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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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Have you ever thought about the impossibility of pulling a rabbit out of a hat?

Today I want to talk about something that you do every day in your business, and it’s one of the main reasons why I love working with business owners and entrepreneurs.

This something is called the “impossible” or in the case of the rabbit in the hat trick — magic!

Do you ever think about how you figure out and overcome what seems like impossible situations and yet you continue to find solutions?

Like I said earlier, how do you pull the rabbit out of the hat to find a solution, find a “way around”, find a transformation, or just be creative?

This is the genius that I know that you have in you — the genius that all business owners, entrepreneurs, and CEOs have to have to be successful.

It’s a life skill that nobody else talks about. It seems like magic or impossible, but yet, as you succeed and your business grows and expands, you do this more and more frequently.

So today I just want to say WOW! It’s amazing how you’ve pulled the rabbit out of the hat again, not only yesterday and today, but you’ll do the same thing in the future too! This is really who you are — the creative genius who can make something out of nothing, creating great value, solutions and transformation in the marketplace.

Kudos to you for pulling the rabbit out of the hat today. Tell us your impossible story.


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We’ve learned in coaching over the last several years that there is one common trait that all successful business owners have. Do you want to know what that is?

The trait I’m talking about is OPTIMISM!

Ask yourself these questions and see where you are:

How optimistic are you in the face of fear, doubt, procrastination, uncertainty and then facing that reality?

Can you still be optimistic when you face the reality of a setback? Are you still optimistic when you face the reality of something coming at you that you have no idea how to handle or move forward with? How do you deal with that?

What we see over and over in our clients that are successful and moving forward is they are optimistic even when they don’t have an answer yet.

They’re optimistic:

  • that it will work out;
  • that they will figure it out;
  • that their team will figure it out; and
  • that they’ll make a way forward no matter what.

So where’s your level of optimism?

Is it a one?

Is it a 10?

Also, what’s fueling your optimism?

What are you doing to purposely daily fuel the optimism about the future?

There may be things in your life that you need to get rid of in your life once you realize it is actually draining your optimism tank.

For example, you need to be aware of what you’re reading, what you’re watching, who you’re spending time with. Are these people or things building up your optimism so that you can deal with the difficulties to come and turn those into great opportunities? Or, is what you are doing pulling you down and draining you?

So that’s the thought for today. You can learn more about us at www.confidencecoach.org or check us out on YouTube.


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We like to take our clients from the very beginning of our relationship and have them focus on the future.

Because we know that all the “Good Stuff” in our life is in the future — this is what we need to focus on in our minds, in our hearts and in our souls.

All of our mistakes, failures, and setbacks are in the past.

So today I want you to focus on what the future is.

What’s positive that’s out in front of you?

What can you do, how can you live, and how can you operate your business when you are focused on the positive in the future?

What is out in front of you and positive is always the best future for you and your business.

Feel free to schedule a free catalytic conversation so we can help you create your best future today.


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Today I want talk about and thank all the people that have told you and me over and over that we can’t do this; that we can’t be successful in our business; that we’ll never make it.

Hopefully you’ve kept a list or have a memory of who those people are.

Quite frankly, I find them inspiring!

When I start to get fatigued or it gets hard or it seems to be taking longer than I think it should for the results that I want to get, I always think back to those people.

I always try to recall their words and the sentiment of them saying this is impossible, you’ll never be able to be anything or do anything or build a business or have success in your life.

And I live off the energy of those people.

I don’t have a lot of them in my life anymore.

I wish I did, but I know you do, so I want you to go back and think about them. Let their disbelief inspire you to dream bigger, to work harder, to put more into yourself, into your business to win bigger in the future. Then let us know about it.

Yes, I say thank you to those people! It’s exciting to see the amount of motivation that they can give us in our life.

Make it a great day.


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