June 30, 2020

We've been at this social distancing for over 3 months now.  COVID-19 has forced the business world to, literally, adapt or die.  I'm hopeful this will not last too much longer, but I'm planning on it lasting for at least another year or two.  So how do we acclimate to...

April 27, 2020

As most of you know, I like to disappear for 2 or 3 hours on a Friday with me, my notebook, and a few pens.  I try to use this time to work on the big picture stuff.  That was my routine for the longest time.  Then along comes COVID-19, disrupting everything.  I've bee...

February 24, 2020

I'm sure your Dad is smart and capable of helping run your business, but I'm not talking about him.  When I say DAD, I mean using the method of Discover, Assess, Deploy.  When looking at your Business Systems and Processes, it's very important to have a method.  This w...

January 28, 2020

Santa may ask at the end of the year if you've been good.  I want to ask if you've been great?  January is named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions.  What better time to think about being great than right now!

To be good or bad seems so easy to...

November 25, 2019

No, not that type of inlet.  Outlets are where you go to spend money, so an inlet would have to be where you go to make money.

Have you ever noticed that society thinks it's awkward to have public conversations about how to make money?  And it's socially acceptable, and...

October 28, 2019

Does this sounds familiar?  You're plugging along one morning at work, then all sorts of action items start to hit your desk.  Emails, voicemails, and even paper are coming at you from all directions.  Once the level of work starts to pile up enough, it feels chaotic....

September 23, 2019

I'm sure most of us have seen or have heard of the falling rock signs posted on the roads up in the mountains.  I wonder how many cars had to have been hit before we started to make those signs?

So, how does this relate to your business?  Well, let me tell you:

Consider...

August 26, 2019

I hate to bring this up, but Labor Day is at your doorstep and it's time to get back to the regular grind.  Soon, you will be thinking about next year's budget.  But before you start working on the budget for 2020, you should be spending time on bigger picture items....

June 26, 2019

I remember the days when my family would take the long summer trip to Miami or to Topeka.  One of us kids was lucky enough to get the way back area of the station wagon in the morning.  Spacious and peaceful.  In the afternoon, you didn't want to be back there because...

May 29, 2019

I hope you all enjoyed Memorial Day and, in some way, paid tribute to the men and women who died while in military service.  It's typical for folks to visit the gravestones of relatives that have died while in the military.  Memorials are objects that serve as a focus...

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