Intentional Growth

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June 30, 2022 01:04:13
#307: [Owner Success Stories] Are You Running a Lifestyle Business or Are You Creating a Valuable Asset?

#307: [Owner Success Stories] Are You Running a Lifestyle Business or Are You Creating a Valuable Asset?

Ep. #3 [THEME TWO]   We have two business owners, Rob Dube and Cindy Banchy, on the show to wrap up our second theme, “Are You Creating a Lifestyle Business or a Valuable Asset.” They share how they shifted their mindset to think about their company like an asset, what their future goals are, and how their lives - and businesses - have changed since they adapted this new mindset.    Rob and Cindy discuss the three areas they focused on to help them run their company like and as an asset: trust your people, understand your financials (using the three financial statements), and follow your vision. Both of them dive deep into those three areas and pretty much give away the start-to-finish foundational points that will allow you to turn your business into a valuable asset, create future options, and how to successfully sit in the “owner’s box” instead of the management team.   //WATCH THE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE: Intentional Growth™ Podcast   What You Will Learn What it took for Cindy and Rob to shift their mindset to view their company like a financial asset and not just a job. Why Rob believes financials truly tell the story of the health of a business. How each business owner views their company and their relationship with the business and management team. Ownership roles vs. management roles and how that relates to normalized EBITDA. How each business owner separated their ego from their business to better run their business like an asset. ...

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June 23, 2022 01:14:19
#306: The Business Owner’s Dilemma: Solving for Current Cash Flow vs. Long Term Business Value Creation

#306: The Business Owner’s Dilemma: Solving for Current Cash Flow vs. Long Term Business Value Creation

EP. #2 [THEME TWO]   Should you reinvest your business’s profits or take home distributions instead? In this episode, Ali Nasser, founder and CEO of AltruVista, is on the show to help us answer this question and continue our current theme: are you running a lifestyle business or creating a valuable asset?   Ali talks about the three critical dilemmas that are on every entrepreneur's mind when it comes to growing your business and lifestyle. He explains how to think about reinvesting in your company vs. taking the money home and investing (or spending) outside your company, how to plan for an exit, and how to create a legacy you are proud of. The first topic he challenges us to get clarity on is… well, you guessed it, what do you want long-term? Ali walks us through different reinvestment strategies as well as how to plan for an eventual exit based on the capital you need for your lifestyle and legacy (which is tightly integrated into the Intentional Growth™ Principle #2 - Financial Targets).    Many entrepreneurs feel trapped when it comes to thinking about an exit, which is why we’ve been talking about how to view your company as a financial asset that gives you choices to exit when and how you want if you build a company worth what you want–or need–it to be worth. If you know what you want long-term and how much it costs to live the lifestyle you want–while saving some money for low-risk investments–you will find clarity on the right mix of reinvesting back in the business and saving outside the business so you can hit your long-term financial goals.   //WATCH THE ...

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June 16, 2022 01:20:18
#305: How to View Your Company as a Financial Asset by Clarifying Ownership & Management Roles & Focusing on 3 Financial Targets

#305: How to View Your Company as a Financial Asset by Clarifying Ownership & Management Roles & Focusing on 3 Financial Targets

EP. #1 [THEME TWO]   Today, we kick off a new theme: are you running a lifestyle business or are you growing a valuable asset? In this episode, Arkona co-founders Ryan Tansom and Pat Hobby break down what it takes to view your business as a financial asset - regardless of when you want to sell - so you can focus on growing the value of the company. By running your business as a financial asset, you can focus your time, money, and energy on areas that will increase the company’s valuation by creating sustainable, predictable, and transferable cash flow. The more valuable your company is, the more choices you will have down the road and it will allow you to create wealth, enjoy work, and make an impact.  Ryan and Pat dive deep into some key concepts that will help you walk away with a clear understanding of the metrics that you need to focus on - and what they mean - in order to see what your company is worth today and how you can project out the value of the company years into the future. It all starts by clearly understanding the difference between your ownership role versus your management role and three financial targets. // WATCH THE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE: Intentional Growth™ Podcast   What You Will Learn The difference between a lifestyle business and long-term value creation. The three financial targets that will help you view your business as a financial asset. The number one thing holding people back from long-term value creation. The ...

