Bottleneck Breakthrough By Joshua Long

  • August 16, 2017
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Just stated reading Bottleneck Breakthrough How To Find And Fix Your #1 Business Challenge To Unlock Sustainable Growth, Fast by Joshua Long and I’m loving it! Anyone looking to grow their own business should pick up this book.

Bottleneck Breakthrough hasn’t been released yet, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on a brand shinny new pre release copy. You can apply the bottleneck breakthrough method to achieve predictable growth plateaus in every business, and every stage of revenue, whether you’re at $100K or $100M. Best of all his technique builds on what you already do in your business so you don’t have to completely overhaul your operation.

Purchase the book: http://bottleneckbreakthrough.com/book

Bottleneck Breakthrough Book

What’s a Bottleneck?

A bottleneck according to the author is “any point of friction in your business that prevents you from generating more revenue or generating the same revenue more easily.” If your company is just starting out the most common bottleneck is the owner can no longer keep everything running smoothly.

If your business does have a bottleneck this book will show you how to breakthrough step-by-step, complete with action items. Each chapter ends with a complete set of action items for you to follow. I found it interesting that Joshua Long places such importance on good management, especially in small business. I feel management has kind of become a dirty word, Josh feels it’s undervalued in small business and possibly overvalued in fortune 500 companies. Interesting perspective. “Small business owners equate the topic of management with bureaucracy, creating unnecessary oversight and slowing down the implementation process.” Joshua also recommends another “dirty word” in the book, a meeting. Yes, the dreaded meeting word, but not just any meeting a weekly implementation meeting. He guarantees that you at least will get back 3 hours for every one hour you invest in these meetings.

Why Should I Even Listen To Author Joshua Long?

Joshua Long is “a consultant who focuses on helping B2B companies in the $10 million to $100 million range break through their current revenue plateaus and unlock rapid growth. Through his experience as an entrepreneur, marketing director for BBI (The company owned by Chet Holmes and Tony Robbins), and consultant, he has developed Bottleneck Breakthrough Method. It has proven most reliable for unlocking rapid growth for his clients, while reducing the risk of waster capital in the process.”

The book breaks down it’s 6 sections by levels of growth. “The 6 levels of growth include: Mindset, vision, systems, management, strategy, and marketing.” First the forward details the bottleneck, then book goes into the big idea, optimization. Next, in marketing it go into your funnel, traffic pillars, and closing. In management book delves into basics, weekly implementation meeting, and confrontation. Systems is up next with creating one, delegation, documentation, and automation. Then book goes into vision asking readers to explain their goals, and creating a bottleneck breakthrough plan. Finally the book ends with mindset and getting free.

It’s not just a book about generalities it’s a book with specific tactics and tips such as using Google Analytics, Tag Manager, Hotjar tracking tool, Xero the less clunky Quickbooks, and just good old fashioned spreadsheets. I’m just using these examples as proof this isn’t just a book with a birds eye view of the business world, it’s both macro and micro. The best of both worlds.

My Favorite Sections

I especially like the section about reducing fires. I can totally relate to the phenomenon of business owners becoming full time “firemen.” Not firemen in the traditional sense of putting out actual fires, but putting out fires throughout their business. In other words you are completely reactive ALL DAY and end up getting nothing productive done. The solution according to this book is to document and delegate. I also enjoyed the section where Long explains the Dunning-Kruger Effect where when you first start out with 0 experience you have the most confidence, but as you move forward and gain more skin your confidence dips and only rises until you reach the expert phase of your career. One of the hardest things for me to do in my business is to delegate and for reasons Long talks about in the book. “It takes more effort to tell someone else how to do this, so I’ll just do it myself.” I see daily tasks as branches on a tree, I decide to one thing and that thing has unintended consequences that branch off into other obligations. So the thought of delegation also leads me to that fear of for every action there’s a reaction and delegating this task will end up being more work than me doing it myself. Joshua suggests shifting the stating to something more positive, “How easily can I give this to someone who would love doing it and do a great job at it?”

