Build a Business, Not a Job

It’s Harder to Be a Man in Business

Women business owners make up approximately 20% of the executive workforce pool. They make less than their male counterparts and are far less likely to receive funding for their business or startup. So, how in the world could you think that women have it easier in business, David? Over the years, I have had the privilege […]

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How to Locate the Perfect Business Tribe (And Be More Successful)

There is nothing in the world that compares to a great mastermind session. You walk in the door tired and weary from the day to day toll of running your business. You have more problems than solutions and you feel like you are the only one in the world struggling to make it all work.Then […]

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Being Able to Take a Vacation Isn’t a Luxury. For Business Owners, It’s a Necessity

How long it takes you to respond to an email has a direct correlation with the health of your business. Keep reading to find out how you measure up.In my business coaching company Maui Mastermind, we send out millions of emails each year to our current and prospective clients. Understandably, there is always a certain […]

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5 More Ways to Increase Your Profits and Make More Money

Tired of working longer hours with no increase in revenue? Try these 5 simple things that you can do today to increase your bottom line.I recently shared with you my top 5 Ways to Increase Your Profits, and the response was very positive. So much in fact, that I would like to share you with […]

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Want to Close the Sale? Do This 1 Thing

Every sales person thinks the sale is made in the final move of their sales visit, but their wrong.  Top sales pros all know that it’s the way you frame your sales appointment up front that makes or breaks your ability to close.I first learned this from one of my early sales mentors who taught […]

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How To Give Great Feedback To Yourself (And Your Team)

Tired of getting useless team feedback? Or not getting team feedback at all? This super-simple tool will change everything.Part of being a successful business leader is to make sure you extract maximum learning out of your week, month, and quarter.  In this article, I’d like to share with you the easiest, most effective way to […]

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Doing This Tiny, Simple Thing Will Improve Engagement, Retention, and Company Performance

Does your company retain talent? Do your employees love and adore their jobs? If not, all you need to do is this one little thing.Over the last twenty-five years, I’ve known and coached thousands of business owners. And if I were to make one categorical observation about us as a group – about the way […]

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The 5 Most Important Negotiation Skills

Intimidated by negotiations? Focus on these five simple negotiation skills first and get much better.Think of all the times in your business week you negotiate: with new hires and existing employees; with sales prospects and long-term clients; with vendors and suppliers. If you’re a business owner or leader, you need to know how to negotiate. […]

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4 Secrets to Get Your Team to Do More, Better, and Faster

Are your systems as powerful as they can be? Does your staff appreciate their value? Is system-building eating up your time? These 4 advanced tactics will change all that.Over the past twenty-five years, my company, Maui Mastermind, has been coaching business owners on how they can build businesses instead of jobs. At the core of […]

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The 8 Secrets to Train Your Team to “Own” Their Jobs

Do you feel like your staff comes to you to solve problems and put out fires they should be able to handle themselves? Here are 8 simple steps to train your employees to actually “own” their own job and free up your time… (Which of these principles of effective leadership are you ignoring?)Wouldn’t it be nice […]

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4 Types of Personal Assistants (2 of Which You Need To Avoid)

Tired of doing your assistant’s job for them? You should take a moment to think about the four kinds of personal assistants and which one is right for you. (Hint: You need to avoid two of them!)Are you hiring personal assistants who save you time or who cost you time?Recently, I invited thirty-five of my […]

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4 Secrets to Get Your Team to Do More, Better, and Faster

Are your systems as powerful as they can be? Does your staff appreciate their value? Is system-building eating up your time? These 4 advanced tactics will change all that.Over the past twenty-five years, my company, Maui Mastermind, has been coaching business owners on how they can build businesses instead of jobs. At the core of […]

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Why You Should Get Your Direct Reports to Do the Heavy Lifting and Manage Themselves (and 3 Tips to Make that Happen)

Here are three simple yet incredibly effective secrets to flip the table on your direct reports and get them to manage themselves!The whole point of hiring staff is that they’re supposed to be free up your time. But what happens when you end up spending the same amount of time or more managing the staff […]

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The 5 Most Important Negotiation Skills You Must Master

Intimidated by negotiations? Focus on these five simple negotiation skills first and get much better.Think of all the times in your business week you negotiate:  with new hires and existing employees; with sales prospects and long-term clients; with vendors and suppliers. If you’re a business owner or leader, you need to know how to negotiate. This […]

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A Little-Known Hack to Learn a New Skill in a Fraction of the Time

It’s called ‘deliberate practice’ and it’s a proven way for your staff to master a new skill in a fraction of the timeIn this article, I’m going to share one of the most effective tactics for coaching your key team members. I call it “deliberate practice.” It’s one of the most powerful strategies that you […]

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Business Coaching Secrets to Groom Your Key Employees to Perform at Their Best

Employee coaching is critical so you can start scaling your business and taking initiative. Here are five simple steps to get that and more…How do you best develop the talent of your current team? How do you groom a direct report to take on new responsibilities? How do you grow your employees so that they […]

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3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Creating Your 1-Page Quarterly Rolling Action Plan

Having a 1-page quarterly rolling action plan is a powerful tool for growing your company, just so long as you sidestep these three pitfalls.As important as it is to have a big picture vision for how you plan to grow and scale your business, it’s equally important to bring that broader vision back to the […]

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New Study Shows You’re Wasting 21.8 hours a Week

Which of these time thieves is stealing 21.8 hours a week of your working day?In early 2017, my business coaching firm launched a comprehensive study on time management. We interviewed and surveyed small business owners and their key executives in order to learn how they spend their time and, particularly, where their time gets wasted.We […]

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The Best Productivity App, Hands Down (and 12 Insider Tricks on How to Get the Best Out of It)

As a business coach, I’m always looking for new strategies to help people and businesses become more effective and more efficient. Usually, I focus on things like leadership and marketing tactics. But, in this article, I want to tell you about a productivity app called Evernote that’s helped me radically reinvent the way I work. […]

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Use This Little-Known Delegation Trick to Get Stuff Done the Right Way

I’ve been coaching business owners for more than twenty years, helping business owners grow their companies and at the same time, reducing their companies’ reliance on them. When it comes to scaling their businesses, one of the biggest challenges that I see business leaders struggle with is delegation techniques.When you’re delegating, it’s often hard to […]

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