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Big Idea – Tips for Business Success

On a  television show – The Big Idea – they give many ideas on overcoming the naysayers (negatives toward the business) and staying focused on making your business idea payoff.  Here are five of the tips that I think we all can use: 1.  Develop an expertise in the business field in which you want to start your […]

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Tightrope walkers and small business owners

What’s the difference between tightrope walkers and small business owners? Not much!

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The Odds Are In Your Favor!

Earthquakes in Japan, Volcano erupts in Ireland, Flooding throughout the Midwestern US, Wildfires in Arizona and New Mexico thousand are left homeless scream our headlines.  Yet when you really stop to think about it, on a grand scale very few people are affected and more survive these events than don’t.

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Loose Ends

My wife and I have been going through old papers, photos and miscellaneous items of her parents both of whom have passed away in the last three years. Her mother was a special person in many ways; an author of many articles, a newspaper publisher, an amazing mentor to her daughter and a very unique […]

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Yes…..but……

I have to defer to Mary Catherine Bates for this one. She posed that very statement in her book “Composing a further life”. All too often we “experts” will answer questions or comments from students or clients with “yes……..but……..” which implies we are about to modify, correct or in someway change the information being discussed. This […]

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What If?

I received a dreaded phone call this morning about a business acquantance who died last night of a sudden heart attack.  In some respects it wasn’t a big surprise because the individual had suffered from heart problems for a number of years.  

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Change your game?

Changeyourgame.com! What a great name for a website and it’s for real. Only problem is unless you are a golfer it’s not for you, but what a great idea. What if you could “change your game”?  Just go to a website and get yourself changed.

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Filling Those Retirement Years.

There are many articles written about having enough money to live comfortably well into our retirement as well as about finding something meaningful to do after we retire.

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Life Tough? Make it Better in 2011

In the 1950’s there was a popular rock n’ roll song called Life.  It’s opening lyrics went something like this: “What’s life? A magazine How much does it cost?   It costs 20 cents But I only have a nickel. Aw Aw that’s tough” Indeed life can be tough. Has life in 2010 been tough for you?  […]

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You’re Only Old Once!

As part of my new year’s resolutions I began cleaning some old books off my shelves when I came across a book by Dr. Suess that my daughter gave me for Christmas a number of years ago.

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Big ideas and plus 50

Muzak – George Owen Squier; Assembly line – Henry Ford; Electric Razor – Jacob Schick; Helicopter – Igor Sikorsky; Parking meter – Carl Magee; Microwave oven – Percy Spencer; Communications satellite – John Robinson Pierce. All these people were fifty plus when their inventions became successful

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Two Wolves

Recently one of my students handed me an old Cherokee story that I thought has many applications to business and life.  I think this is a great story about ethics, and “doing the right thing”, so I wanted to share it with you.

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Manners and Models

Just read a column by Peggy Post, director The Emily Post Institue (yes that Emily Post) entitled “Oh, Behave!”, AARP May/June. It prompted me to think about business manners today, or the lack of them I should say. What sort of messages do we send young people today when they see our business leaders, government officials and […]

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The Importance of Staying Focused & In Control

I was just talking to a long time client today about various “happenings” in her business.  The  company is growing and adding many new services. Certainly an exciting time for any business owner.  It has been the result of a lot of hard word and dedication.  Unfortunately, this growth has also resulted in  internal problems. One […]

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Laid Off At 50?

The December Issue of the AARP Bulletin contains an article about individuals who were laid off from their jobs after the age of 50.   Some were 60 and older.  It tells the story about how the individuals started their own enterprises and found satisfaction in them. The article also reported that 15 percent of workers […]

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