Last Friday, to a small group of friends, we quietly announced the launch of a new program, designed to help Consultants and Coaches grow their respective practices. It was the first time we’d launched a program like this, and it got me thinking about the act of creating in business.
The observant among us often ask me about the little teal Goose in the Actionable logo and scattered throughout the site. There’s a good chance you’ve noticed that the main point of each Actionable Summary is called a The Big Idea. But “The Goose”, to us, is far more than simply a vehicle for…
There’s certain pieces of advice that just stick with you. For me, one that resonates over and over is from Steven Pressfield (I think it was from Turning Pro). And it’s this (loosely paraphrased): “The difference between being an amateur and a professional is that professionals do the work even when they don’t feel like it.” We all have bad days. Low energy days. Days where we feel more like doing, well, anything other than the work we know we […]
About 4 years ago, on the heels of a series of interviews with top business book authors, I started throwing around the term “Salaried Entrepreneur”. The concept was simple – entrepreneurship is a mindset, not a compensation structure. The idea of challenging the unknown; building and creating in service to a particular market is universally beneficial. I think Gen-Y instinctively gets this. The generation’s resistance to the status quo, and driving desire for a deeper purpose in everything they do is core to […]
Anyone who creates has their tools. Their space. Carpenters have files, chisels, saws and hammers. Their workshop. Graphic Designers have software, touch-pads and display screens. Their studio. And you, well, you have your office. Your place of business is like a fully stocked workshop. An artist’s studio. I firmly believe that if you work in an office, you have all the tools, space and equipment you need to build your masterpiece. The technology. The people. The physical space and the […]
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