take a shot

Take the Shot!

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.” ― Wayne Gretzky

I am a Norwegian calling Norway and can’t speak Norwegian in order to talk with magazine editors to promote my client’s book.

One more time. A Norwegian calling Norway but can’t speak Norwegian. How was I supposed to make the connection?

What Are Your Customers and Employees Missing?


Use these power words often to make a big difference in your business.

The holidays are fast approaching and people are starting to think about gift-giving. Are you already thinking about what to get for the people in your life?

Before you start shopping, take a moment to remember that there are many ways to show that you care. Your gift doesn’t always have to be something tangible. In fact, it can be as simple as just taking the time to show recognition to someone—letting them know how much they mean to you or your business.  That’s where the two powerful words come in: ‘Thank’ and ‘you.’

do you hear that

Do You Hear That?

It’s the sound of people talking about your business.

Imagine for a moment that ocean waves represent the people you do business with. Many voices together create energy—just like the ocean. One drop alone does not have much energy or strength, but thousands or millions of drops can create a tsunami…a force that can take a business to the top or roll right over it.

You could ignore the one drop (or person), but eventually that one drop can become an ocean of voices talking about your business. Make sure that when the ocean does starts to rise, what people are saying about your business are positive things. Your reputation is the most important thing you have.

There is Treasure Inside this Toolbox!

small business tools book

Do you ever feel a bit overwhelmed with all that it takes to run a business today?

Finding the right tools to build a successful business can be challenging. In this article you will find a wealth of information from like-minded small businesses who share thoughts and ideas on what it takes to be successful.

In addition, supplemental articles feature two well-known business leaders, Brian Tracy and Melinda Emerson, who share their wisdom and experience on building and maintaining a successful business. They weigh in on what is absolutely crucial not only continue to do business today, but what steps you need to take to ensure your business succeeds in the future. (Download all articles in the “Tools for Business” series compiled into a FREE ebook here.)

Let’s open the toolbox and take a look inside. Are you ready?

Do You Have the Fire to Inspire?

“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders”  ~ Tom Peters Leaders help others grow by sharing tools in the form of ideas and experiences, as well as physically showing and guiding people in the right direction. Investing in others on a personal level and watching them grow is truly a powerful experience. True leaders…