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What If Something You Believe to be True is Actually False?

Posted on: October 24th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

We make a lot of assumptions in life. We believe things are going to be a certain way, and we believe we know certain facts to be true. We build our lives and our businesses around what we believe to be true. What if something you thought was true was actually false? I’ve done it. I’ve certainly been guilty many times of thinking something was different than what the actual facts were. I didn’t fully understand what was going on.

For instance, writing a book. I was always told that writing a book was difficult and time-consuming. I knew many people who spent countless hours pouring over books, losing sometimes one or two years of core productivity to build a book. Wow! This must be difficult. Then I met other people who were able to write books in weeks and months and much quicker periods of time. It was like it was a completely different model. They were able to produce good books with valuable content in short periods of time because they knew the information, they weren’t writing from scratch, and they didn’t have to do tons of research.

My mind was blown, and suddenly, a door was open. I was able to write my first book and then co-author another book and then enter into an agreement to co-author yet another book and work on more books. Suddenly, book writing became not difficult. My first book was somewhat challenging, but each one became easier. I had missed a fundamental assumption. I had believed that book writing was difficult, so I never did so. Once people peeled away the onion for me and showed me how to get my important content into a usable form easily, everything changed.

What about other assumptions in your life? What things are you believing to be true which just may not be so? How will that change your ability? This is an invitation to go back and to revisit all of your important assumptions. What if you’re thinking something and believing it to be true, but it’s just not the case? You may be building a completely incorrect model from there.

What’s been your experience with this? Have you ever believed something to be true that was false? How did it change your ideas and assumptions and beliefs? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your thoughts and experiences.

 

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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. Freeimages.com/photographer Adam Ciesielski.

 

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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 email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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It’s Normal to be Overwhelmed

Posted on: October 23rd, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about being overwhelmed in business.

Hey folks, Shawn here. I have a question for you. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like you have too much going on in your business? Do you feel like you’re not quite getting there and things are happening just too quickly for you to rationally respond? Well, guess what? This is not an unusual situation.

Many times entrepreneurs feel overwhelmed and that’s okay. It is allowed for you to be overwhelmed. It is okay for you to be struggling a little bit. This is perfectly normal. In fact, it’s a positive sign. Do you know why? It shows you’re growing, you’re challenging yourself, you’re doing more than what you previously were capable of and you can grow into a whole another level of capabilities. So, being a little overwhelmed sometimes is actually a good thing.

So, how do we deal with being overwhelmed? Well, we want to have systems and processes. We want others around us helping us. When we have those kinds of things it allows us to do more and be more capable. So, being overwhelmed is not necessarily a bad sign, it’s a sign that something’s happening and you need to understand why.

Are you overwhelmed because of the routine? Or are you overwhelmed because of change and growth? If you’re overwhelmed because of the routine, we need to make fundamental changes. If you’re overwhelmed because of growth, we need to figure out whether it’s a temporary process or how to grow into a new channel. It’s okay at times to feel challenged and it’s something that’s showing that you’re doing great things. So don’t fret, if you’re a little bit overwhelmed. You may be right on the right path. You might be doing the right things at the right times for the right reasons, so keep doing it.

And if this is speaking to you, check out the McBride for Business blog, and McBride Attorneys blog. Like and follow the R Shawn McBride Fans and Audiences pages on Facebook, and the McBride for Business YouTube channel. And let me know how I can help you. I would love to come in and do some consulting, coaching, training with you and your organization or keynote your next major event. Let me know how I can help. I want to be part of your team and help you do more. R Shawn McBride signing off.

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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. Freeimages.com/photographer Hans-Gunther Dreyer.

 

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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 email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Secret Women in Business

Posted on: October 21st, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

I was recently asked about the secret of women in business. I scratched my head and I was like what is a secret woman in business? As you probably know, I’m a frequent speaker on women’s topics, especially since I gave my TEDx speech on The Advantages of Women in Business Partnerships. I wasn’t sure what these secret women were until it was explained to me. They are some women-owned businesses out there that are called women-owned businesses but are actually run by men.

