80% of small businesses do not have a professional coach

Having a business coach is one of the smartest things a business can do. So why do more not do it?

In my experience, only about one-in-five small businesses are working with a professional business coach. This is disturbing to me because having a coach can be one of the smartest business decisions a business owner can make. While there are numerous reasons for this dismal statistic, I’d like to address one specific one below, namely […]

What would you do if your job disappeared tomorrow?

working women

In the uncertain world we’re living in this is a real possibility for most people. I’m not trying to be a downer but an unexpected job loss can devastate many families. In my view you have two choices. You can spend your days becoming more and more stressed, worrying about your future, doing whatever you’re […]

What happened to Myspace?

The Facebook/MySpace debacle is an interesting lesson in the difference between Top down and Bottom up business philosophies. In the early days of social media MySpace was the leader. At some point, Ruppert Murdoch took over MySpace. Being a big business type he ran it like a big business, basically telling people what they could […]

When I was lost in the abyss

A reporter called my life at the time aimless wandering and she was right

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A number of years ago our local newspaper, the Doylestown Intelligencer, wrote a feature article about me. In the article the journalist, Naila Frances who did a terrific job of capturing my essence, used the phrase, Aimless wandering to describe where my life was at its low point. Sadly this is what many people, especially young […]

Why taking responsibility is the key that unlocks your personal power

The majority of people in our society, for whatever reason, feel a need to blame someone or something for the conditions in their life. They point to the government, their company, their parents, spouse, lack of education, environment, or any number of other “reasons” for their situation. When an undesirable event occurs in their life, […]