Gail Benmosche, has been an entrepreneur for over 20  years.  She took our Big Fish Nation program 10 years ago.  She says it transformed how she did business and saw her business and saw herself as the leader of her business. After 10 years of living and working with the Big Fish principals, she offers…

As 2012 comes to a close, what will you be doing … and what will you be thinking about? I hope you will be CELEBRATING and thinking about everything you did RIGHT this year, and everything you learned and accomplished. I love using this week between Christmas and New Years as a time to enjoy…

“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal.  The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” ~ Benjamin Mays I consistently hear from entrepreneurs that they want: to have more work-life balance, to have a higher income / profit, and/or to feel more in control of their time I call goals…

Welcome to week 4 of my 5-week blog post series on how to have a strong 4th quarter!  Last week, I talked about Step #3: Look at sales — know where you are, where you want to be, and how you will get there.   In order to do that, however, you also need to…

Welcome to week 3 of my 5-week blog post series on how to finish your year strong!  Last week, I talked about Step #2: Follow up, which naturally leads to: Step 3: Look at Sales   I don’t mean just glance at them and move on to the next thing; I mean look closely and…

The way you finish this year is the way you’ll start next year.   If you fade away into the end of 2012, you will need to spend valuable time at the beginning of 2013 trying to ramp back up… and if you finish 2012 strong, your momentum will carry you right into a strong…

Over the next 5 weeks, I’ll be sharing a series of blog posts to help you strategize about how to close the year strong. You might be tempted to just “coast” into the end of the year, but the way you end this year will influence the way you begin next year… so why not…

Being an entrepreneur is not easy.  It often has us working odd hours, playing several different roles at once, taking risks (hopefully calculated ones!), and putting a lot of energy into making our business successful. So why do we do it?  Because entrepreneurship gives us so much back!  In my recent focus on finding the…

On my birthday last week, I received Happy Birthday messages on Facebook all day long, and had friends and family members around to celebrate with me in person.  Each person’s Facebook post or face-to-face visit felt like a mini celebration of my birthday, and I noticed what a boost it is to feel celebrated. I believe…

What’s your reaction when you hear the word “selling” or “sales”?   Do you want to change the subject and get out of that conversation as quickly as possible? Most of us have had the experience of being “sold to” — being talked at, or being told that we need something that we really don’t care…

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