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Josh Patrick

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Are You Curious?

For most of us, being happy is something we’re very interested in doing. For me, it’s not only being happy but having a full life at all.

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Topics: curiosity, making your life better,


Maybe The Most Important Blog Post I've Ever Written

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First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out….

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Topics: business philosophy


Does Financial Freedom From Your Business Always Seem Like It's Five Years Away?

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For the past several months I’ve been thinking about a few things I see with planning for smaller businesses.  Two groups could plan for you, and I think both kinds miss the point.

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Topics: financial freedom project, financial freedom, business owner financial planning


Flash Notice: If You Want Business Clarity - Read This Entire Blog Post Right Now

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I’ve been thinking about the idea of values that run your life be integrated into your business.  At the root of our values is how does our philosophy of life use these values to show us the direction we need to move?

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Topics: Values, business values, business philosophy


Really, You Didn't Let Those Accidental Values In Did You?

Values are an integral part of your life and your business.  Our video talks about not only how values are important in your life, but also talk about why you want to make sure you don't have accidental values magically appear.  

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Topics: business owner video, accidental values


4 Areas Of Profit You Need To Pay Attention To

Profit is the lifeblood of business.  Without it your business won't last very long.

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Topics: profitability, business owner video, sustainable business, 4 areas of profit, Profit First


Will You Make These Mistakes With Your Business Transition?

Moving from being a business owner to an ex-business owner could be one of the more difficult transitions you'll ever make.  This video will help you understand the four stages of transitions and what some of the pitfalls is in each of them are.

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Topics: business succession, business transitions, Business transition


3 Things You Need To Do To Hire A Great Employer

The largest asset you have is your ability to earn money.  If that's true, why are you spending so much time working for crummy companies working for horrible bosses?

In today's video we're switching things around.  Normally we talk about how to hire a great employee.  Today we're going to talk about what you should do if you're looking to hire a great employer.

Here's a spoiler alert.  It's the same except you do it backwards.  Watch this video to find out what I'm talking about.  And, leave a comment about what you think about this below.

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Stop.....Watch This Video Before You Sell Your Business

In today’s video, I talk about what I call the winddown strategy. This is where you don’t even try to sell your business. Instead, you keep the 20% of your book of business that you love and make you a lot of money. You then find a home for the other 80% of your business, even if it means just giving this business away.

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Topics: succession planning, sustainable business


Is It Time To Panic?

 

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The last week has brought extreme volatility back to the markets. We’ve had several years where the market was going in one direction, and that direction was the one we like, increasing on a regular basis. In fact, it’s been two years since we had our last market “correction.”

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Topics: Investments


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