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Julian Clayton
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A Dose Of Perspective For The Workaholic

How you work is even more important than how much you work. Remember that, before it's too late.

Julian Clayton
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Epidsode 008 - Get To No, Fast - David Salinas

David Salinas has made a phenomenal career for himself and based most of it off his street smarts. He tells us the story of how he got where he is today, and he insists on getting to no as fast as possible.

Julian Clayton
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Change What Changes The People

When you see changes that need to made in your organization, look at the people you're trying to influence before you decide how to influence them.

Julian Clayton
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Episode 007 - Innovation That Moves Your Expiration Date - Brian Burke

Brian Burke tells the story about how he has managed to innovate in a market that most people predicted would be extinct by now.

Julian Clayton
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How Much Did Your Last Useless Meeting Cost?

A new hire starts their career with an orientation and training program that teaches them all about the company culture, vision for the future, their plan to get there, and what they can and can’t expense when they travel. What no one ever thinks to teach them is how to run a successful meeting.

Julian Clayton
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Episode 006- Fire Pole to Barber Pole - Brian Hunt

Julian Clayton
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Never Steal From Your Own Projects

Some of the toughest decisions a business owner has to make involve where to devote the resources of time and money. Invest too little and you may miss out. Invest too much and you may run out.

Julian Clayton
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Podcast - Ep 005 - Drama Major to Brewmaster - Andy Maben

Andy arrived in Salisbury, NC almost 20 years ago as a drama major at Catawba College. Today, he's one of the most successful brewmasters in the region.

Julian Clayton
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How To Determine If Your Idea Stinks

Products formed from the experience of a single individual are only a perfect fit for that same individual. Opinions, taste, process, budget, timing, and dozens of other variables change for each person in each situation.

Julian Clayton
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Podcast - Ep 004 - Fundraising 101 - Doug Chambers

Raising money for your business is as much an art as it is a skill. Doug Chambers is an artist, and this is the story of how he got started with his first company.

Julian Clayton
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Don't Focus On The Wrong Kind Of Volume

Working hard to make less is common with contractors of all types. Maybe it comes from fear, or lack of understanding around their customer journey. The truth is, it is easy to correct these mistakes and focus on the right kind of volume.

Julian Clayton
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Podcast - Ep 003 - From GC to TheBuild.TV - Anthony Carrino

You probably know Anthony Carrino from his time on HGTV, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, or his new project TheBuild.TV. But, do you know how it all began?