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  • Want Your Business To Fail? Here’s the Fastest Way to Make that Happen
    5 days ago

    People say, kind of tongue-in-cheek, that the number one reason companies fail is not enough sales. But I’ve actually observed that the number one reason companies fail is they do things in the wrong order. Adventurous entrepreneurs, startups, and small business owners doing the one-on-one model often find it hard to create success in addition…

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  • The Value Mistake That Will Kill Your Company
    2 weeks ago

    When working on the value equation for your business, you have to go out and ask people what they’re willing to pay for your product or service. The question most entrepreneurs ask is, “Hey, this is what I wanna offer at this price. Would you buy it?” Here’s the problem: you’ll never get an honest…

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  • 3 Incredible Automated Systems that Will Transform Your Business
    3 weeks ago

    You’re leading your business. Your job is literally to work yourself out of a job such that leadership is the only thing that is left. Such that you’re only doing the steering. When you first start, it’s okay if you’re doing the steering while wearing three or four or five other hats. This is natural…

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  • If You Don’t Automate Now, You’ll Suffer Later
    4 weeks ago

    I’ve spent a lot of time really studying the difference between super successful folks and people who struggle, because we always want to convert the strugglers into the success stories. One of the things that keeps coming up is that successful people solve every problem once, and unsuccessful people solve the same problem again and…

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  • Do Not Attempt to Scale Your Business Until You’ve Done This…
    1 month ago

    A lot of entrepreneurs are biting at the bit to move forward with their business. They want to know, When can I scale? When can I scale? First of all, scaling means growing while maintaining the same shape. The difference between growing and scaling is this: While growing, you can make small additions, like adding…

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  • What Sexual Tension Can Teach Us About Project Growth
    2 months ago

    One of the things that we like to believe as entrepreneurs is that we have the Midas touch. There are probably some things that we’re really good at, like sales or marketing or developing product. And the more attention and focus that we place in the area of our own genius, the more fantastic results…

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  • 3 Reasons You Must Blog and One Reason You Definitely Shouldn’t
    2 months ago

    If you’re an entrepreneur or a CEO, you care about your career, and you want people who don’t yet know you to have the correct impression of you, then one of the most positive, incredibly powerful things you must do is blog. I was a blog skeptic. For many years I believed that the internet…

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  • Own Your Freedom and Power in Every Moment (Take Back Your Attention: Part Two)
    2 months ago

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about arrested attention. I got some emails with questions about the subject and people wanting to dig a little deeper. So today I’m going to briefly dive back in. My goal with these recent posts has been to give you a completely different understanding of freedom…

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  • I Shifted My Goal to Something WAY Bigger. You Won’t Believe How Things Changed
    2 months ago

    What if you, as the entrepreneur, considered your own development and your ability to change as the ultimate object? In other words, what if changing yourself is really the goal and you picked an entrepreneurial path strategically because you know it’s going to present exactly the challenges you need to change yourself in exactly the…

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  • Are Other Influences Creating Your Reality? Take Back Your Attention
    3 months ago

    It’s important to understand that the power and ability you have to create in the world is amplified so much more by discussing deeper concepts than by always talking about how to get more traffic or how to get sales. So on that note, let’s talk about freedom and arrested attention. What Freedom and Arrested…

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  • Evolving Leadership Through Paradox
    3 months ago

    We’ve started doing this in the team, we’ve built a culture where everybody is starting to hold this paradox together with each other. So we know what each other’s genius is and we know what people are working towards and it’s just phenomenal, and then all of a sudden screw-ups, failures, none of that is…

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  • The Single Most Powerful Skill Every Entrepreneur Must Have
    3 months ago

    I’ve noticed that the most powerful leaders hold paradox. What I mean by “hold” is that you can simultaneously experience the truth of each side of the paradox without reducing the truth of the other. Being able to do this is among the top components of power and success, if not the single most powerful…

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  • 9 Surprising Tips from Peak Performing Entrepreneurs
    3 months ago

    For you entrepreneurs who are just getting started, I’ve gathered nine surprising tips from leading entrepreneurs. While these tips may be unexpected or even strange, rest assured these people have learned from experience. Number One: Health First Prioritize sleep and eat a healthy diet. This means eating high quality, non-processed food. You should even put…

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  • 3 Cures for a Failing Business
    3 months ago

    Last week I introduced you to the three early warning signs that your business is failing. The first one has to do with employee performance and metrics, the second one happens when you begin to view the customer as an obstacle, and the third concerns marketing mismanagement in your company. If you’re encountering these signs,…

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  • 3 Early Warning Signs Your Business is Failing
    4 months ago

    I’m always amused by the extreme measures that an entrepreneur is willing to make or to take when they start to feel like they’re failing.  Suddenly all of the boundaries and norms just go right out the window.  All the budgets and constraints go right out the window and an entrepreneur is really willing to…

