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The right systems set your company up to thrive—even when you're not there.

Got systems?

Our natural world is a great example of systems at work—solar systems, ecosystems, weather systems, bodily systems, and so forth. As humans, we naturally look for patterns to solve problems and make extraordinary advancements. We search for ways to turn chaos into order and to discover efficient and repeatable way...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

Who is your best customer?

As a business owner, attracting customers is so central and occupies so much of your focus that it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that not all customers are created equal. Not knowing who your best customer is results in countless and costly efforts to attract a customer who isn’t actually your ideal. You suffer...

Lynn Goza - EMyth

Lynn Goza

How to create a vision you'll really use

As a business owner, you’re the leader. You need to decide what your business will do, how it must do it, and where it will go next. But what happens when you lose sight of your goal? Creating a vision for your business reminds you of the destination.When you try to move forward without it, you’re left jumping bli...

Matt Carle - EMyth

Matt Carle

How to find your why... on purpose

If ever you’ve longed to find out why you’re here—your purpose, your big mission—this blog is for you! This blog is it. Your silver bullet. The answer you’ve been seeking for years. Read on to discover the 5 steps you need to take to find the answers to your deepest questions, all in 30 minutes and while surfing F...

David Foster - EMyth

David Foster

How Harry took back his life

A life consumed exclusively by your business is not a life worth living. Let me tell you about Harry. Harry was a deeply spiritual man. He wanted to have the time to be involved with his church’s philanthropic efforts, and he yearned to give what he could to create a better world and set an example for his young d...

Lynn Goza - EMyth

Lynn Goza

Practice, practice, practice

When was the last time you took a vacation? Did you unplug from your business? No cell phone, no email, no emergencies interrupting your time away? Most business owners find that kind of break nearly impossible to take because the business isn’t setup to work without them. If you’re like most of these folks, unplu...

Matt Carle - EMyth

Matt Carle

Want a better business? Find what lights you up

Oh no . . . This is my life. Diana and her two partners had a business that served the skateboarding community. When they first began coaching with me, the wheels were starting to come off for Diana. She was on the verge of quitting. “I want out,” she said, “of all of it. Everything feels like it comes down to me....

Judith Lerner - EMyth

Judith Lerner

What's your real job in the company?

Many business owners struggle to make the shift from working in their business to working on their business because they’re so used to running the day-to-day operations that they don’t realize what’s required to do things differently. It’s not about tactics or to-do lists, it’s about the owner’s mindset and how th...

Matt Carle - EMyth

Matt Carle

When running your business right feels wrong

You know that making the shift from your Technician personality (the one who does all the work) to your Entrepreneur personality (the one who has the vision and decides the strategy) starts with shifting your perspective, the way you look at your business, and the way you relate to it. But what often happens is th...

Janet Beatty - EMyth

Janet Beatty

How to work on it while working in it

Have you ever found yourself emptying the trash at the end of the day? What about printing shipping labels, cleaning dishes, packing boxes, entering receipts or customer data, or loading trucks? (Or maybe all of these things?) And all this is on top of the work you do selling, responding to customers, completing t...

Janet Beatty - EMyth

Janet Beatty

How’s business? It depends on which hat You’re wearing

One of the things we really care about at EMyth is helping business owners Work On it, not just In it. By “it”, we mean the business. Most owners spend most of their time and energy In the business—involved in the day-to-day “doing it”—when the most powerful thing they can do as leaders is work On it—things like c...

Judith Lerner - EMyth

Judith Lerner

Work on it, not just in it

If you’re one of the many millions of fans of Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Revisited, you know that there’s no message that’s had a more universal impact on business owners than work on it, not just in it. Over the last 30 years, since The E-Myth was first published in 1986, this phrase has become part of the busin...

Ilene Frahm - EMyth

Ilene Frahm

The system to achieve your goals in 2017

Have you ever stepped back from your business for a few hours to think about what you want this company to give you? Maybe it's the dream you started with, the one that gave you the momentum and courage to quit a job and venture out on your own. Maybe it's the time and support you want to dedicate to your family a...

Jed Bickford - EMyth

Jed Bickford