IN THE GREEN ROOM WITH
BRYAN FRANKLIN
  • The Surprising Myth About Executive Team Alignment
    1 month 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
    2 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
    2 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    4 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
    4 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
    4 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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  • Find the Right Business Mentor and Avoid Becoming an Underpants Gnome
    4 months ago

    Imagine a world in which all entrepreneurs were each other’s advisors.  We’d each be aware of the best practices, innovations, pitfalls, and traps that lie ahead and collectively we could all make it easier to succeed for everyone.  The more successful entrepreneurs there are, the more potential supporters, partners, and advisors there are.  That may…

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  • THE LETTER THAT WILL SNAG YOU THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MENTORS
    5 months ago

    Ok, I’m going to help you write the letter that I’ve used to help hundreds of people activate their networks, get introductions to awesome mentors and advisors, and get the most influential people you know committed to your success.  I also use it myself in my business anytime I want to find new advisors, change…

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  • DISCOVER YOUR SEQUENCE: OVERCOME BUSINESS GROWTH OBSTACLES #6 & #7
    5 months ago

    In developing our Mind Money Meaning system, Jennifer and I did a ton of research in several areas of business. We looked at the companies that used short-cuts to achieve rapid growth and researched what sequence they used to build their assets.  We looked at more than just marketing too – Alignment and Leadership, List…

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  • MAKE YOUR MARKETING SOAR: OVERCOME BUSINESS GROWTH OBSTACLE #5
    5 months ago

    The assets portion of the Mind Money Meaning system also provides relief from Growth Obstacle #5: I know that I need to take my marketing to the next level, and I’ve learned a lot of marketing techniques, but I feel overwhelmed when I try to implement them and it doesn’t seem to all come together….

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  • CREATE ASSETS AND BUILD MEANING: OVERCOME BUSINESS GROWTH OBSTACLES #3 & #4
    5 months ago

    I continually blog and reach out to you because I want you to become aware of all the startup issues that might not have occurred to you yet. For instance, you might not be thinking about it now, but as soon as you start growing, you are going to start thinking about hiring your first…

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  • OVERCOME THE 7 BIGGEST OBSTACLES TO BUSINESS GROWTH
    6 months ago

    Before I learned the shortcut to fast business growth, I’d tried a lot of different things to make money.  I sold computer cables on ebay, I sold scrap metal, stereo systems for cars, I even worked in Hollywood doing sound effects for movies.  Some of those businesses did ok, but most didn’t work out, and…

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  • The Hidden Truth About Your Strengths and Weaknesses
    6 months ago

    We human beings are hard-wired to put our attention on our weaknesses and focus on improving them. If you have a customer who tells you that your product was perfect, but the packaging was ugly — then you’re probably like most people who are driven to focus on the packaging. We just want to focus…

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  • What the DMV can teach entrepreneurs
    6 months ago

    A few years ago – before I learned the secret cure for Overwhelm and Procrastination (if you haven’t read my last two posts… you should!) , I remember being at the DMV and I was totally stressed and overwhelmed (like most entrepreneurs). I was next in line to get my number, waiting impatiently – and…

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  • Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s the Solution.
    6 months ago

    Every day you react to interruptions, distractions, and demands on your attention – and you’re so overwhelmed by everything you have to do that you never get to some of your most important projects. So the ideas you have about how to grow your business and make more profit go to waste. We think we…

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  • How to Stop Procrastinating. Now.
    6 months ago

    You’ve probably been a procrastinator for a long time. Since you were a kid. And all this time you thought that procrastination is child-like behavior that you should’ve outgrown years ago. And even though you know full well the cost of procrastinating — all the stress and worry, the late nights working on stuff you…

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  • We Are Never Capable Of Realizing Our Dreams (In Advance)
    1 year ago

    January 17, 2013 Day Two I’m feeling good about the progress so far. I confided in my friend LiYana that I’m excited about the birth of circletribe.com, but also scared that I won’t be able to do what it takes to make it successful. She said that it doesn’t matter if I can do what…

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  • Hello, World (no really…)
    1 year ago

    “Hello World” is the cliche sample display text used the world over by programers when learning a new function or language. Since I have not identified as a developer, programer, engineer, etc. before, I thought it was fitting to re-anounce myself in this customary fashion. January 16th, 2013 :: Day One :: Inception This diary…

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  • Replicating and Protecting Your Great Work in Order to Scale Your Business
    1 year ago

    Truth-telling lawyer Alexis Neely shares why the most important aspect of setting up a business to scale is having the infrastructure and legal groundwork in place to protect and secure your business, yourself and your family.

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  • A simple but powerful conversation that added $48,350 in revenue in three weeks while making a positive impact on the planet
    2 years ago

    Todd Sedelmeier shares his coaching formula that is laser targeted to help businesses grow rapidly while making a positive impact on the planet.

    “All of the external business stuff is about playing a bigger game, which pushes a button on us and forces us to have to transform”

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  • How aligning brand, style, and purpose caused her business to grow 600% in 10 months
    2 years ago

    Kristen Domingue talks about how she helps women entrepreneurs create successful businesses by linking their personal style to their brand and their deeper purpose in life. We specifically focus on the challenges of moving past unconscious but common entrepreneurial obstacles, so that you can more fully express yourself and enjoy fulfilling relationships with your clients.

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  • What Does It Mean To “Go With Your Gut” And How Do You Do It?
    2 years ago

    A Friend Asked Me An Excellent Question…

    “Bryan, do you think trusting your gut is a learned reaction based on learning to trust yourself or an instinct that successful entrepreneurs already have built in?”

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  • The 3 Hidden Factors That Prevent Your Business From Scaling Rapidly
    2 years ago

    Your Business Wants To Grow

    You don’t have to push up on your business to grow it. It’s pushing up, all on its own, against the ceiling you’ve built for it like a sapling trying to break through the soil. There are three main hidden factors preventing the growth that your business would otherwise naturally experience.

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  • Question: Why Do I Feel More Alive When Seeking Than When Having What I Want?
    2 years ago

    “Curious about your thoughts on this one: Why do I feel more alive when seeking then when having the experience I want? Hope you had a killer week.”

    The “Alive” You Are Feeling Is Not The Feeling Of Life

    It is the feeling of adrenaline. It is the feeling generated by your body when you are running from death. Or running from life. The feeling of “alive” can only be felt in the moments when you are the most still. In those moments, where nothing is moving, you can feel the subtle turning over of your cells’ nuclei, moving and rebirthing with an internal energy. That is life. It can be felt in the space between breaths.

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  • Co-Founder’s Dilemma: When Opinions Are Too Close Or Too Far Apart
    2 years ago

    Co-founders have a dilemma. If their opinions are to similar, then there is no reason for the partnership. If they are too far apart, then the differences between the founders lead to a death spiral. How do you balance ‘just the right amount’ of differences?

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  • How To Go From Leading 1:1 To Leading A Movement
    2 years ago

    Jena LaFlamme talks about her journey and what it takes to summon the confidence to create amazing group experiences and position herself as a leader of a movement – in this case the Pleasurable Weight Loss movement! We specifically focus on the challenge of turning a reactive art (coaching, consulting, etc. 1:1) into a creative art (coming up with content for books, workshops, teleseminars, and programs) with ease and mastery.

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