Future 7 Figure CEO Blog

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

Build "For Love of Team" when you unlearn first

 

As we build our businesses, we all spend much of our time learning new skills, growing personally and professionally, and trying to figure out what we don’t know we don’t know.

But this journey towards entrepreneurship and leadership must begin with unlearning.

Historically much of what we know about management was created...

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Episode 079: Hiring for Cultural Add, Not Fit

 

 

There are around 400,000 different flowering plants, over 60,000 tree species, and 8.7 million species of animals! 

Clearly God designed, created, and appreciates variety. 

All too often in business, though, new employees get hired based on cultural fit which can lead to hiring team members who think the same, act the...

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The solid "how-to" to make the cultural shift your business needs

It can feel like an employee-first AND client-first culture is just pie-in-the-sky and an impossible goal to reach. 

That’s why I was so excited to have Craig Wood from Premier International on the podcast. 

When asked about examples of HOW this combination works in real life, Craig shared a remarkable story.

First, you have to...

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078: Evolving an Employee-First AND Client-First Culture (Craig Wood)

 

 

The 1980s were filled with money-hungry firms who were getting rich at all costs. As my podcast guest, Craig Wood, mentions in our interview, that was reflected in the entertainment of the time. Like fictional Wallstreet character, Gordon Gekko, who famously stated, “Greed is good.” 

But Craig’s...

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077: Collaboration Not Delegation (part 2)

 

 

Did you start your business to keep track of the bookkeeping? Or to become a marketing expert? Or write all the copy? Or maybe you looked forward to taking care of the mail and holding meetings? 

Probably not. 

If I had to guess, I’d say that you started your business because you were passionate about providing a...

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Making hard decisions in your business is critical to success

How much time do you spend doing work that is in your gifting? Or, to say it another way, in your Zone of Genius? Or when you are “in flow” and you look up and can’t believe how much time has slipped by?

If you’ve never considered that before...or maybe you’ve never even considered that more of your time COULD be...

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Create a team you love like an Academy Award winning filmmaker did

In 1981, Raiders of the Lost Ark burst onto the screens of theaters across America. It was an updated take on the old serials with non-stop adventure and action that brought the audience along for a wild ride.

Making a movie that has been called the greatest action-adventure film ever made doesn’t happen by accident or by a solopreneur. It...

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Episode 076: Collaboration, Not Delegation

 

 

From movies to concerts or sports - everywhere you look in the field of entertainment, you see how specialists come together to create a whole that’s better than its parts. 

Those specialists aren’t order-takers. They’re captains of their own work...even when that work is part of someone else’s whole....

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Fixed vs. growth mindset: it makes all the difference

Fixed mindset vs. Growth mindset.

These terms have been hanging around for years and you’ve probably heard of them and may even have read the book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck where they stem from.

Dweck wrote:
As you begin to understand the fixed and growth mindsets, you will see exactly how one thing...

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075: The Power of Procrastination

 

 

You can find all kinds of leadership quotes that talk about being a captain. And there’s some truth in most of them but a pithy quote doesn’t capture all of the critical aspects of becoming a captain in your business. 

As you grow in your leadership journey you may find yourself on the same journey as many of my...

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