Entrepreneurship

For What Am I Thankful?

It’s Thanksgiving Day and I’m at an airport. I’ve been up since 2:45a local time. I am traveling for work. But I am not complaining because I love doing what I do. I love the impact that I’m making through business. And I have wanderlust, so I love any chance I have to get in a car or on a plane. For many years, my brother and sisters have compared me to Nicholas Cage’s character …

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Time Management Issues: Email

“The Death of Email” is something that’s been foretold for over 10 years now. And whether you love it or hate it, email is not going anywhere. Not any time soon, however. There are other tools that have come along and tried to supplant email, but at this point, these programs are merely supplemental tools. Albeit, very good tools. We use email for external communications. For internal communications and collaboration, there are 2 main tools …

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Build the Process before you can Trust the Process

No Matter How Difficult, We Must Trust the Process Instead of trying to see the end, embrace the current struggle, create a process and follow it. Starting a new business can be very easy. Developing and growing a business is very hard. Especially if you don’t have a process to follow. “Trust the Process” is a phrase that great coaches tell their players, fans, and the media. But what does this mean? It means having …

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Learning from the Past to Impact the Future

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana Welcome to 2018! I don’t know about you, but I am very excited to put 2017 in the past and move on to making an impact on 2018 and beyond. About 18 months ago, I went to a conference at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The keynote speaker, originally from Senegal, spoke about how she was trying to preserve …

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Tips for Entrepreneurs

I was very excited to find out that the school that my daughter attends is hosting an “Entrepreneurship competition.” While it is essentially a business plan competition, the students will get judged on their ideas and business plan. However, the young entrepreneurs will earn extra points if their business is already operational by the time the judging starts. Recently, I was asked to speak to these budding entrepreneurs. Here are the highlights of the advice …

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