Learnings from the Management Consultant: Nothing Anyone Else Does is About You!

The first time I read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz this was the agreement that had the most profound effect on me. I read it several times before it started to sink in. If nothing anyone else did was about me, what in the world was I thinking when I tried to guilt […]

Learnings from the Management Consultant: Be Impeccable with Your Word

Years ago a mentor recommended, The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz. The book offers the readers four agreements you can make with yourself that, if followed, have a profound affect upon how you live your life and the effect other people have on you. The book changed my life. The first of these agreements, […]

Leveraging Forture 500 Business Practices: Managing Risk

Fortune 500 companies use a formal process and mathematical models to manage risk. Depending upon the industry, the appropriateness and validity of their models can be subject to regulatory oversight and require certification by an independent auditing firm. Failure of these models to gauge the probability of risk or the resultant cost associated with recovering […]

Staying the Course: Baby Steps

Many years ago there was a movie, What About Bob? In the film Bill Murray played a character who was getting professional help and was taught to take “Baby Steps” to reach his goal. I was reminded of the film when I was talking with a friend recently who started a home based business last […]

Balance: Wiring Your Brain to Succeed

This month’s Entrepreneur magazine has an article about willpower that caused me to think about how that personal quality and its twin sister: “perseverance”, are required during the start-up phase of a business. Willpower is the ability to set a goal and to say “no”, even when it would be easier and sometimes more reasonable […]