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How to Crystallize a Brilliant Business: Get a Grip

As a professional speaker, I am attracted to the allure of the stage like bees to honey. A microphone is an extension of me. Interacting with an engaged audience is positively bliss-inducing.

You know what isn’t bliss inducing? Business operations. Blech. 🤢 Gross.

Yet, having our arms around ALL aspects of our businesses – not just the fun parts – is essential for long-term sustainability. And business ops have been my Achilles Hell, I mean Heel, for over a dozen years. Even though I used to lead a product team at a Fortune 100 enterprise where I was directly responsible for over $100 million of dollars in annual revenue, the idea of running MY little business never seemed to get the same dedication to detail.

No more. I’m ready to grow.

Last year I made a commitment to myself to transform my business into a well-oiled machine by overhauling it. I dove into the Entrepreneurial Operating System made famous in the book Traction by Gino Wickman with ample support from my business coach. I’ve been reading Get a Grip: How to Get Everything You Want from Your Entreprene