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June 09, 2022 01:34:43
 #304: [Owner Success Stories] What Do You Want From Your Business and Why?

#304: [Owner Success Stories] What Do You Want From Your Business and Why?

EP. #4 [THEME ONE]   This is a very special episode to cap off our first series “What Do You Want From Your Business and Why.” We have a panel of four business owners–along with Dr. Stacy Feiner–who are willing to share their personal journeys about getting clear on what they wanted from their businesses and how it impacted their decision-making, stakeholders, and personal happiness.    The group shares their stories about what led them to feel lost and confused and how they overcame it by learning more about themselves and their stakeholder ecosystem. They explain what drove them to seek outside help (coaching with Dr. Stacy Feiner) instead of trying to solve the problem themselves and the enormous progress they have achieved since.   // WATCH THE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE: Intentional Growth™ Podcast   What You Will Learn The personal struggles these entrepreneurs were going through that led them to seek outside help. How coaching can eliminate personal and mental blind spots.  What it’s like after having clarity on what you want and why, and how that impacts your business, stakeholders, and decision-making. Why and how relationships with the people around you (both business and personal) can improve and grow as a result of coaching. The impact of not having tools and resources to help you communicate what you want with your stakeholders. How conflict with others and internal anxiety can be reduced–or eliminated–if you do the hard work to look inside and get clarity on what you want and why. ...

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June 02, 2022 01:10:27
#303: The 10 Disciplines for Managing and Maximizing Your Energy with Rob Dube

#303: The 10 Disciplines for Managing and Maximizing Your Energy with Rob Dube

EP. #3 [THEME ONE]   On today’s show we have someone who lives and breathes living life with intention. Rob Dube is the co-founder of imageOne, one of Forbes Top 25 Small Businesses in America, and on the list of the Inc. 5000.    Rob recently partnered with his friend and mentor Gino Wickman to create “The 10 Disciplines - manage and maximize your energy”. The 10 Disciplines helps entrepreneurs get unstuck so they can accomplish their long-term goals while avoiding burnout. Over the years, Rob has learned from top performers like Gino and Jack Stack on how to find your energy and focus on the things that matter, all based on “10-Year Thinking.”  If you are a business owner that feels stuck or is near burnout, get clear on what you want from your business and why by listening to Rob Dube give an overview on “The 10 Disciplines” on how to manage and maximize your energy.   // WATCH THE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE: Intentional Growth™ Podcast   What You Will Learn What “The 10 Disciplines” are and how they help you manage and maximize your energy. The difference between 10-year thinking and goals. What led Rob to understanding what he wanted from his business and why. Why mindfulness and meditation is a huge core value in Rob’s life. What optimal life means and how it translates to what you want from your business and why. The definition of energy and how it’s used in the context of high performing. ...

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May 26, 2022 01:20:58
#302: Becoming Self Aware and Understanding Your Stakeholder Ecosystem with Dr. Stacy Feiner

#302: Becoming Self Aware and Understanding Your Stakeholder Ecosystem with Dr. Stacy Feiner

EP. #2 [THEME ONE]   On today’s show with Dr. Stacy Feiner, she returns for her second time to go in-depth on why self-awareness affects your ability to enjoy work, create wealth, and make an impact and ultimately affect the long-term value of your business. Dr. Feiner is an innovative psychologist who helps elite performers identify and overcome mental barriers to achieve more, all with intention. Having worked with hundreds of business owners by now, she understands how emotionally-charged situations can derail even the best-intentioned leaders.    Dr. Feiner discusses the three things EVERY business owner wants and what happens when those three things don’t align. She then covers the five mental barriers every business owner experiences plus the cause and effect of those barriers. Finally, she shares what emotional maturity is in business and how to develop a high-performing ecosystem around that. Sometimes problems with an entrepreneur's vision aren’t an external problem–they’re from within. Learn some high-performing self-development concepts from this elite coach by listening to this amazing episode.   // WATCH THE INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE: Intentional Growth™ Podcast   What You Will Learn How the health of the business owner affects the health of the entire ecosystem. The difference between self-awareness and emotional awareness. The five mental blockers every business owner experiences. The difference between coaching and therapy. The common problems business owners experience when their actions and goals aren’t aligned with their values. How the three things all business owners want are impacted by one’s self-awareness. Why ...

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