December is Reinvention month. We reinvent ourselves whenever we want to level up. Because the thinking that got us here won’t get us there. Leveling up is when we make a change that makes our lives better. It often involves owning an idea we have been mulling for a while. For instance, going from ‘I […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Your vision is your ‘big-picture why’ of what you are doing. The bigger your vision, the more compelling and exciting it is. Compelling and exciting attracts more people. People want to work on a project that is bigger than they are, that helps more people, that is exciting. They will engage in what you are […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Week 4 – Vision
This week, think about companies you admire. What do they look like? What do you admire about them? What industry are they in? How are they run? Think about the size they are. What size compared to yours? Think about the staff to revenue ratio. Is it similar to yours? Do you think you need […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on See Yourself Running a Bigger Company
I went to a business event this morning. I’m going to another one on Wednesday and I’m holding one in my office on Thursday. I don’t go to 3 events every week, but when there is a good event, I go. I don’t understand Business Owners who say they are too busy to go to […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I have, what I think is a very cool idea for a new business I’m calling Repair-Share. I’ve put it out there and I’m talking about it to people. People are responding enthusiastically to the concept, but that is just the start. As I work on it and begin to develop the idea, I’m making […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Instigating a Business
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.
Numbers tell the story of your business. They tell of struggle, triumph, of recessions, weather, shortages and realized opportunities. Numbers are a language – a very logical one and one without emotion. We don’t see an exuberant zero or an unhappy negative. They just are. We feel emotion when we see numbers because we think […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I keep coming up with interesting thoughts (at least to me) that don’t really fit with the month’s theme, so I decided to just post them anyway and call them Asides. I was reading Daniel Pink’s Drive when I came across a side-bar quote by Stefan Sagmeister. As I was reading it, I could hear […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Aside – Hearing the Writer’s Voice
I had been watching TED videos over lunch for 6 months or so when I got an email about an extra TEDGlobal that was going to take place in July in Oxford, England. This was going to be the 2nd TEDGlobal in Oxford in 5 years and it was going to become an annual event. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Believe