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When Should We Put Technology Aside? technology-mobile-website-socialmedia-appraising Jun 01, 2022

I woke up to a text the other morning from one of my employees. The text had been sent at 12:30 AM! Now, I turn my phone off at night (other than making allowances for emergencies), so it did not wake me, but I have to admit to being a bit annoyed when the text was received. The message was sent...

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A Year in Review lifestyle-goals-future-slow-appraiser Feb 01, 2022

With the end of the year upon us, it’s important to look back on where we’ve been. During that process, however, it is also important to take the time to look forward to where we want to go. Although we should all be reviewing the P&Ls and Balance Sheets for our businesses on a...

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When Money Makes Itself successful-volume-appraisal-business Jan 24, 2022

Idaho is a gorgeous state! I live in the backyard of the Teton Mountain Range and Yellowstone National Park, and I love going to the hills. Hiking through groves of pines and quaking aspens in the mountains near my home is one of my biggest pleasures. This summer, I was preparing for one such...

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Don’t Be Alice! lifestyle-goals-future-slow-appraiser Jan 17, 2022

In his classic novel Alice in Wonderland, author Lewis Carroll teaches an important principle through the character of the Cheshire Cat. Lost in the woods and faced with a crossroads, Alice asks the cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” In response, the...

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The Problem With Perspective lifestyle-goals-future-slow-appraiser Jan 11, 2022

There’s a common theme that comes up a lot in my coaching, and that is overcoming the idea that people have of what is – or is not – possible. What we’re really talking about here is perspective. There are those who think they know the principles that I teach, and strongly...

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What’s in Front of You successful-volume-appraisal-business Jan 04, 2022

I call this the Bookstore Story, and it’s a story that I’ve told to my employees, my family, my friends, and even myself at times. It’s taught me some valuable lessons, and I hope it teaches you something.

When I was engaged to my wife, I worked as a cashier in a university...

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