People do this disingenuous strategy to gain favor in government contracts, lending, or other situations. But these businesses typically are very limited. They can only go so far. When you’re hiding a big secret, like putting a woman in the name as the owner and having a man actually own and operate the business, your façade can only go so long. You can only hide that for so much. I don’t see these businesses too frequently because they usually fester out. They’re great for a tiny business, but as you get bigger, that lack of integrity, that lack of value usually shines through and you don’t get to the scale. Your employees don’t stick around and your customers and vendors figure it out.

Don’t be a secret woman business. Be a woman-owned business. Women can run great businesses. We’ve seen it again and again. Step out. Do the things you can do. What’s been your thoughts? Have you seen businesses that were women-owned businesses in name only? How did it make you feel? Join us in the comments below and let us know your thoughts.

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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. Freeimages.com/photographer Bartlomiej Stroinski.

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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 email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Any Positive Keep in Communication

Posted on: October 20th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about keeping communication open with people who give positive feedback.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you. I want to talk about a simple principle. I saw a video online, and I can’t find the speaker’s name, but if you know who this is, please send me their name. I would love to give him attribution. But there was a speaker who was saying, “If you get one “positive feedback from somebody to keep following up.” And I thought this was a radical concept, and it took me a while to think through it. But I started trying it. And you know what I found? I found people appreciate the follow-up.

Sometimes we have a positive interaction with somebody and then they go cold. We don’t hear from them. We email them about a lead they have for us, or some issue they might need help with, and they just disappear for a while. You know what, and a lot of times it’s just they’re busy in their life and it’s nothing personal, it’s not you being a pest. And so many people think, “Well, I don’t want “to pester people, I don’t want to bother people.” But a lot of people appreciate the follow-up. And now that I’ve been doing this more, I think about it from my side. And there are people that I would love to do business with that I do intend to have a relationship with, that I do want to build with, but they’re pressing on something that’s not as important for me at that moment, so I have to adjust my priorities. So, think about it a little bit. You may be helping somebody by following up.

So if you’ve got positive feedback from them, if they were very happy to meet you, they saw opportunities, keep pushing forward, keep building from it, and keep in touch. As I’ve been doing this, I get surprising results. Sometimes I’ll email somebody multiple times, and they’ll reply back, “Oh, I’ve been thinking about you. I’ve been meaning to reach out. I’m so glad you’ve contacted me now.” All of these things are possible and probable if you keep in touch. So, one positive interaction, if the person expresses an interest in keeping a relationship with you and working with you, keep moving forward until you hear otherwise. You’re not being a pest, you’re helping that person.

If you’re thinking about changing your mindset and doing more, reach out to me. The R. Shawn McBride fans and audience page on Facebook is a great community of motivated business individuals, and I post a lot of videos about great things you can do to manage your business better and execute your plans. Also, check out the McBride for Business YouTube channel, and let me know how I can help you. Maybe I can come and keynote at your next conference or event. Or maybe I can help do some training in your organization, whether with a group or one-on-one with some coaching. Whatever you need, let me know how I can help you. I’m here to be a resource. I hope you enjoy my materials online, and I hope we can talk very soon. I’m R. Shawn McBride signing off, but I will be talking to you very soon.

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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. Freeimages.com/photographer Simon Jackson.

 

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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 email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Don’t Spend Time on Other Programs Until You Have a Plan

Posted on: October 20th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the importance of having a plan.

Hey, folks, Shawn here with you. Got some advice for you. You know there’s a lot of great programs out there from my fellow thought leaders, a lot of wonderful stuff, you know. How do you build a market? How do you build a speaking program? How do you write a book? All of this tremendous information everybody’s got an answer to everybody’s built a business off of that, but you know what? Everybody built a business based on their business model and I’m here to say, don’t start on that path until you have a plan you really want to build.

