Today I Will Start With Gratitude

by Sue Hawkes

This morning, I was fully present to the sunrise. I don’t mean just observing the great colors, or simply noticing how the rolling clouds seemed almost artificial in their picturesque arrangement. In and of itself, the sunrise was spectacular, but today I was present in a way that, in a breath, everything else was magically erased. As I watched the…

Sue HawkesToday I Will Start With Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Ali Stieglbauer

Happy Thanksgiving! During this season of gratitude we want to take a few moments and thank you for your partnership. We sincerely value our relationship with you and the opportunity that allows us to create a better life for our collective clients, employees, families and communities. “In Chinese, the word ‘business’ means to help each other make a meaningful living.”…

Ali StieglbauerHappy Thanksgiving!

Listening For & Using Intuitive Data

by Sue Hawkes

We all know the value of hard data, how numbers and measurables can help keep emotions, opinions and subjectivity out of things. Hard data can help us make reasoned, logical decisions. It isn’t, however, the only kind of data. The other important kind is intuitive data, which some of you may know as gut instinct. This is the feeling you…

Sue HawkesListening For & Using Intuitive Data

Bolts, Booze and Bullets

by Ali Stieglbauer

Meg Thoreson truly does it all. As both the owner of Solon Springs Mercantile and an employee of the Entrepreneur Fund, Meg brings a passion for small business development wherever she goes. I was excited to interview her for my “Inspiring Women” column in Minnesota Business magazine because I can’t imagine being an entrepreneur and employee. Meg makes it look…

Ali StieglbauerBolts, Booze and Bullets

YESS! Newsletter October 2016

by Sue Hawkes

Our World is Crazy, Your Business Doesn’t Need to Be In Minnesota, we’re blessed with the beauty of Autumn, crisp air at night, fall colors and a winning football team in a new stadium. Contrast that with the noise of our current election and the challenges it presents as we encourage everyone to get out and vote. We’re entering fourth…

Sue HawkesYESS! Newsletter October 2016

Clarity after Their Quarterly: 90 Day Pulse Keeps Antenna on Track

by Sue Hawkes

Do you and your leadership team ever get bored with your goals? Do you start to feel disconnected from your vision and become overwhelmed by issues you know you need to address? If you do, this is “normal”- it happens in every business. EOS founder Gino Wickman recognized that teams begin to fray every 90 days and this led to…

Sue HawkesClarity after Their Quarterly: 90 Day Pulse Keeps Antenna on Track

Your Butt's Not Big Enough

by Sue Hawkes

If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you started your business with a great idea and did everything yourself. You generated sales, delivered your products or services, handled the finances, managed customer service and emptied the wastebaskets. As your business grew, did you fully remove yourself from most of these functions, replacing yourself with a more energetic, competent version of yourself? Did…

Sue HawkesYour Butt's Not Big Enough

She Walks Between Worlds

by Sue Hawkes

I was excited to feature my friend, Laurie Wondra, in my “Inspiring Women” column for Minnesota Business Magazine for many reasons. Laurie is not only a respected IT Professional, but also owner and Shaman at Your Life Core.  Our families hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu a few years ago, and I have experienced her connection with the spiritual realm…

Sue HawkesShe Walks Between Worlds

Video: How To Run an Effective Meeting

by Ali Stieglbauer

Do you dread meetings? Feel like nothing gets accomplished and time is wasted? Try using the EOS Level 10 Meeting Agenda and watch your meetings become more productive. The key? Every week meetings are the same day, at the same time, have the same agenda, start on time and end on time. Watch Gino Wickman’s video below for more tips…

Ali StieglbauerVideo: How To Run an Effective Meeting