The 10 Habits of Relentless Action

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” -– Leonardo da Vinci

The Importance of a Morning Ritual for Business Leaders

If you have been subscribing to my newsletter long enough, or following my blog, you will know how strongly I believe in good disciplines, rituals and systems.  I am 100% sure that achieving success, like growing your business, is never an accident. Rather, it results from doing a few critical things well and REPEATEDLY, over a long period of time. The path to achieving any significant accomplishment is very clear, as there are proven markers set by successful people who have gone before us.

Becoming a Value-added Networker

‘Stop Selling. Start Helping.’
- Zig Ziglar

How to Learn From Every Failure

‘Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.’

- Charles Swindoll


Failure can be a good thing if you take it as an opportunity to learn and ‘Start again more intelligently.’ as Henry Ford said. No one has a consistent track record of success without ever experiencing failure. In fact, if you study the lives of great people, you find they experienced significant, repeated, and consistent failure, particularly early in their careers, before success was ultimately achieved.

How Business Leaders Communicate to Influence, Not Inform

How Business Leaders Communicate to Influence, Not Inform


“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity.”

How to Execute Well: Plan-Do-Check-Act

‘Discipline yourself and others won’t need to.’

- Coach John Wooden


Everybody needs a plan! Coaches have a game plan.  Pilots have a flight plan, investors have an investment plan, architects create a building plan, and the list goes on. Nothing of great substance happens without a plan. Of course, plans are not worth the paper they are written on if they don’t elicit action.

Who I am Competing Against for Dollars?

Understanding the New Competitive Landscape in a World of Significant Change.

How to Grow a Loyal Workforce as You Grow Your Business

During a phase of rapid growth, don’t focus on keeping a tightly knit workforce, rather focus on keeping a tightly knit mission to dominate the sector, and then align the workforce to that mission. 

To achieve this, do the following:

1/ Focus on a core competency

How To Become An Opportunity Magnet

“Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."  – Mark Twain
On the Offense for Opportunity
Success requires taking frequent small structured steps, while seizing infrequent large opportunities. These large opportunities are usually the events in our life that transform us, while the daily rigorous and structured steps we take prepare us for these opportunities. The steps are defense; the opportunities are offence.


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