To The Important Women In Your Life

To The Important Women In Your Life

In the past I have written about my father’s influence on my consulting business and my advice to you. This week I am writing about my mom, Dorothy Goldberg Scott, who passed away 2 weeks ago. Three big achievements stand out in her life, that greatly influenced my work and life. I share them with you below and how they may apply to you; perhaps you will catch an inspiration! My grandmother and great-great-grandmother both lived to 100, and we always thought my mom would, too. She fought ALS for seven years and finally succumbed, at the fulfilling age of 87. Three Big Achievements…

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Employing the “Beginner’s Mindset” in Your Business — Keeps it fresh, relevant and growing.

Employing the “Beginner’s Mindset” in Your Business — Keeps it fresh, relevant and growing.

This past week I wrapped up our spring vacation in The Netherlands. It’s where I met my wife. We traveled there for her family reunion. My wife set up the reunion so she could visit ALL her Dutch family in just one weekend. Smart! Unplugging overseas. I personally enjoy traveling overseas, It allows me to unplug and clear my mind. Holland is an inspirational country to unplug. They are excellent gardeners, horticulturalists and business people–and great at innovation. The Dutch have a keen eye when it comes to innovation. Here are some examples of Dutch innovation, with photos.

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These 3 Accountabilities Will Ensure Stellar Results

These 3 Accountabilities Will Ensure Stellar Results

It’s going to be a great year—I can feel it. But only for the companies that have mastered the skills of Accountability. There are five key types of accountability that your organization must master to be on tops of it’s game.I spoke about these at my client-exclusive event, The Executive Retreat, that we held in January in New Orleans. To keep this brief, here are 3 critical accountabilities I touched on (I’ll address the others in a future newsletter)

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More Important Than Your Profit & Loss

More Important Than Your Profit & Loss

What’s more important than your profit loss and statement?? When I watch the news lately, it makes me wonder. In my early 20’s, I traveled to Israel and spent a few months there working on a Kibbutz. A Kibbutz is an Israeli communal living environment, where people work, eat and live together, pooling their monies and chores. (My job was running a sand blasting unit in a factory where they made tractor parts). It was quite inspiring.

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The Surprising Truth About “Retiring In Place”

The Surprising Truth About “Retiring In Place”

Last year I ran a webinar on the topic of Retiring In Place. We covered why owners are going this route, and what it takes to put in place.You can watch the webinar recording on YouTube. Here are some surprising truths about this goal. The future is now. All entrepreneurs are dreamers and doers.We love building businesses and having big goals. A common dream is building a business to run day-to-day without the owner. Often these are the ten-year or someday goals. (I know this to be the case, because when I take on a new peer group client or coaching client, I inquire about their short and long term goals). Here is what I have discovered, after working with close to 350 companies:

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Two Quick Tips On Providing Undeniable “Value”

Two Quick Tips On Providing Undeniable “Value”

In March, I wrote that the common industry expression “100 days of hell” should be changed to “100 days to sell.”

It’s more upbeat and helps your team stay optimistic in tough times.

Here are two quick tips to keep you sane and selling in the 100 days of sales.

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