Latest posts from the desk
ARE YOU COMMITTED OR JUST INTERESTED
"There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it is convenient. When you're committed to something you accept no excuses, only results." Ken Blanchard – Author
3 WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
Jay Abraham, Consultant Extraordinaire, teaches that there are only 3 ways to grow a business.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU WANT TO BE
What did you decide you wanted in your business this trip around the sun?
You can not manage what you can not measure
There are a number of areas in your business that you need to be measuring and in each business some of these areas will be different.
CORE VALUES IN BUSINESS
One of the areas that small to medium business owners have difficulty in understanding is the purpose of developing CORE VALUES for their business.
CREATING A GREAT IMPRESSION
Your business creates an impression in the mind of your prospects and customers each, and every day.
DEVELOPING YOUR UNIQUE BUSINESS DIFFERENCE
Why do people buy from you?
He who fails to plan is planning to fail
Now is the time of year where Focus Planning should be at the forefront of your business conversation.
KEEP. STOP. START
A GREAT way to start this New Year off right is to complete the business improvement or self-improvement exercise called "Keep/Stop/Start"
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem
257 businesses in the small to medium sector have completed my survey on, "what is the biggest issue you have in your business?" 87% commented that "they never had enough time to get the work done."
LIGHTS – CAMERA - ACTIONS
In the words of John Assaraf and Murray Smith who wrote 'The Answer".......... "Lights Camera Action!" So goes the famous cry of preparation that heralds the shooting a films scene.
RUNNING A BUSINESS CAN BE CHAOTIC
It's easy to get sucked into the day-to-day operations required to keep things running smoothly and profitably.
SOLVE THE RIGHT PROBLEM
"If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it." Albert Einstein
THE IMPORTANCE OF VISION
You have been in business for a few years and nothing changes. Day after day, week after week and it is the same old same old. My question to you is, 'Do you have a VISION for your business'?
THERMOSTAT V THERMOMETER WHAT YOU SET IS WHAT YOU GET
A thermometer reflects the temperature of the environment. It simply reacts to what's happening around it. If the temperature is hot, it tells you so. If it's cold, the thermometer reflects that reality as well.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOUR YOUNGER SELF GIVE YOU?
Einstein long championed that it is useful and sometimes necessary for people to think like a child to achieve success as an adult. Pablo Picasso famously said, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
VALUE PROPOSITION IS CRITICAL IN TODAY'S BUSY WORLD
Most business leaders that I talk to struggle with the 'Value Proposition' or 'Unique Selling Proposition'.
WHAT BUSINESS ARE YOU REALLY IN?
There is a huge difference between the products and services you sell and the business ..… that you are really in.
WHY – WHY NOT?
I was attending a mastermind meeting recently and as the group talked about business challenges I started to hear a lot of, Why, Why did this happen, Why didn't I think of that, Why did I do it that way?