10 Strategies to Maximize your Potential

Here is a great take on maximizing ones potential. If you have ever felt a personal dis-connect with your goals and/or your strategies for achieving them, this article is for you. It comes from Jay Ship, Vice President and COO at Rapport Leadership International, an innovative leadership training group, via the Renascent Consulting blog. Enjoy, Sincerely, Ormond Rankin … Continue reading

That’s a STICKY Idea

I am always trying to read and grow in my business knowledge. A great book that I recently read was “Made to Stick, Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Hard” teaching what it takes to keep your idea from going into one ear and out the other of your audience. I wanted to share … Continue reading

Do you have the habits to be successful?

I’m quickly becoming a fan of Linked In articles posted by top influencers. Here is another good one posted by HubSpot founder and CTO, Dharmesh Shahby, in case you missed it – the Simple Daily Habits of the Delightfully Successful.Catchy title. Sure. But I like that it is positive and has a number of good things to … Continue reading

10 Quotes about Balance

It’s been awhile since I compiled a quote blog, so I figured it was time for a new one. During the summer many of our mindsets change because we want to spend more time outside, with our families or on vacation. Does this cause your business to suffer, or do you find that maybe your … Continue reading

Marketing Exercise: Become your Ideal Customer/Client

Hi this is Kelsie, ActionCOACH BCG’s marketing manager, and today I want to give you an exercise to help you find your target market. First figure out who your ideal customer is. Male or Female Age Ethnicity Financial situation Marital status How long they have owned their current business Previous work experience? Children Religion Lifestyle … Continue reading

Roadmap to Success: 10 Quotes About Having a Plan

Here are ten great quotes on the importance of having a plan:  “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ― Gloria Steinem “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will … Continue reading

The Compound Effect

The Compound Effect Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Darren Hardy in person and listen to him talk about the compound effect.  While what he said was a bit of common sense, the way he put all his thoughts together created, as we say in ActionCOACH, a real BFO – “Blinding Flash of the Obvious”.His … Continue reading

Great Coaching = Big Winnings

  Great Coaching = Big Winnings   In the spirit of the Super Bowl, I want to focus on what the 49ers and Ravens had in common….a great coach. The Harbaugh brothers brought their teams all the way to the big game through long hours of breaking down tape, scribbling x’s and o’s and bringing out the best … Continue reading

4 Simple Tips for Leaders and Entrepreneurs

4 Simple Tips for Leaders and Entrepreneurs I was inspired by an article today written by Bobby Umar and wanted to share what I took from the piece. I feel that these are 4 simple yet crucial areas in being a successful  leader and/or entrepreneur.    Know Your Passion: This is difficult for many and may take years … Continue reading

Master Mentor interview with Darren Hardy

Master Mentor: Darren Hardy To start the New Year off on an inspired foot, here is an excellent Master Mentor interview with Darren Hardy, the publisher and ED of SUCCESS Magazine.   Darren has spent a lifetime studying the habits of successful business people. He shares lots of great tips with Brad, including a habits of: … Continue reading