Leadership and the Business Machine


A good business is like a machine. You've heard this before, but it is worth repeating. A good business runs. Like a machine, it does its job. It brings about a result, and repeats. Like a machine, a good business is a system. A business system is where each member of the team knows the job that they've got to do -- and they do it each day. In a machine, each part has its job to perform. A good machine doesn't have extra or unnecessary parts. The leader is in charge of the machine -- … [Read more...]

The difference between a successful person and others is…


Another great comment by Vince Lombardi. ┬áSure, there are many reasons why a person -- or a business -- does not achieve success. But those who are truly committed -- and who act accordingly -- have a much better shot. If you're not reaching your goals and you're completely committed to them, what can you change? What can you do better? Don't lose your will -- lose instead the habits and distractions that are keeping you from success. Thank you to Lee Cannon for the great photo of … [Read more...]

Clean up your inbox with Unroll.me


Have you signed up with Unroll.me yet? If you get too many annoying or "sales" emails, you need to use this service. (It is completely free -- and we are not being paid to promote this tool.) Unroll.me takes all those unimportant emails and combines them into one nice and tidy message that you receive once a day. Unroll.me puts you in a better position to quickly and effortlessly deal with your emails. (Or -- if you choose -- you can decide to ignore all of them.) A cleaner inbox is … [Read more...]

YouTube and the Roofing Contractor


In our internet-addicted world, you need to have a business presence online. And that includes YouTube. YouTube is a big deal -- and it is definitely worth your attention as you establish your company's footprint on the internet. Four billion videos are watched on YouTube each day. Four billion. That's a lot of people who are on YouTube every day -- including your customers and potential customers. The goal with a business YouTube channel is to establish a presence there -- and to have … [Read more...]