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.
Witches’ Bane: a China Bayles mystery by Susan Wittig Albert. I had picked up her book, ‘An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days’, her journal of thoughts, reading and writings during the tumultuous 2008. I didn’t actually get to it before it was due back, but I decided to try out her novels. It’s a quick, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on October Reading
It’s election time, here in Canada and the interest groups are out. As I was walking to my office, I met a group of Pro-Lifers coming the other way. Now I’m a feminist and I believe that a woman should have reproductive choice, but I believe that abortion should be the strategy of last choice […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Brands: as in who people think you are, rather than who you think they should think you are. These days of transparency it is who you are authentically that matters. There I used all the rhetoric words for brand. Despite the over-used words, the concept holds. Brands used to be what the marketing department wanted […]Continue Reading... 3 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.
No Mind 2010-100 Originally uploaded by Ängsbacka Seth Godin said Bonhomie is underrated. I’ll take it one step further and say Bonhomie is essential. It’s what’s missing when Small Business Owners keep plugging away on their own. Many people go to a coffee shop to work, just to be around others. Other people isn’t what’s […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Bonhomie
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.
Peacock Pair Originally uploaded by mikecogh What do you do best? Look around at your business. What do you do best in your business; what are you most proud of? About what aspect of business do your friends ask you for advice? What could you write about or speak about on a moment’s notice? My […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What Makes you Proud as a Peacock in Your Business?
Grinnin’ Grasshopper Macro Originally uploaded by Rhys Alton As you think back over this year, what brings a smile to your lips? What gets your eyes sparkling as you talk about it? What did you do? Who was it? Where were you? Why was this time special? I just finished reading the Alchemist by Paulo […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.