Confidence Comes From Doing Hard Things

In case you need to hear this today…confidence comes from doing hard things. No one is born with true confidence. Children are a blank canvas – oblivious to real-world experiences until they’re learned. So, at a young age, we try everything without a care or concern to hold us back, and we get hurt…we fail…we … Continue reading Confidence Comes From Doing Hard Things

Are You Missing Out on the Dream Life You Already Have?

It’s something you’ve likely told yourself often, “It’s just a crazy day…week…month. Once I get through this burst of busyness, I’ll move slower, relax a little, take it easy.” Insert whatever are your most common words of choice, but you get what I mean. This belief is a common lie we tell ourselves because we … Continue reading Are You Missing Out on the Dream Life You Already Have?

Showing Up for What Matters: How to choose to be where it counts

Every day offers us countless ways to spend our time. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, we are greeted with responsibilities, relationships, needs, and desires that all compete to be worthy of a fraction of the 24 hours we’re given to spend. We really should look at this as a bank … Continue reading Showing Up for What Matters: How to choose to be where it counts

6 Signs of a Toxic Professional Relationship

Every so often we must face the telltale signs that a business relationship in our lives is toxic. This is more than just a difference in personality or communication styles. Professional relationships can move from "Well, you're not quite my cup of tea but we can find common ground in working toward the same goal." … Continue reading 6 Signs of a Toxic Professional Relationship

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

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

Most Read Blog Posts of 2020

Before we sign off on this year and look to a brighter and hopefully less dramatic new year, let's take a look back and revisit the most popular blog posts shared in 2020 on the Bennis Inc blog. Despite the trying times, many good things came out of this year, including new experiences that have … Continue reading Most Read Blog Posts of 2020

Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse

If this subject matter doesn’t pertain to you, consider yourself among the few and the lucky. We love our spouses, obviously that’s among the main reasons why we are married to them after all. But if we’re being honest, none of us entered 2020 with the intent of working with them, side-by-side, for the foreseeable … Continue reading Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse

How to Solve Business Mistakes with Grace and Professionalism

We all work to serve our customers and clients to the best of our ability. Never do we put it on our to-do list to royally mess up something so that we can destroy business relationships and lose lots of money – and least no sane person does this. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop bad things … Continue reading How to Solve Business Mistakes with Grace and Professionalism

Virtual Communication Strategies to Overcome Various COVID Business Challenges

A few weeks ago, I surveyed a group of Central Pennsylvania business owners and professionals, representing a wide variety of industries and business models, as to what their biggest COVID-related businesses challenges are right now. I did this to help prepare for a virtual presentation I was creating for my business networking group that I've … Continue reading Virtual Communication Strategies to Overcome Various COVID Business Challenges