Weekly Business Idea

December 8, 2017 – What is Important to Me?

Main Idea: Do you have a lot of demands on your time, especially at this time of year?  Are you caught up in the Christmas season?  Or has Amazon made it too simple?  Have you done your year end planning?  Do you have goals and budgets set for next year? Expansion of the Idea: December [...]

December 1, 2017 – Should You Be a Servant Leader?

Main Idea: Are you going crazy yet?  What about your team?  Do you have a bunch of items to get done before year end?  Have you started your Christmas shopping?  Do you have 50 different priorities depending on the time of the day? Expansion of the Idea: The holidays are upon us.  There is a [...]

October 27, 2017 – Are You Making Enough Mistakes?

Main Idea: Do you ever make a mistake?  Or at least one you will admit?  What is the culture in your business?  Does everyone own their mistakes?  Do people get hammered because they made a mistake? Expansion of the Idea: John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach, had a set of principles that he coached [...]

August 25, 2017 – Can You Be a Creative Person?

Main Idea: Are you a creative person?  What about your team?  When did you last introduce a new product or service in your business?  Do you follow along with your industry?  Or, do you occasionally lead your industry?  When was the last time you tried something and failed? Expansion of the Idea: For those of [...]

July 28, 2017 – Is Your Culture Important?

Main Idea: When growing up did you play well with others?  Were you able to play with someone else in the 3×3 sandbox?  Do people work together well at your business?  Have you ever walked into your business and people were fighting with each other?  Or worse, what happens when there is a silent sabotage [...]

June 9, 2017 – What Can I Control?

Main Idea: How likely is it that you will hit your long-term goals for the business?  What are the levers that you can adjust?  How often do you adjust them?  What is the impact when you do adjust a critical piece? Expansion of the Idea: Over the last few months I have had a number [...]

April 7, 2017 – Can You Grow by Focusing Inward?

Main Idea: How would you describe your plans to grow your business?  Is it a wing and a prayer?  Do you have a specific strategy that you know is critical and you must stay focused on?  Is it working? Expansion of the Idea: A few years ago, my son Kevin suggested that I would like [...]

March 24, 2017 – What Are Your Blindspots?

Main Idea: How many surprises do you get every day?  Are any of them big ones?  Do you ever feel as if you were lied to or betrayed?  Do you know what you don’t know?  Have you ever had a day when you went to work thinking everything was good and you were hit with [...]

March 10, 2017 – Does Your Business Have Momentum?

Main Idea: Is momentum something that just happens?  Do you know how to create and maintain it?  What happens when you lose it? Expansion of the Idea: Last week I wrote about your business being properly powered.  One part of that was on the subject of momentum.  I thought it made sense to expand on [...]

March 3, 2017 – Is Your Business Properly Powered?

Main Idea: What keeps you going when you hit rough patches?  Do you know what energizes you?  Are you intentional about getting around people that energize you? Expansion of the Idea: My wife and I had an opportunity this week to go to Huntington Beach to attend a Leaders Gathering in connection with the Global [...]

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    These weekly ideas are brought to you by FitzGerald & FitzGerald P.C. For more information about how to use these ideas with your small business contact Tim FitzGerald at trfitz@fitz-net.com.