Tag Archives: Failure

Patience pays dividends

A lot of states are starting to reopen some of their businesses and other activities. This reopening will be done in stages to see how it impacts the number of coronavirus cases. Most people are anxious for this to happen … Continue reading

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Failure comes before success

No one likes to fail, but maybe we should. No, I don’t mean we should intentionally look for ways to fail in life. I’m suggesting we need a different perspective on failure. Failure is the price we pay for success. … Continue reading

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Embrace failure

No one enjoys failing at anything, and yet each of us have failed many times. As someone once said, the person who best understood the human race is the person who invented the eraser on pencils. Despite our aversion to … Continue reading

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Avoid weasel words

Weasel words give a person an out. They are a way of saying something without making a commitment. When we are saying that we will get back to a person as soon as we can, we are not making a … Continue reading

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Perseverance leads to success

When we took ownership of a small business several years ago one of the first people to call on me was our insurance agent. He had served as the agent for the previous owner and told me how he got … Continue reading

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In for the long haul

I just finished reading The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek. Currently, the NFL playoff games are being played to determine, ultimately, who will go on to the Super Bowl. Like all sports, there are definite rules to play by, and … Continue reading

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Avoiding analysis paralysis

When I first came home from the Navy we lived in the country. The nearest store was a small store in a community with no stop lights. The store had been serving that community for decades. The grocery side of … Continue reading

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Failing forward

Several years ago leadership expert John Maxwell wrote a book that probably did not get the readers it should have gotten. The book was Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success. I don’t know what his sales have … Continue reading

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Avoiding debt when starting a business

A common mistake many entrepreneurs make when starting a business is thinking they have to go into debt to do so. People often think borrowing money to start a business is “good debt,” but they fail to remember that if … Continue reading

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Why change often fails

Image:¬†FreeDigitalPhotos.net   It’s the kind of problem that keeps small business owners up all night.¬† You know you need to make certain changes in how your business operates, but you also know the opposition that will come if you try … Continue reading

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