A STRETCHYOURSELF Makeover
It’s impossible, right? In order to get more done, you need to invest more time. Working ten hour days will make you more accomplished than a colleague that only works seven. Studying three hours a day will get you better grades than the guy who skims through a few chapters before the test. More work = more results.
I disagree. Working smart beats working hard. In some cases working more can actually damage the amount you get accomplished. In both cases, the degree effort matches outcomes has been overstated.
Working less and accomplishing more isn’t easy. It requires thinking creatively to find more effective ways of doing things. But first, you have to be open to the possibility that your methods aren’t as efficient as they could be. Once you do that you can look for ways to get more accomplished without just increasing your to-do list. So in this blog I'm going to share some of the rules I use to approach my day to day operations, so read on and enjoy!
Someone once asked me how do you know when your successful if you are constantly working to achieve success. I told him that success leaves clues, and even while you are on course, there are guides to keep you on the path. Did YOU know that success leaves clues? And if you don’t know have to recognize the clues, and get in the “draft” so it won’t be as difficult for you to achieve. So in this blog I’m going to talk about the “draft” power of success, so read on and enjoy!
Remember the old Yellow Pages ads that said, “Let your fingers do the walking?” (Yes, I just aged myself.) The phrase was clever slogan meant to encourage consumers to shop by browsing the yellow phone book page listings for a product or service. In other words, let's allow your customers to do the talking so client and customers do the walking to your website or business to give you the business. So in this blog I'm going to talk about how customers testimonials are very effective to your marketing plan so read on and enjoy!
Our experience in our journey through life is filled with moments, moments of love, passion, creativity, joy, connection, compassion, and laughter. But understand that learning, evolving and growing starts through life's ups and downs, experiences that round us out and make us better as a person, both mentally and spiritually. The key is not to let life's difficult situations get the best of you. So in this blog I'm going to give you 5 secrets to help you get through difficult situations, so read on and enjoy!
Which would you rather be in your business: Efficient or Effective? If you're like most people, your gut-level response is BOTH of course! And you can be. But.... have you ever stopped to think which one needs to come first? Steven Covey in Seven Habits of Highly Effective People said:
It's incredibly easy to get caught up in an activity trap, in the busy-ness of life, to work harder and harder at efficiently climbing the ladder of success only to discover it's leaning against the wrong wall. It is possible to be busy - very busy - with being very effective"
This is especially true when it comes to marketing. When your busy working on your business most people often make the mistake of "doing something, even if it's wrong", mistaking activity for effectiveness. It's easy to do in the real-time world of social media where everyone is looking for instant gratification in the technology world we live in. They get busy placing adds, buying lead lists, building a web presence, sending out mailers, attending networking events, creating brochures, and so forth. In other words, they get busy doing something and in this blog I'm going to talk about how to be efficient and effective while using both strategic and tactical marketing to your advantage so read on and enjoy!
There is great power in taking ACTION and being CONSISTENT. One of the things I have learned is that you have to expect the unexpected. So many of us have long-term plans, but life happens and we keep taking action toward those plans and being consistent to make those plans into reality. Yes, planning is important. Remember that this day will never come again and your actions and consistency in the remaining hours of this day could move your life in a whole new direction, so in this blog we are going to talk about taking action and being consistent, so read on and enjoy, but most importantly, take notes and apply.
In the world of marketing, controversy and contrarianism are often used to gain an audience’s attention or generate media exposure. Many people confuse these two methods as being the same thing. Yet, there is a marked difference between being controversial and being contrarian. And in this blog, I'm going to discuss the differences based on the current issue that has created headlines and a firestorm of emotions from people all across the country. So ready on and enjoy!
Have you ever felt like you were racing around in circles without making much forward progress? I know I have, many times. Just recently I got caught up in thinking about things I perceived I failed in the past and wondering what my actions moving forward would help me in the future. This type of thinking had me thinking I was stuck with no ending in sight more often than I wanted to admit, and eventually, I knew I needed to pause, reflect, and regroup my way of thinking. I needed to free myself! So this blog is about practicing the pause so read on and enjoy!
