Blog: some edutainment

Content that is designed to educate as well as to entertain.

The Power of Leverage.

By John Nieuwenburg | Jun 13, 2012

The Power of Leverage. “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes   So what’s this got to do with Business? That’s a good question. Let me explain… Leverage is a general term for any technique to multiply gains and losses.…

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What is a mastermind group? How can it help you?

By John Nieuwenburg | Jun 9, 2012

What is a mastermind group? How can it help you? Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, first defined the mastermind as a “coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.” Hill’s concept of the “Master Mind” was inspired by Andrew…

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17 RULES TO LIVE BY; A Better Way to Live

By John Nieuwenburg | Jun 6, 2012

— From A Better Way to Live by Og Mandino 17 RULES TO LIVE BY From A Better Way to Live 1. Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play and you will finally…

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W5 Coaching

By John Nieuwenburg | Jun 1, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAw4iqo2wPE&feature=channel&list=UL

Fun way to see what W5 Coaching is all about!

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7 Keys for a Business Partnership That Works!

By John Nieuwenburg | May 18, 2012

1 – Start by building a shared Vision, Mission and Culture. As in any business, it’s critical for the partners to define the Vision, Mission and Culture of the venture as the very first step. If all brains aren’t going in the same direction in the same way, problems are bound to arise. The motives…

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What can you expect when you work with a Business Coach?

By John Nieuwenburg | May 12, 2012

There are almost as many different ways of delivering business coaching as there are business coaches. Some offer personal support and feedback, others combine a coaching approach with practical and structured business planning and bring a disciplined accountability to the relationship. Particularly in the small business market, business coaching is as much about driving profit…

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Which side of the scarcity or abundance question do you come out on?

By John Nieuwenburg | Apr 21, 2012

The world divides into two in lots of ways. For example in DiSC language people are generally more: • Introverted or extroverted • Task or feelings oriented In the language of Myers Briggs people are on a continuum in four areas: • Extraversion – Introversion • Sensing – Intuition • Thinking – Feeling • Judging…

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One man’s take on why it makes sense to have a business coach!

By John Nieuwenburg | Mar 25, 2012

Give me the biz, coach! From the Edmonton Sun: By Danny Hooper Celebrity shutterbug Fred Katz was chosen to judge the national image competition for the Professional Photographers of Canada. One of the great benefits of being self-employed is the fact nobody can fire you. At least that’s what I used to think. These days…

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Do you have a life jacket ready?

By John Nieuwenburg | Mar 17, 2012

In the past coaches were someone who provided advice, information, opinions and service. Today how we access information and form opinions is most certainly different than yesterday. We’re smack dab in the beginnings of a new era called the Information Age. How we access our information has changed from the limited choice model to one…

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Recent Testimonials

Dr. Jessica Chang: Avenue Eyecare

“Being a new business owner in the healthcare industry, John was very helpful in getting my business partner and I focused on building our clinic up one step at a time. He shared a lot of great tools and books that have given us a foundation to build on over the years to come. Thank…

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Quentin Miller

  John is one of my all time great mentors in life. I can highly recommend his services to anyone with a keen desire to learn, improve, and grow. He remains both a true friend and a trusted advisor. Quentin Miller Co-Founder of VeriClock Time Tracking and President of Vanguard Painting Ltd. Get our blog…

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Chris McBurney

We enjoyed working with John, he made us think about things we hadn’t previously and helped us make things happen in our business that should have happened long before. His knowledge of many types of businesses was a big asset to us. He is a great guy and easy to work with. We would recommend…

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Fred Lyhne: Simalex

Fred Lyhne Simalex Die Casting Simalex, a good old fashioned manufacturing company, had decent cash flow and customers with brand names. The company had been mismanaged for a number of years and was in rough shape when Fred Lyhne Jr. took over as CEO. Fred was essentially taking over a start up. Fred is extremely capable…

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Allison Cousins Marketing Consultant & Creative Director

