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Ask Mackey Episode 10 | 2017

By | 2017-10-12T16:03:46+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

When I speak with fellow business owners this time of year, they often talk to me about how they are either landing or missing their current annual goals. I love those conversations, but for me personally, my most important thoughts in October are about planning for next year.   There is nothing more exciting than the creation [...]

One Secret Strategy That Will Rock Your 2018

By | 2017-10-12T16:01:58+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

October is one of my favorite months.  Cool nights, warm days, little rain.  The crunch of the leaves as I hike the woods makes me happy.  The air smells good and the southernly tilt of the sun makes for interesting natural art as the leaves turn golden yellow or red. I spend as much time as [...]

How Many Goals Should You Have?

By | 2017-09-27T14:38:11+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the most prideful feelings is achieving a goal. You’ve put in the countless hours, the blood, the sweat and the tears, so now you can jump with joy knowing that you can cross a goal off your list. The result is all you had hoped it would be and it makes all that hard work [...]

5 Power Keys of Scorecarding

By | 2017-09-15T16:02:30+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Everyone likes to keep score.  We all have an innate desire to succeed. Those two facts, coupled with putting the right data into the hands of the right people in a timely way, can transform your business. We have often heard the adage, when it comes to real estate, what is important is location, location, location.  [...]

5 Power Keys to Scorecarding

By | 2017-10-12T14:48:52+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

Good data begins in your bookkeeping and accounting department.  If it also ends there, you have wasted one of the most valuable tools in your tool box.  The power in your data is with your people. Everyone likes to keep score.  We all have an innate desire to succeed. Those two facts, coupled with putting the [...]

Remedies for Anxiety Surrounding Your Business

By | 2017-08-30T15:18:53+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

“Anxiety is caused by a lack of control, organization, preparation & action.” - David Kekich The above quote was posted to Mackey Advisors Facebook page recently.  As I read this, I was surprised as to how much it hit home with me.  When anxiety takes over I tend to be counterproductive.  I have been working with [...]

8 Paths to a Prosperous Mindset

By | 2017-08-31T21:27:54+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Accounting and finance is all about the numbers.  Or is it? Getting the right data to the right people at the right time is critical to making informed, impactful decisions in your company.  This is an unbendable truth. Yet we have all had experiences where we’ve done everything right and things did not turn out as [...]

8 Paths to Expanding Your Prosperity Mindset

By | 2017-08-17T20:32:40+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Accounting and finance is all about the numbers.  Or is it? Getting the right data to the right people at the right time is critical to making informed, impactful decisions in your company.  This is an unbendable truth. Yet we have all had experiences where we’ve done everything right and things did not turn out as [...]

Cascading Metrics: Making Goals Achievable

By | 2017-07-26T18:16:00+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Setting goals can always be a headache for business owners. Where do you begin? How many goals should you have? Are you being realistic with your goals? These are all important things to consider, but it doesn’t stop there. Next, you will need to track the progress towards those goals. That is a step that business [...]

CEOs Deserve Summer Fun

By | 2017-07-12T18:17:03+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a young business owner with a family, oh how I wanted summer freedom!  Even just a little bit!  My desire to go have fun with my daughter was one more thing to fit into my already crazy days. As the household breadwinner, and entrepreneur I had so many responsibilities.  I was busy working in, not [...]