Tag: growth

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Purpose aids Planning

At a networking meeting the other day, the group was discussing the three parts of purpose and how knowing the three levels can change the entire way you plan for the future. REMEMBER: Purpose helps you to focus. Purpose gives you a reason why. Your reason to keep going. That means you have a direction to […]

Work On vs Work In?

Are you fed up with people telling you that you need to work on your business instead of in your business? Do you work so hard that there is no time for anything but working in the business? Good news you are working on your business every minute you are not working in your business. How? […]

Predictability and Certainty for Business

At a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting, a business owner asked how do you know a good business from a bad business? I answered that “the good businesses (including government departments and non-profits) had predictable outcomes for staff and clients as well as the community and there was certainty for clients dealing with the entity”. […]