Don’t Be Boring!

While we can’t expect our business lives (or any other aspect of our human experience, for that matter) to be boredom-free, we can be more engaging and engaged. 

Changing Lanes To a New Career In Life

Career changes are not easy, otherwise everyone would be an entrepreneur. Sometimes in life we realize that we are stuck or stagnant and are not living our passion or achieving our desires. If you have a clear sense what you…

3 Reasons Why Every Moment Matters

What your prospects, clients and employees are thinking in key moments when you aren’'t paying attention. Imagine this: You’re in a hurry. You’ve got to go to the bank, the post office, and the printer and be back in the office…

Hiring Better Fitting Employees

Hiring an employee is knowing what you are looking for and how to find it in an applicant. Considering hiring a new employee? Despite what we see in the movies, meeting an interesting stranger, hitting it off after a few

Sink or Swim

There’s no better teacher or motivator than being immersed in a situation where you need to quickly adapt. We’ve all heard the phrase as it relates to being thrown into the proverbial “deep end” in any number of scenarios…

Who are Your Influencers?

Your influencers affect your success. Stop and recognize who or what they are, and understand the role they play in your life. Looking at things differently and taking small steps each day is how to best make changes that take hold. At the…

The Art of Hiring for Your Small Business

5 Tips for Making the Right Hiring Choices Breathing is something we do unconsciously. We just breathe. And it happens automatically. But I have recently discovered the magic of conscious breathing and how important it is

3 Steps to Confidence Winning Confidence

If every one of your clients understood these three things about you – you would win their confidence and business every time. Lot’s of columnists write about confidence – how to get it, how to know if you have it, how to keep it…

Communications Lessons from the Broadcasters

Speaking with punctuation and getting your audience to care has three key considerations.   There’s a fascinating article that was written by Andrew Jacobs years ago for the New York Times entitled, “Novice Newscasters Get Voice Therapy.”…

4 Questions For Perspective and Balance

Many surveys report the constant access to technology and the pressure to respond to and monitor it can be stressful. If you've gotten into the habit of prioritizing work over health or family, it's easy to remain in this mode. Balance…

4 Steps to Manage a Difficult Encounter

How to diffuse a difficult encounter in situations involving difficult people At some point, everyone will run into a difficult encounter with difficult people. However, by using several key techniques, you can help understand…

Employees Are Your Most Valuable Assets

Creating a solid fringe benefit program for your employees will build value for them and for your small business. As they say, it’s the little things that matter If your employees are your bread and butter, don’t skimp on

Common Courtesy is Not Always Common

6 Ways to Demonstrate Kindness in Business On LinkedIn a few weeks ago, the post by a recent graduate stood out. She was lamenting that despite being contacted by numerous headhunters and managers regarding openings, she had…

The Best Salesperson I Ever Met

What differentiates a good salesperson from a great one? Six Traits! Last week, I got a call from a recruiter looking for a sales representative for a cloud company.  I get those kinds of calls all the time, but this was…

The Art of the Work-Life Balancing Act

Finding perspective and balance for your 24/7 and 4 questions. Wake up. Go to work. Rush out. Head to class. Go home. Do homework. Sleep. Repeat. This is what my schedule looked like for three years while I was completing

How to Keep Your Best Employees

It can be difficult for Hispanic small businesses to retain top talent; however, it’s not impossible. In this article, you can learn the main reasons employees leave and how to prevent turnover of your best performers. Losing a…

The Body Speaks Before the Mouth Opens

The fact is, how you present yourself visually will affect your audience and their ability to really “hear” you. So, go ahead and take a look in that mirror...and SEE what you’re saying when you’re VERBALLY not saying anything at all. 

10 Steps Toward Choosing Mental Resilience

Resilience can help you bounce back from misfortune or unexpected change People can—and should—learn to be resilient. It allows them to gain perspective on experiences that might otherwise be seen as soul sucking—and in the

Confidence is Key to Getting Hired

Getting hired requires confidence that often trumps skills when it comes to the intangible connection between interviewer and interviewee. The key to getting hired is not always about possessing ‘required’ skills. More importantly  

Your Health ROI Effects Your Bottom Line

 Entrepreneur alert: over the top success is not equal to the value of one’s health, it's our only true “non-negotiable”asset “Those who have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness”

5 Strategies for Motivating Employees

Valuing your employees will help build your business   What motivates people?  As a business owner or leader it is imperative that you understand what motivates people because without people your business could not succeed.

Confidence is Key for Women in Business

5 simple rules can help women in business capitalize on their strengths to successfully lead Women in business I am sure all of you have read business books about what people do or what they tell people to do—lead,…

Your Employees Can Help Move the Needle

Here are 10 steps to engage your employees and increase your bottom line Statistics show that companies with engaged employees enjoy a 27% higher operating margin than their competitors. An engaged employee is a person who is…

The 9 Key Pitfalls of Hiring

Hispanic small businesses must be aware of laws relating to the hiring of employees. As any Hispanic small business owner knows, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of federal, state and local laws that must be

Climbing the Mountains of Your Life for 2019

Strive to make this year your most challenging ever. “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to summit Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain On September 11th, 2001, I lost a lot of…

When Bad Writing Happens to Good People

Taking the time to think about how we communicate, especially in the age of social media, and making sure that our message gets across cleanly and effectively is something we should pay more attention to…from the kindergarten classroom to…

Are You Ready? How To Attract Women

A definitive list if your company is ready to attract and hire more women for key positions No. This is not an article on how to attract women for dating purposes. Although, if you need help in that area, I am available for consultations.

5 Ways to Give a Great Speech

A great speech requires connection and a takeaway to be remembered. Let’s face it. For some, public speaking comes natural and for others it is their Achilles Heel. I’m probably somewhere in the middle, which is why I am

4 Simple Steps To Help Avoid Being Overwhelmed

Boost Your Resilience Against Getting Over Worked And Overwhelmed EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part series on how to avoid becoming overwhelmed. Read the first part here. Being overwhelmed is rarely something that suddenly…

Retirement Plans Can Attract the Best Talent

3 key considerations when selecting a 401k retirement plan to improve the small business talent and retention competitive edge I am sure you have seen the ads challenging your knowledge on how much money you will need for…

Creating Space to Re-energize the Self and Business

Learn to deal with burnout as a form of change In this piece I talk about burnout and change, as I see interconnectedness between the two. Burnout is an internal experience, linked to the external world. It changes motivations, energy and…

4 Tactics To Turn Around Employee Negativity

Be open to hearing what your employees have to say, even when how they are saying it is not easy to hear. Be prepared to demonstrate to your employees your openness to working with them to find solutions. Here are four tactics to address…

Achieving Success Means No Excuses

Blaming other people or other things for ones shortcomings will lead an individual to stagnation both personally and professionally. Turning the focus back on oneself will get the energy moving in the right direction.

Channel Your Inner JFK

President Kennedy’s call-to-action speeches inspired, persuaded, and provoked change. Most successful politicians find themselves in the position they are in due to their ability to masterfully deliver a message and persuade

Business Stress? Smile That Cosmic Smile

When a business or work situation is frustrating, smiling can actually make you feel better. Professional challenges can be frustrating, even excruciating. From searching for a job and negotiating compensation to

6 Tips for Career Success

Here are 6 career tips, habits that I adopted based on Stephen R. Covey's great advice. When it comes to career tips and success, it's hard to think of a better career advice checklist than Stephen R. Covey's "The 7 Habits of

Are You a Bully of a Boss?

Small business owners need awareness to stay true to your leadership ideals. A small business owner's values are never to be over-rated. Recently a partner/vendor said to me, “I am always grateful for the

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