Business is brutal, starting a business even more so. It all looks easy sketched out on a napkin over a late dinner. However, the reality of building a business is far more difficult and far more demanding than the spreadsheets and bubble charts will ever show.
The sad reality is that we often sacrifice the truth and replace it with weak, easy lies that fit with our predefined view of reality. We like what fits nicely in our dark echo chambers.
My entire life I’ve heard “Chris you need more patience.” Frankly, we do not need more patience. We need more action. More patience has caused us to have a failing economy with national debt and liabilities of over 100 trillion. ( don’t believe me? see >> http://www.usdebtclock.org/) More patience has caused us to have a […]
Make sure your roots are not shallow. Make sure you know your why. Make sure you spend the time investing in the relationships that matter, the ones that will last. They are gonna come. They are gonna come HARD. The haters, the doubters, the naysayers. The don’t want you to succeed. Many of them will […]
It’s an interesting thing; the way humans are. Different. SO different from each other. As I’ve gotten older I have come to understand and experience that each and every person on this earth has something to offer their fellow man. They have something a little different, made with a slightly different recipe, and when applied, […]
Day after day, mile after mile. Life can get busy, DARN busy. In fact so many wear their busyness like a badge of honor. Do you know why you do what you do? Is there a purpose behind the busy, behind the constant barrage of “stuff” that must be done? Take time to pause […]
Mind the details. Success dictates every detail be scrutinized. I had the opportunity to meet & visit with Michael Etzel, the founder and owner of Beaux Freres winery. He is an amazing man, who cares deeply about the details, he wouldn’t hire Sloppiness either. Sloppiness never accomplished much. When you first meet him, you […]
Goals are interesting beasts. They have a way of being both elusive and challenging. While difficult, goals are also healthy. Putting a “stake in the ground” to hold yourself accountable to accomplishing something important. It’s not only good practice but for many people essential to achieving what they want to accomplish. Virtually all successful people […]