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The Popular but Losing Business Growth Strategy

By Kevin Mogavero The other day I had a great conversation with a small business owner who told me a captivating story about his experiences with referrals and referral groups. In short, his ‘give vs. receive’ referral ratio was in the 2% to 3% range. In other words, he wasn’t getting a whole lot for all that he was giving. Anyone who … [Read more...]

Disciplined Optimism

By Kevin Mogavero In reading through the book, Conquer the Chaos by Clate Mask and Scott Martineau, I found a great concept called Disciplined Optimism. Have you ever used positive affirmations, and put all of your belief into a particular outcome that you wanted, only to be disappointed? This is called blind optimism. When blind … [Read more...]

Named Must Your Fear Be, Before Banish It You Can

By Kevin Mogavero “Named must your fear be before banish it you can.” ~ Yoda Ya’ gotta love Yoda!  The thing I love most about this particular quote is that he ends the sentence with, “you can.” Which is a pretty powerful assumption – that you can banish your fear. It’s pretty amazing that banishing our fears and achieving our dreams can be … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Warriors

By Kevin Mogavero As my daughters are growing, I’m fashioning a series of stories to tell them that will teach them the principles of self-reliance and disciplined optimism. The main characters of the series are two Japanese samurai warriors that are immortal. They wear the same clothes and they look identical to each other. They fight to … [Read more...]

Be Hardy!

By Kevin Mogavero The war hero Louis Zamperini was an Olympic athlete who joined the Armed Forces during WWII. To make a long and impressive story short, Zamperini just didn’t like to back away from a challenge. The outcome wasn’t as important as the value he would gain from the challenge itself. Zamperini was lost at sea in a life-raft with 2 … [Read more...]

Leadership and Rights: The Paradox

By Kevin Mogavero Rights, a paradox of leadership.  In most cases, people become leaders to defend or increase the rights of others. Martin Luther, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, Gandhi and Mother Teresa are easy examples. Think about Steve Jobs, your local insurance agent, professional athletes and your local AC repair … [Read more...]