Forget Your Gut, Use Your Brain

My feeling. My intuition. My instinct. My gut is telling me…. There is this mythology in the business world that great leaders manage Straight From The Gut! That they have this mysterious alchemy of business knowledge that tells them to always trust the magical gurgling in their tummy. All across the country, in the best…

First Steps In A Crisis

If you own a business, a little uncertainty can be exciting. However, too much uncertainty can be paralyzing. Your business may be in lockdown, but it doesn’t mean you have to be. While you are waiting to hear about government bailout packages and vaccine development, as an owner, you can be working on parts of…

The Number One Reason Companies Die

There are typically many different reasons companies get into trouble — but, the reason they die is always the same. They waited too long to address their problems. I’ve worked in 45 different industries with more than 200 different companies. Every company was unique. Each had their own personality, own staff, own product and own…

What Keeps You Up at Night?

The Pressure to Survive. As an entrepreneur, I know that owning and running a business creates a tremendous amount of pressure for many people. There is always an ever growing list of things to worry about. You are constantly engaged in a battle between your head and the world around you. Always wondering how to…