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Three ways to add hours to your week

At the risk of alienating every fan of RescueTime, Toggl and the Pomodoro Method, I want to make a bold assertion: managing your time has nothing to do with how you do the things you do. Most tips and tools about how to increase productivity focus on maximizing efficiency. And as the owner of your business you cou...

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Martin Kamenski

Client story: Kukis by Maru

When my husband and I travel, we spend a lot of time in bookstores. I'm always in the self-help or the business/marketing section. In September 2006, we were in Chicago, and I found The E-Myth Revisited on a table marked the "best" business books. What caught my attention was the headline: "Why Most Small Business...

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What do the numbers say about your business?

Every great business has its verbal story: how it got started, where it’s going, what the culture is and who the key characters are. But while your words are important, your numbers are your validation. Without understanding what the numbers are telling you, you can’t ever quantify what your business is actually d...

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Rachel Clark

Client story: Gerling Law

As an EMyth entrepreneur, I find myself increasingly prepared to face the challenges of managing a law firm (and myself) through a recession and dramatic industry changes. Like all business owners, I have big dreams for my business.

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Client story: from overwhelm to freedom

Raphael Neff built his business out of pure passion for the product, which led to its early and consistent success. But after years of running an unsystematic business, Raphael knew there must be a better, less frustrating way. He partnered with an EMyth Coach and set out to systematize his business and change the...

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Client story: Protea Dental Studio, Inc.

I was beginning to grow my business and I knew to make it out 'alive' I was going to need a better grip on what we were doing and where this would all lead. The concerns that I remember voicing to my coach were that I was working too many hours and not really seeing any financial reward. I had no way of knowing wh...

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Client story: Kanon Group

I read an article in a remodeling industry magazine called “Letting Go.” It was about the process of developing a business that worked without you. I immediately felt like that’s what was missing from my business. I realized that I’d developed a business that was completely about me. I was central to every signifi...

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The curse of the experts

Every growing business sometimes needs an infusion of critical expertise. If you need to expand online, you'll need an IT expert. If you want to increase your press exposure, you'll hire a PR expert. If you need to maximize your return on investment, you'll hire a qualified accountant or financial adviser.

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Leadership

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Part 2: The business benefits of celebrating achievements

In February of 2005, I had the privilege to meet Trish and John Kinsella at an EMyth Leadership Intensive Seminar in Sonoma County, California. Trish is the owner and President of Dauphine Press, a custom letterpress stationery, invitations and announcements printing studio.

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Leadership

4 min read

Questions for when you feel overwhelmed

“I was walking along the beach the other day, when out of nowhere I was swooped up and sucked out to sea by a huge sleeper wave.  Caught in the swirl, I found myself powerless in the face of the extraordinarily strong undertow…”

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Facing our feelings about cash

Go ahead, take out a $20 bill and put it in your hand. Notice the emotions you feel. Now, pull out a $100 bill and do the same thing. Cash definitely has feelings associated with it and you should discover what your feelings are and what cash means to you.

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Leadership

3 min read

Technician to Entrepreneur

For decades we've worked with small business owners who epitomize the EMyth as defined above. Granted, not all our clients fall into that category. But the majority of our clients are indeed Technicians who find themselves in the role of business owner without the knowledge or skills necessary to run a successful ...

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EMyth Team

Leadership

1 min read

Know your role

Overwhelm always begins by losing context. It is critically important that a Technician's job is approached from the Technician's perspective, managed by the Manager's perspective, and driven by the Entrepreneur's vision. If the Technician's job is executed from the Entrepreneur's vision, the result is frustration...

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