Become a Millionaire Advisor

Jennifer is an advisor in her 20s. Recently, I asked her: “How much will you be earning ten years from now?” Jennifer quickly responded: “At least, $1,000,000.00.” Given a ten

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How Has Your Business Evolved?

The Covenant Group's Business Builder programs demonstrate the importance of building your business. Not only in regards to growing your client list and revenue, but also professional growth - adding

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The Common Denominator of Success

Over the last 30+ years, The Covenant Group has had the privilege of educating and coaching thousands of entrepreneurs. The highest performing entrepreneurs have only one common denominator of success

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The Power of Self Awareness

I often encounter entrepreneurs who tell me they could achieve greater success in their careers, but they don’t want to sacrifice balance in their lives. What they seem to be

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What Is Strategy?

Recently, I met with a very successful business owner who told me that his strategy for growing his business was to get referrals from satisfied clients and centres of influence.

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The Second Principle of Entrepreneurship

The first principle of entrepreneurship is Optimization i.e. always working at the highest level of your capabilities. For some entrepreneurs, the obstacle to optimizing is a mindset – a mindset that has them playing what

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Lessons from Costa Rica

For the last 11 days, I have been in Costa Rica with my wife, Wendy. We came here as guests of Sun Life of Canada. I had a speaking engagement

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The Entrepreneur as Achiever

Throughout history, human behaviour has been informed and influenced by archetypes. The Oxford dictionary defines archetype as: (1) original model, prototype; and (2) typical specimen. For centuries, philosophers, and, more

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Lessons My Mother Taught Me

My mother died recently, only ten months after my father passed away. The depth of my grief seemed overwhelming. Taking the time to mourn is important. With my dad, I

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From Art to Science. . .

What does it take to build a sustainable business? For Don Leitzell, it was the ability to combine the art and science of business building. Don started his financial services

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Lessons From India

I just returned from a ten day business trip to India. During my trip, I learned many lessons about life, business and people in India. Hopefully, you will find these

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Elements of a Business Plan

Entrepreneurs start a business to fulfill a purpose that has meaning for them. The business becomes an instrument for the entrepreneur to do what s/he wants to do. Your business plan

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Four Systems To Build Your Business

Webster’s Dictionary definition of system includes: “a method or plan of classification or arrangement; an established way of doing something; method; procedure etc. There are four systems capabilities that are integral if

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Creating a High-Performing Business

Creating a high-performing business means aligning five critical elements. Vision – The starting point is the vision or picture of your business at some point in the future. Vision answers the question:

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Musings at 4 AM

Many entrepreneurs tell me that they suffer from sleep disorders. I have experienced disruptive sleep patterns since my childhood. Often, I will wake up at 3 or 4 AM and

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Greetings From Hungary

As I travel around the world, I continue to be amazed at how similar entrepreneurs are in every country. For the past ten days, I have been in Hungary. Last week,

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Change Mindset to Change Behavior

Entrepreneurs are often independent-minded. They fight structure and authority. This strength leads them to pursue their own vision and carve out their own path. Taken to an extreme, this strength

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