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27 Jun 2016

Who is the Hero In Your Story?

By | 2017-04-03T11:09:16+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Categories: Business Strategy, Doug's Blog, Marketing, Sales, The Good Men Project|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Who Is The Hero in Your Story

Great leaders and businesses have a story to tell. The best understand who the hero should be.

Many men have lost their place in the bigger story. We bought into one narrative that has not worked out and are now struggling to find a new one as the world rapidly shifts underneath us. Some are looking for a hero, and some are seeking to become one again. We […]

24 May 2016

How Having Momentum Behind Money and Ego Can Suck Out Your Life

By | 2017-04-03T11:10:13+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Categories: Business Strategy, Doug's Blog, Leadership, Mindset and Motivation, The Good Men Project|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Man At Airport

Sometimes you can take a path in your business that isn’t right for you. Your choices matter.

I know more than a few men who’ve started what they thought was the perfect business for themselves. Once momentum kicks in it can get hard to change direction. The biggest trap ends up being the one we make in our heads.

One example is the expert industry. There are variations, but the formula is pretty straight forward. You start […]

12 May 2016

Need More Money? Take a Close Look at How You’re Creating Value

By | 2017-04-12T11:29:28+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Categories: Business Strategy, Manifast, Marketing, The Good Men Project|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tough Times Curve In The Road

When times are tough it is tempting to play a safe game. You might want to reconsider that strategy to win in business.

In tough times, it is tempting to tighten the belt and keep doing what you do.

Our natural inclination is to reduce the bigger risk by taking fewer risks at all; to seemingly play it safe. If you are the sole breadwinner it feels like every business mistake is taking food out of your family’s mouth.

So we get paralyzed with […]

9 May 2016

The Secret to Great Leadership is Letting Others Win

By | 2017-04-03T11:10:39+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: Doug's Blog, Leadership, Mindset and Motivation, The Good Men Project|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Winning-Competition-Leadership-and-Goats-Butting-Heads

Being competitive can be good or it can be dysfunctional. Effective entrepreneurs learn the difference.

Most entrepreneurs are competitive by nature. Being a competitive man isn’t a bad thing.

Sometimes, we watch some men take competition to the extreme. Every interaction is a death match to prove they are winners, and everyone else is a loser. I watched a documentary about well-known billionaire developer who always had to win, even against other accomplished businessmen. In making […]

11 Apr 2016

Being Self-Aware Enough to Know Your Value is the Path to Creating Exceptional Value

By | 2017-04-03T11:11:02+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Categories: Business Strategy, Doug's Blog, Leadership, Mindset and Motivation, The Good Men Project|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Team of Self Aware Business People - Startup

With people walking the Earth claiming to be the “greatest” at everything, it is easy to lose sight of your personal potential for greatness.

When I think of personal greatness, I don’t mean the narcissistic “look at me, look how great I am” of an adult child clamoring for constant approval. A little limelight is good for the soul. Tying your sense of self-worth to the […]

7 Apr 2016

The Power of Knowing Your Entrepreneurial Focus

By | 2017-04-12T11:44:15+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Categories: Business Strategy, Manifast, Mindset and Motivation, The Good Men Project|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Entrepreneurial Focus

It is very difficult to focus on a business mission and yourself at the same time. Clarity makes all the difference.

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Robert

Robert has somewhere between seven and a dozen small business ventures on the go at any time.

If he sees an opportunity or has an idea, he is quick to launch it. One of the businesses started out in managed information technology services. Then a client asked
if he could build her a […]

21 Apr 2015

Letting Go When Your Plans Go Sideways

By | 2017-04-13T12:25:06+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Categories: Business Strategy, Doug's Blog, Marketing, Mindset and Motivation, Sales|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Horse Head and Eyes - Letting Go and Holding On

Sometimes lessons come from places you don’t expect and still impact you many years later.

About 22 years ago, I was 28 and taking horse riding lessons. I rode English and if you are familiar with the style, the saddle is quite small compared to Western. I mention that because it becomes somewhat relevant later in this story.

I think I ended up in that style in the […]

6 Jan 2015

Delegation: How Successful Leaders Do More With Less

By | 2017-04-03T11:01:16+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Categories: Dream Teams, Leadership, Manifast|Tags: , , , |

By Corey Jahnke

“Can you do me a HUGE favor?” my Pharmacy District Manager (Kelly) asked. 

Teamwork Team Holding Rope Light bulb Delegation

“Anything for you my friend!” I responded hoping to make a good impression. 

“Well, as you know, I’ve recently taken over your district and I noticed that the last employee satisfaction survey showed that our pharmacists are very unhappy.  I took over shortly after the survey was taken and I don’t think things are any better…” […]

17 Dec 2014

Case Study: Writing a Compelling Mission Statement

By | 2017-04-12T12:25:14+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Categories: Business Strategy, Manifast, Marketing|Tags: , , , , , |

Compelling Mission Definition and Case Study

Purpose or mission driven businesses are not only more satisfying to start, run and be employed at; they also tend to significantly outperform their competitors financially.

So I’ve been thinking a bit about mission or purpose driven businesses recently. There are more and more examples coming out where mission or purpose driven organizations are outperforming their competition.

In fact, two of the books I am reading right now touch on this very concept from a client attraction and retention perspective.

The first is “Getting Naked” by […]

26 Nov 2014

Giving 110%: Walking the Edge Or Holding Back?

By | 2017-04-04T12:31:15+00:00 November 26th, 2014|Categories: Business Strategy, Doug's Blog, Dream Teams, Mindset and Motivation|Tags: , , , , |

 

I hear a lot of people saying I gave 100%. Some can even apparently give more then everything they have, 110% or 120%.

Physics, economics, logic and math aside, how do you know you are giving it your all?

Effort Or Time

Is it time spent? Are you spending every waking moment dedicated to achieve your goal. Is this effective?

Exertion or Exhaustion

Are you going until you collapse into exhaustion? Are you sprinting or running the marathon?

Brainpower and Smarts

Or maybe you are dedicated to learning everything you can about the subject and succeeding because everyday you out think your competition. At the end of […]