6 Ways to “Burnout-Proof” Your Business (3 of 3)

If there were a contagious condition (other than “that one”) that could take you out as an entrepreneur or business owner and short-circuit your future success, would you want to know about it? The condition is burnout, and the dominant work habits of our culture have made it more prevalent than ever. But you don’t […]

6 Ways to “Burnout-Proof” Your Business (2 of 3)

Did you know a recent study showed 89% of professionals were suffering from some degree of burnout? Did you know there are six powerful steps you can take to make sure it doesn’t happen to you? In the last post, we drew from over three decades of research by burnout experts Christina Maslach and Michael […]

6 Ways to “Burnout-Proof” Your Business (1 of 3)

First, the bad news: In case you didn’t know, burnout has reached epidemic proportions, especially among business owners and entrepreneurs, and if you’re in that category you could be at serious risk. Here’s the good news: Long-time researchers and burnout experts Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter have identified six primary “risk factors” that lead […]

3 Ways to **Guarantee** You NEVER Feel Successful (3 of 3)

Do you want to feel successful every day? Well… this is part 3 of how to NEVER feel that way, but if you’ve read the other two parts, you do NOT want to miss this one because it’s the lynchpin of the whole thing. (By the way, you DID pick up on the whole “reverse […]

If You’re Doing This, it’s Harming Your Prospects and Hurting Your Sales

I have problem: I like making people feel better. Why is that a problem, you ask? Isn’t it a GOOD thing to help people feel better? Not necessarily…  Consider an ER doctor who receives a patient who’s been shot in the chest. What would you say if that doctor prescribed a band-aid for the bleeding […]

Stop Trying to Be Unique?

If you want to be unique and completely stand out from the crowd, STOP IT. You’re only hurting yourself and others. Is that a terrible thing to say? Does it bother or offend you? Hear me out, it’s not what it seems. First, though, let me make a confession: I DO want to be unique! […]

What a “ghost-town” theme park taught me about Purpose in life

There’s an eerie feeling you get when you visit a place designed for crowds and you find yourself nearly alone. Last week my family and I went with some friends to Legoland Florida for a “last-hurrah” before my son started school. Although we had a great time, it was also a strange experience to be […]

How I Went from Selling Donuts to Selling Drugs (& why that’s a good thing)

When I was 16, I stopped selling donuts and started selling drugs, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Strange way to start a post? Let me explain… After several months of interning at a shop that repaired electronic typewriters, I applied for and got my first ever “real” job: running […]

What “Frozen 2” Taught Me About Building a Successful Life and Business

My daughter is 3 and she LOVES all things “Frozen” so naturally, I’ve seen “Frozen 2” about 4,832 times. But something hit me the other day that is SUCH a powerful growth lesson that I had to share it. In the opening section of the movie, Queen Elsa hears a mysterious voice and responds like […]