Tag Archives: success factors

Concentrating Where You Can

Write where you can. When you can. However you can. I admire folks who can continue to concentrate whatever the situation. In my many years as a journalist for a big newspaper I needed to be able to concentrate amid the noise of a newsroom (that noise is lessened now that most people arrange appoints […]

A Story of Being Unique In a Saturated Market

The sage puppet, Kermit The Frog, stated his case for the trials of being unique when he said, “It Ain’t Easy Being Green”.   Kermit is right.  It is hard to be different.  It’s much easier to do what everyone else is doing.  Does being like everyone else equal success?  In today’s saturated marketplace, even if […]

How to Succeed As a Consultant

Step 1: Become extremely good at something. Anything. “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.” – from the book of Proverbs, Chapter 22 Step 2: Push beyond the boundaries of what’s known. Investigate the unknown. Speculate. Theorize. Experiment. Learn from your […]

Self-Publishing Bestsellers: A Flicker of Fame

If a self-published book lands in a forest, does anyone hear it? Well, what I’m really saying is if you self-publish, will anyone read you? Its never easy to find an audience, especially nowadays, but readers will discover you if you’ve lead them to your work, through your site and your efforts and attracting an […]

Gain An Advantage Over 23 Million Other Business Owners

Conventional wisdom tells us that running a business is risky.  Dangerous even.  Proceed with caution.  But as my good friend Garrett Gunderson says, “There is no such thing as a risky investment, just risky investors.”  Business in and of itself is not risky but the people who run them sometimes are. What does this have […]

The Easiest Way To Set Up Your Entity

When it comes to building anything in this world, the one thing you absolutely don’t skimp on is the foundation.  In business part of your foundation is the legal entity that you set your company up with.  This is something that doesn’t need to cause you stress because the best advice I can give here […]

Sad, Sick, or Financially Stressed – Real Winners Respond

Not even sickness could stop Michael Jordan from an exceptional winning performance in the 1997 NBA Finals. As mentioned, 2010 may have been a tough year for you (it was for me), but when knocked down, winners find a way to respond, and know it’s a process. Even if it takes every ounce of their […]

You’re The Best

Ask yourself a question for me real quick?  Who can do what you can do?  The answer is that when you are doing it right,  no one can do what you can do quite like you.  Simply put, you’re the best at what you do.  There are a lot of distractions that keep us from […]

The 10 Steps to Make Your Resolutions Succeed

Yes, it’s that time of year when we seem to reflect on our lives and the changes we want to make. If truth be told, the only resolution I’ve ever been able to keep is to not make resolutions.  That’s not in a smug way.  It’s just that having made lots of lofty resolutions over […]

How the Law of Process Applies in 2011…

Personally, I think most New Year’s resolutions are a joke. They’re short-sighted, and hack at the leaves of our problems, instead of focusing on the roots. Often this is because we don’t honor the input and effort necessary to change things. This is why it’s so important to remember the “Law of Process”, which basically […]