What Are You Waiting for? Lose Wait Now!

How often have we heard that we need to have a five-year plan or a 10-year plan? Several things have occurred recently that made me think about why we wait. The rationale for waiting is typically completely made up. I started thinking about all the time I’ve wasted waiting for certain things to happen. But by […] See More

May 3, 2017

Amy Zier and Her Bicontinental Business

A version of this post originally appeared in Omaha Magazine’s Fall, 2016, Women in Business issue. As my regular readers know, I successfully completed a work-from-abroad experiment this last summer. It was by far the most satisfying “put your money where your mouth is” adventure I’ve had in a long time. Recently  I interviewed my friend […] See More

December 21, 2016

What I Know So Far: Living La Dolce Vita

As my summer winds slowly towards August, I’ve been thinking about some of the things I’ve learned that you might find useful. (I’m assuming you don’t care who makes the best cannoli in Rovereto. Let me know if I’m wrong and I’ll send you my list of Rovereto’s Top 10.) Three things even the fastest-paced […] See More

July 20, 2016

How to Create Competitive Advantage: Carve Out Your Niche

There’s an old expression that “there are riches in niches,” and it’s true; domination of a niche can increase entrepreneurial businesses’ results by an order of magnitude. A great example is Nebraska “experiential branding” agency SecretPenguin, which specializes in developing and launching innovative restaurant concepts. In the coming weeks I’ll be interviewing Dave Nelson, owner […] See More

June 22, 2016

What to Do When You’re Stuck

Probably the most common problem I encounter in my coaching clients is the phenomenon of being “stuck.” You probably know the feeling. You’ve unintentionally come to some sort of crossroads and you don’t know which way to turn. There doesn’t seem to be a good option available. In today’s blog I want to offer a […] See More

April 24, 2015

Asking the Right Questions with Jedi Mind Tricks

Winning arguments is hard, but often, the hardest person to convince is yourself. The reason is that the person has run out of the capacity to have new perspectives. Similar to Plato’s allegory of the cave where reality is defined by only what is projected, we often get so comfortable in our “caves” that it […] See More

February 13, 2015