If You’re Not Making Money, You’re Not A Business

Everybody involved in a business must understand this fundamental truth.

  The primary purpose of a business is to make money. You provide a service or make something useful, and if it’s any good, you make money. If you aren’t money motivated, you are dangerous to yourself and anyone for whom you make business decisions. The danger is that you’re going to drive your company into… Read more »

5 Signs You’ve Got IT: How To Make Things Happen with Mental Toughness

Check your ability to commit, finish, and succeed with these 5 key practices for mental toughness.

  Art Williams used to say that people can smell a phony a mile away. I never heard anyone argue with that, in fact it seems to be universally accepted to be true. There’s something powerful about people who have “IT.” What I’m talking about mental toughness: the ability to make things happen.  To go… Read more »

Focus: The 1st Critical Ingredient to a Great Week, Month, or Year

These 5 techniques for developing a winning focus will set you up for success.

  Have you ever considered our air traffic control system or the scope of their focus? It is an unbelievably complex system responsible for the safety of hundreds of thousands of people every day! To make it work, thousands of controllers are operating across the country, and each one has a single point of focus…. Read more »

Elephants, First Steps, and Procrastination

How decision making, elephants, and first steps can help you beat procrastination.

  Like fear and doubt, procrastination can occasionally be a good thing. It may just be your subconscious telling you that you need to rethink what you’ve got lined up to do. But most of the time, it’s a negative. It’s just going to cause you to delay doing something that you need to knock… Read more »

The 5-Step Process that Guarantees You Can Become a Great Leader

How the cycle of success gives you the keys to climb the leadership ladder.

  There’s a lot written about leadership, and as you’d expect there’s a lot of nonsense written about leadership. That’s because most of the people writing have no real experience with it and are writing from an observer’s standpoint. But let’s look at how leadership really works, and step-by-step how you can become a great… Read more »

How to Keep From Being Shut Down by Stress

5 ways to turn negative energy into positive results.

  It seems like it never changes. There’s always way more things that need to be done than we have time to do. Ask any successful person how they’re doing, and they’ll say, “I’m great, but I am busy—it’s been a crazy week.” There are always a lot of meetings, phone calls, wrapping up projects,… Read more »

7 Questions to Ask Other Successful Leaders

Winners learn from winners.

  Lazy leaders are bad leaders, and one of their marks is a lack of concern about improving. Great leaders are growing leaders. They know that if they don’t get better, the team cannot continue to grow. In all areas of life, you are either growing or you are dying, and this fact is multiplied… Read more »

6 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

Learn how the top leaders in the world communicate effectively.

  What does it take to be a leader? Leadership encompasses a wide range of skill sets, but of above all, communication is the most important attribute of a great leader. That’s because you’re constantly communicating in order to run an operation. You’re communicating with employees, customers, your peers, and your family. There are times… Read more »