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Stu McLaren
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Attended Wilfrid Laurier University
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When you simplify your business model, you free up more time to create real value for your customers. That's when everyone wins.

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Every business needs to make sales. But what do you do if you don't like "selling"? James Wedmore didn't (and still doesn't). In fact, one of the things that made him anxious was constantly thinking about what he had to sell that month just to keep the business going. So what did he do about it? He started with a powerful question, "What can I do to create consistency and stability in the business?"

In this short 3 minute case study, you'll hear what he did and you'll hear about the solution he created that has been producing a consistent $35,000 - $50,000 income per month... for the last 4 years! So if you don't like selling, check this out.
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What do I focus on in my information publishing business?

In this short video I answer that question and give 3 action steps to get you moving in the right direction.

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This is the process my wife and I go through every year to make the next 12 months our best year ever.

Do you have a planning ritual?

What kinds of things do you do at the beginning of each year?
Get Your Life Back. Does your business have you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? It's time you start experiencing the control and freedom you deserve. Join me and I'll show you how to make more money, work less and find time for what matters most. I Want Simplicity. The more money you make, ...
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Here are my results from a Facebook post experiment I conducted where I was determined to find out what posts would increase social engagement.
More engagement. That's what we're all after on Facebook right? Beyond sharing good article links and lists, how can you build engagement that cements a bond between you and your audience? I'm talking about moving beyond providing “useful” info and more towards them liking you and believing in ...
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I work hard during the day so I can have quality time with my family at the end of the day :)
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It's okay if you don't know exactly where you're heading. But you have to keep pushing forward in a direction. And when you do, the clarity will come your way.

What step will you take today to bring you closer to your dream?

#entrepreneur #journey
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In this video I talk about the concept of Hustle & Business. Today people have the ideology that when it comes to business you need to "Hustle" everyday working crazy hours and sacrificing what you love in order to succeed. Let me know if you agree in the comments below.

I didn’t start my business to work 18 hour days. I started my business so that I would have time for the people and things that matter… and I’ve designed my business accordingly. There are many ways to succeed. But it all starts by first getting clear on “why” you started your business in the first place.

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Rarely do we succeed without the help of family, friends, coaches or mentors.

In this video I explain how important community is to growing a successful business.

Tag those who have helped you in your entrepreneurial journey.

#entrepreneurship #community
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I Decided To Sell My Business

This was easily the hardest decision I've ever made.  But after years and years of growing a business that I love, with a team that I love, I've decided to sell my interests.

Why would I sell if the business is doing well and I love the people I work with?

I outline my four reasons in this post.

Enjoy!
This feels strange to say, but here goes… I decided to sell my software business, WishList Products and Rhino Support. What makes this even more strange is that… There was absolutely nothing wrong with the business or the people I was in business with. In fact, I love my business partners, ...
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Hey David... I'm flattered... thanks for thinking of me.  

With that said, I am very guarded about my evenings and weekends.  I save that time for my family so I won't be able to this time around.

But definitely keep me posted in the future.

All the best.
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I gotta admit, when I got a text from my wife at 4:02am this morning I thought something had happened.

She's in India right now and we usually don't chat until later in the morning because of the time zone difference.  But as it turns out, everything was ok and she was just very excited about her new business idea.

Then of course, I couldn't get back to sleep either because my mind was racing with ideas for her new venture.  

But here's what I will tell you...

This idea has been a LONG time coming.  But after seeing what's happened during her trip and the impact it's had on her clarity, I'm going to be more intentional about following the steps outlined in my latest blog post.

What do you do when you need to get clear about an idea or project?
It's 4:22am as I begin writing this and I'm wide awake because my wife sent me a text from India and I haven't been able to sleep since. She's had a breakthrough and I'd like to share how you can do the same if you are unclear about a new idea, project or business concept.
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There is a super cute family at the 11 second mark of this promotional video for our local area ;)
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+Stu McLaren What a beautiful, idyllic looking place you live Stu. Thanks for sharing.
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I help overworked entrepreneurs make more money and create more time for the things that matter most.
Introduction
I was the co-founder of an online start-up called WishList Products and our best-selling membership plugin (WishList Member) now powers over 60,000+ online communities and membership sites.

By supporting thousands of people launch and grow their membership sites, I saw first hand what those who were succeeding were doing differently than those whose communities had plateaued.  Today, I bring that collective experience to a small group of coaching and consulting clients (mainly best-selling authors, speakers and online celebrities) with a focus on helping them grow and serve their membership, community or online following.

I love helping people build a thriving community around their product, passion or hobby and regularly teach people how to do it for themselves.  For some examples, go check out our free Training Videos.

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The rest of my time is spent with my beautiful wife (Amy) and daughter (Marla) as well as raising money for our charity World Teacher Aid.

I like running, indoor soccer, t-shirts and of course zipping around in my MINI Cooper :)
Bragging rights
Our software (WishList Member) now powers over 60,000+ online communities and membership sites! In the last two years have also partnered with and built two separate 7-figure brands with New York Times best-selling author Michael Hyatt.
Education
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
    Business, 1998 - 2002
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Co-Founder of an Online Startup
Skills
Marketing membership sites, building online communities and email marketing
Employment
  • Stu.me
    Founder, 2014 - present
    I coach and consult authors, speakers and online celebrities by helping them design, launch and grow a thriving membership or online community that serves their fans and followers.
  • Michael Hyatt
    Partner, 2013 - 2016
    As a partner, we co-developed two 7-figure brands in the span of two years (both of which continue to grow and thrive). PlatformUniversity.com and BestYearEver.me now serve tens of thousands of people every year.
  • WishList Products
    Run an online software company, 2008 - 2014
    As a Co-Founder, my primary responsibilities are managing the marketing and content creation for our company.
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