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It seems that everywhere we turn these days we hear about “balance”.  Finding life/work balance, personal balancing, balancing work and family, balancing our chi, and so on.  Balance can be elusive.  Lately, I have been thinking a lot ab... Coaches are always looking for clues that will unlock a problem or problems that the client has on the way to success.  Whether we are looking at business or personal success, the process is often the same when it comes to uncovering the barriers that... Recently I was reading a newsletter and the auther was discussing what causes people to miss the mark on their goals, especially when it comes to financial goals.  He stated that it is often easy to set a goal of financial freedom in two years, and ju... I admire folks who have the uncanny ability to “do it all”.  They tirelessly work several several businesses and manage getting kids to school, do some volunteer work, get to a couple networking groups, all while seeming completely in cont... On our journey through life we wear so many hats and take on so many responsiblities and often it becomes difficult to stay focused on our goals.  We are all pulled in so many directions each day, and I think it is important to take time each day to r... in 2010 as the first baby boomers turn 65, roughly 8,000,000 American business will be up for sale. Which ones are likely to get serious attention? I’ve been coaching business owners for over 10 years; that’s a lot of conversations, a lot of challenges and opportunities for greater self-awareness and its development; for better business systems and their documentation.  Yet in all those years... Sometimes we fail in following our personal sense of mission because we believe we lack some critical key to success. The easy way is to write down what questions you need answered So often we focus on goals that reflect a change we’d like to achieve: lose weight, stop smoking, change jobs, plan a vacation. How often is the same degree of planning applied to the very 'big picture' concepts, the kind that don't often come up in... Ask Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com what business he’s in and he’ll say ‘customer service’; the fact that he sells millions of books, cd’s and other assorted consumer stuff is nice but hey, if Amazon can provide a first class customer-orien... I’m getting ready to hire my first employees; what should I be looking for? Somebody asked me this at a recent panel discussion about starting up a business. Being clever I went with this reply – First, let me suggest what you don’t want ... One of the hardest aspects of working from home is creating the discipline or motivation to work regular hours each day. It is so easy to get distracted and put off the essential tasks that need to get done.  So an easy solution is keeping your work p... Got the world on a string or its weight on your shoulders? Small business owners are often faced with challenges of priority that employees rarely experience. They believe they’re completely responsible to their business when in fact the reverse ... The “Finish Strong” Foundation exists to make a positive difference in the lives of at-risk youth in Illinois. Its philosophy ‘is founded upon the belief that the principles learned through athletic activities serve to bring the best ...