When I lived out west, it was not unusual for me to drive over 11 hours to visit my girlfriend on a weekend just to have a chance to hang with a good friend, have some laughs, & enjoy each others company. It was worth the drive from Fort St John, BC to Lethbridge, AB. I was not alone! Many people out there drove long ways to get to different places & they did it willingly. Heck, it was 77 km ONE WAY just to get from my home to work. It was a small price to pay (the distance) to get to my fan...
Do you have your Business Plan? If yes, do you have your Action Plan? One of the first questions I ask entrepreneurs is: do you have a business plan? Most answer NO and sometimes I find the rare ones who answer YES. The subsequent question is: when was the last time you reviewed it? It’s an easy way to weed out those who are doing well and succeeding in business. 😉
I don’t know if it’s my business degree with a psychology minor, the fact that I’ve had some amazing people in my life, or the proliferation of Serendipity and wanting to share this good with others, either way I feel we all should give back. So, I find it interesting when I talk to other business people and it’s not even part of their vision or vocabulary. If a business truly cares about its employees, clients, and the community shouldn’t giving back be common practice?
Many business owners know their "WHY":
- the primary reason why they are in business,
- the purpose behind how they do it,
- most importantly, what they uniquely offer to their clients who want it the most.
Ever since Simon Sinek published "Find Your Why", people in marketing and business started changing the way they do things. In fact, I can go out on any particular day to a networking event and if there are 26 different businesses there, pretty much 23 or mor...
This is my year for ACTion (Advice, Connections, Training) & stepping up my game!
Year end is a double whammy review time for me! Not only is it New Years but I also celebrate my birthday. The last week of December (& often well before) is a time of self-reflection, assessment, & planning what I loved, liked, & need to do differently from this year while looking forward into the next.
TRUST YOUR GUT! ;)
I have a rule in business & life: if I ask twice whether to do something, I already know the answer. I have enough faith and understanding in myself (as well as the ability to research and make educated decisions) that by the time I need to make a decision, if I keep asking repeatedly "should I do/don't do this", I already know the answer. It is the opposite of what I keep asking. My personal rule is, if I've asked twice, don't do it!
As google kindly reminded me today, 3 yeas ago, I registered 3 businesses:
Pronounced "ASK", my focus was to provide education, coordination, and advisory services to entrepreneurs in a way that helped them personally, professionally, and financially.