One Giant Step Closer to Working Fewer Hours in Your Business

Clients ask me all too often, “Ruth, give me something I can do today to bring me one step closer to working fewer hours in my business”.  The voice is usually edged with a bit of desperation and lot of emotion.  Believe me, I can relate.  I’ve been there … but no...

Are You Hiring an Expert or a Firefighter?

Sometimes as business owners, we suddenly realize that our day consists solely of putting out fires for other people.  Because we wear too many hats, we’re no longer focused on providing the ONE thing that we do best in our business … rather we sprint from fire to...

How to Start a (BETTER) Relationship with Your Team

  So many times, in our business (and in life) we innocently believe that *relationships* will just happen without intentional effort on our part.  Nothing could be further from the truth … particularly in the culture you want to encourage with your team. Now’s...

Protect (You) The Goose That Lays The Golden Eggs

So many articles have been written about the American cultural norm that implies that “busy-ness” equates to success or importance.  As professionals and business owners, for the most part we are able to write our own version of success.  We get to create our own...

Where is Everybody?

I hear it from my clients every week.  They can’t find people to hire.  I went into my dentists’ office … empty waiting room, empty operatories, an eerie silence in the hallways.  They had to cancel some appointments because there weren’t enough available staff. Many...