Posts Tagged ‘purpose’

Accepting Feedback

“Am I flexible enough to change my mind and accept feedback?”   This was a question in my The Daily Stoic Journal that’s had me thinking.  It couldn’t have come at a more crucial time in our business.  We are in the middle of making considerable changes and needing to re-think where we are and…

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Are You the Shark or the Chum?

  Recently, I was cage diving with Great White Sharks off the coast of South Africa. As I sat in a submerged cage watching as the bait of fish heads and a fake seal were floating in the water, anticipation and anxiety were building inside me. I simultaneously wanted to see a shark up close…

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3 Keys to Revenue Success

Tim Ferris wrote an interesting book called the Four-Hour Work Week.  The premise was, if you streamlined things enough, you could reduce your work week to four hours and still make the same – or more – money. While this is a great title for selling books, the reality is your chances of being successful in…

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The Weakness of One

I’ve discovered that the number one is the worst number in business. You don’t want to only have one product line or one customer. You don’t want to have only one source of revenue or be on only one network. We get ourselves in the most trouble however, when we have one employee who is over…

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Don’t Get Caught Up in the BullSh*t

The purpose of your business is to support you and your lifestyle.  Go back to why you started the business to begin with.  What do you want?  Was it to serve the community, you, your team, or some combination? What did you want your business to provide for you and your family?  Back then, were you thinking about financial…

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Understanding Your Competitors to Beat Them

Almost everyday someone comes up to me and tells me about something the competition is doing.  They think we should change our pricing or our service or what we do in some way because of the way the competition is doing it.  That has caused me to do a lot of thinking over the years…

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Pass the Decision Making Hat

In The Decision Maker, Dennis Bakke argues that in most organizations the leaders make the decisions.  After all, they are the people most equipped to make the decisions, right?  Dennis challenges that thought, and I’m going to ask you to do the same.  Who in your business has the power, authority, and responsibility to make decisions?…

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Defining Who You Are

One of the biggest challenges facing any business is to decide what you are and what you represent.  What do you stand for?  How do you distinguish yourself from the competition?   What makes your business unique and different? Deciding on your values and your purpose is an undertaking that is well worth your time and effort.  It is not easy to do. …

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