What do you need to STOP doing to create more time in your week?

When I work with my business owner clients to implement the Whole PIE Business Management System, so that they can create more profit, impact, and enjoyment in their business, one of the first things I ask them to do is create their Stop Doing List. Most business owners and leaders tend to operate on the … Continue reading “What do you need to STOP doing to create more time in your week?”

Want more time and energy? Deploy values-based decision-making in your business

One of the most underrated benefits of getting crystal clarity on the purpose of your business is the time and energy savings that come from values-based decision-making (VBDM).  Each day you and your team are faced with countless decisions, and making decisions takes energy. Small decisions, big decisions—they all take some energy to make, oftentimes … Continue reading “Want more time and energy? Deploy values-based decision-making in your business”

Here’s a great way to measure your level of joy

In my last article I shared the first nugget of wisdom I took away from Tim Ferriss’ recent podcast episode with Good to Great author Jim Collins: Put Butter on Your Waffles. The second nugget I took away from that interview is Collins’ method of measuring the quality of his days. For years, Collins has … Continue reading “Here’s a great way to measure your level of joy”

Put butter on your waffles

Audio is my preferred medium of consuming information (as opposed to print or video) because audio allows you to consume the information while doing something else, like driving, exercising, doing chores, etc. I am a consumer of podcasts. Like millions of other people, The Tim Ferriss Show is one of my faves. Recently, Tim interviewed famed Good to … Continue reading “Put butter on your waffles”

How to set profit, impact, and enjoyment goals as part of your annual planning process

It is annual planning season (and Q1 planning season) for many business owners, which means it’s time to identify the overriding goals for your business over the next 12 months (and then to break those annual goals down into smaller chunks that can be accomplished in the next 3 months).  Since the three most important … Continue reading “How to set profit, impact, and enjoyment goals as part of your annual planning process”

Business lessons from a $4 Christmas gift

With four school-aged kids in our house, Christmas morning is quite the production. Wrapping paper flies everywhere as the kids open their gifts from Santa, mom and dad, grandparents, and other relatives. Among the mix this year was a new bike, a giant dollhouse, an Xbox, some Lego sets and, of course, lots of clothes.  … Continue reading “Business lessons from a $4 Christmas gift”

How to become a purpose-driven business

Recently I partnered with my local Chamber of Commerce (one of the best little CoC’s in the world by the way!) to present a webinar about how to become a purpose-driven business. The presentation covered the what, why, and how of purpose-driven businesses, as in: WHAT is purpose? WHY is it important to clarify the … Continue reading “How to become a purpose-driven business”

The Whole PIE Business Management System™ Training Program launches in January 2021

Looking to join other like-minded small business owners in setting your business up for success in 2021, despite these challenging times? Our new Training Program for Small Business owners will help you do just that. We will show you how to harness the power of strategic goal setting to get the Whole PIE in your … Continue reading “The Whole PIE Business Management System™ Training Program launches in January 2021”

Purpose, joy and Verafin’s $2.75 billion exit

Last week’s news of St. John’s, NL-based Verafin’s sale to Nasdaq for $2.75 billion has many business owners in Atlantic Canada saying Wow! – myself included. In fact, when I shared a link to an article about the sale on my Facebook page, that’s the only word I added to the post: Wow. It’s all … Continue reading “Purpose, joy and Verafin’s $2.75 billion exit”

Give some PDA to your IPOs (it’s not what you think!)

Disclaimer: If you’re looking for an article about public displays of affection for initial public offerings you’ve come to the wrong place! This article is about one of the great irritants of the business world: issues, problems, and opportunities (IPOs) that go unresolved for weeks, months, and years.  We’ve all experienced it. Talking about the … Continue reading “Give some PDA to your IPOs (it’s not what you think!)”