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A Passion for Business

A Passion for Business

So, will this be a year when you begin a new venture? If so, hopefully, I can help. To begin, you’ll need to do some deep soul-searching. Are you starting your business based on your skillset, your passion, or both? Some experts will suggest that you should start your...

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Taking the First Step

Taking the First Step

As I reflect on my coaching challenges with clients in 2020, I think about several people who had difficulty taking the first step to make real (and necessary) changes in their business and/or personal lives. Taking the first step can be the hardest. For some, it’s...

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The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

Imagine planning a road trip to a destination 500 miles away. You’re excited about the journey and know that when you arrive, you’ll be at a place where good things will happen. Now imagine that on your trip, about halfway there, you run into a detour that will delay...

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Changing Your Role In 2021

Changing Your Role In 2021

Running your own business means that you have both a personal role as well as a professional role. Because you are vested in ensuring your company’s success, there’s the natural tendency to put yourself in the center of all the action. While it’s important that you’re...

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Document…Document…Document!

Document…Document…Document!

As a serial entrepreneur, I am involved in a variety of businesses. One of my companies is Kachina Lead Paint Solutions. Kachina is an EPA and state-approved training and compliance company ensuring that remodelers and landlords comply with the Lead Paint Laws. Our...

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Thoughts about Alex Trebek

Thoughts about Alex Trebek

Like millions of other Jeopardy fans, I was saddened to learn that Alex Trebek had passed. As a businessperson, I may view his legacy a bit differently than most.  To me, Alex and Jeopardy were a brand…something that you relied on for consistent performance. Alex was...

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It’s Time for a NEW Plan…

It’s Time for a NEW Plan…

About this time every year, I remind my clients that if they haven’t already begun, now is the right time to begin planning for business in the new year. It’s never received with a thrilling response. Most people dread the process involving projected sales, payroll...

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What a Great Idea! Or is it?

What a Great Idea! Or is it?

I often speak with people who are contemplating starting a business or are thinking of expanding their existing business. In many cases, as I listen to their reasoning, their logic is spot on. But, as you might imagine, sometimes just the opposite is true. As a serial...

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Unproductive Leadership – Final Thoughts

Unproductive Leadership – Final Thoughts

Wrapping up my observations about unproductive leadership styles, let me now address overachievers. For those falling into this category, you have a deep need for achievement…at any cost! Growth becomes your total focus. This is not necessarily bad unless there’s no...

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