Standards vs Goals...
Change your standards and everything changes. Set goals as a way to challenge yourself to innovate and implement new ideas, tactics and strategies. We should always set goals as there are great constructive things we can get done with ourselves by pushing to reaching beyond our current capacity. Here...
Schedule and Checkbook...
Nine years ago, a great friend of mine said to me “Show me your calendar and your check book and I will show you what is important to you?”  The comment caught me off guard and I wanted to dispute it.  I thought there were many things I cared about that I didn’t spend time or money on that...
The Real Reason there aren’t more ...
What is the real reason more people don’t take on the very difficult challenge of being an entrepreneur? One four letter f-word called fear. Fear of failure, fear of risk, and most of all, one that I really believe alot of us don’t admit…the fear of being alone. The fear of being alone...
Would people pay you to know what you kn...
Yesterday,  I met Ari Weinzweig with the famed Zingerman’s Deli.  They have built a relative food empire that has culminated into not only food tours, guides to good eating and a book called “Building a Great Business.”  It has been touted reputably as one of the best restaurant...
Aggregate and Educate...
Education is the most powerful way to get and keep new clients. People you have enlightened are excited and grateful to find out more about how you can help them? If your product solves a problem that they have then it is a natural evolution to be a customer/ client. Think about the tremendous IP you...
Letter to Dad...
Today, I’m about a week from the anniversary of the last time I saw my Dad. I’m nervous… but today I read a poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye.   Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened...