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  • Instant Managers

    Instant Managers

    One of the things I help my a lot of my business coach clients with is training their management team or hiring a new manager. One of the main concerns of many of my clients is that when they hire someone new or promote someone to a management position is that the new person won't know what they are doing[ Read More ]
  • Find Your Energy And Embrace Your Inner G | Wu-Tang Clan VS The Modern Small Business Owner

    Find Your Energy And Embrace Your Inner G | Wu-Tang Clan VS The Modern Small Business Owner

    Oh Boy, This Is About To Get Interesting If you have been reading my business coach blog posts regularly then by now you are probably under the assumption that I’m a little bit of an odd duck. Don’t feel bad about that, in fact, you are one hundred percent correct in your assumptions. Why does this declaration of my questionable[ Read More ]
  • How to Close More Deals

    How to Close More Deals

    This week, Clay had all of the business coaches read a fantastic book by Jerry Vass called Soft Selling in a Hard World - Plain Talk on the Art of Persuasion - An Essential Handbook for Professionals & Small Business Owners. In this book, Vass breaks down in detail exactly what to do and exactly what not to do when[ Read More ]
  • Gross Revenue is Gross!

    Gross Revenue is Gross!

    Having the ability to prune the expense tree in your business (you can laugh at my shameless business coach attempt at a cool metaphor) can mean the difference of success or failure within a business. Cutting expenses by 3% is part of the path in most of the business plans Clay creates for our business coaching clients’. Today in our[ Read More ]
  • Get Better At Selling!

    Get Better At Selling!

    This week at the Thrivetime show all the business coach teams read Soft Selling in a Hard World by Jerry Vass.  In Vass’s book, he breaks down selling into practical steps. I have read Soft Selling in a Hard World before and it increased my personal closing rate when I sell. Selling does not come naturally to people; you are only[ Read More ]
  • Thinking Ahead with Your Head

    Thinking Ahead with Your Head

    The thought of having a plan or even knowing what to do in a given situation is a skill and an asset that many people pay for. Many people have been put into leadership positions not because they are good people or even well-liked, it is because they have plans and have the ability to plan all the way through.[ Read More ]
  • What Does It Mean to Manage

    What Does It Mean to Manage

    Do you consider yourself a manager? Do you have managers in your organization? If so, from your perspective, what is a manager? What is the purpose of the manager? What are managers supposed to accomplish? These are great questions. We as business coaches, want you to understand that managers are simply people who entrepreneurs have put in place to make[ Read More ]
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Tracking (Do Track Your Progress. Don’t Be A Dummy)

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Tracking (Do Track Your Progress. Don’t Be A Dummy)

    Don’t Be Whack. Track.  Aaaaaaand we’re back!! Did you catch that rhyme scheme just now? Your boy is on fire today! That’s right baby, you thought you could be sneaky and get around another week of my Epiphone but you were sadly mistaken. I mean, doesn’t it just put a smile on your face each and every week when you're[ Read More ]
  • Why People Buy

    Why People Buy

    I have always seen as a business coach that different people buy goods and services at different times for different reasons but have never known why they made their decisions. Business coach legend Clay broke down why people buy into 6 different reasons. When you think about it, it’s pretty incredible that you can break all of the reasons why[ Read More ]
  • Looking at the Right Perspective

    Looking at the Right Perspective

    This week at Elephant in the Room we are adding artwork painted by members of the ThriveTime Show and Elephant business coaching teams.  The paintings can be seen at our shop on 91st and Yale. The added artwork compliments the handmade, industrial look of our shops.  Small details such as added artwork are always a welcome addition to business coaching[ Read More ]
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