How to Create Your Core Values Speech – With Example

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At UGURUS, we practice the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (or EOS for short). This system has helped my team and myself operate our business with discipline. One of the habits our EOS® Implementer has helped me adapt and internalize is writing and delivering a quarterly Core Values Speech. Prior to EOS®, we had core values defined, and they sat in a document … Read More

Winter Bike Commuting Guide – Staying in the Saddle in Freezing, Sub Zero Temperatures

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Just about a year ago, I sold my car, became a one car family, and switched to a 10-speed as my primary means of transportation. I did this to deliberately challenge myself, create more happiness in my life, and add one building block to ultimately achieve financial independence. I have been pleasantly surprised by how effective changing this one habit has … Read More

What I Learned During An Evening with Ryan Holiday

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Back in 2014, I binge listened to about a half dozen audio books while repainting several rooms in our house. One of the books I read was Ryan Holiday‘s The Obstacle is the Way. The book brings to light the many influential and successful people that have made use of Stoicism – an ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or … Read More

Selling My Mercedes, The One-Car Family Experiment

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After getting motivated to increase my personal level of happiness and overall fulfillment in life (and achieve financial independence), I made a list of “sacred cows.” The list included a lot of things that I thought I couldn’t do without like Starbucks/togo coffee, regular meals out at restaurants, and a heap of hired domestic help. After a few weeks without… … Read More

Common Questions I Get Asked About Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and the Book Traction

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I’ve been operating my business on EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) for just about three years. It’s pretty common that I advocate for other entrepreneurs to look into the methodology by starting with the book Traction or Get a Grip. I actually read Get a Grip first – which I’m glad I did since it walks through a story with an … Read More

Why Debriefing Your Customers Helps You Make Better Products and Services

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One of the most important things I do for my company, uGurus, is to invent and validate products. Our core offering has started to take shape (and it only took 3 years!) around multi-week, Mentor-led business accelerator programs. My ultimate goal is to build an online business school that challenges the MBA status quo for entrepreneurs that MBA’s don’t make … Read More

Why Re-framing Decisions Into Outcomes Can Help You Reduce Stress and Shame

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Making choices… Too much emphasis on “right” vs. “wrong” decisions. What is a *right* choice anyway? Plenty of my worst decisions have turned into blessings in disguise. So was that decision really wrong? Who will ever know. I know in the great game of entrepreneurship there are choices and there are outcomes. Sometimes we call choices with outcomes we didn’t … Read More