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Today I want to give you a little snippet of advise about the best way to predict the future of your business going forward.

First, you need to ask yourself the question of how much potential growth do you think your current team (your “first” customers or your employees) can make over the next year, three years, and/or five years?

Because how they grow and develop in their skillsets, abilities, collaboration and how fully engaged they are in your company is going to tell you and predict exactly where your business will be three to five years from now.

So sit back and really take a look at your team. Start thinking about your people. Think about what the growth track is for each individual, and then also as a team or group. How can you assist them to become better individuals and also better team players? What can you do to foster more of this? When you see where the growth trend is, then you will know exactly where your business is going to be three to five years from now. 

If you need help in figuring out how you can improve your employee engagement and really want to pour into your people on an individual basis, let us know. We have a program called The Dream Employee that vastly improves employee engagement in companies by really touching the lives of the individual.

 


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It’s hard to believe that 2019 is coming to an end soon and we are looking at a bright new future in 2020.

Think about your goals that you set for 2019. Did you achieve them or exceed them? Hopefully you didn’t just have your goals for this year rattling around in your head but you wrote them down at the end of last year or the beginning of this year. 

I want you to do a little re-evaluation on your goals and think about setting them much higher for 2020 than you had first thought about. Why I say this is because of the theory that if we shoot for the stars and we miss them, we still accomplish a pretty amazing thing!

So I want you to aim high!!

My challenge for you is to think about your goals. If you have them written down, revise them, set them higher, double them, triple them, 10x them. You can either revise the ones you set in 2019 or feel free to make new ones. And then see what that does for your thinking and creativity. See what that does for your inspiration as you look at 2020 as being the best year in your business and personal life.

We believe that you can accomplish more than you have ever accomplished before.

But in order to do this, you have to stretch yourself — aim high, reach for the stars and see where you end up.

Where you end up is going to surprise you, and it’s going to make 2020 an amazing year.

Share with us what some of your goals are for 2020! We’d love to hear what you’ve got planned. If you’d like help in goal setting, schedule a free consultation.

 


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Do you find yourself in the habit of thinking about things and saying you will do them “someday”?  I consider myself a very positive person, but we have had some family situations lately and we’ve decided to do things “now”. There’s no guarantee that you have tomorrow to do it.

Maybe you find yourself in a similar spot. There’s no time like now to start doing things that you were always putting off until tomorrow – whether that’s in your business or in your personal life. 

I want you to do an exercise for me using a tape measure. 

Take the tape measure, set it on the floor, and mark that very first notch as the day you were born.

The next few dashes – mark graduation, marriage, birth of kids, etc.

Also put a mark down for the day you started your business.

Then the inevitable question becomes this:  How long is that tape measure?

How long do you think you’re going to live?

Have you thought about what’s outside of that tape measure — what is your legacy going to be?

Or have you forgotten why you’re doing this business? Did you start it so that you and your family would have the freedom to do the things that were important to you?

Maybe you’re just drifting, inch by inch, year by year along your life and in your business.

If you’re looking for the mark on the tape measure that says “Someday,” it’s not there.

This isn’t a dress rehearsal. Your life is represented in this tape measure. It has a beginning, it has a messy middle, and it has an end.

You ready to face the truth?

Someday NEVER comes!

Reach out and schedule a free coaching session with us today if you’d like help getting back on track to start doing things now, instead of tomorrow. Each day is a gift to be thankful for. Don’t waste it.


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What is the biggest obstacle in the way for your business to deliver what you really need it to deliver?

Where are you stuck?

What is that one thing that you’ve been thinking about?

Are you strategizing about it?

Are you trying to turn that obstacle or barrier into something that will propel you forward or are you just stuck there?

Sometimes people like to process and think about their obstacle or barrier. Then again, other people just ignore it and push it back until it becomes a HUGE thing. Which camp are you in?

In our coaching, when a person gets to the point where they don’t want to deal with it, we call this “stuckedness.”

