Several years ago, I heard Ben Arment say something. He may have been quoting Dhirubha Ambani. Or Tom Gaskins. Or an inspirational image from Pinterest. But it stuck with me. “If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” Over the last ten years, I’ve had the opportunity to start […]
Here are my notes from The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington. Annual goals and plans are often a barrier to high performance. They come with an unspoken belief there is plenty of time in the eyar to make things […]
I had the opportunity to attend Leadercast in Atlanta on May 8, 2015. I served as an official note-taker for the first time, capturing notes during each session and pushing summaries to the Leadercast app. Here are my favorite quotes from each of the speakers. It’s not that brave leaders never fail; it’s that they never quit. […]
This is the fifth article in a series called “Behind the Startup.” First, we talked about choosing a name. Then, I shared the struggle of building a brand. Third, I wrote about building a team. We talked the difference between mission and vision and what we hope to accomplish. In this article, I want to talk about building products and selling […]
Here are the types people and organizations I can help.
- You want to start something that matters.
- You’re struggling to find your market or your voice.
- You want to set things up right.
- You’re looking to grow and reach more people.
- You need help with marketing or strategy.
- You want to launch a new product or service.
- You need to streamline and be more effective.
- You’re looking to serve more people.
- You need to diversify your products or services.
Don’t Take My Word for it
“We spent three months under Michael’s coaching and we have not stopped growing ever since.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you available to speak?
Of course! I love speaking to groups of people on a variety of topics. If you want to check availability and talk about goals, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What other blogs do you recommend?
I've learned from so many smart people and love recommending others. Some of my favorites include Pat Flynn, Michael Hyatt, Amy Porterfield, Jon Acuff, Jeff Goins, and Ramit Sethi.
What tools do you use in your life and business?
I love Evernote, Dropbox, and LeadPages and use them all multiple times a day. I put together a PDF with more tools I use all the time and you can download that here.
What's your background?
After 15 years of working with local churches, I began working with a consulting company to help pastors and churches succeed. In 2015, I started Church Fuel to provide insanely practical resources that move the church forward. This is my personal site, where I write about business, leadership, heart and hustle.