December
12
2017

Polishers

My father-in-law is 75. He spent his life in a steel mill, raising 5 kids on a tiny salary and running a small farm in the Valley.   When he retired, he started working on old cars. Restoration is his vocation.   If you’ve ever heard...

December
06
2017

Who Sells?

The next time you’re in a staff meeting, look at the faces around you and ask, “Which of these people is in charge of sales?”   If you can’t name the person responsible for selling, bad news: it’s you.   There...

November
29
2017

Who Are You Accidentally Excluding?

Our Varsity program at Catalyst used to have 11 teen girls and only one boy.   One time, I pulled him aside and said, “Hey man, it’s totally fine to invite some of your male friends to this group if you want.”   He replied...

November
21
2017

How To Deal With Your Competition

The nearest box is 800m away. They charge less. They copy EVERYTHING you do–right down to your color scheme. What do you DO about it? Don’t turn to arson yet…there are several reasons to be EXCITED about competition, including this...

November
19
2017

How To Turn Your Life Into a Disney Movie

You’ve heard of Walt Disney, of course.   You know many of the Disney stories–the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin…   You probably also know that many weren’t written by Disney. But that d...