Take yourself seriously first

photo credit: skedonk Today’s guest post from AJ Leon is about getting serious about your ideas and goals. Dan Kennedy talks about “massive action” more times than you can imagine. That’s all about getting serious. Do you take yourself seriously? If not, how can you expect anyone else to?

Bill and Leo’s Spiral of Habits

photo credit: Hamed Saber It started with Bill Gates and MS-DOS. It ends with Leo from ZenHabits.com. Quite the odd couple, you’d think. Until you read what they have in common. Maybe then it will continue with you.

Execution, Ideas and why “I need a programmer”

photo credit: kasrak Every programmer, much less anyone who does something that startups need, has had these discussions. However, that isn’t why it’s today’s guest post. The thought process from idea to creation. The value of execution. That’s why it’s a worthwhile read.

A gut or a 6-pack?

photo credit: filtran Jim Rohn’s story about the Girl Scout who came to his door is hard to fathom on one hand (after getting to know him), and heartwrenching on the other, but I’m sure that if I could ask Jim right now, he’d be glad she came to the door. I had a similar […]

Taken For Granted

photo credit: Яick Harris This photo wasn’t taken in Chernobyl or in some abandoned ghost town. It’s in downtown Detroit, a few blocks from shining skyscrapers. Every mayor and business owner in the US should look at photos like the one above and imagine what this place once was. The meltdown of the US economy […]

What’s on your plate?

photo credit: jlastras As I spent the last month mulling over my strategic plan for this year, I started by looking at what I was doing operationally as if I was my own client. In the software business, it’s called “eating our own dogfood“. In other words, a vendor using their own software for the […]

Leaping into 2011

photo credit: Samuel Hughes Photography Ready to start kicking 2011’s butt right now? Start here: Tim hits the nail on the head. Your 2011 is up to you. Not the President. Not the Governor. Not your mom. Not your dad. Not your neighbor. Not “the economy”. No matter how it goes, the credit or the […]

Do you need a Groundhog Day?

photo credit: ronnie44052 Today’s guest post from Paul Hannam does a nice job of using the movie Groundhog Day to illustrate a point about personal change. Changing from your worst day to your best day (his example), changing your business, even changing you. It’s a good read. Check it out it here.

Innovation breeds profit? Who knew?

photo credit: psiaki Profit is an evil word in many circles these days, but I used it anyway. Are you the innovation leader in your market? It seems to work for Apple. Think back to your last real innovation. Yes, that one. Remember that product or service that made customers and prospects flock to your […]

What Jack said.

photo credit: Steve Snodgrass Recently, I’ve been having an ongoing discussion with a business owner who is finding cracks in their business. A lot of what we’ve been talking about is foundational. Not because the business owner isn’t smart, but because it makes no sense to talk about the complexities of a bottom of the […]