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How an operations manual can save your business

During the last long-haul flight I was on, I re-watched Apollo 13 (the one with Tom Hanks as Jim Lovell). Perhaps not the best choice as I was hurtling through the sky at 500 mph in a tin-can myself, but there’s something to be said for the thrill. If you haven’t seen the film, it's based on real-life events and i...

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Nick Lawler

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How can ordinary people create extraordinary results?

This week, I want to share a concept that will help you turn your current business frustrations into operational systems. It’s one small step for you and your team—but it will be one giant leap for your business. There were some days as a business owner when I felt completely consumed by my business. The only thin...

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Nick Lawler

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3, 2, 1, blast off: The growth paradox

In my first article in this series on systems, I introduced the idea that as the owner and entrepreneur in your business, you're also the systems engineer. In this second article, I propose that when building better designed systems solutions to solve frustrations, it’s common to start in the wrong place.

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Nick Lawler

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How to run your business like NASA going to the moon

I can remember watching the moon landings on a black and white television as a young boy and being fascinated by the idea. I’m still young enough at heart to feel excited by big rockets and the notion of space travel. I apologize up-front if space isn’t your thing, but building rockets and flying to the moon is a ...

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Nick Lawler

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5 steps for documenting systems

Without documentation, “great systems” are only rough ideas about the way you do things in your business. And all your tasks, functions, processes and procedures—the way that you and your staff habitually do everything—are nothing more than good intentions.

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Adam Traub

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How to cultivate leaders you trust

Okay—let’s say you’ve taken all the necessary steps to build a self-sustaining business. You’ve made a clear decision to do it, and you’ve let your desire build. You’ve let go of unproductive beliefs and are thinking like an Entrepreneur. You’ve come to see your business as a process designed to produce a desired ...

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