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Why “Get Different” belongs on your bookshelf

Why “Get Different” belongs on your bookshelf

Get Different launched yesterday, so today, I want to give you an overview of the book so you can honestly assess if it’s worth your money and time. I also want to give you a picture of who Mike is as a person.

Do you actually have a systems problem?

Do you actually have a systems problem?

I hear this a lot from my clients. They’ll come to me saying they need to get a better process, but when we dig in, we discover that while a better process will definitely help them, we’re going to need to do something else too… Read more on my blog.

Systems Tips for Transitions

Systems Tips for Transitions

The past few weeks have been a big time of transition for many of us. If we have kids, we’ve said goodbye to summer and initiated a new routine. If we traveled in August, we’re back in the office and settling in for the fall season. If we thought we were pretty much...

Entrepreneurial Freedom Isn’t Inevitable

Entrepreneurial Freedom Isn’t Inevitable

Like many of you, I started my business because I wanted more freedom. I wanted to take time off on my own terms and flex my schedule around raising small children without a constant sense of tension. To be honest, I thought this new amazing lifestyle would just...

How putting profit first helps your business — and you

How putting profit first helps your business — and you

You get to hear from a new voice today! Ean Price Murphy is a bookkeeper and financial coach, and most importantly, she is a huge fan of Profit First. Profit First is a simple reframe for how you think about your money, but it can be a total game-changer. I'll let her...

It’s time to unplug

It’s time to unplug

54% of American employees feel like they can take an unplugged vacation.

That’s not many, is it?

Well, here’s the bad news: only 14% of small business owners feel the same way.

Let’s start taking unplugged vacations, y’all!

I’m in Authority Magazine!

I’m in Authority Magazine!

I just got featured in Authority Magazine!
I’m so excited about this article and the video I made to go with it.
Check it out to learn:
– Five things every entrepreneur needs to know to create a successful service-based business
– My backstory and how I started A Squared
– My funniest mistake as a new entrepreneur
– My vision and mission
– My guiding principles and values
– How I think about hard times
And more..

How I work (by the numbers)

How I work (by the numbers)

I talk a lot about entrepreneurial freedom and time leadership as a concept.

BUT it can be really helpful to see in real black and white exactly what it looks like for other people so we can get ideas and brainstorm our own vision.

On the blog this week, I shared exactly that – the specific numbers of what my working life has looked like over the past three years of running a business.

I talk about what worked, what didn’t, and where I’m going next.

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