What Death Taught Me About Leadership

What Death taught me about Leadership As John Maxwell stated: Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. Recently my son passed away. He was 34. It was unexpected. As you can imagine, we were in shock and, frankly, overwhelmed. We had trouble putting one foot in front of the other. Nothing got through to us unless it required our immediate attention. During this time, we received numerous emails and text messages from people who wanted to help. The would ask us questions like, “Is there anything you need?”, or “What can I
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How Can You Revolutionize Your Business?

How Can You Revolutionize Your Business? I recently watched a movie that came highly recommended. Because I did not like the movie I will not tell you the name of this movie. However, there was one scene that impressed me. A musician was playing traditional jazz music. They (he and the instructor) were discussing how revolutionary the music was when it was created and how traditional it seemed today. The instructor told him to stop being traditional and become a revolutionary by creating revolutionary music. You could see the musician face light up as he heard, understood and internalized the
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An Ethical Dilemma – What Would You Do?

An Ethical Dilemma – What Would You Do? The story below is true. Some key facts have been altered to protect all parties involved. What would you do? We all encounter times in our business life when we have to make a decision about what’s most important to us, making money from a good customer or adhering to our beliefs and honoring a commitment made. I’m going to describe a situation and I’m going to ask you what you would do if you were in the same situation. Please share your comments or feel free to respond to this blog.
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Why isn’t Marketing Free?

After reading several blog posts from people who don’t know how to select someone to help them with their marketing. These might include a marketing agency, marketing coach, or social media companies. The question they are asking is, “Why isn’t marketing free?” That is both a good news/bad news kind of question. The good news is that it is free if you do it yourself. The bad news is that if you don’t know how, or don’t have the time or don’t want to, its not free. People who ask this question are concerned, confused and frustrated. They are concerned
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5 Tip for Business Success

I’ve been coaching for almost 20 years now and there’s five activities that successful entrepreneurs Implement regularly to be successful. Here are 5 Tip for Business Success I share with my clients over coffee. 1. Having a well-defined purpose. The purpose is essential because it’s the fuel, the passion that keeps you going when times get tough. And times will get tough. It is important to remember why you started this business. If you want to learn more you can read my book, Make a Difference. 2. Build a great set of business advisors. This team should include: your accountant,
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How to Grow Your Business

How to Grow Your Business. Discover the 5 Step Formula for Doubling your Profits You can grow your business by: 1. Out-thinking your competition, 2. You can out-market your competition, 3. You can outsell your competition. How do you do that? There are three ways to grow your business: 1. Generate more leads, 2. convert more leads to customers, and 3. get them to buy more. Or stated differently you can get more customers, sell at a higher price, or sell more to existing customers. I know what you are thinking, “That’s easier said than done! and, “You said there
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More “Classic Ron” – Don’t Ever Give Up!

When the going gets tough, keep pushing. Personal Mastery is on the horizon! Here’s this week’s installment of “Classic Ron”. In this video, Ron discusses the importance of Persistence and the path to Personal Mastery. Do you have a personal accountability partner? Do you have a plan for going from knowing to owning? It may not be important to you, but it’s extremely important to us.  It’s the path to the “One Percent”.  If you’re ready, connect with us today to discuss your future greatness. We hope you enjoyed another Classic. As Always, Make it Make Sense!TM Comment or email me to continue the dialog:
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The Executive Chopping Block According to Richard Rawlings

Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Fame proclaimed on a recent episode of his Gas Monkey Garage TV Show, that “executives” are the ones that get fired first. You see, his parts manager had just bought a car without Richard’s consent. Rawlings asked why he made this purchase without him. The manger responded that it was an “executive” decision. Rawlings then shot back, you do know “executives” get fired first. He continued, they’re the most expensive meat on the bone! Many small businesses usually only have an “executive” or two at most. This responsibility typically rests with the owner. After sharing the
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This Week’s “Make It Make Sense Moment”

In this week’s installment, Ron continues to share his wisdom. If you know him, you know he’s a living Business Database. He’s a rarity. If you’ve never met him, you should reach out to Ron. Your initial conversation will be prosperous. I promise. Connect with him today to continue the dialog. As Always, Make it Make Sense!TM Great supporting read – Make A Difference, From Being Successful To Being Significant – By Ron Finklestein Comment or email me to continue the dialog: ron@businessgrowthexperience.com Posted by: Todd Shannon – The Business Growth Experience
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More “Classic Ron” – Don’t you wish you had all the answers?

We sure as heck do! Unfortunately, we’re all Human… Here’s this week’s installment of “Classic Ron”. In this video, Ron discusses the importance of owner to owner, peer feedback for your business. It truly is about sharing best practices and creative ideas to help take your business to new heights. Who wouldn’t be interested and engaged? Well, you’d be surprised. Put your ego’s aside and get with the program. We’ve been hosting these Mastermind’s for years. Our most recent group has reached its maximum members. With that, we are officially announcing openings for our newest club. Once we get to twelve members, we
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