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We know business owners don't like to follow rules, but are there ones you choose to follow? Which ones make you a better owner and leader? Jill likes the kindergarten rule, better known as the Golden Rule - treat others the way you'd want to be treated. Let's just all be nice to each other! She's also punctual, showing up at the agreed upon time..on most days. Along those same lines, Brad loves using meeting invites. It keeps Brad on track (since he's a self-confessed moron when it comes to his calendar) and ensures both parties show up at the right time! He pays people on time and won't work them down on their fee too, because he wouldn't want it done to him. Basically, let's all live by the Golden Rule and the world will be a happy place. They also talk about the Top 5 New Business Rules in this episode and welcome coach, speaker, and podcaster Amy Smalarz to the show. Listen in! »


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Who's the most unmanageable person in your business? You, the business owner! Brad and Jill theorize why - is it because we're control freaks, like to do everything, and don't want anybody telling us what to do? Is it because we just don't fit in a corporate environment? If you know the magic answer, call and tell us why! Jill recalls her time at a super corporate place and how she did everything she was supposed to do and enjoyed it, but then went to grad school and realized she never wanted to go back to corporate. She needs her freedom and thrives in it! Brad shares how he'll sit down with business owners time and time again, explain to them how they're ruining their business, yet they don't do anything about it. They also talk about the Top 5 Systems To Get You Through The Day in this episode and they welcome people development trainer and fairy dust sprinkler Alissa Friedman to the show. Listen in! »

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Alissa Friedman is a trainer and coach who lifts the fog and helps people get out of their own way. Find her on about.me and LinkedIn.


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What's the best spam you've ever received? Jill got an email from an unknown sender and the first thing she saw was a picture of an adorable dog. Once she read through the copy and got to a sales pitch, she deleted it. BUT, she received more follow-up emails from the company that all included pictures of cute dogs! Considering the emails were memorable enough for Jill to forward them to Brad and talk about them in this episode, but not enough for her to remember the company name or even what they sell, is the approach worth it? Let Brad and Jill know! Call, email, tweet..including pictures of adorable dogs won't hurt either. We also hear from a longtime listener who emailed and expressed how much she enjoyed the short series on hiring we recently did (we hear you Nedra, and thank you for emailing!). She requested more themes, including one on systems and processes around running a business. So, in the first of a short series on systems, Jill and Brad talk about the Top 5 Systems To Keep Your Business On Track  and they welcome photographer Monika Labbe to the show. Listen in! »


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Are you aware of the things you do and the way you act? Brad has been paying attention to awareness a lot lately and noticed he acts differently. For example, someone recently told him he tends to interrupt others and ever since then, he's been aware of it happening (and he tries to stop of course). Jill thinks she became much more self-aware when she started her own business. She thought she was pretty normal until a ton of people told her "You're so crazy!" When you hear something over and over again, it might be true. But, embrace it, champion it, and allow it to make you a better leader! Brad and Jill help you get to that point by sharing the Top 5 Things That Will Make You More Self-Aware In Business in this episode and they welcome super mom and super CEO Danielle Dy Buncio to the show. Listen in! »


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  • Danielle Dy Buncio is president and CEO of VIATechnik, providers of technology solutions to the engineering & construction industry. Find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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