2014 Annual Review

At the end of each year, I attempt to write a short evaluation of everything that occurred – Whether I have achieved the goals that I set out to accomplish, what goals I just missed as well as others that completely fall short and create the major goals for the year after. A lot of people are unaware of exactly what I do, how I do it and why – so, this year I thought I would become more transparent, not for egotism but for accountability. If everyone is asking how the goals are going for the year – having an update is mandatory to avoid embarrassment and to not become a dreamer but a do’er.   Yearly goals for me are typically filtered into 3 core areas of life that I feel are the most important: Business, Fitness and Travel (I have thought about adding a 4th, b...

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Never Take Your Team Members For Granted

There are too many amazing people in this world for you to think that your team are robots and just there for your every becandcall. Within every business there will be monotonous tasks that are far from flattering or interesting and other tasks that are fun and enjoyable to do. But it is up to you as a leader to motivate everyone, make them appreciate the work and take pride in every item that they deliver. No matter if your team is working in the trenches and do not directly report to you or they are your right hand man (or woman), take an interest in them, learn about their family, acknowledge what motivates them to work and try to show them that you are there for them if they need you to be. Be like Theodore Roosevelt A great reminder that you are never too busy to care about those peo...

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Ultimate Business Process Guide – 8 Steps to Success

Quick Navigation What is a Process? Who uses Processes? Issues with Processes? Improve Business by Processes 8 Step Guide to Processes Presentation about Processes Secrets of Processes FREE Example Process Processes, Processes … Everywhere Every “growing” business owner constantly struggles with juggling a million job descriptions everyday, from new customer acquisition, marketing, service / product delivery, accounting, human resource management and the rest. There is no “secret sauce” that will fix an entrepreneur’s need for knowing his business inside and out. One key, however, to every successful businesses are Processes (aka: To-Do’s, Procedures, Documentation, etc) For those fortunate entrepreneurs who jumped into a business without any corpor...

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Google Keyword Planner – Finding Exact Match

New – Google Keyword Planner As Google has completely phased out our beloved “Google Keyword Tool” – *shakes fist* – it has left a lot of SEO’s bleeding. The main reason for this disappointment is not because of everyone being solely reliant on a platform that doesn’t really have a large push to turn your keyword research into paid revenue stream for Google (AdWords), although more the general and easy to use interface with the ability to filter down search volumes, large column altering abilities and slimline look and feel. Although – if you are new to keyword research – ignore the above ramble and embrace the new  Google Keyword Planner. What does Google have to say about it? Many people have outlined that they have talked to Google ...

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