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Every company is a reflection of its leader. What does yours say about you?

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

man looking into the distance contemplating his business

Knowing yourself is the beginning of wisdom

Your business is a reflection of your views, attitudes, beliefs, thoughts, fears, worries, wishes and more. And whether or not you're aware of it, all of these things come together to shape your mindset, which has a real impact on your business. If you want to achieve all that you dreamed of when you set out on yo...

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

When Kim found her vision

When I started as a business coach, my life did not look like it does today. I lived in the city, in a house that was in the middle of a subdivision. I worked for someone else and had never considered myself an entrepreneur. My default vision at the time was that I would continue to build a career for myself insid...

Rachel Clark - EMyth

Rachel Clark

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

Your business is a vehicle: Where is it taking you?

At EMyth, we take the approach that owning a business is a vehicle to give you more life. It’s a place to grow and to discover who you are and the way you want to express yourself in the world. It’s a place for creativity and innovation that can bring you closer to your own strengths, your own purpose, your own he...

Judith Lerner - EMyth

Judith Lerner

Create your picture of a business that works (so you can live your life)

In the beginning If you’re like many of our clients, you had a picture in your mind when you started your business of what you wanted to do. You could clearly see how your first office or store would look. You imagined your customers and employees. You saw yourself in the center of it all. You understood that it w...

Tricia Huebner - EMyth

Tricia Huebner

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

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

Why your core values have everything to do with your business

Overwhelmed. Tired. Depressed. Stressed. This is how I felt having created a business that was a reflection of me without really knowing who I was and what I wanted from my life. I was tired, unhappy, in chaos and felt like my world was coming down around me. The world was in recession and I was caught in the eye ...

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EMyth Team

5 questions to ask yourself before delegating

Do you ever ask an employee for something you requested several days earlier and get a puzzled look? Or get the response: “I didn’t know you wanted it today.” Or even more baffling, the employee tells you: “I don’t know how to do that.” These are the kinds of answers that cause many owners to hesitate when delegat...

Steve Edkins - EMyth

Steve Edkins

Overcoming org chart writer's block: Results oriented

This is the fifth installment in helping you fully develop and implement Org Charts and Position Agreements, which support a culture of ownership within your business. Click here for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. “My employees know what to do, but if one thing goes wrong, they just stand around.” “They can ge...

Janet Beatty - EMyth

Janet Beatty

Overcoming org chart writer’s block

This is the first installment in helping you fully develop and implement Org Charts and Position Agreements, which support a culture of ownership within your business. There is a certain point in every business when you realize you need to organize your people more effectively. And it can happen with as few as fiv...

Janet Beatty - EMyth

Janet Beatty