We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren't spending too much time on Twitter or mismanaging my daily tasks. Those are bad habits, but there are bigger, more systematic time wasters that have really gotten in the way. Fixing these will free up a massive amount of time and energy.
When you bend your business to your ego, you forfeit your capacity to believe. You've defined your company’s practices as only those things and people that you can influence, control and manipulate. With this corporate policy of assumed perfection, you give away the keys to your ability to imagine your business as wildly successful. Your … Continue reading The Power of Business Imagination
Every day is a new beginning. But in life, sometimes you have to stop before you can truly begin. So starting today: Stop caring about everyone’s opinion of you. For the most part, what other people think and say about you doesn’t matter. When I was younger I let the opinions of my high school … Continue reading 10 Things To Stop Caring About Today
If a competitor offers its product for free, should you do the same in hopes of increasing market share? Dear Norm, Our small business provides government agencies and consulting firms with specialized computer models that simulate flooding. Sales have been very slow this year, and one of my partners thinks we should make the software … Continue reading When to Change Your Business Model