Jarrod Musick

Jarrod is leading Destiny Capital into its future, and loves the challenge of helping clients navigate through a rapidly changing financial landscape. When he isn’t here, you can find him chasing his twins or first place at an obstacle course race.

Recent Posts

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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It's All Your Fault (in Your Business)

on March 14, 2019 |By Jarrod Musick | Business Owners
Here’s the bad news. You are at fault for everything that goes wrong in your business. The good news is that there are only four reasons why, and they are all fixable.   When something goes wrong in my firm, I take a mental look at ‘The List’ and ask which one it is.  
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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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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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