You know, I talk in my Three 3 of Empowerment program about preparing, planning, and then protecting. We really want to focus on that preparation step, we really want to make sure we’re prepared for where we’re going and we understand what that looks like. And so let’s start with having a vision of the future.

What is this going to look like? Where are you going to? How do you want to spend your time? And then we’re going to work backward. We really want to make sure before you spend a dime with any program that we understand what the vision is and what your life is going to look like and who you want to be. Once we understand where you’re going and what you want things to look like, then we can work back and build an individualized plan. Maybe utilize some of this great training that’s out there. I mean, there’s so much wonderful stuff from some of these thought leaders that can be amazing and you can build a custom program that combines elements of a couple. Honestly, you’re probably going to need two or three of them to really, really shine and do something amazing. But which two or three get combined for your particular recipe; that’s the question. So, before you invest a dime, stop and do the planning.

And that’s something that if you’re interested in, I can work with you on a one-on-one basis with. I’ve worked with other people on this, building their dreams, building their plans, working through their plans. It’s what I’ve done with clients for many, many years, now I’m doing it with entrepreneurs. I’ve executed my plans myself and built two successful businesses. Got a couple more that are spinning off, soon, so we’re really doing some great stuff and I would love to help you.

So, if this is something you might be interested in, check out the McBride for Business Coaching. If not me, find somebody you trust, doesn’t have to be me. Work with somebody to build a plan before you start investing in other people’s programs; really, really step it up, folks, and think about it. McBride for Business Blog has lots of great tips that’ll help you. The McBride for Business YouTube Channel has great videos that’ll help your business. Make sure you like the R. Shawn McBride Fans and Audiences page on Facebook. We’re putting out videos regularly and giving you great information, do more of your business, and be part of that community.

There’s a business evaluation checklist at mcbrideforbusiness.com, make sure you grab that. And I would love to know how I can work with you, whether it’s a keynote at a conference, whether it’s one-on-one training with you about issues like building this plan and really getting you to where you want to be. Or, if it’s training for your organization or bringing together a group of business owners. Whatever you need, let’s talk, reach out to me. I’m R. Shawn McBride, I’ll be talking with you very soon.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business.  

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. Freeimages.com/photographer Andrew Simpson.

 

About the Author

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 email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Investing in Yourself is like Investing in College, But Less Understood

Posted on: October 19th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about investing in yourself to build your brand.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you today, talking about an important concept. Building your brand is like paying to go to college. And the mainstream world gets it, right? We largely embrace college. We hear politicians talking about it. People say, “Oh, college is your best investment.” Everybody wants their child to go to college. Building your brand is very similar, but much less understood. When you’re building your brand, you are putting money into a fund of value for later.

College, what do you get? You get experience. You get some knowledge. You build a network and you position yourself for success. And you certainly get that piece of paper stamped, like those behind me, showing that you’ve done something great and that people should trust you or they should believe in this knowledge information you have. College does that for you.

What does your brand do? Largely the same thing. You don’t get a stamped piece of paper, it’s not formal, but over time people start to understand what you can do, what your capabilities are, what value you are adding to the world, and everything starts to change. So, I want you thinking about that, you know.

I was talking to a business owner recently. They were struggling, they were building a brand, they were doing a great job of it, but they were really, really worried about that. And I told them, it’s like going to college. You’re building it. Now right when you come out of college, you don’t necessarily get that top paying job. You have to then build more skills on top of what you’ve built, and brand building is the same way. You’ve got to keep going. Like Gary Vaynerchuk says, “It’s like building bricks.” You keep laying bricks, laying bricks, laying bricks until you get to something big. Building your brand is like investing in going to college. You are putting money into an asset, an intangible asset that will pay later. So keep doing it.

