Are You Thankful?

Giving thanks

Tomorrow in the U.S. we will celebrate our annual Thanksgiving. It will be a time for families to gather to share a lot of food. The special recipes that have been handed down will be prepared, stories will be told (often getting embellished along the way), children will tear through rooms playing all sorts of […]

Leadership: Finding a Good Fit

good fit

Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to identify “good fit” during their hiring process. Candidate selection is driven by the magical, mystical notion of making a good fit decision. Clearly, the first step usually involves matching job description requirements with the candidate’s stated background experience. Right away, the matching process starts to […]

Calling All Remote Workers

Work at Home

Since 2000 there has been a growing trend to let workers do their duties remotely; telecommuting it was once called. With the availability of so much good technology, it seemed extra generous of employers to allow workers to avoid the hassles of doing a daily commute. The company saved on facilities expense. While the trend […]

Introducing the Entrepreneur Scan

Key ways to look at your business

back hand scan

When you have a business, it is only natural that you try to examine it. We all know that the more information you have about something, the more significant your chances of making correct decisions regarding it. Entrepreneurs scan their business often, even though many already know their ventures like the back of their hands. […]

Leadership : #MeToo vs Improving Personal Accountability

Personal accountability is a wide and somewhat confusing concept. When it comes to leadership, the best leaders not only embrace personal accountability, but they demand it. Sadly, the headlines today contain stories about cover-ups and sexual improprieties (that’s me being very nice about it). Celebrities, athletes, politicians, key executives, and others are being “found out”. […]

Launch a Great Business (Richmond, TX: HeadwayExec, LLC, 2017)

Why this book?

As the world’s economy changes, people in all walks of life and at every stage of their career are asking themselves “why don’t I just start a business?”

That’s a good question, but one with an answer that is very complex. Building a successful business is not as simple as opening that lemonade stand.

I’ve lived the dream of opening my own business. Heck, I’ve started five of them. Do it once and you learn a few things. Do it again and each time it gets a little better. Why?

Because the smart business owner learns. You make mistakes and learn from them. In this book, I’ve presented the top 10 things I learned along the way.

You won’t have to figure them out on your own.

 

Announcing my newest book

“Launch a Great Business: Top 10 Ways to Make your Company Soar”

Inspiration to be my own boss came at an early age. I was raised by a single Mom. Everyone told her she needed a job to provide for us. She did that for a while. But late hours and hard work only gave her so much for us to have. It wasn’t much. She got very tired of not having any control whatsoever over her time and her opportunity.

Before I got out of high school, she launched her business, an interior design firm. Now the hard work and long hours meant something. Yes, it was scary for her. It was just the two of us. She was facing College costs for me. It became her reason for going out there. She worked very hard. She was good at it. Her business grew from drapes and chairs for people’s homes to full-scale office buildings and shopping centers.

Her biggest regret was that she had waited too long to step out there. Those words stuck with me. Yet interestingly enough, as I grew up and got married, I felt the same pressure and did the same thing.

My young family needed a steady income so I took work for a paycheck. Next thing you know, 20 years had run away. The company I had dedicated those years to decided I was “aging out”. They couldn’t say that officially, but that’s what it was. I was offered an “early retirement” at the ripe old age of 45.

Mom’s words came to life. I went solo. It wasn’t easy and sometimes didn’t seem like much fun, but in the end, it was the right thing to do.

Launch a Great Business

With this book, I share with you the 10 things you must know and master to be able to make your business a success. Too few start-ups ever make it to $1,000,000. According to the SBA (Small Business Administration in the U.S.), only 15% of businesses last past 5 years. I don’t want you to be one of those fails. My passion is that you get equipped with great experience to make it work!

The book also includes two bonus sections at the end.

BONUS #1 – a recap checklist of all the sections of the book. This easy to follow guide reminds you of the key elements to put to work to achieve great success.

BONUS #2 – An introduction to my E-Learning Marketing System. All small business needs more leads, more clients, more sales. With this E-Learning Marketing System, I can show you 5 key areas you need to maximize to earn your next $100,000 without spending one dime on advertising and marketing.

Check them out for yourself!

Available at Amazon and Kindle

PS – That 20-year job I mentioned was a banker. I don’t regret that season of my life at all. It gave me experience and exposure to a wide array of businesses in a large number of industries. I met owners and leaders who were very good and some who were not. (go figure). Seeing these things first hand gave me a better education about running a successful company than any business school could ever hope to give.

I call upon all of that experience in my business coaching and executive leadership work. My new book includes some of those insights too.

Work-Life Balance Hack (Or Not)

moments

Want to know a great life hack? There aren’t any. I chuckle every time I see that phrase pop up in a new thread. What is a life hack anyway? If you are looking for better ways to do things, then great, you are looking for growth. Hacking usually means stealing something that isn’t yours […]

E-Myth Revisited (for Everyone)

Discovering your WHY

Michael E. Gerber’s works called the seek to define entrepreneurship and business leadership. As I study those volumes, I find some key essentials that apply to every business executive, owner or aspiring manager. For many, the E-Myth has become a bible of business success and growth. You have to start with WHY. Gerber’s work even […]