While setting business (and personal) goals helps identify what’s most important to you, the practice doesn’t mean squat if you, well, never actually achieve them. Sound familiar? Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. And sure, some goals naturally change as our businesses change. But other goals—you know, the ones that take a ton of freakin’ work and time—get super hard to reach … [Read more...] about What Are Key Performance Indicators (KPI)?
If we’re honest with ourselves, sometimes we, as business leaders, expect opportunity to show up on our doorstep like the pizza delivery guy. But most of the time? Opportunity knocks in a much more subtle way—it’s faint and far off, and you’ve got to go out and find it. Sometimes, you’ve got to create it. And no one knows that better than The Bakery Cos. founder … [Read more...] about #391: Cordia Harrington—Opportunity Through Persistence
Most entrepreneurs have big dreams for their business—which is great. Big dreams mean you have hope for the future. The trouble is, unless you do something about them, your dreams will just stay up in the clouds. You’ve got to be intentional about running your business in the direction you want it to go—not just letting it run you. Because, just like Zig Ziglar said, “If you … [Read more...] about How to Set Business Goals
New year, new you? Not a bad idea after all, according to New York Times bestselling author James Clear, who says the key to behavior change is actually identity change. How you view yourself, he says, largely influences your habits—which are really the building blocks for achieving your goals. Listen and learn how to align your habits with your beliefs, supercharge … [Read more...] about #356: James Clear—Building Great Habits
One glance at Scott Parazynski’s resumé—which includes a career as an emergency medicine and trauma physician, five Space Shuttle missions, seven space walks, and a death-defying summit of Mount Everest—and it’s easy to assume that he’s a total adrenaline junkie. While that may be true, Scott credits his achievements to his ability to visualize his success, one small step at a … [Read more...] about #354: Scott Parazynski—Living Without Limits