It's easy to say "I'm smarter than that" when you're not in the situation, but we all have blind spots. I'm, therefore, not here to critique, but to help prevent others from fates similar to CCM's. Let's take a look at some of the parallels for Entrepreneurs, and how we can release some of our more common excuses.Read More
In "A Day in the Life of... You", I touched very lightly on this in terms of making time for social media without getting sucked down the 'rabbit hole'. Here, we look more wholly at your schedule in general, based on your routine, your habits and your need for interaction or alone-time to keep your effective in business... and in Life. You see, there's no set process that works for everyone. You don't have to be a "morning person" or a "night owl" or "burn the candle at both ends" to thrive. You simply need to be honest with You about what works for You. What does that look like?Read More
On November 27, I was honoured to hear Neil Pasricha, author and blogger of 1000 Awesome Things, at the PEO Executive Retreat. He touched on so many great topics, but here I'm going to focus on his take on Decisions. How many decisions do you make before you even get out of bed? If you're like me, that number is somewhere around 10-20. How many of them matter? Let's see...Read More
When I started my business 6 years ago, it was in business strategy consulting. Back then, the stats said that 90% of businesses fail within the first 5 years of existence. In 2013, another Forbes article that mentioned that it increased to 80%, but in the first 18 months. Why?
This blog post is designed to help you think through your business' profitability, sustainability of that profitability and diversity of revenue streams. Where's your business going to be in 5 years?Read More