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A 5-Step Framework for Intentional Growth with Ryan Tansom, Arkona

July 13, 2022

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.” Ryan Tansom learned the hard way what can happen if you don’t find your “why” or have a clear direction for your business. That’s why he has focused his career on helping you create success on your own terms through his 5-Step Intentional Growth Framework, which we discuss in today’s episode! 

About Ryan Tansom:

Ryan is an entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host, and Co-Founder and President of Arkona. Before founding Arkona, he revived his family business and then sold it for 8-figures in 2014. He is passionate about helping business owners create strategies that allow them the freedom to build the business the way they want.

Episode highlights:
  • There are so many different pieces involved in growing and exiting a business. It’s important to understand all the options that exist so that you can make an informed decision that will fulfill your long-term goals. (09:00)
  • Success means something different to everyone. Step one on the journey of achieving it is to understand what you really want, and why because if you don’t have a clear direction and motivation, you are likely to get lost along the way. (16:05)
  • The 5 principles of the Intentional Growth Framework: personal drivers, financial targets, exit options, increase value, and a team of advisors. Understanding each of these principles will help you get the most out of your business. (17:12)
  • Business partnerships are often fraught with challenges (as Ryan knows from experience) but creating frameworks can help to mitigate them by ensuring that everyone knows where they stand. (30:01)
  • Entrepreneurship (and life) is a continuous learning journey. Always be open to absorbing more knowledge because the more you know, the better your decision-making capabilities will be. (42:30)
  • Fun, wealth, impact; working at the intersection of these three factors is what Ryan sees as the recipe for a fulfilled life. (44:45)
Ryan’s best advice for entrepreneurs:
“If I’m more clear on what I want long term, and the multidimensional goals, then it’s more clear what I should be doing TODAY to get there .” (05:23) Without direction or intention, it’s easy to get lost in the multiple pieces that make up the entrepreneurial journey.
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