All of It Was Preparation for This

All of it was preparation for this. All of the business books you have read were to be prepared for this season and how to build your business to endure. All of the time in meditation was to prepare you to react emotionally well under duress. All of the church sermons...

Episode 223 – How to Fight Small Business Accusations

How Do You Fight Small Business Accusations? When should a small business owner stand up and fight when there are small business accusations? For many years I have avoided conflict. I take the morally superior position; I ignore the accusations. I assume that...

Ignore Intuition

Reminder: you have a powerful radar for bullshit – it’s called Intuition. It’s your built-in 6th sense. Ignore it at your own peril.

Starting 2020 With a 5-Day Fast

Each year I attempt to start strong. This year I know I need a detox. And a 5 day fast is just what I need! I need to detox from many negative inputs (physical, mental, relational, etc.) The idea of starting with a 5-day fast is consistent with my belief that nearly...

CREATE:RESIST

When Resistance raises it’s ugly head, Create. When you go to boot and computers crash, Create. When contractors fail you and lose your work, Create. When clients delay and employees leave on time, Create. When you increase your holdings but worms eat it away,...

Episode 221 – How to Build Craft

Episode 221 – How to Build Craft Nobody trusts that the local drunk is a person of craft. He might be, but the only thing people see when he stumbles out of the bar is that he is a drunk. He may even tell you in a sober moment about his great craft, but he is...

Episode 220 – No Side Hustle Without a Main Mission

Episode 220 – No Side Hustle Without a Main Mission What is Side Hustle? All the gurus tell you to side-hustle. Wear it like a badge of honor! Gary V tells you to side-hustle. Others tell you to #hustleharder. Even my dad’s voice resonates in my mind:...

Superpower: Think About Thinking

I want you to think about thinking for a second. (Bear with me. We’re going somewhere with this.) Thinking About Thinking First, stop where you are, take a seat, and rest for a moment. Think about your favorite trip. Close your eyes even and imagine it. Think of...

Episode 218 – The Ages of Product Development

Episode 218 – The Ages of Product Development There are 3 real ways to determine your product or brand that have evolved over time. Technology has influenced them and given small business owners options over time. And which path you take can make or break your...