Category Archives: Leadership

Nepotism?

Nepotism.

nepotismPromoting from within is a great idea when a company, organization, or school System is humming along properly with all systems functioning as they should. This shows that culture and climate have been integrated properly up and down the line.

BUT (huge ‘but’ here), when things are not running smoothly, there is absolutely no reason to promote a bad culture further up the ladder. The Peter Principle comes into play when a failing company promotes from within during a time when the culture is not conducive to growth and profitability.

“According to the Peter Principle, every position in a given hierarchy will eventually be filled by employees who are incompetent to fulfill the job duties of their respective positions.” Read more: Peter Principle http://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/peter-principle.asp#ixzz4t2ss7wci 

When a company needs to makes changes, it is often best to hire from the outside to change the culture and climate. This can be done by hiring for open leadership positions, creating new leadership positions, moving people around, or hiring a coach to redirect the culture and effect positive climate change.

If your company is looking for a change in culture and climate, and you want to make sure that you move in the best direction, contact me for an analysis of your corporate structure and culture. Let’s make sure you put the right people in the right places where they be the most productive.

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Power Lunch-Internet Security

Executive Power Lunch

Topic: Internet Security-“If you’re not worried, you’re not paying attention.”

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Location: The One Hundred Club, 100 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801 – 5th Floor

Reservation is required – http://onehundredclub.com/member-events/internet-security/

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If I offered you a job…

If I offered you a job with a growing company that currently has offices in 8 countries, soon to be 12, and you had the ability to name your own hours, would you be interested?

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What if I told you that you can work from home and make an unlimited salary? Take vacations whenever you want. Earn company bonuses. Attend fun company events.

I KNOW…you think it’s too good to be true.

WELL…it’s not and I help people do it all the time.

What if I told you this is actually not a job offer, but an opportunity for you to start your own home-based business and be your own boss.

Contact me for details. Let’s have a 20 minute discussion to see if it would make sense for you. If not, no big deal, but it couldn’t hurt to talk.

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College isn’t for you?

So, college isn’t for you?

Does your family give you grief because you decided not to go to college?

Did your teachers tell you that your job opportunities are better if you have a degree?

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Does everyone say you will earn more with a degree?

Some of that may be true, and it certainly is IF you plan to spend the rest of your life working for someone else.

BUT…what they don’t tell you is that the majority of millionaires don’t work for someone else, and many don’t have a college degree, such as…

  • Henry Ford
  • JD Rockefeller
  • Richard Branson
  • Steve Jobs
  • Dave Thomas
  • Michael Dell
  • Rachael Ray
  • Bill Gates
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Lady Gaga
  • Harrison Ford
  • Tom Hanks
  • Tiger Woods
  • and many more

College isn’t for everyone. That’s not to say it doesn’t have value. College is terrific for those who enjoy school and want to train towards a career working for someone else.

If college isn’t right for you and you have always wanted to be your own boss, then we should talk. I help people every day start their own businesses and control their own future.

I personally know several people who made millions without a college degree and some without a high school diploma. To prove it, I can put you on the phone with them.

Stop waiting and contact me. The earlier you begin, the quicker you can become financially independent and live the life you deserve to.

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If you know of someone who is struggling to make it without a college degree, tell them to contact me.

1 Hour Per Day

1 Hour Per Day?

You don’t have to quit your day job to start a part-time business.

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If you can spare 1 hour per day, I can show you how to start a part-time business that will give you…

  • extra income
  • tax benefits
  • better financial security
  • freedom to work from home
  • possibility of becoming a full-time business

Contact me. Let’s spend 20 minutes to discover if it makes sense for you to be your own boss. No obligation. No fee. Just realistic talk about your future. If it’s not for you, then no big deal, but you won’t know unless you make the call.

The 4 year career 

The 4 Year Career

Most people by age 25 have a plan for the next 40 years regarding what career they will choose. That’s called the 40-40-40 plan.

  • 40 hours a week (that’s laughable)
  • 40 years of your life (really, can you retire at 65?)
  • To retire on 40% of your income (see above)

IF…you absolutely LOVE your career, the company, and the people you work with, then 40 years in that job sounds terrific and I would never want to interrupt that.

AND…if it provides a good life for your family, vacation time, and savings for a comfortable retirement, then please keep that train rolling.

