One of the key elements in growing and becoming a great leader is to give yourself grace and the space to fail, screw up and get it wrong.  Being in a position of leadership creates the pressure that we always must know the answer, get things right, and have a plan perfectly execute. The reality

Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

There is growth and beauty right outside of your comfort zone. One of the biggest lessons I have learned in relation to growing as it applies to life, leadership and business, is to explore what is just on the other side of my comfort zone. The issue lies in the fact that all people, me
Who are you responsible for leading?  Who are you responsible for investing in?  Who are you responsible for providing for?  Who are you responsible for elevating, encouraging, and driving towards the best version of themselves?  This could be in life, leadership, business, family, community, and other relationships. How are you leading them, encouraging them and
How many times in your life, leadership, business, or relationships have you been on the verge of breakthrough? You stand at the edge ready to take a massive leap into greatness. You vividly envision your life, your business, your relationships at their peak level of purpose, passion, impact, happiness and level 10 of excellence. You

Turn Anger into Appreciation

IN 2005, I was broke, I was broken, I was angry, and then I got fired from a job I hated. I had $100 left to my name and was six figures in debt. I was at rock bottom. I made some decisions that day. I decided I would never wear a tie to work,
A question I receive often from many small business leaders is this: Which is the MOST important when it comes to growing and leading a small business, people or profit? The reality of this question is you cannot have one without the other. A small business does not operate without people, period. People play the

The Myth of Time Management

Over my years as an entrepreneur and business coach, I have met with entrepreneurs and business owners from many varying industries. This is one of the questions I receive the most. “Matt, I am struggling with time management. Can you help?” Every entrepreneur and business owner is faced daily with multiple people, tasks, clients, and

Business is a Two Way Street

Being an entrepreneur fills my mind, calendar and life with the things I must master and lead others to master. Some of these things are: Sales, marketing, customer service, accounting, conflict resolution, public speaking, public relations, human resources, hiring, firing, social media and the list goes on. One of the things that can slip through