Conclusion

I actually loathe most business books, specially because many authors tend to write about clique generalities or base writing solely off case studies. I do, however, like business books written by authors with first hand, in the trenches, experience. As far as I’m concerned there is no substitute for experience especially in business. That’s why I recommend this book, Bottleneck Breakthrough because it’s an step-by-step, actionable guide to business born out of real world experience. Thanks Joshua Long for writing such a comprehensive business book!

 

Family Locator App With Parental Monitoring

  • July 20, 2017
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Family Orbit is a mobile app to monitor, locate and share contents with family members. It is like a private social network for families, where they can stay connected with their loved ones 24/7, know their where-about, share photos and connect to them immediately when emergencies arise. Get the app on Apple or Google Play: http://www.familyorbit.com

What Can Family Orbit Do?

– Track every one’s location on a realtime map.
– Create Family Places like Home, School and be notified automatically (by push notifications and emails) when they arrives or leaves.
– Check In or Send Panic Alerts to family members.
– View Location History of members up to last 7 days.
– Share Photos privately and securely with everyone in the family.
– Full privacy controls for adult members. They can turn sharing on and off at any time they wish. Child accounts are supervised by their parents.

FamilyOrbit

The app allows creation of child accounts turning it into a parental control software allowing guardian members to:

1. Setup Speed Limits and be notified when their teenager is driving over limit.
2. Monitor “all photos” snapped with the phone’s camera applications.
3. Monitor “all contacts” added to their address book.
4. Monitor device information like Wifi details, and battery information.
5. Children can check which guardian is near to them and request them to pick them up.

What Problems Does It Solve? 

1. Tracking Your Children with GPS on their Smartphone.
2. Private Family Communication with Free Chat and Photo Sharing.
3. Kid’s Mobile Monitoring with Photos, Address Book, Location and Device Information Monitoring.
4. Check-in, Panic and Pick Up for Children to communicate easily with Parents.

Family Orbit gets 4.5 out of 5 stars on Google Play, but so far isn’t rated on Apple. People seem to really like the app. Download the app today.

Movies Are The Passion At MiSt Productions

  • July 11, 2017
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Support MiSt Products on Patreon where movies are the passion https://www.patreon.com/mistproductions. MiSt Productions was created by a two guys, Vlad and Alex, who love films and film-making. They want to share their passion and tell awesome, inspiring, and entertaining stories about the subject. Support their mission on Patreon at Patreon.com/mistproductions.

It all started for Vlad and Alex in 2014 when they bought the necessary equipment, filmed an entire short and made all the possible mistakes. That short short taught the team a lot of lessons and a few months later they filmed and released “TEMPORAL.”

Watch Parasomnia Written & Directed by Vlad Micu

Parasomnia was released just a few days ago. Currently the video has 5,669 views, 86 likes.

Why Patreon?

MiSt Productions is turning to Patreon to initially just get 10 pledges. Once the goal of 10 Pledges is reached the team post the first page of our next short.

Mist Productions

Are There Any Bonuses?

Yes, if you give to their Patreon campaign one can expect bonuses. For example contribute $1 or more and be the first to hear about upcoming work. Pledge $3 and get movie script pieces, sneak peeks, and previous rewards. Pledge $5 and get the movies the moment they are released, extra features, and all previous rewards. These are very generous bonus levels at those low dollar amounts.

If you share a passion for film like Vlad and Alex consider donating to their Patreon campaign today.

 

Top 10 Books Of 2017 Recommended Reading

  • January 22, 2017
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This is a list of the top 10 books I read in 2016 and recommend them to you in 2017 if you haven’t read them already. Let me know what you think of my list or what other books should be on it.

1) Open: An Autobiography Andre Agassi

Note: If you don’t read any other book this year, read Open by Andre Agassi. It’s that good.

