Tag Archives: Failure

Learning from Failure

Some of the best lessons we can learn comes from failures, and the cheapest lessons come when we learn from the failures of other people. As important as it is to study ways to be more successful, it’s also important … Continue reading

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Failing forward

In 2000 John Maxwell wrote a book that helped me immensely. The book was Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success. All of Maxwell’s books have helped me in my leadership development, but this one spoke to me … Continue reading

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Four quadrants of success

In his book,¬†Off the Bench Leadership: Be Better Than Your Best, Jerry Busone discusses four quadrants of success in sales: skill, capacity, value and effort. What really stood out to me was that of the four, only the last one … Continue reading

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Keep the cash flowing

As I’ve shared in this blog I once owned a small business that did not survive the financial downturn that began in 2008. When times are good a lot of mistakes can be hidden, but when things get tight all … Continue reading

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The power of attitudes

There are few things more important to one seeking success than one’s attitude. Attitude is simply the way we choose to see things. Two people can look at the same thing and form two completely different pictures in their minds … Continue reading

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Cash is king

In my book Mistakes: Avoiding the Wrong Decisions That Will Close Your Small Business¬†I addressed the problem of running out of cash. Although our company had a good amount of money in accounts receivable, during the 2008 recession it became … Continue reading

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Learn from other’s mistakes

I’ve enjoyed doing a lot of different things in my life. Since getting out of the Navy I have worked in a factory, farmed, sold seed corn, pastored a church, served in a ministry position in our denomination, owned and … Continue reading

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