Resolutions: Doomed from the start

I want to preface this by saying that I am very much in favor of goal setting and making plans to improve your life.  I also believe that, for a myriad of reasons, the end of the year is a fantastic time to set some priorities for the following twelve months. That said, I believe that, for the vast majority of the population, New Year’s Resolutions are fundamentally flawed.  Here are my top three reasons why: We set our goals […]

“I’m an Entrepreneur that actually executes”

I’m listening to a Six Pixels podcast with Gary Vaynerchuk.  When asked, going through security at the airports, what he “does”, apparently Gary Vee has a hard time with the definition.  As he says to Mitch in this interview, though (in classic Gary Vee style) – “I’m an entrepreneur that actually executes.” Sure, it’s bold, sweeping, and no doubt mildly offensive to some.  But it’s also true.  And it made me think – all the authors I sat down with […]

Balance is Antiquated

I had a great call yesterday with a fellow member of a business group that I belong to.  On that call, he dropped the term “integrated living”.  I had to ask, at which point we entered into a lively debate about the expression “work/life balance” and how it’s really a relic of the pre-internet era.  With clients and contacts located around the globe, “flex hours” and a steady rise of “second businesses”, setting artificial boundaries of “working hours” vs “leisure” hours is […]

Customers and Employees

I was rewatching my interview with Simon Sinek today (it was for a related project – no, I don’t sit at home watching videos of myself by default) and I was struck by a particular line he shared: “There is no difference between a customer and an employee.” Customers buy from you because they believe in your mission, employees want to work for you because they believe in your mission.  The actions are different, but the motivations are the same. […]