The Twenty Hour Work Week

And What It Means To You in Your Professional Services Business


Over the past 35 years I’ve built or bought 15 different businesses. All but one was a successful. However, the successes came at a steep cost.
I’m on my 3rd marriage, and up until 4 years ago, I hardly knew my kids, and they didn’t have much use for me.

Why am I telling you this? Because I know, first hand, the sacrifices we owners make, and its just crazy no one needs to work like a dog in their business … no one.

 

4 years ago, I bought this business brokerage office and it changed my life.

Let me tell you a quick story ……
The guy I bought the business from had been a business broker for a very long time and was of a pack-rat.

When I closed in the business, I got filing cabinets dating way back into the 1990’s and I had the unique opportunity to review hundreds of old business files.

While Reviewing and Digging Through the Records,
Very Distinct Patterns Began to Emerge!

This may, or may not come as a shock to you, but here it is …

In Every Instance: If the business owner worked in the business for More than 20 hours per week, the business suffered in one way or another, and in the end, the overwhelming majority of them end up closing their doors for one reason or another.

The business went BUST, or the owner just closed the doors in defeat! They may have tried to sell the business, but no buyers showed up. If they tried to hand it down to the future generation, well, I’m not willing go there in this blog.

In “Stark Contrast”

In Every Instance: If the business owner worked in the business for Less than 20 hours per week, the exact opposite happened! The business flourished and operated smoothly and profitably. The business was valuable and easily sold quickly and at the full asking price or slightly higher.

Needless to say, after noticing the pattern I immediately began working on changing the way I did my own business and within 6 months, I got my workweek down to 20 hours or less!

Now:

  • The business operates without me
  • My 3rd wife (yes 3rd!) loves me
  • My kids like me again
  • The grandchildren know who I am!

Long Story Short …… The Purpose of a Business Is To Give The Business Owner More Time and A Better Life.
If you’ve been working like a dog in your business and your life isn’t what you believe it should be …

There is a way out, and I know how to get you there.

I Create a Free Report and detailed my findings and you can get a copy of it for FREE and without obligation by clicking the report title below.


The Twenty Hour Work Week and
What It Means To You And Your Business
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This Report Might Very Well Help You Make a Lot More Money Than You’re Making Right Now, and Give You a LOT More Free Time As Well.

McDonalds Is Going Broke – They Should Read My Book

The world’s biggest fast-food chain is facing its fourth year of U.S. sales declines.

The Most Successful Restaurant in The Word … McDonalds Is Going Broke – They Should Read My Book and Learn What They’re Doing Wrong McDonalds Is Going Broke

According a recent Bloomberg article written by Leslie Patton titled:

McDonald’s Turnaround Fails to Get More Customers in Door

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They’re blaming the competition and everything else for their sluggish and shrinking sales. When all they need to do is look in the mirror and take personal responsibility.

Personally, I love their fish sandwiches and happen to thing they make the best fish sandwiches in the world. However, that being said. over the past five or so years, every time I visited a McDonalds, I would mutter under my breath “It look like McDonalds is Going Broke,” on my way out.  The reason being, is I felt my business was not appreciated when at the counter, was forced to wait a LONG TIME for my meal, and to be honest, I felt like the people working there didn’t care one way or the other!

I don’t go to McDonalds any longer – Taco Bell is faster and they appreciate their customers.

I wonder when the last time leadership has actually walked into any one of the thousands of them in existence and tried to get a meal.

If they did, they would get a VERY-RUDE awakening.

It used to be you could go into McDonalds and be greeted with a smile, and hear “Welcome to McDonalds, May I Take You Order?” You immediately felt welcomed and appreciated.

Now, while you might hear the “Welcome to McDonalds” pitch, it comes from someone who is obviously not happy to be there, they say it with contempt in their voice, and  what was once a smile has been replaced with a scowl.

Add to it the fact that no longer can you get your order delivered rapidly – it is taking longer and longer.

In my opinion, it is a classic case of lack of Leadership and loss of Focus.

I delve into this in my book “The 5 Fundamental Elements of Every Successful and Sellable Business.Business Growth
The unfortunate thing is, I actually used McDonalds as one of the success stories on the importance of Front End Sales. However, that being said, historically, regardless of the business or location, if a business looses 3 of the 5 Fundamentals, the business will fail.

According to this article, it is obvious McDonalds is missing TWO, and quite possibly THREE of them.

ONE: Leadership.
TWO: Front End Sales
THREE: Back End Sales and Product Fulfillment.

Watch McDonalds – if they don’t take a “Cold-Hard-Look” in the mirror, they will get run over by the competition and be nothing more than another fast food drive through with terrible service.

