Relevant Relevance

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein   It constantly amazes me how profound Albert Einstein was beyond the world of science. In this week’s quote, we find a very interesting juxtaposition … READ ON >

Shift Disturbing Part Five: Adopting A Growth Mindset

Let’s do a quick recap of the entrepreneurial overhaul I have laid out for you. To date, we have suggested: A new way to approach your work, moving urgency to the start of the process. That there is a benefit … READ ON >

5 Observations for a Healthy Business Part 1

Most people with small- to medium-sized businesses end up where they are by accident. When we were younger, few of us said that we wanted to grow up to be a business person. It is something we come to. If … READ ON >

Shift Disturbing Part Four: Learn Ugly

“What one man can do, another man can do.” – Pop Cardetti, Swingtime (1936)   For the record, the first time I ever heard that line was in the movie The Edge, which my friend Anyk reminded me of when we … READ ON >

Be Golden: How To Define Your Business Purpose

Many in business chose to define the reason they are in business from the outside in. They think what they do (“make a profit”) or how they do that (“we sell financial products/provide superior advice”) as their reason for being … READ ON >

9 Realities of Being A Rock Star

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Jedi Master.   Often, entrepreneurs and business owners are characterized as the “rock stars” of the business world. This romantic vision is appealing but like most stereotypes, it’s a far cry from … READ ON >

Shift Disturbing: A Practical Guide To Serious Shift Part 3

Don’t work for everyone; they don’t deserve you. If you choose average, you choose nothing. Creating something for everyone is the excuse that most business owners make for not making tough decisions. Everyone is not a market. Appealing to the … READ ON >

Shift Disturbing: A Practical Guide To Serious Shift Part Deux

Suggestion Two: Get Comfortable With #*&$*-ing Up My screw-ups are legendary. At least a couple are discussed at cocktail parties, I am sure of it. I have two spectacular failures that immediately come to mind that were each 6-figure blunders … READ ON >

The Tale of Two Worlds

This is a fantastic blog from Seth Godin that is worthy of passing on. Why two vocabularies? Because there are two audiences. Understanding the audience helps you speak with them, not at them. Language and the implication of choosing words … READ ON >

Shift Disturbing: A Practical Guide

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln   Suggestion One – Shift how you approach your work. Are you looking to make a little serious shift happen for … READ ON >