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We’re at the end of September already!  That means we have just three months left in the year.  How are your goals doing?

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deniz-altindas-38128Running a business is hard work, and you don’t have enough hours in the day. Big surprise! Your attention on self-care is one of the first things to go.

You know as well as I do that this is hurting the business. And it may well put you in the hospital at an early age.

So how do you maintain health and balance as a leader?

Physical health

Your mental state reflects your physical health. I’m not talking about extraordinary health care, either, just attending to health issues quickly, eating wisely and maintaining a good weight.

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photo by Christopher SardegnaFor me, 2016 highlighted some important things about how we think.

It was amazing how much energy and attention was put into the presidential election. It consumed every waking moment, as if aliens had landed on the planet.

The fact is that government does what it does. Sometimes it affects what we do in our businesses, but mostly other things are far more important. Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s what I do for my weekly review on Monday morning.

Getting toward the end of the year, it’s valuable to review progress for 2016 and look forward to what challenges we want to take on in 2017!

BriefcaseI’ve talked with a lot of people looking to sell or otherwise retire from the business they own.  The image is that someday, someone’s going to come in with a briefcase full of hundred dollar bills.  The owner will gladly walk away, their future now secure.

But we all know it doesn’t happen that way.

What that briefcase really represents is the security that you have your future in hand, and no matter WHAT happens with the business, you don’t have to worry about it.

It’s about removing risk.

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