Tag Archives: Failure

You must first develop the leader within you

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net   In my e-book Mistakes: Avoiding the Wrong Decisions that Will Close Your Small Business I discuss numerous mistakes I made running our small company.  Although I learned a lot from those mistakes, there were enough of them that … Continue reading

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When the dream becomes a nightmare

I begin my book Mistakes: Avoiding the Wrong Decisions That Will Close Your Small Business by describing the scene as trucks and vans left our business location at the end of an auction with our equipment, parts, tools, office equipment, everything.  … Continue reading

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Attention to details

It happened to me again. This past Saturday I had an auction which I promoted on Facebook. I gave the information about the auction and posted a few pictures after I finished setting it up. Sunday evening a reader asked … Continue reading

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The Fear of Failure

When I sent my first book proposal to a publisher it was rejected. I sent it to a second publisher who informed they MIGHT publish it if I made certain corrections. What they asked me to do seemed almost like … Continue reading

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Indecision will cripple your business

Image courtesy of  FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Every day leaders are confronted with a variety of decisions they have to make.  Hopefully, your employees have been trained and are empowered to make many of the decisions that need to be made, but there … Continue reading

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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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