Reinvention and Career Change
Reinvention and Career Change A national magazine recently asked me to comment on changes we see in today's marketplace.  Specifically, they asked me to define the word 'Reinvention' as it applies to career change. Interestingly, 'Reinvention' is a word that leads a person to believe that it is pos...
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Is Humility the Key?
Is Humility the Key? A recent experience with a franchise candidate got me thinking about what characteristics are required to be a great franchisee. It is obvious that some people are cut out for entrepreneurship and franchising. Others simply are not. So what is the key difference? At first I bega...
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Three Small Nuggets
Three Small Nuggets I was recently asked by a reporter to share three key pieces of advice in regard to how small business owners can best deal with failure like a new product that flopped or an employee that did not work out. The advice I shared is as follows. First, realize that failure is…...
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Are Franchisees Entrepreneurs?
Are Franchisees Entrepreneurs? Recently I high profile franchise 'expert' blogged that franchise owners are 'not really entrepreneurs'.  Humm..... I have been thinking about that comment and would have to respectfully disagree. There are many definitions for the word 'Entrepreneur' but universally ...
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Does Your Car Drive Straight?
Does Your Car Drive Straight? I would like to start out with a question - 'Does your car drive straight?' That's right. If you are driving down a straight highway and you take your hands off the wheel, does your car drive straight? I would venture a guess that the answer is 'No'. Eventually your&hel...
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Fear Vs. Excitement
Fear Vs. Excitement A month ago a friend forwarded a newsletter to my attention.  The newsletter built a powerful argument for the relationship between fear and excitement. I was so impressed that I would like to reprint a part of the newsletter Are You Excited or Scared? By Madisyn Taylor Sometime...
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The Ideal Business Owner
The Ideal Business Owner Q1 2012 is done and what a busy quarter it was. Whatever was holding people back seems to have gone away and folks appear to be returning to the business of building their future. I hope that you have been seeing the same type of positive momentum in your life and…...
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Fake News
Fake News I have a couple of friends that like to share their opinion. They generally do this by forwarding emails that show the opposing side (the side they do not agree with) in a compromising position. However, when I do my due diligence, I often find the 'facts' they are sharing to be false.&hel...
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Break The Rules
Break The Rules I was recently introduced to a motivational speech presented by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The speech is focused on Success. What are the secrets to success? The 6 Keys to Success that Mr Schwarzenegger presents presents are a powerful way to start the New Year. Listen to the speech and ...
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Yes, You Can!
Yes, You Can! Over the past decade I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with thousands of people who hope, one day, to own their own business. The people I work with are generally honest, hard working and have exceptional ethics. They endeavor to treat everyone with fairness and respect. The...
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