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Muscling up vs. scaling smart – don’t burn out before reaching the top

Novice rock climbers, especially young strong guys, will muscle up a rock face using mostly their arms. While I admire this ability because I do not have that kind of upper body strength, it’s a short-sighted approach.

Party up the slab, he’ll fatigue his arm muscles. But if he uses the larger muscle group in the legs, he can sustain much longer, and with much less effort.

I don’t climb as much anymore but, I learned to step higher with my feet, and have my arms follow. Using your giant quadriceps muscles to do 90% of the work, is the smarter way to climb.

I run into business owners all the time, who despite saying they want the smarter way, insist on continuing to ‘muscle up the rock with their biceps.’ The reason??? Read More

[Part 2] How to grow past ‘Capacity Gap’ by finding your top leverage points.

Missed the first video? [Part 1] Why you won't reach your annual goals this year...  You can breakthrough growth constraints using your current resources, without working more hours. I share a story about the erosion of the Washington Memorial and how it relates to finding your top leverage points. Unbeknownst to you, money might be leaking from your… Read More!

Become A Passive Owner – Secrets Every Business Owner Needs To Know

Recently, I had the pleasure to be a guest on the Sustainable Business Podcast  with Josh Patrick. This brilliant man has 40 years of experience building and exciting businesses so it was a quite an honor to be asked on.   How to streamline your service delivery. How a custom service business cut 67% off… Read More!