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Are you thinking of scaling up your business?

Maybe your business is growing faster than you can manage alone — orders are pouring in; you’re booked out for several months ahead; there’s even a waitlist for prospects who want to work with you…

Or, maybe you’d like to offer a broader range of services to your clients and building a team seems your best bet for achieving that.

Whatever your reason is, the growth phase is an exciting time for your business.

But besides being motivated by the prospects and rewards of expansion, it’s probably already obvious that your current business model has outlived its usefulness and it’s time to scale. …


13 PROJECT PLANNING LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN FROM HIKING

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Have you ever walked a tightrope?

Or at least watched someone walk one? Even you must admit your palms got a bit sweaty from just watching them do the balancing act.

Project planning is like that. It’s a skill that requires a subtle balance between multiple constraints and desired outcomes.

How do you tackle a project with poise so you don’t drop off in the middle of the show, just when the tempo starts to pick up?

PLAN YOUR PROJECT LIKE A HIKER

So, the other day, I went hiking with my dog, Sherman. I thought we’d take a walk in the woods and get a breath of fresh air. …


3 STRATEGIES TO MAKE YOU A FINISHER

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Are you a finisher?

Or do you start a project, and when you get into the weeds of it you get a bit stuck?

Then if something else comes along you put it on the backburner, and it never actually gets done?

I know this happens to me.

And just from asking questions I get the sense that this happens to a lot of people.

You have a to-do list that is miles long, or you have multiple to-do lists, and future to-do lists and they never seem to get any shorter because things just aren’t getting done. …

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