Category Archives: Motivation/Leadership

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The Importance of Words

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We are taught at a very young age as to how important words are.  Even at the age of 2, my mom was always repeating “Use your words, Steve”.  As we become adults, we forget sometimes how important it is to continue learning and expanding our horizons.  There were many years that I stopped reading non-fiction books, and so stopped learning and growing as an individual and a business owner.  Read More

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4 Steps To Helping Your Business Grow

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Design for Delight

Yesterday at our office was a great day. I was reminded once again just how much your team can help, and how much they want to help, if you involve them in the process.

Last month at the initial QuickBooks Connect Global Conference we were introduced to a new way of problem solving, Intuit call it “Design for Delight” and it is a very effective way of getting everyone on your team involved in helping to move your business forward.

The goal for our brainstorming session was to identify some of the common pain points our clients share and then to identify ways we can help to solve them. And, we all know if you can help to solve your client’s problems, success in your own business will be a natural end result. Read More

Personal Growth Starts With You

What Is Your Key To Personal Growth?

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Are you a life long student of personal growth?

I am, but I am far from being a perfect student. I try to eat healthy, get enough sleep, exercise, read positive books and articles and listen to motivational audio recordings. But, I do have a family with teenagers and grandkids, speaking engagements, a consulting business and two full time businesses for which I am responsible. So, as hard as I may try, I am not a perfect student because sometimes life just gets in the way.

Recently, I was thinking back and trying to remember, from the books I have read, seminars I have attended and audio recordings listened to, what one statement had the most profound impact on me in terms of motivating me to continue on my own journey of personal development? Read More