How To Build Grit and Determination

I am reading a book this month called “Grit, The Power Of Passion And Perseverance”, by Angela Duckworth.  I am so connecting to her study results and the outcomes she is proving about people.   A couple of times a year, the book that I read is so good and applies to so many of

We don’t all see the world the same, what’s good about that?

I remember being five or six and knowing I was not the same as everyone else in my class.  I wanted to be like them, I was trying really hard, and yet I was a zebra with spots and there was no way around it.  I don’t know the world any different than being a

Numbers Don’t Lie and Asking Why Creates Solutions

One of my business friends this week got some good feedback, Her conversion rates from social media to her website to people booking a meeting with her were terrible.  People were going to her site, but they were not signing up for her services like that had 12 months ago.  She was annoyed at the

Receiving – Stop Pushing Away Support & Help

This is the story of a struggling business that could have thrived.   As the business was struggling, the business owner had some fear, but not a lot. Why? Well, this struggling person has faith that everything will work out.

Ideas – How to build on an idea

“Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.” – Napoleon Hill   Last week, the best gift I could have gotten right now…happened. My podcast co-host and friend came to our recording session with an idea,   hours talking about all of the ideas we had come up with over the past couple of weeks.

Business Is A Lot Like A Puzzle

Big Announcement – I am teaming up with the Women’s Business Center of Central Minnesota to coach business owners affected by COVID-19 “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority” Ralph W. Sackman Being a small business owner is not something most people do.  It can feel a little lonely from time

Do You Know How to Level-Up?

This past week I have been talking with three very different business owners and they are all in the process of leveling up in their businesses. The best analogy I have for leveling up comes from playing video games and I was not a good video game player.  I did have a lot of friends

How do I respond to an RFP?

Hello fellow business owners, entrepreneurs, and friends.  How are you doing?  I have been thinking about the people in my life a lot this past month.