0.5% Better Every Day

on July 22, 2019 |By Jarrod Musick | Impact
“People tend to overestimate what can be done in the short term, but drastically underestimate what can be done in the long term.” - variants of this quote have been ascribed to Arthur C. Clarke, Bill Gates, and others.  
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Market & Economy Report: Q3 2019

on July 10, 2019 |By Tim Doyle | Market & Economy
Years ago, I thought it might be a new and exciting challenge to participate in a sprint triathlon here in Colorado.  After all, the Centennial State is filled with active adventure-seekers, so I wanted in on some of the action. As I stood on the banks of a frigid lake donned in a form-fitting wetsuit at 7 a.m. on the morning of the event, I began to have second thoughts.  A steady wind made the lake very choppy. In fact, the one lasting memory I have of the triathlon – aside from the breath-stealing gut punch from when I first entered the 51-degree water – was realizing how difficult it was to navigate once I began my swim. Arms and legs - including my own - flailed around me, and the choppy water made it nearly impossible to spot the marker-buoys that outlined the swim course.  After several minutes, I found myself gradually drifting off course which added precious minutes to my overall time.  
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How to Determine When to Sell Your Business

How do you know when it’s time to sell?   Unless you started your business with a specific exit date in mind, answering this question can be incredibly difficult. You have poured more hours, sweat, and energy into your business than you can count, and you have recruited good, talented people who believe in your vision. How can you call it quits and decide to sell?  
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Determining Your Business Core Values

on June 11, 2019 |By Jarrod Musick | Business Owners
In my last article, What Are Your Core Principles?, we offered some guidelines for defining your personal values. Now, let's dive into determining your business core values!   The values for your business may line up close to those on your personal list. The reason we have to begin the process again is that unless you are a solopreneur, there are other stakeholders who need to be considered.  
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What Are Your Core Principles?

on June 11, 2019 |By Jarrod Musick | Business Owners
Benjamin Franklin had a lifelong practice for personal improvement that centered on his thirteen core principles. He called them his thirteen virtues and you can do a quick google to find his list. He evaluated himself against these personal ideals systematically, seeking not overnight successes but incremental improvement. His practice was to score himself every day in each of the thirteen areas and also have an area of emphasis each week. By focusing individually for brief periods he was able to see gradual improvement across each of his values over many years.  
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