Danger, Will Robinson! You’re in the Comfort Zone!

Danger, Will Robinson! You’re in the Comfort Zone!

There’s a lot of talk about getting outside your comfort zone because that is where growth occurs. That is true. It is also true that sometimes it is perfectly fine to stay inside your comfort zone for a while, for a season, or for a much longer period. The challenge is having the wisdom to know the difference. Let’s look at it. Not Playing Big […]

Read Me

Small Business Lessons Harvested from Nature and Gardening

Small Business Lessons Harvested from Nature and Gardening

Lessons learned from nature and gardening apply to small business, too, Both bear beautiful fruits of your labor!

Read Me

Learn a New Skill: Unleash Your Business Power Through Consistent Practice

Learn a New Skill: Unleash Your Business Power Through Consistent Practice

What can consistent practice do for your business growth? Consider these examples. Have you ever seen a fellow business owner’s video such as the ones by Bob Bratt, and wished yours could look that great? Or heard a colleague give a speech and been just a tiny bit envious of their ability? Or heard someone talk about their sales growth and wished your sales skills […]

Read Me

Lifelong Business Learning, Create a Simple Plan!

Lifelong Business Learning, Create a Simple Plan!

When you are a small business owner, you don’t know what you don’t know, right? This is just as true when you start out as it is after you have been rocking along for a few years.  What an opportunity this presents! Success Strategy Lifelong business learning is a success strategy for small business owners, and a high-value activity that many do not utilize.  You […]

Read Me

6 Steps to Keep Your January Goals on Track for December Success

6 Steps to Keep Your January Goals on Track for December Success

Six steps to staying on track of your small business goals. It is easy to lose focus. It is also easy to get back on track and succeed!

Read Me

Focus Words for the New Year

Focus Words for the New Year

Do you have your focus word for 2021? Or maybe you are asking yourself what one is, how you get one…and why bother? What Is a Focus Word Think of a focus word as an overarching theme for the coming year. It is a word that will focus your thoughts and guide your actions. It can be a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb. Small business […]

Read Me

Small Business Owners: No Zero Days Mindset!

Small Business Owners: No Zero Days Mindset!

The concept of No More Zero Days was first introduced by Reddit user ryan01.  What is a Zero Day?  A day where you have not come one iota closer to achieving a goal, not one smidgen. How do you gain a No  Zero Day mindset?  Let’s look at some examples. Fitness: No Zero Days In the fitness world, let’s say you looked in the mirror […]

Read Me

What needs to change in my small business for 2021 to be better?

What needs to change in my small business for 2021 to be better?

As I plan for 2021, I start by reviewing 2020.  I look at the successes I have had as well as the failures, the “I could have done better’s” on multiple levels.  I look at my past short-term and long-term goals and set future ones.  I look at day-to-day activities and decide what worked and what didn’t.  I ask myself where I am losing precious […]

Read Me

Be a “Yes, and” Small Business Owner

Be a “Yes, and” Small Business Owner

Are You Stopped by “Yes, but” Thinking? When presented with the unknown, something that feels like a stretch, something you honestly don’t want to do or don’t know how to do – but you know you should do it – what is your first reaction?  Or, when presented by an exciting new idea you love and then uncertainty and fear set in, how do you […]

Read Me

Moving Your Small Business Forward During a Pandemic

Moving Your Small Business Forward During a Pandemic

Success is Rarely Accidental Even during a pandemic, you and your small business can move forward and grow. How can you, as a small business owner, make that happen?  Get a positive mindset, understand that results require action, be persistent, and then take our #BeTheRiver Challenge. Together, they will help you grow your business! Remember, it’s your business, and it is frankly up to you. […]

Read Me