You can't manage time. You can only manage priorities. If you want to grow your business making more money isn't enough. You must make more money while putting in less time. As long as your business is owner-scaled, that is…

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What makes us a unique species is not just an opposable thumb or an awareness of time or a capacity for language. What makes us different is the urge to tinker. We can't leave well enough alone. Whether it was…

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If there is a single core to the Great Performances approach to designing or expanding a business, it might be here. We can't create a successful business alone. People talk about social business as if that were some new concept,…

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While help comes from many places, the success of your business is yours to leverage into place with your own hands. Your customers won't do it (no matter how delighted they are), time won't do it, the 'universe' won't do it. Not even…

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A client in the consumer education sector saw over a thousand dollars in revenue every time she filled a class. She filled those classes when she lit up her extensive and loyal email list. Another client, an artist, produces work…

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In two recent conversations the topic of 'trending the unpredictable' came up: how can we prepare for what we can't see coming? In one conversation we broke down 'the unknown' into three areas: World-ending catastrophes. AKA stuff there's little ROI…

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Sometimes I'm negative. "Everything happens for a reason." No it doesn't. "Do what you love and the money will follow." No it won't. "There are secrets/magic bullets to success in business." No, there are no secrets or magic bullets. If…

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"It isn't meant to be." Most people will read that sentence as: "It isn't foreordained. It isn't in the stars." If we assume meant is to be taken literally and implies intention, causality, or some force that 'makes' things happen, that reading is correct.…

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It started because one of us couldn't make fire. I had a fresh kill from the savannah and you knew how to make fire. You were too old to hunt the savannah, but you knew the secret of fire. So…

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Have you noticed how often when someone asks how a business is doing, the response has something to do with sales? "How is that business doing?" "Great. They hit 3.3 million in sales last year." It isn't the wrong answer.…

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