Just keep swimming…

My first paid job was sitting pool side as an attendant. I sat for hours waiting for members of a very exclusive club on the East Side of Manhattan to come in, spend some time swimming, then go back to their busy, fast-paced lives. I would give them an all importnat towel and show themContinue reading “Just keep swimming…”

Middle Management Muddling

I spoke with a prospective client this week whose group will be launching his business in a week. The situation they are in reminds me of when I started in business in 1993 – three or four months in, one of my employees (who was 18 at the time) said, “Don’t you have things toContinue reading “Middle Management Muddling”

The Power of Managing

As Gifford Thomas wrote on the Leadership First blog, “some people think a leader should have a complete set of skills, characteristics, and abilities to handle any problem, challenge, or opportunity that comes along. This myth of the “complete leader” can cause stress and frustration for leaders and their teams.” As a small business owner,Continue reading “The Power of Managing”

Lonely at the top

You know what they say, “It’s lonely at the top”. Doesn’t have to be… I always wanted to be in business. As a child, I would play “Restaurant” and “Supermarket” with my cousin – down to making checks and menus. When my parents added a dog to our household, I became fascinated with the vet,Continue reading “Lonely at the top”

Business 101: You are NOT Peanut Butter

Here’s a sticky subject… “I got it.” “Why bother letting so-and-so do it? I’ll only wind up doing it over again myself.” “Just give it to me – I’ll do it.” And here’s my favorite… “I have to do everything!” How many times have you heard these lines? How many times have you said themContinue reading “Business 101: You are NOT Peanut Butter”

Are you a Firestarter?

Getting things done – making a plan and checking off those boxes. Up level and be unstoppable! Are you one of those people that gets things done before others around even get started moving? As a business owner, being comfortable with how you feel about money – understanding your value and being confident in theContinue reading “Are you a Firestarter?”

Something’s coming…

That time when you were just about to give up and then… You’ve worked hard on creating your plan, your vision for the business you have built/are building, you’ve done the hiring, the training and (joy, of joys) you have clients and customers and YOU are in demand. So you work and work – lettingContinue reading “Something’s coming…”