How To Unbottleneck Your Business

  Sole Driver Syndrome Personal productivity is first and foremost concerned with efficiency: how to get more done within the time you have. Entrepreneurs have a strong affinity to personal productivity, some even becoming devoted fans of the book Getting Things Done by David Allen.  One of the side effects of this devotion to personal […]

Focus On Productivity: The Art Of Being A Better Laborer

Following on from yesterday’s post, “Do You Prevent Your Business From Accelerating?”‘ I listened to the accompanying TMBA podcast episode on the topic. Listen here: The Art Of Stress-free Productivity. Understand this: Productivity is for employees. Effectiveness is for executives. Success Equals Busy? The thinking goes, successful people are more productive than less successful people, […]

Do You Prevent Your Business From Accelerating?

Self-Imposed Speed Limits When I left the military and moved across the country, I rented a Uhaul truck to move all my stuff. The super-frustrating thing about this truck was that it had a governor installed. An accelerator governor prevents the vehicle from going faster than a pre-determined speed. The national speed limit was 65 […]

All Businesses Are Built Haphazardly

A Lesson From The Ignite Mastermind Weekend Workshop One of the big philosophical realizations one must comprehend is that everyone is just trying to figure everything out as they go along in life. Businesses are no different. How could they be? They are built by people. As soon as you realize that you built your business in […]

Instilling New Values Into Your Business

“Real solutions have two parts: changes in values and operational changes in habits and processes.” ~ Charles Hugh Smith This quote encapsulates the work I do with entrepreneurs. Founders come to business coaching because they’ve had, or desire a change in values (i.e. they wanted “freedom” – the desired value, but instead their hidden values built […]

Simultaneous Success: The Path To Rapid Growth

Concurrent Vs Sequential Progress During a recent Office Hours for my Ignite Entrepreneur Mastermind, we discussed concurrent progress versus sequential progress. I force my clients to handle more progress than they’ve successfully managed before. Especially if they say they “know what needs to be done and just need to execute for a while.” <– I’m […]