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”

Are contradictions leading to destruction in your business?

Years ago I tagged along with my wife Shelley to a business/personal development conference in the mountains of Colorado. I was skeptical at first about taking five days away from my work to attend, but Shelley had been to this conference a couple of years before and pleaded with me to join her for her … Continue reading “Are contradictions leading to destruction in your business?”

Founders Forum: 6 key takeaways for business owners

This week I attended the 2nd annual Founders Forum hosted by Planet Hatch in Fredericton. It was so great to be back at an in-person conference (yes, with all public health protocols in place) for the first time in what seems like forever. Founders Forum bills itself as “the place for no BS conversations amongst … Continue reading “Founders Forum: 6 key takeaways for business owners”

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?”

6 tools to help with your mindset (part 2)

This is part two on tools to help you create and keep a positive mindset – more important than ever in these crazy, uncertain times. In the last article I covered exercise, gratitude, and meditation. In this article I’ll share three more tools for your positive mindset toolbox: 4. Journaling. As with meditation, this is … Continue reading “6 tools to help with your mindset (part 2)”

6 tools to help with your mindset (part 1)

We all know that having the right mindset is beneficial both for running a business and in life in general. This is even more true in challenging times like these, where it’s understandable to have some fear, anxiety, and added stress due to the uncertainty of our individual and collective path forward in dealing with … Continue reading “6 tools to help with your mindset (part 1)”