Do you have a FIXED mindset or a GROWTH mindset?

In my work coaching ADHD/Dyslexia gifted people, I read a lot of articles on the subject.  This article really stood out to me.  It was about how we praise people and motivate them.  Wording is the key.  I found that the article really related to business and managing people.  They report on a study by […]

Best Way to Handle Reviews in 2017

“What if I get a bad review?” This week I went searching the web for a local photographer that a friend said was great at sports photography.  I wanted to see his website and my friend didn’t have his phone number, so I figured I could get it from his website.  I couldn’t find him.  So […]

Get the Most Out of Any Conference

Each month, I team up with Linda Laitala of Raven Performance Group to offer a free workshop that helps business owners and professionals stay up-to-date on the latest marketing, sales and business tools. Workshops and conferences, like those offered through our Central Minnesota Small Business Academy, are most valuable when you’re prepared to learn and […]

Do you buy ENCYCLOPEDIAS from a guy at your front door?

Do you buy encyclopedias from a guy at your front door? I don’t believe there exists a business of door to door salesmen selling encyclopedias.  If you have had someone come to your door in the last year selling encyclopedias, let me know.   Times change and so does what you do to reach your […]

I am Going to LIVE! – said by a man who was slowly dying

“I am going to live!” “I am going to LIVE!” said a random stranger coming through the doors from back of the clinic. I was sitting in the waiting room of a medical clinic, there were about three of us in the waiting area, not counting the three large goldfish in the aquarium in the […]

Silent Talking is not Listening

Silent Talking – is not LISTENING I was reading the “Art of Negotiation” by Dr. Henry Cloud and the term just caught me. How often do I silent talk? Gerard I. Nierenberg and Henry H. Calero describe it on page 52’ “It’s what so many of us are doing when we think we’re listening. Unconsciously, […]