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  • Talking about Fear with Dr. Jordon Smith

    September 21, 2019 by

    F-Words Every Entrepreneur Should Master In Their Business. I spent a rainy Friday afternoon with my friend Jordon Smith discussing Fear in Entrepreneurship for my upcoming book F-words for Entrepreneurs. Great insights from someone just a few years into his very successful entrepreneurial journey.

  • Measures that Matter in Life

    September 11, 2019 by

    Yesterday I officially became ‘over the hill’, celebrating my 51st birthday. Birthday’s are always those melancholy moments to reflect on the past and reimagine the future. This morning I asked myself what kind of halftime adjustments I should make to finish the second half of life. I began to contemplate the ‘performance measures’ of a… Read more

  • Using FEAR to Propel Your Business Forward

    September 6, 2019 by

    The scariest roller coaster in the world cannot compare with the fears associated with managing your own business. Owning a business is filled with many things to be afraid of, at every stage of your business, whether the business is struggling or wildly successful. Entrepreneurs carry the full weight and burden of their company, family,… Read more

  • Whiteboard Wednesday 2019.09.04

    September 4, 2019 by

    With the release of my new book Actionable Profitability Analytics, I have had many conversations with thought leaders and professionals discussing the use of analytics to generate more profitable business behaviors. In each of these conversations a common question is asked; “What are actionable analytics?”. My first response is usually to read the first chapter… Read more

  • Where is the FREEDOM Expected from Entrepreneurship

    August 23, 2019 by

    Nobody starts their business with the thought of: “ I am going to spend the best years of my life, managing employees, creating business plans, attending meetings, making phone calls, managing finances, stressing about growth, and raising capital. I am going to do all this work to make customers happy at the expense of my… Read more

  • F.A.I.L with discipline and frequency

    August 16, 2019 by

    The one F-word that no entrepreneur wants to hear, say, or talk about is failure. We avoid it, hide it, refuse to speak about it. But some of the best ideas, from the most spectacular entrepreneurs, are born from failure. Google it…I dare you not to be inspired by reading the results of that search.… Read more

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    Whiteboard Wednesday 2019.08.14

    August 14, 2019 by

    Actionable Profitability Analytics I had the pleasure of teaching at the FMS Profitability Institute at Washington University in St Louis a few weeks ago. During the 5 day event we covered bank profitability analytics and the methods and madness associated with it. On the closing day, the other instructors and I asked ” what challenges… Read more

  • Time is the currency we invest in great relationships

    August 9, 2019 by

    I always enjoy spending time with my good friend Dr. Jordon Smith, he is a dentist by occupation, but a true entrepreneur and creative at the core of his being. We had lunch today and as usual began our philosophical discussions on life, love and the pursuit of happiness, while enjoying sushi. The topic du… Read more

  • What Entrepreneurs lack most: FOCUS

    August 7, 2019 by

    Owning a business has never been a 9 to 5 job, for most it is a 24/7 continuous occupation of your mind. There is a never ending supply of tasks, projects, meetings, and distractions that every entrepreneur has to deal with on a daily basis. The most common phrases I hear from those struggling to… Read more

  • The First F-Word

    July 25, 2019 by

    An Introduction to F-Words Every Entrepreneur should Master in Their Business. So, I am sitting in a courtroom for four or five hours pondering what went wrong. I had a plan, a good plan. Build my business, grow my business, sell my business, and then retire early and live the life I want. Simple plan,… Read more

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