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7 Obvious Questions Entrepreneurs Fail to Ask (2 of 2)

I love working with entrepreneurs. Last week I shared the first of four questions that entrepreneurs fail to ask. As I wrote then, entrepreneurs have great energy and they are passionate about their…

7 Obvious Questions Entrepreneurs Fail To Ask (1 of 2)

I love working with entrepreneurs. Not all business coaches do, but I am one of them that does. Entrepreneurs have great energy and they are passionate about their dreams. They have big ideas. The…

Rule of 3 or 10

The "Rule of 3 or 10" has been around for a while. In essence, it goes like this, “Everything breaks at multiples of 3 and powers of 10”. And while I believe we can debate the validity of it at …

Invest in Growth Areas

For many business owners, December marks the end of another year and January brings about a fresh start. Opportunities abound. Optimism is high. You are finalizing your budget (let's face it, m…

There Are No Traffic Jams on the Extra Mile

The extra mile. It's a term used so often it's almost considered cliche. It is thrown around in circles, especially being applied to those that are willing to lend a helping hand. But what …

Decline and Denial - The fifth and final trap

Up until now, we have reviewed four traps that are common in nearly every business. The first two capture you in start-up phase. The third and fourth traps are only encountered when a company encoun…

Visionary - What good is sight without vision? (Second in "Role of a Leader" Series)

I found this quote by Helen Keller while preparing to lead a strategic planning workshop. She said "What good is sight without vision". It was so powerful to me because I have seen so many leaders wh…

Have I learned something new today?

A great way for you to continue to grow is to ask yourself, "have I learned something new today?". I was reminded of this recently as I was preparing for some of our great FocalPoint training. There…

The Success Trap (Fourth in a Series)

The success trap is the fourth trap that is encountered by the business owner. Earlier we shared the first three traps. The honeymoon trap and the "three feet from gold" trap both occur in the start…

To Know Where You Are Going, You Have to First Know Where You Are

I have a good sense of direction. I used to think this was something that was to be learned. After all, I was a Boy Scout, an Eagle Scout, no less. And we were taught all the skills of using a map …

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