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Contracts Are Just A List of Promises

December 9, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Hi, folks! Shawn here with you. I want to talk to you about contracts and what they are and I really want to break it down. Now, we’re going to get a little legal here. Many of you know, I’m a lawyer, I’m licensed in 12 states, and DC. But, I’m not your lawyer. So, I’m not advising you here, … Read the rest

If You Build it, Will They Come?

December 8, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Most of us have heard that famous quote from the movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.” Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, was encouraged to build a baseball field in the middle of nowhere, Iowa so that legendary baseball players could show up and play. He was told, “If you build it, they will come.” … Read the rest

Finding Your Next Big Goal

December 8, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

In The 3 Laws of Empowerment, many of the principles are geared towards achieving goals and getting to a certain place. Occasionally, I will get the question, “What if I don’t have goals? What if I don’t know where I’m going?” This is perfectly okay.

In today’s culture and environment, it is not uncommon for people to get caught up … Read the rest

Get Partnerships Right in the Beginning

December 7, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Partnerships, partnerships, partnerships. They are all around, but how do we get them right in the beginning? How do we start them off on the right foot? How do we make sure they are successful? The key to a most successful partnership is to have clarity of understanding early on. There needs to be an alignment, and the partners need … Read the rest

Let’s Do More for Women in Business

December 7, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about women in business.

Hey, folks, it’s Shawn here bringing you a message I love, and that’s let’s do more for women in business. You know, I gave a TEDx Talk on the advantages of women in business. We have a link back to TEDx where we have a copy of the video. If … Read the rest

Building and Believing in the Power of your Network

December 6, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

This is my shocking confession: I do very little. Shocking, but in some ways true. We’ve talked about leveraging our teams, and when I speak in those terms, we are typically talking about our internal teams.

There is also leverage to be had from our external teams, our networks. I accomplish very little on my own because I am always … Read the rest

Recruiting Employees From Competitors

December 6, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about recruiting from your competitors and what employees want.

Folks, Shawn here with you. Maybe you’re thinking about recruiting employees from your competitor. And you know what, this can be a very good strategy because those people already have information and knowledge about your industry. They may be up to speed. Assuming there’s not non-disclosures … Read the rest

What Revenues Prove

December 5, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the importance of revenue.

Hi folks, I’m Shawn. I’m back with you again and I’m talking about what does revenue prove? You know, if you are going out there, if you’re building a company, a lot of times investors will want to see revenue. A lot of times they want to see a … Read the rest

Growth: Pushing Against the Edge

December 5, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

I recently attended Heroic Public Speaking by Michael Port, a conference for the speaking industry. As you know, I speak frequently.

During the conference, Michael Port shared his thoughts on growth. He said that when you are going through growth, you are often pushing against the limit. You are often against an edge. You are often at your capacity. … Read the rest

Where is the Value of Your Business?

December 4, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

One of the keys, when growing and building a business, is determining where the value is, and it may not be where you think. Most people are building a business to increase their wealth, to create financial security, to be successful. Later, if you have a buyer for your business, they are going to be interested in your value.

Recently … Read the rest


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