Optimal Activity Audit

What's Important? What's Effective? What's Getting Results? Most businesses, large and small, have no idea what their people are doing, nor why they are doing it. Entrepreneurs need to know what is being done, why it is being done, and what outcomes are supposed to be the result of it.  I've seen a lot of bootstrapped business owners who just assume activity generates results without ever measuring it. They, typically, were involved in the design of…

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How To Transition From Consulting To Products

Tim answers a question from "The Danish Entrepreneur", "How can I transition from consulting to products?" Tim doesn't go directly at the question with a step-by-step answer on how to turn consulting intellectual property into a product -- both are a form of transferring knowledge and experience. Instead, Tim focuses on why. Why make the switch? If you think it'll be easier then you'll probably be unsuccessful at switching to products. If you want to…

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Tool: How To Delegate

Having worked with clients to turn them into the leader of their company, one stumbling block I found was that they didn't know how to delegate. Sure they assigned work to their employees and contractors.  That's delegation, right? Not really. They were abdicating. They handed the work over to their team and then promptly forgot about it.  Then days, weeks or even months go by and they remember the assignment and ask about it.  Or the…

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How To Acquire Short Term Debt

Today on the show, Tim answers the question, "How Can I Acquire Short Term Debt For Inventory?" Tim has limited knowledge in this space, but does his best to answer with sources (outside of a line of credit or credit card) to buy inventory for a fast growing company.

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Trust But Verify 

Entrepreneurs love to talk about scaling their business. They love to talk about growth. The problem is they also believe that the existence of their company is dependent upon them.  Without them this company would whither and die. In the beginning, that’s true.  They took an idea and manifested it into reality.  Then they had to nurture it for some time before it proved it could live on. The problem comes with the time span…

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The Founder’s Trap: Responding From Identity

Me Is Not My Company Entrepreneurs/founders who want their company to achieve massive growth, “What is my identity and is it holding me back from what I desire?” To get a real, useful, and/or precise answer about what they desire from life and business, they must learn to not respond from their current identity. Lately, I've been reading some articles from Scott Adams' (of Dilbert fame), which say they are about persuasion and persuasion techniques,…

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How Do I Get All The Work Done?

TIM411 - Ask Me Anything - Season 2 Episode 2 In this episode, Tim answers the question, "How do I get all the work done?" It's a matter of vision of the future and the priorities needed to get there. Tim covers the steps to getting there by setting your goals, priorities and delegating to your team.

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Creating Time To Lead: The Leadership Task Filter

A Simple Exercise That Will Transform Your Business And Life Dedicate Time Set aside 45 to 60 minutes every week to focus on your vision for your business. What’s your one-year vision? What do you have to do this quarter to move you towards your vision? Are you on track this month for your quarterly objectives? What needs to be done this week? Who do I need to talk to this week inside and outside…

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Return of TIM411

TIM411 is back with season 2 -- now a video podcast, too. You can watch episodes on my FB page here: http://bit.ly/timconleyfb In this week's episode, AJ Silvers asks, "Do you hire ahead of the curve or wait until you are absolutely swamped with work?" Inside you'll learn when to hire by using the 85% Capacity Rule.

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