Chuck Blakeman

Author, speaker, and founder of the Crankset Group.



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Contentment is dangerous.

Pursuit, Not Acquisition


We work so hard to achieve contentment. Be careful, it could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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Goals & Friends are like Peanut Butter & Jelly.

Grab a pen and a friend. Quick.


There is new evidence from a Dominican University study that you can really, truly move yourself forward, whatever your objective, if you just follow a simple three-step process.

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What an old guy told me that changed my life.


The Time, Money, and Energy Conundrum – When I was just starting out, a creepy old guy (about my age – mid-50s) told me life had a built in problem. He said “The problem with life is this.

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Retirement is a Bankrupt Industrial Age Idea


Retirement is a really bad, bankrupt, industrial age idea that was never a good idea in the first place. It was invented by big businesses to steal the best 40 years of our lives so they could discard us when our good years were all behind us.

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Seven Words a Business Owner Can Never Afford to Use


1) Try (the uncommitted’s word)

“We’re going to try to…”

Yoda – “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” Intentionality is a huge key to getting where you want to go. When a business owner uses “try”, their escape route is clearly identified, and they have no intention of seeing things through, especially in the rough times. Great business owners don’t try, they do.

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Guidelines vs. Rules – Creating Wildly Successful Employees


Employees have changed. Rules don’t cut it anymore. The newer generation isn’t sure it even wants to go to work and has in some ways decided to retire BEFORE working. They’re out there “gigging” instead of working. How do you as a Business Owner respond to this new world?

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Deciding when your Business is Mature, and How To Pick a Date to get there.


As a business owner, Business Maturity isn’t about how big your business gets or how much revenue it generates. It’s about 1) your own ability to choose what to do with your time, and 2) the ability to walk away from your business for weeks or longer and have it still make money while you’re not there.

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Every Business Owner Needs Two Bosses. Do You Have Them?


Ever feel like you’ve got 11 ping pong balls to hold under the water and only 10 fingers? There is a solution.

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Don’t Be a Mosquito in a Nudist Colony


Why Lifetime Goals are so important to what I do tomorrow, and why tomorrow is so important to my Lifetime Goals.

The mosquito in the nudist colony is thinking, “I know what to do, I just don’t know where to begin.” As business owners, we might have a similar experience, either not knowing where to begin, or not knowing what to do next to take our business to maturity. We have so little time – prioritizing what to do next is critical to our success.



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Chuck’s Books

Why Employees Are Always a Bad Idea (WEAAABI) is radical book about the Participation Age, for everyone who: has a job, owns a company, or manages people.

Making Money is Killing Your Business

You’re too busy making money; no business can survive that. Your business should give you both time and money. Not just money.

Making Money is Killing Your Business

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We started Crankset Group out of the desire to help small businesses grow and mature. Along the way, we have developed a lot of the tools and practices that we’ve created working directly with business owners. Now these tools and resources are available to you.

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