FREE TIPS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR BUSINESS AND UNLEASH YOUR LIFE

Yai’s Tips for UN-Complicating Your Life

When I was a kid, I often rolled my eyes when my mom (we call her Yai Yai) trotted out some un-asked-for advice.  Now, I appreciate that she is quite a wise woman.  What happened between then and now?  I got older and I got humbled.  I've considered what's important and what I could let go. [...]

Art Show for the Plumber and the Plumber’s Wife

Hotrod and I had a three hour window at Laguardia Airport, while we waited for our son, Max, and his girlfriend, Jules, to arrive.  We were all heading to a cousin's wedding in upstate New York. I was imagining that we would spend the time checking email and playing Words with Friends.  Hotrod, however, lined [...]

Turning the Worst Thing Into the Best Thing

When Hot Rod and I were first married, we lived in a cabin outside of Whitefish, Montana.  It was 11 by 15 feet and the foundation was four, almost-flat rocks.  We had all of $5000 between us and we contracted a well driller and a “diviner” to help us find – and hit – water. [...]

Leave it?…or Makeover Your Business

My friend and mentor, Al Levi, uses a powerful exercise to engage clients in business development.  He asks, “Imagine this.  You walk out the front door of your business, and cross the street.  You decide you are going to recreate, makeover, your business.  What, and who, do you bring with you?” Or do you decide [...]

Duck Dynasty v. Kardashians – TV’s Family Businesses Square Off

Family businesses are the back-bone of small businesses in the United States.   They comprise 80 to 90 percent of all businesses, and they face many heartbreaking issues, like divorce, succession planning, turf battles, and “why can’t you be more like your brother?” arguments. Chances are you are involved in a family business…or work for one. [...]