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Do Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

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

R. Shawn McBride speaks about how sometimes things get worse before they get better because we learn as we grow. Here is the transcript:

https://www.facebook.com/rshawnmcbridepublic/videos/1456704984361403/

Hey, everyone, R. Shawn McBride here with you again today touching base. I have an age-old question, which is, do things get worse before they get better? We’ve heard this phrase for a long time. I remember it from my childhood. I’ve certainly carried it with me through my life. The real question is, is it true? Do things actually get worse before they get better? I think there is some truth to the saying and there are some reasons why. As you know, I talk a lot about planning. Part of planning is preparing and implementing. There’s this phase where you’re not fully in sync with where you’re going to be, so you have to build an infrastructure. Infrastructures has cost.

I was talking to another entrepreneur earlier today. We were talking about building an engine for your business and making it a machine, and the effort that takes. You have to build the machine and build the engine and put the parts together. And then one day that machine will power things. If you’re building an engine for a car, you have to buy all the parts, assemble the parts, pay for the parts, get them in the right order, start running it, and eventually you’ll have output. Very similar to our businesses. The thing is how do we build these systems? Often, in business, making a system or building something requires a high level of commitment, requires a lot of work, breaking what we’ve been doing in the past, doing something new in the future. I think there is truth to this, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

We can build these systems better. We can use the learning of others. We can bring other people in to help us build these systems, and use our current system while we’re implementing our new system, to minimize disruption. Things may get worse before they get better, but we can often build things the right way. Think about it, analyze it, get the right team together to maximize your strength and to minimize these problems.

I’m Shawn McBride. If you liked this video, please make sure you like my page. I’d like to ask a special favor. I’d like you to tell some of your friends about the value we’re creating, what we’re doing for the community here. I want to build this community.  I want to keep giving you more great content. I want to hear from you what you want. If you haven’t heard of my 50-state tour, check it out. www.McBrideForBusiness.com/50states. I’m going to all 50 states, interviewing business owners. We’re taking applications now for the first round of interviews, so make sure you apply. There are some great opportunities here. Shawn McBride, signing out. A lot of great work ahead of us. Things will get worse before they get better, but they’re going to get better quickly. Talk to you all 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 Leonardo Almeida.

 

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.rshawnmcbridelive.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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How to Really Cost Yourself Big Money Later

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about how cutting corners may cost you more in the long run. Here is the transcript: https://www.facebook.com/rshawnmcbridepublic/videos/1474133989285169/

Hey, everyone, R. Shawn McBride with you here, live. I’m talking about how to really cost yourself more money later. What I’m talking about is ways that businesses think they’re saving money up front that end up costing a lot of money later.

Specifically, I’m talking about those quick-start people that are out there, jumping out there, giving you internet forms to do stuff. It just happened again today. I got a new client that came into the law firm, and they had been working with them and using the internet forms. They formed their company with very generic forms talking about how they are formed, that they’re going to comply with state law, very broad statements.

But here’s the issue. Now this company is getting ready to do some structuring in advance of some possible transactions. We had to even move some things around. Well, when we use more advanced forms, (ones that you might get from a lawyer that’s been in the business world for a while), it will have provisions in there dealing with these likely scenarios that are going to happen. It will contemplate that your business is going to evolve.

A lot of times the internet forms that you see don’t contemplate that the business will evolve. All they do is state where things are then. They get you through the minimum. A lot of times these things don’t have liability protections that they should. A lot of times they don’t contemplate common transactions that will happen. A lot of times they don’t walk you through the process of how to get the company properly formed to protect your liability.

In this particular case, this internet form did not take into account the fact that transactions happen in the future and that things need authorization, so now we need to build a lot of documentation around this to get the proper authorization and get the company through the next transaction. Fortunately this internet form, that the client used, is not going to block them from doing the transaction. However, it’s going to greatly increase their cost. It probably would have been cheaper for them to write the correct form from the beginning, get the right advice, and  they’d be in a much better spot right now and things would go a lot smoother.

I want to tell you, think long and hard. Think about the overall cost. Lawyers are expensive; I understand it. It costs money to get good counsel, and the good lawyers cost more, right? If you’re getting somebody that’s doing stuff really inexpensively you have to understand why. They’re probably inexperienced, maybe doesn’t understand some of the issues, right? There’s a reason why there’s not a cost to value situation there.

To get it done correctly from the beginning is going to save you a lot of time and energy later, and good business people need that time and energy for their business. I’m here to help. I’m not saying I should be your lawyer, just telling you to think in advance, get the right help, get the right people on your team. Get some people you like and trust working with you and then build things correctly. This applies both from the business strategy side in the McBride for Business or my R. Shawn McBride Law Firm business.

I much prefer when people need me to the level that they need my help for legal matters that are very important that they’ve got the right foundation laid. It saves a lot of costs. I certainly would prefer to spend my time on the future and on the big stuff and the big money rather than re-inventing the wheel or fixing the foundation. Unfortunately, sometimes my clients have things that could have been done better the first time around.

I’m trying to save you these problems, get ahead of these things. If I can help you or your organization become familiar with these issues, let us know. Send your Q&A in. We’d love to help. Of course you know how to find me at my website, so reach out if I can help you or someone else in the future. I’ll talk to you soon. 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 Mike 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.rshawnmcbridelive.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.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws

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

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Having a Conversation with Customers: Learning from the Big Boys for Big Profits

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

 

LaBatt Brewing Company recently announced that LaBatt USA is going to put its headquarters in Buffalo, New York. What’s been interesting about the finding is that when LaBatt stated it was going to do this, the company said one of the reasons is that they wanted to have a conversation with customers. The company wanted to create a situation where LaBatt could work with the customers, learn about what the market needs and tailor its offerings.

LaBatt, USA is going to create a headquarters with a brewery that’s also going to incorporate elements of testing so additional information can be acquired about what customers enjoy, what they want to do and what the customers desire. This is a great lesson for all of us. Our businesses need to be listening to others. What’s amazing here is a large company has incorporated this philosophy of willing to learn and get information from customers into the fundamental business structure. Each of us should be doing the same. We should be figuring out how to collect information about what our customers like, what we should be doing, and how to do more.

What are you doing in your business to learn more? How are you getting feedback from your customers? What would you do differently in the future to make sure that your customers’ needs are heard and that the future of your company is solid? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your experience and what you’ve seen.

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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 2brother.com.

 

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.rshawnmcbridelive.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.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws

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Unlock Your Creativity

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

I’ve taken the view that we all are creative, that actually every one of us has been given the ability to be creative and to think of unique things, and do things in unique and powerful ways. But most people just don’t capitalize on it, or they lose their creativity because of the actions of others. For instance, many in corporate America or that work for others, get into situations where they’re given a process or a role and they fit so well into that process or role that they lose their creative instinct. But it’s still there. We are all creative. I get sad when I hear people say that they are not creative, because I believe that person probably does have creativity in them. They may not realize who they are and what they can be.

Don’t think in terms of whether you’re creative or not. Think about how to unlock your creativity. Believe that it’s there. I’ve seen other people unlock it. I’ve unlocked it in my life. A lot of the creativity that I express now was not there, so your creativity probably does exist. Allow yourself to look for it. Search for it. Find authentic ways to be yourself, ways to express yourself, ways to do things differently than everyone else. If you keep looking for those threads and themes, you’re going to be more and more successful.

What’s been your experience? How have you expressed your creativity? What have you done to bring back or to enhance your creativity? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your 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 Ria Mendoza.

 

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.rshawnmcbridelive.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.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws

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

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Who Do You Trust?

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

It’s a fair question. Think for a moment, who do you trust? Who adds value to your world? Who makes things better?

You probably trust those people that believe in their values and move forward. The great Simon Sinek gave a TED talk about values and leaderships and trust https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_why_good_leaders_make_you_feel_safe

One of his core messages is that we follow those we trust. If we don’t trust others, then we get lost and feel scared. Trust is there to make us feel safe from danger. One of the most fundamental examples of trust, he used, was the ancients and sleeping at night. If you built a team, you could have other people watch to make sure that you wouldn’t get injured or hurt while you were sleeping to rest.

This fundamental principle of trust and tribal arrangement is such a simplistic version of what goes on today. We see the same things today in our board rooms and office relationships. When we trust each other, we can do more.

Do you trust your boss if you fail? Can your employees trust you if they fail? If they give a good effort and they do something that makes sense but doesn’t work out, will you trust the process and not blame them for the outcome? It’s a tough question, but these are the types of issues we need to deal with as leaders.

We need to make sure that our employees, staff, and our clients trust us. They believe that we can deliver the solutions. They believe we do what’s right. When we start with trust, great things happen. That needs to be communicated and built over time.

Trust isn’t given; it’s earned. Earn the trust of others and your team. Who do you trust and why? How do you get your teams to trust you? What will you do differently in the future? Join us in the comments below and let us know.

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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 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.rshawnmcbridelive.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.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws

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

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Are You Listening or Just Waiting to Talk?

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

The famous question people ask, “Are you listening or are you just waiting to talk?” I revisit this question constantly. In conversations we should be listening, not waiting to talk. I notice so many people who are in a conversation that want to interject some specific point or make some specific statement, and they’re actually waiting for a break in the conversation so they can say something specific. If you’re going to be a good listener and a great service provider to your clients or customers, you really need to understand them. What’s more important than the point you want to make or the statement that you need to say is what are they communicating? What are they trying to say?

You really want to listen, not just wait to talk. Let the other person make their point and ask a question back, or leave an inquiry open, and then you can talk in direct response to the current item the other person is concerned with. You may even in some cases want to answer with a question to prompt the other person to think more. This is a great way to get them to dig deeper into what they’re thinking and what they’re doing. I’d really like to know when you’re working are you listening, or are you just waiting to talk? What difference would this make in your world if you listened more and talked less?

Join us in the comments below and let us know about your experience. Have you ever worked with people who just wanted to talk and didn’t want to listen to you? How have you dealt with that? How have you made things better for the future.

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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 Niels Boegh.

 

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.rshawnmcbridelive.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.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws

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

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You Need to Implement, Not Just Think

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

As business owners, we get compensated based on outcomes. What results do we drive? What do we make happen?

We don’t get compensated based on thinking. Thinking is great and thinking very important. We should all be bringing a creativity and be trying to do things we can do to change, evolve, and improve our business. Thinking is critical, but that’s not what you get paid for. We as business owners get paid for results.

We get paid for the results we implement. It takes more than thinking. It takes thinking, refining, evolving and then implementation. Implementation is when those thoughts become changes to your business, improvements, and advancements. That’s where the compensation comes from – the marketplace benefiting from implemented systems and actions.

Your customers and your teams are going to react to the additional value you added, and that’s where the wealth comes from. Don’t just think, implement. Work your way through the process, make things happen.

What’s been your thoughts? Have you had thoughts that you never implemented? Have you faced challenges in your business? Join us in the comments below and let us know what you think.

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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 kalyana sundaran.

 

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.rshawnmcbridelive.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.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws

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

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

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It’s Better to Be With Your Tribe Than Try to Please All

Posted on: April 25th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

We’ve talked in earlier blogs about having a tribe, or people that you gel with that get you, (http://www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/blog/build-your-tribe-surprising-results-of-having-a-team-following/),  but a lot of times you’ll encounter other people, either casually or through your business circles who are looking for something different than what you are, and it’s better to be true to yourself than to try to run afoul and please others. In The Three Laws of Empowerment, www.rshawnmcbridelive.com/presentations, we talk about empowering yourself and working a plan that’s authentic to you. Part of being authentic to you is taking positions, being who you truly are, doing the things you love, and focusing on the things that you do great.

Part of that naturally excludes other things. You can’t be all things to all people. You really want to gel on who you are and what you’re offering and think in terms of that and the tribe that gets that. Don’t try to please everybody, because you’ll fall down. You may even lose part of your tribe if they see you trying to be other things to other people. Really figure out who you are. Don’t try to please everyone. Stay true to your tribe and make sure that you’re doing the right things for them and for you.

What’s been your experience? Have you had difficulty staying true to your tribe? Have you wandered in the past? Have you found success in staying focused on who you are? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your thoughts and experience.

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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 astkam.

