Happy New Year!

10 01 2019

It’s been a while since we caught up.

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Hello and Happy New Year!

I thought I would take a moment to reach out as I don’t do that as often as I probably should. After all, we are all busy with work and inundated with emails constantly. Your time is valuable and so is our relationship which means I’d rather error on the side of less communication instead of more.

As part of my network I want to provide the most value I can. If there’s any way I can make an introduction, help with a connection, provide a resource, or support you please let me know. I would also love to catch up with what you are doing and I will be reaching out to many of you to connect in some way this year. If you would like to get together do not hesitate to give me a call or write.

There are some things in the works here that may be of interest to you so I thought I would share a brief outline. If you have any questions just let me know and I can explain in greater detail some of the cool stuff we’ve got going on.

First, 2018 was a great year!

Many clients had tremendous growth as the economy seemed to boom. Towards the end of the year as uncertainty creeped in we still saw strong performance. With some clients we adapted long-term plans to compensate while others saw no impact and continued to charge ahead. Much of this growth can be attributed to proactive engagement in producing future results. We are taking steps to recognize future challenges and adapt. The focus continues to be on identifying their uniqueness and providing a service model that amplifies customer experience. Most clients are compensating above market rates and are experiencing lower turnover. Hiring continues to be an issue but not impossible. Recently I helped a client secure a key technical position and even in a competitive market we ended up having a high number of well-qualified candidates to choose from. Overall, things are still looking promising for 2019. If you know of anyone who is struggling with challenges please feel free to share my contact information with them. The positive impact my clients are having is repeatable and we would love to share that success.

New book in 2019!

It’s hard to believe but Apples to Apples: How to Stand Out From Your Competition came out in spring of 2010. Nine years is a long time to wait to write another book. However I couldn’t think of any topics that excited me to the point I wanted to pick up the keyboard. In 2017 we did an update on Apples to Apples to bring it up to today’s standards. Fortunately most of the material was evergreen so the concepts remain. This year sparks a new chapter as the next book prepares for launch. Go Far, Go Fast! is the title and I am compiling several stories from leaders all over the United States that you can apply to your business. The new book will share traits successful businesses implement to experience rapid growth and sustainability. As I continue to compile this list of leaders I’m also looking for feedback from all types of business owners. They will be able to contribute to the book content as well as participate through social media and possibly the podcast as well. So if you know of a business owner who would like to get some free promotion and be able to share their insights, please connect them to me. You will be able to learn more at www.gofargofast.com or visit our Facebook link at www.facebook.com/gofargofast. Keep an eye out for other resources and trusted partners as the book progresses. Watch for the launch in May of this year.

Podcast

For part of 2017 and 2018 I worked on “Lunchbox Leadership”. We put together over 30 episodes and have received a great response. With the launch of Go Far, Go Fast! coming out this year we are in the process of retooling the podcast to match the concepts of the new book. Watch for “Go Far, Go Fast” the Podcast to launch in spring of this year. We are currently accepting interview requests for business owners who own successful high-growth companies that have a good story to tell. If you or someone you know would like to be featured, please reach out to me and I’m happy to review and see if it’s a right fit.

The Ultimate Braintrust

f7238464-d35a-4d23-9828-23e772a0eb53.pngLast year I launched our first mastermind group called The Ultimate Braintrust. The group is continuing to grow as I search for people who would be the right fit. Its members are owners of successful businesses who are looking to work with peers experiencing similar challenges with growth. We’ve had some meaningful conversations and breakthroughs with the current members which is why I am very particular about who else we bring in to participate. If you know of anyone who is looking for a peer network and has a goal to aggressively grow their business in the next 12-24 months, please have them visit www.ultimatebraintrust.com to learn more. There are a limited number of seats available and once the spots are full there will be no more additions to the group

Fusion Resource Network

In 2018 I began meeting with a couple industry professionals who wanted to create a resource to help companies grow. The result was forming the Fusion Resource Network. This group will function as a not-for-profit that helps business owners understand areas for improvement then connect them with resources to make the necessary changes happening. The Fusion Resource Network will provide assessments to business owners for a nominal fee (of which goes to charity) in order to uncover the challenges holding the business back. Then, through our deep network of proven professionals we will be able to recommend resources that will assist with making the change happen. Check us out at www.fusionresourcenetwork.com to learn more. Applications are being accepted now for 2019!

More to come…

Later this year we will be launching more tools for small and medium sized businesses to grow. In the past I had very few tools for smaller companies because they were too cost-prohibitive to implement. Go Far, Go Fast! is providing the catalyst to create everything from a business network to learning resources for free or low cost. It is the culmination of a dream to be a resource to anyone who needs it. 2019 is the year IDI will be able to provide even more resources to clients and colleagues. We would love for you to join us on the ride. If you are interested to learn more, please feel free to email me at dan. Also please share with your network so we can be a greater resource.

I’m sure there’s something I’ve missed here, but this is a pretty good rundown. If any of this sounds interesting to you and you would like to learn more, please let me know. Below our other ways to connect:

Twitter – @IDI_Coaching

Linkedin – http://linkedin.com/in/danpaulsonidi

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/Gofargofast

Web – www.plan-coach-develop.com

www.gofargofast.com

www.fusionresourcenetwork.com

www.lunchboxleadership.com

Direct contact:

Email – dan

Phone – 608-467-0223

Thanks again for all your support!

Dan Paulson

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