An Entrepreneur’s Success Depends on the Quality of Their Questions

What I Learned From My First Months as a Paid Coach

When I decided to get into coaching entrepreneurs, I had some high-minded ideas on how I wanted to help. I learned that what I think they need and what they need are two different things. I thought they needed holistic advice on business, family, and faith. After all, it is clear to me these three […]

Why You Must Know the How

Profits Are Made (or Lost) in the How

I was talking to one of the original franchise owners of Waffle House. He grew the franchise in the Southeast to 58 stores before eventually selling out. Before buying the franchise for a single southern state, he knew nothing about the restaurant business. But he did understand the analytics of the individual stores over time. […]

5 Steps to Finding the Right Business Partner

How to Know You’ve Found “The One”

“I am not going to join you unless we can become partners,” I said to Richard Brock. I was a twenty-two-year-old with no experience in business and lots of ambition working as a junior accountant in a CPA firm. Was I nuts saying that? When I think back to that moment, I can’t believe I said […]

4 Critical Steps for First-Time Entrepreneurs

“When I was at my lowest point, that’s when the worst people came into my life,” Aiden said. I was talking to Aiden (not his real name), an entrepreneur who started his company six years ago. He was 32 years old at the time and had market experience and vision. Aiden started by building a […]

10 Leadership Best Practices

Profound Lessons from Jesus

I was asked to lead a leadership workshop. I wasn’t sure what to cover. The subject is so broad, and I was having difficulty knowing even where to start. My first step was to go to the internet and start researching leadership. I read all kinds of articles. I ended up watching videos from my […]

Why Entrepreneurial Success Demands the Right Focus

And How the Wrong Focus Can Doom Your Venture

Tim Ferris asked the 30-year-old women’s tennis grand slam winner Maria Sharapova, “Where do you see the novice to intermediate players spending too much time or focusing too much? And where should they spend their time?” Sharapova answered, “They spend a lot of time on the outcome.” I was listening to a recent Tim Ferris […]