The Insanity of Finding Balance in Business

worklife balance diagramShould your epitaph state this lady multi-tasked herself to death?  Have you ever had one of those days, weeks, months?  Perhaps you say the same excuse I do, “But, it’s all good!…for business, that is.”  Nay, nay, I say.  Our well being and our health demand more.  If we do not take care of ourselves, who will?More

Business: Keep your focus on your destination

Picture of book The Traveler's GiftIf you have an opportunity, I highly recommend reading “The Traveler’s Gift” by Andy Andrews. It is a fictional and allegorical reading that will inspire leaders and entrepreneurs alike. Andy shares a journey of a former executive as he learns seven decisions that determine personal success.  It is one of those books that I could read for inspiration over-and-over-again…More


Creativity: There is more than “one way”

Picture of upside down one way signA message can be conveyed more than “one way” through creativity. Creativity is important in telling your business story. A website or social media can be used to tell your business story. What is your story? What is your mission, vision or values statements? Are you staying focused in your business practices, as well as, in the messaging you relay?   Social media venues such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and others also make it easy to tell your story…More


Process Improvement: Treasure Hunt To Save Thousands

Picture of a treasure chestCompany XYZ” came to me because processes needed change. They currently used three different software systems to collect data from their clients. An additional challenge was that the systems did not talk to each other. They had various office locations throughout the area. Unfortunately, using the three systems made it challenging to use the data easily for marketing purposes…More


Business Plan: Look After Today’s Business

Graphic of HawaiiA trip to Hawaii would be a vacation of a lifetime.  Maybe I’ll just get on a plane destined for Hawaii today and see what I can do there,” – said no one ever.  If you go on an exciting trip like that, you would want to have every detail outlined in itinerary to make the most of your investment and time.  What time is my flight?  Where am I going to stay?  More


Social Media:  Operator would you please connect me to…

photo of the telephone gameDo any of you remember the “telephone” game children play?  The object of the game was to pass on a message from one person, to the next, and so on.  By the time the message is received by the last person, the original message is distorted.  Social media is like the telephone game spreading messages to the masses.  It is a media that you as the business owner can use to control the messages shared about your business… More


Business Lesson Learned at the Arcade

Photo of spider arcade game The spider-bot arcade game is a game of skill.  It is important to keep focused on the spider target.  A key is to keep the laser gun strategically pointed where my target goes, and then shoot multiple times.  This scenario can be applied to business:  focus on your target, follow a strategic plan, act upon it, and repeat…More