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100 Things I Wish I Knew A Long Time Ago

100 Things I Wish I Knew A Long Time Ago

Here are the things that I wish I knew when I was younger. These aren't in any particular order. Hopefully, they bring you some value or fire up a discussion in your shop. Want to add to the list? Leave a comment below! The right…
Go From Chaos to Clarity

Go From Chaos to Clarity

We will dig deep into moving from chaos to clarity for today's article. Chaos is when something is NOT working the way it should. Clarity is just the opposite. It's not only working, but it is specifically working with precision. Chaos…
Eat the Shit Cookie Instead of the Shit Sandwich

Eat the Shit Cookie Instead of the Shit Sandwich

Have you ever eaten a shit sandwich? I know I have. This is when something so royally gets messed up, that it literally feels like you are chomping down on a turd between two slices of bread. Yuck is right. Sorry to gross you out,…
Don't Trust Your Process

Don't Trust Your Process

Let's talk about processes. First of all, do you have them? I mean, REALLY have them? I don't want to sound like I don't believe you, but I have to come clean here...I keep bumping into shops that SAY they have processes. But after a…
Busy

Busy

"We are so busy!" I keep hearing the same thing from nearly everyone I'm speaking with these days. And while it is fantastic to ride the lightning and feel the impact a big influx of orders can bring to your business, there is a downside…
Leadership: Are you a Thermometer or a Thermostat?

Leadership: Are You A Thermometer or a Thermostat?

Let's talk about leadership for a minute. In your company, community, and industry your ideas and actions matter. For the purposes of this article, we are going to divide leadership into two categories. Thermometer Leadership This…