Think Big! Treating Your Small Business Like One Greater In Stature

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As far as the art of self-development is concerned, you won’t learn more than when you run a business. Regardless of how prepared you are, there are things that will always take you by surprise. But regardless of the stature of the business, even if you’re running a small one out of your home, it’s important that you get it into your head at the outset that your business is a grand entity.

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This will prepare you for upscaling the company, but also giving yourself the motivation to develop yourself further. And when it comes to treating your small business like a big one, are there any things that we can get in place?

Fixing The Formalities

Run The Mile You’re In

A Book Review And Application Of Ryan Hall's Book Run The Mile You're In

Playing the comparison game is an easy thing to do. We see other leaders, bloggers, and thought giants running alongside us and we believe we should be where they are.

Looking at what everyone else is doing, we take our eyes off of what we were meant to do. This wrong focus takes us off course. We lose our passion for our vision. And we begin to feel like we’re not doing as much as we should.

American marathon Ryan Hall running in snowy terrain

This is the wrong mindset to have. We cannot compare ourselves to others are doing or have done. We can only focus on the mile we’re in.

Reading Run The Mile You’re In by Ryan Hall, the fastest American half marathoner, opened my eyes to some of the recent struggles I’ve been having. I’ve watched friends of mine go on to start exploding businesses, talk around the world, and have a “larger” impact than I have had and it has gotten on my nerves.

People Are Waiting To Hear From This Person

The Speak Up! Series

Psstt! I’ve got a little secret to tell you. I think you’ll want to hear what I have to say on this one.

I’ve heard rumblings that there’s someone people want to hear from. It didn’t come as a shock to me. However, you may be surprised when you discover who this person is.

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When talking to other leaders, they’ve told me they want to hear from someone who:

  • Excels at their work
  • Is continually striving to learn
  • Implements what they learn
  • Continually reads new material
  • Likes to share how they’ve grown
  • Has helped other leaders evolve
  • Values others above themselves
  • Etc, etc…

The Person People Want To Hear From

That’s quite a list, isn’t it? This person sounds pretty special. And he is.

People want to hear from someone who is constantly learning, treats others well, and loves to help people succeed. Wouldn’t you?

What To Do When You’re Tired

It’s just past noon as I write this. My eyelids feel heavy and all I want to do is close them. I’m tired…

Leadership can drain on the leader. There’s so much responsibility and accountability, you can feel exhausted just waking up. The weight is always there.

Tired woman laying on her bed

Photo by Vladislav Muslakov

But you and I, we weren’t created to live a life of tired. We were meant to be fully alive. And you can’t be fully alive if you’re always tired.

Thus the question is raised: What do I do when I’m always tired?

What To Do When You’re Tired

Being tired doesn’t just affect your mental attitude. Being tired affects your physical health and the people around you.

A mental fog rolls over your mind. Your decisions are unsure. And you may begin to easily forget what you were working on.

Can You Win The Hearts Of Your Team?

Win The Heart Book Giveaway

What do you think about when you hear “Win the heart?” Does your mind wander to the love of your life and how you wooed her off her feet? Or does it make you think of your little princess and how she constantly makes you fall in love with her over and over again?

Young woman making a heart with her hands

Photo by Alfonso Scarpa

What if I told you winning the heart isn’t only for your family and relationships. Winning the heart goes way beyond this. Winning the heart works not only with family, winning the heart works with those you lead.

Keep reading for your chance to win a copy of Mark Miller’s book, Win The Heart

Why You Need To Win The Hearts Of Your Team

Mark Miller, in his great book, Win The Heart, discusses the topic of winning the heart of your team. He makes a strong and valid case on why you need to look at the hearts of those you lead.