Patience – My New Secret Weapon

Learn about my personal journey and the discovery of a secret weapon – patience.

When I was a teenager I didn’t give a lot of thought to my future, I graduated high school not knowing what I wanted to do with my life.

Once I entered the workforce I found the Commercial Heavy Vehicle Parts Industry. This industry is perfect for me, it allows me to work in a blue collar industry while holding positions in Management and Sales. After 12 years in the industry, I left to start my own business which I successfully bootstrapped with a $700.00 initial investment and built a 6-figure contracting business that I sold 7 years later. Now I am back in the Commercial Heavy Vehicle Parts Industry and I am loving every minute of it.

Sounds like a great story with a happy ending right?

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3 Steps to Hiring Outstanding Employees

In this article we discuss the impact of personality profiles on the hiring process and outline three steps to hiring outstanding people.

Your employees are your greatest asset. Hire and invest in the right people and they will take care of the customers. The customers will, in turn, take care of the shareholders. It’s a simple idea but how do you hire the right people?

Let’s look at three steps:

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An Interview with Photographer Natanis Davidsen (4-minute read)

Learn from Natanis Davidsen who is an entrepreneur with over 20-years of experience.

Today we are going to speak to Natanis Davidsen, a professional photographer with over 20-years experience as an entrepreneur. Natanis is creative, passionate, and works toward the larger goal of connecting generations of people through her art.

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Ask for What You Want (3-minute read)

Ask for what you want! Is it that simple?

It has been my experience that developing the skill of appropriately asking for what you want will lead you to professional and personal success. Is that all there is to it, though? Does it always come down to just asking and receiving?

The answer is Yes and No. YES, it usually comes down to the person who is willing to ask and NO that is not all there is to it. This is a skill and like any skill, there are ways to develop and become better at it. This article will outline the 5 steps to focus on to hone the skill of “asking for what you want”.

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Success Does Not Equal Happiness (5 minute read)

Learn about the difference between being successful professionally and being genuinely happy.

Success, we all are striving to achieve it and yet it is so elusive. Each time we reach a new peak there is another even higher mountain to climb on the horizon. Even if we reach the highest peak possible then what?

If your happiness is connected to achieving some future goal I would like to tell you a cautionary tale.

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3 Metrics Every Business Needs to Keep an Eye On

Learn about the most important numbers in a business and how to use that information to grow your business.

Ah the books, as entrepreneurs we often shy away from really doing a deep dive on our financials. We hire a bookkeeper and set up with an accountant and we get to work doing what we know how to do best, which is anything but the books.

In my experience running a contracting business, there were three numbers that meant the most to me. These metrics always accurately told me what was going on in my business.

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When Good Advice Goes Bad (2 minute read)

Learn about how important it is to understand the spirit of advice from others and use critical thinking to ensure a positive outcome.

We love to inspire others by giving advice in the form of an inspirational quote on our social media accounts.

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Personally, I have benefitted from these kinds of posts. Sometimes you need to hear or see something and exactly what you need pops up in your notifications bar at exactly the right time. I think this is the intended result when people post this kind of message.

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