5 Ways to Sleep Better as a Business Owner!

Then, the sun would rise. You know, everything is better, clearer, easier in the light of day. And, everything is scarier in the dark. Lesson learned: Go back to sleep.

Win a Business Makeover with me!

How very cool that PHC News is hosting a contest where I get to do my favorite thing:  Hang out at your shop and help you grow your business!  That’s if you are the winner.  PHCNews will pick up all the costs.  It’s like a TV Makeover Show…starring you and me.  Fun!  Life changing.  Profit building! […]

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The Worst Career Advice Ever

Recently, Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs Dude, was a guest on Bill Maher’s HBO show Real Time.  He was talking about his latest adventure, Profoundly Disconnected, a program to help connect those looking for great careers with real, albeit sometimes dirty, jobs.  I was on the edge of my couch!

I love dirty jobs!  I cheered as Mike shared his frustration that students are being given the Worst Career Advice Ever:   […]

Tips For Hiring the Right Employee

 “I just can’t find good employees.  Nobody wants to work for a dollar anymore.   Thank goodness for Joey.  He’s my top producer.  Customers love him and he delivers top sales every month.  If I could clone him, I would!  He is one in a million.” 

My pal Vince owns a Heating and AC company.  He’s been interviewing for salespeople and so far nobody has made the cut.

I responded,“Gosh, if Joey is one in a million, it will take you a million applicants to find him again! You are looking for a superstar. Instead of trying to find one, why not try to……create one?”

“I don’t have time for that!  I am a busy man!  Where are the self-starters?  

When I was a kid, I worked 12 hours a day for $1.25 an hour!  I was grateful to be working.”

“Yeah, yeah…and you walked six miles to school and back every day, uphill each way.”

“How did you know?” Vince shot back.

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3 Business Lessons Served on CNBC’s Crowd Rules

I love watching TV!  I steer clear of bad TV.  However, there is solid programming out there.  And there is great free advice if you are building a business.  I love Restaurant Impossible and Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.  (BTW, I am at the ready to host an Extreme Makeover – Service Business Edition show!)

I love it when the TV biz expert shares simple ways to fix a failing business. Why do the owners fight it so much?  Why would they rather be right…than rich?  Business is just a vehicle, for driving us in the direction of our dreams.  Terrific reality TV shows help us see the denial, and perhaps recognize it in ourselves.  So, tune in, grab the popcorn and learn how to make more money.

My latest, favorite show is Crowd Rules on CNBC.  Here are a few “Lessons Learned” from catching up on the latest episode with Rockstar Business Expert Larry Winget… […]