The business environment is changing and if you have been in business for more than 5 or 10 years, you, like everyone else, are making less profit for more effort. It’s been slow and insidious. Think about small business owners 20, 30 and 40 years ago. They built our communities, made a great living and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Three Common Myths that keep small business owners struggling more and more for less and less profit
You wake up without an alarm. It’s still early and you feel refreshed. You get something to eat and drink, then do your favourite things for your physical and mental well-being. Maybe yoga, swimming, paddling, running, walking, dancing, weights, spinning, or playing a sport. Then you sit down to work because this is your most […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What if this were your life?
Seth Godin’s post today is about how we all feel anxiety. “Perhaps it is due to the fact that you’re trying to control things that you can’t possibly control. Your anxiety might merely be a sign that you care deeply about your work. Anxiety is almost never a useful emotion to carry around. Even for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Anxiety Happens, then Cast it Away
Finishing is on my Mind I am a great starter. I thrive on having several projects on the go at once. I often find synergies and efficiencies that way. I’m not so great at finishing. I have many jobs and projects waiting for the last check, the last edit, or the last bit of research […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Finishing
I’m working on another blog post, but it’s not going anywhere so I’ll let it simmer for a while longer. I want to talk about good days and bad days. My 100 day challenge is to move my businesses ahead every day. It’s easy to let days go by just doing it doing it and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Good Days and Bad Days
To everything there is a season. We gather information, processes it/think it through, and act on it. GATHER During gather time, I read, listen to interviews, watch videos and movies and talk to everyone I meet. This is a rich, productive discussion and sharing time. I share what I find and my initial thoughts. Processing […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I watched Bourne Identity over the weekend. One of the things that really struck me was that he didn’t stop. Before we get going here, I recognize this is a movie and therefore may be somewhat artificial, but A) I’ve seen how this works in real life and B) I’ll take lessons from Bourne any […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I am not a good writer. I can usually convey what I am trying to, but I get caught in grammar circles and my prose is clumsy. Writing is an essential skill these days so I am trying to learn to do it better. I won’t even try to tell you how or what to […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
I love this article by Steven Pressfield, author of the War of Art. He writes that panic is a natural state and that it precedes the shipping of your best art. He says, New Year’s is a big time for panic. Self-expectations of what’s ahead, self-recriminations for what’s behind. If you feel a twinge of […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Sunrise Originally uploaded by Fr Antunes How do you get yourself going in the morning? Do you have morning rituals to set the tone for a great day? When do you get up? What is your breakfast of champions? Many of the gurus suggest an early rising routine complete with healthy acts for mind and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Starting Your Day