3 Tricks to Accelerate Business Growth Like Magic

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  1. Andy Jacobs says:

    Hi CJ,
    Once again, you have excelled yourself in your post. You never cease to amaze me.
    I don’t know about the 90 day challenge. I can’t block out the rest of the world for half an hour let alone 90 days. I do like the first suggestion though; I could definitely handle that. All the best.

    • CJ says:


      I do agree it can be tough to get to the point of total focus for a period of time. It is like anything else, one has to train the body and mind in order to be successful at it. However, i am excited to hear about you taking on personal growth in a effort to drive business growth. As I pointed out in the post these two things are tightly woven together.

      I an glad to see you growing on your journey!! Keep it up.

  2. CJ & SJ, I think you both complied an absolutely phenomenal list! All of the items on this list, particularly strengthening the mind, are all things that are rarely, if ever, discussed in a leadership capacity. I think you hit home a very, VERY important point: grow yourself first, then your business. Without the proper mindset of the leader, I’m not convinced that business wouldn’t be doomed to fail. The mental strength of the leader is everything.

    • CJ says:


      You hit the nail on the head so to speak. If the leaders of a business fail to grow themselves and their mind set their business will stagnate and eventually die off. I hate see business suffer, This is way I whole heartedly sound off about the dangers of failing shift and grow one’s mind. For the root of any business success is found in the mind first.

      Thanks and have an awesome day!!

  3. Hi, CJ!
    That 90-day Madman Cycle sounds intense! I do quarterly planning, but I like the idea of it sounding like some kind of sporting competition. It sounds more fun. Is it based on a book?
    I am interested in growing my mindset to grow my business. I look forward to your blog, which addresses this topic each week.
    Please keep it coming!

    • CJ says:


      Never thought about it sounding like a race but I kinda like that thought. I never saw it in a book. I learn it from my mentor at the time. However there is a lot of info on the internet about it. I am also glad to see you are actively working to grow your mind.

      You are a Mind Shifter!!

  4. Eleanor Hope says:

    Had a mentor once who said, ‘You are your business’ and your comment, ‘strengthening the mind is the trick that keeps a business moving forward’ must be what he had in mind.

    Businesses can only grow as far as their leadership’s vision. So learning is embedded in that process.

    • CJ says:


      You are correct a business can only grow as far as their leadership. Grow yourself, grow your business.

      May you continue to grow yourself beyond your current lid.

  5. CJ,
    Thanks for the 3 tips. I really like the 90 day madman cycle. I may have to try this one. However, I think I may try 30 days instead. LOL

    • CJ says:


      A 30 day challenge is a good way to started. Just remember it’s not so much about the length as it is to spend focused undisturbed time on your business and self growth. The trick is to stretch is out longer each time you do it. Remember the longer the time the more it compounds.

      Let me know how you do on your journey,

  6. John says:

    Great words and advice in encouragement. I love your points to work on ourself. And yes, we will get there to our success, Ernie!!!

    • CJ says:


      It is vital for one business to grow one’s self. If you try and work on your business and leave out self growth it only leads to failure and disappointment.
      May you continue to grow yourself so your business can grow.


  7. Atif Perwiz says:

    Thanks CJ, what an insightful and motivating read! Your transparency about facing similar struggles in business and overcoming them is truly inspiring. I particularly resonated with your experience regarding the Law of the Lid and the importance of personal growth for business acceleration. The concept of the 90-Day Madman Cycle is intriguing and seems like a powerful method for intense productivity. Your emphasis on strengthening the mind as the key to overcoming challenges and accelerating business growth is spot on. I appreciate your practical tips and the invitation to join the mind-shifting challenge—it sounds like a transformative opportunity. Looking forward to more valuable insights from your newsletter. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and experiences! Thanks Atif

    • CJ says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m thrilled to hear that you found the article insightful and motivating. It’s always encouraging to know that sharing my experiences resonates with others on their journey.

      I’m glad you found value in the discussion about the Law of the Lid and the importance of personal growth in business acceleration. It’s a concept that has truly shaped my own approach, and I believe it’s key for anyone looking to make significant strides in their ventures.

      The 90-Day Madman Cycle is indeed a powerful tool for boosting productivity, and I’m excited for you to explore its potential. Strengthening the mind is crucial, as you rightly pointed out, and I’m confident that focusing on mental fortitude will yield remarkable results in both professional and personal endeavors.

      I’m delighted to hear that you’re interested in joining the mind-shifting challenge! It promises to be a transformative journey, and I’m eager to have you on board.

      Stay tuned for more valuable insights in future newsletters—I’m committed to sharing practical tips and experiences that can help propel you forward in your endeavors.

      Once again, thank you for your kind words and for being part of this community of growth-minded individuals.

      Best regards,


  8. Vanessa Lea says:

    GREAT post, CJ. I love that you bring up the power of the mind and realize that, at times, we need to stop and readjust our thinking process. It’s hard to be positive all the time because life’s struggles definitely interfere with that. As business owners, we need to be continuously mindful of the information out there to help us keep our focus straight and encourage our pathway to a better you, whatever that may mean. It’s a must for success. It divides those who give up to those who keep on the journey: excellent advice and great tips to live by.

    • CJ says:


      Thank you so much for your kind words! It’s incredibly important to acknowledge the power of our minds and the impact our thoughts can have on our lives. You’re absolutely right that staying positive can be challenging, especially in the face of life’s inevitable struggles. As business owners, maintaining a positive and focused mindset is essential for success. Continuously seeking out helpful information and adjusting our thinking processes can truly make a difference in our journey towards personal and professional growth. Your encouragement to stay the course and embrace the journey is truly inspiring. Here’s to always striving for a better version of ourselves and to never giving up on the pursuit of success!


  9. Hi CJ,
    These are great business strategies to be able to succeed in your business. I always tell myself I’m gonna do something like this, then I let my mind get distracted with something else. I need to get better at that! I definitely could use the mind-shifting strategy. Staying focused is a problem for me sometimes, because with it being just me here with my kids taking care of everything I get pulled from all different directions. They are now coming into their person, and they are very responsible, so I think I need to lock myself in a room and put a sign on the door saying I’m busy now. Thank you for sharing this great information.

    • CJ says:


      thank you for sharing your thoughts! It’s completely understandable how life’s demands can pull you in various directions, especially when you’re juggling responsibilities as a business owner and a parent. Finding that balance and staying focused can indeed be challenging. Implementing strategies like the mind-shifting technique can be incredibly helpful in regaining focus and staying on track with your goals. It sounds like carving out dedicated time for yourself, even if it means locking yourself in a room, could be a game-changer. Your commitment to improving and your willingness to explore new strategies are admirable qualities that will undoubtedly help you succeed. Keep up the fantastic work, and remember to prioritize self-care amidst the hustle!

  10. CJ, these are three great options for getting your mindset in the game, and being productive. I feel like the madman challenge is something I can take on the challenging part will actually be the 7 days of rest, I feel like this is my weakness, being okay with taking a long break, often I feel guilty when I am not working, feel like it’s not done until you hit that finish line, but the 7-day mandatory break is a reminder that it is equally important to “not work” and recharge as it is to put consistent effort in!

    • CJ says:


      I can relate to the struggle with taking time for rejuvenation. Between all my medical appointments, working on personal growth and growing my business just seem to suck up all my time. In the end the time to relax get’s skipped. However, it’s important to take the break. One thing we forget is that a fresh rested mind, body and soul has the ability to move yourself and business along at a faster pace.

      I challenge you to take a break and see how your mind works clearer.

  11. Speaking in a loving tone of voice is catchy. I’ve been doing it successfully- mostly to routy dogs with no manners. Then a retirement firm I have some $$ with will not release the money without some elaborate hoop jumping. I became angry but kept my cool.

    • CJ says:


      I glad you are doing the tone challenge successfully! People have been making comments that I look better and sound better since I started this challenge. It truly is our choice of how we will respond to things like your retirement firm frustrations.

      Keep me posted, we’re about midway of the challenge.

  12. Tony says:

    Hi CJ, that 90 day Madman cycle sounds very demanding, I really do not believe I would have the discipline for such a commitment. I am going to be very very interested to hear how this goes for you and whether or not you achieve your goals,


    • CJ says:


      You may not be able to do 90 days but I encourage you to just try 7 days out a month. It will amaze you the difference those few day of focused time will change yourself and your business.

      I will be starting my 90 madman cycle on May 1st. I’ll be recording it on social media and posting updates daily.

      Join the insider newsletter and follow along.

  13. Sarah Goulding says:

    I’ve never heard of the Madman cycle. It does seem really intense, and I’m sure very productive. I don’t think I’d be able to shut everything off for such a long period of time but I do wish for it sometimes. I’m spinning so many plates that I lm tempted to take a week off work and shut myself into a room to work on my business. No distractions, but I currently feel this is unrealistic.
    A strong mind is a super power. My mind is certainly getting stronger, but it is definitely a rollercoaster. I wonder if anyone has a strong mind all day, all week, all year…. A strong mind superhero

    • CJ says:


      It’s understandable that the Madman cycle might seem a bit extreme, especially with the demands of balancing multiple responsibilities. Taking a week off to focus solely on your business sounds like a tempting idea for sure, but it can be tough to make it a reality with all the ongoing commitments. Building a strong mind is indeed a journey, and it’s completely normal for it to feel like a rollercoaster at times. The key is consistency and perseverance, even when faced with challenges. While having a “strong mind superhero” might sound ideal, remember that everyone faces their own battles and setbacks. The important thing is to keep working on strengthening your mind and finding strategies that work for you in navigating life’s ups and downs. You’re already on the right track by recognizing the importance of mental resilience and seeking ways to cultivate it.

      Keep going, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever need support along the way!

  14. Hi CJ,
    I’ve been working on mindset for several months now and it continues to improve. I was intrigued by Earl Nightingale’s teaching “The Strangest Secret in the World”, found it on YouTube, along with many other of his mindset teachings. it does make a difference to develop the mind! John Maxwell’s also been one of my favorite authors. Thanks for sharing, great tricks!

    • CJ says:


      If you would like to dive into some good mind training on a monthly basis that’s like Earl Nightingale. I’d recommend Secrets of Success. SJ is using and enjoying it. I also have a large library of John Maxwell’s books and audio training. I am hoping sometime in the near future to get certified to teach is leadership material to others.

      Have a great day and keep growing your mind.

  15. Ernie says:

    Changing one’s mindset to achieve success is probably the most important thing one can do, in my opinion. Success by any other way might be just luck. Thaks for these tips and reminder!

    • CJ says:


      Mindset is defiantly the core to all success. As you stated that success without mind shifting is just temporary. Like people who instantly become wealthy, hear today and gone tomorrow. Why because they didn’t take the time to shift there mindset.

      Here is to your mind growth journey my it bring you success.

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