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One Small Thing That Can Change Your Life

Posted on: March 31st, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

On March 12, 2017, R. Shawn McBride explains how we can do better in the future in our business by doing one small thing. https://www.facebook.com/rshawnmcbridepublic/videos/1449517495080152/

Shawn McBride here, live from Maryland. I wanted to talk with you today about one small thing that you can do that can change your life. Really, really interesting stuff for us here. I’ve been having a lot of conversations this week, and I have something that can really change our lives. So, for those of you listening, let me know where you’re talking from and what issues you’re facing. A recurring theme this week is how we can do better in the future. How can we get the lives we want? A lot of it comes down to visioning. You’d be shocked how many CEOs, executives, and successful people I talk to might have a one-year plan, might have a two-year plan, but very few have a 10-year or a 20-year plan. And that’s where we need to start.

When people come to me now and say, “I want to be successful. I want to make a lot of money. I want to build this business,” I don’t even want to start a conversation. I don’t even want to work with them and help them until I know where they’re going 10 or 20 years in the future. I need to know what they want and what’s authentic to them, and then we can work backwards. I’ve learned over the years that is one of the keys to success. Yes, you can hit short home runs, sometimes get one right away, but if you’re going to do it again, and again, and again, if you’re going to be really, really successful and really build your business, you need to know who you are, what your dreams are, and what you’re building. You really need to have that vision. I want everybody thinking about that.

It’s really simple; start with who you are. Write down your age in 10 years, and then go into great detail about what you want your life to look like. How do you want to spend your time? Who do you want around you? What do you want your relationships to look like? Where do you want to be economically, emotionally, and spiritually? Go into great detail about where you are 10 years from now. When you do that, you can make decisions consistent with it, and you can build to it. We’ll talk more about this in the future, but it’s a key concept that we want to be building for the future. We want to be increasing our visions, and we want to work in more and more details towards what we want, and that’s going to help us a ton in the future.

Share with me where you want to be in 10 years with the comments below. Let me know. I would love if you would like my Facebook page. Let your friends know about it. Then more importantly, write to me and tell me about media outlets that could use this message of visioning. I would love private messages about media outlets that could use my input on visioning. That would help us spread this word and get more people involved in our community, more people doing great things, and we can all work together to help each other. I’m Shawn McBride. Let me know how I can help you. Send me some messages and comments.

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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 Griszka Niewiadomski.

 

About the Author

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

 

Check us out on the web at www.mcbrideforbusiness.com, www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/3laws

Get Shawn’s latest book: www.mcbridebook.com

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Partnership Breakup Insurance

Posted on: March 31st, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

What if there was a product on the market that allowed you to insure your company in case of a partnership breakup? What if you could go to your local insurance company, pay a premium every year, and know that your value and wealth was protected if you and your partners were to go in different directions?

It would seem like a good idea to have this insurance, right? I mean, we all really know deep down there’s a chance that partners will disagree. It’s rare for two people to go for any extended period of time without getting into a disagreement. With so many marriages ending in disagreement and divorce, we could only imagine what percentage of partnerships end up in disagreement and separation. My guess has long been that it’s probably a higher percent of partnerships that end up in business divorces than marriages end up in divorces.

It’s much easier to walk away from a business partnership, and business partnerships are expected to end at some point, whereas marriages, theoretically, should last a lifetime.

It would be such a great idea to be able to have this insurance and so many people would get it. So, why doesn’t it exist on the market?

Well, I think there are a few reasons.

First, it would be hard for the insurance companies to assess the risk of disagreement. Which partnerships are going to disagree and which won’t? I think insurers would tell you it would be hard for them to tell because it’s so uncertain. Just like me, as an attorney, I have a hard time assessing which partnerships are going to disagree and which won’t. Everybody thinks they’re going to agree, but some percentage of them do end up in disagreements.

Second, the insurance companies would have a hard time setting premiums on this because, unfortunately, partnership disagreements are just all too common. They happen regularly. It would be like getting insurance for getting the roof on your house replaced as part of periodic maintenance. We all know we’re going to have to replace our roof at some point. An insurance company wouldn’t take that risk. Of course, I know insurance companies do cover this loss in the event of a storm or other catastrophic event – but those can be predicted with probability tables.

What do we do if this insurance product doesn’t exist? If we can’t run out to our insurance company and get disagreement insurance?

The key is careful planning within your partnership documents. We’ve talked in prior blogs about what to consider in partnership documents to deal with the possibility of disagreement, and we want to be thinking in those terms. We want to know that disagreement is possible. We want to be realistic, and we want to put plans in place. One of the key things you want to do is make sure that you have a path forward in the event of a disagreement and that the value is protected.

I tell my legal clients (www.mcbrideattorneys.com), “I would rather have partners walk away with a check that they’re unhappy with than walk away after a litigation with zero left from the company.” It’s really smart planning to understand that a disagreement is possible and to have a mechanism to end that disagreement and keep the wealth of the business before a disagreement.

What’s been your experience with disagreement planning? Would you buy ‘partnership split up’ insurance if it was available? What are your thoughts on this potential product? Join us in the comments below and let us know.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business:  www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/BlogGift

 

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 mailsparky.

 

About the Author

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

 

Check us out on the web at www.mcbrideforbusiness.com, www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/3laws

Get Shawn’s latest book: www.mcbridebook.com

Add us on Twitter: @McBrideForBus #McbrideForBusiness #3LawsofEmpowerment

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Disagreement: How do we Know Whether it’s Temporary or Permanent?

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

We work a lot with business partnerships at McBride For Business (www.mcbrideforbusiness.com). One of the things that are inherent in all partnerships is that at some point in the business partnership’s life there will be a disagreement.

Partners are simply going to go in different directions: the business is going to evolve, and unexpected situations are going to come up. It’s very rare to see a partnership that doesn’t have some degree of disagreement on a frequent basis. Now, for some partnerships, things can be negotiated, the partnership can continue to move forward – and that is the best outcome in most cases. However, in some cases, the disagreement becomes bigger, and the partners are not able to move forward.

For the early stages of a disagreement, how do we know which one we’re dealing with – a temporary or permanent one? How do we know whether it’s a big disagreement that’s going to last forever, or whether it’s a small disagreement which may be forgotten a year from now?

I think one of the keys is to look at values. Trace back and determine why is this disagreement happening. Is it a strategic disagreement, a different perspective, or are there fundamental values at stake here? Are the partners perhaps disagreeing because they have different fundamental values or different outlooks on life?

It could be as simple as a work-life balance or the number of hours the partners want to contribute to the business. It could be customer service values, the amount of time and energy put into the customers, and it could be values over employees versus owner’s profit sharing.

There could be a lot of reasons why value differences come up.

If you’re in a disagreement and you’re trying to figure out whether it’s going to be a long-term permanent disagreement or a short-term passing disagreement one of the keys is to analyze why the disagreement’s happening, more than just a surface level, but what’s going on behind the scenes.

What’s been your experience with disagreement? Have you seen these before? Have you dug down to figure out whether it was a value-based or another disagreement? Join us in the comments below and let us know your experience with disagreement.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business:  www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/BlogGift

 

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 Camila Schnaibel.

 

About the Author

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

 

Check us out on the web at www.mcbrideforbusiness.com, www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/3laws

Get Shawn’s latest book: www.mcbridebook.com

Add us on Twitter: @McBrideForBus #McbrideForBusiness #3LawsofEmpowerment

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mcbrideforbusiness/?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

Lost The Big Picture

Posted on: March 29th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

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

https://www.facebook.com/rshawnmcbridepublic/videos/1454473241251244/

 

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.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business:  www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/BlogGift

 

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 (www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/3laws), gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can reach R. Shawn McBride at info@mcbrideforbusiness.com or (214) 418-0258.

 

Check us out on the web at www.mcbrideforbusiness.com, www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/3laws

Get Shawn’s latest book: www.mcbridebook.com

Add us on Twitter: @McBrideForBus #McbrideForBusiness #3LawsofEmpowerment

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You Need to Implement

Posted on: March 29th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

We’re living in a world of ideas. It’s a knowledge-based economy. There’s no doubt that the key to success these days is having great thoughts. But there’s another step beyond that and it’s the implementation, making sure things get into place to do what needs to be done. It’s wonderful to have thoughts and ideas, but you need to have an implementation. You need to have ways to make things happen.

What’s the process with your team? Do you have a way to take great thoughts and put them into action? How do you evolve your organization over time?

I think the answer is a little bit different for every company. You need to have flexibility, freedom, and you need to know that we’re going to implement things when there are new ideas. You need a process, to transfer thoughts through to approval and then implementation. Just having thoughts adds no value to your business. Having thoughts that turn into action, can make all the difference. You need to have a way to implement them. We’ve talked in prior blogs (http://www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/blog/working-through-…llow-your-growth/) about how it makes sense to implement massive changes in a scaled fashion, a piece at a time so that each change can get implemented, tested, and then rolled out to bigger and bigger platforms.

Regardless of what’s going on in your business, you need to think in terms of implementation. Innovation is key. We’re in a changing world, and we all must get behind change. But we also need to get behind implementation to make things really happen.

