Posts Tagged ‘purpose’

Are You the Shark or the Chum?

A couple of years ago 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…

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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…

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Setting Business Goals & Making Them Work

With the year approaching its end, you need to make sure you have a plan for next year’s business goals.  A good place to start is by evaluating this year’s goals.  Then, set a plan in place to help you reach next year’s goals. The trick to truly being able to look back at the end…

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Generosity vs Fairness

I recently read the book Principles by Ray Dalio, and one of the principles he discusses struck me as something we deal with almost every month in our lives. Here are the principle and my thoughts on it. Ray Dalio’s Principle 2.2B: Make sure people understand the difference between Fairness and Generosity. This principle has…

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The Power of People: Creating Group Relationships

Our ability or inability to forge relationships with groups of people creates the juice in our life. Think about how much time you spend in one sort of group or another. Whether it is your family, church, department, company, or social club, we all spend a large amount of time being a part of and…

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Wonder and the Art of Being Content

As it’s getting closer to this holiday season I’m getting more and more excited! Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. I love everything about the holiday. I love the shopping, the food, the parties, the gift-giving. I love Christmas trees and Christmas music. I have so many wonderful memories from my…

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What Are You Committed to?

“Grow up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do.  It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald Here’s a little secret:  The results we achieve in our business are a direct result of what we are committed to. Crazy, right? One of the people…

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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 where…

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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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Are You the Master of Yourself?

Sometimes, I’m an ass, but not as much as I used to be.  I hurt people’s feelings. I’m impatient. I’m not a good listener. I don’t try as hard as I should.  These are all true.  At the same time, I’m so much better than I was ten years ago, and that’s the point: the…

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