You Can’t Please Everyone, So Don’t Worry About It

November 18, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about not worrying about pleasing everyone.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you. I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is, you can’t please everybody, and that’s going to disappoint some of you. The good news is, you don’t need to.

You don’t have to make everyone happy. You need to … Read the rest

Getting Booked as a Speaker: Things Going On Behind The Scenes

November 17, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

I’ve worked with a lot of clients over the years. Some percentage of the clients I work with are speakers or other thought leaders. As part of this, in both managing my speaking business, and working with others in their speaking business, we’ve learned a lot about what’s going on behind the scenes. Here are some things going on in … Read the rest

Are You Allowing Flexibility for the Future in Your Plans?

November 17, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Planning is my thing. I have a passion for planning. A passion that few people share and I talk about planning as one of the central tenants of The 3 Laws of Empowerment. But what I see is too few people build flexibility into their plans. Planning is great. It is a highly recommended exercise and it is of the … Read the rest

Is Loyalty Worth More Than Money?

November 16, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

We’re living in a different age. We’ve talked in The 3 Laws of Empowerment, about how we’re living in an age of choice and each of us gets to make choices about what we do with our waking hours. An interesting phenomenon’s starting to emerge in the marketplace. Loyalty may be worth more than money. In so many cases, businesses … Read the rest

Business Whac-A-Mole

November 16, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

You know if you’ve been in business for any period of time, you probably feel like sometimes you’re having a game of Whac-A-Mole. A problem pops up, you knock it down; another problem pops up and you knock that down. This can be a normal phenomenon but how do we deal with this? How do we make this game a … Read the rest

Monday Dread, Friday Excitement: Four Things to Think About to Improve Your Workplace Culture

November 15, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

When I’m on Facebook and sometimes LinkedIn, I’ll see a lot of posts about, “Oh no, it’s Monday morning again. Monday, how do I get out of bed? How do I go to work?” Then I’ll see a lot of things about Friday excitement. People are so excited it’s Friday. It’s the start of the weekend. It’s Saturday, everything is … Read the rest

How A Few Specific Video Games Impacted My Life Forever

November 15, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

We wrote yesterday about how video games impact business and how some of the lessons for working on the video games still apply to life to this day. There were a few specific video games I played a lot when I was younger. Some of them still have lessons to be told today.

Detroit, one game I played was called … Read the rest

What A Hurricane Taught Me About Business

November 14, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

As many of you know, Hurricane Matthew impacted the Southeastern United States in October 2016. My parents were in the affected area, so I got to see firsthand what the storm did. While the storm didn’t make landfall and do some of the damage that many prior hurricanes did, the hurricane was a lesson about business. I saw many similarities … Read the rest

What I Learned About Business from Playing Video Games

November 14, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

I grew up in the video game era. My friends and I would meet and play games together often on PCs. I know, I know, that dates me a lot. We would sit down and work together and play games against each other, but we would often collaborate and work as a team. What were the lessons?

#1 Team work. … Read the rest

Get Greater Productivity by Minimizing Uncertainty

November 13, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

More risk means more reward. We all have heard that before and it is certainly true to some extent, but sometimes you can get rewards by removing uncertainty. In financial theory, you are only compensated for risks that can’t be mitigated, i.e. taking extreme risks for no purpose typically is not compensated in most financial models. However, taking risks that … Read the rest

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