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 summarizing...
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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 ‘official’ grand opening was l...
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The Simple Path to Success
Today, we are inundated with videos, blogs, posts and yes, even newsletters discussing the path to success.  Most of the time there is limited real value in the content.  However, every so often, we run into something significant.  And often, it is the simple, short messages that have the largest...
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A Five-Year Journey to Independence
It was the summer of 2019 when ‘D’ and I had lunch together.  We had met a few years earlier and he immediately impressed me as a young man with a vision and, potentially, the fortitude to see it through.  During our lunch together ‘D’ peppered me with questions.  I could see he was hungr...
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Five Characteristics of Great Leadership
Several weeks ago, as the Outgoing Chairman, I was honored to speak at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.  During my remarks, I shared a story that resonated with many folks in the audience.   At their suggestion, I am sharing an abbreviated summary of my comments in this month's news...
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The Pandemic's Entrepreneurial Boom
A few years ago I subscribed to a free email newsletter called The Morning Brew. Often, I try new email subscriptions and quickly tire of them; however, The Morning Brew has become a standard part of my morning. The email newsletter covers all the top issues of the day with brevity and cutting humor...
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Power in Doing
Yesterday was an interesting day and it reinforced what I call 'power in doing'. Yesterday afternoon I was involved in an e-mail exchange with a fellow franchise coach. We were discussing a franchise system and their ability to create successful franchisees.  He shared the fact that is most polishe...
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Thriving in a VUCA World
Last week I had the opportunity to hear a leadership specialist share her ideas on personal growth and leadership.  During her talk she discussed the importance of using VUCA as the starting point for all strategic leadership and planning activities. What is VUCA? VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncert...
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