Category: Entrepreneurship

  • Primer reading list for entrepreneurs

    Primer reading list for entrepreneurs

    “Rework” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” by Peter Drucker “All Marketers Are Liars” by Seth Godin “Socialnomics” by Erik Qualman “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson “Freakonomics” by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson “The Long Tail” by Chris Anderson “Steal Like an Artist” by…

  • Back on the Blog horse!

    I started blogging 10 years ago, stopped in October 2009 and I’m back this Summer 2016. Writing is part of my daily life, it helps me see clearer and be more creative.  Why did I stop and suddenly decided to get back to blogging?  First, because I truly love it. In fact, I’ve never stopped…

  • Networking Strategies to Thrive in a Tough Economy

    You have heard it said over and over again: “It’s not what you know but who you know that makes the difference.” This unknown proverb has become the wisdom of the ages, passed down from mentors, parents, coaches, and career counselors. Networking is important and critical for success. Whether you are an artist, entrepreneur, student,…

  • Gold Nuggets: Leadership Summit 2009 – Day 2/2

    The best from the Leadership Summit – Day 2 below. If you missed my previous article (Gold Nuggets – Day 1), please click here to read it. To get all my notes from Day 1 and 2, email me.   The Leadership Summit, hosted by the Willow Creek Association, is the largest annual leadership event…

  • Gold Nuggets: Leadership Summit 2009 – Day 1/2

    Every year, the Willow Creek Association, hosts the Leadership Summit, which has become the largest leadership conference in the world. Some of the top gold nuggets (quotes) from the conference are below. If you really want more insights/quotes, email me and I’ll be happy to send you all my notes from the conference (10+ pages).

  • Debunking 3 Myths That Hold People Back

    A myth is a misrepresentation of the truth, a false belief or idea. Despite the misrepresented and distorted nature of myths, many are widely held in society today. They are ingrained in our psyche and shape the way we live, behave, and make decisions, both at a conscious and/or unconscious level. I believe the following…

  • Dare to Follow your Heart

    How would your life look if you dared to follow your heart? What prevents you from actually taking action? Unfortunately, only a few dare to live the life they want. According to Webster’s dictionary, the verb “dare” is defined as: “To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not…

  • Too Much on Your Plate, Try FAT!

    Are you overwhelmed with paper and emails? Did you run out of space in your file cabinet? Is there too much on your plate, and you don’t know where to begin? FAT is an acronym for a simple, smart, and effective way of getting-things done. The FAT system was originally designed as a way to…

  • How to Do Things Just Once

    When Henry Ward Beecher was asked how he could accomplish so much more than others, he replied, “I don’t do more, but less than other people. They do all their work three times. Once in anticipation, once in actuality, and once in rumination. I do mine in actuality alone, so I end up doing things…

  • We are Always on the Spotlight

    Whether we want it or not, we are always on the spotlight. This is especially true for parents and leaders of any kind. Our behaviors have a positive or negative influence on the lives of others. Children are like little sponges that absorb most of what happens around them. They start imitating behaviors before they…

  • Keep Your Eyes on the Ball and Score

    Sports, in general, are all about keeping your eyes on the ball in order to score and win. The goal is accumulating points to out beat the competition, until the time runs out or the game is over. The one with the best score wins. Winning is ultimately based on how well you played the…

  • Focus: The Secret Weapon of Winners

    As a personal coach, one of the main areas I get to work with people is to develop and monitor the ability to “focus” in their lives and career. Coaching can help you stay in focus, week after week. Are you easily distracted by trivial sounds, someone walking by, or by new thoughts that cross…