If you are a dreamer and a creator
(i.e. entrepreneur, changemaker,
leader, freelancer, salesperson, teacher,
student, creative, or a side hustler)
...you have arrived!
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
― Harriet Tubman
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.”
SUN provides you with 9 things
The 9 accelerators of dreaming, planning, and doing
A closer look at these 9 accelerators
SUN's core features explained
“If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.”
― Jack Canfield
Discovering and being true to your purpose, is an important component for not only your happiness, but also for the happiness of those you serve.
Living out a clear, defined, and inspiring purpose provides resilience.
It fosters excellence in every aspect of your organization.
It attracts and motivates employees, contractors, suppliers, and customers who need to buy into the why of what you are doing so that they engage and stick with you long term.
Helping you find, stay clear, and act on your purpose is an integral part of everything you will experience being part of this community.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead
If you choose a membership level that includes a Mastermind group, you will be placed in a group of 4-10 selected individuals who will align with what you are trying to achieve.
You will have the opportunity to participate in highly confidential professionally facilitated weekly online mastermind meetings where you will get a chance to update everyone on your progress and hurdles.
The meeting will then either occasionally feature a short presentation from a subject matter expert (followed by a Q & A) or there will be a ‘Spotlight’ where one member of your group will put forward an opportunity or problem they are grappling with, and the group will help them address it.
It is rewarding to meet on a weekly basis with a small group of talented and trusted people.
People who have faced (or are facing) many of the same challenges as you.
They will freely share information with you, encourage you, and provide you with accountability, support, tools, and best practices you need to move forward. They are not competitors. They are allies and collaborators. You are not alone.
It is a community where people believe with you what you want for yourself, your business, and the world.
It is all about helping you succeed at being who you know you already are. Your group will help keep you motivated and focused, so that you can develop and make good on your personal and professional vision.
Of course, you can choose to continue on your own…but it turns out that things can go a lot better, faster and easier if you don’t.
In fact, the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) did a study and found that the probability of completing a goal if you simply have an idea or a goal is 10%.
However, if you make a specific accountability commitment with others this number skyrockets to 95%.
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”
― Amy Poehler
As opposed to the isolation you can often feel when you’re working by yourself (i.e. when you are on the road, in your house, or at a coffee shop)…when you login to a virtual coworking space…you’ll immediately feel a sense of activity and purpose.
Coworking has the effect of boosting your engagement and helping you to thrive as you leave the “I’m all alone” mindset and instead plug into the energy of like-minded people who want to dream, plan, and do big things.
You’ll work alongside entrepreneurs, traveling executives, freelancers, start-ups,digital nomads, teachers, striving students, and visionary non-profit leaders.
In your cowork space there are purpose-built rooms where you can:
- get input on on of your projects
- help someone write some high converting sales page copy
- partner with someone on a “shut up and work” SAW session as you both tackle your most procrastination worthy task.
- attend speed networking events
- attend a session being offered by a expert in a topic that grabs your interest
- take a break in the virtual common area and chill.
…or just plain work on your stuff while others are doing the same.
Coworking space drive: community, accountability, collaboration, learning, and sustainability for all that come in through their doors.
“Organize your life around your dreams, and watch them come true.”
― Purba Cakraborty
One of the biggest challenges you have as a leader and entrepreneur is to manage yourself and your time.
Managing yourself so you are productive, happy, and on track with your goals and plan makes up your personal management system.
Building your personal system involves getting clear on your priorities and figuring out a way to do less and achieve more. SUN is purpose-built to do just this very thing for you.
“A good system shortens the road to the goal.
― Orison Swett Marden
Businesses that are built with intention and systems tend to be high profit and low stress. They are easier to run, and don’t necessitate you thinking about them and being there working all the time. Imagine your company at maximum performance…running like a Swiss clock.
What would it be like if your organization was always achieving its goals and was focused on top priorities? What would it be like to have a clear line of sight into the day-to-day progress of your organization’s deliverables?
What if you had a system that made all of this easy to do and you could see how everyone was doing in terms of executing against their plans?
The inescapable answer: people would be engaged, and your entire organization would accelerate. You would increase performance, productivity, and profitability. This is all possible. Welcome to SUN’s P4 Advancement System.™
Most organizations fail to realize their plans and goals because they approach their goals only from a high level.
The reality is that the day-to-day work of an organization seems to demand all of everyone’s time, and as a result, important new plans and goals seldom become reality.
P4 effectively combats this battle between strategic advancement and the “jungle” of day-to-day demands on everyone’s time.
The P4 approach comes from two directions: strategic and day-to-day.
The result is that goals are met and systematic performance gains are achieved and sustained throughout the organization – over and over.
SUN teaches you how to embed the P4 system in your organization to help you achieve maximum performance, focusing on four fundamental objectives:
- Planning Real-time strategic and operational plans that communicate a persuasive vision, prioritized goals and effective projects.
- People Processes that ensure optimal: hiring, on-boarding, coaching, promotion, and demotion.
- Performance Support and measurement of strategic action within clear operational plans.
