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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

How to Have a Stress-Free and Profitable Project Start Every Time

Automation Engine

Have you ever... Been unable to start or continue a client project because you’re waiting for information? Started a project without a signed contract? Noticed your first client call is tomorrow, but you haven’t processed the payment? Felt embarrassed that you forgot to thank someone who made a referral? The first one used to really… Read More!

2 Game Changers that are Likely Missing From your Growth Plan…

The service business has inherent scalability challenges. If you are “growing” like many service businesses, it may look something like this: you take on more work, you perform the service, you make more money. The cycle goes on and on. That is, until you max out that one resource needed to deliver those services: your… Read More!

[Interview] Scaling with a 95% Client Retention Rate

Dan, the CEO of Delmain Analytics, shares with us how he built his business from the ground up and stands apart from competitors to have a very happy and loyal clientele. Delmain Analytics, is a digital marketing firm located in Portland, Oregon. Listen as Dan share the goods on how he has grown his service… Read More!

For Massive Productivity, Maximize Your ‘Peak Time’!

To be more effective with your time, do your most important high leveraged tasks at your peak time. The graph below shows a common focus and alertness curve. To benefit from how we humans are wired, pay attention to when you are most alert and protect this time for the most important tasks in your… Read More!