How the Law of Diminishing Returns Applies to Entrepreneurial Success

When’s the last time you thought about the Law of Diminishing Returns? Whether you’ve intentionally thought about it or not doesn’t really matter because it has been present in your life, regardless. "In economics, diminishing returns is the decrease in marginal output of a production process as the amount of a single factor of production … Continue reading How the Law of Diminishing Returns Applies to Entrepreneurial Success

Managing Anxiety as an Entrepreneur and Business Owner

I'm an anxious person by nature. This began at a really young age for me. I was quite literally scared of the wind. At no older than six or seven years old, I remember agonizing every morning over the weather forecast where I would wait for the meteorologist to share the predicted miles per hour … Continue reading Managing Anxiety as an Entrepreneur and Business Owner

Mixing Work with Pleasure – Tips for “making fun” of work trips

Last week I enjoyed a 5-day trip to Houston, Texas where I mixed equal parts of work and play. A client afforded me the opportunity to fly from a hot and humid Pennsylvania to a VERY hot and VERY humid Houston. (Houstonians, you have us beat hands-down!) Humidity Index aside, this trip was unique for … Continue reading Mixing Work with Pleasure – Tips for “making fun” of work trips

Life’s Meaning vs. Purpose: Giving Away Your Gift

Have you ever struggled with the question of whether what you're doing in life matters? Is how you're spending your hours moving you forward or making a difference? Have you ever felt the weight of worry or discontentment on your shoulders as you compare your accomplishments against others you see on social media or in … Continue reading Life’s Meaning vs. Purpose: Giving Away Your Gift

Habits For A Happier Life At Home

Building and maintaining good habits can provide our lives with a positive framework, but these habits don’t simply happen by chance. It’s pretty easy to fall into bad habits that impede life around the house. A happy routine can support a happy mood, so if we stick to positive routines around our homes, we stand … Continue reading Habits For A Happier Life At Home

How to Manage Work Flow While on Vacation

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that's been shared. Enjoy this month's treasure - and if it inspires you - be sure to share it with family and friends! I was fortunate to enjoy … Continue reading How to Manage Work Flow While on Vacation

Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

When asked, "What is the most important quality you want to find in another person?" You may first consider the context. Is this someone you're doing business with, working for, married to, or following under their leadership? It would appear that depending upon your relationship with a person, your view of their most important quality … Continue reading Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

In America, I am free to…

Think for a moment, how would you finish this sentence? ”In America, I am free to ___________.” We could all quickly produce an arm's length list of the many things we feel free to do, be, accomplish each and every day all because of the land we call home. The items on this list would … Continue reading In America, I am free to…

The Professional Way to Deliver Hard News

The hard truth is that at some point in your professional career you will need to deliver news that is negative, critical, or disappointing to someone else. We are humans, after all. This means we're going to make mistakes and continually adjust from the steep learning curve that is life. Being perfect in an effort … Continue reading The Professional Way to Deliver Hard News

How Busy People Do It All

The saying goes “If you need something done, ask a busy person.” I have found this so true time and time again. And guess what? I’m often that busy person who gets asked. From minimal requests of “Can you take care of this?” to “Do you want to be fully responsible for this intense volunteer … Continue reading How Busy People Do It All