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. […]

Is 2018 the Year You’ll FINALLY Start Your Own Business?

Now that the new year is firmly on its way the resolutions we made a week ago have started to be tested.  This can be particularly true if those resolutions are those we’ve made year after year and failed to keep. If one of those resolutions was to start your own business, you’re in good […]

Tips from a Management Consultant: “Day in the Life Of” (DILO)

When a team of management consultants are brought in to optimize a company’s results one of the tools they often use is “Day in the Life Of” (DILO) studies. These studies are conducted with managers to determine what percent of their time is spent in value added versus non value added activities. These studies are […]

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 […]

Leverage Fortune 500 Business Practices: Short Interval Management

One of the methods management consultants use to help Fortune 500 Manufacturing Companies improve their productivity is short interval management. This simple tool can be used for teams or individuals and is extremely effective for the entrepreneur with a start-up. As any start-up owner knows time is your most valuable resource. There are a plethora […]