How Essentialism Applies to Your Business

on February 13, 2019 |By Jarrod Musick | Business Owners
“Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.” - Jerzy Gregorek   Making tough decisions allows you to pursue what matters. Trying to do everything or always taking the path of least resistance leads to disarray. Jerzy (champion powerlifter, author, political refugee, and poet) may not consider himself an adherent of Essentialism but he has incorporated its central ideas into his personal philosophy. Essentialism is a mental model that acts as a filter help us make better decisions. Business leadership is about making good decisions and staying focused. Essentialism is an ideal tool to have.
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Creating a Legacy

on February 13, 2019 |By Steve Musick | Retirement Planning
“Tell me I am a good man”, the elderly James Ryan says   “What?”, replies his beloved wife   “Tell me I have led a good life.”   These are the last few lines of dialog from the film Saving Private Ryan. The elderly James Ryan is kneeling over a memorial grave stone in Normandy, France. He has returned to pay respects to the Captain who gave his life to save Ryan’s in 1944. James Ryan, like many people, has a deep visceral desire to leave a legacy. Do you? Do you want to know how?
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Keystone Habits for Business Growth

on January 15, 2019 |By Jarrod Musick | Business Owners
In his 2012 book, The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg discusses the power that habits have over our lives. Think of putting your shoes on; each time you likely put on the same shoe first and tie it without consciously thinking about it. These habit patterns were built in childhood and, by automating the process, your brain is freed up to pursue higher level tasks. Without habits, our minds would be consumed by moving through the world every day and we would struggle to make any real progress.
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How to Find the Right Estate Planning Attorney

on January 15, 2019 |By Amy Bertle | Retirement Planning
A simple Google search for an estate planning attorney can return millions of results. The idea of sorting through all of these search results can seem daunting. Furthermore, choosing the wrong attorney can cause significant, and often costly, problems if your estate plan is incorrect. If you are in need of an estate planning attorney and are unsure of where to start, below are a few questions and answers that may help you find an attorney who is right for you.
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Why We Need Truth and Respect for Delegation

on December 17, 2018 |By Jarrod Musick | Business Owners
As business owners, our most precious resource is our time and how we use it. While we all have 168 hours every week, we can only put a very minimal amount of that towards the important pieces in our business. Your 30-60 available hours can’t really change too much without impacting your family, health, and general wellbeing. So, how do we maximize this valuable resource? The only way to move forward is through delegation and efficiency gains. Efficiency gains happen through the building and re-building of systems, tools, and processes to allow our work to move more smoothly. Delegation, on the other hand, is a product of our choices and our willingness to empower others to take things off of our plates. It is about the why rather than the how.  
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