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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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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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Stand Straight with your Shoulders Back

clarity Sep 24, 2020

Stand Straight with your Shoulders Back

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist argues that poor posture impacts your chances of winning in life. He examined how lobsters engage in dominance rituals and the lobster who wins gains a better position in the social hierarchy. The winner...

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Stop Making Choices That Are Not Yours To Make

clarity Sep 19, 2020

 

Stop making choices that are not yours to make.

 

The choice is easy when you involve the right people. I went to the store to get some juice for my youngest son, and I could not make a choice. There are 30 different brands, flavors, colors, and shapes. 

 

Instead of...

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When I Grow UP

clarity Sep 17, 2020

When I grow up 

My son is a dreamer and he says "When I grow up" about 20 times per day. I love everything that comes after these words. When I grow up is a powerful term. My job as a dad to make sure that I do not judge what comes after these words. One day, he wants to be an engineer, and...
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