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Fishing for customers

My favourite food is pizza, but if I bait the hook with pizza I can’t seem to catch any fish. The fish don’t like pizza, they like worms. So instead of thinking about what I want I have to…

Entrepreneurship

17 ways to gain more clients

Care for your clients so much that they feel the need to refer you to others. Create an irresistible low cost and short time commitment offer to help prospects take the first step. Hit the phone and get former…

self-doubt
Entrepreneurship

The Day I Doubted Myself

Seth Godin has been one of my favourite authors for the over a decade. I admire his way of thinking, his values and his wisdom. His books have helped me through many hard times in business. They’ve also enlightened…

focusforgrowth
Entrepreneurship

What you stay focused on will grow

Someone pitched me a business idea yesterday. He had 5 different things he was working on. When I asked him which one of those things where working right now he said none of them. Every business has a lead…

Entrepreneurship

10 questions to create any story

1. Who’s story is it? 2. What’s their flaw? 3. What is the inciting incident? 4. What do they want? 5. What obstacles are in their way? 6. What’s at stake? 7. Why should we care? 8. What do…

Entrepreneurship

He sold me on it

There’s a sign nailed to a post by my house that reads “tree cutting service”. Needing a few dead trees cut I had starred at that sign many times on my way home but never took action. One day a…

Entrepreneurship

3 misconceptions about entrepreneurship

1. A good student makes a good entrepreneur I have a mug I use most mornings for my green tea that has a collage of dropout billionaires on it. I made it myself. It’s a reminder that good grades…

Entrepreneurship

Stop learning and get on the phone

Companies that win are companies that take action. Period. Information is everywhere these days. It’s easy to get caught up trying to know everything instead of doing the work needed. It seems that the more we learn the more…

metrics
Entrepreneurship

10 metrics all entrepreneurs should track

I just got off the phone with my team of entrepreneurs at MIYAGI which inspired this post. One of the key principles of business is to understand and know the numbers/metrics in your business. Metrics or “key performance indicators”…