Marketing Madness and Sales Insanity: I know we just met, but how would you like to get married and have kids together?


In 1999, I was encouraged by some friends to take a class about personal growth and transformation. During the class, I couldn’t help but notice when a certain gorgeous woman stood up to share something. During one of the breakout sessions, I ended up sitting next to this particular woman. Normally I have no problem… Full Story >>>

Suffering from Entrepreneurial Deficit Disorder? Here’s a Simple Way to Stay Focused on the Things That Keep Your Business Financially Healthy

Many entrepreneurs suffer from EDD, or entrepreneurial deficit disorder, a malady in which they have big hearts but so many ideas and so many talents that they don’t know where to focus their efforts or how to choose the best strategies for their situation. Here’s a real-life example from a recent experience of mine: I’m… Full Story >>>

Do You Have The Freedom To Fail?


On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted, declaring independence of the existing 13 American colonies from the kingdom of Great Britain. And so it is that we in the States look forward to celebrating the Fourth of July, also known as “Independence Day.” No matter where you are in the world, this… Full Story >>>

Money Can Buy Happiness

Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending

“If you think money can’t buy happiness, you’re not spending it right.” – Michael Norton, co-author, Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending A lot of us have grown up hearing that money can’t buy happiness. But what if money doesn’t make us happy because we’re spending it on the wrong things? Recently, I’ve been… Full Story >>>

Building Your Business “Money Muscles”


Ever trying walking up stairs with just one leg? (Okay, I’m going to assume you are not a single amputee; if you are, then you already totally get the message I’m trying to convey here). Here’s a simple exercise that illustrates the point I want to make: Get up from your chair right now and walk to… Full Story >>>

Tower, We Have No Instruments! Lessons About Business Finance from a Tragic Airliner Crash


  (NOTE: This is a follow-up to a previous blog posts about business cash flow and money management; read the previous ones here) In the pitch black of a cloudy, moonless night on October 2, 1996, a Boeing 757 with 70 passengers and crew took off from Lima, Peru. Barely three minutes into the flight,… Full Story >>>

The Most Important (But Least Obvious) Reason to Become an Excellent Business Money Manager…


(NOTE: This is a follow-up to a previous blog post about business cash flow and money management; read it here) Clearly, we need money for basic business purposes: turn on the lights, buy supplies, fix things, hire help, grow our clientele through marketing, pay taxes, and pay ourselves. These are all practical reasons to manage… Full Story >>>

Cash Flow Management: Every Entrepreneur Must Do This (But Few Actually Do)

elephant in a room

As entrepreneurs, we spend lots of time learning about marketing, networking like crazy, reaching out for new clients, and becoming “known” and connected on social media. Yet there’s an elephant in the room that only a few are willing to acknowledge. He’s not as colorful as the images on Instagram, he doesn’t “LIKE” your quotes… Full Story >>>

Acting on True Power

Searching for Confidence - Magnifying Glass

A lot of times, we take action lacking confidence and compromise our own true power, because we’re afraid that things will “turn out.” So we dilute our efforts, our energy, our focus. The quirky thing is, you don’t know how things are really going to turn out until they do, right? So instead of operating… Full Story >>>

Finding (and Fixing) the Upside-Down Rockets in Your Business

upside-down rocket

Just for a moment imagine you’re an engineer – a specialist in your field of rocket science. One day, NASA calls you up and wants you to come in and consult on a rocket project that is nearing its launch day. Excited at such a career-breaking opportunity, you’re thrilled to accept their invitation and go… Full Story >>>