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What Problem Does It Solve?

Uncategorized Oct 09, 2020

You should base every business decision on this question:

What problem does it solve?

You want to create a new product, ask what problem does it solve? You want to add a feature, ask what problem does it solve? You want to hire a new employee, ask what problem does he or she solve? 

If you...

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Are you overthinking your problems?

clarity Oct 08, 2020

Most of my consulting clients want to know how to solve problems quickly. I tell them to make decisions often and assess them. If they are right, great. They will have a head start, and if they are wrong, they can pivot and change course.

Most of us dislike making simple decisions because our...

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Can a Zero Make a Difference?

clarity Oct 07, 2020

If you want to change your life, add zero at the end of your effort. 

 
My son is in 3rd grade and I'm teaching him math. For the last 8 years of his life, I have been telling him that zero is zero. If you add a zero to 50, nothing changes, it is still a 50. 
 
Now, he is...
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90% of Committees are Pointless

clarity mindset Oct 06, 2020

When leaders do not want to make hard decisions, they form committees.

Most committees are boring and pointless. If committees have a mission statement it would be, “We complicate every issue, fight every innovation, and slow down every process.”

I know an organization that formed a...

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The Best Advice in The World

clarity Oct 05, 2020

Most people ask for general advice, “What should I do?”

I do not tell them what to do, I say, “What do you think you should do?”

It is hard for me to tell them what to do because they have not told me enough information.

I let them make their own decisions, and I dig...

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5 Simple Steps To Build Your Business

marketing Oct 03, 2020

 

Starbucks sells coffee and offers people a third place to drink their coffee peacefully. They have 15,000 stores around the country and another 15,000 around the world. They sell coffee better than anyone else.

Can anyone compete with them?

Pax and Benefica is another coffee shop that...

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4 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Every 90 Days

execution goal setting Oct 02, 2020
Every 90 days, I take 90 minutes to review the last 90 days and devise a plan for the coming 90 days.

Today is the beginning of the quarter. If you take the time to focus on reviewing your goals, you will be more accomplished than 90% of the population that gave up on their dreams on January...

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Business Owners: Do You Need A Vacation? Here is the Key

One of the biggest issues that small businesses struggle with is their owner’s inability to step away from his or her business. I consulted one of the most successful restaurant owners in North Texas, and I asked him to take a week off. His answer was. “No one knows how to buy...

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5 Things Not To Do When Your Business is Not Doing Well

clarity Sep 29, 2020

When I hear entrepreneurs complain about their business, they blame the economy, their staff, their locations, their education, but they rarely talk about their own effort. So, instead of helping them do more, I ask them to do less of everything. 

Entrepreneurs are great at adding to their...

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Someday Our Kids Will Ask Us About 2020

clarity Sep 28, 2020
My father did not graduate from high school, and none of his 8 siblings stepped a foot on a college campus. My father, like his father, like his grandfather, lived a very poor life. They had enough food, very little water, and a lot of character. My father is a captivating storyteller. Every...
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