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Gary Energizes Happy Heating - Level 3 - "I Win"

Dec 19, 2019

{This blog post is part of an ongoing series of posts that tell a story.  If you haven't read the previous posts, you will be lost.  Here is the first post in this series.}

“Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.” ~  Steve Jobs

After hearing the data presented to him by Russ on Margaret’s customer survey, Gary slumped down in his chair.  Just when he thought he had...

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Gary Energizes Happy Heating - Level 2 - "I Win, You Lose"

Dec 17, 2019

{This blog post is part of an ongoing series of posts that tell a story.  If you haven't read the previous posts, you will be lost.  Here is the first post in this series.}

“And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

As promised, Russ set up a meeting with Sally, Oliver and Gary to discuss shifting from victim energy to...

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Gary Energizes Happy Heating - Level 1 - "I Lose"

Dec 17, 2019

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Gary Lindberg had high hopes when he started his Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) service only 5-years ago.  At first it was just him.  After working for ACME Comfort Systems, he decided he could do better by starting his own HVAC service company.  At first, a few friends and family hired him to replace their furnaces. Then he got...

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Gary Energizes Happy Heating

Dec 16, 2019

I'll be publishing a series of nine blog posts in nine days.  Each post will tell a story of how Gary turns his business from failure into wild success simply by shifting his mindset.  Each post will show you a completely different company.  This first post will be an introduction before we get into Gary's story.

Creating a successful business is challenging.  You’ve been quoted the statistics a million times.  A large majority of small businesses won’t...

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So, You Want to Sell Your Business?

Nov 28, 2019

It really doesn’t matter what your business is or how large it is, at some point you will exit your business.  If you’ve invested in the right areas of your business, there is someone who will pay you a lot of money for your business.  Unfortunately, many small business owners haven’t a clue on how to create a sell-able business.  It just so happens, I created my last business, Ennovate Corporation to sell and I sold it in 2013.  If you want to sell your...

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Prayer & Core Energy Coaching

Nov 19, 2019

My spiritual life has been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride moving in and out of faith as the years have gone by.  I have landed at a Jesus-Loving Christian.  When I embarked on my life coaching training with the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), they were talking about “energy”.  Before I took my first course, I wanted to make sure I wasn’t enlisting in some weird cult and asked multiple questions about what this “energy”...

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Are You an Accidental Entrepreneur?

Nov 11, 2019

All businesses started accidentally.

Let’s start with this premise, “All businesses started accidentally.”  Think about it.  Think about the electrician who gets laid off and decides to start their electrical contracting business.  What about the engineer who has an idea for a product while he’s working for someone else?  What about the small-town merchant who has a passion for baby clothes and starts a store?  What about the online retailer...

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When Should You Stop Going SOLO?

Oct 22, 2019

After being out of college 10-years, seven of those years were spent managing others.  I managed technicians, engineers and sales people.  When I resigned the Fortune 500 company in 1997, I made a pact to myself that I would never hire employees.  I was tired of managing other people and then doing their jobs for them.

Little did I know, my desire to go solo was a pipedream.  Mathematically, it just couldn’t work.  Yes, I could make a great living on my...

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What does God Want with Your Business?

Sep 11, 2019

What a question! While it’s a daunting question, it ought to be something all business owners who are believers ought to be asking themselves. Unfortunately, whether you work for a business as an employee or own a business, the church rarely talks about business matters. And, when they do, it’s often in a negative way.

If you read your Bible (also a great habit for a believer to have) you may be surprised how many times God talks about what he wants from your business. If you...

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How to Run A Successful Business: Is It About the Money?

Aug 27, 2018

If you're an entrepreneur, you've heard the statistics that most small businesses overwhelmingly fail.

In my next six blog posts, I want to show you six elements of how to succeed in business, whatever it is you want to start. 

The first of these blog post topics is Finance.

Money Mindset

After I had started, grown and sold a multi-million dollar business, I decided to coach other small business owners. What took me by surprise were the strange ideas that many new business owners had...

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