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[email protected] 5 : Surviving Burnout

Burnout is not inevitable. It is, in fact, a choice.  For me it was a choice that nearly destroyed everything around me.  While it may not have been a conscious choice, it was still very much a decision.  A decision to stay locked in a prison of my own mind.  Trying to achieve...

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[email protected] 4 : Burnout Is Real And It Sucks

Burnout is Real.  And it Sucks!

Trust me I know.  

While I was the Managing Partner of Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a staff of over 100 employees, I also launched Heritage Foods USA, a sustainable meat distribution business, while at the same time leading the...

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[email protected] 4 : The Wizard of Westwood : John Wooden

When I first set out to be an entrepreneur I avoided most business books and gurus choosing instead to study the best coaches in professional and collegiate sports.    I have always been fascinated by the idea that business is a team sport and is really a series of small games anyway....

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[email protected] 3 - Does your company have Passion?

The 2nd Foundation of a Healthy Business is its Passion!  More than merely profits, our Passion is an intense, driving, even overwhelming feeling that when intentionally harnessed and directed, will bear consistent offspring:

Profits, People and other Businesses.

I believe a business has a...

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[email protected] 3 - The Mensch of Malden Mills

Nearly 30 years ago, a massive fire destroyed 3 buildings at Malden Mills, the textile company in Lawrence, Mass. that invented the fabric Polartec. It was the largest fire Massachusetts had seen for a century.  By the grace of God no one was killed. But it devastated the town. Just two...

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[email protected] 2 - Foundation #1: Our Purpose

The very first Foundation of a Healthy Business is the Purpose. It is our WHY. Some may interchange the words Mission or Vision for Purpose.  I believe that Mission and Purpose are essentially the same thing, but I suffered through too many “Mission Statements” that I still have...

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[email protected] 2 - Yvon Chouinard and Patagonia

What do you get when you combine a rock climber, environmentalist, surfer, kayaker, and falconer with an outdoor industry billionaire businessman?  This week's Honorary Groove Enhancer: Yvon Chouinard, the Founder of Patagonia, one of the most respected brands on the Planet!

As many great...

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[email protected] 1 - The 7 Foundations of a Healthy Business

[email protected] 1 - The 7 Foundations of a Healthy Business

A house built on a solid Foundation can withstand nearly anything nature throws its way.   A business is no different. Although the Foundations of a healthy business are not as visible as those of a house, they are equally critical to the...

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[email protected] 1 : Herb Kelleher and Southwest Airlines

There was not a moment of hesitation in choosing the first Honorary Groove Enhancer. One individual stood out miles above the crowd and for good reason.

The inimitable Herb Kelleher, CEO of Southwest Airlines (1931-2019) RIP!

The moment I became an entrepreneur, Herb became my role model. He was...

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Happy 2020! The Year Of Simplicity

Wow. Another decade gone. Hard to believe.

I lost several dear friends and family during those 10 years and I also found many beautiful new ones. As I look to the next decade full of hope and love, I have chosen one word to guide my journey towards 2030:

SIMPLICITY.

The pace that we are on, as we...

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The Definitive Guide To Surviving Burnout

In this Workshop you'll learn about the source of BURNOUT, how to eliminate it and how to prevent it from ever happening again!