Expect Your Business to Be Successful

One of the most important personal practices you can develop is to expect that your business will be successful.  Believing you’ll succeed changes your approach to everything you do whether you’re starting a new business or growing an existing one. Expecting Success Affects How You See Yourself and How Others See You When you expectContinue reading “Expect Your Business to Be Successful”

Business Planning – Write Your Professional Bio

PREPARING TO WRITE YOUR PROFESSIONAL BIO Putting thought and energy into preparing to write your professional bio pays big dividends. Like the resume you provide when you’ve applied to a company, your business plan that includes your professional bio will be shared with people you haven’t met. You want to be certain it provides aContinue reading “Business Planning – Write Your Professional Bio”

Business Planning: Getting Started

WHY WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN? Your business plan is the tool that forces you to think through every aspect of your new business. It’s also a communication tool that you can use to show: Bankers – if you plan to take out a loan. Potential investors and venture capitalists – if you want to attractContinue reading “Business Planning: Getting Started”

… “and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Last week I had a meltdown.  I’d been working on a project I thought would take two or three weeks.  Six weeks into the project not one, but two issues, both outside of my control, surfaced. One’s been lingering for a couple of weeks and has been exasperated by the weather.  The second is oneContinue reading “… “and the wisdom to know the difference.””

Procrastination

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”