Tag: business

  • Fair-weather leadership

    Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune of working with several leaders. While a majority of them were outstanding, a few were perfect examples of leaders I never wanted to become or work with. One of these was what I call “fair-weather leaders.” There’s a high likelihood that you know someone like that in […]

  • A $60,000 lesson on making your hustle work

    You may have heard this before, “I tried to do <nature of business> on the side (or worse, full time!) but it didn’t work out. I was barely making ends meet, so, I quit and got back working for someone else.” Or perhaps some variation of it. I most certainly have. And I must confess […]

  • So, what do you do?

    Every now and then I would bump into someone who would eventually ask me, “So, what do you do?” It’s one of my least favorite questions. The worst of all scenarios, however, is introducing myself in public settings. I hate it. And that’s just putting it mildly. Yet, I end up sharing a rambling of […]

  • How to make it easier for others to refer you

    We know asking for referrals is the most effective way to grow your business. Some organizations have thrived purely on referrals. But most organizations, especially the small ones, are hesitant when it comes to referrals. They feel its awkward and intimidating (for the obvious fears of failure or rejection). And it sure is. But if […]

  • Get specific!

    Found this nugget from Derek Siver’s website. A great reminder for solopreneurs, entrepreneurs and small & medium business who want to take on the world but fail to get to anyone (or anyone “getting” them) when they just have to get a little specific. A little specificity hasn’t hurt anyone. It’s applicable to your niche, […]