How to Avoid Getting (Too) Greedy

If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve spent time in “the red.” You’ve used money, earned or borrowed, and invested into your business. Buy for a dollar. Sell for two. Eventually, you land in “the green.” What happens then? Some folks buy an Armani suit, slick back their hair with 3 pounds of hair gel, channel their … Continue reading “How to Avoid Getting (Too) Greedy”

The Vales of Values When IT Comes to Business Partnerships

Are you really taking the time to get to know your business partners? I’m not just talking about equity partners, I’m talking about hiring other people and companies to do things that represent your business. Sometimes business owners hitch themselves to sketchy partnerships faster than a late night wedding in the Las Vegas Elvis’s Chapel … Continue reading “The Vales of Values When IT Comes to Business Partnerships”

Embrace the Motivating Power of Vision

“Stalled”…“Can’t take next step”…“Stuck in rut.” We have so many ways to describe these feelings, likely because everyone experiences them. Sometimes we have no idea what we’re supposed to do next, both in business and in life. What many of my coaching clients learn is that you can’t take the “next step” until you know … Continue reading “Embrace the Motivating Power of Vision”

Using Sound and Smell to Create a Customer Experience

Light some candles. Put on a little smooth jazz. Offer some chocolate strawberries. No, you aren’t about to get romantic with your special someone. You’re about to go on a hot date with improved Yelp reviews and customer retention. Sometimes, online and consumer-facing businesses focus exclusively on visual stimuli. They keep their shops relatively organized … Continue reading “Using Sound and Smell to Create a Customer Experience”

How to Savor Your Success

Remember that moment? You know, that little thing that signified a benchmark for personal success? Did you let it fly by? Maybe it was a next-level client, or generating higher revenue, or…heck…a new baby!  Well, guess what? You did it! Congratulations! …so, what happens next? For some reason, entrepreneurs have a tendency to wolf down … Continue reading “How to Savor Your Success”