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Book Review: The Dan Sullivan Question

June 23, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about his review of the book, The Dan Sullivan Question.

Everyone, R. Shawn McBride with you here. Want to talk to you today about a book I recently read, doing book reviews here periodically. This one here is called The Dan Sullivan Question. And for those of you that are familiar with Dan Sullivan, he … Read the rest

Visioning: Setting Your Goals

June 23, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

It’s very important that we have a vision for the future. We need that to set our goals.

I talk a lot about planning. Many of my speeches center around planning or the execution of planning, www.RShawnMcBrideLive.com/Presentations, and having a vision is part and parcel of the planning process. You need to know what your goals are. You need to … Read the rest

Your Business Without You: What Does It Look Like?

June 22, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the importance of planning for the future.

Hey, folks, it’s Shawn here with you, and I’ve got another tough question for you. Really, what would your business look like without you? Stop, pause, think for a second. What would it be like if you weren’t there? Probably a mess for many of you. Probably … Read the rest

One Message: Multiple Ways of Delivery

June 22, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

How many hats do you wear?

Sometimes I’m asked about my businesses. There’s McBride for Business, my strategy firm. There’s McBride Attorneys, my law firm. There’s www.RShawnMcBrideLive.com, my business for speakers. And I’m an author. So, it’s legitimate for people to ask me how it all fits together.

The answer is simple. I have one message but multiple ways … Read the rest

The Marketing Blender on the McBride For Business Live Podcast

June 21, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke with Dacia Coffey with The Marketing Blender on a two-part podcast. The first transcript is a rare, behind the scene look at making a live podcast.

R. Shawn McBride: Live podcast so…

Dacia: I am so excited to be here.

R. Shawn McBride: Awesome.

Dacia: Like you and I are known for kind of chasing … Read the rest

Different People, Different Strengths

June 21, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Remember those group projects in high school where one student likely did most of the research, and one insisted on designing the tri-fold display poster just-so, and one didn’t do much at all? How was the teacher to grade? We have a version of that in the business world: Bringing together partnerships.

We’ve talked a lot about partnerships in our Read the rest

Book Review: The Self-Managing Company by Dan Sullivan

June 20, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride reviewed a book by Dan Sullivan.

Hi, everyone. Shawn here with you. I’m bringing another resource to you. As you know I do book reviews here. Today we’re reviewing another book by Dan Sullivan The Self-Managing Company.

So as many of you know, I’m a student of Strategic Coach. Great group over there. They really help business … Read the rest

Your Way Isn’t the Only Way

June 20, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Queen Elsa hit the right note in the animated Disney movie Frozen. “Let it go. Let it go.”

We business owners see ourselves as the decision-makers. We end up feeling the need to be in control and, to some extent, to be responsible for everything in our business.

It’s distracting. It’s unnecessary.

We need to accept that our way isn’t … Read the rest

Get the Right People Involved at the Beginning

June 19, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the risk involved when the right people are not engaged from the beginning. Here is the transcript.

Good morning everybody. R. Shawn McBride with you here live, and I’m talking about getting the right people involved at the right time. Working on a transaction right now with a client. An international client. They’ve got … Read the rest

Don’t Look Back at Sunk Costs

June 19, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Back in my days as an accounting and finance undergrad, I was taught that sunk costs are irrelevant. It took a long time for the concept to sink in. But it’s powerful, and I use it again and again and again.

Unfortunately, too many people in the business world don’t understand this fundamental concept. Basically: Anything you’ve paid for up … Read the rest

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