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Passion – Building a Sustainable Lifestyle

Friday again... the day when I take a step back from the details and work of the week to gain a better perspective on where I am and where I am going. Hopefully this will help you take that step back as well to examine your life and work and determine whether or not you are heading in the direction you desire. I was blessed to be able to spend some time over the past few days with a dear friend … [Read more...]

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Passion – Understanding Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

There is a lot of discussion about motivational theories among the business community. Most all of these theories and discussions revolve around how to motivate your employees to work harder and reach the goals set by the company. I have studied these theories at length and find most of them manipulative and frustrating as they all center on what is best for the company, but not what is best for … [Read more...]

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Business Formation – Transition Point

I had a few circumstances collide today that brought up the topic for today. I have two resources that I encountered and a situation with the last business I worked at that where I had to go back into the office to pick some things up. All that to say, the topic today is that moment of transition where you cease being dependent on another person or entity for your income and enter into your own … [Read more...]

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Business Formation – Personally Funding your Startup

Last week we discussed the mindset for starting a business, and this week I would like to touch on an important step toward starting your business - personally funding your startup. More specifically, I mean preparing financially to transition from employee to self-employed including remaining an employee while you build your business, saving, cutting expenses, and reinvesting capital in your … [Read more...]

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Business Formation – Mindset

Well here we are, ready to jump in. The first topic I would like to discuss here about business formation is developing the mindset to start, manage, and succeed in your own business. I want to start here because I believe that having the right mindset is the key to actually making this whole thing work. I want to break the mindset down into 3 areas: personal confidence, personal … [Read more...]

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Employee to Entrepreneur – My Story

I would like to take this post to let you know what brought me here... to answer some of the questions I posed to you in my last post. My hope is that my own journey from Employee to Entrepreneur resonates with you and we find our paths crossing in the weeks and months ahead. Why have I chosen this road? As I have quoted before and is at the top of this web site, I quote again: Ah, but a man's … [Read more...]

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From Employee to Entrepreneur

So I have set the context and laid a little groundwork for you as to why I am here and what you can expect going forward, but I would like to turn it over to you and ask you the following question: Why have you chosen the road of having your own business? I ask you this because I really want to know. I want to know what drives you. I want to know why you do the things you do. Were you born into … [Read more...]

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