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Thoughts On Private Equity In The Channel

Now, I’ve spoken about private equity entering the MSP space before, but since then, a lot has happened, much of which is good news for MSPs. Think about it this way: PE firms only chase expanding addressable markets. The fact PE firms have been investing in the channel means they believe the potential customer bases for MSPs and vendors are growing rapidly. While PE firms investing in the channel is overall a good thing, there are some things for MSPs to consider this year.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in business success, msp vendors

The Wheel of Life Goes Round and Round

Like a wheel, life goes round and round. Holding it all together is your framework, which you’ve been building up your entire life. If one spoke breaks, you weaken as a result. To keep the ride — your life journey — from getting thrown out of whack, strengthen your life’s spokes by growing and accepting.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in business success, personal success

Are You Seeking Validation Or Truth?

I’ve given hundreds of speeches at industry events over the years. More often than not — and I’m not bragging — there’s a line of people waiting to speak to me after a presentation (and it’s usually not because of something I said on stage). Surprisingly, many of them stand in line to voice their own perspectives on the industry to me — even when they know their views run contrary to the advice I give. Are these people looking to pick a fight with me? No, they’re simply doing what we do every day — seek validation.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in business success

Are Your Delivery Areas Communicating?

Try not to look at delivery areas as silos within your organization. Yes, each delivery area has its own responsibilities — that’s true — but delivery areas also work collectively to propel you and your clients forward. Silos hinder communication within any business. It’s up to you to break them down and prevent them from rising back up in the future.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in MSP processes, business success

Are You A Coaster Or A Virtuoso?

Not everybody’s cut out for awesomeness. Deciding to become awesome (or a virtuoso, someone who’s at the top of his craft) is the first step to leading a better life — and that’s good for business. While the journey to awesomeness is different for everyone, there are things all TruMethods members should consider before transitioning from coaster to virtuoso.

 

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in top managed service provider, world class msp, business success

Positivity: The Best Way To Start Unlocking Your Potential

Sometimes selling requires you to shift your mindset. Not everything’s going to go according to plan. When it doesn’t, it’s best to adapt to the situation at hand by calling an audible and making the appropriate adjustments. None of this can happen without something I’ve been harping on for years (you know exactly what I’m talking about, and I know you’re probably sick of me saying it, but let me repeat it) — a positive mindset.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in MSP, world class msp, business success

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