In the Media

Take a look a recent article in the US Veterans Magazine, in which Larry Broughton discusses The 5 Physical Ailments of Success

Larry US Vets mag

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How I Talk Myself Out of Talking Myself Out of What I Would Really Like to Do

Hey, Friends!  I want to re-introduce you to my friend, Darrell Fusaro.  He’s one of the most insightful, inspiring and positive forces in my life, so I want to share one of his post with you about the “serial entrepreneur.”  Please enjoy! [Read more…]

Word of Wisdom

5_27_14 WOW“we find freedom in our brokenness”

– Larry Broughton

 

FLASHPOINTS: Turn Your Weakness Into a Motivator!

BAG Screen shot 052714Our weakness can improve our strengths, if we use it in the right way.

Ah, the shellacking we give ourselves for procrastination. Those times when we give in to weakness and wasted precious time. It’s Facebook, Twitter, or the latest gaming forums or business blogs … whatever thief we allow to steal our time. How can we actually take advantage of this weakness? By turning it into a reward system! We can treat ourselves to engaging in this activity when we’ve completed a certain portion of our to-do list. Take an unpleasant task that cannot be deferred, give it your full attention for a solid hour, then reward yourself with the guilty pleasure of 15 minutes of procrastination! Giving ourselves permission to indulge can work to our advantage if we use it judiciously. How can you turn your weakness into a motivator?

 

Words Of Wisdom

5_20_14 WOW“life may not have meaning, but who we are and who we become does.”

– Larry Broughton

 

FLASHPOINTS: Good For the Goose?

BAG Screen shot 052014What’s good for the goose may NOT be good for the gander.

In life, everything is relative to our personal goals and experiences … a small expense for some might be totally extravagant for others. Except it really isn’t about the expense—it’s about the value of the resulting experience. The same is true when taking action to achieve our goals. What might be bold and reckless for some might be baby steps for others. The resulting experience that the action can produce, how deep the desire is and the potential value gained are what will drive us forward, no matter how much our ego gets battered and bloodied. One thing’s for sure: if what drives us to take daily action is something worth fighting for, the fight becomes much easier. Can you articulate the value of what you’re fighting for?

Are You an Entrepreneur or a Wantrepreneur?

As we travel around the country speaking at business conference & entrepreneur gatherings, we run into a lot of people who are in love with the idea of running their own business.  They relish the idea of freedom, making their own schedule and doing something that they truly love.  Unfortunately, many of these people are what we term “wantrepreneurs” – since they aren’t ready for all the long hours and hard work that goes into running your own business.

So which are you…entrepreneur or wantrepreneur?  Here are a few ways to find out:

Failure Won’t Derail Entrepreneurs: Most start-ups and small businesses will suffer failures and setbacks along the way…it’s just part of the learning process.  Wantrepreneurs allow themselves to be knocked off course (and stay there) by the first couple of obstacles they encounter.  Entrepreneurs don’t get paralyzed by failure (or the possibility of failure), learn from their mistakes, take course corrective action and keep moving forward.

Entrepreneurs Pursue Excellence, Not Perfection: Wantrepreneurs are fascinated with perfection and can’t seem to move forward until their website, brochure, or sales presentation is perfect.  Entrepreneurs understand that “done is better than perfect”, since they understand that “perfect” is a myth on the modern business battlefield.  By seeking excellence and continually improving your product or service, you will achieve enduring success.

Entrepreneurs Don’t Get Complacent: Assuming a Wantrepreneur survives the business start-up phase, they often allow their business to stagnate once they get comfortable.  Entrepreneurs follow the Boy Scout motto…”Be Prepared!”  They realize that today’s innovative product or service may be tomorrow’s old news, so they are ready for changing market conditions, new innovations and alternative applications for what they offer.

For more information on getting the most out of your “work climate survey”, be sure to listen to this Virtual Jam Session replay.

In the Media

Hey, Vetrepreneurs and Veteran Business Owners! What are you doing on Monday, May 19th? Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti will be introducing me for the keynote at this event.

Mayor Garcetti's Vet Business Summit (5.19.14) (1)

 

 

Words Of Wisdom

5_13_14 WOW“leaders are defined by the achievements of their teams, not the details of their daily to-do list.”

– Larry Broughton 

 

FLASHPOINTS: What Are YOU Doing?!

BAG Screen shot 051314What are you doing?!

No matter what we do, whether starting a business, keeping a job, volunteering, running the local marathon or for public office, people will judge our motivations. Here’s the good news: their opinions don’t mean squat. Some things we do out of love … other things, to sustain a lifestyle. When we live with intentionality, we get the chance to change the world and earn a comfortable living while doing it. What matters is being honest with ourselves about our motivations, because eventually they’ll be obvious to everyone else, too. Why not start being truthful about them right here, right now? Do you measure your impact in dollars, accomplishments, or testimonials from others? Are you driven by ego, revenge and cash, or legacy and changed lives? Why do you do what you do?