become a better owner

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The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Business Owner

If you want a better business, you need to become a better owner.

This guide covers the 5 most important things you need to become a better owner.

  1. Mindset. Thinking like an owner and seeing the big picture of your business.
  2. Planning. Deciding what you want, setting a goal, and making plans to get after it.
  3. Habits. Changing your behaviours to help you get what you want.
  4. Learning. Getting new information and developing new skills.
  5. Growth. Facing your fears, stepping outside your comfort zone, and doing what it necessary to create the business of your dreams.

This guide provides in depth content on all of the above.

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1. Developing an Owner's Mindset.

How to think like a successful business person.

Are You Sacrificing Your Life for Your Business?

The purpose of a small business is to give the owner the life they want. Too many owners sacrifice their lives for their business. Here’s what to do about it.

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Are you thinking your way to poor results?

Your self-talk matters. Discover the one small mistake that people make in their thinking that can have a big negative impact on results.

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Beyond the Daily Grind: The Shift from Working IN Your Business to Working ON Your Business

Don’t get trapped working IN your business when you should be working ON your business. Here’s how to make the switch.

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The Emotional Rollercoaster of Taking Your Business to the Next Level

Taking your business to the next level can be an emotional rollercoaster. If you’re feeling a mixture of excitement and fear you’re probably encountering the transition curve. Here’s what you need to know.

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Up-Level Your Thinking by Asking Great Questions

Successful business owners strike a balance between thinking and doing. Here are some questions to prompt your best thinking.

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Taking the Leap: Embracing the Role of Business Owner

Are you a business owner? Or do you have a J-O-B in a business with your name on it? Here are 3 signs you haven’t made the leap to owner yet.

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3 Language Hacks to Propel You to Success

The words you speak can make the difference between joyfully moving towards certain success – or staying stuck, overwhelmed, and stressed out. Here’s how to choose them wisely.

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Seeing the Bigger Picture: How Reframing Can Help You Achieve Your Business Goals

When you reframe, you change the way you perceive a situation. Many business challenges can provide an opportunity for growth and learning. Here are three specific business situations where reframing can be useful.

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The 3 Things You Need to Get More out of Your Business

What would you like more of in your business? More money? More time freedom? More clients or customers? The 3 things you need to get that.

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Time, team, or money? Which is the biggest challenge in your business?

Business problems fall into 3 buckets: time, team, or money. Here are 100s of articles pulled from 15 years of helping clients solve these.

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Key Concepts: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

My notes from Steven Covey’s classic book. By incorporating these habits into your daily life and business, you can achieve greater success

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5 mindset shifts you need to make to scale

The process and tasks of scaling aren’t all that difficult. The hard part is changing your mindset. Here are 5 shifts you need to make in your THINKING if you want to scale your business.

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Is Your Vision Bigger Than Your Obstacles?

If you are working on a big goal, there are going to be problems, issues, and roadblocks along the way. Here’s the best way to overcome them

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6 big picture challenges small business owners need to think about

Take some time away from the day-to-day running of your business to focus on these big picture challenges. You and your business will be better for it.

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Be Do Have: a formula for success

You can use this basic formula for whatever it is you want to have. What kind of person you have to BE in order to DO so that you can HAVE.

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The real purpose of your business

When it comes to small business, there is one single foundational purpose that is often overlooked to the business owner’s detriment.

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Key Concepts: The E-Myth, Revisited

Just because you’re good at your work doesn’t mean that you’ll be good at running a business that offers that work. These key concepts will help you become a better owner.

Read More

Do you have a job or own a business?

Here are eight ways to ensure you are building a company, not just doing a job

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mindset
mindset

1. Developing an Owner's Mindset.

How to think like a successful business person.

mindset

Are You Sacrificing Your Life for Your Business?

The purpose of a small business is to give the owner the life they want. Too many owners sacrifice their lives for their business. Here’s what to do about it.

Read More

Are you thinking your way to poor results?

Your self-talk matters. Discover the one small mistake that people make in their thinking that can have a big negative impact on results.

Read More

Beyond the Daily Grind: The Shift from Working IN Your Business to Working ON Your Business

Don’t get trapped working IN your business when you should be working ON your business. Here’s how to make the switch.

Read More

The Emotional Rollercoaster of Taking Your Business to the Next Level

Taking your business to the next level can be an emotional rollercoaster. If you’re feeling a mixture of excitement and fear you’re probably encountering the transition curve. Here’s what you need to know.

Read More

Up-Level Your Thinking by Asking Great Questions

Successful business owners strike a balance between thinking and doing. Here are some questions to prompt your best thinking.

