Predicting your own future…

Alan Kay, the REAL inventor of the mouse and the graphical user interface, famously said in 1971, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” A few years ago, I rewrote this idea in my book, Be...

Independence Day

Everybody has their own definition of freedom. For many it means doing whatever you want whenever you want. For others it is more specific – it means independence from having to create current income –...

The Danger of Doing Nothing…

Last week I ran a business-building workshop for 14 consultants and coaches to help them grow their businesses to high-six and low-seven figures.. On the second day during a break, one of the attendees pulled...

Support Your Life…

  My father spent a large part of his life working to pay the bills. A lot of people do that. They live as if the whole purpose of their lives is to support their business. What if it was the other way...

Keys to Business Failure Part 2

Last week I was in NYC doing a strategy session with one of my coaching clients. We laid out the exact steps they’re going to follow for the coming year to break through to the next level – in other words...

Strategic Planning for Purpose and Passion

Some people think of this as the holiday season… Others also think of it as the “planning season.” The time of year when you start to figure out how you’d like the next year to go… What you’re...

Time Used Well

Time well used, time well spent? I've been thinking recently about the kind of choices we can make about time. Do you go with the default… The pre-programmed… The accidental non-decision… Do you...

Mea Culpa and How to Jump Start Your List

I'm not dead... And I haven't stopped writing... But it has been almost eleven months since my last blog post so I might as well have. So this quick post is combination of a mea culpa plus an important...

Do you need a job description?

The other day I got a question on the blog asking whether I thought a solopreneur should have a job description. My immediate answer is YES. But aren’t entrepreneurs, and especially entrepreneurs who work...

Belief ChangeFor Beliefs That Need Changing

It might be time for you to face the facts... Roughly half of whatever is rolling around in your head got there by accident and probably isn’t doing you much good. But when you try to figure out what's...