Past Issues

Aspire for More

Shawn Kinkade and Chris Steinlage

Is There a Rembrandt in Your Closet?

Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art announced recently that it had found a 500-year-old painting by Hieronymus Bosch. Maybe that’s not a Rembrandt, but from a value perspective, it’s not far off. In fact, there are only 25 paintings by Bosch on the planet and only five in the United States. The painting, “The Temptation of St. Anthony,” is dated around 1500.  Apparently, it was sort of a by-chance discovery made after some art experts from Bosch’s hometown in the Netherlands noticed the painting in an art catalog from 2003, the last time it had been on display at the Nelson. (more…)

A Great Way to Keep Your Team on Target

One of the secrets to a successful small business is having employees who are aligned with what you’re doing, are engaged and enjoy working with you and your team. We’ve all experienced businesses where the employees are clearly just showing up for the paycheck and don’t care at all about what they’re doing—that’s a business on life support. It’s equally easy to see when employees genuinely like and believe in what they’re doing, and that makes all the difference. (more…)

How to Bust a Blind Spot

I’m pretty sure we all carry around head trash—things that we believe, but that aren’t actually true. Of course, since we believe it, it never crosses our mind that it might not be true. Essentially, it’s a blind spot. (more…)

5 Unhealthy Business Myths That Are Holding You Back

I’ve talked to a lot of business owners lately who are working crazy long hours. In some cases, it’s because they’re in early growth mode and they don’t have much choice. But most of them are unfortunately buying into some really destructive myths (or lies), and it’s hurting their business growth opportunities. Not to mention making their lives a lot harder than they have to be. (more…)

4 Types of Business Relationships

What if you could increase yours odds of living a few extra years—and increase the odds of building a stronger bottom line for your business? Would you want to do it? What if you already had all the necessary tools and equipment to make this a reality? Would you start using it? (more…)

What’s Your Story?

If you’re like most business owners I know, you would like to be more effective when it comes to marketing—and it turns out there is a recipe that can help you do just that if you’re willing to give it a try. (more…)


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