Work Less, Be More

Hello again! I read an interesting article at the Business Insider War Room called “Why Successful People Leave Work Early”.  It studies violin players and correlates focus to excellence. Without having extra data, I’ll expand this into why I think...

The Fine Threads of Life

Gil Scott-Heron died last weekend. Influential to many in music, including me. 1981 – I was college and we had just rebuilt the radio station WMHD. We would receive a stack of records each week from the local record store and sorted through them. Generally...

Be A Good Receiver

Most of you I have spoken to consider yourself generous and givers. We are told that “to give is better than to receive.” Giving and generosity are great, but… if we are all givers, who is going to do the receiving? Sure, there are the 10 percent or...

Support Can Be Your Best Friend

I was doing a show the other day and this topic came up over and over again. People had clutter that they just couldn’t let go of. Not stuff that they loved or even stuff that thought they would use. Just stuff that they couldn’t let go of. If you’ve...

Don’t Be ‘Scurred!

I’m back after a whirlwind. It’s really been 3 months since I’ve written here. Sorry if I left you in the lurch. Don’t be scurred! is a line from a movie somewhere that our kids used to use, especially when we were out camping. You’ll...

Ask Your Friends What You Do For Them

If you’re having trouble with part 4, here’s part 5 – a recommendation that will help you get started. You may be thinking – I don’t have any clients yet – how can I get testimonials? Ask your friends – there is a very good...

How Will They FEEL?

This is the only question that matters for you when explaining what you deliver in your business. Part 4 of this series. I never really considered this question for YEARS. It was a great revelation for me when I heard it and it stuck. As an engineer and executive, I...

What EXACTLY Are You Selling?

This is article three of a continuing series on starting your dream business. I’ll walk you through a quick process to help you tell me (and your other potential customers) what you are selling. You should be looking at me as a potential customer. You should...