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Business Fitness Challenge – Part Five

STEP FIVE: Identify your support team. We all need support to ensure success. When getting healthy, we call on trainers, coaches, our friends and family members to join us in the journey. It’s a way of creating public accountability, as well as sharing our misery. Sometimes, these people help us perfect our form. They point […]

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Business Fitness Challenge – Part Four

STEP FOUR: It’s not enough to buy the membership. You have to work the plan. If you go to the gym once a month, you probably aren’t going to see results, and if you do, they are going to be slow in coming. The more gym time you put in, the faster you see the […]

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Business Fitness Challenge – Part Three

STEP THREE: Determine how you will measure success. You’ve set some goals. Congratulations! Your goals won’t get you anywhere if you don’t have some indicators of whether the work you’re doing is working. You don’t want to do all the work to realize you didn’t end up where you hoped you would. The way you […]

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Business Fitness Challenge – Part Two

STEP TWO: Set reasonable, but challenging goals. When you go to a gym, it’s unrealistic to think you’re going to lose in one month all the weight you put on over several years. Similarly, you shouldn’t expect that everything you don’t like about your business and its performance will be resolved overnight. The best physical […]

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Business Fitness Challenge – Part One

With the start of a new year, many people run to the gym to get fit. They make their resolutions, pledging to eat healthier, exercise more and lose weight. Those that are most successful engage others to help them – a trainer, a coach, a friend – to provide greater support and accountability. What’s good […]

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Don’t Plan To Survive. Plan to Thrive. 

Don’t plan to survive. Plan to thrive. A lot of entrepreneurs develop a plan with the aim of protecting their money, playing it safe. That strategy is executed because they’re afraid. They doubt they’ll be successful. A safe plan will not disrupt current operations enough to get buy in from customers. Go all in or […]

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