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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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 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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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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Three Tips For Finding Your Way Out Of A Personal Or Professional Rut

in Helpful Insights Jan 31, 2018

There are few things as frustrating and draining as a rut that you can’t get out of. We’ve all been there before, unable to break a pattern of inertia that harms us, both personally and professionally.

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How Millennials Are Flattening The Traditional Performance Curve In The Workplace

in Helpful Insights Jan 29, 2018

Much has been written about Millennials in the workplace, most of which has been overwhelmingly negative. Like most things in life, however, the truth is more nuanced.

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This Thanksgiving, Entrepreneurs Should Focus On Gratitude

in Helpful Insights Nov 22, 2017

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, but not because it is the only day where it is socially acceptable to gorge myself on turkey (which, in my opinion, is a highly under-appreciated meat, but I digress.) I love Thanksgiving because it forces me to take the time to reflect on the past year and the people and experiences that shaped it.

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Entrepreneurial Lessons From Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton

in Helpful Insights Oct 31, 2017

I recently had the opportunity to attend a production of “Hamilton” at the  Hollywood Pantages theater. I was a bit skeptical as to whether or not it could live up to the incredible hype surrounding the show. Fortunately, it not only lived up to my expectations; it blew them away.

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When It Comes To Success, EQ Trumps IQ Every Time

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Helpful Insights Oct 25, 2017

  When I was younger, I bought into the fallacy that the “smartest” person always won. I pushed myself to achieve the highest scores, earn the most recognition, and excel in every field.

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Three Leadership Lessons Learned While Touring The New Dallas Cowboys Headquarters

in Helpful Insights, Leadership Essentials Oct 13, 2017

I’m a firm believer that the best business lessons often present themselves when you least expect it. The ability to learn from unexpected sources helps to provide an actionable, human aspect to your development as a leader.

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