- Promotion Internal understanding of plans and progress, alongside compelling external sales and marketing.
It takes work, but having a business operating system in place is extraordinary – and it will help you attain much higher levels of growth, free up your time, and lower your stress once it is implemented.
“It’s what you learn, after you know it all, that counts.”
― John Wooden
All SUN memberships include weekly online group coaching. Optional one-on-one personalized coaching is available in the higher level programs (see Summit and Moonshot memberships below).
Throughout the year, more and more of your blind spots and opportunities for growth will be exposed so that improvements can be made in the way you tackle the 4 Ps (i.e. the planning, people, performance, and promotion) of your organization.
You will receive a healthy dose of support, empathy, and encouragement to get past the hurdles that life throws at you. At the same time, you will get an equal dose of cold hard facts that you need to face (facts that others won’t confront you with).
You will identify your strengths and development needs. One of the biggest priorities for you will be to develop a plan that leverages your existing strengths and improves your overall performance as a leader and manager.
You will receive feedback for specific skill development in foundational areas of leadership.
The focus is on current needs and action. You will review progress on your plan and focus on what’s most important in your business right now.
If taken seriously, you will leave coaching sessions with valuable perspective and insights, prioritized clear actions, new tools, and a plan to follow that takes you through to your next challenge.
New ideas are exciting, but committing to written action steps will get you where you want to go.
Your team will benefit. Whether employees or contractors, your team is a pivotal part of your success.
Everyone needs to know where the organization is going, and how it’s going.
Simplified one-page business plans and monthly KPI tracking is a powerful part of all membership programs.
Each month you will tie in the coaching you are receiving with what is going on with your team and organization.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
― Benjamin Franklin
Throughout the year you will be invited to attend transformational educational retreats, bootcamps, study circles, summits, and webinars.
You’ll receive advice, training, and guidance on: effective leadership, strategic planning and execution, marketing (digital and traditional), fundraising, and hundreds of other topics related to personal and organizational excellence.
These growth-oriented meetings and events (online and in-person) all employ proven practices that will help you advance, grow, and support each other to get where you want to go.
SUN’s educational offerings cover the latest business and business related tech topics across the following broad themes:
- Sales, marketing, and customer service
- Personal excellence and high performance
- Organizational excellence and high performance
…and technology enablers as they apply to all of these 4 themes.
Our signature yearly educational and networking event is called SUNLive and is being planned this year to be held in Costa Rica.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
― Helen Keller
SUN’s concierge desk helps you source things you need to advance so you can stick with the things you are good at. Let someone else do the rest.
SUN has partnered with and vetted top companies and experts to offer you purpose-built done-for-you solutions called ‘Power-ups’.
Power-ups are offered to help you with things such as: websites, web hosting, digital marketing, bookkeeping, purchasing or selling a business, training, logos, specialized coaching, or creating online courses, membership sites, or online summits.
These solutions all have best in market pricing and/or enhanced offerings, clear deliverables, have been rated by other SUN members, and come with straight forward guarantees.
So if you need help with anything…either we’ve got what you need, or we’ll do our best to help you get it.
“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”
― Denzel Washington
The lives of those (including the rich and famous) who have lived purley for themselves end empty and often horribly.
It is with this in mind that SUN members make a personal decision to donate a percentage of some combination their organization’s: time, products/services, profits, or equity to causes (their own or someone else’s) they want to have a direct impact on.
Chooseto move forward!
"Kim's programs are second-to-none. What sets him and his programs apart is that he actually cares and wants to see you succeed. If you want to reach your business goals this year, SUN is the place to start."
"What I received from SUN: exceptional business and marketing knowledge and experience, understanding and accountability, professionalism, promptness and community, and support and encouragement to Stand Up Now (not someday). Thank you, Kim!"
"Sun provides you with first hand knowledge from like-minded people who have personally experienced what you are presently going through. It gives you great comfort knowing you are not alone and gives you valuable knowledge on how to fix or alter the situation to your advantage.”
"If I could recommend only one resource on how to start, build and grow a successful business ... SUN would definitely be that resource!"
"When I first joined SUN, I wasn't surprised my business moved forward. What was a surprise was how it changed my life."
"At 7am I thought my day...the mountain ahead of me...was unachievable. At 7:05am after a SUN call I thought I could climb Everest. That's what this process does."
“SUN has helped me get organized and develop a clear plan to get the dream out of my head and into action. The value far surpasses the investment.”
"After finishing up at Techstars there was a noticeable void in my week, I really miss the "CEO Standup Meeting" where I got to discuss weekly pain points of the company with my peers and have the ability to ask for help. I found that sense of community and mentorship with SUN."
"The great thing about participating in the SUN mastermind was a mix of two things: 1. Hearing what other people were struggling with was comforting, eye opening and offered a good environment to share both your problems and your ideas. 2. Because of the mix of backgrounds, industries and even geographical location we were able to share those ideas with people we might never have met otherwise."
"I hate business groups. They're generally a self-serving, self-interested waste of time. SUN is different. Being a SUN member gives me access to a collective of wisdom, experience and accountability that adds real and immediate value to my business."