“I highly recommend John Nieuwenburg and W5 Coaching. He’s a special kind of business coach. One who delivers the hard and fast goods (systems, business analysis, team development, sales strategies, etc.) and cares deeply for the business owner. In my first month working with John, I saw a 730% return on my coaching investment. Year…

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Moshe Ben-Shlomo

I was not looking for a business coach, I just happened to hear about you from a person that I was in contact with.  I sent you a quick mail; in retrospect, it was one of the best emails I have ever sent; it was a very short and simple email that led to a…

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Mary Lee Newnham

Was just thinking about you today as I finished my bank rec, also getting my accountant to come in today to do my year end stuff – the first year I have done it before June!!!! I have a new great bookkeeper – comes in twice a week to do more of the things that…

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Jason Winters, PhD Therapist

“When I first began working with John, I was just starting my practice. I had no business education or training, and was doing my best to learn on my own. It became very clear that I needed help and through a stroke of luck, I connected with John. We worked together for 4 months. In…

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Marc-Antoine Cuerrier

I have had the pleasure to have John as a business coach during the start up phase of my Construction Staffing Agency. During the months we have worked together, John has helped our company’s directors structure a business that allows us to track marketing efforts, augment our lead generation and boost our client conversion rate. I…

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Elinor Warkentin

  I’ve worked with John several times. He helped me take my business to the next level when I was doing well with clients but new to the world of small business. He introduced me to basic business concepts which he knew exceptionally well and gave me well-organized systems and tools for analyzing, tracking and…

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Recent Blog Posts

Is NOW the right time to hire a business coach?

When business is down, it might seem inappropriate to consider increasing expenditures by hiring a coach. Here are 3 ways to tell if you truly need a coach.

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Crisis Survival Guide

One of my mentors is Keith J. Cunningham.  This morning he sent out the newsletter below. It is well worth reading. Even better, take his advice. CASH is still the KING  Five birds are sitting side by side on a telephone wire. You shoot one of them, it falls off the wire and hits the…

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Invitation: join our peer group resource centre

In John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961, he ended it with the following memorable quote: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but…

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Leading through a crisis: shifting your mindset

My clients are asking me what they should be doing to minimize the impact of this pandemic on their businesses and I suspect that you’re wondering as well. I provided 5 specific steps here: doing business in a pandemic, what to focus on However, I think that the most important thing we can do right…

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Doing business in a pandemic: 5 things you should be focusing on right now

“May you live in interesting times” is an English expression which purports to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse. While seemingly a blessing, the expression is normally used ironically; life is better in “uninteresting times” of peace and tranquility than in “interesting” ones, which are usually times of trouble. (wikipedia reference) These most…

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How to know if you have a time management problem

How to know if you have a time management problem Do you never have enough time? Are you bogged down with putting out fires? Dealing with one urgent issue after another? Are you putting off important projects simply because you lack the time? When was the last time you had an entire weekend off? Business…

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9 Reasons You Should Join a Mastermind Group

9 Reasons You Should Join a Mastermind Group http://www.timewithjohn.com   9 Reasons You Should Join a Mastermind Group For business owners looking to improve their business, a mastermind group is one of the best opportunities to learn, connect, and grow. The number of self-employed professionals is expected to grow about three times in the next…

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3 IDEAS FROM James Clear

3 IDEAS FROM James Clear I.  Mastery requires both impatience and patience.The impatience to have a bias toward action, to not waste time, and to work with a sense of urgency each day.The patience to delay gratification, to wait for your actions to accumulate and to trust the process. II. When making plans, think big.When…

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5 Ways To Make Your Business More Valuable

The purpose of owning and operating a business extends beyond making as much money as quickly as possible. Value across the long haul matters just as much as short-term profit. The question is how to enhance the value of your business without significant risk or an egregiously large investment. Let’s take a look at five…

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How to Scale Up Your Service Business

How to Scale Up Your Service Business Increase the value of your company by training others in your area of expertise. It can be tough to grow a service business. Clients are typically buying your expertise, and if all you have to sell is time, the size of your business will always be limited by the…

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