Creating Your Personal Vision Statement
This month, I’d like to talk a little bit about establishing a personal vision statement. Step One in The Franchise Playbook is all about defining your personal vision. When I work with individuals who are exploring business ownership, one of the first things we do is work on our personal visi...
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Timely, Confident Decisions
As those of you who have read my book know, I really do enjoy sayings that neatly and cleanly summarize a thought or mindset. This month, I’d like to share one of my sayings with you: “The art of business ownership is the ability to make timely, confident decisions with incomplete inform...
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Feel Like Quitting?
It’s been a minute since my last newsletter. I’ve been super busy with graduations, family events, and a business that thankfully continues to grow and expand. This month I thought I would share a story.  Many years ago, back in college, I severely tore my ACL while playing soccer—an...
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What Type of Capital Do You Have?
Let’s delve into the concept of ‘Capital’.  Not a county, state or national capital, but the type of capital we amass over a lifetime. Financial Capital When posed with the question, “Tell me about the capital you can bring to the business,” many immediately think of ‘financ...
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Positive Energy – A Finite Resource
Earlier this month, I had a coaching call with a franchised business owner whom I had worked with many years ago. We delved into the importance of maintaining a robust mental mindset, sparking a recollection of a story from the early days of my career as a franchise coach. Over two decades ago, at t...
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Home Run Slugger?
The question this month is whether you would rather have a baseball team full of home run sluggers or a team that is great at getting on base.  Which approach wins more games?  Well, the studies are clear.  Home runs are fun to watch but if you want to build a successful baseball team, you&hellip...
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What Would Jimmy Buffett Do?
Last month we lost an American icon. Jimmy Buffett, the leader of the Parrotheads and the mayor of the mythical paradise of Margaritaville. Jimmy passed away at the age of 76. The Back Story While everybody knows at least one of his songs and can visualize Jimmy Buffett sitting on a beach with a mar...
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A Barbelled Personality
I don’t know about you but I am constantly reading. I am normally reading a few books at the same time and, with the weather being as hot as it is, I’ve been spending more time than normal in my reading chair. Currently I’m reading a book on Bayes Law, a second book is on…...
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Freedom and Self-Determination
First, an most importantly, Happy 4th of July!.  I hope you have time set aside with family and friends. Enjoy and stay safe. At it’s core, the 4th of July is about freedom and self-determination.  It is about the willingness to bet on ourselves.  Over a decade ago I published a blog summa...
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The Grand Opening
Eleven months ago I announced that I personally invested in another franchise.  Since that time I’ve received many inquiries asking – How it’s going?  Are you open? Can you share an update? Well, I’m proud to announce that we are officially open for business. Our ‘officia...
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