Archive for for April, 2017

Do Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

April 30, 2017

R. Shawn McBride speaks about how sometimes things get worse before they get better because we learn as we grow. Here is the transcript:

Hey, everyone, R. Shawn McBride here with you again today touching base. I have an age-old question, which is, do things get worse before they get better? We’ve heard this phrase for a long time. … Read the rest

How to Really Cost Yourself Big Money Later

April 28, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about how cutting corners may cost you more in the long run. Here is the transcript:

Hey, everyone, R. Shawn McBride with you here, live. I’m talking about how to really cost yourself more money later. What I’m talking about is ways that businesses think they’re saving money up front that end up costing … Read the rest

Having a Conversation with Customers: Learning from the Big Boys for Big Profits

April 28, 2017


LaBatt Brewing Company recently announced that LaBatt USA is going to put its headquarters in Buffalo, New York. What’s been interesting about the finding is that when LaBatt stated it was going to do this, the company said one of the reasons is that they wanted to have a conversation with customers. The company wanted to create a situation … Read the rest

Unlock Your Creativity

April 27, 2017

I’ve taken the view that we all are creative, that actually every one of us has been given the ability to be creative and to think of unique things, and do things in unique and powerful ways. But most people just don’t capitalize on it, or they lose their creativity because of the actions of others. For instance, many in … Read the rest

Who Do You Trust?

April 27, 2017

It’s a fair question. Think for a moment, who do you trust? Who adds value to your world? Who makes things better?

You probably trust those people that believe in their values and move forward. The great Simon Sinek gave a TED talk about values and leaderships and trust

One of his core messages is that we follow those … Read the rest

Are You Listening or Just Waiting to Talk?

April 26, 2017

The famous question people ask, “Are you listening or are you just waiting to talk?” I revisit this question constantly. In conversations we should be listening, not waiting to talk. I notice so many people who are in a conversation that want to interject some specific point or make some specific statement, and they’re actually waiting for a break in … Read the rest

You Need to Implement, Not Just Think

April 26, 2017

As business owners, we get compensated based on outcomes. What results do we drive? What do we make happen?

We don’t get compensated based on thinking. Thinking is great and thinking very important. We should all be bringing a creativity and be trying to do things we can do to change, evolve, and improve our business. Thinking is critical, but … Read the rest

It’s Better to Be With Your Tribe Than Try to Please All

April 25, 2017

We’ve talked in earlier blogs about having a tribe, or people that you gel with that get you, (,  but a lot of times you’ll encounter other people, either casually or through your business circles who are looking for something different than what you are, and it’s better to be true to yourself than to try to run afoul and … Read the rest

Consistency as a Leader

April 25, 2017

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a leader of some type. You may be a business leader or another thought leader. Or perhaps you lead projects or teams. Whether they be charitable organizations or perhaps your children’s football or softball team, one of the key things as a leader is consistency. Our teams are looking for us to show them … Read the rest

Making Plans That Really Work

April 24, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the importance of making plans. Here is the transcript:

Hey there, everybody. R. Shawn McBride here with you live. I want to talk about plans that really work and making plans that really work. If you’ve looked at my videos. If you’ve followed my pages. Maybe you’ve looked at R. Shawn McBride Live. … Read the rest

All postings are intended to be planning tools to familiarize readers with some of the high-level issues discussed therein. No posting is intended to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your transaction planners including attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity.

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