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”

Rolling With The Blues

The Blues Sometimes you just have to roll with the blues.  They show up unexpectedly and stop you in your tracks. You walk through the day as if you were a robot, just doing the daily things that need to be done. No emotion, enthusiasm, or enjoyment. Just pick up the thing and do it.Continue reading “Rolling With The Blues”

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”

Expectations and Accountability

Everyone has expectations. Expectations of their partners, children, managers, employees. Heck we even have expectations of the animals around us and even nature. We expect all of them to be “good”, whatever that looks like to us. And when it’s not, we call it “unexpected” and generally deem it “bad”. Now there are things thatContinue reading “Expectations and Accountability”

Taking Action

Taking Action There are many “reasons” we don’t take action. But it really all comes down to what’s comfortable and what’s uncomfortable and how much of that pain we’re willing to live in. There are positive and negative consequences to everything. Most people look at the “Pros and Cons” of DOING something…but I don’t knowContinue reading “Taking Action”