Category: Staffing

On December 3, 2012

Why I Almost Burned Out

When we started The Rocket Company four years ago no one would take my call.  Starting any venture is hard and starting from scratch & doing it alone is pretty miserable.  I spent most of my time reaching out to people & hearing the words, “NO”.  Also, 86% of churches are broke or at breakeven
On May 23, 2012

How To Run Off Leaders From Your Team

Sharing war stories of being stabbed in the back, hurt & let down is common among leaders. Pastors talk about the staff member that was against the vision. Business leaders talk about that partner that was just in it for the money. Married people speak about that truly selfish ex. After we have been hurt
On May 16, 2012

Are You An Exhausted Leader?

Tired leaders are everywhere. Actually, it’s a badge of honor to be tired in a lot of circles.  I am constantly around people that talk about the long hours, lack of sleep, & crazy travel schedules. Here is the deal:  I used to be one of these guys that bragged about how hard I worked.
On May 4, 2012

How To Treat Clients & Build A Massive Tribe

We recently had someone write an article on our organization about how we treat people.  This article was written by Brian Dodd & he has an excellent leadership blog. This was observed from a 3rd party.  If someone was going to write about your company, church, or non-profit, what would they write? Here are 32
On April 25, 2012

Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing

Here are my notes from Jeff Henderson’s breakout at Orange Conference 2012.  He spoke about Priorities.  Jeff is on the team with Preaching Rocket.  Preaching Rocket is one of our organizations that serves churches. Keeping the main thing the main thing is not an easy thing “The role of the leader is to keep the
On April 24, 2012

3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In The Shark Tank & Real Life

The Shark Tank is my favorite television show. On the show, hopeful entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to five sharks (investors).  The sharks then decide if they want to invest in the idea or not.  The show is obviously made for TV so there are many bozo’s that pitch dumb ideas. However, many great entrepreneurs
On April 11, 2012

How About This For A Freaking Business Plan

I was whining to my wife about a competitor that sent spies into our membership program to rip off our content ideas. Over the phone she said, “The best business plan is to care about your team & existing clients. Don’t worry about the competitors.” I was so taken back by the simplicity of this.