Most Important Processes

Important Processes I get this question a lot, “What Processes are most important?” The answer is different depending on where you are in the process of systemizing your business. Important Processes to Move from Survival to Stationary When you’re starting out, it’s important to get quick wins and momentum. Start with your core line ofContinue reading “Most Important Processes”

What Processes Mean to Your Business

Processes Processes are the structure within which your business thrives. They give you the room for inspiration, the tools to find the shadow treasures, and the freedom of having a business that works even if you’re not there! Processes Create Inspiration Even though processes are seen as a highly structured “noose” (“draconian” I’ve heard said),Continue reading “What Processes Mean to Your Business”

Honesty-Foundation for Improvement

Honesty I was at an event recently in which we were all discussing living a better life and how to go about that. The discussion started with finding the gap between where you are and where you want to be and figuring out how to get from here to there mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.Continue reading “Honesty-Foundation for Improvement”

Are you ready for growth?

Growth Growth is a part of business. If your business is not growing, chances are it is declining. There are four stages of business growth. Survival, Stationary, Scaleable, and Saleable. Survival Stage – Planting the seed and setting roots When you’re in Survival, you are scrambling. Scrambling to obtain clients and deliver goods/services. Chances areContinue reading “Are you ready for growth?”

Start Documenting Your Business

It’s always difficult to know where to start. There are so many things to do, so many paths you can take that it becomes overwhelming. The best place to start with is where you are now. What are the things you’re currently doing and working towards? If you start with where you are and whatContinue reading “Start Documenting Your Business”

Small Business, Big Potential

Today is National Mom & Pop Business Day and I’ve been thinking about how all businesses start out small and grow into the large corporations we know today. I think of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, David Packard, Bill Hewlett, and other entrepreneurs that started their respective companies doing weird stuff in their garages! They areContinue reading “Small Business, Big Potential”

Competing Priorities

Everyone has Competing Priorities. You’re moving around in your life and things are happening around you. The kids need this, your spouse needs that, work needs that over there, and it seems like there is no room for you and your needs or wants. Or it could be that your business is thriving, but you’reContinue reading “Competing Priorities”

End Of The Year Reflection

Reflection Spending time in reflection is a great way to know where you are now. Acknowledging past mistakes, lessons learned, and accomplishments lets you know what needs to happen next and how far you’ve come. Celebrate your accomplishments, we don’t do that often enough. Reflecting on Mistakes and Needs Make plans to learn from yourContinue reading “End Of The Year Reflection”

SMART Goals…are they really SMART?

SMART Goals Everyone tells you to write SMART goals…but how do you really know your goals are SMART? SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. I don’t know about you, but when I heard about SMART goals they sounded great. But it wasn’t really clear to me HOW to write them out, HOWContinue reading “SMART Goals…are they really SMART?”

The Power of Dreams

Dreams Dreams are what gets us up in the morning. They make life worth living. If we don’t have a dream that we are pursuing, life can become dull and depressing.  I’ve been there, done that.  Everyday I woke up and wondered what I was doing and why I was doing it. My kids wereContinue reading “The Power of Dreams”