I tell you one thing …. If I had money in the Stock Market, I’d Short McDonalds stock! McDonalds is Going Broke if they don’t go back to basics soon.

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The Twenty Hour Work Week

And What It Means To Your Business

Over the past 35 years I’ve built or bought 15 different businesses. All but one of them was a successful venture. However, those successes came at a steep cost. I’m on my 3rd marriage, and up until 4 years ago, my kids didn’t have much use for me, among other things. Why am I telling you this? Because I know, first hand, the sacrifices we owners make, weather we knew that going in or not!

4 years ago, I bought this business brokerage office and it changed my life.
How it happened is this: The guy I bought the business form had been a business broker for a very long time. He was somewhat of a pack-rat.
He had files dating way back into the 1990’s and I had the unique opportunity to review hundreds of old business files.

While Undertaking The Process of Culling Records, Very Distinct and Indisputable Patterns Began to Emerge!

I Share Them With You, Because They Are Vitally Important!!

This may, or may not come as a shock to you, but here it is …

In Every Instance: If the business owner worked in the business for More than 20 hours per week, the business suffered in one way or another, and in the end, the overwhelming majority of them end up closing their doors for one reason or another.

The business went BUST, or the owner just closed the doors in defeat! They may have tried to sell the business, but no buyers showed up. If they tried to hand it down to the future generation, well, I’m not willing go there in this blog.

In “Stark Contrast”

In Every Instance: If the business owner worked in the business for Less than 20 hours per week, the exact opposite happened! The business flourished and operated smoothly and profitably. The business was valuable and easily sold quickly and at the full asking price or slightly higher.

Needless to say, after noticing the pattern I immediately began working on changing the way I did my own business and within 6 months, I got my workweek down to 20 hours or less!

Now:

  • The business operates without me
  • My 3rd wife (yes 3rd!) loves me
  • My kids like me again
  • The grandchildren know who I am!

Long Story Short …… The Purpose of a Business Is To Give The Business Owner More Time and A Better Life.
If you’ve been working like a dog in your business and your life isn’t what you believe it should be …

There is a way out, and I know how to get you there.

I Create a Free Report and detailed my findings and you can get a copy of it for FREE and without obligation by clicking the report title below.

The Twenty Hour Work Week and What It Means To You And Your Business.

 

The 5 Fundamental Elements of Every Successful and Sellable Business

Business Exit Timing

It Doesn’t Matter How Big or Small The Business. It Doesn’t Matter What Product or Service You Deliver.
Every Successful Business In The World Has All 5 Fundamental Elements Working Together, and Every Failed Business in History Does Not!

A message from the author-

The business failure rate in this world is staggering, and the sad truth about the businesses that do make it, only a few can be sold for Top Dollar!
“Entrepreneurs work hard – sacrificing their time, family, friends, and lord knows what else. I mean, we really work our tails off and the last thing any of us want to do after all of our hard work and sacrifice is end up being forced to close the doors in a liquidation sale, or when the time comes, end up selling the business for pennies on the dollar. None of us can afford the pain and anguish of being forced to clip coupons to get by in retirement because we failed to plan ahead of time.

You owe it to yourself to get the best help and advise you possibly can so you’re not taken advantage of and embarrassed – READ THIS BOOK – and Discover What You Need To Do Starting Tomorrow So You Can Sell Your Business In 2-5 Years And Walk Away Wealthy.”

Why Most Businesses Cannot Be Sold

and What You Can Do About It

Why Most Businesses Cannot Be Sold and What You Can Do About It ….

Most businesses cannot be sold because they never get out of the Storming stage.
There are 4 distinct phases in business, and the Storming stage is phase 2.
There was a well known professor named Bruce Tuckman, who identified four distinct phases of team development: forming, storming, norming, and performing. … Tuckman proposed that all are inevitable and even necessary parts of a successful team’s evolution. 
These phases also exist in business, and unfortunately, most businesses cannot be sold because they never get out of the Storming stage.
 I explain it in the video and tie it in with The 5 Fundamental Elements of Every Successful and Sellable Business.

“Entrepreneurs work hard – sacrificing their time, family, friends, and lord knows what else.
I mean, we really work our tails off and the last thing any of us want to do after all of our hard work and sacrifice is end up being forced to close the doors in a liquidation sale. Or worse,  when the time comes, end up selling the business for pennies on the dollar.

This video reveals why most businesses cannot be sold and what you can do about it.

I hope you enjoy it – if you have questions, you can Contact Me By Clicking This Link.