What does a Lifestyle Business Need to Measure?

A lifestyle business is one where the owner or the owners are the business. It is their knowledge, their contacts and their resources that make it work. The success may show in the financials but their effort is all the really generates those results. If they stop working, the business does too. A lifestyle business is […]

TRUST Destroyed: Obfuscation or Incompetence:

Over the last few months, communications with the PTBs (powers that be)  seems to be less clear, less intelligent.  In other words full of obfuscations! Recently we visited a government office and discovered the incompetence of how they run. Regardless of the source. Similarly trying to straighten out billing with another company, we questioned their […]

Keep Your commitments vs Pleasing Others

A real challenge exists in today’s connected world – do you “please” people or do you just meet their needs and satisfy them as agreed. Over the last thirty years in business, one of the lessons we have learned is that pleasing people is a no win situation. When we work to please people, we […]

Timing

Timing is important. Why? Because timing relates to your decisions which relates to when you do things relative to other things. Timing influences choices. It influences opportunities. It can even affect your life. When you get up and go to bed affects your health and well-being. Science and our bodies tell us when we need […]

The Sure–fire Purpose Approach to Business

The following is a chapter in our book Do or Die. The book is no longer available but I hope you enjoy the sure-fire business approach The answer to the question “Why are you in business?” is not “to make a profit”. The right answer is “to meet my (business) needs by meeting others needs […]

Reaping the Whirlwind: Part 1 Purposeful Living Paradigm

If you are in business, wanting to be in business and want more certainty, connection and predictability then working and living on purpose is step 1. The Purposeful Living Paradigm is a concept that we have lived and worked with for over 30 years but now we want to share the concept and help others […]

The Laws of Purpose

Law #1: Everyone and everything has a Purpose, Law #2: The Universe supports your Purpose, even if you don’t Law #3: Power comes from holding onto your Purpose at all times Law #4: Survival lies in having an accurate description of how your purpose relates to reality Law #5: What you think and believe in […]

Focus, Hope and Action

That which you focus on with hope in your heart and a willingness to take action on, happens.  Have you noticed that the greatest challenge for many people is a sense of overwhelm? A feeling that life is just way too hard and that why should they bother to try since for many nothing works […]

Round-To-It

“Oh, I’ll get around to it,” said Joan. “I just have to do…” It’s amazing how many small business people make that opening statement when you ask them why something in their business is not yet finished. Be truthful with yourself — have you said something similar in the last couple of days? Or even […]

Diversity, Disruption, Desire

Business’ future proofing D’s: Diversity, Disruption and Desire. At the Institute of Directors speakers have recently been talking about both Diversity and Disruption but no one is talking about Desire. Why Include Desire? Desire comes from PURPOSE or Purpose comes from DESIRE. Purpose means you find the BEST person, method, system, and outcomes to assure the […]