December 7, 2014

How to survive the gauntlet

molly published this at 3:00 am

What happens when everything is working? How do you respond when the solutions are coming fast and furious? After months or years of “famine,” how do you deal with an abundance of resources and opportunities?

1. Oxygen 2. Silence 3. Insight 4. Action

First of all, catch your breath. Every cell in your body (including the grey ones in your skull) operate more efficiently when fully oxygenated. Literally breath deeply and let it out, focusing on releasing panic as you exhale.

Once your brain has a fresh supply of Thinking Fuel, sit down and be quiet.

If you’ve Read More…

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December 4, 2014

Ways to Retain the Best Workers

Dave published this at 10:57 am

Your employees are the lifeblood of your business.

The right team is the difference between brilliant ideas and lackluster ones; excellent planning and management, and costly failures; great customer service and customer service that get you noticed for all the wrong reasons.

Finding the right employees can be time consuming and costly, so once you find the right people, you’ll want to hang on to them.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that workers in the U.S. stay in a job for around 4.6 years.

What can you do if you want to retain your best employees longer than Read More…

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December 4, 2014

The Secret to a Successful Marketing Strategy

rosemary published this at 6:11 am

The ambitious farmer, fresh out of agricultural college, wrote up a detailed plan for his farm.

He designated which crops he was going to grow, how he was going to rotate them, what equipment he would need, and how many farm hands he was going to hire.

After gathering all of his resources, he and his farm hands went out and planted acres of crops. It was laborious work, but when he looked out over his acres of fertile land, he was very proud.

Then he and his farm crew got into their shiny pickup trucks and Read More…

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December 2, 2014

Avoiding Death by Cookie Cutter

rosemary published this at 7:49 am

By Lisa D. Jenkins

Have you ever been doing one thing and found a correlation to another that sidetracks you? It happens to me all the time.

If thereís one thing Iíve learned about doing what I love, itís that sitting on my butt and working online for hours is all too easy. Iíve gone from running 5 to 7 miles a day to working 7 to 9 hours without ever getting out of my chair. Itís not good for me.

So two weeks ago, for the first time ever, I hired a personal trainer because I Read More…

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November 30, 2014

When to listen to your critics

molly published this at 3:00 am

Earlier blog posts have emphasized the need to learn how to filter out the voices of critics. While it’s true that those who can only criticize are seldom of any practical help when building anything, especially something new, there are times when it pays to listen to those with a different point of view than your own.

It’s also important to make sure that before listening to your critics that you are crystal clear about your goal, in terms of what solution you/your product brings. Having a vision of the ideal resolution is important, because it serves as Read More…

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November 28, 2014

Beach Notes: Holding Out Against The Odds

rosemary published this at 6:05 am

By Suzie Cheel & Des Walsh

Walking onto the beach this morning we saw this sand castle and Des said: “It’s holding out against all odds,” as the waves crashed in.

The next moment the top was gone yet the base remained.

Suzie Cheel & Des Walsh

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