Is self-sabotage holding your small business back?
“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” It’s a thought-provoking question that is usually credited to the late evangelist Robert Schuller. Many others have used a version of it. It was the opening question from Regina Dugan, former director of DARPA, in a great TED Talk several years ago. (more…)
I really enjoyed learning physics back in high school and college. You could take a relatively complex situation and predict what would happen. With a few assumptions, some clear laws and principles and some higher end math, you could figure out exactly how far that 10-pound cannonball would fly out of a cannon—or whatever. The situation could be complicated, but it was something you could ultimately understand and predict.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could apply the same kind of thinking towards business success and growth? (more…)
In business, we often are tempted to make aggressive corrections when we discover an issue that is affecting output or productivity. A recent experience reminded me that it is better to undercorrect than to overcorrect. I learned how you can totally lose clarity and focus when you overcorrect.(more…)
Most business owners feel like they’re on some kind of island. That their company’s success or failure rides solely on their shoulders—and their shoulders alone. Not only is that wrong, it’s incredibly stressful for most people. It tends to lead to bad decisions and eventually to business failures.(more…)
I met with a business owner a few weeks ago who was exhausted. This wasn’t just your common “I’ve had a long couple of days, and I need some sleep” exhausted. This was more like “I have been pushing a huge rock uphill for years, and I can’t take anymore” exhausted.(more…)