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7 Keys To Planning 2018

7 Keys To Planning 2018 So It’s Your Best Year Ever     2017 is coming to a close.  As you get ready for the holidays, it’s important to start thinking about the year ahead and how to make it your best year ever.    Below are 7 areas to dig into and examine to help...

THE FUTILE QUEST FOR A SINGLE TRUTH

THE FUTILE QUEST FOR A SINGLE TRUTH   This blog post has nothing to do with business, but I felt compelled to write it and share it.    A 4-year-old child watched her father shot dead in his car.  She watched a white police officer continue to brandish a gun at the...

Key to Free

The Key To Free   “When are you no longer needed?”   I was asked this question a couple of times recently.  It’s a reasonable question.  As a business coach, when am I finished with a client?    I’ll start with a politician-style, qualified answer: It generally...

Resolutions and Goals

Random Thoughts About Resolutions and Goals   The business model for most fitness clubs is built around the failure of most people to stick to their resolutions.  If you head to a gym in January, it’s hard to get a machine.  By the middle of February, most gyms are...

Why The Ice Bucket Challenge is Great

Criticize The Ice Bucket? Why So Cold?      As the Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the Internet by storm over the last couple of weeks, inevitable criticisms have emerged.  It seems that when something becomes successful, we need to take aim at it.  This is known as...

Guest blog: Why your business might be costing you?

Guest Blog: Why Your Business Might Be Costing You   My pal, Matthew Lekushoff, is an outstanding financial adviser. In fact, he's my financial adviser.  He is nearly pathological in his desire to provide outstanding service to his clients.  (And that's an exceedingly...

The Power of The Victim

The Power Of The Victim     In 1986, Canadian filmmaker Denys Arcand created an amazing piece of work called “The Decline of the American Empire.”  In that film is a character who is into S & M, more specifically the “M” side of that fetish.    At one point in the...

Elon Musk And Dealing With Negative Judgment

Elon Musk and The Challenge of Negative Judgments   There was, recently, a very interesting development in the automotive industry.  If you’re a business owner who wants to make money while making the world a better place, some of the reactions to the announcement...