Increase Your Costs

If someone caters to the top of the market – expensive hotel rooms, high-end real estate, luxury travel, consulting services of some kind to businesses that need it and can use it, financial services for the wealthy – one might … READ ON >

Thank You For Pushing Me

“Thank you. Thank you, people. For keeping me pushing, and keeping me pushing.” – Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip   The quote above is from my hero, Gord Downie, the front man of what is, in my opinion, the … READ ON >

Discovered Or Sought After?

Wouldn’t it be great to get lucky and stumble into someone who could change your life for the better, forever? Or maybe to be introduced to someone at a party who needs what you’re selling? Or to sit on a … READ ON >

The Labor Of Love

Right now, I’m sitting on my deck at Pine Lodge, working on a Saturday. I’m not bothered that I’m working on a Saturday of the long weekend. In fact, if I’m awake I’m probably working, either reading or thinking or … READ ON >

What Business Are You Really In (And Where Are You At In It?)

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden You are a business owner. Is that what you went to school for? Chances are it wasn’t. Dennis comes to us in a video … READ ON >

3 Rules To Live By

I was visiting with my niece Katie this summer. She is 15 and wise beyond her years. She has already figured out how the world works, so much so that she is puzzled by the choices of her elders. Katie … READ ON >

What Miserable People Do (And How To Avoid Them)

I tell people (and you as well, if you have been reading the blog long enough) to shun the non-believers. People who don’t get it, or won’t get it or can’t get it – it makes no difference. Get them … READ ON >

Becoming Untouchable

Susan was telling me about a movie she saw a few weeks ago at the local cinema multiplex. I don’t think she could recall today what the film was, but she certainly remembered the cinema itself. Here’s the sentence that … READ ON >

Avoiding Momentum

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Some days, even A-list actors don’t feel like being actors. The same is true for contractors, dentists, face painters, … READ ON >

How To Be Amazing And Escape The Soul-Sucking Status Quo

These are some of the thoughts I have from a long summer of thinking about serious shift. The only way to really become amazing is to accept that half-measures won’t work. The only way to grow is to abandon your … READ ON >