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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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’...
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