When talking with other business owners, the subject of time, as in “I have no time” often comes up. Recently one said, “It’s a constant ‘push-me’ of time spent operating and improving my business that competes with the ‘pull-you’ of time I want to spend with family, friends, service, and taking care of my personalContinue reading “No Time? … Try the Maxwell Method”
Goal Clarity is Essential When Choosing Professional Organizations Professional Organizations and Associations are another place to build your referral or client network. A clear goal, the right organization and smart participation can make your time and/or monetary investment worthwhile. Most industries or professions have at least one professional organization and many have a wide selectionContinue reading “Leveraging Professional Organizations to Build Your Network”
A competitive analysis includes identifying the top competitors in your marketspace, comparing their products and services to yours, and planning how you’ll mitigate those risks.
During the Super Bowl, probably about halftime, I was on my way home after running some errands. I had the radio on and was listening to an interview with Tim Urban about procrastination. Tim, a blogger whose blog, Wait but Why, explores procrastination. He described his early theory that procrastinator’s brains were different than non-procrastinators.Continue reading “Procrastination”
Peers with whom we’ve previously worked, attended school, or worked toward a common purpose can be valuable members of our network. Our shared history provides a common ground and a known resource for information, references, and referrals. Since we’re no longer in the same organization, and in some cases, not even in the same geographicalContinue reading “The Executive’s Network: Building our Peer Group from Previous Organizations or Affiliations”