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I Said, "You Should Run Your Shop Like An Airport"

I said, "You should run your shop like an airport"

I said to him, "You should run your shop like an airport." Not in the "overpriced-cardboard food-afraid to touch anything way"...but in the aspect that some airports manage over 2,500 flights in and out a day. If you stop and think about…
Moving Through The Drowning Pool

Moving Through The Drowning Pool

In a few of my coaching sessions in these past two weeks, I've been using an analogy that I think explains the coronavirus pandemic effect on a business. Currently, it feels like you are swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool underwater.…

Are You Busy Being Busy Or Busy Being Profitable?

Quick question: Are you busy being busy or busy being profitable? It is a probing question that you should answer. Your goal for your business should be to maximize the profit as much as possible, right? So why do you take on work that…
The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics

The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics

One of the most apparent challenges that I see from my coaching seat is that for many shops, there is some confusion between Strategy and Tactics.  The meaning of these words to some people are basically interchangeable. I can hear you now,…
Accountability Is Binary - Marshall Atkinson

Accountability is Binary

Ready to nerd out? How about this phrase, "Accountability is Binary"? I was speaking with a coaching client a few weeks ago about a few employee challenges they were facing. During the conversation, our dialog path focused on the fact that…
Top 5 Reasons Why Shops Fail - Marshall Atkinson

Top 5 Reasons Why Shops Fail

Why do shops fail? Many, just like yours always seem to go out of business. But I'm not saying there is anything wrong with your shop. Nope. I just want to point out that in every shop that fails, they thought they would make it. That…