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  • The Distinction Between Business Owner and Entrepreneur
    4 months ago

    Imagine a business owner and a entrepreneur walking together down a path along a riverbank. As they’re walking they see across the river this gorgeous Eden, this Mecca.  Both of them are going to see opportunity over there and both of them will likely say, “We should build a bridge.” But here’s the difference. The…

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  • As a Leader, Am I Making Enough of a Difference?
    4 months ago

    A little while back, Jennifer and I were on our way to an event we’re throwing for entrepreneurs where we’re going to be getting up on stage and talking about making a difference,  and how each person should be maximizing the value that they are providing to the world, and that maximizing that value is the…

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  • How To Win Over An Intelligent Person
    4 months ago

    When you’re up to big things, running an organization, committed to a big outcome, you often need to get agreement with other influential people and those influential people are usually intelligent. That’s how they became influential. And, chances are they have a slightly different worldview than you do. Sometimes that different worldview causes them not…

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  • Are You Asking the Right Questions?
    5 months ago

    Most people, when they evaluate their own leadership, they think about two things. First, they think about what they say — what comes out of their mouth — and then they think about the perception or the reaction that they see other people having to that.  I say think about your own leadership. You’ll might…

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  • Are You Ready to Be a Chief ______ Officer?
    5 months ago

    What does the word “Chief” mean to you? In today’s world, there are all kinds of Chiefs. The Police Chief. Chief Executive Officer. Chief medical officer. Chief Financial Officer. One thing is certain, Chiefs have power. For a long time, Rick Miller thought chiefs were special, that they were chosen, and that they always had…

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  • The Surprising Myth About Executive Team Alignment
    6 months ago

    I think one of the most common myths about executive team alignment has to do with the idea of who’s on the bus.  There was a book, “Good to Great”, by Jim Collins that popularized this idea of making sure that you know that you’ve got the right people on the bus first. Figure out…

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  • Get Rid of Commitment Conflict Once and For All
    7 months ago

    Jennifer Russell, fellow coach and co-founder of Mind Money Meaning, wrote a blog post last week that carried a really important message for entrepreneurs… Are you really committed to what you say you are? She points out that there’s a dissonance between what you consider yourself to be committed to and what you’re really committed…

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  • How Frustration Helps You Become a Better Leader
    7 months ago

    The job of a leader is to have vision. To see a possibility that others hadn’t seen, to be the first one to believe in it, and to share that faith and belief with the people who have the biggest impact on turning that possibility into a reality. But frustration often arises when the possibility…

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  • Your Team is More Out of Alignment than You Think
    7 months ago

    What most people assume about their organization or about any other person is that they have a much, much greater shared reality and perspective than really exists.  If the person you’re speaking to agrees with your point of view, the natural human reaction is to assume that this agreement extends to alignment on every aspect…

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  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Business
    8 months ago

    You’ve just hit a plateau and now you want to shift things back into growth mode. You need to get your business on a growth track again so you can bust through that glass ceiling. I’m going to give you a few action steps that any entrepreneur or CEO can take to revitalize a business……

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  • Overcome the Top 4 Problems Entrepreneurs Face
    8 months ago

    The top four problems I’ve seen with almost ever entrepreneur I’ve worked with include the following: 1.    They’re overwhelmed (which leads to doing things out of sequence) 2.    They’re trying to implement too many good ideas but don’t know how 3.    They don’t know their variety of seed 4.    They’re too reactive So let’s jump…

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  • The 6 Measurables of Organizational Alignment
    8 months ago

    As we’ve already gone over, organizational alignment is the leading indicator of the speed of growth in a business. However, surprisingly, many companies do not possess this important element. In order to know if you have it (and subsequently obtain it), there are six different points to measure in every company. I’ll take you through…

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  • Why Organizational Alignment is Universally Desirable
    9 months ago

    I’ve never gone to a CEO of a company and said, “Would you like your management team to be more aligned?” and have them go, “No, no. I’d actually prefer to be less aligned.” There’s a LinkedIn private group called Rapid Scale Executives and in that private group the only members of the group are…

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  • The Importance of Organizational Alignment and How to Measure It
    9 months ago

    Organizational alignment is a leading indicator of growth in an organization. Usually if someone is looking for organizational alignment, it’s because they feel like their idea of priorities and what’s important in an organization isn’t shared by their peers or by leadership in the company. It feels like every step they want to take towards…

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  • One Simple Strategy to Dramatically Improve Your Content Marketing
    9 months ago

    As I looked to the trends in our business for the new year, I recognized that I’ll be paying even more attention to Content Marketing in 2014. You probably will too — so I’ve asked Morgan Drmaj, the president of PlumeSocial (a start-up focused on helping entrepreneurs get great results from Content Marketing) to share…

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