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Tag Archives: Focus

The Key to Good Communication

by admin on October 03, 2016

Tweet A good friend of mine once asked me if I was “arguing to be right, or trying to be understood?” I ask myself that often – not because I argue a lot – but to remind myself that the key to good communication is listening to what people have to say, not telling them ...

Vivid Vision – Where, Not How.

by admin on July 04, 2016

Tweet One of the best parts of creating a Vivid Vision is the chance it gives you to tear off the shackles of reality and logic and fantasize about your future. But often, successful entrepreneurs have a hard time tapping into their creative side. The pragmatic, logical thought patterns that made them successful don’t allow ...

College Pro Painters

by admin on May 22, 2016

Tweet 25 years ago in Dec 1985 I was admitted to what I now know was my real world MBA. And the guy in the picture Grieg Clark started it all in 1971. Almost 40 years later, College Pro Painters is still, in my opinion, the single biggest reason I am where I am today ...

Do you KAMP? Your Revenue Growth Depends On It…

by admin on October 08, 2015

Tweet In the early days building 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we had a franchisee who was struggling.  They just weren’t getting enough work to cover their costs.  We knew that it was more about aligning their entire team and making a focused effort than it was about their territory not being lucrative enough.  We knew it was about ...

How to EASILY Save $455,000.00

by admin on August 26, 2015

Tweet During a session this week with a CEO that I coach & mentor we were talking about how much time is wasted with unproductive meetings and with employees sending too many emails & cc’ing too many people.  All EASY fixes. I ran him through some basic math: Assume you have 50 employees. If you ...

Truth about Strong Companies and Rich Clients

by admin on February 01, 2012

Tweet This rings true even in recessions.  That’s where the old adage ‘cash is king’ in a recessionary market comes from.  Many companies saw the recession coming and moved into cash.  They were waiting for deals. They’ve been waiting for the market to turn. They’re also waiting to buy from you. Sell to them. They’ve ...

Focus – India Style

by admin on January 20, 2012

Tweet I’ve just wrapped up a 7 city speaking tour with EO & YPO in India.  Crazy schedule to hit this 7 cities between Jan 8-19th – but we pulled it off. Too many business lessons to cover in just one post, however, one that jumped out at me in every city was that Indian ...

Still Stuck In An Email Vortex?

by admin on October 18, 2011

Tweet If this short video resonates with you, let it nag you every day, until you start getting focused. I suggest you have ALL your employees watch it too…...

Do You Know Your One Thing?

by admin on July 01, 2011

Tweet Every company, and every person in a company should have their one thing to focus on.  Why everyone shows up and dives into email each day blows me away. What’s your ONE thing that you need to get done today.  What’s your ONE thing that you need to get done next week, next quarter ...

Tips for Staying Focused

by admin on April 04, 2011

Tweet Over the years, I’ve kept an updated list of tips I’ve read about to stay focused. Every six months, I’ll come across it and re-read it, and it always gives me a little boost of focus to get more done. Hopefully some of these ideas will help you and your team focus more, too. ...

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