July 21, 2017

campfire at night

The most compelling story you can tell

Your origin story – the story of how you started – is one of the most important stories you can ever have. Whether you tell it to the world or not, you owe it to yourself to write it down.

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July 14, 2017

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A slip is not a fall

Sometimes we think that missing a goal means failure. But a slip does not mean that you’ve failed – you’ve just learned what doesn’t work, and when you get up and try again you’re just a little more practiced at getting it right.

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July 7, 2017

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Three things I learned as a turnaround CEO

There are a lot of lessons you learn (often the hard way) as a turnaround CEO. Here are three you can use in almost any leadership situation.

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June 30, 2017

Dealing with overwhelm

We all feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work that we have to do as we build our business. Here are three things that will help you cope.

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June 23, 2017

UPS and FedEx trucks

The power of productized services

If you’re in a service-based business, you can earn more, work less and deliver higher-value services to your customers by productizing your services.

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June 16, 2017

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Design your business for the lifestyle you want

Three things you need to consider when starting out a new business or growing your existing business:

  1. Leverage your skills
  2. Consider the cost of entry
  3. Do you want to be a manager?

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June 9, 2017

How a product ladder makes it easier for customers to buy – and keeps them coming back for more.

Kaizen is a Japanese word for continuous improvement. It is the philosophy of continuously examining what we do and making improvements where possible.

Kaizen first became famous in the west when Toyota’s manufacturing processes seemed to be able to produce more and more vehicles while maintaining levels of quality that far surpassed their competition. Today, kaizen is accepted and practiced by top-performing organizations all over the world.

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June 2, 2017coffee meeting

Three things that can help you choose a good mentor

Oprah Winfrey is one the most famous TV personalities of our time. She is probably best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, but she is also an accomplished actress, media proprietor, philanthropist and producer.

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May 26, 2017imposter penguin

Fake it till you make it: how imposter syndrome can elevate your game (even if you’re not the world’s greatest expert)

Adele is a well-known singer and performing artist. She is also perhaps slightly less well known for her stage fright – she says that even as she gets more experience, her stage fright gets worse. Some recent news articles suggests that she may even have trouble doing future tours because her stage fright is so bad.

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