Future 7 Figure CEO Blog

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

Episode 081: You can afford to hire help early in your biz

 

 

Whether it’s a home improvement weekend adventure, a quick renovation, or flooring or paint refresh, Americans love DIY projects. 

In fact, in 2020 the total sales of all 3 types of home improvement stores totaled more than $450 billion dollars.

And HGTV’s website attracts an average of 10.2 million visitors each...

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The best roadmap for your business & your team to succeed

In today’s technology era, it’s easy to rely on our GPS to get up from point A to point B. 

But have you ever been driving and the cell signal gets lost just as you’re heading to a critical juncture? And, all of a sudden, you have to turn right or left and you have NO IDEA which one is correct?

Wouldn’t it be great...

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Episode 080: Why there’s Two I’s in Team

 

 It’s easy for businesses to get caught up in the day-to-day and not look at the current trends and how things are shifting and changing. 

But when that happens, big names like Blockbuster and Kodak go the way of dinosaurs and buffalo. 

To stay current, you have to be aware of fundamental shifts in how businesses...

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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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