Ya Gotta Get Your Hands Dirty

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt Success comes before work only in the dictionary. ~ Vidal Sassoon, hair designer We’re led to believe that most businesses were built with less effort than they really were. Someone has got to do the actual work of your business. I remember when I…

One Day You’ll Get Lucky. . . (Or, you can just flip the switch now!)

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt I want to be different… Like everyone else. What’s it like to spar with a Black Belt? You have to do it to know how much practice you’ll need. There’s really only so much preparing you can do before you go for it. It’s…

KARMA: Your Cosmic Credit Report

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt It takes about 10 years to become an overnight sensation. What goes around, comes around. It starts with you—even if nobody is looking. These days credit is on everyone’s mind. A poor credit report stays with you for 7-10 years no matter how good…

Why Smart People Don’t Learn So Well

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt At a certain age, people’s minds close up; they live on their intellectual fat. ~ William Lyon Phelps Otherwise intelligent people often unconsciously use their existing knowledge to block new ideas or facts coming in. This keeps them stuck and makes them a challenge…

We’re Full of Solutions Looking for Problems

Excerpted from the book on conscious business management, Business Black Belt A good answer evolves from many good questions. –Burke Franklin, Author, Business Black Belt If I had two hours to solve a problem, I would spend the first hour and a half asking questions and questioning assumptions—mine and those of everyone involved. I’ve found…