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Self-Care For High Performers – Interview With Shaunna Lee

Our interview with Shuanna Lee explores her story and touches on self-care for high performers. However, the self-care tips and suggestions work for anyone. You need not be a high performer to benefit from this discussion. On the other hand, Shaunna’s story is an excellent example of how even someone “too busy” can (and should) take time for self-care. Self-Care For High Performers Is Critical It is no secret that higher-performing people and machines must focus on the details. A slight change in the right place can make a big difference. For example, a high-performance race car can win or lose a race based on the quality of the tires. Likewise, self-care for high performers is even more critical than... Read more

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High-Performing Culture

We continue our interview with Tanika De Souza of High Octane Teams and discuss how she has created a high-performing culture. Meanwhile, she provides many excellent ideas that have served her well in building out an organization comprised primarily of remote and off-shore workers. Some say culture is impossible in such a situation. However, she proves them wrong and gives us examples we can follow. Building A High-Performing Culture The core piece of Tanika’s approach is respect for those who work for her. She treats them well, provides them with useful training, and they develop into excellent employees. Her approach brings the best back to her, and her reputation precedes her. However, the best part about how she built a... Read more

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Using Offshore Teams and Resources – Interview With Tanika De Souza

Our focus shifts to using offshore teams and resources as we start a new interview with Tanika De Souza of High Octane Teams. The first part of our discussion goes into how one can embrace offshoring. Then, we follow her journey into creating a company that specializes in that. We talk about some of the concerns, and she answers questions often asked about whether offshoring is good for you. Using Offshore Teams and Resources – A Crash Course Tanika takes us quickly through the pros and cons of using offshore teams and resources. Anyone considering (or that has considered) using these types of resources must go into it with a plan and understanding of your part in the partnership. She... Read more

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Build The Life You Want And Never Work Again

We wrap up our discussion with Jay Aigner with a deep dive into how you can build the life you want. Yes, it is within reach. His schedule is packed with what he wants to pursue and a full-time job. However, the secret to all of this is managing time so the full-time job does not eat up every minute of every day. Thus, there is intention required as well as an understanding of your likes and dislikes. Build The Life You Want Starting Today There are activities in everyone’s life that can be curtailed, outsourced, or even skipped. That is where the true changes begin. For example, Jay talks about the life-changing choice of hiring a COO and realizing... Read more

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Starting A Project-Based Business – Interview With Jay Aigner

We start a new interview with Jay Aigner about launching a project-based business. He started with a need to earn some extra money and grew into a multi-million dollar organization. A form of modern-day rags-to-riches story. Except, it is real life and not some children’s story. A Project-Based Business From Scratch The promise of using a site like Guru.com or Upwork.com to build a business instead of just a side hustle may not seem achievable. However, Jay walks through his early days and how he grew from one project at a time into a steady income and finally a business with employees. If you pay attention, there are also several time-management tricks and suggestions he touches on. About Jay Jay... Read more

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The 5-Star Success Blueprint – Building Your Business

We wrap up the interview with Beate Chelette by discussing how to grow a business and her five-star success blueprint. The discussion explains why you should have a system and how it can make you more likely to win clients. There is more than having a system. You also want it to be seen as valuable. Your System And The 5-Star Success Blueprint We can create very complex systems and solutions. Those can even land us in the territory of “geekspeak.” That is where we provide too many technical or specialized jargon words that the customer does not really understand. The success blueprint we have can be complex. However, we can simplify it and call it “our system.” Therefore, you... Read more