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Family-Owned Business: 7 Steps to Crushing Goals

Do you set goals and struggle to stay focused in on them by the end of Q2 and Q3? Are you being realistic with yourself? Are you setting goals into smaller components? Are you convicted about your service or product? Do you know your purpose, vision, and passion for what you do every day? Are you OWNING your goals? If […]

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Family-Owned Business: Are You a Trust Builder?

The definition of trust is “the firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” Most people will tell you that building trust, respect and integrity is key to success in business. But how do you do that? How do you get someone you just met or just got on the phone to trust you? There […]

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Family-Owned Business: Ownership vs. Renting

What is ownership? How would you define ownership? Do you take ownership of your life and business? It’s something that I have been having a lot of conversations around lately. Some of my clients, colleagues and friends say ownership is the possessing pride in something, the act of maintaining, coming up with solutions, caring for something, owning vs. renting, taking […]

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Family-Owned Business: The Pressure to Succeed

Small businesses typically have high failure rates. Why is that? With strong competition from the market place, there can be intense pressure in running a family-owned business. Most times there is a feeling of responsibility to previous generations who worked hard to build the business. Those business owners can feel town between doing things a more modern way or do […]

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Family-Owned Business: Creating an Engaging Family Business Agenda

My last blog post was about putting F.U.N. into your family business meeting through various methods to keep all members engaged. This week let’s have a chat about the actual meeting itself. Have you ever sat in your family business meeting bored, feeling like you weren’t getting anything out of it? My assumption is that most family businesses go through […]

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Family-Owned Business: Putting F.U.N. into Your Family Business Meetings

Last week I introduced my blog’s newest series on family-owned businesses. We discussed being leaders worth following and leading with integrity. This week it’s important that we dive into the details of your business so that you can walk away with some actionable steps to help your business succeed. As I sat 35,000 feet above the ground on my flight […]

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Family-Owned Business: Leading with Integrity

“To lead, you only need to say ‘Follow me.’ Make your action your instruction.” —Darren Hardy This quote speaks volumes about what it takes to be a business owner. As business owners, whether you’re an LLC, a corporation, a 1099 employee, or a self-made person, the idea of being a leader worth following is key to leading your business to […]

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How to Focus with Laser Beam Intensity

Have you seen the YouTube video, “Male Lion Better Hunter than Lioness?” Check it out if you haven’t. One of my coaching clients was telling me about it and we made an analogy to sales with this video. If you watch the video the lioness just watches and half-heartedly pursues a heard of wildebeest. It’s like she gives up and […]

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What’s Your Morning Routine?

Ever have one of those days where you felt like you didn’t have it all together? Days you’ve been rushed, scrambled, or just plain frazzled? Are you a not a morning person? Do people who are chipper and excited about the morning just annoy you? You know the type I’m talking about. Actually, I used to not be a morning […]

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Take Control of Your Day!

Ever have one of THOSE days? You know what I am talking about . . . the day that everything seems out of control and there is nothing you can do to reign it in. One of my coaching clients told me a story of her day, actually it was her whole week. It all started Monday when she came […]

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