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Strategic Planning:  Knowing Your Long-Term Direction

June 6, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

You would think that every company would have a strategic plan.  Not so.

When I speak to CEOs and other business leaders you’d be surprised how few actually have a plan. When I say “plan” I mean more than a plan to keep their job and get through the next few years. I mean a real “plan” where they are … Read the rest

Strategic Planning: The Importance of Priorities

June 4, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

***NOTE:  This is a series of articles on strategic planning. The Our Shawn’s speeches focus on how to Do Business Effectively() and he shares some of his insights. For bookings go to www.yourbusinessspeaker.com.***

Strategic planning doesn’t just happen. And it’s more than just looking at where you are now and doing a projection for the future.  Good strategic planning requires … Read the rest

Your Reaction to Partnerships Often Shows Your Level of Sophistication

June 3, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

“All partnerships are bad!”  This is a common reaction I hear when I give presentations on partnerships or having multiple people involved in a business.

I also sometimes here “I couldn’t have this business without my partner.”

How can such extreme reactions come from similar – successful – business people?

It all depends on the perspective.

It’s Not the Baseball Read the rest

Branding Test

June 2, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

You may have noticed I am running a branding test. Recently I have been changing references to my name from “R. Shawn McBride” to “The Our Shawn”.

The Our Shawn was actually suggested by a few of my fans a couple of years ago. And I was finally ready to own a name that no one else has.  (There are … Read the rest

Strategic Planning:  How Do Planning and Action Interplay?

June 1, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

***NOTE:  This is a series of this article on shifting your business into the fastlane.  These are quick tips from McBride For Business’ Fastlane program available here.***

I see two big lines in business that divide the successful and the unsuccessful:

The action vs. certainty line; and The planning vs. no planning line.

When you get both action and … Read the rest

Fastlane:  Don’t Forget the Ethics

May 31, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

***NOTE: This is a series of articles on shifting your business into the fastlane. These are quick tips adapted from McBride For Business’ Fastlane program. The complete program is available here.***

The Fastlane is fun!  Who doesn’t want to do more of what they love?  And make a profit too? It’s what our Fastlane Course is all about.

But … Read the rest

Fastlane:  Productivity Comes After The Hard Work

May 30, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

Fastlane:  Productivity Comes After The Hard Work

***NOTE: This is a series of articles on shifting your business into the fastlane. These are quick tips adapted from McBride For Business’ Fastlane program. The complete program is available here.***

Raise your hand if you been to a workshop put on by someone that is successful in business?

I imagine seeing … Read the rest

The Fastlane: Laying the Foundation for Growth

May 29, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

Fastlane:  Don’t Start Too Soon On Sales and Marketing

***NOTE: This is a series of articles on shifting your business into the fastlane. These are quick tips adapted from McBride For Business’ Fastlane program. The complete program is available here.

For those of you that have successful businesses I suggest you think of each new project in your business … Read the rest

How are you balancing things?

May 28, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

How are you balancing things on Memorial Day?

I am wishing you an enjoyable holiday weekend.  I know Memorial Day comes with a have message. Some people gave their lives to defend the US to be free to do the types of things we do this weekend.

For me I am enjoying some time outside and getting some work done.… Read the rest

Why are you called “The Our Shawn” now?

May 27, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

Why are people calling you “The Our Shawn”?

You may have noticed that on LinkedIn and Twitter my account now says “The Our Shawn.”

This is a natural evolution of branding.

Starting out in speaking everyone called me “Shawn McBride” which is a fine name. But there are other speakers named Shawn McBride.

Since I use my middle name I … Read the rest


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