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America's best podcast for learning how today's top business owners Think, Act, & Achieve. Onward Nation is a five-day-a-week podcast hosted by Stephen Woessner, CEO of Predictive ROI. Business owners share the most influential lessons learned throughout their careers, including insights into their daily habits, their most vital priorities that have contributed to their business and personal success, and the most challenging time or situation that could have devastated or even ruined their businesses or careers. Business owners share their "recipes for success" including those systems they wish they had put into practice inside their business when first starting out. Each episode concludes with guests sharing two or three practical and tactical strategies they would recommend to brand new business owners in order to best ensure success in their new business and careers. Onward Nation provides business owners with the strategies and tactical step-by-step "recipe" that will help anyone make their business more systematic, predictable, measurable, and repeatable.
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Sep 22, 2015

Laurie is Thomas College’s 5th President, and the first female and alumna, to lead the College in its 120-year history. From 2004 - 2012, Laurie served as President and CEO of the Maine Development Foundation. Prior to MDF, Laurie served three governors as the Maine State Economist and before joining state government, she served as the Corporate Economist at Central Maine Power Company.

Laurie frequent author and speaker on leadership, education, and the economy in the state of Maine. Laurie also has a passion for workforce development and job readiness so the graduates leaving Thomas College are ready and well able to deliver the most value possible to their employers — or — perhaps start their own businesses.  

Secret -- timesaving technique

Make a list of accomplishments -- try to stay within your framework to reach those specific goals. ONWARD!

Daily habit that contributes to success

Laurie writes down five things she’s grateful for each day -- ending the day with an attitude of gratitude helps you sleep easier.

Could have ruined your business -- but now -- an invaluable learning experience

We failed to reach our enrollment target -- and Laurie tells the whole story here.

Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful

“Provide a path for growth -- listen to feedback -- strive to be a leader who improves the lives of others.”

Most influential lesson learned from a mentor

“Don’t tell them what they want to hear -- tell them what you believe to be the right answer.”  

Final Round -- “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”

 

What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?

I would have gone back and implemented a system that could be applied to multiple operations.

What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?

Business owners will record big wins by accepting feedback from peers as well as the greater community.

How to exceed expectations and add the most value?

An individual who can implement an actionable system versed in continued growth.

What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?

  1. Beware of shortcomings
  2. Invest in yourself -- personal growth

How best to connect with Laurie:

 

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