or...Why this blog is called Life Off Balance. As I wrote in June, Debbie Williams (my wonderful wife, and business partner for most of the past 20 years) and I took a mutual position with Holiday Retirement co-managing an independent living Retirement Community in...
Have you ever been in a house where the rooms just didn’t make sense? Often times that’s because the now big house was once a cute little 1 bedroom, 1 bath and has been expanded over the years to 3 or 4 bedrooms with multiple baths. Two bedrooms have a doorway...
Our focus and awarenesses will change as we look and work in the retirement world instead of the consumer world. We won’t change, but, what we see, experience and create insight about will change.
Recently I worked with an entrepreneur who continually asked me how old job candidates were as they were considered for positions in his company. His concern was about the “culture” that he was creating and would not admit it, but, did not want older people in his company. His perspective was driven by money and moldability. Young, inexperienced people are less expensive than older people.
The measure of how badly you want something, in my opinion, starts with actually identifying what it is you want.
The very first lesson in owning your own business is the sooner you can become results focused and stop being process focused, the sooner you can achieve the results that you so desperately want to create.
Everyone from your customers, to your vendors, to your website, to your sales people, to the reports you create will be driven by item numbers and the item number sort.
If you’re in the consumer product world, the BEST thing that can happen is to have lots of people use your photos without needing to hunt you down or ask your permission.
Your time will be disappear like sand in an hourglass if you don’t get these addresses all lined up. If you already have an overloaded personal email box, create a new one.
When you were in school, whether you recognized it or not, your entire world was prepared for you. Before each term, you knew where to go, when to show up, the reading material you would need. You knew…….