay Small and Keep It All

Ever find yourself being seduced by the siren call of sales growth.  “We need to grow sales”, “We need to get bigger”, “We need to open up more locations.”  More is better, right?   Well not always.   Not when you’re blindly pursuing growth for its own sake with no...

Keep your eyes on your own paper

Ever catch yourself wistfully looking at someone else’s business and thinking they’ve got it better than you? Notice it’s never when you’re on top of your game and things are flowing that you indulge in comparisons.  It’s generally when you’re in a low mood, or...

Meetings are great … if you’re an adult

It’s cool to complain about meetings. We’re swashbuckling entrepreneurs, and meetings can sometimes seem like a waste of time.  Most complaints center around “They’re unproductive, unplanned, uninspiring. Our people would be better served just getting on with...