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A Vivid Vision Perfect Future

by admin on September 19, 2016

Tweet I’ve worked with a lot of young, ambitious entrepreneurs in my time as a business coach and mentor. They are a diverse group, from tech savvy Silicon Valley insiders to master sommeliers. They’ve wanted a lot of different things, from more press to a better corporate culture. But underneath it all, they’ve all really ...

Hall of Fame

by admin on September 12, 2016

Tweet When I mentor young entrepreneurs, I endeavor to give them a war chest of skills that will help them long into the future. One tool that I ensure each of them has is a Vivid Vision. I’ve talked about these invaluable documents a lot in other blog posts. They are one of my hallmarks. ...

Get Into Your Discomfort Zone

by admin on September 05, 2016

Tweet Chances are you’ve built a nice office for yourself. It’s comfortable space filled with everything you need to get your job done, whether it’s your laptop or pictures of your family when you need a bit of motivation. It’s the perfect spot to sit down and start mapping out the future of your company ...

Vivid Vision – Where, Not How.

by admin on July 04, 2016

Tweet One of the best parts of creating a Vivid Vision is the chance it gives you to tear off the shackles of reality and logic and fantasize about your future. But often, successful entrepreneurs have a hard time tapping into their creative side. The pragmatic, logical thought patterns that made them successful don’t allow ...

Putting It Out In the Universe

by admin on June 27, 2016

Tweet A lot of New Age books tout the power of putting ideas out into the universe. Once they’re out there, they say, you can expect them to come true. I’m a pretty practical guy. In fact, some of my friends might even think I’d scoff at fluffy mysticism like this. But here’s the thing; ...

Sharing is Good

by admin on June 13, 2016

Tweet I have a friend who writes screenplays in his spare time. He swears he’s always just on the cusp of writing Hollywood’s next big blockbuster. But he also admits it’s a long, hard, uphill journey to get there. The problem is he always takes that journey alone. This friend shares a common fear that ...

Entrepreneurs Start Asking The Right Questions

by admin on March 14, 2016

Tweet   A few years ago one of my mentors was telling me about a story at Starbucks. He was a Senior VP at Starbucks reporting into Howard Schultz. Years earlier, Howard had called my mentor on his cell phone and asked ‘Why is the letter B not working on the signage at the 50th ...

Here is Why Your Mission Statement Is Useless…

by admin on October 22, 2015

Tweet Vision Statements & Mission Statements are useless. They don’t work. They have never worked. We all know how they are made. You get a bunch of smart people in the room. You put a bunch of your favorite words up on whiteboards. You vote on the words. You eliminate all the words that got ...

Quick Guide: How to Sell Your Company for the Highest Price

by admin on March 04, 2015

Tweet If you want to increase the value of your privately held company, it’s not just about profits. While profitability is critical, there are other factors that can elevate your company’s valuation when it comes time to sell. Three years ago, I introduced a CEO to an awesome M&A firm. They helped package his company ...

It’s My Future (And I’ll Dream Big If I Want To)

by admin on September 25, 2014

Tweet   I’ve looked into my future, and I like what I see. No, I didn’t go see an old gypsy woman or sift through any tealeaves. I just chilled out in my hammock, closed my eyes and visualized where I was going to be professionally and personally in three years. In the end, I ...

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