The Business Hump

The Business Hump  Get the right people on the bus and empower them to do a great job It’s a common theme. You’ve seen it in the “The E-myth Revisited”, heard it in an ActionCOACH presentation or two, read it in the books “Delivering Happiness” from Tony Hsieh or in Brad Sugars “The Business Coach”. … Continue reading

Entrepreneurship is a Roller Coaster, Not a Cruise

As a coach, I often talk with clients about working through “failure” and “perturbation.” It’s a fact of being in business, even if we don’t like to recognize it. Vivek Wadhwa makes some good points in his “Entrepreneurship is a Roller Coaster, not a Cruise” article about dealing with those challenges. I would just add that coaching … Continue reading

Think Energy Management

Think Energy Management   I’ve found an interesting take on time management from author, Nido Quibein that I want to share with you. In his latest book Seven Choices for Success and Significance, Nido talks about managing ones energy instead of managing ones time. The concept of expending ones limited energy on the things we most value … Continue reading

The Plateau Effect

We’ve all experienced the plateau effect. It’s something like this: your business is growing, you are making great strides, then somewhere along the line things begin to slow and before you know it you are in a flat spot. Sound familiar?Here is an interesting and easy to digest slide set about why people get stuck … 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

The War for Talent is Winnable

Do you have trouble finding and keeping great employees?If so, this month’s article is a must read. It’s from one of my suppliers, Hiring Smart.All too often employers look at the wrong indicators for a successful hire. They enter into a working relationship, spend a lot of money doing so, only to find their new prized … Continue reading

Effect Marketing for Lead Generation: The Law of Reciprocity

I am so lucky to be a Preferred Partner/Affiliate with the Local Impact Zone.   LIZ is a powerful networking group in the Treasure Valley that focuses on The Law of Reciprocity and giving first. We had a great event on Wednesday morning at the Powerhouse events center, if you missed it, I hope you can make it … 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