Read More

Taking the Leap: Embracing the Role of Business Owner

Are you a business owner? Or do you have a J-O-B in a business with your name on it? Here are 3 signs you haven’t made the leap to owner yet.

Read More

3 Language Hacks to Propel You to Success

The words you speak can make the difference between joyfully moving towards certain success – or staying stuck, overwhelmed, and stressed out. Here’s how to choose them wisely.

Read More

Seeing the Bigger Picture: How Reframing Can Help You Achieve Your Business Goals

When you reframe, you change the way you perceive a situation. Many business challenges can provide an opportunity for growth and learning. Here are three specific business situations where reframing can be useful.

Read More

The 3 Things You Need to Get More out of Your Business

What would you like more of in your business? More money? More time freedom? More clients or customers? The 3 things you need to get that.

Read More

Time, team, or money? Which is the biggest challenge in your business?

Business problems fall into 3 buckets: time, team, or money. Here are 100s of articles pulled from 15 years of helping clients solve these.

Read More

Key Concepts: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

My notes from Steven Covey’s classic book. By incorporating these habits into your daily life and business, you can achieve greater success

Read More

5 mindset shifts you need to make to scale

The process and tasks of scaling aren’t all that difficult. The hard part is changing your mindset. Here are 5 shifts you need to make in your THINKING if you want to scale your business.

Read More

Is Your Vision Bigger Than Your Obstacles?

If you are working on a big goal, there are going to be problems, issues, and roadblocks along the way. Here’s the best way to overcome them

Read More

6 big picture challenges small business owners need to think about

Take some time away from the day-to-day running of your business to focus on these big picture challenges. You and your business will be better for it.

Read More

Be Do Have: a formula for success

You can use this basic formula for whatever it is you want to have. What kind of person you have to BE in order to DO so that you can HAVE.

Read More

The real purpose of your business

When it comes to small business, there is one single foundational purpose that is often overlooked to the business owner’s detriment.

Read More

Key Concepts: The E-Myth, Revisited

Just because you’re good at your work doesn’t mean that you’ll be good at running a business that offers that work. These key concepts will help you become a better owner.

Read More

Do you have a job or own a business?

Here are eight ways to ensure you are building a company, not just doing a job

Read More
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2. Planning

Setting goals and charting a course to get them.

planning

Why You Need a Big “Why” Behind Your Goals

To successfully launch into the entrepreneurial stratosphere, you need to be like a rocket ship and find your momentum – the thing behind your goals. Here’s how…

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3 steps to creating an annual plan for your business

The quiet time between Christmas and the New Year is the ideal time to “have a think” about your business and make a plan so that you’re ready to hit the ground running come January. Here’s how.

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Make a better plan for next year by doing this first

Reviewing the past year gives you an opportunity to step back and gain a larger perspective on your business, laying the foundation for making your annual plan. Ask yourself these questions

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How to stick to a plan

Sticking to a plan is essential to success. If you struggle to stick to a plan, it could be because you are missing this one critical piece of the puzzle

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3 Steps to Create a Great Plan for the New Year

You only get 365 days to make an impact. What about this year’s plan will be different? Here’s how to make next year your best year ever.

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Why Planning is Valuable (but Plans are Not)

The people who achieve their dreams have more than a good plan. They commit themselves fully to the goals they have set.

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2. Planning

Setting goals and charting a course to get them.

planning

Why You Need a Big “Why” Behind Your Goals

To successfully launch into the entrepreneurial stratosphere, you need to be like a rocket ship and find your momentum – the thing behind your goals. Here’s how…

Read More

3 steps to creating an annual plan for your business

The quiet time between Christmas and the New Year is the ideal time to “have a think” about your business and make a plan so that you’re ready to hit the ground running come January. Here’s how.

Read More

Make a better plan for next year by doing this first

Reviewing the past year gives you an opportunity to step back and gain a larger perspective on your business, laying the foundation for making your annual plan. Ask yourself these questions

Read More

How to stick to a plan

Sticking to a plan is essential to success. If you struggle to stick to a plan, it could be because you are missing this one critical piece of the puzzle

Read More

3 Steps to Create a Great Plan for the New Year

You only get 365 days to make an impact. What about this year’s plan will be different? Here’s how to make next year your best year ever.

Read More

Why Planning is Valuable (but Plans are Not)

The people who achieve their dreams have more than a good plan. They commit themselves fully to the goals they have set.

Read More
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3. Habits

Shifting your default behaviours in a way that serves both you and your business better.

4 Strategies to Overcome Overthinking

Procrastinating? Stuck in analysis paralysis? These 4 strategies will help you break free from the overthinking trap and take action.

