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Why Fear Is The Biggest Success Killer – And How To Overcome It

Why Fear Is The Biggest Success Killer - And How To Overcome It

I love talking to business owners about their businesses. The way that their eyes light up and they lean in as they tell you about their product or service. The way that they share with you how they took their business from an idea scribbled into a notebook to the business that they have today. […]

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The 1 Word Successful CEOs Say More Than 35 Times a Day

I recently wrote a piece entitled The 6 Words Successful CEOs Say Everyday and the response has been overwhelming. So many of you resonated with the piece, and let us know via social media and through email what your favorite word was and why. So I thought that I would expand on the idea of […]

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The 6 Words Successful CEOs Say Every Day

As a business coach for the past 25 years, I have helped thousands of business owners reach their full potential. They often come to me frustrated, overworked, and anxious about the future. Together we find ways that help them create an owner-independent business that is able to scale quickly and efficiently. The secret- these 6 […]

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Successful Entrepreneurs Take This Number of Vacations Every Year. Here’s Why

“David, I was wondering what is the number of vacations that a successful entrepreneur should take in a YEAR in order to maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit (i.e., ideal self-care)?” I recently received this question from a business coaching client, and I wanted to share the answer with my readers. It’s More Than […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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4 Simple Tips to More Successfully Raise Start-Up Capital

It’s an exciting time, as start-up culture has taken the business world by storm over the last ten years. People are eager to bring their visions to life and dream that “their” idea is the “next big thing”, and that it’s the “new and improved” Facebook or Airbnb. Because there are so many new start-ups launching every day, the competition for start-up capital is tight.

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4 Entrepreneurial Success Principles You Must Follow

Recently I was invited to give a keynote address at a large industry conference of business owners on the east coast. The organizer wanted me to share what I thought were the most essential principles that would make any entrepreneurial venture successful. Reflecting back on the thousands of business owners I’ve coached, and the companies […]

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Four Simple Ways to Help Your Employees Feel Employee Success

One your key jobs as a leader in your company is to help your team feel employee success, especially your direct reports, feel the progress they are making. All too often business leaders focus on all that’s left to be done, glossing over the very real victories and successes that their team has accomplished. This […]

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10 Tips to Successfully Step Into the “Chairman’s” Role versus the CEO’s More Active Role

When I first started coaching Tom his business was stuck at the $5 million per year revenue marker. The biggest reason for that was that Tom had built his company around himself. He made the key decisions, he approved the daily work, he managed the staff. He used his team to leverage himself, but he […]

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