I have seen a culture shift from the entrepreneurial spirit, which often encompasses collaboration and the bringing together of minds and resources, to the idea now coined as solopreneur. The idea behind the solopreneur is that people can be successful islands all by themselves.
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The scary trend of using systems that allow grades and exams to dictate who is hired, promoted, and even fired!
I just recently realized that I am suffering from one of the same issues that I help many of my clients overcome: the failure to launch. It is an illness that plagues many entrepreneurs. We have the ideas running through our heads, but how do we take that next leap of faith and actually start running, not just planning our business?
Neverless, change is necessary for progress, even for survival. So, how do you help get everyone on board? Shoot, how do you really get yourself on board? I have heard many theories on this topic. Most revolve around having a solid structure, plan, system, and deadline in place for implementing change.
No one disagrees that as a culture we are too busy. Most people complain about how hectic their lives are and about how there is never enough time. Yet, despite this universal agreement, we only seem to get busier. Perhaps even odder still is the fact that, while we say we hate being busy, we simultaneously equate our importance in life based on how busy we are.
As a small business owner, I get it. Every dollar we spend has to be calculated. We don’t have a lot of cash to spend so we learn to be as frugal and self-reliant as possible. With that said, I have learned that there is a big difference between being cheap and frugal, a difference […]
This is the curse of those of us with an entrepreneurial soul. While the rest of the world is content and seemingly happy with a 9-5 job, to us, entrepreneurial spirits, that can seem as bad as prison.
Most of my life, I have worked in either hospitality or the b2b service sector. Both of these industries take major customer service skills and a whole lot of dedication to what you do. With my background, I have had to deal with a whole lot of difficult customers, but the question always arises, when is enough enough?
How do we conquer the evil todo list? Is it even possible to walk away from a day feeling like we were productive? I believe that we can learn to take control of our hectic lives of unruly to-do lists. With just a few key shifts in our thinking and processes, we can once again be masters of our own day.
Don’t let your business be the boss! Learn to recognize the signs that your business is managing you, and explore different ways to take back control.