Nuts & Bolts

The Secret Your Business Has Been Wanting to Tell You: You Have to Pay Attention to the Nuts & Bolts 

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The Secret Your Business Has Been Wanting to Tell You: You Have to Pay Attention to the Nuts & Bolts 

  The Nuts & Bolts of business. For those of you who may not be wired to pay attention to cash flow, or marketing calendars, or sales conversations, saying you have to pay attention to your business’ bottom line is like telling you you have to start liking cod liver oil. It just ain’t gunna happen. Or is it?   What does it mean to pay attention to your business’ nuts-and-bolts-bottom-line reality? There’s a long list of things you might consider paying attention to; at its most basic level, though, it means a few things: You need to know who your customers are. The people you *really* want to work with, not just anyone who passes by. It makes sense to know how...

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Super Powers Part 2: Discovering Your Super Powers Objectively

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Super Powers Part 2: Discovering Your Super Powers Objectively

  Let’s take for granted you have Super Powers. How do you discover them? There are plenty of ways, and in this article we’ll explore three that offer an objective perspective.   (If you’d like a refresher on what Super Powers are and all the good things they do for you, refer to Part 1 of this four-part series here.)   Objectively figuring out your Super Powers means using external assessments (outside yourself looking in). Note that these are not tests, they are assessments, designed to help you discover what your default mode of operating is, and what your strengths and preferences are.   There are plenty of assessments out there; here are three of my...

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Circling Dallas

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Circling Dallas

  I’m not sure where I first heard the term but I feel in love with it immediately: Circling Dallas. Being a Texan I naturally think everything orbits the Lone Star State, yet that’s not what I’m talking about here. Circling Dallas refers to that state where you are going somewhere and you just can’t seem to land. You could be going to an event and you just can’t seem to make it out the door. Or you’re going to write a newsletter (ahem) and you can’t sit down and get typing. Maybe there’s a long awaited project you’re eager to begin, yet you’re not taking the necessary steps to get going. Instead of...

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