At this time of year I find myself reflecting back on the previous months, and I think of all the things that I am grateful for. I am certainly not alone in this practice, as there is an entire holiday devoted to doing just that. But I find that I tend to do it much … Read moreThankful
I had dinner with a friend last night. For the first 90 minutes I smiled and nodded. No really, I virtually said nothing. And nothing was required of me, beyond smiling and nodding and an occasional “oh?”or “really” maybe a “Yes” or a “No”. I think I actually talked to the server, Rachel more. … Read moreHey friend, Is it really all about you?
Have a plan. You should have a plan. What you need, is a plan. You should make a plan. All you need is a plan. Do you have a plan? It is said that “A goal without a plan is just a wish” (Antoine De Saint-Exupery). But is that really true?? Rick Riordan, author of … Read moreDo You Have a Plan?
I just lost my mentor, my best friend, my confidant, my advisor in all things, my sounding board, my guiding light, my go-to guy, my Dad. I am absolutely gutted. I don’t know what I am going to do without that daily call. That daily chat, that check-in, and that laugh. I don’t know what … Read moreHow Do You Say Good Bye?
When I first started my business it was a very niche business. I was a one-stop solution for mid-sized builders who did not have their own in-house marketing and sales department. The thought was that these guys were getting hammered: they were paying the realtors, the marketing company, the PR firms, the web design company, … Read moreConnect, Connect, Connect
Have you ever been in a meeting with someone and they are just rubbing you the wrong way? Or they were so abrasive that you couldn’t wait to get out of the room? Or they didn’t seem to understand anything you were saying, or they would not stop talking and they kept going off on … Read moreNot All Business Is Good Business
I am probably one of the last people who should be on a soapbox preaching about keeping to a schedule. My life has been one crises after another. If not a crisis with a family member, of which there have been more than I can count on all of my fingers and toes, or a … Read moreKeep to a Schedule
I can do what I want…I can say what I want. Sounds like a bratty teenager, doesn’t it? But more and more I hear it from adults speaking to each other in business meetings at Starbucks, over the phone in an office, in an office meeting, in a sales pitch, etc. I hear it on … Read moreI Can Do What I Want
First of all, I apologize, I am a day late in writing and posting this blog, but it turns out to actually be a good thing. I had a topic all ready to go, but then I read a comment from an earlier blog and I changed my mind. I think that this is actually … Read moreBite Sized Pieces
Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? Yet, time and time again business owners come to me with the same tale: “I used to have such a great business, but now I am struggling to make even half as much as I did ten years ago…I don’t know what happened.” I know what happened. Not the exact specifics, … Read moreWe cannot grow without change. Change is good