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Lost The Big Picture

March 29, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about maximizing a business’ future value. Here is the transcript:


Hey there, everybody. R. Shawn McBride coming to you live here talking about, have you lost track of the big picture. A very interesting thing happened to me today. I was recently contacted about a speaking engagement. It will involve a group dealing with some ongoing business management issues, dealing with employees, turnover, how do we run processes, what are we looking out for. This is all great stuff. It’s certainly things we should be paying attention to. How do we run our businesses? How do we manage them? How do we avoid problems? All good stuff, but the interesting thing I saw when I was talking to them about their proposal and what they were doing is there was no discussion about the future, about how to maximize value.

We talked about regulation in a recent video. Regulation’s important. We certainly want to comply. We don’t want to miss out on regulatory issues. However, there are big advantages available in looking to the future, and looking to what we can do, to what our businesses can be, to what we can accomplish. Dealing with the day-to-day stuff has to be done. Definitely got to comply with the law. Don’t want to get fines, penalties, things like that but we want to be looking to the future. What more can we do? How can we put systems in place to retain employees? How can we use the principles of The 3 Laws of Empowerment for each of our employees to get them on paths and the lives they love to make them better employees?

If employees are engaged, and if they’re doing the things that they want to do, and they’re working towards their career plan, then they’re going to do more. They’re going to help you and themselves. It’s going to be a win-win. Even if they don’t stay forever, they’re going to leave in an orderly fashion. They’re going to think of you well, and they’re going to come back. I want to get people thinking about the big picture. I am very glad to talk to conferences and events about how to deal with your day-to-day stuff, how to execute, how to do the things you need to do. Certainly important stuff. Glad to do it. When I look at these conference proposals and I look at the fact that we’re not looking to the future, that’s where I know the additional value is added.

How can we get to the future? How can we do more? That’s where I want everybody thinking. Let me know what questions and issues you’re having out there. Let me know what you’re dealing with. Send me questions. Send me ideas and we’ll talk about it. How are you dealing with the future? Let me know what issues you’re dealing with and how I can help your employees.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Chris Johnson.


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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment (, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can reach R. Shawn McBride at or (214) 418-0258.


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