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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 >

In Praise of Lifelong Restlessness

Recently, I read a Vanity Fair profile about Bruce Springsteen and watched a new HBO documentary on David Bowie, two pivotal cultural influencers of the past 50 years. What struck me in my reading and viewing was the continual creative … 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 >

Where the SHIFT Begins

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn   Nothing like an all-time classic to ponder during the dog days of summer. Dennis and I are big fans … 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 >

6 Observations for a Healthy Business Part 2

This a continuation from the last post made here. 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 … 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 >

The Merits of Mentoring

As leaders, we bring people into our organizations and once they are there, we help inspire them to be the best versions of themselves. That’s because their best versions are in our best interests. Employees who love what they do … READ ON >

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 >