Cheers!

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So what is a coach ?

At the end of each year,  I look back. Again this year, I found myself explaining, often, what a coach is. Here is one way of looking at it. A Coach Is . . . · Your own personal trainer, enabling you to achieve your goals · Your champion during a turnaround. · Your trainer…

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Ego and decisions

Part of being a strong entrepreneur is having a healthy Ego but the Ego gets in the way of many decisions (often the bad ones). In this case, it will certainly have an impact on the decision to “hang on”. Recognizing this and treading the fine line between pride and ego will dictate what the…

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So you call yourself an entrepreneur ?

« It’s only after you fail once or twice and learn to rely equally on thought, analysis and anticipation in addition to speed, talent and execution that you can really call yourself an entrepreneur. »-Howard Tullman From the book:You Need to Be a Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business What’s your opinion on…

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Microsoft will help you for free

Microsoft launched BizSpark. Here is the TechCrunch article on it.

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Today, I must make an exception: Obama

Today the world has a renewed and unyielding hope for a better future. This man can only do so much but the Hope he has given the world may make this planet a better place. For the first time, in a long time, I must make an exception. Today I can’t and won’t be a…

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Why I recommend Bill Bartmann’s program

I could have used Bill’s sales letter templates. They are real good. But I wanted to write them down in my own words. I’ve read thousands of business plans, read countless books on start-ups and the first few years in business. I was a university teacher for 6 years,  teaching how to start businesses and…

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Kicking Butt

Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library) tells it straight. Patience and passion. Branding is the name of the game But do it 100% or get out! [youtube=http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqZ0RU95d4]

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About potential and success

The potential of my business is determined by my talent, knowledge, commitment and effort but the actual success of my business is determined by my constraints– Rich Schefren In most of my coaching interventions, freeing a client from one or more constraints gave them « wings ».  They just got up and started running with the ball.…

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For those who will hire in 2012

This year’s freshman’s mindset. I think about these ones in particular… GPS satellite navigation systems have always been available. Gas stations have never fixed flats but most serve cappuccino. Electronic filing of tax returns has always been an option. Girls wearing head scarves have always been part of the school fashion scene. All have had…

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