2) So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed Jon Ronson

3) Medium Raw Anthony Bourdain

4) TED Talks Chris Anderso

5) Fully Present Susan Smally, Diana Winston

6) The Five Elements of Effective Thinking Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird

7) How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Scott Adams

8) Kitchen Confidential Anthony Bourdain

9) Do No Harm Henry Marsh

10) Talking to Crazy Mark Goulston MD

 

Next Level Ninja Adventure With Dragon Ninja Rush

  • December 18, 2016
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Great news for action game fans FunTag Games just released their new free gaming app Dragon Ninja Rush. Game features addictive Ninja adventure, backed by awesome gameplay and challenges. Best of all the app is completely free to download.

Download The Game

Dragon Ninja Rush is available both for Android and iOS users.

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.funtag.dragon.ninjarush

On Google Dragon Ninja gets 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/app/dragon-ninja-rush/id1163667221?mt=8

On Apple the game gets 5 out of 5 stars.

Dragon Ninja Rush

Indie game studio FunTag Games has recently released a new fighting game app Dragon Ninja Rush that assures a seamless play experience, wrapped in rush, thrill and adventure. Bustling with a stellar 4.7 rating, the app has been dubbed as one of the best addicting games by its happy users. You can even share your amazing gameplay and experience with Ninja Dragon Rush on social networking sites.

Game Details

“We are here to get you addicted to fun excitement and superb action this festive season with our brand new gaming app Dragon Ninja Rush. It sweeps you to an unforgettable ride of legendary Ninja adventure that will take your brave Ninja warrior spirit to a whole new level. The game will test the spontaneity of your reflexes as you run, rush, slide, dash, scramble, dodge and jump against others in this awesome ninja sport marathon. The game app speaks of cool fast-paced missions, accelerated gameplay and simple controls for your convenience. An awesome gameplay and cool HD graphics await you here to make your holiday fun even more enjoyable.”

Game Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

“Adorable! Very addictive, have to keep playing for hours.” – DonaldJon

“Best game with good graphics and nice game play.” – Georgejon

“The game will take you through several challenging levels laden with various menacing villains and spine-chilling obstacles like booby traps, flying shurikens, raging red bulls and so on. You have to defeat your powerful opponents as you run, jump and slide and there will be series of assists for you so that you can fight all the way up to victory. For your help, there would be shields, power-ups, coins and gems. Magic wands, giant potions, Rainbow Bridge, formidable magnets, and much more. You have to be the absolute shadow ninja and race to triumph with the right manifestation of reflexes. All in all, if you are looking to explore the thrill of ancient ninja warrior life, this game here is sure to hook you in. We are here to get you positively addicted to our mind blowing action sagas for hours.”

FunTag Games looks like they have another hit on their hands with Dragon Ninja Rush.

DorfStats Predictive Analytics Startup Review

  • November 16, 2016
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CashSherpa.com would like to bring another startup to the Cash Sherpa reader called DorfStats. Dorf Stats is a predictive analytics startup company based in Greensburg PA. The company builds predictive statistical models for data rich corporations; exclusively providing business-to-business services.

DorfStats

About Dorf Stats:

“In our world of Big Data and Business Intelligence, a new Predictive analytics company has emerged that uses the best of behavioral statistics to solve business questions. DorfStats.com, founded by licensed psychologist and statistician Dr. Ted R. Dorfman PhD, employs quantitative methods from social science and other proprietary techniques to address the business problems of companies. For instance, if a company wished to project the future costs of an important commodity, these methods can forecast the likelihood of the future prices within a reasonable outcome band. In the area of sales, company data can be analyzed to determine the most important business factors of a marketing and sales campaign. Nearly every corporate issue that generates numerical data can improve the certainty of its decisions with these techniques.

While the best business intelligence comes from the experience of its managers and executives, the addition of predictive analytics can confirm important decisions and illuminate solutions that may have been overlooked. Combining managerial and executive intuition with analytic forecasting yields better company decisions and increased profitability.”

Contact

http://www.dorfstats.com/

http://dorfstats.com/contact.html

If your company is looking to increase profits using company intuition and predictive analytics then check out DorfStats.com.

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