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Ask Mackey | Cash Flow

By | 2017-04-18T22:29:49+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

For anything to grow it needs fuel. In business, that fuel is cash. The economic climate for most businesses is positive right now, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t having cash flow challenges. In fact, if you are growing, and especially if you are growing quickly, your main concern day to day may very [...]

Ask Mackey | The 3 Signs

By | 2017-04-18T20:33:46+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , | Approaching a railroad crossing when the train is on the nearby track, you are faced with flashing red lights, a red and white stripped cross bar, a big X sign that says, Railroad Crossing.  DO NOT PROCEED is clearly the message! You have the same kind of warning signals in your business, if you know [...]

Ask Mackey | The Right Tools

By | 2017-02-15T20:20:05+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , | Like many young women, I learned to cook watching my Mother.  By the time I left home, I was pretty good too. My love of cooking was fostered in two ways.  One, I loved to eat.  And two, there was nothing better in my book than sharing a meal with family and friends.  What I [...]

Ask Mackey | Say No to Micromanagement

By | 2016-10-12T16:52:11+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , | Big goals without department and individual accountability systems to support them is poison to your culture. It creates a win/lose environment.  A negative culture is like a dirty river, nothing thrives in it.  It creates a ceiling or blind beyond which your company cannot achieve.  A positive culture uplifts everyone creating fresh energy and enthusiasm.  [...]

Ask Mackey | How to Thrive

By | 2016-09-14T12:58:56+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , | Our brain is wired to be on alert to anything that threatens your survival.  The amygdala is an almond shaped sliver in the temporal lobe of your brain that is responsible for your primal emotions like rage, hate and fear.   It serves as your early warning system for danger. Once stimulated, the amygdala becomes hyper [...]

Ask Mackey | The Prosperous Business Journey

By | 2016-08-11T20:42:07+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

If you are an entrepreneur, have you ever found yourself just “Staying Afloat”?  It isn’t a fun worrying about how to pay your bills week to week.  These are the days of a lot of hope and hard work, with less money to show for it than you would make slinging burgers at McDonalds. For those [...]

Ask Mackey | Money & Fear

By | 2016-06-08T13:04:32+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Money. Fear. Like peanut butter and jelly, money and fear are compatible companions. Of course money brings up feelings of fear.   Money is the clothes on your back and the roof over your head.  Money is the tool you use to meet your basic needs, like health care, shelter, food and clothing as well as how [...]

Ask Mackey | The Journey to Self-Care

By | 2016-05-12T20:41:24+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

My life was over the top busy.  I was a single Mom and had a business that demanded lots of my attention.  Between making time for family and work, I had gotten lost.  I as in me, myself , and I. Like the slow movement of sand in an hour glass, the things that fed me [...]

Ask Mackey | What Do I Really Want?

By | 2016-04-13T20:16:19+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

For years I dreamed of having a lake house.  I could picture the view of the lake in my mind and imagined the serenity I would feel sitting on my screen porch.  The more stressful my days, the more I thought about the lake house. When it came down to taking the necessary steps to make [...]