Remember the days when you first started your business? You worked hard. The hours were long. But the excitement of creating and building something of your own was intoxicating and energizing. Remember that? But that changed over time, didn’t it? What happened to that person who built that … [Read more...] about How will a Business Coach help you?
I was looking over some of my old Blog posts and found this one written about 10 years ago. I thought I would post it here and invite feedback from anyone with an opinion on its relevance today. Really, we are exploring "value" in the eys of the customer and how to identify it. Since the time I … [Read more...] about Business owner, or Tradesman Which one are you ?
Re-published - originally written on 2006. As a joinery business coach, I have seen many different types of quoting systems. Everything from a very complicated excel spreadsheet with crazy formulas in it .. to judging by the weight of the paper! It always amazes me to see these widely varied … [Read more...] about Draw CAD first, or simple quote and draw later?? That is the question
Are you a Lean Specialist .. possibly even a Six Sigma black belt (or some colour in between) and have delivered programs in Manufacturing or Logistics or even Healthcare in the workplace? Have you been frustrated by the lack of interest by employees and wondered why they don't just do it? After … [Read more...] about “LEAN” .. we are over it. Now let’s move on …what’s next?
I write about purpose often and get questions from people on how to discover their purpose. This is a difficult thing for some people and easy for others but I believe the single most important thing you will ever do in business is to discover and define your purpose. I thought I would post a … [Read more...] about What does Purpose mean?
There are so many articles written on purpose these days and I believe that is a good thing. The problem is that you will find most articles are hard to relate to when compared to your own business. I'd like to offer you a little situation that happened today that may help clarify how important … [Read more...] about Purpose .. why is this important?
How do we do what makes us happy .. rather than do what we do so we can do the stuff that makes us happy? I often talk about "purpose" and ask business owners what their purpose is. What I get back most often is a blank stare. I believe this is the biggest problem in the business world today. Most … [Read more...] about Purpose ? What’s that ? Sounds like some of that “touchy feely stuff”