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Strategies for scaling back when life’s priorities bump into your best laid business plans

You’re a business owner with goals, plans, priorities, clients and commitments. But that doesn’t make you immune to life’s challenges and changes, right? Sometimes things come up that need your full attention.   They might be fun things that you’ve planned, but still disrupt your schedule. Or they may be challenges and stressful times that were unexpected. But we all experience …

Put Your Vision Through the Third Degree

As an entrepreneur nothing is more important than your vision. Your vision serves as a North Star.  It sets your direction and keeps you on course. I’m not talking about a vision board decorated with the things you want—like more money, freedom, fitness or love. Vision boards are terrific tools for short term motivation and intention setting.  But they can’t …

Go Ahead

As I do every year, I chose a theme for the year. This year my theme is “Go Ahead”. So why Go Ahead? Go Ahead is…. 1.    marked by energy and enterprise; progressive (as in: a vigorous ‘go ahead’ company) 2.    a sign, signal that one may proceed; green light 3.    energy, spirit; one possessing ‘go ahead’ enthusiasim 4.    readiness …

[3Cs] Capability: Blazing a Bigger Trail

This is the final post in a 3-part series to help you identify where you are in growing your business, and where to focus next in order to achieve your goals. The Trailblazer Triangle has helped my private clients and past Think Tank participants zero in on the exact area of focus to fuel their growth. This model reflects three …

[3Cs] Get Past the Capacity Crunch

This is the second in a 3-part series to help you identify where you are in growing your business, and where to focus next in order to achieve your goals. The Trailblazer Triangle, a tool I’ve used with private clients, is a model reflecting three unique yet common challenges most trailblazers regularly face. Get your copy of the Trailblazer Triangle …

Are you solving the right problem?

As a business owner, the ability to solve the right problem is critical.  Every business, no matter how successful, faces challenges that require the business owner to put their ‘strategist hat’ on and sort through what’s going on. One of the things I learned early in my career was the value in looking beyond the symptom, beyond the obvious situation …

Have You Ever Felt Boxed In?

If you’ve been around the block a time or two, you’ve no doubt seen, and perhaps studied, the proven ‘formulas’, roadmaps and mentor mandates for how to grow a lucrative business as a consultant, coach or expert. And if you’re anything like most of my free-thinking, freedom loving clients you’re asking yourself this ONE question: Do I REALLY have to …

The Art of Nurturing What’s Next

Something’s been bothering me lately.  It seems to me that too many great ideas—pioneering, change making ideas—aren’t getting out in the world.  They’re being compromised, criticized, or cut off at the knees before they’ve had a chance to take root.  With so much public sharing, vocal voices and ‘social’ media in our face on a daily basis, there seems to …

Confident Collaborations: Tips to Designing Win/Win JV or Business Partnerships

Guest Author: Dorene Lehavi, PhD www.bizpartnerpro.com Fortunately, the world is moving in the direction of more collaboration and partnering.   Coaches commonly advise their followers to participate in joint ventures, affiliations and partnerships as a way to grow their business and expand their reach.  When done right, collaborative partnerships can be a very lucrative and rewarding addition to any business. Often …