Break to Fix Strategies

Are Your Clients Sucking the Life Out of You?

Bad clients are bad for business. They can take an inordinate amount of time to service. They can complain about the irrelevant. They may not pay their bills, or at...

Focus Hacks

It happens to us all. We are working away, and then that email chime goes off. Two hours later we finally realize that we drifted off from the work we...

YES: The Most Dangerous Word In Business

It’s YES. The most dangerous, damaging word in business is YES. I know what you are thinking. “What the hell, Mike? Business is all about getting the customer to say...

Small Step Prospecting

Don't send me an email telling me to “click here in the next five seconds” or I will forever lose the deal of a lifetime. Don't call me asking me...

Surrounded With Naysayers? Here's 12 Ways To Deal With Them

You have a great idea. Yet, the naysayers tell you it will never work. If you let them, naysayers can crush your dreams. If you don’t confront them they’ll continue...

How To Handle Having Too Much To Do

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you’re having a panic attack, or a sudden desire to curl up under your desk in a fetal position and cry. Now what? First, recognize...

7 Actions to Reduce Stress In Seconds

Life is stressful, especially if you’re in a startup or are an entrepreneur. That’s why sugar, caffeine, high fat snacks and comfort food are so popular. The thing is, that...

Cut Down On The 5 Biggest Expenses In Your Business

Every business has expenses. And, as much as we don’t like them, they are part of the nature of what we do. But there are some things that businesses spend...

The Downward Spiral – Bigger Plates = Bigger Cabinets

I was having coffee with Brittany Lanzone, Founder of kitchen design company Rae Design, when she shared a fascinating fact with me. The kitchen cabinet standard recently increased from the...

Dominate Sales With Old School “Face-to-Face”

I remember when people thought you were really crazy or strange if you dated or married someone you met online. Now people think it’s really strange if you meet someone...

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