How to Find Your Why...On Purpose

If ever you’ve longed to find out why you’re here—your purpose, your big mission—this blog is for you!

This blog is it. Your silver bullet. The answer you’ve been seeking for years. Read on to discover the 5 steps you need to take to find the answers to your deepest questions, all in 30 minutes and while surfing Facebook and LinkedIn. Without this blog, you’ll be doomed to a hollow life. We all know that if you don’t have a “why”—a purpose or a mission to save the world—you’re in the sad minority. Without a why, your whole life will be a failure, a stumbling mess falling from one idea to the next without ever achieving enlightenment. It’s like driving your car down the highway of life with an empty gas tank, slowly limping toward retirement and your final destination...

Topics: EMyth, Values, Systemization

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How Harry Took Back His Life

A life consumed exclusively by your business is not a life worth living.

Let me tell you about Harry.

Harry was a deeply spiritual man. He wanted to have the time to be involved with his church’s philanthropic efforts, and he yearned to give what he could to create a better world and set an example for his young daughters—but there was literally no time.

Topics: EMyth, Values, Systemization

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Practice, Practice, Practice

When was the last time you took a vacation? Did you unplug from your business? No cell phone, no email, no emergencies interrupting your time away?

Most business owners find that kind of break nearly impossible to take because the business isn’t setup to work without them. If you’re like most of these folks, unplugging from your business just isn’t realistic—but it doesn’t have to be this way. When you take time to get clear on what you want your business and your life to look like, you can start to take your life back.

Topics: EMyth, Values, Systemization

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Want a Better Business? Find What Lights You Up

Oh No . . . This Is My Life

Diana and her two partners had a business that served the skateboarding community. When they first began coaching with me, the wheels were starting to come off for Diana. She was on the verge of quitting. “I want out,” she said, “of all of it. Everything feels like it comes down to me. I’m pulled in too many directions.”

Topics: EMyth, Values, Systemization

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Four Steps to Take Back Your Life

Whether you know it or not, the business you have right now, with all of its imperfections, could be your path to the life of your dreams. Your business is supposed to serve your life, not the other way around. Unfortunately, most of the time it doesn’t work that way.

Topics: EMyth, Strategic Planning, Leadership, Values

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What's Your Real Job in the Company?

Many business owners struggle to make the shift from working in their business to working on their business because they’re so used to running the day-to-day operations that they don’t realize what’s required to do things differently. It’s not about tactics or to-do lists, it’s about the owner’s mindset and how they view their role in the business.

Topics: EMyth, Strategic Planning, Systemization

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How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Find Control

“I’m overwhelmed.” It’s something we hear often, from everyone from frazzled parents to (especially) business owners. There’s just so much to do, so many details to notice and manage. Nobody wants to feel overwhelmed, yet what can you do about it?

Topics: EMyth, Strategic Planning, Systemization

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Sam’s Story: The Problem with Having All the Answers

As a business owner, you’re the person who knows best how the business should run. But sometimes being the one with all the answers isn’t a good thing.

Let me tell you about my client, Sam, who came to us for coaching.

Topics: EMyth, Strategic Planning, Systemization

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Your Product Isn’t What You Think It Is

At EMyth, we know one of the most important shifts a business owner must make is to see their business itself as their most important product. But you might be wondering: “What does that even mean?”

Topics: EMyth, Strategic Planning, Systemization

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When Running Your Business Right Feels Wrong

You know that making the shift from your Technician personality (the one who does all the work) to your Entrepreneur personality (the one who has the vision and decides the strategy) starts with shifting your perspective, the way you look at your business, and the way you relate to it. But what often happens is that your Technician tries to put on the Entrepreneur’s hat without relinquishing the Technician’s perspective.

Topics: EMyth, Strategic Planning, Systemization

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