Decisions

/Tag:Decisions

Do Whatever It Takes.

If you read Stop Playing In The Kiddie Pool the other day, you got a harsh introduction into running your business. You need to be SERIOUS, COMMITTED, & FEARLESS in yourself and your business. This is a ‘Part Two’ to that article.

When people run a race or push themselves when they exercise, they tend to hit a physical and mental […]

Treading Water Is The Same As Drowning.

Many people today feel they are just ‘one bad decision away’ from losing their job or business.

So instead of making decisions, they make NO decision. Or if they have to make a decision, they take the least offensive, least impactful, least expensive, and most spineless way out. Most of the time, that’s the wrong thing to do.

What […]

Are You Risk Averse? That’s Why You’re Going Nowhere.

I had a great session with one of my favorite clients the other day. We covered an area on making decisions and I brought up a way I teach people to think about their careers and owners to think about their businesses.

There are three ways to make decisions in business:

Sure Things – These are […]

How to Live Your Dream When You’re Scared to Death.

Did something scare you today? This week? This year?

What really scares you? An angry boss? A lost client? A problem without a solution? Zombies?

And more importantly, what does your fear make you do? Do you shut down? Make quick decisions without thinking?

When you’re scared, you make emotional decisions. Sometimes they are rational and sometimes they […]

Why Your Good Leadership Isn’t Great.

Good To Great. An incredible book by Jim Collins — relates how certain companies overcame their obstacles and pushed themselves from being just good companies to the stars of their industry. How they made the leap, what they did, and what they didn't do. How can you make the leadership leap with your team and go from just being a good leader (and that isn't bad at all) to a great leader? Here are some basic qualities most leaders use and how to kick each one up a notch to great:

Are You Crushing It Every Day?

“Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” – Gary Vaynerchuk, from Crush It!

Great words from Gary in one of my favorite books (I require all of my clients to read). He is spot on with this one.

See how he constructs the quote — Family — Work — Passion. Not the other way around.

Unfortunately, […]

Top 3 Mistakes Made In Family Businesses.

I run Multi-Generational Peer Review Groups — and boy do we have fun discussing many issues inherent with family businesses — especially ones where the younger sons/daughters work for the older parents. And the parents have one foot out the door into retirement, yet they feel they need to keep active and still make decisions. Or they are still working 60-70 hours a week and never delegate key responsibilities to their sons/daughters.

The Secret To Getting Things Done.

Candidly, it hard to get things done. Of course, some things are easy, but many of them are quite difficult. We are always looking for ways to do things better, faster, and with less worry and work.

Years ago, I came upon one of the most simple and powerful quotes I’ve ever read. It’s from Mohandas Gandhi, who in his 78 years of life, gave us so many great quotes (and his actions too!).

“Action Expresses Priorities.”

That’s it. That’s MY secret to getting things done.

Think about it — All of your actions, […]

Dirty Little Secret: Dealing With Quick Thinkers

Are people thinking and making decisions faster than you? It might be you . . . or them.

Why You Hate Making Decisions.

Finding it harder and harder to make decisions lately? Decisions or the lack of them are responsible for the breaking or making of many a career. With the craziness of the economy mixed with the bi-polar swings of board decisions, one finds it harder and harder to make a 'comfortable' decision.