Category Archives: Growth Tips

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

boat on open water by an island

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 …

Fear is your biggest obstacle when it comes to beating your competition


It is not easy to stand out from the competition in our industry of landscape, lawn and irrigation services. Everyone has access to the same tools, materials, software, marketing, etc.. Therefore it’s hard to create a unique product/service, especially one that your clients would deeply desire. However, if you don’t find a way to stand …

Welcome To The Following Landscape Companies


I want to welcome this amazing group of professionals (see below) who will be joining us at the Design Build Growth Summit — a 2 day intensive conference and facility tour, which is now sold out. It is going to be a game changer! (For those who can’t make it, I will provide you with …

Podcast series: The Ultimate Landscape CEO


I am traveling the Pacific Highway in California, on vacation with (most of) my family. We are visiting Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Seattle and finally to Coeur D’Lane, to drop off my daughter at college. It has been a joy. (See photos below.) In the meantime, I want to alert you to my Podcast series, …

Are You An Innovative Leader or Innovative Company?


Who comes up with the innovations in your landscape, lawn or irrigation company? Is it you? Or is it a mix of the people on your team? Last week I wrote about the book, Shoe Dog, by Philip Knight. It’s a thrilling book, and hard to put down once you pick it up. (Sure, you …