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As I continue to focus on growing my company and expanding my firm’s offerings, I am excited to announce a rebranding from SMART Direction to The TRACTION Hub. While SMART Direction will continue to operate, it will move into a “parent company” role and The TRACTION...

According to a recent article by Douglas Vermeeren in Reliable Plant magazine, only 20 percent of the population actually sets goals for themselves. Of that 20 percent, roughly 70 percent of those goals are not achieved. That equates to only 14% of the population setting...

IT STARTS WITH A DREAM For most entrepreneurs, when we create our businesses we have a vision - a dream. Part of that dream often involves owning a business that allows us opportunities to do things in our personal lives that we have always wanted to...

When you drive your car, do you keep the engine redlined, ignore the warning lights on the dash, and turn up the radio so you don’t hear the noises coming from somewhere underneath? My hope is that you don’t. So why do so many entrepreneurs...

Are you spread too thin? Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels? You may be a victim of the Paradox of Success. It was Socrates who said, “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” I remember as a child observing my parents, and as I...

Have you ever said yes to something and then regretted the commitment you made? If so, you’re normal. Saying no is difficult for two primary reasons, which I will share below. But being able to say no is essential in creating the capacity to say...