What’s been your experience? How have you made things happen in your organization? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your experience.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business:  www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/BlogGift

 

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 iammi-z.

 

About the Author

R. The 3 Laws of Empowerment (www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/3laws), gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can reach R. Shawn McBride at info@mcbrideforbusiness.com or (214) 418-0258.

 

Check us out on the web at www.mcbrideforbusiness.com, www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/3laws

Get Shawn’s latest book: www.mcbridebook.com

Add us on Twitter: @McBrideForBus #McbrideForBusiness #3LawsofEmpowerment

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When to Hire: 3 Simple Steps for Making an Analysis

Posted on: March 28th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

One of the hardest decisions many business owners face is when to hire. When to go to that next level and when to bring more help in. It’s usually a very uncomfortable decision because, of course, hiring has costs and the benefits are not immediate. It takes a while before the new employee gets up to speed before they help the team grow and produce revenue. Many business owners struggle about when to hire.

The key is this: when your team is overworked, and they’re doing too much, and there are things that you know add economic value that isn’t being done then it’s time to hire.

If your team’s not doing things of economic value, then you can restructure your team’s goals, remove some unnecessary items, and get more focused. But if your team’s doing the things they need to do and you know that they’re missing opportunities to produce revenue for you, then it’s time to hire. Bringing somebody in to fill those gaps will let them create that revenue.

Here’s a step-by-step approach:

First, assess what’s currently going on. What is your team doing? What are they not doing? What’s being missed? What is that costing you in terms of revenue? You want to try to put numbers on things. Who’s not being telephoned? What customers are not being followed up with? What is not being implemented because you don’t have enough team members? What’s happening on the customer satisfaction standpoint? What opportunities are being lost?

Second, look at this with a critical eye. Some of this stuff is hard to quantify. But if you stop and do an analysis, I bet you can put numbers on this. What does it cost to lose a customer? What does it cost not to reach out for that next opportunity? What does it cost to not fully utilize your infrastructure?

Finally, once you start understanding these numbers, you can then easily make a quantified decision on whether to hire or not hire somebody. Don’t hire just because you’re busy, but hire because big things aren’t getting done or important things are being missed.

What’s been your experience with the hiring and firing decision? Have you struggled with this? How have you made the decision of who to include and who not to include in your company? Join us in the comments below and let us know your thoughts.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business:  www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/BlogGift

 

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 Tom Albrighton.

 

About the Author

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

 

Check us out on the web at www.mcbrideforbusiness.com, www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/3laws

Get Shawn’s latest book: www.mcbridebook.com

Add us on Twitter: @McBrideForBus #McbrideForBusiness #3LawsofEmpowerment

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mcbrideforbusiness/?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Empowered Individuals Are So Critical to Team Success

Posted on: March 28th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

When you think of a team, you think of a collective group of people working together and shared goals. What’s good for each is good for everyone. Sayings such as, “There’s no ‘I’ in team” give notions of no one on a team looking out for themselves.

While this is a great thought, it’s not the real world. If we’re going to have successful teams, those teams are going to be comprised of individuals: individuals with unique personalities, unique working styles, unique goals and different values in life. There really is no one person pushing in one direction. Everybody’s working on their individual objectives but for a combined better good. For instance, in the case of a football team, if everybody wanted to be the quarterback, the football team would struggle and they wouldn’t be able to win football games.

Thankfully, there’s a coach, and the coach puts everybody into a position. Some people are offensive linemen, some receivers, and some get to be a quarterback. But, everybody plays their individual role. If you’re familiar with the modern NFL, and free agency rules, each player is trying to do the best they can at their individual position because that’s going to mean better contracts in the future, keeping their job, and a score of opportunities.  The side effect is it’s great for the team.

Now, moving back to our business world, we want to have our team members engaged, doing what they’re great at, doing what they love. With a coordinated playbook, everybody shouldn’t be doing the same thing, and everybody should be looking out for own individual good.

In my speech, The 3 Laws of Empowerment For High-Growth Companies (www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/presentations), I talk about the process of empowerment and how empowering team members to fulfill their dreams and their goals can mean a greater outcome for the entire organization. Forward thinking companies really get it.

If team members are fighting hard to do the things they want to do in their lives, in their careers, the team will do more. You need to celebrate the individual skills, talents, and abilities of your team members and tailor positions and roles to them. Build a team around everybody’s greatness. Let everybody focus on doing what they do best, and soon you’ll find your team is doing amazing things in a very coordinated fashion.

Don’t be afraid to bring somebody in to help the team think about being more empowered and doing more. Don’t be afraid of losing your employees. Be afraid if your employees are being stagnant and costing you lots of money. Empowered employees will do more for you.

