Recent studies show that a moderate level of ambient noise can boost productivity. Absolute silence makes it difficult to be creative. Too much noise can be distracting. The right mix of calm and productive cafe culture is just what the doctor ordered. According to a recent study published in the Chicago Journal of Consumer Research, an ambient environment of 70 db...
There is a lot of wasted time at work. There are 3 pink elephants in the room when it comes to wasted time at work. They’re email, meetings and distractions. They’re slowing you down and costing you a fortune of up to 40% of your work day, or 3.2 hrs per day per employee. Some smart companies have found ways...
In this post, we'll discuss 7 metrics that are fit to help any endeavor, of any size elevate and grow forward. A wise, old man (Joe Rohde) once told me, “where you look is where you go.” This is true in business and life. And it’s really easy to focus on the wrong things, the numbers that don’t matter or...
Relationships : The MVP of Metrics Track this: The number of people you are serving face to face, the type, level and commitment to service. Simply tracking and valuing this will make it easier for you to create and give more value in your products and services, and build stronger bonds of loyalty and trust with your customers and business community. As...
Track this: How much money is coming in and from which sources Right beneath our MVP metric of relationships, are dollars earned. News flash! Money matters! There I said it. There’s nothing wrong with the desire to be rich, nor being forthright and authentic by expressing such a desire. People who stay poor often struggle with this notion, believing their...
Track This: The number and quality of face to face meetings you have with people. Meetings offer opportunities to get belly to belly with people that matter to you. Getting face to face with your customers, partners and your team is certainly better in cases where you want to increase connection, meaning and value. If culture and performance matters to...
Track This: The number and quality of those people who like you, like what you do, and want you to succeed. Let’s begin by defining what I mean when I say fan. I’ll give you a hint, it has little to do with social media. A fan is someone who knows you, likes you, likes what you do and wants...
Track This: The number of visitors who interact with your business, and the experiential paths they take. Traffic, or the number of visitors who interact with your business or endeavor is incredibly important to measure. Whether you have a website or a brick and mortar store, measuring traffic helps you: Identify how many people are visiting and getting to know...
For many people it's part of starting the day and finishing it...watching the news. But in the Information Age, does it really serve you? Much of what networks refer to as “news” these days is not in fact honest or true news. It’s politically slanted commentary, sensationalized garbage, violence and turmoil. When there's nothing sensational at the local level, then...
Hey friends, I want to reach out with some tough love today. I want you to read it, though it will be hard. It will be sarcastic at times, and will pick on several ideas you've come to know and believe in success culture, but it will be worth it. You'll come out ready and willing to do the work...

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