What They Don’t Teach You in Business School About Being an Entrepreneur

Here’s something they don’t teach in business school: At some point, starting a company will give you a stomachache. It will be caused by some combination...

5 Quick Reasons Why Your Startup Failed

Being a first time entrepreneur is fun and exciting, but nothing prepares you for the day you finally realize that things aren't working out.

What I Learned from Reading These 5 Books (1 May Shock You!)

So you pick up a book. Start reading. Creating pictures in your mind. Imagining. The wooden cabin nestles in the shadow of a snow covered mountain. The day has...

The Game of Life Begins Again Now

Are you disappointed in yourself that you made a mistake you simply should not have made? We've all been there. We all (at least, I) continue to "be there" from time-to-time.

Read Like a Successful Person

Struggling to read effectively can impact every area of your business life, including screening an applicant's CV or resume, providing good customer service, or...


A lot of people go through life worrying about where they’ve been, where they are, and where they’re going. But worrying doesn’t accomplish anything. If you are worrying about something, first consider whether you can do anything about it.

Free (and Honest) Small Business Owner Job Description

I have stressed the importance of creating job descriptions before you start hiring to expand your small business. But I recently realized that I’ve never discussed...

Self-Discipline is the Key to Success

Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with more than 3,000 leaders, and I have observed they just about all share one common key to success. It is not intelligence, education or training but self-discipline that has enabled them to excel in their respective fields.

5 Steps to Positive (And Powerful) Self-Change

Recently, on my Facebook Page I suggested 5 steps for positive self-change. They start with awareness, but go on to include many of the things you need.

Create the Work-Life Balance That’s Right for You

As a time coach, I talk to people who want to live a more balanced life on a daily basis—including startup founders. It can be a struggle, but my real-world experience has uncovered that founders can achieve work-life balance IF all five of the following conditions are met.

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