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6 Ideas to Form Bonds with Your Employees

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 20, 2019

As a CEO, you’re at least partially responsible for directing, inspiring, and leading a team of employees. Most people take this as a cue to be as professional and distant as possible, setting a firm standard of stoic, duty-focused professionalism for others to follow. An impression of strength removes vulnerabilities and allows others to trust you, right? However, it’s often even more valuable to break down those walls…

Goals vs. Outcomes: You’re Confusing Them and It Matters, A LOT!

by / ⠀Blog Entrepreneurship / March 4, 2015

I want you to think about the goals that you’re working towards. How would you define them? Maybe your goal is: To be famous To become an award winning journalist Writing a New York Times bestselling book Become an International speaker Invest as a well-funded entrepreneur Become a renowned personal development coach Whatever goals you have, even if they aren’t in the list above, can be quite misleading.…

Why You Need to Throw Away Your Goals

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 20, 2014

As entrepreneurs we are supposed to be goal-getters, achievers and risk takers. On the internet you will find over a million blog posts having something to say about the successful and unusual day-day-day habits of entrepreneurs. I am not trying to condemn other blog posts. I am just trying to focus on the nitty-gritty and what elements could make you a better entrepreneur, something that will give you…

Four Reasons Why You Should Do Things At Work That Scare You Sh!tless

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 15, 2014

You’ve made it. You’re here. I can only assume you made it this far because you’re NOT doing things from nine-to-five that scare you sh*tless. Now that I have the assumption train rolling down the tracks, allow me to make one more sweeping—but, very calculated—generalization. I’m fairly confident that the majority of you reading this post, at one point or another in your academic career, became visibly uncomfortable (I’m talking fingernail-biting, palm sweating, I’d-literally-rather-be-anywhere-but-here uncomfortable) anytime…

Kick-A$$ Guide to Mastering Your Goals

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 14, 2014

Hey, how’s it going? It’s Mike Gowans. Do you got that friend that’s like he always comes around, and he’s always in a weird mood, kind of like cheerful but maybe not, and he’s always talking about oh, my job, blah, blah, blah? Well, the other night, I was actually out to eat with my girlfriend, and I sat down. An old friend of mine that guy that…

All Alone, Surrounded By Friends

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 15, 2014

Sitting in a room with all my friends, I realize that I am so much different than they are… MY FRIENDS…the people I chose that I am going to probably be around for the rest of my life. How is it that their views on life and business can be so different than my own? None of them can see an opportunity when it hits them in the…

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 3, 2014

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on. And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and actionable goal. At least, this is how I approached my life until recently. I would set…

4 Tips for Keeping Your Company’s New Year’s Resolution

by / ⠀Career Advice Startup Advice / February 13, 2014

Each January millions of people around the world make resolutions to help them live a better life throughout the year. Common resolutions include goals to improve health and wellness, financial status and even reconciling relationships. As a small business owner or nonprofit leader, it is likely that your New Year’s resolutions are not just for your personal well-being, but for the betterment of your organization. As recommended by Forbes Magazine this year,…

The Naked Truth (It’s Not What You Think)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 30, 2013

Have you ever noticed that when you have your mind set on achieving a specific goal or you’re headed in the direction of massive success your closest friends and family tend to want to get in the way? Spending the holiday season with my family every year I realize more and more the greatest gift I can give them is the gift of proving them wrong.  While their…

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