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Production Data Tracking

Production Data Tracking

Let's talk about Production Data Tracking, and specifically problems that I've had over the years. First, it is about math and numbers. Boring! Most people have a headache already just by reading these first three sentences of this article. But,…
Desirable Difficulty: The Art of Leveling Up

Desirable Difficulty: The Art of Leveling Up

"Desirable Difficulty." This is a two-word term that recently entered my skull thanks to Seth Godin's new book, "The Practice: Shipping Creative Work." Are you familiar with this concept? Desirable difficulty is the on-purpose art of…
Shop Improvement Series: Win More Sales

Shop Improvement Series: How to Win Sales in the Next Year

It's no secret that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have amplified some consumer trends that have been lurching along for the last few years. Most business owners have put off changing or adapting to these trends because basically the…
Your Future Narrative

Your Future Narrative

Right now, you are living your story. One month, six months, or even five years from now you will be able to tell other people what happened to you, your family, your friends, and your business during the coronavirus pandemic. Stories…
Get Off Your Butt To Finish The Year Strong

Get Off Your Butt To Finish The Year Strong

Guess what? 2019 is more than half over! How are you doing with the goals that you set back at the end of 2018? Crushing it? Almost there? Never got started? Regardless of your results, these next six months can have a tremendous impact…
Discipline Starts with Me

Discipline Starts With Me

How is the level of your discipline when it comes to your work? What about your employees? The first step in learning to get more accomplished every day is realizing that you are accountable for your own actions. Don't like what's going…