Your Enormous Financial Potential

At one time, as you started your business, you had a vision of where you wanted it to take you. Then the daily reality set in—paying bills, handling fires, calming down angry customers and employees, trying the latest marketing and recruiting ideas, negotiating leases, receiving training in the latest products from vendors, and so on.

Meeting Your Own Highest Expectations

Integrity is about being a person who follows through on a commitment. When we make a commitment or a promise, it means something whether we follow through or not. If we fail to do what we say, we can damage our relationship with others. And more importantly, we damage our trust in ourselves. When we

Deadlines and Feelings

Deadlines and schedules are absolutely essential tools to get objectives completed in time and on budget. Without these tools, a simple goal could end up becoming an open-ended process eating resources far beyond the expected returns on investment. At the same time, we must not forget that they are merely tools. Sometimes, deadlines are missed,

Investing in Relationships

Having spent extensive time networking, attending seminars and conferences, and building a network, I have learned firsthand, the value of network building. Before I got into networking and building relationships, I prided myself on my self-sufficiency. No matter what the issue, I felt I could pick up some books, look up how-to type guides on

Lessons from the Mojave Desert

Being that I am on a road trip with the opportunities to visit interesting places, we will dive into some lessons based on experiences I had visiting the Mojave Desert and camping out along the Great Southern Overland Stage Route. I had last visited this area when I was in my early teens and felt

Lessons from the Solar Eclipse

Excited about witnessing the total eclipse of the sun, I made arrangements to be in Oregon, barely giving myself enough time (I thought) to get there, given all the anticipated traffic. The experience unfolded in a way that was entirely different from what I had expected, and witnessing the total eclipse of the sun near

Trust Affects the Willingness to Invest

In operating an I.T. service business for over two decades, I have observed a tendency for some clients to hesitate on making investments that are necessary to keep their network infrastructure current and as secure as possible. They explain their hesitation in a way that sounds logical on the face of it. Some examples are: