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Posts for for September, 2017

I Learned Not To Fight Self-Destructive Behavior

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about pulling away from self-destructive people.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you, talking about an important principle I’ve learned over the life of my business and my career and I think it will be very important for you – and it wasn’t until I was a business owner until I started doing more that I realized this important lesson.

Do not fight self-destructive behavior. You are probably being pulled by others who are in a self-destructive loop. Maybe, this is why they’re still in corporate America. Maybe, this is why they haven’t progressed in their life.

If you’re an entrepreneur and if you’re building something great and moving to higher and higher levels, you need to have people around you that support that. We talk about who are your five closest friends. We hear about that a lot. Who are the people you’re spending time with? Who are you modeling and behaving like?

Do not behave like those that are self-destructive! You need to cut the ties, you need to move on. These people will hold you back. They will find a way to make everything a problem. They will self-destruct.

If they have a history of self-destructing, if they’re on a path of stagnation, if they’re staying in the same place, you need to get away. You need to save yourself. Do not engage with their self-destructiveness.

I made this mistake when I was early in my business; I would listen to people. I would hear what they said. I’d be like, “Oh, I understand. Let me help you.” And I would take my time and resources and help them. But what was frustrating was I would use my time and resources to help them and they would go back into the cycle of self-destruction. They were like feeding off of energy from other people. And most of the time, I was not the only person helping them. This could be a client, this could be a personal friend. It could be somebody tangential to your business or referral source.

There are certain people that are self-destructive and you need to get away from them. And when you start getting away from them, things start to happen and you start getting associated with good people – good clients. Clients who are glad to pay your bills. Clients that love to talk to you. Clients that want you there by their side to do more. They say, “Yes, you can be on our team. We want to grow and we grow together.” It unlocks everything because you start popping, taking your power out of the self-destructive people and you start pulling your power with those that are synergistic that want to do more, that want to grow. So you can see the difference. Just removing that negative self-destructive energy that you’ve been feeding and helping will give you more energy to help productive, strong, good people that will give you feedback in return and give you money and give you resources and give you help. So you build a completely different system. So cut out the self-destructive.

You need to be looking for it, figure out who’s doing it, and cut the ties. Minimize the contact, spend your time with those that are energetic, that you want to be like. Look for those opportunities, start moving your time. Cut out the self-destructive; don’t support it.

If you’re struggling with this or if this is a good insight for you, check out the McBride for Business blog. There’s a lot of legal information on our law blog. You’ll also be able to get great information on our YouTube channel. Subscribe, share, like the videos. Let us know what you want, for more content. R. Shawn McBride fans and audiences on Facebook.

And how can I help you? Do you need training? Do you need some coaching? Do you need me to come out and speak to your group? I’m here for you, let me know how I can help you, how we can do more together. I’m here for you. I’m R. Shawn McBride. I’m signing off for now but I’ll be talking with you very 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 John Boyer.

 

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

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Reconnect with Nature: Get Power Extreme Energy

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about reconnecting with nature.

Hey folks, R. Shawn McBride here, talking about an important principle; reconnecting with nature, getting extreme power and energy.

You know, years ago before I started my business, if you thought I was going to be talking about doing things at work, holistic and involving everything together, I would have thought you were crazy. I was very much the business guy. Go to work, eat your food at your desk, keep cranking out and move things forward. You know, but now that I’m a business owner and I’m challenged to innovate and think in new ways and do great things and to help people with their dreams and visions as we do at McBride for Business, and I do it with my speeches, like you see at YourBusinessSpeaker.com, I have to be at a higher level, I have to recharge. I have to get energy. I have to maintain my body and my soul in order to be able to do these things.

It takes a lot of energy and a lot of thought to put together programs, and to tailor them, and to accomplish the things we need to accomplish. So, a lot of work is going into things. But how do you reset? One of the things I want you to think about is reconnecting with nature. Go out there. Be part of it. Whether it’s hiking in a mountain, going to a beach, going into a valley, going to see wildlife, even going to the local zoo could be a great way to get more energy into yourself and to think more about your businesses and think about the possibilities.

So, what are you doing to reconnect with those things around you? What are you doing to do more? I want to know how you’re building it. And let us know. Drop us a note at the R. Shawn McBride fans and audiences page on Facebook. Let me know what you’ve done to reconnect with nature. Let me know how you’re building yourself and your business to do more. What are you doing to unlock things? How could you take a break, get a fresh perspective, get new energy and come back to your business with a fresh set of eyes and rejuvenate it? Think about it. It’s something you should definitely be doing. Let me know how it goes.

Check out the R. Shawn McBride fan and audiences page on Facebook. Join our community. Be part of our team. Lots of videos like this to help you run your business better and also a community of people that are like minded. Check me out on YouTube, McBride for Business YouTube channel. Subscribe. Like the videos, share them with your friends. Let everybody know what’s going on over here. And I want to know how I can help you. How could I do more? What can we do together? How can I help your organization? I would love to talk about collaboration. How I can come in and teach, help, and facilitate your group whether it’s a keynote, training, or one on one coaching. Maybe it’s a group of business owners going together to facilitate something, I would love to do it for you. Everything we do is custom. Coaching is available at McBrideforBusiness.com. Let me know how we can work together to do more. I’m R. Shawn McBride. I’m signing off for now, but I will be talking with you very 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 Toni Mihailov.

 

About the Author

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

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Take a Path Less Traveled

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about choosing a path less traveled and building skills that are less common.

Hi, folks, it’s Shawn here with you. You know, the famous quote out there, about taking the path less traveled and how all the difference it made. You know, we each get to pick our paths in life, and many people don’t think they do, but those of us that are empowered understand that we have lots of choices, we get to pick our direction at different times. And the paths we pick can be so critical, and so important to where we end up. We need to pick affirmatively where we’re going.

When we pick paths that are less traveled, what do we do? We build skills that are less common. We get experiences that are more unique and that leads to more value that we can provide to others. We can help them. We’ve talked about working with others, and asking questions, and learning, and helping. And when we travel a different path, we have great experiences to share. We can become a better teammate, a better business partner, a better working relationship, a better-trusted advisor. So what am I saying? I’m saying, think about traveling a path that other people don’t go.

Do the things that are uniquely you. Be yourself. Embrace your greatness. And when you do that, you’re going to build skills and abilities and talents that can ripple. Don’t think about what everybody else is doing, think about what should I be doing, what makes sense in my world. How do I lift myself up; how do I become more powerful? And how do I help those around me, my clients, my friends, those who are listening to me, do more?

I want you to take the path of empowerment. I want you to get to greatness. And that means picking a path that’s authentic to you that’s going to lift you up.

How can we help you on this path? Let me know. Email me, check me out at McBride for Business. Go to the R. Shawn McBride Fan Page on Facebook. Check out our videos, post, share it with your friends, let the world know that this is there. Become a team, build a group around these messages. Embrace them together, get some accountability going. And then, check out the McBride for Business YouTube channel, great videos there too.

Shawn McBride Live talks about me as a public speaker, check it out, let me know what your thoughts are, subscribe to all of our channels, McBride for Business blog, the McBride Attorneys blog, both have great information. I’m really just giving tools and resources to people. People bring me in for highly specialized coaching, consulting, working on specific legal issues. I’m there for that, I’m here for you when you need it, but here’s all this information that I’m learning, as I journey, from my clients, from my past journey, and I’m giving it out to everybody because I want to do more. As I see clients have issues, I make these videos. As people ask me questions, I get them out there, general topics, – not giving away the clients’ information – but helping all of us do more. And let me know how I can help you do more. I’m R. Shawn McBride, I’m signing off, but I want to hear from you soon.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business.  

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 Steve Knight.

 

About the Author

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

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Lucky You, Luck or Intentional

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about being lucky or being prepared.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you talking about lucky you. Recently, somebody said to me, “Hey, lucky you. Opportunities are following your way, you’re very, very lucky.” And I have a question for you about life. I mean is it luck or is it preparation?

There’s one definition of luck that says preparation meets opportunity. And one thing I’ve found is the more hard work I do, the more effort I put into life, the more luck comes along. And I think a lot of people have had this experience over the years. It is a matter of preparing yourself for opportunities. There are a lot of bad opportunities that come my way, but there are also great opportunities that come my way. And it’s all about making our luck and building what we’re doing.

Sure there’s some random chance, we don’t know when different events are going to happen, particularly when other people are involved. We don’t know exactly when our message is going to resonate, we don’t know if we go to that cocktail party if that next great client’s going to be there. These are random events. But, if you’re presenting yourself in a valuable light, if you have a great product or service and if you’re positioning yourself in places where your potential clients are likely going to be, guess what? You have a very good chance of having luck because all of that’s going to come together and that one cocktail party you go to, your client’s going to be there and you’re going to sign that big contract. It’s all about getting positioned for luck.

If you have friends who are struggling with them, let them know, let them see this message, let them know that there’s hope out there. It’s a matter of constantly positioning yourself to be where luck can happen. Do the right things and the right things will happen to you and you will start building momentum and luck will happen, and more luck will happen after that luck. So it’s really about getting that ball rolling the right way.

So if this is something that you’re thinking about and this message is resonating with you, check out McBride for Business blog. There’s also a McBride Attorneys blog, both with great information. It’s going to help you and your business.

Subscribe to the McBride for Business YouTube channel. Get great videos like this that are going to help you think bigger about business and do some of the tactical things that are going on in your business. The R. Shawn McBride Fans and Audience page on Facebook has a lot of great information as well. Videos coming out regularly, subscribe there, join our community. Be part of it. Get your business evaluation checklist at McBrideforBusiness.com and let me know how I can help you. Whether that would be a keynote, one-on-one coaching your organization, maybe some training, different things we can do to break your team, break your organization out of this mindset. Get them thinking about building their own luck and let me know how I can help you. I am here for you, reach out to me. R. Shawn McBride signing off, I will talk with you very soon.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business.  

 

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 Mauro Sakamoto.

 

About the Author

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

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Don’t Get Lost in Your Excitement

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about getting lost in the excitement of your business.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you. I am going to talk about an important lesson from our life that can be applied to business. So, the other day I was out hiking and enjoying some outdoor time, and I made a wrong turn. I was so excited to go where I was going to get to my destination that I wasn’t taking careful notes of where I was going, and I went out to the site, and then when I was coming back, I actually went past my turn point and kept going. And it was quite a while down that path before I realized I was on the wrong path, and why? Because I got caught up in my excitement.

Normally, when I’m hiking or traveling, I’m going to be thinking about where I’m at, I’m going to be drawing a mental map and knowing where I’m going. But, excitement can cause confusion, and I’ve seen this in business, too. I’ve seen business people get excited about where their business is going, or what’s happening, or new developments. As they’re doing that, as they’re getting energized about what’s happening, they lose sight of the big picture. They make that wrong turn; they do that wrong thing. We want to avoid that at all costs. So, I’m sending an important message to you from my personal experience: don’t get lost in your excitement.

Keep the message going forward. Do the things you have to do. Execute. Build processes and procedures in place in your business, so that when excitement comes, you stick on your channel, so you don’t necessarily go veer off. I understand that you may get excited sometimes, great development’s going to happen. Have a plan in place for how to deal with those developments as they happen so that you don’t feel like you have to go a different direction.

Is this resonating with you? Is this something that you’re seeing in your business as something you can do better? Well, check out the McBride for Business blog and the McBride Attorney’s blog.  Both will help you run a better business.

Subscribe to the McBride for Business YouTube channel to get great videos like this, and also check out the R. Shawn McBride fan and audience pages. How can I help you? What can I do for you? Let me know, I would love to come out and help you, and your group and your organization do more, whether it’s training, keynote, one-on-one coaching and consulting, or just a real life discussion with you on your particular issues. Whatever it is, I would love to help you. I want you to do more, reach out to me. Feel free to drop me a note. R. Shawn McBride fan and audiences pages on Facebook are a great way to get ahold of me. Also, get your business valuation checklist at mcbridebusiness.com, I want to help you do great things. It’s Shawn, signing off, I really enjoyed seeing you, and I’ll talk to you soon.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business.  

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 Ivan Vicencio.

 

About the Author

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

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Clear Understanding in Partnership Agreements

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about having a clear understanding of partnership agreements.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you, talking about one of the keys to success in partnership agreements. And this one is so simple, it’s almost funny. You know, one of the keys to having a successful partnership is to have a clear understanding among the partners. All the partners need to know they’re doing the same thing and they’re going down the same road. Sounds easy, right? Of course, it’s difficult in human worlds because different people have different ideas. One partner will say one thing and think one thing, and another partner will say the same thing but think a different thing. We often find, when there are problems in partnerships, we trace back, and people had agreements, but one person thought the agreement meant one thing, the other person thought the agreement meant something else. For instance, when people say we want to grow and sell the business, that might mean three years and a million dollars to one partner, and it might mean five years and 20 million dollars to the other partner. And they sign the original agreement, but it’s only after they get two years into the partnership that they find they have different views.

So how do we get past this? How do we avoid this issue? Well, my years of experience working with others, building my law firm, and working with clients that have had these types of issues, and come to us too late, what I’ve learned is that we need to get into these things early when the partnership’s forming. We’re putting all that effort into building something. You’re going to put years of time and effort into your partnership, you got to get it right from the foundation. And this is where it’s key. It’s all about building a common understanding. How do we do this, practically? I send the partners I work with back with homework, often, and they have to write down what their partnership agreement is. How will the profits be allocated? Who’s doing what? How are we incentivizing people? What do we do for major decisions? What happens if we disagree? We build all this at the beginning. We have these very hard discussions.

Now sometimes, when business partners come to me, they decide they don’t want to be partners because of this. And that’s okay – that is not a bad outcome because they’ve saved a lot of time and effort. What’s terrible is when people are business partners and spend years, and they lose all that effort, and they get no wealth out of it. Not acceptable. So we want to build systems and processes that elevate the business and make sure we’re going to be successful no matter what.

So what’s your story? Are you struggling with business partnerships? Are you trying to get your business partnerships to the next level? If so, let us know, let us know how we can help. There are great resources at the McBride for Business YouTube channel and the R. Shawn McBride Fans and Audiences page on Facebook. They both have wonderful things for you. Check out our blogs and our law firm blogs.  Make sure you get that business valuation checklist at mcbrideforbusiness.com and let me know how I can help. Maybe I can come in and do some one on one coaching with you and your partners, build something better. Maybe you’re part of an organization and you’d love to have a speaker talking about really successful partnership agreements, empowering owners through The 3 Laws of Empowerment process. Whatever you need, we’re here for you. Let me know what I can do for you to help make you and your business better. R. Shawn McBride signing off. I will see you very soon.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business.  

 

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 elemntz 11.

 

About the Author

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

Check us out on the web.
Get Shawn’s latest book.
Add us on Twitter: @McBrideForBus #McbrideForBusiness #3LawsofEmpowerment
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Assurance You Can Do More

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the assurance that things are going to work out.

Hi, folks, Shawn here with you talking about how do we know something we’re doing is really going to work? What assurance can you get that, something is going to come to fruition for those efforts that you’re doing – the planning. Everything I do touches on planning in some way, shape, or form, so how do we know that those plans are really going to happen? And sometimes the most assurance you can get is that others have done similar things before.

Many of us are doing innovative things, we’re doing things that haven’t necessarily been done exactly the way we have before. But, there’s precedent out there, there are other people that have built their companies. They’ve done the great things, they’ve achieved success. And when we look at those people and what they’ve done, we can take lessons and then do it in our unique way. And what we see is that often with persistence, hard work, and following certain universal lessons, we can achieve success. So, that’s really your guarantee that you’re going to get there. Or your knowledge that you might be able to achieve what you want to achieve, knowing that others have done it along the way gives you a lot of inspiration to know that it’s possible for you.

We’ve watched a lot of people build themselves from small companies to big successes, from being unknown to be very well-known. We see this in the acting industry, we see this with business leaders, and we see this with politician. You build it over time. And sometimes the best assurance you can have that you, too, can be successful is knowing that others can do it. And I hope this is inspiring you to think bigger, to do more, to be what you want to be because it’s inherently possible. You can grow into new levels – it just takes time, effort, and persistence. And knowing that others have done it before gives us a great roadmap to know that it’s possible, and how to do it.

If this is resonating with you, if you want to do more, if you want to achieve more, check out our blogs there’s a great information on it. Also, our blogs that’s more geared towards legal issues that can help you. McBride for Business YouTube channel brings you constant videos about how to be better in business, how to do more. Check it out, subscribe, tell your friends.

The R. Shawn McBride Fans and Audiences pages on Facebook also has great videos, shareable, bring friends into the community. Get your business evaluation checklist and let me know how I can help you, whether that’s coming to your next conference or event, to keynote, whether it’s putting together some training or coaching for your organization, or whether it’s that one-on-one conversation. Whatever you need to do more in business, I would like to talk to you and your organization about making it happening. R. Shawn McBride here signing off. I’ll be talking to you very soon.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business.

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 Kevin Garcia.

About the Author

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

Check us out on the web.
Get Shawn’s latest book.
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Games of Disability

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the games of disability.

Hi folks, Shawn here with you, talking about something very serious; the games of disability. You know, as employers or as business partners, we want to make sure we’re taking care of those around us, our business partners and our employees, by potentially providing disability coverage. It’s a great thing. When I talk about my 3 Laws of Empowerment, preparing, planning and protecting, one of the things we often talk about is the four Ds which come up in partnerships, one of which being disability. It’s one of the major issues we need to plan for in agreements among business people, what happens if somebody becomes disabled. We also need to talk about the definition of disability. What is a disability, what is a disability trigger?

As an employer or a partner, we want to make sure that we’re very careful about how we set that trigger. What is a disability, what is not a disability? How do we determine if somebody became disabled? These types of issues will allow us to set the bar, to make sure that it’s not being used abusively. And of course, we want to match our agreements to the insurance policies so that there’s always a coverage in the event of disability.

But we want to think very carefully about what qualifies as a disability, what doesn’t, and what chain of events does that set off in a partnership agreement or employment relationship. So, we can do that correctly, and if we do that right and we set the triggers correctly, we can avoid a lot of unfortunate misfilings or abuses of the system, because unfortunately there are people out there that want to game the system and they’re going to try to take advantage of things, so we want to get ahead of it by having the right definitions, the right triggers, and the right processes to make sure that we don’t get abused.

Is this something you’re struggling with? If so, check out the McBride for Business YouTube channel and the R. Shawn McBride fans and audiences page on Facebook, where we have a community coming together among business owners and business managers on issues just like this.

Become part of our team, let’s help each other. Of course, the McBride for Business blog and the McBride attorney’s blog may be of great help to you. Check them each out, let me know how I can help. Maybe you need a keynote speaker for this or an upcoming event, or you need some training within your organization. I’m here for you, I can also do some one-on-one coaching with your teams, talking about how to do these things right and how to build things correctly from the beginning. I’m here for you, I want to be a resource, reach out. R. Shawn McBride signing off, and I will talk to you very soon.

 

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business.  

 

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, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

Check us out on the web.
Get Shawn’s latest book.
Add us on Twitter: @McBrideForBus #McbrideForBusiness #3LawsofEmpowerment
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If 5% Truly Love It: You Are Golden

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about pleasing 5% of the people.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you talking about fundamental principles for your business and it’s going to make a huge difference in your outcomes, and what you’re doing. If 5% of the people, just 5% of the people, love what you’re doing, you’re going to have huge differences. You’re going to have huge outcomes. You don’t need everybody to love you. 5%, 2%, even 1% of the marketplace. If you can get people really engaged, it’s going to make a huge difference.

There’s a lot of naysayers out there. There’s a lot of businesses out there that are running around, trying to please everybody. And when we try to please everybody, the old saying goes, we please nobody.

So what are you doing, how are you building, how are you keeping others engaged, and happy, and building your business? You want to engage, and get the satisfaction of those that really matter. Your niche, your market, your tribe. So you want to build around a small core of people that are super satisfied by you, that can think of using nobody else but your product or service. That really love your features, and what you’re doing for the marketplace.

Don’t try to please everybody. Those businesses that try to please everybody often fail, because they don’t do it. But those that focus on keeping 1% of the marketplace, half a percent of the marketplace, even sometimes a quarter percent of the marketplace, can make a huge impact, can make huge profits, and can have a satisfied, loyal and growing customer base. So stop trying to please everybody. Go for the small percentage. Build from there. And then enhance your business around that niche, and grow, and grow, and grow your way to greatness. Don’t try to please everybody, please that small percentage.

Is this something you’ve dealt with? Maybe one of your friends is having this struggle. If they are, share this video. Let’s get this message out there, let’s get other people doing the right things in business. Let’s have them grow and build something great.

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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 Brith-Marie Warn.

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

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Building Assets and Entrepreneurial Investments

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

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about entrepreneurial investments.

Hey, folks, Shawn here with you, and I’m going to be talking today about entrepreneurial investment. Building your business and making it do more.

So a lot of times when you’re an entrepreneur, your life doesn’t fit the standard circle. Your friends don’t understand the passion, the time, the energy that goes into your business. They don’t understand how passionate you are 24/7. We as entrepreneurs are often misunderstood by the mainstream world. It’s just a different take, right? We’re in control, but we’re often working more hours, but we do have some flexibility in those hours, and we’re doing something great, and we’re very interactive with other people. So we love it, but the outside world doesn’t get it. Another thing that the outside world doesn’t get is the money part of it. We are building something completely different than others.

Now, there’s some risk involved with being an entrepreneur. We talk in partnership context. If you haven’t seen my other videos or blogs we talk about things that happen in partnerships. Death, disability, divorce, disagreement. These things can derail a partnership and they can also derail an entrepreneur. But aside from that risk, what most entrepreneurs are doing is really building a different type of asset and our assets are long-lived assets and they are very powerful. That knowledge that we’re gaining, the relationships that we’re getting; the things that we’re doing and building our businesses often are monetized in a huge degree late in the process. It is that exponential hockey stick for so many entrepreneurs. Grow, grow, grow, grow, grow, and then one day it just takes off. Because that knowledge, that understanding of business, those communication principles, all the things that you’re building together in your business suddenly takes off.

But I have more than a few entrepreneurs come to me that are frustrated because they are not earning money early in the process. Their balance sheet may not look a standard way. Their income statement may not look good because of all of these expenses, and all of this brand building and investment in yourself. You see very non-standard assets, but don’t be mistaken, it is an asset, much like building a building. If you’re a contractor and you’re building a building, you’ve got to lay the foundation. You’ve got to put the walls up, you’ve got to order the windows, you’ve got contractors in there, you’ve got inspections, you’ve got legal fees for title, you’ve got tons of costs, costs, costs, costs, costs, costs, depending on the size of the project, it might be six months to a year before you can start leasing that building out. All this money in the front, revenue on the back. And revenue may increase over time as part of that town develops, as more and more tenants come, or whatever. Same with building your business.

We need to take the long views, so this is one thing that a lot of entrepreneurs miss is there’s a long view to investing and building your business. Money goes in, money goes in, money goes in, laying the foundation, building the walls. Putting the windows in. Assembling a product that customers want. And then when it’s assembled, then you start bringing the money in on the back end, and there might be multiple streams of revenue. So let’s not get discouraged, those of you that are getting discouraged, stick with it. You’re building something valuable. You’ve got to build it smartly, you can’t just throw money around. It’s very important to be smart about it. You need to be judicious, you need to pick where you’re going.

Have a plan. Don’t start building your buildings unless you have an architectural diagram, and that’s one of the things I work with people on. I help them build that architectural diagram of growth. Know where they are, where they’re going, and how to get there. So I want you doing the same. I want you building your diagram of your success, your growth, and how are you here, how are you getting there, how do we connect the dots. So, if that’s something you’re dealing with, let me know, I would love to talk to you, do some one-on-one coaching before you start throwing money in different holes that may not all fit together. I’ve seen the plans. I’ve worked with a lot of business owners. I’ve built my own business. I can help you connect the dots.

So there’s a lot of great information out there if you get the dots connected before you start building. Let me know. McBride for Business YouTube Channel. Great videos to help you out. The R. Shawn McBride Fan page, R. Shawn McBride Fans, and Audiences on Facebook. Like it, share it, get your friends involved. You’ll see wonderful things there that will help you do better in your business. McBride for Business Blog, and McBride Attorney’s Blog – all of these are resources for you. Tap into them. Utilize them. Build something bigger than you. Let me know how I can help. Get your business evaluation checklist at McBride for Business. Reach out to me, R. Shawn McBride, let me know what your questions are, and we’ll take it from there. I’m R. Shawn McBride, looking forward to talking with you again soon.

Make sure you download our free checklist to assess your business.  

 

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 Kent Squires.

 

About the Author

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

Check us out on the web.
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