Archives for Business

Submission as a Value?

I wonder what would happen if you just submitted yourself to the process? Stop trying to determine the outcome so much of the time. Yes…hold the outcome as your intention but when you mentally grinnnnnnnnd on it you steal the joy of this moment. Fall in love with the process! Fall in love with controling what you can control. Fall in love with the journey. I am not talking about taking your foot off the gas pedal! I don’t mean for any of us to slack off! No way…we have good work to do. We have this world to make
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Culture Anyone?

Today many people talk quite a bit about corporate culture and they are absolutlely correct to do so. Culture within an organization is so so critical. So much so that I believe culture eats strategy for breakfast every day of the week! All of the strategizing in the world no matter how brilliant will fall on it’s face IF the culture within the organization does not support it! Most airlines “say” that customer service is their number one goal but when flights are running late, when stress is high that quote goes out the window! Employess become surly and seem
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Boldness Is a Virtue!

Boldness is an absolute MUST! Action is first for sure but BOLDNESS has got to be the follow up! Let’s please for Pete’s sake do away with the useless lesson of humility we were taught as children, it does not serve you well in the market place! Listen we as leaders and business owners have got to come to grips with the fact that we must always act with boldness. Now don’t make the mistake and get offended if you are an introvert…because I’m not saying you must be LOUD and  go around creating a scene…I’m TELLING you that you
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Rituals…Vodoo or Responsibility?

Good Monday Morning All! Let me ask you something…Are you a Monday morning person? Notice your internal temperature right now…did it change with that question? Did you roll your eyes? Did you groan inwardly? When I ask that question I really don’t care about Monday…really…what I’m really asking is are you AWAKE at all? Are you awake and really living in this moment pursuing your dreams, goals, enjoying dealing with challenges that make you grow, doing business with those you love being with? Or have you bought that horrible idea that only on the weekends are we living the good
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Anxiety is the Pretender’s Game!

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength” True story! So why is Anxiety the default button for so many? I have a theory and you’re probably not going to like my answer but I’m going to give it to you anyway. We all know on an intellectual level that Anxiety is an UTTERLY USELESS Emotional response to challenges, catastrophes and tough spots we sometimes find ourselves in. Yet knowing this, a large majority of us default to Anxiety as a response to our daily struggles . Why is this? The answer is
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Atlas, Value, Scarcity and a New Economy

With her masterpiece “Atlas Shrugged” Ayn Rand became a major paradigm shifter by challenging our beliefs about money, wealth, and production, and helped lead into into the embrace of a new economy. Her character Francisco d’Aconia over hears a party attendee remark on the belief that money is the root of all evil.
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Rebar, Concrete, construction & 6 Steps to your daily success habits…by Bertrand McHenry

Have you ever heard anyone talk about “rebar” with regards to “concrete”? Or by chance have you ever seen a construction demolition site, and seen slabs of busted up concrete or sidewalk and noticed the metal rods poking out of the concrete? Or maybe  you’ve been by a construction site just before the concrete was poured, and you noticed the metal rods lying in the sidewalk frame in a crisscross pattern. Here is an example of what I’m talking about…
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Unplugging from the matrix…by Bertrand McHenry

Yes I am a huge fan of the Matrix Trilogy but the analogy is perfect for what I’m thinking this week..so don’t start with me! The beginning of The Matrix Neo is offered  a red pill and a blue pill. These two pills represent the choice between embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red pill) and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill)…which pill do you take? As business owners it’s easy sometimes to select the easy blue pill. 
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Just Commit to Moving!

One of the most common complaints I hear from beginning, sometimes seasoned entrepreneurs is how they occasionally become “stuck” and can’t seem to move forward. What many times follows this stage is what I call the B.O.B. (Business Owner Blues). I see it all the time. I see it at in the eyes of attendees of meetings, seminars, workshops, networking events. Business owners who are stuck, don’t know what their next step is, and are depressed about it.
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