December 23, 2016

Develop More Grit with 3 Simple Questions

Every single one of us that has ever embarked on the journey of doing something of significance has probably wanted to quit. Maybe more than once. Maybe every single day. Hell, there are days when things go so poorly, I want to quit my business every other minute. There is nothing wrong at all with wanting to quit. The trouble lies in actually quitting. Before you should. Because you haven’t developed the most important characteristic […]
November 25, 2016

2 Ways to Say No That Work Every Time

We’ve all been there. You’re heading to the checkout lane at your local grocery store and you glance up to make eye-contact with a woman from your local sports booster club. Her face lights up as she realizes you’ve actually seen her. There’s nothing you can do. She’s seen you and she knows you’ve seen her. She proceeds to walk up to you and make the typical chit-chat while you silently try to think of […]
October 11, 2016

Five Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started My Business

Today is my 3 year anniversary of owning my business. My business doesn’t look much like it did when I first started. I’ve grown. My family has grown. I’ve changed and my business had to adapt right alongside me. The dedication and commitment it takes to see an idea through is intense. Naturally, hindsight is always perfect and it’s so easy to say “I’d have done things differently if I’d only known…” I definitely thought […]
September 1, 2016

Is Resistance Futile?

Admittedly, I’m no Trekkie. I’ve never even watched one minute of a Star Trek movie or television episode. And yet the quote “Resistance is futile” came to my mind this week. If we are being attacked by some parasitic alien force that takes over our bodies and makes us their puppets, then this line is entirely true. Resistance is futile. (Yes, I had to actually search the quote to get the context. Apparently, this was […]