Stuckedness is a place where a lot of people reside for one reason or another.

They come to us and say they’ve been beating their head up against this barrier. For example, maybe it’s a certain level of revenue that’s been the same for the past 1, 2 or 3 years, and they just can’t seem to get past it.

When this happens, the first thing we do is say — let’s bring this obstacle or barrier out of the dark!

Let’s look at it, bring light to it and create a way for you to scale up or to get past that place that you’re stuck in.

If you’d like to have one of these conversations, let us know. There’s no commitment or cost to you — just schedule a free consultation.

We would like to show you how to move forward. Let us help you bring light to the obstacles that are in your way.


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I want to speak to you today about a new offering we have called The Employee Maximizer. What it does very simply is help you create great employees!

Not only will this help improve their attitude towards their job but it will also improve company culture. You will understand the best way they can work for you to produce the most profits and results.

Through this process we will help you find out what really motivates your employee outside of work as well. Why do they come to work on Monday? What’s really going on in their lives?

It will also give you tips on how you can have internally motivated employees on an ongoing basis.

The Employee Maximizer is for the business owner that wants to get a better return for their payroll investment. Or, maybe you’d like to see more collaboration and creativity with your employees.

Like most business owners, you’d probably like to work less hours but in order to do that you need to be able to have a business that is consistently growing. This really takes a great team to do this.

So, the Employee Maximizer helps create a great team by addressing what your employees are thinking — the good, the bad, and the ugly of it. Finding out this information enables you to manage, guide and help them.

Second of all, you need to know how they naturally work best.  We have a unique process geared towards this that can deliver valuable information. It’s one of a kind and not a personality assessment you may have had them do in the past.

Thirdly, do you know why your employees show up on Monday? What is personally motivating them to come to work, be productive, or in some cases not be productive — what’s distracting them? Discovering what that is can help you come alongside them and be on that journey with them. Thus, giving you the opportunity to help them make the connection between being successful at work and also achieving some of their own personal goals and dreams – and then you can partner with them in this.

After the last three or four years, we have found the combination of these three things done together over a year’s period of time, have produced tremendous results. We have a lot of testimonies to share with you about that.

If you’re ready to get a better return on your payroll investment, a better experience for your customer, and more time and money from your business for yourself then reach out to us and schedule a free consultation today.

We’d love to provide one of these three processes at no risk to you at all. We take all the risk because we’re sure that we will create value for you.

The impact the three-step process of The Employee Maximizer will have on your business is give you more time, money and freedom to enjoy your life.


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How do you play the “long game” with your employees? In today’s instant gratification world, playing the long game seems counterintuitive. But, we need to think of our employees in the sense of long term employees. We live in a world of zero unemployment these days!

So here’s my question to you:  What’s the long game for your employees? How will they be positively contributing three years from now to your company? Better yet, how will you be positively influencing them three years from now? 

Focusing on the long game brings in a bit of double vision:  Having a successful business today is important, but it has to be coupled with your plans for a successful business three years from now. Your employees have a huge impact on where the success of your business will be in the future. What are you doing on a consistent basis to ensure that your employees are impacting your business in a more productive and effective way? 

Get the first step towards reducing employee turnover and improving your employee engagement now by scheduling a free consultation to learn more about The Employee Maximizer.


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One sunny afternoon, two business owners who had graduated from the same university ran into each other. They had both had the same professors who taught them the ins and outs of running a business. They were both filled with dreams of becoming rich by building a successful company that made a huge difference in the world.

Recently when these two guys ran into each other while on a break at a seminar, they realized they were still very much alike. Both were happily married. Both had young kids. And both, as it turned out, had started a business in the same industry.

BUT there was one difference!

