Welcome to my Blog
I guess it’s time I start my own blog. Certainly there are several blogs that I keep tabs on, and I hope that mine will have some value for you. I am NOT a professional writer, so I will be using my conversational, casual style – journalism majors avert your eyes!
I spent this last week in Dallas in meetings with my Heartland Technology Group peers. HTG is a group of 250 IT companies from across the US, Canada, UK and Australia. We break into groups of 12 non-competitive companies, and we serve as each other’s Board of Directors. We meet for two full days each quarter, and this was my 6th quarter of participation.
I must say, this experience has been life-changing. Rather than being a business owner out on an island, I have 11 great friends that know exactly the challenges that I face every day. We share best practices, help each other with challenges, and give unselfishly to each other in the spirit of the Go-Giver (more on that another day). Finally, we hold each other accountable to set and meet our goals.
HTG sees to it that we have not just a vision and business plan, but all 4 plans necessary for a successful life: A Life plan, a Business Plan, a Leadership Plan and a Legacy Plan. I’ve benefitted more from my peers than I can put into words. If you feel alone out there running your business, search out a peer group or simply another business owner. I’m happy to help or answer questions. We’re all in this together!