Fresh Perspectives for 2012

If we are going to make room for small business ambition, strategy, value, and success in the future, we have to find a new vocabulary – not to mention a new lens with which to view the world. Try these different perspectives on for size… Downside:...

Do Something – Even If It’s Wrong!

Entrepreneurs differ from wannabe entrepreneurs in one significant way: they take action. Inertia is the first cousin of fear. Doing nothing accomplishes just that. I think part of this is because people interested in changing course think they have to make huge,...

Steer Your Own Ship

When you dream of owning your own small business, or any other “career” aspiration, are you steering your own ship or are you letting someone else’s conventions and definitions guide you? Is it your parents, your peers, your hometown, a mentor? Or is...

Success and Home Ownership

Success is something YOU should define for yourself. For the vast majority of us, we never took the time or had the courage to figure out what we want and what we think is important. Home ownership is a standard success moment for most of us. First, let me say I own...

Success: Question Everything!

My last post, and some recent reading, have my brain humming. I am not sure how many of us realize how little we question the expectations and definitions of “success” that have been funnelled down to us from parents, grandparents, spouse, co-workers,...