Do not hesitate and understand that those of us that get it, get it. Those that don’t, don’t. And you don’t have to answer to the whole world. You have to answer to yourself, your marketplace. The economics will drive it. You can see others have done it. You can do it, too. Building your brand is just like investing in going to college. Take some perspective. Don’t be scared.

If this is resonating with you, if you want some more tips for running your business better, check out the McBride for Business YouTube channel. Like and subscribe to the R. Shawn McBride Fan and Audiences pages on Facebook. Get the videos there. Share it with your friends. Tons of value coming at you. Blogs at mcbrideforbusiness.com. McBride Attorney’s Blog, all there to help you. Business Evaluation checklist at McBride for Business. And let me know how I can help you. Send me questions. I’ll do videos on general topics.

And if I can come out and help you one on one, or your teams through some keynoting or coaching or workshops, I’m here for you. I want to know how we can collaborate to do more. Reach out to me. I’m a team player. Let’s work together, R. Shawn McBride. I will see you all very soon and invest in yourselves.

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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. Freeimages.com/photographer Eleanor Rigby.

 

About the Author

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 email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Cost of Bad Books and Records

Posted on: October 19th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the importance of having good records.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you. I’m smiling but I’m not talking about something fun. The cost of bad accounting and bookkeeping – what does it mean? So, if you’ve got an LLC, corporation, even a sole proprietorship, it is critical we keep good books and records. And there’s a number of reasons why.

One of which, is just basic compliance. You know, you have a number of taxing authorities. You’ve got sales and use tax. You’ve got your income tax. You’re going to need records for your taxes.

Number two, you need to make sure you have those records so you understand what’s going on in your business. How profitable are you? Where are you spending your money? Where are the opportunities at? We want to understand all of these things.

Number three is we are usually statutorily required to keep these records. So if you’re running an LLC or a corporation, you’ve got a legal requirement to do it. And in some cases, when the partners get into a dispute or there’s a contention with the investors, these books and records need to be produced. And if you don’t have them in order, you’ve got a problem, because, you’re required to keep them. So you want to make sure you’re doing what you’re required to do because this could turn into a law suit. It could turn very expensive, and it could make you look very bad because it doesn’t look like you’re managing your company correctly if you’re not keeping books and records.

I don’t think you need to be a lawyer to figure out how a court is going to handle the fact that the person managing the company is not keeping proper books and records. It’s going to be a real problem. So we really want to make sure we have good books and records for that reason.

And then the fourth reason we want to keep good books and records is we could end up in a situation where we have an acquisition that’s unexpected and it comes to us. If we have good books and records, we’re ready to answer that offer. We can figure out whether it makes economic sense or not. If we don’t have our books and records, we’re probably going to lose the offer. So, you may as well not even get it. I mean, you work hard to build a business. Somebody thinks they want to buy it. Maybe it’s even an attractive offer. If you don’t have the books and records ready, you’re going to spook that buyer and you’re not going to do great things.

So, we really want to build this thing from the foundation up. And as we’re building the business, we got to keep the books and records. It can cause a lot of litigation problems. It can cause misunderstandings. It can be very expensive and cost us lost opportunities. So books and record are critical. Start from day one.

I talk about this in my book, “Business Blunders.” www.mcbridebook.com. If this is something that’s resonating with you, let me know. This is something we could talk about and through some coaching. You know, I also come out and I work with groups through workshops and keynotes. Whatever you need, to really step your business up. You let me know what your organization needs and we can help you do things the right way. So, let me know what you need.

I’m here for you. Go to McBride for Business youtube channel and subscribe. And get to the R Shawn McBride fans and audiences page. Like it. Share it. Get your friends involved in this message. Let them see these videos. Compare notes. Work on your businesses together. And then come to me and let me know how I can help you. You have a general question, send it in. I can make a video for those. And if it’s something custom, we can set up some one on one time and get that worked out. Or I can talk about coming out to your group or organization and really make a huge impact. And we really want you doing the things you need to do.

