Thoughts From Around the Campfire

“When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” – Stephen Covey   I’m thinking about you. I remain holed up here … READ ON >

Summer Thinking

When you read this, I will be in my cabin up in the hills of Quebec, deep in the fabled forest of your childhood imagination. I have a fire going, a coffee on the go and I’m most likely reading … READ ON >

Shift Disturbing Part 6: Be More

I’m about to head up to the lake for the summer to recharge – I’ve flown well over 100 times in 7 months, I have had a very busy year speaking about the Experience Economy and how financial advisors and … READ ON >

Guide Your Clients To Transformation

“I want to help you lift enormous things.” – At Transformation, The Tragically Hip   Increasingly, your clients are probably looking for ways to become better people through your product or service offerings – to transform themselves or their business. … 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Seriously Shift Your Strategy (Before It’s Too Late)

When everyone is more or less offering the same thing the same way, then how you execute is critical. When your offices look the same, when your language sounds the same, when your services and products are the same (the … READ ON >