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Entrepreneurship

Know Your Worth

There’s a personal trainer I used to work with that had trouble asking for money. Everyone loved him because he was talented and caring but also (secretly) because he was a bargain. People would ask for deals and he…

Entrepreneurship

The Last Job I Ever Had

I was working construction as a laborer, carrying wood on my shoulder to whereever the boss demanded it. One day it got so hot outside, my co-worker had to take a break from the sun. The boss screamed at…

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Entrepreneurship

Playing Small Serves No One

I’ve been talking to people lately who have great little businesses but they’re playing it small because they fear putting themselves out there. If you truly believe in what you do then you will want to bring that benefit…

Entrepreneurship

Jumping from Rock to Rock

My daughter Aspen was trying to cross a small stream where she had to jump from rock to rock. She stood at the edge of one of the rocks frozen in fear at the cold water below. I knew…

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Entrepreneurship

The Secret to Being Remarkable

My biggest weakness is by far my organizational skills. It’s something I’ve been wrestling with my whole life. I used to lie to myself saying that my chaotic work flow helped my creativity or that I was right brain…

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Entrepreneurship

Thinking 10x Bigger

In the start up phase of business the problem is often that the entrepreneur doesn’t think big enough. They don’t have the experience of having built a company at a large scale and they’re buried in details that are often…

Entrepreneurship

The Lawn Cutter and the Gardener

Cutting the lawn is easy, anyone can do it. Just start the lawnmower and follow the lines. The problem with the lawn cutter is that his art is short lived – after a few weeks it’s as if the…

Entrepreneurship

The Starting Point of Business

My brother had a job as a cleaner. When his contract was about to expire he contemplated what he would do next. As his older brother he looked for my advice. My suggestion was that he uses the skills…

Entrepreneurship

It’s Not The Millennials, It’s You

A business owner was complaining that everyone he hires is so lazy. He blames it on the millennial generation that don’t want to work. But he’s wrong. It’s not a people problem. It almost never is. It’s an operational…

Entrepreneurship

Chasing Financial Freedom

I remember when I first started as a personal trainer. Exchanging my time for money. I was passionate. I was in my element and when I helped people change their lives I felt fulfilled. My goal was to realize…