Make an Exit Plan that Creates the Future You Want

2018-07-11T16:45:58+00:00By |Business, Business Process, Documentation, Finance, Growth, Leadership, Planning, Team Building, Time Off|

"Action is the foundational to key to all success"  -- Pablo Picasso Sometime in the future, you’ll want to transition from the daily running of your business or simply want to sell it.  Maybe you’re there right now and are not sure how to exit – gracefully and with your future in tact. You’re not alone! UBS, a multinational investment bank and financial services company reveals, “48 percent of business owners don’t have a formal exit strategy.” (Q1 Investor Watch Report). Its never too late to create an exit plan for your business.  However, the earlier you start, the better the transition can be for you, your team and your clients. Most business owners see their financial future tied to their business.  I have worked with clients that have not built a solid team or created enough value into their business to have anything to sell.  Others have sold their [...]

Make Fridays Your Launchpad for Freedom!

2018-07-12T16:25:27+00:00By |Business, Business Process, Efficiency, Growth, Operations, Planning, Productivity, Team Building|

"You put your time where your priority is."  -- Sebastian Faulks    There's nothing like a Friday to launch yourself into a rejuvenating weekend -- but it takes a little planning!   To leave the office behind and make sure Monday is a success, a few steps is all it takes.   We've got a recipe for that!!  In our office, Friday's are "Street Sweeper" days where we take time to get our calendars, lists, desks and desktops "re-grouped" and ready for the next week. I have three priorities for my Street Sweeper Friday: Wrap up my current week:  Clean/organize my desk/desktop Review/update lists and actions Tie up pending calls, emails, "to dos" Plan for my next week:  Set/confirm appointments Refresh list of tasks and priorities Set-up "Working Sessions" for my projects Be prepared mentally and physically to take time off: Set the "ending time" for the day so I [...]

3 Simple Ways to Make Mondays a Powerful Kick-off for Your Week!

2018-07-13T22:00:06+00:00By |Business, Business Process, Efficiency, Planning, Productivity, Team Building|

Most people look at Monday's as an interruption to the weekend and the beginning of a hectic workweek. I like Mondays and see them as a way to kick-off the week with new opportunities for success. Mondays can have that "fresh new start feel" for you, too.  Here are 3 simple ways that you can have a better Monday every week: Decide to change your attitude about Mondays.  Look at Mondays as a fresh new start, a great beginning and kick-off for a new week, full of promise and hope. Have a morning walk or workout to shift your mindset and arrive to work fresh. Make sure your Monday starts with purpose and direction. Use Fridays to wrap-up your final thoughts and create a kick-off list with specific tasks. That way if you're a little bit groggy on Monday, you’ll have some direction that will allow you to warm-up for the day. Have an appointment [...]

Proven System for Growing a Winning Team

2016-12-01T00:10:40+00:00By |Growth, Human Resources, Team Building|

Do you find it difficult to find the right players for your team? Do you feel like you need to micro-manage them to get what you want? It may be that you don’t have an effective system for growing your team. Having the right system in place will create a winning strategy for your business. […]

Five Strategies for Creating Order, Productivity and Efficiency in Your Business!

2016-12-01T00:17:10+00:00By |Documentation, Harmony, Human Resources, Planning, Structure, Team Building|

Do you find you’re constantly fighting fires in your business? Are you leaking profits because you don’t have the needed structure in place? What risks do you have in your business if someone leaves and takes their knowledge with them? […]

Three Ways to Increase the Return on your Labor Costs!

2017-12-02T12:36:59+00:00By |Documentation, Efficiency, Finance, Growth, Human Resources, Productivity, Team Building, Training, Uncategorized|

Is labor a big expense in your business? For most businesses it’s the largest expense category and one that needs focused attention to obtain the best return for your labor costs investment. […]

Count Your WINS to WIN in Life!

2016-12-01T00:18:13+00:00By |Growth, Harmony, Health, Leadership, Team Building|

When is the last time you genuinely gave yourself a “pat on the back” for the hard work you do? When is the last time you claimed the wins that you have accomplished? What I’m talking about here is the act of intentionally acknowledging the part of yourself that yearns to know you are succeeding by “staying in the game.” Business can by tough and we need all the help we can get. What about giving help to yourself?! […]

Seven Winning Strategies for Your Business (#7)

2016-12-01T00:20:30+00:00By |Business, Documentation, Leadership, Planning, Team Building|

We’ve created this special series to inspire you to achieve your outcomes. Champion athletes and teams leverage many fundamentals to win the game. This series covers 7 basic fundamentals to help you stay on target and win in your business. Winning Strategy 7: Have Your Playbook! “Today I will do what others WON’T, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others CAN’T” —Jerry Rice All winning sports teams have playbooks—a written plan for various strategies to work together, to gain traction, to move the ball forward and score points. These playbooks are highly valued and secretly held. They bind the team together and make it possible to win consistently. Do you have a playbook for your business? Having a playbook ties all the other fundamentals together into a clear set of instructions for winning. […]

Seven Winning Strategies for Your Business (#6)

2017-11-29T21:32:35+00:00By |Business, Coaching, Leadership, Planning, Team Building|

We’ve created this special series to inspire you to achieve your outcomes. Champion athletes and teams leverage many fundamentals to win the game. This series covers 7 basic fundamentals to help you stay on target and win in your business. Winning Strategy 6: Equipping to Win! “Strength has no place where skill is required.” —John Long, World-Class Rock Climber. How are you equipping your team to win at the game of business? How are you daily equipping yourself to be a leader of a winning team? It’s a wonder how an average team can come to be a championship team with the leadership of the head coach. The coach equips individuals to win as a team. You are the head coach and leader of your business. You are responsible for influencing and providing employees with the necessary tools, guidance and inspiration to achieve the outcomes you’ve set. […]

Seven Winning Strategies for Your Business (#5)

2016-12-01T00:20:53+00:00By |Business, Human Resources, Leadership, Planning, Team Building|

We’ve created this special series to inspire you to achieve your outcomes. Champion athletes and teams leverage many fundamentals to win the game. This series covers 7 basic fundamentals to help you stay on target and win in your business. Winning Strategy 5: Assemble a Winning Team! “The one thing that hasn’t changed is the team that fields the best players wins.” —Jack Welch Successful athletes have a team that helps them win. For example, in football, a quarterback is supported by the other team members playing their positions and understanding their roles. Having an effective team is part of a winning strategy. Your winning team in business is one that has the right people in the right places with the right skills, temperament and training! They know what is expected of them and how they can make a meaningful contribution. […]