05 Aug 2010

5
Because I am both a business owner and business coach (I know, a strange combination), I was asked to submit a sample overview of a “Key Lesson Learned as a Business Owner” to a national business magazine.  I’m pretty sure I got it there on time … reporter’s can be quite demanding.  That was over a month ago and I never heard anything back.  Such rejection brings back all kinds of feelin...

29 Jul 2010

5
Let me guess, at times you feel overworked, overwhelmed and like a prisoner to your business. Any more, your frustrations often outweigh your fun.  And lastly, you are wearing multiple hats and functioning in multiple roles for your company.  How did I do?  Did this Growth Coach describe you accurately... at least some of the time?  If so, you need to QUIT! Yes, quit. No, not quit bei...

22 Jul 2010

5
To run a successful business, at a minimum, you need to be effective in multiple categories: self management (vision, goals, focus, priority management, personal responsibility, etc.), marketing/sales management (generating leads and closing sales), operations management (delivering on the promises made), people management (recruiting, leading and holding others accountable), money manag...

15 Jul 2010

5
My 11-year old son loves going to the movies. To be fair, he also loves the exorbitantly priced popcorn and blue slushies (ice drink).  Anytime a new movie trailer comes out at the theater or on TV, he becomes hypnotized and fixated.  Adventures, animation, wizards, dragons, anything 3-D, etc. are all up his alley.  He recently gave the new Karate Kid a definite “ten” and even went back ...

08 Jul 2010

5
Over the past 18 years, as a business coach and owner of a business coaching franchise system, one of the recurring questions I have been asked (as well as my certified business coaches throughout North America) by small business owners and professionals is, "Can I benefit from business coaching?" Since our coaching system has already served tens of thousands of clients, I can say withou...

05 Jul 2010

5
During the last 90 days or so, I have been spending lots of quality time with my son playing baseball and tennis, to name a few activities.  I have also faithfully taken my wife out on a date once a week.  However, my 15-year old daughter has been quite busy with her select volleyball team and also going out a lot with her friends.  In my heart, I knew I needed to spend more time with he...

01 Jul 2010

5
What is your most effective and cost efficient way to earn new clients/customers? Odds are your answer was REFERRALS. For The Growth Coach franchise system, for example, the #1 source of business coaching clients throughout North America is from referrals…referrals from current coaching clients, prospects, and referral sources like CPAs, bankers, attorneys, financial planners, etc. For m...

21 Jun 2010

5
Business owner, what business are you in?  What did you say?  Did you respond by saying the industry or technical nature of your business?  Or did you respond by the type of work you do?  For example, if you own a painting business, did you automatically respond with “painting” or “painter”?  If so, that’s limited and technical thinking.  As such, you may well be limiting the growth and ...

03 Jun 2010

5
As a business coach, I have always helped entrepreneurs to stop dwelling on the past, stop obsessing about problems, and start focusing on solutions.  This lingering weak economy should be no different. For all of us, it's time to get beyond the whining, complaining, excuses, negativity, and worrying.  It’s time to stop playing defense and go back on the offense.  Time to “play to w...

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