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Planning Is Everything

By |2018-05-03T20:02:29+00:00May 3rd, 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 3 | 2018

By |2018-03-26T21:41:55+00:00March 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 [...]

Is It Your People or Your Process?

By |2018-06-26T19:03:27+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

When there is a problem with quality, timeliness, or efficiency in a small business environment, it is often thought of as a people problem. I believe this is due to the fact that many small businesses have one person per role. There aren’t enough data points for an owner or leader to know the system is [...]

Analyzing the Good Stuff

By |2018-03-21T20:13:04+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

When I set a clear intention, the universe always conspires with me to help me create it.  That’s the good news.  The other news is the help often comes where I am least expecting it. At Mackey Advisors we have been on a path of learning how to see our services through the eyes of our [...]

Stop Making New Year’s Resolutions

By |2017-12-28T16:02:09+00:00December 7th, 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 [...]

Is Your Business Getting the Respect it Deserves?

By |2017-11-02T18:20:48+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Your business is your largest asset. It has the single most impact on: How you live How you retire How much fun you can afford What kind of home you live in How you educate your children What kind of medical care you receive In other words, it is a pretty big deal. Are you treating [...]

Matt’s Monthly Money Must Do’s | September 2017

By |2017-08-18T16:41:17+00:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Romans were lazy.  That’s right, I said it: “Lazy”.  The typical response would be that, along with building an empire, Romans built highways, aqueducts, coliseums, etc.  Many of those basic designs are used today, as is the Julian Calendar, another brilliant innovation under the Roman empire.  How could they have been lazy?  Well, the Julian [...]

8 Paths to Expanding Your Prosperity Mindset

By |2017-08-17T20:32:40+00:00August 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 [...]

Matt’s Monthly Money Must Do’s | August 2017

By |2017-07-11T19:35:59+00:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

I was born in August some years ago.  Rather than just celebrate a day or week, I celebrate my whole birth month.  Granted, the celebration has changed drastically from when I was knee high to a grasshopper.  I no longer go all out for a day, but rather celebrate on a lower scale for 30 days.  [...]

CEO’s Deserve Summer Fun Too!

By |2017-07-12T17:34:07+00:00July 6th, 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 on, my [...]