Losing A Who (348)

After today I’ll be away the rest of the week because I lost another WHO in my life. Who you surround yourself with matters! I’ve surrounded myself with some important WHOs. Over the weekend I lost one of them, a very close family friend I’ve known all my life. His son, Stanley, was my lifelong [...]

Thanksgiving Is The Enemy Of Discontent And Dissatisfaction (347)

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”         – Harry A. Ironside Harry was a preacher in Chicago. Anybody familiar with the Bible has to have an awareness of gratitude and being thankful. Mostly to God, but also for each other and whatever we’ve [...]

Marketing In The Moment: Multiply Your Marketing (346)

We wrap up this week’s series on Marketing In The Moment with some thoughts about multiplying our marketing. One obvious way to do that is with money, but writing checks isn’t my point today. If you can write bigger checks and effectively drive business growth, then by all means…write the checks. Most of us don’t [...]

Marketing In The Moment: Measure Your Marketing (345)

A UK business guy produced a brilliant little video about how 1 in 8 men in the UK have NO FRIENDS. Entrepreneurship is lonely. Extremely so. The Peer Advantage by Bula Network doesn’t promise to provide you lifelong friends, but the value proposition does include removing the loneliness of owning and operating your business. It’s [...]

Marketing In The Moment: Monitor Your Marketing (344)

Marketing In The Moment – A 3-Part Series This week I plan to briefly discuss marketing. Today we start things off with monitoring your marketing. Wednesday we’ll talk about measuring your marketing and on Friday we’ll discuss multiplying your marketing. By monitoring I mean you take a good, hard look at your marketing. So many [...]

The Speed Of Small Adjustments (343)

This week the focus has been on details and seemingly small things. Because they can make all the difference. Let’s end this week with a focus on speed. Especially the speed with which we can make small adjustments. I wish I were a guitar player, but I’m not. I’ve just dreamed about it since I [...]

Details Make The Difference (And Make Your Business Better) (342)

I grew up in retailing, which is closely related to the hospitality business. Little things matter. “The devil is in the details.” This is why small percentages of improvement can garner big differences in performance. It’s the 80/20 rule or maybe better yet the 95/5 rule. There seems to be statistical evidence behind the 80/20 [...]