Earl Bell is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and a former Little League Baseball Coach.
Earl’s business career saw him serve in executive roles at 5 very different companies and as an owner in 3 businesses that experienced 20 years of increasing profits and a $230 million increase in company value.
The business and life lessons Earl learned during this 25-year period were reinforced on the Little League ball field during his 10 years of coaching youth baseball. After taking a group of 11 and 12 year old boys to Cooperstown, NY for a baseball tournament in the summer of 2009, Earl wrote, Winning in Baseball and Business, Transforming Little League Principles into Major League Profits.
In this episode Earl:
- Explains why he thinks the journey in sports is the same as it is in business
- Says that to gamify business you need to decide how to keep score
- Tells us that the first step is to first identify how you’re notgoing to keep score, and for Earl,the traditional way, which is to use net income to measure success, won’t work in the long term
- Challenges business owners to measure success based upon their ability to on build a team of employees who create maximum value and establish long term relationships with clients
- Says that to successfully launch a service based business you need to be good at not thinking about yourself
- Laments businesses who haven’t taken the time to be clear about their brand promise
- Points out that when a client is a stranger and your solution is not specific you create negative brand equity
- And much more.
This episode has a wealth of tips for entrepreneurs who are trying to create and scale a business. Enjoy…
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