Read More

3 Tips to Make Habits Stick

Want to reach your goals? It’s your habits that will enable you to achieve them. Here are 3 tips for making new habits stick.

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The Science of Habit Making

The best way to implement change in your business and in your personal life is by developing better habits. Here are 4 science-based methods for making new habits.

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What do you do when you’re stuck trying to decide between 2 bad options?

A dilemma is a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives. Trying to choose just gets you stuck. Here’s what to do instead.

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Want to Crush Your Goals? Activate Your RAS

Setting a goal works, in part, because we program our brains to pay attention to the things that will help us achieve our dreams. Here’s how…

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3. Habits

Shifting your default behaviours in a way that serves both you and your business better.

habits

4 Strategies to Overcome Overthinking

Procrastinating? Stuck in analysis paralysis? These 4 strategies will help you break free from the overthinking trap and take action.

Read More

3 Tips to Make Habits Stick

Want to reach your goals? It’s your habits that will enable you to achieve them. Here are 3 tips for making new habits stick.

Read More

The Science of Habit Making

The best way to implement change in your business and in your personal life is by developing better habits. Here are 4 science-based methods for making new habits.

Read More

What do you do when you’re stuck trying to decide between 2 bad options?

A dilemma is a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives. Trying to choose just gets you stuck. Here’s what to do instead.

Read More

Want to Crush Your Goals? Activate Your RAS

Setting a goal works, in part, because we program our brains to pay attention to the things that will help us achieve our dreams. Here’s how…

Read More
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4. Learning

Gathering information and developing the skills you need as an entrepreneur.

learning

Work Smarter, Not Harder: The Power of Leverage

If you want more money and free time (or just less stress!) leveraging can be a useful tool for doing more with less. Here’s how…

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John Nieuwenburg’s Best Book Recommendations

If you want to gain an in-depth understanding of a topic – nothing beats a great book. Here are my best book recommendations for business owners, categorized by the business challenge they help with.

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Want to grow your business? Pay attention to the critical non-essentials.

Your non-expert clients can’t judge your expert skills. Instead, they’ll judge your competence based on other attributes of your business. How good are you at the critical non-essentials?

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Drive to Success: How “Windshield University” Can Help Business Owners Reach Their Goals

The most successful business owners are those that invest time and energy in their personal and professional development. Here’s how to fit in time for “reading” when you have no time.

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Want to be more successful in business? Try this

Without a boss to hold you accountable, it can be easy to let goals slide. Want more success? Find a way to build accountability into your business. Here’s how

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7 books to take your business to the next level

If you want a better business you need to learn to become a better owner. Read these 7 books to take your business to the next level.

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The Magic of Systems

A well-managed business is built on systems. As we say at W5: systems run the business, people run the systems, you lead the people. Here’s how

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Executive Leadership: a New Way to Approach Delegation

Executive leaders delegate at a higher level. They’re willing to let go control. As a result, they can pass off a LOT of the heavy lifting.

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4. Learning

Gathering information and developing the skills you need as an entrepreneur.

learning

Work Smarter, Not Harder: The Power of Leverage

If you want more money and free time (or just less stress!) leveraging can be a useful tool for doing more with less. Here’s how…

Read More

John Nieuwenburg’s Best Book Recommendations

If you want to gain an in-depth understanding of a topic – nothing beats a great book. Here are my best book recommendations for business owners, categorized by the business challenge they help with.

Read More

Want to grow your business? Pay attention to the critical non-essentials.

Your non-expert clients can’t judge your expert skills. Instead, they’ll judge your competence based on other attributes of your business. How good are you at the critical non-essentials?

Read More

Drive to Success: How “Windshield University” Can Help Business Owners Reach Their Goals

The most successful business owners are those that invest time and energy in their personal and professional development. Here’s how to fit in time for “reading” when you have no time.

Read More

Want to be more successful in business? Try this

Without a boss to hold you accountable, it can be easy to let goals slide. Want more success? Find a way to build accountability into your business. Here’s how

Read More

7 books to take your business to the next level

If you want a better business you need to learn to become a better owner. Read these 7 books to take your business to the next level.

Read More

The Magic of Systems

A well-managed business is built on systems. As we say at W5: systems run the business, people run the systems, you lead the people. Here’s how

Read More

Executive Leadership: a New Way to Approach Delegation

Executive leaders delegate at a higher level. They’re willing to let go control. As a result, they can pass off a LOT of the heavy lifting.

Read More
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5. Growth

Overcoming your fears, stepping outside your comfort zone, and becoming the confident business owner you need to be.

Feeling Stuck? Use The Formula for Change to Break Free

Feeling stuck? Inertia can be devastating to small business owners. Here’s a straightforward equation to jumpstart change and squash resistance.

