The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know

Change means friction.⁠ Effort. Investment.⁠ Faith.⁠ ⁠ There’s a high cost to change.  ⁠ That’s why so many of us default back to “muddling through” ⁠ ⁠ So basically we’re saying: ⁠ ⁠ “It’s a little too tough for me to think about how I might do things...
Are you placing enough bets?

Are you placing enough bets?

How do you know that what you’re doing in your business will work? You don’t. We don’t. We lay some bets and see what pans out. (With a whole lot of elbow-grease in the meantime.) It’s one thing to acknowledge that “failure” is part of how our businesses grow, but...
Bottleneck #4: The CEO Bottleneck

Bottleneck #4: The CEO Bottleneck

  This last bottleneck was the most popular of the talk.  Literally every business owner in the room had their hands up, as a confession that they themselves were a bottleneck (even the main bottleneck) in their business.   Here’s how CEO bottlenecks tend to...
Bottleneck #2: The Team Member Bottleneck

Bottleneck #2: The Team Member Bottleneck

The 2nd bottleneck I want to talk about is a team member bottleneck. Many of us are all too familiar with this one. What does a team-member bottleneck look like in your business? Here’s 3 common ways that it appears: 1. You have a team member who is just not reliable....