In this article we discuss the impact of personality profiles on the hiring process and outline three steps to hiring outstanding people.
Your employees are your greatest asset. Hire and invest in the right people and they will take care of the customers. The customers will, in turn, take care of the shareholders. It’s a simple idea but how do you hire the right people?
Let’s look at three steps: Continue reading “3 Steps to Hiring Outstanding Employees”
Ask for what you want! Is it that simple?
It has been my experience that developing the skill of appropriately asking for what you want will lead you to professional and personal success. Is that all there is to it, though? Does it always come down to just asking and receiving?
The answer is Yes and No. YES, it usually comes down to the person who is willing to ask and NO that is not all there is to it. This is a skill and like any skill, there are ways to develop and become better at it. This article will outline the 5 steps to focus on to hone the skill of “asking for what you want”. Continue reading “Ask for What You Want (3-minute read)”
Learn about the difference between being successful professionally and being genuinely happy.
Success, we all are striving to achieve it and yet it is so elusive. Each time we reach a new peak there is another even higher mountain to climb on the horizon. Even if we reach the highest peak possible then what?
If your happiness is connected to achieving some future goal I would like to tell you a cautionary tale.
Continue reading “Success Does Not Equal Happiness (5 minute read)”
Learn about how important it is to understand the spirit of advice from others and use critical thinking to ensure a positive outcome.
We love to inspire others by giving advice in the form of an inspirational quote on our social media accounts.
Personally, I have benefitted from these kinds of posts. Sometimes you need to hear or see something and exactly what you need pops up in your notifications bar at exactly the right time. I think this is the intended result when people post this kind of message. Continue reading “When Good Advice Goes Bad (2 minute read)”
Learn about why you need to look at the whole process of starting a new business or project before you start.
In my personal experience, my aspirations have not always aligned with my abilities or budget. Here is the thing, I’m a dreamer and I am ambitious but more often than not I don’t have the resources or discipline to execute the ambitious dream I’m thinking about. Coming up with the ideas for me is the easy part, executing a strategic plan to make the idea happen is the hard part. Continue reading “Start with the Finish in Mind (2.5-minute read)”
Learn about one of the most powerful ways to accomplish big things in your life.
Do you want to accomplish big things with your life?
Focus on ONE THING at a time!
To illustrate why this is so important let me tell you the story of how this BLOG came into existence. Continue reading “Focus on One Big Thing (3-minute read)”
Learn how to always have work booked in advance and remove the stress and strain of earning enough money.
When you start a service business it is very stressful to struggle to find work. Going days or weeks between jobs can create a range of emotions from panic to depression. When a customer finally calls, in our eagerness to book work we may actually put the would-be customer off by sounding and acting desperate.
My contracting business is booked 2 – months in advance with the exception of during our one seasonally slow time where we drop down to being booked only 1 – 2 weeks in advance. We have 6 trucks so when I say we are booked I mean every truck is booked 2 – months in advance.
The best part about this is that our system can be replicated. Here is how we do it. Continue reading “7 Secrets to Being Booked Two Months Ahead All Year Long! (5-minute read)”