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August 13, 2019

Research has created a road map for all runners – and artists, chess players, rock climbers, etc. – who seek the exhilaration you feel when completely absorbed in the pursuit of something difficult. So exactly how do you reach “the zone”?

  • Focus externally on the task – what note comes next in the composition or what slim edge to grip on the rock face – and don’t fret about what other people are thinking or whether your body is moving perfectly.
  • Confidence is essential or “expecting good things to happen.” Often confidence requires believing that a talent is learnable rather than innate. Researchers believe “positive feedback is absolutely critical.” Negative motivation does not work, including the messages we send to ourselves.
  • Embrace autonomy. Choosing when you want feedback or instruction, such as one more demonstration of a dance move, helps you perform better. The simple act of choosing is empowering.
  • Don’t analyze what you’re doing. Quiet your mind.
  • Prepare so you have less to think about. For example, most artists sketch out a drawing before formally composing it.
  • PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE to transcend both boredom and anxiety. More expertise helps you to obtain “flow.”

SOURCE: Washington Post, 4/11/19

Like many college-bound students, Wood Kaufman had no idea what he wanted to do when he got out of high school. He selected his major for its practicality. He thought studying finance at the University of Arkansas would actually land him a real job – and it did with Bear Stearns in Dallas.    Little did he know that one day he’d be using that finance degree to help others chase their entrepreneurial dreams.    In 1997, Kaufman quit his job and moved to Oklahoma City to help his father’s business, Truckers B
October 29, 2015

Like many college-bound students, Wood Kaufman had no idea what he wanted to do when he got out of high school. He selected his major for its practicality. He thought studying finance at the University of Arkansas would actually land him a real job – and it did with Bear Stearns in Dallas.

 

Little did he know that one day he’d be using that finance degree to help others chase their entrepreneurial dreams.

 

Bryan Riordan* is having a bad day. He has been a small business banker for most of his career.  Came up through the ranks at a time when a handshake was as good as a signed contract.    Banking has changed a lot since he joined the industry more than 30 years ago, and not all of it for the better, in his opinion. He doesn’t have nearly as much discretion in to whom he can lend. And the hoops he has to jump through to keep the regulators happy. Sometimes it feels as if he works for the regulators, not the b
October 21, 2015

Bryan Riordan* is having a bad day. He has been a small business banker for most of his career.  Came up through the ranks at a time when a handshake was as good as a signed contract.

 

Banking has changed a lot since he joined the industry more than 30 years ago, and not all of it for the better, in his opinion. He doesn’t have nearly as much discretion in to whom he can lend. And the hoops he has to jump through to keep the regulators happy. Sometimes it feels as if he works for the regulators, not the bank, or its customers.

 

Today is one of those days....

October 21, 2015

For business owners, the promise of getting working capital without taking on debt or giving up equity may sound too good to be true. But the promise is real, and it can be realized with the simplest of transactions.

 

Is the cash your small business needs “locked away” in invoices for 30, 60 or 90 days?  Waiting for payment isn’t just an inconvenience. It can shut you down.  Invoice factoring can unlock your cash, converting invoices to working capital in an instant. Especially for small business owners, it can be a financial vehicle that allows you not just to survive, but thrive.  Factoring has been a staple of big business for years and has been growing rapidly among small businesses thanks to small business factors l
October 18, 2015

Is the cash your small business needs “locked away” in invoices for 30, 60 or 90 days?

Waiting for payment isn’t just an inconvenience. It can shut you down.

Invoice factoring can unlock your cash, converting invoices to working capital in an instant. Especially for small business owners, it can be a financial vehicle that allows you not just to survive, but thrive.

Steady cash flow is vital to growing a business, but the conventional route to secure it – getting a loan – can be difficult, and frankly, unappealing.  Stringent qualifying standards and paperwork hassle are high hurdles to clear. And with loans, there’s the burden of repayment plus interest.  But there is a way for business owners to get working capital and stay debt free: invoice factoring.  It all starts with an invoice – an unpaid bill for work you’ve already done. Factoring companies, such as TBS Capi
October 10, 2015

Steady cash flow is vital to growing a business, but the conventional route to secure it – getting a loan – can be difficult, and frankly, unappealing.

 

Stringent qualifying standards and paperwork hassle are high hurdles to clear. And with loans, there’s the burden of repayment plus interest.

 

But there is a way for business owners to get working capital and stay debt free: invoice factoring.

 

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