Hard Work Needs Something Else

“Today is life – the only life you are sure of.  Make the most of today.  Get interested in something.  Shake yourself awake.  Develop a hobby.  Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you.  [...]


Full Speed & Focused

“The unforgivable crime is soft hitting.  Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.” – Theodore Roosevelt When I visit with leaders, rarely do I find them to be lacking in [...]


What Are You Actually Doing?

“Make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details to perfect.” – Jack Dorsey It’s been mentioned in this space previously (here and here, for example) that focus is one of the most [...]


The Most Important Thing You Can Do In 2019

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee I spend my time helping businesses and business leaders be successful. It’s an extraordinarily challenging and [...]


Leaders & Focus

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought into a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell Time seems to fly by, and this year is no different. It’s [...]


What’s the Picture in Your Head?

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” – Shannon Alder I was fortunate last week to spend some time working with a business [...]


3 Leader Keys

“Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker One of the critical things leaders need to be thinking about in our current world is focus. We are [...]


3 Thoughts About Your Time

“Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi An all too common refrain from business owners when I ask them why they haven’t done or aren’t doing something that seems worth doing is “I’m just [...]


3 Questions About Focus

“I’m facing Niagara Falls – the wind and the mist and the dark and the peregrine falcons – and I’m going to stay focused on the other side.” – Nik Wallenda One of my areas of improvement for 2018 [...]


One Piece at a Time

“Wherever you are, make sure you’re there.” – Dan Sullivan Most businesses make at least some effort to put together some kind of vision & plan for their future. They’ll talk about products [...]

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