Democracy vs. Representative Republic

With yesterday being Veterans Day, and that many of us exercised our right to vote earlier this week, it seemed appropriate to speak to the topic of Freedom in today’s blog post. Freedom is NOT free, but in the absence of conflict on our home soil, it is easy to see where some might take…

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Consistency

Like prayer, worship and assembling ourselves together, our business life requires Consistency. Doing something occasionally does not build muscle memory, we don’t grow, improve or move towards reaching our dreams. Inconsistency thwarts our mission, it steals our dreams. The World Domination Custom Cabinetry app provides the daily feedback loops to help us be consistent in…

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Should vs. Did

I have no idea if John Maxwell understood how many custom cabinet manufacturers this statement hits between the eyes when he said it, and I’m confident that there are a lot of other trades it applies to equally well. The ”I should’s” are many, but the ”I did’s” are few and far between. The World…

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Got Problems?

When we are really busy, it’s easy to overlook and/or ignore small problems, but those small problems will almost always become big problems if we stay the course of overlooking and/or ignoring those small problems. Don’t neglect or ignore: Slipping lead times (be on time all the time) Win/Loss ratio Quality Issues Team Member issues…

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Sell ‘em

W. S. Stuckey used Interstate billboards to tell ’em what he was sellin’ ’em, and it worked. What channels will you use to tell ’em what your sellin’ ’em? No matter how busy you are, make sure you take W.S. Stuckey’s advice and keep on tellin’ ’em that you’re sellin’ ’em custom cabinetry.

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Difficult People

When we point our finger at difficult people, 3 fingers are pointing right back at us. We must learn to love difficult people since in someone’s eyes and heart, we are the difficult person.

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Objective > Task

Providing your team with an objective that includes a clearly defined outcome is always better than a task or list of tasks. ”Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” PROVERBS 16:3 ESV

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Seeking God’s Direction

As Entrepreneurs and Solopreneurs, we seem to question the relationship between our business self and our spiritual self, always wondering if what we do in business is honoring God. For some, if not most, there is this splinter in our mind, always wondering if God had another plan for our lives and we took a…

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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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