Sometimes You Just Have to Take The Next Step

September 23, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Recently, I took a trip for a business meeting, and I took a day off. I went and experienced a town. I got to enjoy the local sites. As part of my day, I went onto a climbing and zip lining course. It was very instrumental because it taught me a lot. I’ve talked previously about the benefits of taking … Read the rest

Could You be Doing Business with a Fake?

September 23, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Unfortunately, it happens. In my career and my business, I’ve had a couple of times when my clients have been approached by fake businesses or businesses that are not what they claim to be that are attempting to get money. It’s come in two different forms I’ve seen. One is a completely fake business offering a fake product or service, … Read the rest

What Makes Great Partnerships

September 22, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about great partnerships.

Hey, everyone, it’s your friend Shawn. I’m talking about what makes great partners. It’s a wonderful question. It’s a great thing to think about. The old saying goes, “We get to pick our friends “but we don’t get to pick our family.” Well, the good thing is in most cases, we get … Read the rest

Regardless Whom You Work For, You Need to Invest in Yourself

September 22, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

You know many business owners talk about investing in themselves, growing their skill sets to make a more and more successful business. But I believe that times have changed. I believe everybody needs to make this investment, regardless of whether you own your own business or not.

We’re living in a different era. If you’re a business owner, the reasons … Read the rest

I Know I Am Onto Something When I Create Controversy

September 21, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride spoke about creating controversy.

Hi, folks. Shawn here with you. I love sharing entrepreneurial lessons with you, as I built my business, and I’ve helped countless others build their businesses, I’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way.

Today, one of the lessons I want to talk about is when you are stirring up controversy when … Read the rest

The Speed of Experimentation

September 21, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

I see something interesting when companies go from being sufficient to being excellent. It’s something that’s universal that I’ve noticed across the board. When companies go from something they are good at or sufficient, to being amazing, to being powerhouses, to being highly profitable, they usually increase in the speed of experimentation. They’re doing more, and more, and more to … Read the rest

The Power of Free Days and My Free Days

September 20, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about taking a free day away from work.

Hey, folks, Shawn with you here. I want to talk to you about what I did with my free day. So, I recently took a free day, and a couple of the courses that I’m working with to coach me encouraged me to take free time.

I’ve … Read the rest

What You’re Good at May Not Be What You Should Be Doing

September 20, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

This is shocking for some people. If they feel good at something, it doesn’t necessarily mean it should be what you’re doing. Many of us have learned skills. You become good at certain things, but that doesn’t mean it’s your best use of time and effort. What are we supposed to do if we abandon things that we’re good at? … Read the rest

Building Capabilities to Get Where You Want to Be, Not a Global Advisor Overnight

September 19, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride


R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about building to where you want to be in business.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you. I want to talk about building capabilities that get to where you want to be. How do we work the stair steps to get from where we are now, build, build, build, to get to where we want … Read the rest

The Holistic Side of Planning

September 19, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Don’t run because I said the word “holistic.” This blog is not going to talk about doing yoga chants, or being in weird yoga positions with your team. But I am going to talk about viewing things as a whole, which I think is so critically important in today’s business world. In the earlier days of business, it was clear; … Read the rest

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