BUT…if you aren’t totally satisfied with your chosen career, or if you like it but need to make some additional income to reach your goals, contact me.

HOWEVER…if you could retire in 4 years, not 40, would you be interested in talking about options?

Starting a part-time business in my spare time was one of the best decisions I ever made. Maybe I can help you, too. It’s easier than you think.

Contact me for a free evaluation to see if it would make sense for you.

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The Early Bird

“The early bird catches the worm” so the old saying goes, but what does it really mean?

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If you ask most people, they would probably tell you it means you have to get up earlier than everyone else to beat them to the worm. While that may make sense, they are really referring to another saying, “You have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat me.”

Unfortunately, the thought that you need to get up early to beat everyone else comes from a position or attitude of ‘lack’. It comes from a thought that there are a limited number of worms and the first person to get there wins. This is not a good leadership mentality because the premise is incorrect and leads to competition, not teamwork.

The truth is that there are plenty of worms to go around, BUT…they are only around for a short time during the early morning hours when the ground is cool and wet. That is why the early bird will get the worm while those who sleep late will not.

Worms are the metaphor for opportunities, and like opportunities, worms don’t just lie on the lawn all day waiting for you to be ready to pick them. Reality is that worms only come to the surface in the early morning hours and a bird needs to be up early to catch them. If they wait too late, the worms go back in the ground and the opportunity may be lost. The bird will go hungry that day and their children may also.

Opportunities come to us at various times and usually there is a short window of time for us to recognize the opportunity and take action on it. Like the worms, opportunities don’t just keep popping up until we are ready. We must be ready at all times to take advantage of the right opportunities when they present themselves. This is an attitude of abundance which leads to success. Opportunities are endless for those who are open to possibilities, not limitations and competition.

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If you would like to discuss how business coaching can help grow your business, contact me. Opportunity is knocking! Will you answer?

Young Entrepreneurs

young-entrepreneurIn 5th grade, my oldest son, Mackenzie, started his own business. He drew his own graphic arts books and sold them. First, he sold them to classmates, then I brought him to business networking events and he sold advertising in the books.

His hopes, dreams, and career were crushed by the public school system when he was told he couldn’t sell his books in school any longer. 

True story. I’m not creative enough to make this stuff up.

Before his career was ended, he made over $300 as a 12 year old building his own business. He was learning sales skills, marketing, basic financial management, interpersonal skills, and negotiation along with his artistic talent. He had great pride in his work and the relationships with the adults he met and learned to converse with at their level. He was treated as an equal at business events and congratulated for his initiative by those who understood the work it takes to build a business.

Coming from a family of self-employed business owners, this experience hit me deep. I taught in the public school system for many years and was always amazed that entrepreneurship was never taught as a class. In fact, it’s discouraged in favor of the traditional 40-40-40 mindset. You know, get a good education, work 40 hours a week for 40 years and try to retire on 40% of what you couldn’t afford before. Anytime I offered to teach a course on business ownership, I was shot down. After all, I’m third generation in the family business since 1926, what do I know? As a local business owner, when I tried to offer my assistance in the schools, I was constantly told “we can only accept your help if you’re a non-profit organization”. Seriously?

If you feel that you’ve been stuck in a box by the limited mindset that public school has to offer and want to escape, let me help you. Escape the Rat Race, the 40-40-40 scam, the trap that is considered normal. Contact me to learn how you can build a business to be proud of. It doesn’t take a lot of money and it can be done part time. All it takes is the desire to want to be more and to put in the effort to be successful.

Join me for a FREE information session and business meeting to see if you have what it takes.

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Formal Education V Self Education

Thank you to the late great Jim Rohn for this – “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

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I’ve been self-employed since I was 18. Yes, along the way, I have held jobs with other companies, but I remained self-employed at the same time. Now, in many regards, I’m unemployable.

Today, one of my missions is to help other people escape the Rat Race and build their own businesses. There are basically four types of business models (with many sub categories):

  • Manufacturing
  • Distributor
  • Retail
  • Franchise

Whichever model you choose, I can help you get it started properly. Business coaching is the shortcut to making sure you don’t waste money and become another statistic on the business roadkill highway.

If you have toyed with the idea of becoming an entrepreneur, contact me. Maybe it’s right for you and maybe it’s not. Let’s see if you have what it takes.

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