Your Constraint

We entrepreneur’s, especially those in the manufacturing segment, are prone to confuse busy with productive, and we seem to have a hard time learning to distinguish between the two, even after we recognize that they are distinctly different things. For me, the turning point was the first time I heard Eli Goldratt classify many, if…

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Fences

Fences serve a purpose. Some fences are to keep things in, others are to keep things out, and in either case, the wise farmer knows to never take a fence down until he knows why it was put up. In the cabinetry manufacturing business, processes share something in common with fences, and that is that…

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Motivation

As I see it, there are two distinct categories of motivation. The first, which some might think easier than the other is self motivation, the other is motivating others. The others can be our children, a sports team we coach or our team members at work. For this post, we will stick with self motivation…

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Communication

When it comes to communication, we seem prone to overlook the fundamentals. To make sure others hear what we mean, we have to cover all the bases, and the first base to cover is to think about what we are about to say, or to proof-read what we just wrote. Articulating a message clearly is…

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Getting Paid

Finished Projects mean getting paid, unfinished projects mean you are NOT getting paid. Spreading ourselves too thin is the best way to postpone getting paid, and the temptation to do whatever you have to to get a client to stop complaining, leads to this multiple partially, or even mostly finished projects, with none being finished…

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Focus

When we run from one fire to the next, always in firefighting mode, we never have the time to focus on something long enough to discover the truth we are seeking. Try this; identify an issue you really want to solve, then add that to one or more of your Daily Do’s in the World…

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Gratitude

Gratitude is a mindset that does not come natural to most of us, thus we must be vigilant, and most of us need daily reminders to be Grateful for all our blessings. The World Domination Custom Cabinetry app includes a section called the Daily Tech Triggers, and one of the things included in this daily…

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Questions

Definition sci·ence /ˈsīəns/ noun the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. Lots of Questions Are we good at distinguishing between guessing and science? Are scientists good at distinguishing between their opinions/guesses and their science (observation and experiment, hypothesis…

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