Build a Business, Not a Job

Your Feedback Isn’t Working. Try These 3 Strategies to Boost Your Team’s Morale and Performance

As a business coach of over 25 years, I have helped thousands of company owners guide their key employees to greatness. We coach them on good hiring practices, how to overcome worry and procrastination, and the best way to get feedback from their team. But one of the most important skills we teach our clients […]

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How ‘Focus Fridays’ Can Supercharge Your Team’s Productivity

I was recently listening to a podcast that discussed the concept of designing your week around special events to give you something to look forward to in your day-to-day life. They suggested implementing a “Taco Tuesday” or a “Spa Saturday” to break up the monotony. The idea is a good one that I want to […]

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This Common Feedback Technique Is Hurting Your Best Employees. Here’s What to Do Instead

Over the past decade of business coaching, I have helped thousands of business owners grow and develop their key employees. A task, which isn’t always an easy feat. Most managers and business owners tend to point out flaws and places for improvement when coaching their direct hires. They feel that such an approach will help […]

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3 Foolproof Ways to Make Your Remote Team More Productive

Hiring remote workers has a lot of advantages: increased productivity, decreased staffing costs and better communication. But there are some pitfalls to having a scattered workforce. If you are struggling with your remote staff try these 3 remote workforce tips to make your team even more productive. Tip #1:  Make Sure Your Expectations Are Clear, So […]

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How to Cure Your Employees’ Fear, Doubt, and Procrastination

Being a great boss is one of the most difficult parts of being a business owner. You have a brilliant idea, the vision to scale and the know-how to make it all happen. You put together a rock star team, and you are working towards building a solid foundation for your business. And then the […]

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4 Things Entrepreneurs Do That Make Business Coaches Cringe

Here at Maui Mastermind, we have coached thousands of business owners over the past decade. We have seen small businesses blossom and grow into owner-independent companies. We have seen business owners scale their businesses and sell them for more money than they ever thought possible, and we have watched executives climb the ladder faster than […]

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Why Emotional Appeals Are the Best Marketing Strategy (and How to Use Them to Grow Your Business)

When it comes to marketing, having a solid emotional appeal to your brand is critical to your success. But what exactly is an “emotional appeal”, David?Your brand is simply the emotional associations and gut level “sense” of how your company, product, or service is intuitively perceived by your market.The easiest way to make branding real is to […]

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This 1-Page Plan Is the Only Thing You Need to Turn Your Business Around

Do you suffer from BADD (Business Attention Deficit Disorder)?BADD (Business Attention Deficit Disorder) affects millions of business owners each and every year. Symptoms include: excitability, difficulty focusing, lack of systems and controls, inability to delegate tasks, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of actions with no progress.  This common ailment has been known to affect […]

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6 Ways to Avoid Being ‘Ghosted’ By a New Hire

Employers have had it good for way too long. Back in the old days, you would put together a written outline of the ideal candidate, compose the perfect job post and then wait for the resumes to roll in. You would then schedule interviews and make your selection based on your selected criteria. Then you […]

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4 Ways You Will Never Sell Your Business

Deciding to sell your business is a big decision and one that you don’t make very often. You weigh the pros and cons of your exit strategy, read all the articles and books on the secrets to selling your business and you begin to take a good hard look at your own business processes and […]

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Why A Bowl Of Macaroni Can Help Make You Millions

Think that you have what it takes to be a good leader? Try teaching a 10 year old how to make macaroni and cheese from scratch. This one activity will give you insight into your own leadership skills (and weaknesses) and help you build a stronger, more profitable business. No One Is Born A ChefMy son was eager to learn […]

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Stop Leaving Money on the Table–These 6 Negotiation Tips Can Help You Win Every Time

If you know your way around a negotiation table, there is no stopping you. You can negotiate for better prices with your vendors, new hire and existing salaries, contracts with sales prospects and long-term clients and lower overhead costs in general, leading to higher profit margins and more capital to scale your business. Natural Born NegotiatorOver […]

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These Successful CEOs Avoid Going Into the Office. Here’s Why.

There are three levels of building a company.Level One: A “Start-Up” Business.  You’ve got no real control yet, nor freedom.Level Two: An “Owner Reliant” Business.  You’re a full-time business owner whose business is working – as long as you do. Now you have control, but with that control comes long hours and the sense that all the […]

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3 Ways to Rekindle Your Love for Your Business

You will never forget your first love, i.e., the startup phase. Everything was new and exciting, and you swore you’d passionately give your best to your business. But as time went by, you likely found yourself feeling burned out by the long hours and recurring staff or customer fires you dealt with on a daily basis. So much drama, and also […]

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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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