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”

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”

The Foundation and the Flywheel (Or, the two things that lead to more profit, impact, and joy in your business)

I have written about how the three most important measures of small business success are profit, impact and joy. In my view, truly successful businesses are those that are: Profitable– they consistently generate the profit required to support the business’ desired growth and impact. Impactful– they make a difference in the world, by improving the … Continue reading “The Foundation and the Flywheel (Or, the two things that lead to more profit, impact, and joy in your business)”

Why the Be-Do-Have mindset is so critical for business owners

There is a concept I have learned from some mentors over the years called the “Be-Do-Have” mindset.  All business owners should keep this concept in mind as they strive to create profit, impact, and joy in their business. In the last article I argued that each of profit, impact, and joy affects the other, and that … Continue reading “Why the Be-Do-Have mindset is so critical for business owners”

What comes first in your business – profit, impact, or joy?

In the last article I wrote about the three most important measures of business success: profit, impact, and joy.  Which of the three comes first? If you can only tackle one at a time, where should you start? The answer? It depends. (Did you know I practiced law for 10 years? Some habits die hard.) It … Continue reading “What comes first in your business – profit, impact, or joy?”