The Origin of Fire Yourself First Nov 07, 2022

Good morning. It's 10:30am on a Tuesday.

And where am I?

I'm here at the Phoenix mountain reserve going for a hike, thinking, enjoying the sun, enjoying the fresh air. And why can I do this because I fired myself from my business. I only work 10 days a month and how I came about this interesting...

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Are you the Ritz Carlton or a Super 8? goals personal productivity Jan 31, 2022

I'm sure you've heard of the book "How to Win Friends & Influence People" by Dale Carnegie. Written in 1936, the principles are as timely today as they are then.

In the book, you'll find Carnegie's 30 principles, including: Don't criticize, condemn or complain; Give honest, sincere...

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Stop trading hours for dollars business growth goals personal productivity Jan 27, 2022

I was just having a little walk in the desert and this thought came to mind so I thought I'd share it with you. How often are you trading hours for dollars? The key to being super happy and wealthy is to actually stop trading hours for dollars and trade your knowledge for dollars, your unique...

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The KEY to a Successful Business is Purpose business growth goals purpose Jan 24, 2022

The key to a successful business, is to have team members working while you are not there. Since team members and customers are a critical part of a successful business, we need to ensure that you have a plan in place for them to succeed. While working for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, I once...

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How to Fire Yourself First on Capability Amplifier Podcast! business growth dashboards goals scorecards team Jan 17, 2022

Check out this video and audio Capability Amplifier Podcast I was on recently! 

Mike thinks EVERY business owner also wants a self-managing company that can scale to whatever level you dream of that's both lifestyle compatible and saleable someday.

It'd also be nice if it was a...

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How to Turn Your Business into an ATM that Generates Money if You are there or Not Jan 13, 2022

I often get this question asked Jeff, how do you create a business that runs as an ATM, which generates money whether you're working at it or not. And the key is, first, you need to be in the right mindset that this is what you want to do. You need to be ready to let go because you're going to...

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Tracking What Matters with Dashboards and Scorecards business growth dashboards goals scorecards Jan 10, 2022

As you know, you can’t just buy a new car and not perform routine maintenance on the car like replacing the oil and window washer fluid. If you did, the engine would cease up and the car will die. Well, the same thing will happen in a business. If you don’t watch your most important...

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Is Your Problem Actually The Problem or a Symptom of the Real Problem? business growth problem solving Jan 06, 2022

Are you ready to go deep with me? Here's a solution or a process that I found very, very helpful. So often when you encounter a problem, you actually haven't encountered the problem. You encountered the symptom of the problem. And what I mean by that is this think about, say someone's 25 pounds...

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How to Hold Team Meetings That Don’t Suck meetings team Jan 03, 2022

 In order to have a successful business, you need to ensure that you have an established rhythm of communicating with your team. This communication plan will include a daily meeting (or huddles, as some people like to call them), weekly team meetings and a monthly one-to-one meeting with...

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Are you feeling overwhelmed? goals personal productivity problem solving Dec 29, 2021

Hey, it's Jeff, how you doing today? Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Yeah, kind of everyone does. I'm sure everyone does at some point in time.

And so if you're ever feeling overwhelmed, I want you to stop. take three deep breaths and think about this. Where are you going? I want you to look...

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