I AM is the stories we tell ourselves and others about who we are. It’s owning who and what we are. It’s stepping into, leaning in, embracing. Why do that? Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Yell it from the roof tops: I AM
Fear is a good thing. It keeps us from doing something stupid, like falling off a cliff, being eaten or being kicked out of the tribe – certain death if you are living tribally. But, these days with handrails, zoos and our choice of tribes, these things are not a threat to life and limb. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I have a confession to make. I’m one of those people who can’t work on only one project at a time. My comfortable number seems to be 3. I’ve been that way for years. I’m also an innovator. You know, someone who craves seeking out new ideas and trying them. I learn lots. I get […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Epic Projects and Buying Groceries
Gary Morton and Frances Schagen explore what it means to design a business around your strengths. When we don’t, we struggle and you’ll hear how I made this mistake and struggled with my business. As always a great big thank you hug to my son, Joseph Schagen for sound engineering and for the original music […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on BOSC Podcast #4 Design your business around your strengths
Making something bigger than you requires 2 elements: time and team. It takes time to build a big project. The decisions you make and the methods you use will be guided by the time frame you set. The way you go about it will be different if you are thinking in months or if you […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
We are living in a time of flux. Which means, as we start new businesses it is unlikely that we will know what they will be like in the end. We will pivot, head off in other directions, on a regular basis. Sometimes we will hit a dead end and have to retreat a bit […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Midas Touch: why some entrepreneurs get rich and why most don’t by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki I read a lot of business books and most are full of great information. In this book, the authors have presented information from the trenches in a way that is practical and useable. They talked about business concepts […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Midas Touch
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
It comes down to 4 things: KNOWN You know where you are and where you are going. You know how to do what you want to do. You know when to ask for help and from whom. You know your why. Your Business Model is clear. You have policies and procedures in place that everyone […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
There’s what we are doing. Then there is what’s running in the background. Running in the background can mean things we have initiated and are happening, but without our direct input. Like when you send an email asking for more information or you are waiting for someone else on the team to finish their task, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Running in the Background