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THE ONE THING Helps an Entrepreneur Sell His Business for a Premium

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Verne Harnish, Author of Scaling Up, issued our first quarterly magazine, SCALING UP!  I’m honored to be the first coach selected for the Coaches Corner highlight, which features a Gazelles coached customer who achieved success using the Scaling Up/Rockefeller Habits principles.  Printed with permission by the editors of Scaling Up, and Verne Harnish, with special thanks to Elaine Pofeldt, who wrote this article, and is helping me with my book on my cancer journey, here is the article from the first issue of SCALING UP.  You can visit the entire magazine here.

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Topics: priority, Scaling Up Verne Harnish, The One Thing, Pricing, Phil Lieber, P&L Technology

Why Have a 3 – 5 Year Plan?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 16, 2018

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Topics: Strategic Planning, 3-5 year plan, OUTTHINK THE COMPETITION, Outthinker Process, Event or Process, Simon Sinek

Balance: People/Relationships and Process/Productivity

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 9, 2018

As an E-Myth Coach (Licensed coach for Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It) for ten years, I quickly recognized in small businesses there were often two kinds of business owners: Objective and those who were Subjective.

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Topics: Balanced Priorities, Process/Productivity Drivers, People/Relationship Drivers, Counter balance, Relationships and Productivity

THE DISCIPLINE OF ACTION

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Apr 2, 2018


Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle is the Way interweaves stories from great historical people sharing stoic disciplines, and three critical steps to overcoming obstacles.

The steps begin with how we look at our specific problems, our attitude or approach; then the energy and creativity with which we actively break them down and turn them into opportunities; finally, the cultivation and maintenance of an inner will that allows us to handle defeat and difficulty.

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Topics: Execution, See Crisis as Opportunity, Perception, Action, Will Disciplines, Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is the Way, Forecasting, Super Bowl LII

Sustine et Abstine. Bear and forbear.  The Will

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 26, 2018

Have you ever known someone who took traffic signals personally?

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Topics: Execution, See Crisis as Opportunity, Perception, Action, Will Disciplines, Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is the Way, Forecasting

The Discipline of Perception

Posted by Douglas Wick on Wed, Mar 21, 2018

“The Things which hurt, instruct.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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Topics: See Crisis as Opportunity, Perception, Action, Will Disciplines, Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is the Way, Forecasting

Cure Procrastination

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 12, 2018

Would you like to cure your procrastination?

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Topics: performance, Execution, human behavior performance, Performance Management, Productive Procrastination, Procrastination

What Causes You to Procrastinate?

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Mar 5, 2018

Can Procrastination actually be productive?

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Topics: consistently execute, Execution, Adam Grant, Originals, Productive Procrastination, Procrastination, Destructive Procrastination

To Be Great – Hire A Coach

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Feb 26, 2018

"It's not how good you are now; it's how good you're going to be that really matters,"

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Topics: Top Priority, Coach Advisor, Business Priorities, Goal Achievment, Coaching

Social Media – The Greater Fool – Thank you Tom R.

Posted by Douglas Wick on Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Have you heard the term, The Greater Fool?

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Topics: Customer Feedback, Execution, Qualitative Customer Feedback, Social Media, Mistakes

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The Strategic Discipline Blog focuses on small to midsize business owners with a ravenous appetite to improve his or her leadership skills and business results.

Our 3 disciplines include:

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