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George is author of "The Next Level Entrepreneur" and has spent more than 25 years of working with companies of all sizes guiding them to their Next Level. He draws on his extensive business acumen to provide direction, growth solutions, and clarity to millennial entrepreneurs.

There’s restoration in your enthusiasms in this fast pace society!

By George Black | Greater Fulfillment

When was the last time you pursued an interest or enthusiasm? Has it been a while?

Do you feel like there’s just not enough time in the day to make time for your interests and enthusiasms?

Does this fast pace society have you burned out and exhausted? If so, read on! 

Let's talk about how you can find restoration with your enthusiasms in this fast pace society

An Amazing Life Lesson From Winston Churchill

Our culture today tells us to never stop working. Let me assure you that accepting this lie and living this lifestyle will not lead anywhere good

I know it won’t be enough to just read about this topic. That’s why I’ve decided to open up a FREE resource to you

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How to Scale Your Business Profitably

By George Black | Profitable Growth

Ready, Aim, Fire

In my previous blog titled “Do More Customers Equal More Profits?” I began to answer a question I received: 

“How can I better utilize the customers I currently have to become profitable and how can I market and attract more customers to become consistently profitable?”

I am answering this question in my 2 minute video series: “Daily Guidance with Practical Encouragement” on my YouTube channel: The Entrepreneur Guide.

In this video from my Daily Guidance I share a real story about an entrepreneur that will help you understand how to better utilize your current customer base to become more profitable! 

Remember: more customers don’t necessarily equal more profits. 

Ready, Aim: You must evaluate your maintained margin. 

If you took the action in the previous blog, then you checked out your margins and done some work to properly “aim” and adjust your target margins to a level that can produce profit. 

Fire: Now you’re “ready” to “fire” and begin scaling your business with more customers, because you know your target margins are profitable.

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More Joy and Freedom in 2020

By George Black | Greater Fulfillment

Have you considered ‘finding more joy and freedom in your life’ something to pursue in 2020?

Notice I didn’t say ‘resolution’ or ‘goal’. Most of us don’t make it past February with those.

What if you set More Joy and Freedom as your theme for 2020?

What if this is the year you decide to uncover more joy and freedom that is available to you and begin to live into it? 

First, let me declare that there is more joy and freedom available for you.

The reason most aren’t accessing more joy and freedom is because they keep themselves too busy.

Jobs, careers, activities, over commitments, internet, facebook, etc…

And we forget what we’re here for, or maybe we never knew.

What if you knew your calling? What if you had a vision for your life?

Can you imagine how doing something you love could change your way of life?

One way to bring more joy and freedom into your life:

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How to Become Truly Rich

By George Black | Business Strategy

Knowing Where You're Headed

The Strategies to Actionsmasterclass participants are already experiencing great progress in just 4 weeks! (see my P.S.)

One of the key things we’ve worked on with the company leaders in the class is becoming clear on where their company is headed. 

This week, I’d like to share with you why I always start hereand why it is so important. 

It’s been my experience that when asked where their company is headed, most leaders will give a number like increasing sales or profit growth. 

The problem with that answer is that it’s a metric, not a direction. 

Without strategy, these kinds of metrics lead to tactical thinking.

As I’ve said before, most wars are won or lost at the strategic level, not the tactical level. And the same is true for any business.

To build a great company,leaders must transcend this tactical level of thinking. 

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Failure Isn’t Final and Failure Never Fatal

By George Black | Greater Fulfillment

The Tender Question

Garrett asks me a question about failure and I was surprised how it hit me emotionally. I guess it’s because I am passionate to see every entrepreneur succeed.

I love entrepreneurs and I know it’s brutal out there, because I’m out there, too.  It pains my heart to see an entrepreneur who has been beaten up on their journey. 

We all feel like a failure sometimes. 

Watch the video below to see my response to his question, 

“What words do you have for an entrepreneur who feels like a failure?” 

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Get Back to Where you Once Belonged: Your Passions

By George Black | Greater Fulfillment

Has this ever happened to you? Before you start your day, you have these aspirational things you’re excited to work on. 

Like the other week, I was all fired up to start the day by engaging on a particular marketing strategy. 

I know this strategy is key to my Next Level which is sourced in my passions. So, I was excited to work on it, because it’s moving me in the direction of my passion.

But as I began working, it felt like it was a magnet to every distraction imaginable. 

What’s worse, these distractions were legitimate: a tax form needed to be filed, several emails needed an immediate response, then came a meeting that had been scheduled, by that point I was so far into the day I concluded:

Well, I might as well clear other stuff off “my plate” today and 
work on that strategy tomorrow.

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Where Are You Headed?

By George Black | Business Strategy

That’s the question I’ve asked my new clients and prospects for over 25 years. Before you read any further... 
What’s your answer to that question?
Quick! What pops into your head? Jot it down.
Now don’t change it. At least not yet, ok?

The Results from Great Direction

What I discovered was that if I knew where a client was headed, then I could typically deliver great returns on their investment in my services as their outsourced, part-time Strategist and CFO (Chief Financial Officer).

Conversely, if I could never get a direction from them, then their returns were miniscule. Oh, I could always cover their investment in my services, that’s been something I’ve done with every client. But, they never saw the 10x, 20x, or even 100x returns that other clients experienced.

As I began to see these results, I realized:

Just how important great direction is to the success of any company. Without it you just live in the day to day grind.

But to reach where you’re headed, well that requires your best strategies.

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