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Recent Learning and Reflection

Here are some of the ideas I have recently learned or reflected upon: Identify what’s holding me back and the push forward to the next goal. Clarify what will make this another remarkable year and become fearless at executing on it. While traveling domestically and internationally, schedule strategic meetings with clients, thought leaders, influencers and reporters. Select successful organizations and thought leaders and write blog posts …

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Are Your Clients Energized?

During a recent discussion with one of my clients he said: “You know Chad, I get so energized each time I talk with you.” This made me realize that the key objectives when having discussions with our clients are: Deliver strong helpful value. Quickly resolve challenges. Energize them and excite them with new ideas to impact their success. Help them take action and start the …

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30 Growth Success Ideas

I have just concluded two extensive brainstorming days in Miami with my global growth circle mastermind group. During our meeting, I asked the group to share their top success ideas and here is what we’ve come up with: Find opportunities to work on your business rather than in your business. Change your mindset from a business operator to a business owner. Delegate all that’s possible …

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Are You Transforming Your Input Into Output?

I am here in New York at Alan Weiss’s Society for the Advancement of Consulting meeting. While attending meetings, workshops or events where new ideas and intellectual property are being shared, I see most (self included) take copious notes. One concept that has been effective for me for years is listen carefully and letting the ideas I am hearing springboard new ideas and concepts for …

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Do You Know Your Own Content?

I am amazed (and not pleasantly) at how many so-called “experts” I meet, are unable to answer simple questions about their own business and expertise. Let me give you some examples. Say you are a sales consultant and and expert and I were to ask you the following five questions: What is the most common challenge your clients are facing and can you give me …

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Growth Ideas from the Million Dollar Club in Italy

Last year I reported the amazing experience from Bora Bora and this year I am glad to continue in that tradition. So with some outstanding minds around me, we had the privilege of examining our businesses and explore new improvement growth ideas. Below are my key take-aways from our September 2011 meetings of the Million Dollar Club in the beautiful Vila Aminta, located in Stresa, …

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Scenes from the Million Dollar Club in Bora Bora 2010

Each year, our Million Dollar club, arranged and facilitated by my friend, mentor and client Alan Weiss, heads out to an exotic place somewhere on this planet to engage in stimulating discussions about our businesses. We then get to tough it out and have an amazing time together discussing life balance and the future of civilization over great wine and outstanding dining experiences. This year …

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In London This Week

Got on the Continental Saturday morning early flight from Cleveland to Newark and then continuing to London.  The comfortable Business First accommodation allowed me to relax, listen to my favorite iPhone music (about 8000 selections to choose from), catch up on my reading and continue my preparation for the New Product Experience I am conducting with Alan Weiss next week in Rhode Island. This week …

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Million Dollar Takeaways and Goals

I’ve recently attended Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Club gathering in beautiful St. Lucia. Surrounded by the gorgeous nature and an amazing group of people: My wife, Alan Weiss, seven other members of the Million Dollar Club and their spouses and partners. We met in the mornings, discussed business, best practices, intellectual properties and ideas to improve our lives and businesses. It was by far the …

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Scenes and Sounds from the Million Dollar Club in St. Lucia 2009

Below are three videos that will give you a sense of the amazing time I spent in St. Lucia with members of Alan Weiss’s Million Dollar Club. In the mornings, we discussed our businesses, how to reach the next level, we shared our intellectual property with each other as well as shared our interpretation of what the future looks like in our areas of expertise. …

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