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How to Be the Best Version of You: Practical Tips to Become a Better Business Owner

Want to thrive as a business owner? You need to focus on character, affirmations, and habits. In short, create a plan to be the best version of you that you can.

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The Truth About Comfort Zones

Everything you want in live (and business) is outside your comfort zone. Just beware of the panic zone, danger zone, and dying zone. This article explains the difference.

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Want more success? Stay in your circle of control

Too many business owners focus their attention in their circle of concern instead of their circle of control. Here’s how to spot the difference

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How to use the 3 A’s to become more successful at sales

Success comes as a result of what I like to call the 3 A’s: Acumen, Activity, and Attitude. Here’s how to apply those 3 A’s to get better at sales

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5. Growth

Overcoming your fears, stepping outside your comfort zone, and becoming the confident business owner you need to be.

growing

Feeling Stuck? Use The Formula for Change to Break Free

Feeling stuck? Inertia can be devastating to small business owners. Here’s a straightforward equation to jumpstart change and squash resistance.

Read More

How to Be the Best Version of You: Practical Tips to Become a Better Business Owner

Want to thrive as a business owner? You need to focus on character, affirmations, and habits. In short, create a plan to be the best version of you that you can.

Read More

The Truth About Comfort Zones

Everything you want in live (and business) is outside your comfort zone. Just beware of the panic zone, danger zone, and dying zone. This article explains the difference.

Read More

Want more success? Stay in your circle of control

Too many business owners focus their attention in their circle of concern instead of their circle of control. Here’s how to spot the difference

Read More

How to use the 3 A’s to become more successful at sales

Success comes as a result of what I like to call the 3 A’s: Acumen, Activity, and Attitude. Here’s how to apply those 3 A’s to get better at sales

Read More
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6. Getting Support

If you want to develop yourself as a business owner, an experienced guide can help you do so faster and with fewer mistakes.

What does a business coach or advisor do? How do you choose the right one? How do you know if coaching is right for you.

getting support

Do you need a business coach?

Thinking about getting a business coach? The things that hold us back from coaching are the reasons we need a coach in the first place!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Business Coaching

If you’ve ever thought about working with a business coach, I bet you have questions. So it’s a good thing I have answers. Here they are…

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7 Signs Your Business is Ready for Coaching

Hit a wall on your own? Thinking of partnering with a business coach? Here are 7 signs that you and your business are ready for coaching.

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A Catalyst for Change: The Role of Business Coaching in Your Growth Journey

What business coaching is, how it differs from consulting and life coaching, what to expect from your coach, and how a business coach can help you take your business to the next level.

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

What is coaching? What will we work on during our sessions? What will we do first? How long does it take? Answers to these questions and more!

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Is getting a business coach your ticket to freedom?

Your business should give you the freedom to live the life you want. Instead, owners find themselves trapped working for their businesses. Here’s how coaching can help you find your way out.

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The top 5 reasons why coaching “doesn’t work”

Thinking about hiring a business coach? Before you waste your time or money, you might want to read this first.

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When is a good time to hire a business coach?

Working with a business coach is a significant commitment. Asking this question is a sign that NOW might be a good time. Here are 20 more…

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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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6. Getting Support

If you want to develop yourself as a business owner, an experienced guide can help you do so faster and with fewer mistakes.

What does a business coach or advisor do? How do you choose the right one? How do you know if coaching is right for you.

getting support

Do you need a business coach?

Thinking about getting a business coach? The things that hold us back from coaching are the reasons we need a coach in the first place!

Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about Business Coaching

If you’ve ever thought about working with a business coach, I bet you have questions. So it’s a good thing I have answers. Here they are…

Read More

7 Signs Your Business is Ready for Coaching

Hit a wall on your own? Thinking of partnering with a business coach? Here are 7 signs that you and your business are ready for coaching.

Read More

A Catalyst for Change: The Role of Business Coaching in Your Growth Journey

What business coaching is, how it differs from consulting and life coaching, what to expect from your coach, and how a business coach can help you take your business to the next level.

Read More

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

What is coaching? What will we work on during our sessions? What will we do first? How long does it take? Answers to these questions and more!

Read More

Is getting a business coach your ticket to freedom?

Your business should give you the freedom to live the life you want. Instead, owners find themselves trapped working for their businesses. Here’s how coaching can help you find your way out.

Read More

The top 5 reasons why coaching “doesn’t work”

Thinking about hiring a business coach? Before you waste your time or money, you might want to read this first.

Read More

When is a good time to hire a business coach?

Working with a business coach is a significant commitment. Asking this question is a sign that NOW might be a good time. Here are 20 more…

Read More

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.

Read More

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