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Procedures UN-Complicated: Get Your Operating Manuals IN

Hmmm.  Which is worse... hitting your thumb with a fast-swinging hammer or writing your Operating Manuals? For me,  I'll take the swollen, broken thumb over writing procedures.  Ugh!  I've done it, and it is complicated, slow-going work.  However, I also know the power, the sanity and flat-out freedom that Operating Manuals can provide.  So let's explore the [...]

Meet Al Levi and The 7 Power Contractor!

Hurray!  Al Levi, all around great guy and outstanding business expert, has released The 7 Power Contractor...your soon to be latest, favorite business book! I consider Al one of my best friends.  When it comes, to business, well, he has been there, done that and made tons of money.  Best of all, he [...]

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You Don’t Have to Work Together

"Oh, if he would only do what I want him to do!" Sigh.  Been there and said that. After years of prodding, suggesting, nagging and reasoning, I never succeeding in getting my husband to do anything he didn't want to do. After years of therapy and self help books and meditation and [...]

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#Grateful for YOU this Holiday Season!

The shadows are long and the days short.  This is the time of year to reflect and be grateful. I'm grateful... That I have the most wonderful family.  That I am blessed with awesome friends and team members.  That I have been of service to a lot of people and am on track to connect to [...]

Are You Teachable?

As a business expert, I am expected to offer advice.  The danger is that I become so committed to what I know works that I am no longer teachable.  Attending seminars and webinars, listening to great speakers, is one of the habits I have developed that helps me stay teachable.   Teachable means willing [...]

The UN-Constipated Business

A friend and client of mine reminded me about this video.  I recorded it a few (many?) years ago and my friend, Jack, told me he watches this video several times a week.  A WEEK?  Wow.  I'm honored to have made that kind of impression on him.  It's called "How To Make Running Your Business [...]

Biz Tip #28: Be UN-usually Happy

Did you see this video yet?  Click below for a recap of Gary Vaynerchuk's life, in a 2 minute clip.  The guy gets a LOT done in a day.  He doesn't sleep a lot and he moves, and talks, at warp speed.  His day may not appeal to you, but here's the kicker:  He is happy. Joy [...]

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Want to Win? Gotta Enter!

Once upon a time, Leroy died, went to heaven and had a meeting with the big guy. "God, I have just one question for you," said Leroy.  "All I ever wanted was to win the lottery.  I asked, I prayed, every day.  I never won. Why wouldn't you grant my only request?" To which God replied, "Leroy, [...]

We love you, Frank Blau!

My favorite place?  Seminarland!  I just returned from the Pumper & Cleaner Profit Series with Jeff Bruss in Orlando, Florida.  What a lovely group of contractors.  We laughed, we cried...and expanded business and personal success.  (Thanks, Jeff!  You are a super marketer and businessman, and put on a first class event.) I love to hang out with folks after [...]