One of these business school grads was working as a solo entrepreneur making a comfortable $100,000 per year; the other guy had built a team of Dream Employees that were fully engaged and all had an “ownership” mentality. He had invested and leveraged all their skills, abilities, hopes, dreams, aspirations, and their creativeness to build a company that had accomplished all his hopes, dreams and aspirations. He was raking in over $1 million a year in net profits.

What made the difference?

The Secret was The Dream Employee Process

If you’re like me, when you hear a story like this you wonder what really did make the difference between these two men?

We all know stories like this, and we all have evidence demonstrating that it isn’t always raw talent, intelligence, perseverance or even dedication that makes a difference. It isn’t that one person has a “burning desire” and the other doesn’t.

The difference lies in this –

  • What each person knows.
  • How they personally make use of their knowledge.
  • The difference is in continuously growing and using their knowledge.

I’d love to help you can grow your knowledge and learn how to have a successful business by leveraging The Dream Employee process. Schedule a free consultation now to learn more about it.


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Helping your employees find their big “why” can also help you communicate your company’s “why”. It’s a conversation that you’ll find fruitful in managing, supporting and leading your team. If they understand their “why”, then you can communicate better what the company’s “why” is, thus connecting the two of those together. When people get clear about their “why”, they gain confidence. They get committed to the task. They have a sense of courage that takes them to a new level of performance.

Finding the “why” of your employees is critically important in order for you to get the most leverage out of their talent and ability as they help you build your company — whether you have 10 or 10,000 employees. You need to help them identify their why and then connect it back to their job or work. This is an ecosystem that can provide you with long-term internally motivated employees by finding their why.

Ask them these questions:

  • Why are they working at your company?
  • Why are they doing the work that they’re doing?
  • What is the purpose of their job?
  • Are they clear about it being a vehicle for them to achieve the things that they want to achieve in their life?

Have you helped them draw the connection between their job and and their big “why”?

This is an area where you have to start asking questions — even in the interview process when you’re on boarding somebody. Why are you here? How do you see this as a fit? How does this fit into your life? How does this fit into the big “why” of your life? And then, support them in what they tell you.

So “why” is a great question. It’s simple but it can dramatically improve your employee engagement with all your employees. 

Everybody’s looking for an edge in business – and one such advantage is finding the “why” of your employees, your team, your managers, and your leadership. When you can do that and connect the “why” for them personally with the “why” for the company, then you’ve got something! That is what we call an unfair advantage in the marketplace because your people are internally motivated with the big “why”. This is the secret sauce of your advantage. 

We look forward to hearing what you’re finding when you’re asking “why” questions. Let us know because we’d love to talk to you about it.


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I want to talk about something that you may not think about from a business standpoint as an entrepreneur, business leader or CEO, and that’s HOPE.

You can lose almost anything in your business or your personal life but if you lose this you’re sunk! For example, you can go through bankruptcy, experience a bad partnership, downturn in sales, layoffs, slow economy, but if you just keep going forward, you will have a bigger future.

The one thing you can’t lose is the Hope that it’s going to be better tomorrow and in the future.

Because if you do, it’s almost impossible to get it back.

So what are you doing today?

What are you doing in your life personally and in your business to protect the hope that you have for today and for the future?

Think about it.

We spend time with our clients protecting their hope. We are there to encourage and help them.

It’s a mindset and it’s a resilience that you have to continually work on and build on.

A foundation of hope is really what’s going to see you through the down times so that you can have the high times, the better times, the bigger future.

Let us know how you’re protecting the most valuable asset in your business — “Hope”.


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Thought for the day:  Your biggest failure in business or personally is your ticket to your biggest success. In other words, you can turn any failure around and transform it into a Win!

If you think back to the beginning of your business, for a lot of us, we can attribute our greatest success to a failure, mistake or something that didn’t work well. And what we did to combat that failure was we took action to turn it around 180 degrees and make it a Win instead!

So identify your failure, figure out what the opposite of your failure is, and then create Success out of it.

Send us your overcoming success story. We’d love to be inspired by you!!!


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