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Damon Burton

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Gratitude

The last year+ has put a lot in perspective for me. At this morning's company meeting I asked the team if they were up for a quick round of gratitude. I'm not a fluffly business owner. Never done this team gratitude thing before. As we've grown a lot in the last year,...

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Being Vulnerable

A funny thing happens when you show your scars. People relate. While some hide their traumas, I share my story. While others are insecure, my story is a super power. There's a tale of a successful man and a broken brother. A person asks the successful gentleman, "what...

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Told a lead “no.”

They had a good business, profitable and growing.  But SEO wasn't right for them, at least right now. Later, probably. But there were quicker paths to monetization that would better support the cashflow needs of SEO. They thanked me for the honesty and left a...

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Team Trust: What “Just Plain Nice” Really Means

"Just plain nice." Doesn't sound sexy, but it's what matters most to me on this note. Building a successful company with a loyal team doesn't always require investor money. Most times, it doesn't require any investment capital at all. I can simplify all of my...

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Team Kudos

We've had some recent promotions within the team; one being a copywriter moving up to a content manager. Just received the attached kudos about the transition. As much as I appreciate the SEO National team's awesome content output, I'm equally thankful for their...

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New team member had a new baby

"Super grateful for this job where I can work during windows when nobody is crying." I don't micromanage I don't care what days of the week my team works I don't care what hours of the day they work I built this team on trust and this is why no one ever quits and why...

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Haters? Turn Their Energy Into Positivity

Last week I got a bunch of haters, ironically on a post about turning haters' negative energy into positivity.  Sensitivity to truth is not something I need to police, nor should anyone. So while that post was "guaranteed to flop on this professional platform," I've...

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Wore a “FREE HUGS” Shirt to an Amusement Park

We locked eyes about thirty feet away.  They raised their arm with a finger pointed towards me as I did the same to them. “Hug bro!” I said. “Let’s do this,” he replied. Took my son to the amusement park for a one-on-one day today and wore my new “FREE HUGS” shirt. ...

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Grow a Business Without Advertising

Want to scale to the point of charging $1,000 an hour? Here's how to do it for free. 10 years ago I'd get one new client every other quarter 5 years ago I'd get a new client every quarter 3 years ago I'd get a new client every month In the last few months we're...

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