I’m here to help you. If you’re that CEO that feels like your people aren’t listening to you, I can come in and talk to them and kind of break that mold. Be the outside source. So, let me know what I can do for you. R Shawn McBride signing off. I will talk with you very soon.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business.  

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. Freeimages.com/photographer elvis santana.

 

About the Author

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 email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Why You Need to Think of Investors are a Second Line of Business and How That Can Help You Make Good Investments

Posted on: October 18th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about investors as your second line of business.

Hey, everyone, it’s Shawn here. Talking today about why you need to think about investors as a second line of business and why doing so can make you make really good investment decisions. So, a long time ago one of the lawyers I work with, a great guy, told me that you have to think of being in the investment business or having investors in your business as a second line of business. And not only now do you have your core business, the thing you’re raising your money from and doing great things with, but you have a second line of business of keeping those investors happy and explaining what’s going on.

Investors should generally want a lot of information. The most sophisticated investors have documents they require, even timelines, and they are going to be looking over your shoulder at what you’re doing to make sure you’re doing a great job. So it’s a lot of work to bring in an investor and you want to do it right. You want to understand how that looks and what’s going to happen when that investor comes in there. So you want to be ready for being in a second line of business. This means good procedures, good controls, the right staff, and the ability to get these reports out on time because if you don’t do that, you’re going to upset your investor. And so you need to understand how this second line of business is going to work. You need business processes and systems around it.

And guess what? Bringing in investors costs money because you have additional compliance costs, you’re going to be preparing these reports. You’re going to spend time interfacing with the investor which is going to take you away from your core business. So you want to understand all that from the beginning – that you’re going into a second line of business. You want to have a business plan almost, for how to interface with the business. What is my staffing, what is my budget, how does it look, and how does it work? You build all of that and now you’re doing something great.

If you’re dealing with management challenges in your business and you’re growing and you’re working for challenges you’re just the kind of person we’d love to talk to. You are meeting the profile of clients I work with and I’ve been pumping out lots of free content for people like you. So subscribe to the McBride for Business YouTube channel, get these videos sent to you regularly. Go to The R. Shawn public page on Facebook, like it, be a fan, and we will make you part of our community. Let me know what you’re struggling with. When I hear enough of it I create videos for it so everybody can benefit.

And of course, check out our blog at www.mcbrideforbusiness.com and www.mcbrideattorneys.com, both are going to have great information for you on managing your business. And if you haven’t taken the time to do it yet, get the business valuation checklist at McBride for Business I think it will help you do more with your business. Let me know how I can help you. R. Shawn McBride signing off for today.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business.  

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. Freeimages.com/photographer Gregory Kazarian.

 

About the Author

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 email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Time Issues are One of Two Things

Posted on: October 18th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently discussed what to do when you are out of time.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you. Are you feeling like you’re always out of time? Do you feel like there’s just not enough to get things done? Are you really struggling? Well, I can tell you from my years of experience working with many businesses and growing my own business, usually, if you’re out of time, you have one of two problems. Very simple, let’s break it down. The answer will be a little more complex, but we can really get to the root cause of the problem very quickly.

# 1 If you’re feeling like you’re out of time, you have a lack of priorities. And now this is hard to say because most people want to say, “Oh, well I know what my priorities are. I have everything in balance.” Now, if you knew exactly where you should be spending your time and how you should be allocating your time, you would know exactly where to be, and you would not feel stress. You would feel like you’re in the right place, at the right time.

Many of us have difficulties because priorities move and they adjust. So, we want to have that clear 10-year vision of where we’re going, that I talk about in my other materials when we’re doing The 3 Laws of Empowerment or otherwise, we want to know where we’re going in 10 years. And if you haven’t checked that out, check out my video series R. Shawn McBride fans page on Facebook or McBride for Business YouTube. And we really talk about having that clear 10-year vision. Moving from that clear 10-year vision to individual days, weeks and months. We know what’s important, and we know what’s not important. Now, things will shift. Things will happen unexpectedly. Those will cause stresses, but then we need to get back to our priorities. And that’s how we’re going to get back on track of being happy again.

