How To Determine If Franchising Can Be Your Path To Independence

in Decision Making, Helpful Insights, Franchising Jul 16, 2018

This Independence Day, in between the barbecues and fireworks displays, a lot of people are going to be reflecting on their personal desire for career independence.

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Three Key Questions You Need To Ask Before Evaluating Any Franchise Business

in Franchising Jul 3, 2018

If you’re anything like me, you get excited by new and interesting ideas. I’m the type that sees what is possible. Entrepreneurship requires that kind of optimistic enthusiasm, but it can be a double-edged sword.

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Why We Shouldn't Be Afraid To Embrace The Spiritual Side Of Leadership

in Entrepreneurial Mindset Mar 8, 2018

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be a leader. No matter where you look today, authentic leadership seems to be in short supply.

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How Entrepreneurs Can Learn To Stay Positive, No Matter What

in Entrepreneurial Mindset Feb 7, 2018

Entrepreneurship can be challenging, for founders as well as their team members. Clients, employees, investors and everything in between can, and often do cause terrible stress and anxiety.

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How Entrepreneurs Can Make The Most Of Agonizing Waits

in Helpful Insights Feb 6, 2018

From the outside looking in, we think of running a business as a steady and exciting endeavor, but in reality, much of it comes down to waiting for others. In fact, entrepreneurship, like war, is perhaps best described as “interminable boredom punctuated by moments of terror.”

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Three Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Remember When Dealing With Depression

in Entrepreneurial Mindset Feb 5, 2018

The dawn of the new year offers the chance to start fresh, explore exciting opportunities, and improve on past performance. Despite the underlying optimism that accompanies a new beginning, however, many people can’t help but feel anxious and depressed during this time of year.

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Three Tips For Staying Focused And Productive When You're Feeling Overwhelmed

in Helpful Insights Feb 4, 2018

It’s the beginning of a new year, and if you’re anything like me, that means that you’re dealing with a host of new opportunities, challenges, and initiatives. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re forced to juggle multiple projects, and these feelings often lead to a sort of productivity paralysis that feeds on itself.

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The Three Biggest Leadership Mistakes I Made In 2017, And How I'll Fix Them In 2018

in Leadership Essentials Feb 2, 2018

For years, I’ve preached the value of self-awareness to anyone who will listen. Whether in your personal or professional life, the ability to confront your strengths and weaknesses head-on is essential for personal growth.

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Three Things Every Leader Needs To Do Before 2017 Draws To A Close

in Helpful Insights Feb 2, 2018

Now that Christmas is over, we find ourselves in the strange no-man’s-land that exists between the excitement of the Holidays and the start of the new year.

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Four Things To Keep In Mind When Navigating A Merger Or Acquisition

in Entrepreneurial Mindset Feb 1, 2018

Before founding BodeTree, my co-founder and I spent the bulk of our careers in finance. The world of mergers and acquisitions was all-too-familiar, but we always viewed it through the lens of large corporations.

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