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26 03, 2018

Listening: Attention or Intention?

By | 2018-03-24T15:20:12-08:00 March 26th, 2018|Awareness, Communication, Conversation, Dialogue, Listening|

Listening “PAY ATTENTION!!!!!” In your life, how many times have you heard that phrase, either from someone else or your internal voice? Shutting out distractions like noise, devices or the torrent of thoughts and imagination that the Buddhist tradition has termed the “monkey mind” seems nearly impossible. We slap ourselves internally in some [...]

16 01, 2017

FOCUS: How Do You Compare Awareness vs. A Noisy Internet?

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:15-08:00 January 16th, 2017|Awareness, Facebook, Focus, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy|

Awareness Moving from Awareness (I sometimes call it Discoverability…) to Reputation, and then to some kind of Economic Engagement (Sales, Donations, etc…) is a well-known path for many businesses. The first stop on this journey is gaining Awareness of your business. Sadly, there are still a number of businesses who feel and [...]

19 12, 2016

How Important is Unsurpassed Genuine Tenacious Persistence?

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:16-08:00 December 19th, 2016|Awareness, Strategy, Vision|

Tenacious Persistence! I am reminded of the role of tenacity this week. Many kinds of dogged persistence crossed my path. In my business, I worked with several clients working through tough business problems. Despite the distraction of the holiday season, each is determined to make headway on each particular challenge. [...]

17 10, 2016

How Do You Focus To Listen?

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:17-08:00 October 17th, 2016|Awareness, Communication, Conversation, Credibility, Customer Experience, H2H, Leadership, Trust|

Listen-To-Understand There is a budding resurgence taking place concerning the importance of Conversation in life and business. Not that a lot of the words aren’t just hanging out there, dissipating in the wind. A lot of businesses grab the “shiny thing” when it comes to the latest discussions and thinking around whatever [...]

18 07, 2016

Still Waiting For That Expert “Top Ten” List?

By | 2018-11-08T16:00:11-08:00 July 18th, 2016|Ambiguity, Authenticity, Awareness, Blogging, Communication, Conversation, Creativity, Customer Experience, Entrepreneur, H2H, Meaning, Reflection, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy, Thoughts, VACC|

Top 10! It's not all that hard to be different, because you are. I made an observation recently in a meeting about the tension we have in each of us to both fit in and be utterly unique. This applies to individuals (this is America, after all...individuals are a huge, almost obsessive focus of our attention...) [...]

20 06, 2016

FOCUS: Is It Destiny or Just a Feeling…or WHAT?

By | 2018-06-15T15:56:26-08:00 June 20th, 2016|Ambiguity, Authenticity, Awareness, Creativity, Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Focus, Leadership, Meaning, Problem-solving, Productivity, Small Business, Smart Business, Strategy|

Decisions and Discernment How do you arrive at the thing or things to focus on every day? There are innumerable items that float through my brain every day, usually just at the time the alarm goes off (if I’m lucky and don’t wake up early…). Living in a particularly woodsy [...]

4 04, 2016

FOCUS: Can You Measure the Hard Things?

By | 2018-09-16T13:55:10-08:00 April 4th, 2016|Authenticity, Awareness, Creativity, Decision-making, Focus, Innovation, Leadership, Measurement, People, Problem-solving, Strategy|

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) We all want things to be easy. And it’s not just business, American or Western Society that defaults to easy. While I still worked at Microsoft, one of my managers got our entire team “Easy Buttons.” You pressed the Big Red Button and a voice said, [...]

21 03, 2016

FOCUS: CAN’T SEE IT? YOU REALLY NEED HELP!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:31-08:00 March 21st, 2016|Authenticity, Awareness, Creativity, Credibility, Focus, Good Business, Leadership, Marketing, Mission, People, Problem-solving, Small Business, Smart Business, Social Media, Strategy, Vision|

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/181215800 You are Very, Very Good at what you do! That’s one of the reasons you started your business. You’re good at it and you love to do it. So, becoming your own boss seemed like the way to focus in on this passion and expertise, and deliver the benefits to others who are willing [...]

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