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The Myth of Self-Motivation

Entrepreneurs are big believers in the elusive white unicorn: that self-motivated employee that can tackle each task perfectly with minimal training or questions. But self-motivation isn’t magical–it’s mythical, and deceivingly unreliable.

That’s why my small business slice helps you owners focus your energy on practical ways to motivate your employees. And you don’t even need a magic wand.



The 3 Step Process to Solve Any Small Business Problem- Don’t be caught unprepared

Entrepreneurs know that sometimes things go wrong—horribly wrong. It’s in moments like these that your business systems really get tested. In particular: your problem solving system.

A focused way of thinking is exactly what your small business needs to solve any issues that come your way. Got one?

Odds are, you don’t or if you do, you’re not remembering to use it. Enter this brief video, where I outline the three step process every entrepreneur needs to learn…and memorize…and use.



4 Steps to Building a Small Business with Your Spouse

As your business gets off the ground, it may sound appealing to run a small business with your spouse. But as duties unfold, entrepreneurs who don’t stay focused will feel like they’ve opened up shop with Chaos Inc. instead.

Owning a genuine mom and pop shop can be a joy,but sharing a passion doesn’t necessarily mean smooth sailing in the world of small business—or marriage.

Watch my Four Steps to Building a Small Business With Your Spouse to hit the ground running and avoid common speed bumps. Or use this as a refresher if you’re thinking about working with friends or family—a focused approach never hurt anybody!



The 5 Harvests of The Entrepreneur – A New Kind of Exit Strategy

Small business owners have the tendency to lose steam when they’re working toward their big goals. This lack of motivation is exactly what Chaos, Inc. needs to huff, and puff, and blow your whole exit strategy down.

Every entrepreneur needs what I call the five harvests. Think of these like Thanksgiving celebrations where you thank your hardest working employee: yourself.

Ready for me to pass the gravy? Then watch my latest video:



4 Things to Do Before Hiring an Employee

Welcome to a new year and my all new video series, Chaos vs. Entrepreneur! Every Tuesday I’m going to bring you hot-n-ready bite-sized morsels of small business magic, crafted to help you do battle with the forces of CHAOS.

One of the craziest ways Chaos Inc. sinks its evil clutches into your business is through employee hiring.  Small business owners are notorious for throwing human beings at problems. “Here’s some money…fix my business for me!”

It doesn’t work, folks. Hiring a new employee is not a potion for your problems.

Before you invest one more new dollar into payroll, watch this brief video to learn the four things you must do first.