 

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.rshawnmcbridelive.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.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws

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

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

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Consistency as a Leader

Posted on: April 25th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a leader of some type. You may be a business leader or another thought leader. Or perhaps you lead projects or teams. Whether they be charitable organizations or perhaps your children’s football or softball team, one of the key things as a leader is consistency. Our teams are looking for us to show them the way. By taking on a leadership role, we are taking responsibility for the overall outcomes.

Our teams want to know that we know how to get there and they want us to be consistent. They want us to show our framework. Change is part of business. So, how do we value being consistent as a leader versus doing all the changes that are necessary in business? I think it comes down to the modality.

Change needs to be part of the consistency. Your team needs to understand that you’re going to change and evolve as you learn and as the world around us evolves. But you’re going to be consistent in your values, your principles, and underlying ideas. So, what we’re pairing off here is extreme consistency on the way you do business, on the values and what is important.  All the while being flexible and evolutionary in dealing with situations.

You’ll find that you get more output from your team when they know what to expect. They know what you’re looking for and they know how you work.

Be consistent, always communicate what the values and reasons are so that your team understands. Even if things change, they’ll know that that consistency is still there and they can rely on you.

What’s been your experience, have you had trouble with consistencies with leaders you’ve worked with in the past? What problems have they caused? Join us in the comments below.

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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 Svilen Milev.

 

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.rshawnmcbridelive.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.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws

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

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

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Making Plans That Really Work

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the importance of making plans. Here is the transcript: https://www.facebook.com/rshawnmcbridepublic/videos/1459716634060238/

Hey there, everybody. R. Shawn McBride here with you live. I want to talk about plans that really work and making plans that really work. If you’ve looked at my videos. If you’ve followed my pages. Maybe you’ve looked at R. Shawn McBride Live. Maybe you’ve been at one of my speeches. Everything I do from the legal work to the business strategy work to the speaking, everything is interconnected in making plans that really work. I’ve spent years studying this. I’ve worked with countless business owners. Everything has revolved around a theme about business plans and making ones that really work. That is my goal and what we want to do. We want to make plans that really work.

How do we do that? What do we need to do? We need to simplify the business planning process. We need to make it easy. We need to break it down for our team. We need to make planning not scary. We need to communicate within our organizations about what the plans are, how they work and what the dynamics are. Once we’ve done that, then we need to execute. We need to watch. We need metrics. We need to make sure the plans are actually happening. It’s not that complicated a process but the key is to break that ice and to do plan.

But, to build a good plan, we need to start from the beginning, which is we need to have a great vision. We need to know where we’re going with the business. Right? It’s wonderful to set up a plan for a two- or three-year tactical thing to get to the next objective. But we need to have that 10-year vision starting with the owners of the business. What do they want? What are their goals? What is happening 10 years from now? And, we’re going to work backwards to make a plan that really works. And then we’re going to implement it throughout the entire organization.

I’m really passionate about this stuff. It’s great stuff. It really can be done. If you’re thinking about building that plan, you need that outside voice, you need somebody to come in and say, “This is how we’re going to do it.” Maybe your employees are very familiar with you. Taking them in a new direction might be a little too much for them, maybe outside your comfort zone. If you need that outside voice to come in there and help your plans really work, I’m here for you. That’s what my team and I do. I can help you through speeches. I can come in and do some custom consulting. There lot of different ways I can help you get those plans in place.

I would love to work with you and your organizations. Start with that 10-year vision. Where are you going? These are my clients, the people who are looking long-range, building a life and a business they love, and then working on ways to get it implemented. I would love to help you. If I can come out and speak to your organization, get that team motivated around the plan, I would love to do so. Something else I enjoy very much is our one-on-one coaching or custom consulting for your organization. Reach out to me. If you’re not familiar with me, if you’re seeing this, check out our YouTube channel, check out my other videos on the R. Shawn McBride fan page. Then reach out to me. Say hello. Let me know who you are. Let me know what issues you’re dealing with so I can get you some future content and, more importantly, maybe we can tailor something for you and your organization to get you where you want to be. R. Shawn McBride signing off. Looking forward to talking to 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 C. Glass.

 

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.rshawnmcbridelive.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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