Looking to Run and Organize Your Own Mastermind Group? Consider this approach

Entrepreneurship can be a challenge. And no challenge is fun going alone. If you are running a successful business, chances are you aren’t alone, you have employees. But you may be alone in how you make some of the decisions. Masterminds are a great way to get honest feedback, help refine your ideas, and share insights and experience. They can also help to inspire you with their successes and support you when you face setbacks. I haven’t been involved with a Mastermind, but what I

What the Heck are these Masterminds people are talking about?

I read a statistic recently that 71% of people quit their New Years Resolutions after the second week. If you are like me, and just recently set some goals (or new years resolutions), then it’s time to start getting things into high gear. I had the opportunity to attend WooConf back in October. Over dinner one night, some friends and I were discussing the topic of Masterminds. I’ve heard of masterminds before, but never really did a lot of research into them. I was fortunate

Looking To Start a Business? Here’s 15 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Throughout the year I spend a lot of time by myself. Between traveling, commuting, and grocery shopping, I have a lot of down time. I used to hate it, but then I realized that I could use that time to learn new things. And as a perpetual learning, I thought it was a great idea to turn that down time into time I could spend learning about new things, how to further myself, my businesses, even the company I work for. That’s when I came

Take back your day with these 5 productivity tips

Have you ever had a coworker email you and then a few moments later send you an instant message in Slack or whatever chat tool you use? It happens. And more often than you think. Research from Gloria Mark from the University of California Irvine, who has studied multitasking, interruptions and workplace habits for the last decade, has shown that your productivity and stress levels can have adverse effects on your work/home life balance. That same research shows that an employee gets interrupted every 3

2018 Goal Setting

I’ve never been a big fan of setting year long goals. Especially when you consider that many people don’t provide regular checkins on those goals. Throughout my career, I have worked at countless companies and with countless managers, all who helped set goals, but did so in a yearly fashion. What I found through those experiences was that we only worked two times a year on those goals; When we set them, When we reported on them. I never understood why. Until I read the

My Top 8 Books Every Technology Business Leader, Manager, Entrepreneur Should Read

While goals are likely the first thing you think of when you start a new year, I always find myself looking at new books to read. I always have a list of books that I need to read. Some of them have been on there for quite awhile, yet others have only recently been added. I read a lot. So I love to start out the new year with looking at recommendations and what books are on my list to read. This gives me a

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