Business Strategies

Staying Productive When You Are Surrounded By Distractions

It’s spring! The real estate market is heating up and chances are, so is your social schedule. Both of our boys play baseball and between their game schedules, vacations, conferences, local events and the general spring fever of wanting to get out and enjoy the weather, life is getting busy. You may not have kids…

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When An Opportunity Arises, Take It

I was reading the Wallace D Wattles book,” Promote Yourself” yesterday and this line really stood out. If you are not familiar with Wallace D. Wattles, he wrote the book, “The Science of Getting Rich” over 100 years ago and is still quoted today for the wisdom available in his books. You can download a…

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Leverage Sounds Great, But How Do You Do It?

Leverage is a major buzz-word in business. It usually means hiring more people so that you can serve more clients, get more done and make more money. On the one hand it’s a no brainer. On the other, it’s one of the biggest sources of stress and stagnation that businesses face. Why is that? Leveraging…

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What’s Your Word?

I’ve done a lot of values and branding exercises over the years. You know, the ones that start with a long list of words, and then have you answer a series of questions and eliminate words. The goal is to end up with either a single word or your top three that define you. For…

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Wouldn’t It Be Great If…

You didn’t have to do the grocery shopping and plan the meals? You didn’t have to spend 4 hours running all over town picking things up and dropping them off for clients? You had a system for your business so that you knew for sure you were on track to meet your goals? What’s your…

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Why Not You?

Seattle is in the midst of Seahawks mania as we roll into the Super Bowl next week. 12th man flags can be seen everywhere and don’t you dare forget to wear blue and green on Friday’s. In an interview with the quarterback, Russell Wilson, after last weeks game against the 49’ers he said that his…

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Build Your Support Spokes For 2014

In the last 2 weeks we have talked about new ways to set goals, and streamlining your decisions. Making the decision to succeed and setting goals are both important elements, but there is a third, often overlooked one, that is just as crucial: Your Support System. Napolean Hill said it best: “No individual has sufficient…

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A New Way To Start The New Year

Happy New Year! 2014 officially starts tomorrow. Chances are your mind is buzzing with business plans, resolutions and an impressive laundry list of how you are going to do things bigger, better and faster in the coming year. Whether you call it goal setting, business planning or resolution making, it can be a daunting experience.…

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Is It Time To Create Your Miracle?

It’s Thanksgiving week! Hurray! I love that a one day holiday has been turned into a month long celebration of gratitude. Each time I think of something to be grateful for, it makes whatever it is feel like a miracle. I just got back from spending 10 days in Maui with my family, unplugged and…

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What’s your 10,000 foot view?

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In business planning, there is a lot of talk about the 10,000 foot view. It’s the bigger picture of your business, your life, and your goals and the path you use to get there. Good in theory, however, many people that I talk to are just trying to figure out their next sale to pay…

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