What A Few Elementary Students Can Teach You About Business

Back in May of 2016, my son participated in an event called Lemonade Day. On Lemonade Day, children all across the United States setup booths to sell and serve lemonade. The event is designed to help students learn and appreciate the skills necessary for running a small business. The event is put on by Junior Achievement, an organization aimed at …

Expecting The Unexpected Expected

Sometimes, you just have to take a break in order to adjust and iterate what it is that you are trying to accomplish. Since last October, it has been amazing to work with other business owners and entrepreneurs, listen to stories, and share knowledge with those who share a passion with me. I am very thankful for those relationships. The …

Business Is Great When Your Balance Is Horrible

Balance, Moderation, Equality. Synonyms of the definition for a great life and a great business. Right? I mean, that is what we are aiming for, correct? I don’t think so, at least not any more. Balance is complacency, neither moving forward or backward in your journey of success. If you are perfectly balanced, you are holding still. The biggest lie …

Thursday Stop – Building Your Confidence To Be Your True Character

The Thursday Stop is the time during my week that all things stop for a few minutes to reflect about my business and life. I use this time as a mental breather, to look back and forward at the direction things are going. Occasionally, I recall questions from customers and clients and share my answers with you. I was recently …

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Episode 11 – Being The Student And The Value Of Learning with Brock Yoder and Courtney Frost

Show Resources Success Martial Arts Success Martial Arts Facebook Page Success Martial Arts Twitter Show Notes In this episode, I sit down to talk with Brock Yoder and Courtney Frost of Success Martial Arts. This young couple started their own Taekwondo school from their own childhood passion of the sport. Before opening the doors to students, Brock and Courtney traveled …

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Episode 9 – Get Out Of Your Business To Start Building It with Meggie Hale

Show Resources Slimmer Silhouette Slimmer Silhouette on Facebook HealthyTeens.org – Coming Soon! Show Notes In this episode interview, I speak with entrepreneur and found of Slimmer Silhouette, Meggie Hale. In Meggie’s story, she shares the hurdles she had to grow through in order to make her business grow. Meggie explains how her experiment with supplementing income with a product in …

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Episode 7 – Finding Your Value And Motivational Listening with Author Adam G. Fleming

Show Resources Epic Life Studios Motivational Listening International Motivational Listening International on Facebook Evergreen Leaders The Art of Motivational Listening Show Notes Adam is a world traveling life coach and author of Motivational Listening. Adam’s story with life coaching starts with his time in manufacturing and requesting a mentor. His mentor-to-be, Gary, became Adam’s life coach and helped him understand what …

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Episode 6 – Defining Success, What Makes Your Business Successful?

Episode Outline As a small business owner, we typically see the success of our business in simple terms. However, are we really looking at what is important? From my experience, for myself and with my fellow business owners, we typically look at success in 3 ways: Money – “My business is making more money.” Influence – “My business has more …

Thursday Stop – The Pitfall Of Instant Gratification

The Thursday Stop is the time during my week that all things stop for a few minutes to reflect about my business and life. I use this time as a mental breather, to look back and forward at the direction things are going. Occasionally, I recall questions from customers and clients and share my answers with viewers. In this Thursday …

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Episode 3 – Stop Thinking And Start Doing with Caroline Sarda

In this episode, Caroline Sarda, health enthusiast and founder of XL Vita and Starling Natural companies, shares her story of challenges and “ah ha!” moments as a small business owner. Caroline has been able to apply the concepts of customer development and relationship building to her business, which has been a drastic departure from how she assumed a small business …