What’s been your experience? Have you seen organizations that have clung to their employees and held them back with a misguided notion of the team? Have you seen other organizations that are wildly successful by capitalizing on everybody’s individual talents and abilities? Let us know your experience in the comments below.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business:  www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/BlogGift

 

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 jaylopez.

 

About the Author

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

 

Check us out on the web at www.mcbrideforbusiness.com, www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/3laws

Get Shawn’s latest book: www.mcbridebook.com

Add us on Twitter: @McBrideForBus #McbrideForBusiness #3LawsofEmpowerment

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mcbrideforbusiness/?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

50 State Tour, Why Me

Posted on: March 27th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

 

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about his upcoming 50 State Tour and why he is the right person for this tour. Here is the transcript:

https://www.facebook.com/rshawnmcbridepublic/videos/1453510348014200/

Hey everybody. R. Shawn McBride with you here live from the Daytona Beach area in Florida. I wanted to touch base with you. Recently, I was talking about my 50 State Tour. For those of you that haven’t been familiar with it, we are going to do a 50 State Tour of Business. I’m going to go to all 50 states. I’m going to interview at least four business owners in every state about different categories of business. We’re going to collect a great body of knowledge for all of us, and we’re going to learn about what people are doing well in business and how it’s going to build.

Recently, somebody asked me a very interesting question. “Why you for the 50 State Tour?” I don’t think they meant it in a demeaning way, and I don’t think they meant, “You’re not qualified,” but it raised the idea, other people might have a similar question. Why would Shawn McBride be doing this tour and why not somebody else? I think there’s a couple of reasons.

Number one, I have the background. Being a corporate attorney, working with people on their plans, very important stuff, the continuity of their business, their partnerships, getting capital for their business. All these things. Everything I’ve done in my career has surrounded around planning, and with my financial background as a CPA attorney, really I’m well-geared to do it. I have the ability. I’m a very organized person.

A lot of people think a 50 State Tour would be overwhelming for them. We have systems and processes in place in our business that will allow us to do the 50 State Tour successfully without being an undue burden. It really is built into what we’re already doing. It’s additional work, but it fits into what we’re doing.

Additionally, I have the want to do this. Not everybody’s going to want to take the time and the attention to do the 50 State Tour. I’m really excited about the outcome. I’m really excited about getting to the end of the 50 State Tour, seeing what we learn, bringing those lessons to audiences. My abilities as a public speaker and being a host on a podcast, these things are going to allow me to do the tour better, so that’s why. It’s nothing about we’re better than anybody else or whatever.

This 50 State Tour’s a really great fit for where we are in business. I’ve always had a national view of the world. I view us all working together in business. The way our business has come together and evolved, McBride for Business is very well positioned to support and to help us do the 50 State Tour, so that’s why. I’m very excited about it.

Now, I’m going to ask for your help. I’d really like you to help spread the word about the 50 State Tour. I need people to know about this. We need quality companies to apply. If you go to www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/50states, you could see about the tour. We’d really love to get some quality companies applying to be part of the tour.

We’re looking for sponsors as well. That will add the fuel to the fire. Sponsors are an additional thing that will allow us to support it. We can do some great tie-ins for them, really get them some fantastic exposure and get them in front of a great audience, so we’re interested in that as well. Sponsors and companies at that point are the key. Of course, if you want to follow the tour, feel free to do so. I’ll drop the link below.

Go on over to www.mcbrideforbusiness/50states. Sign up for our campaign. You’ll get some information about what’s going on as we do, but get some quality companies out there. Spread the word. Share this video. Tell some other companies to apply. Tell them why Shawn McBride person is the right person to be doing this. Get them signed up for an interview and apply, so that we can get some great companies off there to get this thing ready to roll in the right direction.

All right, everybody. Talk to you all again soon. Got some exciting videos coming up, so stay subscribed to the channel. Really looking forward to bringing you some new exciting stuff here in the next couple of days and weeks. All right. Talk to you soon. Shawn McBride signing off here.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business:  www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/BlogGift

 

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 Pontus Edenberg.

 

About the Author

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

 

Check us out on the web at www.mcbrideforbusiness.com, www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/3laws

Get Shawn’s latest book: www.mcbridebook.com

Add us on Twitter: @McBrideForBus #McbrideForBusiness #3LawsofEmpowerment

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mcbrideforbusiness/?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

Don’t be Scared to Hire

Posted on: March 27th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

I recently had a long conversation with a business owner who’s just starting to grow their business. They were struggling with the, “Do I hire or do I not hire?” business decision.