If you’re feeling that stress, don’t know what to do, don’t know what to do first. It’s a lack of priorities. You’ve got to figure out what the priorities are. What’s most important to you and your future? And it can be hard. Some things are indeterminate, right? You don’t know what some things are going to return and what some things aren’t. But get back to priorities.

# 2 If you’re feeling this kind of stress, you may have trouble saying no. A lot of people that feel stressed, overwhelmed, or out of time, have a hard time saying no. They can’t say no to that friend that’s asking to go to dinner. They can’t say no to that client that asks for a little favor. They can’t say no to that business friend that needs a little extra help on a project. So, learning your boundaries and getting to say no, will make a huge difference in getting your time under control.

So, it’s really two things. Look back. I almost can guarantee that any of time stresses you’re having are either a lack of priority or the inability to say no. So, look at your root cause. What’s causing it in your world, and how can you do better?

Let me know. Write me a note. Let me know if this is true. Let me know if you disagree. I would love to hear your comments. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Give us a thumbs up, thumbs down. Let us know how we’re doing. And then check out the R. Shawn McBride fans and audiences pages on Facebook, which is there for you – people like you that are building a business, doing great things. Join our group. Get some great videos daily, and learn about what’s going on. Talk to other like-minded individuals. Move your business to the next level.

And of course, if I can help you with some coaching, training for your organization, I would love to talk about that. Or some one-on-one work with you, the business owner, to get you to your dreams, that would be awesome. Reach out to me. R. Shawn McBride, I’m here for you. I hope to talk to you very soon.

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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. Freeimages.com/photographer andre Petrov.

 

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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 email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Time Management and Productivity Book

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about his new book coming out soon!

Shawn McBride with you here live from National Speakers Association in Tampa, Florida. And earlier today, I made a mistake. I accidentally let people know that we’ve got a book coming out. Shannon Greg and I are going to be co-authoring a book on time management and productivity tips.

Why is this so cutting edge? Well, for years people have been asking me how do I get so much done, how do I get the things done that I do. How do I run a law firm, run a speaking business and also get out there and interface with people and do consulting work and business strategy work and still have a social life, how do you do all that? Well, I’ve built these things over time. I’ve developed the tools, I’ve developed the techniques and I’ve done it and I’ve been wanting a way to put this in words. And then Shannon and I started working together and it became apparent this was the thing to do. She has a great expertise in sales, productivity, getting things done. You put these two together and we’ve got the formula.

We’re fast tracking this book, coming out this fall. It’s going to be cutting edge stuff. I spilled the beans earlier today, now the word’s out there. Start looking for it, we’re going to be talking about it. It’s going to make a huge difference in your life when this comes out, so be on the lookout. It’s coming, it’s going to be a game changer. Make sure you reach out to us, start signing up for advanced copies. We’ll have some book launch activities coming up in the fall, too. So, looking forward to bringing this to you. Sorry, I spilled the beans a little early, but it’s a win for everybody. We’re looking forward to bringing you great tips to help you do more in your business.

Make sure you like the R. Shawn McBride Fans and Audiences page on Facebook if you’re not already over there. Check it out and hope to see you at a future event soon. If I can help you with some keynoting or other stuff, let me know. If you need that productivity expert that wants to step your game up to the next level, get your sales going, get those systems in place, reach out to Shannon – Shannon Greg. You’ll find her on Facebook as well. You’ll see here through my links. So, we’ll be talking with you soon. We’re looking forward, we’re very excited about bringing this out to you. Talk to you soon.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business.  

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. Freeimages.com/photographer Chris Johnson. 

 

About the Author

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 email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

Check us out on the web.
Get Shawn’s latest book.
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