Future 7 Figure CEO Blog

Resources and inspiration for the future 6 and 7 figure online CEO

When the Reflection isn’t Flattering

Perhaps you remember the Fun House mirrors at the local carnival.  

Some mirrors made you appear taller, others shorter or wider.  

Distorting your face or legs in weirdly odd ways.  

Perspective is hard to grasp when the reflections cannot be trusted.  

Time away also provides needed...

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085: Charting a New Path following a Founder | J.R. Howard | UPIC Solutions

 

 

Six years ago, Winston Faircloth stepped down from the technology organization he helped to build over a 15 year period.  As a founder, one of the hardest things you can do is to “let your baby go”.  

Yet, the prior 12 months had been filled with turmoil and internal discord -- it was no longer fun,...

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Why we connect to stories and how we can use them in our businesses

Once upon a time….

Four words that have a big impact on each of us. Immediately we are drawn into the possibilities or the memories those words bring to mind.

We were created for stories. When we engage in a story, our brains actually play along and interpret our being INSIDE the story. 

But in business, we don’t typically talk...

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084: UNLOCK Innovation

 

 

In the Indian fable about the blind men who each touched a different part of the element, we aren’t surprised to see that an argument breaks out. Each man trusted his own perception to guide him. Until someone with sight coached them on their error, they made assumptions about the whole.

Within an organization, leaders can...

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You don’t have to be cruel to be kind

Back in the late 70s, teens danced along with a pop favorite, “You have to be cruel to be kind.” 

The band got it wrong. 

As a 1 Corinthians 13 leader, leaders need to be kind but not cruel. 

I get where the song is coming from. Sometimes you do have to plainly lay out the honest truth. For example, at a recent team...

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083: Showing Up as You, Inc.

 

 

The impact of the pandemic over this past year has hit everyone. While no one would argue that healthcare and frontline workers have felt it the hardest, the next largest industry might just be the change management professionals.  

These individuals have worked for years to persuade businesses and teams to embrace...

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Lessons from 2100 days in biz

 August 15, 2015.  Day One.   

A few months before, I made the fateful decision to flee from the tech organization I founded after 15 incredible years.  

Perhaps it was the classic midlife crisis.

What I knew for sure was that I no longer had the passion needed to lead.  

My resignation that...

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Do this OR hit the wall of complexity...

I hear this from my founder friends.  ALL.THE. TIME. 

Inevitably, they ask...

Why did I wait so long to start my team? 

They've hit the wall. Working crazy hours. Have NO life.  (And they are the boss!)

As early as possible. Even when it’s uncomfortable. In fact, it should be uncomfortable. It should feel scary to...

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082: Not hiring a team comes at a great cost

 

 

Comic strips and funny stories abound with humorous anecdotes about clogged sinks and how homeowners make things worse before calling in a professional to fix the problem. 

There’s a reason they are funny. 

Because it’s a universal experience. 

We have a problem. We think we can fix it. Only to discover...

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Have you counted the cost of your DIY efforts in your business?

Maybe this sounds familiar:

  • Sleepless nights tossing and turning over the upcoming day/week ahead 
  • Multitasking while sitting on the couch, checking your phone, half-engaged with your family for a game night 
  • Hours upon hours researching/deciding/dreading the tasks in front of you
  • Feeling rushed just before hopping on a prospect call...
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