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Ask Mackey Episode 6 | 2018

By | 2018-06-14T14:33:23+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

Optimism is essential for an entrepreneur.  Your ability to see possibility propels you into business. In tough times, it is what keeps you in the game. As an optimist your attention is on tomorrow, on the next opportunity, on the next win.  When reality conflicts with your optimist view of the world, you choose your view. [...]

Optimism & Data

By | 2018-06-28T13:43:12+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“When you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.” - Byron Katie Optimism is essential for an entrepreneur.  Your ability to see possibility propels you into business. In tough times, it is what keeps you in the game. As an optimist your attention is on tomorrow, on the next opportunity, on the [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 5 | 2018

By | 2018-05-09T17:22:19+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Entrepreneurs are born with a “Fire Now” gene. The Ready and Aim of it all is lost on us. The good news is we are wired for action.  The bad news is we often fail to think through the unintended consequences of our action or take the time to gain consensus with our team. Some of [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 4 | 2018

By | 2018-04-12T15:21:45+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

It is easy to talk about accountability and responsibility when it relates to others.  When you turn the mirror on yourself, it can be painful. Our cultural norms are to look outside of ourselves.  For validation, for blame, for comparison, for finding our place in the world.  But the power shift comes when we begin to [...]

Holding Yourself Accountable

By | 2018-04-05T19:06:14+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

It is easy to talk about accountability and responsibility when it relates to others.  When you turn the mirror on yourself, it can be painful. Our cultural norms are to look outside of ourselves.  For validation, for blame, for comparison, for finding our place in the world.  But the power shift comes when we begin to [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 3 | 2018

By | 2018-03-26T21:41:55+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

At Mackey Advisors we have been on a path of learning how to see our services through the eyes of our clients. This 180-degree change in perspective seems like a simple shift to dissect, however, our experience has been completely the opposite. We’ve hired consultants, followed the advice of multiple guru’s, engaged a process approach, and [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 2 | 2018

By | 2018-02-21T15:09:08+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you want to meet or exceed your company goals?  Then you have got to Get Rhythm! Johnny Cash sang about rhythm in his famous song, Get Rhythm.  It starts out, “Get Rhythm when you get the blues.”  Even better, get rhythm and avoid the blues! I have always been a proponent of setting big goals. In [...]

Get Rhythm? Why Rhythm is as Important as Accuracy in Your Financial Reporting

By | 2018-02-07T22:04:36+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you want to meet or exceed your company goals?  Then you have got to Get Rhythm! Johnny Cash sang about rhythm in his famous song, Get Rhythm.  It starts out, “Get Rhythm when you get the blues.”  Even better, get rhythm and avoid the blues! I have always been a proponent of setting big goals. [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 1 | 2018

By | 2018-01-10T18:39:10+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

 The New Year is a natural time for reflection and goal setting.  Perhaps 2017 was so exciting you raised the bar on what you now believe is possible.  Or perhaps 2017 was filled with challenges and you are relieved it is over.  Regardless of your experience, the turning of the clock gives you a chance [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 12 | 2017

By | 2017-12-28T16:37:40+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Stop making new year’s resolutions.  Start expanding joy. One simple idea to make more of every year. New year’s resolutions are just a way to look back on your year and feel bad.  In our excitement you over-commit, and before long it is February and you feel terrible about all the things you did once, or [...]