If all you do is match what your competition offers, you give your customer only one criterion on which to base their decision to buy from you – price. And that is a step into the commodity trap, a slow and painful death of lowering prices to get business.   
Enter the Monopoly Control concept. ... Read the Full Story

In my last blog, Overcoming The BIG 5 Frustrations Business Owners Face, I shared the most common frustrations challenging CEOs: control, profit, people, hitting the ceiling, and nothing is working. Are these frustrations running through your head at 2:00AM?... Read the Full Story


Remember the reasons you started your business?  Making your mark in this world.  Freedom. More fun. Control of your destiny.  
And then one day you woke up and it felt like you had an albatross wrapped around your neck.  You’re working harder than ever.  Your team isn’t clicking the way you want.  There is conflict within the family. ... Read the Full Story

We live in a harried world.  Everything is changing, and it’s changing at an accelerated pace.  Sometimes it just feels like it is going to spin completely out of control.
At our core, we long for happiness.  For many of us, our belief is if we work harder to become more successful, we will find our happiness.  But I’m going to suggest we... Read the Full Story

If you had $1 million dollars of cash stashed under your bed, you would check it regularly and take all the precautions necessary to ensure its safety.  Of course.  However, we all have one possession that is more valuable than money – and that is time.  Yet many of us do little to protect it.
In fact, we give it to thieves – selfish people,... Read the Full Story

Thirty years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller titled All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. The book is spun with Fulghum’s musings on life, death, love, pain, joy, sorrow and where to find the best chicken-fried steak in the USA. If you haven’t read it recently or never... Read the Full Story

This is in memory of my nephew Sam Garrity.
The following is a reprint from online publication Reddit, written four years ago by G Snow.  Not sure who G Snow is, even if he/she exists really exists.  But this advice is about as good as it gets. The original post simply read: “My friend just died. I don't know what to do.”
Here was... Read the Full Story