Category Archives: Growth Tips

Think Like An Owner

employee thinking

Wouldn’t it be great if your employees could read your mind and take initiative in the areas of the business that most need attention? Many employees want to take more initiative, and earn promotions within your company, but they are unsure what to do. Even if you have a career ladder, or path laid out …

The Closing Of A Decade

raod sign with many years on it from past decade

When you read the newspapers, it is hard to tell what the truth is about the economy and the world. Journalists on both sides shoot for the extremes in order to gain eyeballs; they earn their money by tapping into anxiety and negative feelings. It’s confusing and does not add value to your decision-making. As …

What Keeps You Awake At Night?

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Do you ever have trouble sleeping because certain issues in your business are keeping you up at night? Have you ever thought about getting up in the middle of the night to get it all done, because so much is landing on your plate? It’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs and business owners to spend time …

Self Awareness is the Silver Bullet to Professional Growth

man look at himself in the mirror

A few weeks back I gave a lecture to a packed room at the Green Industry Expo in Louisville on the topic of “Benchmarking for Profit”. The audience learned my seven key performance indicators that you must benchmark (measure and manage) in order to improve your company’s performance. Some of the benchmarks were as expected, …

Transition Your Company From Founder-Led to Founder-Inspired

surfer riding wafe

At some point in the growth of your lawn or landscape company, you will want to focus your attention on new things. You may be bored with your current role, or you have personal or professional passions you want to follow. Are you ready to make a change? It is hard to make that transition, from leading the …

Finish Your Financial Year Strong With 12 Practical Ideas


“Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic.” – Robin Sharma Your performance in this final quarter of the year will have an oversized impact on your year-end profits. In fact, it’s so important, that you should be reminded of it and think about it every year at this time.  The question you should ask …

20 Hour Work Week Challenge

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Do you work full time, or are you able to take time off –– and diversify your interests? I am currently working with a seasoned but young business owner who has moved his family overseas to live in the promised land. I am coaching his GM and working with his team; he works an hour …

Are you going to GIE + Expo / Landscapes in Louisville?


If you’re coming to the biggest landscape show on earth, the week of October 15th, you won’t be disappointed! Here are 7 opportunities for you to connect with me at this event, and for you to gain more from your visit! Plus there is one extra resource at the very end of this post, that you’ll want …

Happy Labor Day – A Gift For You


Dear Friends, You have worked so very hard this year, and so I wish you a Happy Labor Day! I hope you get to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You have earned it! Here are 6 memorable quotes from famous people who know how to work hard, plus some thoughts from me …