Essentially, their business has grown to a certain size, and they were at the point where they were running out of time. They also didn’t have quite enough revenue to hire an employee, and they were trying to make a decision on whether they should hire that employee or whether they should tough it out. After a long decision, they started leaning towards hiring the employee. Here’s why hiring an employee in this type of situation is often a great idea.

You aren’t going to be able to do it all on your own as a business owner. There’s going to be limitations, and it’s going to limit your ability to specialize if you don’t have more employees involved. By bringing in an employee, even if you can’t afford it upfront, you’re going to be able to use that employee to do the things they’re great at, and you’re going to be able to do the things you’re great at, which is going to allow you to grow your business even more.

Plus, it allows you to start building systems and processes, which are going to pay huge dividends in the future. So, if you’re sitting at that point, particularly if it’s just you and you’re starting to see that there’s too much demand for your time, or if you are starting to grow that team, adding some people to your team is going to allow great things. It’s going to allow you to do more with your business. I definitely think if it’s a close call, you probably want to lean towards hiring that employee. Don’t be scared.

What’s been your experience? Have you struggled with this decision in the past? What will you do differently in the future? Join us in the comments below and let us know your thoughts and ideas.

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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 Keigirl.

 

About the Author

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

 

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Rockstar

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about his goal of being a rock star in corporate law.

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Good morning, everyone. R. Shawn McBride with you live from Orlando, Florida. If you’re viewing this, drop in the comments where you are. I’d also love to hear what you’re dealing with and how I can help you. Today I want to talk about something very interesting and important to me: It’s being the rock star.

Years ago, I was talking with my friend Jill Young of Traction First, which implements the Entrepreneurial Operating System. (EOS is a great system for business owners to look at for a very simple way to manage and measure business and help it grow.) She asked, “What’s your goal? Is your goal to be a rock star of corporate law?” I looked at her, and I said, “Basically, yeah. That’s it. I want to get this message out to people.”

Of course, things have morphed over time. As I found my message and learned more of who I am and what resonates with my people, it’s more about business planning than just corporate law. But I do! I want to be a rock star of business planning. I want to bring this message to people. I want to be in front of audiences. I want to be in the media. I want people to understand and learn these things. I’ve worked very hard to refine my message, simplify it and make it accessible for business owners. I really want to be that person who’s helping other people. It all came back to that day with Jill, and she said, “Is this what you want? Write it down. Make it your vision.”

I talk a lot about visions, and I believe in visions. I believe in fulfilling our dreams. I believe all of us need to do this. We need to figure out what we want and then keep moving toward it. That conversation plays back in my mind again and again. I think about talking with Jill and wanting to be the rock star of corporate law at the time, and now the rock star of business planning. I think in those terms. How do I build things so that I can be a known authority so that people want to come to me so that I can get this information out? It’s very important.

We’re not doing enough planning in our businesses. We’re not planning for continuity if something happens to us as the owners. We’re not planning for what happens if there’s a dispute among the partners. We’re not planning for some of those upcoming transactions, and we’re not doing enough visioning.

We’re not thinking about 10, 11, 20 years in the future, what our lives and our businesses are going to look like. You have a lot of control when you’re planning 20 years out. When you’re planning two years out, less control. Planning next week, a lot less control. We’re not in control of our lives as much over the next week or two. We have so many deadlines, commitments, other things going on. A year out, fewer of those. Two years out, even fewer. Ten years out – wow! — almost a clean slate. We have nothing that we’re working on now that’s going to keep us busy for 10 years, in most cases. We can work on a long-range vision. I want to get this message out.

I’d love for you to help me. This is where I’m asking for your help. I would love for you to connect me with media outlets that would love this message, that can use it. I want to get the word out to more people. I would love to write articles, do appearances, be on TV, be on radio shows, whatever I can do to get this message out to more people. I would love your assistance. That would be great.

In addition, I would love to know about conferences, audiences, and events that could use this message. I would love to come to them, help them spread the message, get in front of a lot of people. I really want to get this message out there. I want to help other people with their visions and their dreams. I want to help you with your vision and your dream. Let me know what you’re trying to do, what you’re trying to accomplish, where you want to be and how I can help you and the groups that you are part of get there.

If you have any questions, issues, things you want to talk about, feel free to message me. Would love to chat, would love to understand what’s going on in your world and how we can help each other. Shawn McBride signing off from Orlando. Hope to see you 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 Gabriella Fabbri.

 

About the Author

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

 

Check us out on the web at www.mcbrideforbusiness.com, www.yourbusinessspeaker.com/3laws

Get Shawn’s latest book: www.mcbridebook.com

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