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Write Your Own Obituary to Focus and Improve Your Time Management

I woke up on a Monday totally overwhelmed.

As an avid bullet journaler, I was reviewing my goals, objectives and commitments for the week, the month and the quarter, which I typically do each Monday morning. I quickly realized there was no organizational strategy on earth that was going to help me execute what was on my plate. I had stretched myself far too thin. To think I was going to succeed at accomplishing this list was to live in a fantasy world of unicorns and rainbows. Something had to give, or rather a few things had to give.

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Taking Big Risks

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On this episode of Bootstrappers, we chat with Nebraska’s Second District Congressman Don Bacon, but we’re not talking to him about politics or his campaign. Instead, we want to know about his long and successful career in the US Airforce. We talk to him about those career risking decisions one makes along their career path that define a person. We talk about how Bacon decided to lead in his own style instead of the dominant leadership approach in the military at the time. We learn more about his philosophy of managing 25,000 personnel. We discuss what lessons he took away from his experience at the National War College. We learned about how Bacon changed the culture at a base and so much more! It is all packed into this episode of Bootstrappers.

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Winning Big with Founder of Complete Nutrition

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In this episode, we hear about the trials, errors and boneheaded moves that Cory Wiedel survived, and how he persevered through it all to create a wildly successful company that sold for millions of dollars to a private equity firm. We talk to Cory about believing in himself when no one else did, how he strategically moved from one venture to another,  the moment he felt “successful” and so much more. It is all packed into this fascinating hour with Cory!

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All you need to know about protecting your brand

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Claire Gibson at Gibson Law specializes in intellectual property law. In this must-listen episode she explains the costly mistakes many entrepreneurs make when naming and branding their business. She explains the steps every company should go through when they are getting started to ensure their marks and name are secure and prevent future headaches and lawsuits. Claire breaks down what every company needs to do, how to do it, and how to protect yourself from costly lawsuits in the future. This episode is sure to make you think about your business differently. Also Claire is giving a 10% discount on some of her services if you use the word Bootstrappers when setting up an appointment.

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How To Work With Government Activists From The Business Perspective

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In this episode of Bootstrappers we are talking to Kara about the best ways business organizations can work with government and nonprofits for the best results. We review real-life bills and how the investment housing community was able to change, improve, and impact housing in a way that benefited all parties. We talk about pitfalls and wins and lessons learned from those in the trenches.

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International Business Lessons From a Seasoned Pro

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In this episode of Bootstrappers we discuss mistakes Americans make when working with people from other cultures, stories of our own boneheaded moves and the surprising delights of working internationally. We discuss the latest cutting edge technologies that are not used in the US but flourish in the rest of the world and so much more!

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Everything You Need to Know About Franchises

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Franchises can be a way to augment your existing business or a way to get into the world of entrepreneurship with less risk and start-up time. Curt explains the best ways to find a franchise that meets your needs and how different franchises are set up. He explains what kinds of personality types they work for and who should avoid them. Curt tells us the good, bad and ugly from his extensive experience.

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How to make your dreams come true

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Jerry Reimer tells us his story of coming from humble beginnings and becoming one of the premier commercial and housing developers in the midwest. What design elements are essential to make your new development a success? How can you create that old neighborhood feel in a new development in the middle of a cornfield? Jerry breaks it down for us.

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