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Putting It Together

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Putting it all together… of all the exercises in the Hedgehog experience, this is the one that takes the most creativity.  Now is the time to enlist the help of three people who love you unconditionally.  These people must not be afraid of any change or shift in your working identity. They must be supportive […]

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Economic Engine

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It’s time to show yourself the Hedgehog money! Look at the convergence of your strengths and your passion.  Now, the one remaining leavening factor…we must learn where you can make money with what you have. Loan For Me Take the steps needed to formulate your success: Step 1: Invest time (I suggest about a week) observing where […]

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Discovering Your Deep Passion

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Knowing what you can be that is “world best” is important.  However, you may not always want to do what you can do well.  A person who is deeply caring and compassionate may not want to work as an emergency room Head nurse.  Maybe this person wants to run a pre-school. This is part three […]

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Finding Your Best in the World

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The hedgehog concept is the ONE thing that can make the difference between loving what you do while making money, and all of the alternatives.  Not that those alternatives are necessarily horrible.  It’s just all ‘round better to be at the core of your hedgehog. This is the second of a five-part series on the […]

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The Entrepreneur’s Hedgehog

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The hedgehog concept, articulated by Jim Collins in his book, Good to Great, is often the crux of successful business building for an entrepreneur.  As a coach, I’ve worked with several clients to help them articulate their hedgehog as a cornerstone of a new business.  While it’s a great activity to do with a coach, an […]

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You Have Hedgehogs

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overdraft and other When I use the term “hedgehog”, I am referring to something beyond the frumpy little pin-cushion like critter.  I’m talking about each person’s latent working identities.  I’m talking about those places where your passion, your strength, your ideas meet in powerful synergy with a market need or a market want.  Years ago […]

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Matt Is Nimble Matt Is Quick

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Say the name Matthew Landis at a party or gathering place in Salt Lake City and heads will turn.  Two salons bear his name, thousands of Aveda advocates have been trained by him, local TV spots feature him, several businesses in the area have been branded by him and the list goes on. Personally, Matthew […]

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Coaching Westminster

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On July 26, 2010 the Chronicles of Higher Education recognized Westminster College as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for. This was the second consecutive year in which Westminster had been so honored. The link to the related press release is found at: http://www.westminstercollege.edu/campus_news/index.cfm?id=946 I received a call that same year […]