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jen-pic-2Running a business is a scary thing.

This was the topic of a recent thread in Thriveal’s private online community. A member was seeking the wisdom and input from others on whether or not that still, small voice should, in fact, be told to shut up or serve as a warning that something needed attention. I love the transparency in our community.

It turns out that fear is pretty common. We fear forgetting something really important that will impact our customers. We fear losing a big customer. We fear hiring the wrong person. We fear change. We fear trying something new and it being a big flop. We fear technology making our jobs obsolete. We fear being sued. We fear running out of new ideas. We fear sharing our ideas because someone else might steal it. We fear not knowing the answer. Read more

Greg Kyte 2Lately I’ve been hearing this kind of crap:


I call BS. The American Dream is not dead; its bastardized, mutant, entitled misinterpretation is.


First, let’s make sure we know what the hell we’re talking about. The American Dream (that’s not dead) is the idea that if you’re really smart and really hard working, the life you lead in the future can be dramatically better than the life you had in the past. The American Dream says that opportunities exist; if you find them quicker and leverage them better than the next guy, you’ll make some money and your dad might finally be proud of you. The American Dream says that the employee can become the boss, the tenant can become the landlord, and the janitor can become the head custodian.



If you want to be a member of Thriveal, you have three options. You can be an Artisan, a Craftsman, or a Builder. I’ll provide an overview in this week’s post and we can dig into each level more specifically in later posts.

Artisans are those who have been running their own firms long enough to know what growing pains feel like. They have a certain level of revenue and at least one team member. Some have partners. They are looking for growth, but they want to be strategic as they grow. Read more

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