For the past 10 years, thousands of franchise executives around the world have enjoyed receiving a regular email tip from FRI’s Founder, Greg Nathan.

These short stories on the psychology of business and everyday life have been likened to “mind brightening pills” as they open our thinking to fresh insights for improving wellbeing, business performance and franchise relationships.

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The Wooden Bowl

7 October 2020
There was an old man who went to live with his son and daughter-in-law. He was hard of hearing, his hands would shake, and he had failing eyesight. When he

Resolving a Strained Relationship

4 September 2020
Imagine you are in a small yacht, gliding across a calm bay with a gentle breeze behind you, the sun sparkling on the water. While your boat has a little

Striving for Excellence

13 August 2020
In this, my 200th Tip, I reflect on a few turning points in my work, and three people that have had a significant impact on my thinking. I hope you enjoy

Seven Body Language Tips for Mask Wearers

30 July 2020
The 19th century French neurologist, Guillaume Duchenne, was the first scientist to systematically document the ways in which the human face portrays emotions. His findings on the automatic facial expression

Seven New Secrets for Great Virtual Meetings

17 July 2020
Most franchisors now use virtual meetings to stay connected with their franchisees and teams. Our observations are that these could be far more effective and enjoyable for all parties with

Virtual Meeting Blunders and How to Avoid Them

3 July 2020
Most of us in recent months will have found ourselves in an uncomfortable or amusing virtual meeting. While we all share a fair degree of tolerance for inevitable home-based mishaps,

How to Create Positive Mental Health

17 June 2020
How’s your health? I’m not just talking about physical well-being. How have you been feeling lately, mentally and emotionally? And how connected are you to the things that truly motivate

9 Ways Field Managers Can Help Franchisees

7 May 2020
If there is anyone who can add enormous value to a stressed franchisee at this time, it is their field manager (or whatever you call this role in your network).

Your Time Has Come — A Message to Franchisors

19 April 2020
Be in business for yourself but not by yourself. While it’s a nice slogan, franchisors now truly have the opportunity to demonstrate the power of strong, caring leadership to help

How to Stay Focused and Help Others

26 March 2020
As events have been unfolding around the world, we have all been going through an emotional roller coaster that feels something like this. It started with shock and confusion about

How to Productively Work from Home

11 March 2020
The team at the Franchise Relationships Institute have been productively working from our homes for nearly 10 years. Given a number of you and your teams are likely to also

Here’s to the Volunteers!

10 January 2020
For several years an important part of my end of year break has been to participate in a four day retreat, hosted by friends who live in a beautiful, secluded

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For the past 10 years, thousands of franchise executives around the world have enjoyed receiving a regular email tip from FRI’s Founder, Greg Nathan.

These short stories on the psychology of business and everyday life have been likened to “mind brightening pills” as they open our thinking to fresh insights for improving wellbeing, business performance and franchise relationships.

Sign up now to receive your regular free tip from one of the leading thinkers in the world of franchising.