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Muscling up vs. scaling smart – don’t burn out before reaching the top

Novice rock climbers, especially young strong guys, will muscle up a rock face using mostly their arms. While I admire this ability because I do not have that kind of upper body strength, it’s a short-sighted approach.

Party up the slab, he’ll fatigue his arm muscles. But if he uses the larger muscle group in the legs, he can sustain much longer, and with much less effort.

I don’t climb as much anymore but, I learned to step higher with my feet, and have my arms follow. Using your giant quadriceps muscles to do 90% of the work, is the smarter way to climb.

I run into business owners all the time, who despite saying they want the smarter way, insist on continuing to ‘muscle up the rock with their biceps.’ The reason??? Read More

What you Must Know Before Making Your Next Hire!

I am so excited to share with you a great resource with hiring tips, pitfalls, and best practices. Read on for the goods. I'd like to introduce Shannon Richards, a colleague and friend of mine. She is the owner of Pro Staff Advisors, a recruiting firm built to find the prefect fit for those hard… Read More!

Turning FAILS into WINS

The most successful entrepreneurs have in common an uncanny ability to fail, pick themselves back up, and learn from it. There is a certain amount of grit and determination that comes with doing just that, but intellectually learning from a mistake and actually implementing that into your day-to-day business are 2 different things. Here's example… Read More!

#1 Way to Make More Money in Less Time.

Don't follow the crowd. Question industry dogma. Just because your industry does it this way, doesn't mean that you have to follow suit. You counter: "BUT... we work this way because we pride ourselves in offering better quality for our customers." Many times there are good reasons for doing it like everybody else. I have seen many… Read More!

Maximize Profit: 4 simple ways to free up more time this week.

What I hear a lot: “I am totally swamped and my business is just me until I can bring on staff. I can't quite afford to hire someone yet, but I need help to grow." This is a challenge I hear from growth looking small business owners who are running the show alone and know… Read More!