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You Don’t Want to be THAT Guy: The Power of Creating Your Vision

“You don’t want to be that guy, Mike.” This is the opening sentence in the book, “The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field” by Mike Michalowicz. “What guy?” Mike asked. “That old guy with only one nut left…hanging out of his shorts. The guy who works like a … read more

Are You Ready for Extraordinary Business Growth?

Dear Entrepreneur,   Let’s pretend you’re in the market for a good pumpkin. At the local pumpkin patch you spot it – the biggest pumpkin you’ve ever seen. As you walk over to it, you don’t even see the other pumpkins. Although it is surrounded by red tape and signs saying “prize winning pumpkin not … read more

The Power of the Master Mind

I recently returned from one of the most powerful and impactful retreats I have ever attended. (Breakthroughs on the Bayou Retreat 2018.) If you are wondering what made this retreat so special, I can tell you that it wasn’t the awesome keynotes (although they were quite awesome). For me it was the energy of the … read more

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Overcoming Business Obstacles

I recently had an experience that reminded me of the following: If you want to grow your business without losing your mind, you must have a clear and motivating vision of your ultimate business and life. There is more than one way to achieve your vision, so obstacles are merely detours, as long as they … read more

Determine Your Best Use of Time and Make it Worth $10,000 an Hour

Daily I speak with business owners who are feeling pulled in too many directions by a growing business. It’s not just business. Many of us have family obligations, and want to take care of our health, too.   In a time when we are increasingly pulled in multiple directions, with our attention scattered and distracted … read more

Are you in a Leadership Bubble?

If you’re wondering what a leadership bubble is and why you should care, then please keep reading. The bad news is that leadership bubbles pose a danger for your business. The good news is that I’m going to tell you how to avoid them! Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the International Coach Federation … read more

Boost Your Profits with Niche Strategy

There are so many good reasons why small businesses should focus their offering on a clearly defined niche. One of the most compelling is that niche strategy not only helps you attract more clients like a magnet, but it does so more profitably, boosting your profits and putting more dollars in your pocket! The Riches … read more

How to Make Any Business Scalable

If you want to grow your small business, your concept must be scalable. In other words, you have to be able to produce your product or service over and over again without dependence on any one person. Yes –that even means you.   Last week I received this question from a very successful photographer, Mallika … read more