IN THE GREEN ROOM WITH
BRYAN FRANKLIN
  • Celebrity Death Match: Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, and The Dalai Lama vs. P.T. Barnum, Larry Page, and Calvin Coolidge
    2 years ago

    I think every entrepreneur, at some point, has to face what side they are going to be on in the celebrity death match between leading based on your vision and leading based on your empathy for the needs of your market. On one side, we have Steve Jobs, who continually developed new products that the…

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  • Putting your website to work for you
    2 years ago

      Before we get started, let me just say this one thing … Your website will never be done. You should always be working to update and improve your online presence and evaluating how it is bringing you results (and even if it is bringing you the results you want). Given that, it’s important when you’re…

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  • You get what you measure (what are you measuring?)
    2 years ago

    Most people think financial analysis means gathering all of the data about how every single penny is earned and spent in their business. For many of us, that feels like a very tedious and lengthy task. The experience I really want you to associate with financial analysis and planning, with really getting your metrics right…

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  • Three Factors That Motivate Your Customers to Buy
    2 years ago

    In last week’s article on “Why You Should Be Selling Emotions, Not Features”, we talked about how having in-person sales conversations can greatly improve your chances of learning what emotionally activates your customers. Today, I want to share with you more about how to evaluate your customer’s emotional landscape and what motivates them to buy….

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  • Why you should be selling emotions, not features
    2 years ago

      Most entrepreneurs, when they’re developing their products and services, sit down in a vacuum of their own ideas and their own teams, trying to make their product better. They attempt to figure out what features would be the coolest and what they think people really want. But what if you knew how your customers…

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  • What I’ve learned from Silicon Valley strategic geniuses
    2 years ago

    You are already winning the game you are playing. Here’s what I mean. Your actions determine what field you are on, what position you are playing, and what the score is on the board. But for many of us, we are trying to score a touchdown on a baseball field. That’s because we have built…

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  • Own Your Freedom and Power in Every Moment (Take Back Your Attention: Part Two)
    3 years 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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  • As a Leader, Am I Making Enough of a Difference?
    3 years 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
    3 years 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?
    3 years 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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  • Get Rid of Commitment Conflict Once and For All
    4 years 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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  • Co-Founder’s Dilemma: When Opinions Are Too Close Or Too Far Apart
    6 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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  • 4 Billionaires and 35 Millionaires Can’t Be Wrong
    6 years ago

    There are some basic ways of thinking – ways to approach your life – that can make the difference between creating the life you want and logging years of struggle. And they’re not well known. In fact, most of us have been specifically educated in the opposite way of thinking. In this candid conversation with Jennifer, Michael, and myself, we explore what we can do now to set ourselves on the right path, learning from the people who are self-made, self-educated, and self-satisfied.

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  • TEDx Talk: The Most Dangerous Question On Earth
    6 years ago

    This event was extraordinary, and I am humbled and grateful to count myself among the contributors. – the organizers did a great job of attracting speakers and audience members on the front lines of evolving our cultural and financial memes.

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  • Three Types Of Earners (Which Are You?)
    7 years ago

    Some things surprised us about this call. First off, we had to get more lines because there were over 730 people registered – which felt really good. But what really amazed both Jonathan and I is that an hour into the call, less than 2% of the listeners had dropped off. That NEVER happens. I think it was so engaging because Jonathan and I have a really good rapport with each other and we just spoke naturally to each other about things that are important to us. Go ahead and listen and tell me what you think by commenting here!

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  • How Did My Mom (High School Drop Out) Out Earn My Dad (Harvard MBA) By 2x to 3x?
    7 years ago

    I just did an beautiful teleseminar with wellness expert Jena La Flamme (www.jenawellness.com) where we uncovered how to use the powerful traits of femininity to drive business success. The thank-you’s are pouring in already. Listen to the recording below: It sounds like two powerful men having a blast talking about how to help people be more successful in their lives.

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  • The Secret About The Secret
    7 years ago

    I’m Good At Attracting Some Things In My Life, But Others Continue To Elude Me… What Can I Do To Finally Attract Wealth And Abundance In My Life?

    When it comes to the law of attraction, the difference between
    creating the life you want (as if by magic) and just staring at a
    vision board and having nothing change is…

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  • What We’ve Learned From The World’s Wealthiest And Most Abundant People
    7 years ago

    I just did an action-packed teleseminar with success coach and lifestyle extraordinaire Bruce Muzik. The thank-you’s are pouring in already. Listen to the recording below: It sounds like two powerful men having a blast talking about how to help people be more successful in their lives.

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  • Another Meeting About Nothing
    7 years ago

    I judge how well a meeting goes by what happens AFTER the meeting.  Was a different path or future created because we spent time together?  Just like with filtering your tasks, you can filter your meetings based on your thematic goal as well.

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  • How To Fold Time And Space – The Entrepreneur’s Magic Wand
    7 years ago

    When you are running a business of any size, there is more to do than you have time for. I sometimes tell first-time CEOs to make a list of everything that absolutely MUST get done. Then notice that there is so much on that list that it can’t possibly all get done. The difference between a successful company and a failed one can be a matter of which “absolutely essential” things the CEO let slip through the cracks, and which actually got done. When you run your own business, prioritization can be a joke.

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  • What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You About Being A CEO
    7 years ago

    Where does conventional wisdom break down, and why? What do most people from the outside of the job think is right that turns out to be wrong from the inside of the job?

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  • How To Grow Your Business In A Down Economy
    7 years ago

    Luxuries and “nice-to-haves” are the first to go when belts are tight. If you find that its more difficult to get and keep business in these times, then this could be the most important 15 minutes of your year.

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  • Are You Making The Most Common Niche Picking Mistake?
    7 years ago

    A great opportunity to test how you think about important business situations: This is an email exchange between myself and someone who tracked me down after hearing me speak at Burning Man (Entheon Lecture Series). (I got his permission before posting this – and I’ve removed references to his location and his name)

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  • *You are working with too many damn variables!*
    7 years ago

    There are no points for originality in business.

    Money you make doing the same thing that other people do spends just as well as money you make trying something new. Replicate other people’s working businesses. If it’s not working, replicate it more closely and carefully.

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