Have you ever felt relieved and deflated after achieving a huge goal? You ran your first marathon, hit your mark on achieving your fitness goals, sold a business you started, or had a record sales month in your job or business. Once that initial celebratory buzz and emotions are over, you start relaxing, even contemplating what's next.
First, realize this: It's natural to feel this way. After all, you put all your emotions, focus and energy into ensuring your actions were consistently moving you forward toward your goals and probably put other parts of your life on hold. And also, the achievement wasn't as fulfilling as you imagined.
Understand you've sacrificed a lot. You've achieved a large goal, and it's really useful to understand that you may get complacent. The complacency may be because you're relieved that you were able to achieve it.
After reaching a big goal, complacency is almost certain. Here are a couple of tips to help you stay consistent with the most important relationship you keep - with yourself so read on and enjoy!
Every year thousands of people set goals and commitments that they either achieve, quit, or make excuses and reasons why they cannot accomplish their goals. And the biggest thing they do to themselves is disrespect the relationship they have with THEMSELVES by allowing those excuses to keep them from continuing. If you want to STRETCHYOURSELF to the next level, there are specific disciplines and simpler ways of seeing the world through your eyes that will help you understand that being committed will enable a happier life that responds to you.
Sometimes we make life more complicated than it is. We attach happiness to achievement and then look for it in all the wrong ways and in all the wrong places. Of course, you don’t have to live like this. If you feel like you are, it’s time to simplify things. It’s time to get back to the basics. So this blog is about helping you become more committed to achieve the things you want in life, while respecting the relationship you keep with yourself so read on and enjoy!
Have you ever felt like you're not applying the knowledge that you've learned from seminars, classes, and workshops you've attended or books you've read? I know I have, many times. In the past I caught myself talking myself out of trying something more often than I wanted to admit, and eventually I knew I in order for me to STRETCH myself I needed to APPLY WHAT I KNOW. Not all at once, but in bite size manageable projects that would build my confidence. So this blog is about applying what you know so read on and enjoy!
If you really want to perform at the top level in any areas of your life, you need written goals and you need to measure progress against those goals.
Its been said that what gets measured gets done. This is not an earth-shattering concept. Challenge yourself and STRETCH yourself to take one areas of your life or business that could use improvement, and figure out what measurements matter to you.
So here are some tips that I personally use to help you measure what matters to get the results you deserve in business and life, so read on and enjoy!
In this blog, we'll be talking about the The Rule of 1% to increase your ultimate customer experience. But, before you can do this there are two things you must strive for excellence in or it will never work. If don't correctly, you experience a huge increase in business over time so read on and enjoy!
One of the latest sayings that floated around for awhile that I caught on to at the last minute was a "hot mess" Now a “hot mess” has many different meanings that I've learned, but the "hot mess" that I'm writing about is when something blows up in your face. Or a situation that makes you look bad. If you find yourself in a "hot mess" make sure you get over yours, because it’s not as worst as it seems.
If anyone knows me or has met me, knows I love talking to people anywhere. I always learn something interesting when I talk to people. And in this blog, I'm gonna talk about how to get over any situation you make face that gets you down, so read on and enjoy!
My morning schedule has changed many times over the past couple of years. Some things were experimental, some things I just got bored of (which is dangerous, because if you’re not looking to inspire yourself in morning so you can look forward to waking up- you likely won’t), but for the most part any change in my morning schedule has been because of my evolving and ever growing spiritual journey.
So this video I will be talking about my own personal morning rituals, all of which I’ve now done personally for an extended length of time and can heavily vouch for. Understand that I don't do anything that doesn't resonate with my spiritual, nor do I beat myself up if I'm not consistent. I believe that everything we do is always on time, so listen to this video and enjoy!
It’s a feeling of heaviness deep within you. You try to ignore it, but you can’t. Dread and discouragement gradually seep into your thoughts. Fear and apprehension soon follows, until you are completely paralzyed to take action, and your defeated before you even try.
I feel just like this when I start a new project or tackle something that I've been trying to accomplish.
It makes me want to curl up into a ball and cry. I feel lost and alone and my heart races and I my mind starts wandering and thinking about everything I percieve will happen and I feel like I want to give up. I want to fall on my bed and bury my face in a pillow. But that doesn’t work, because the sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach doesn't allow me to sleep.
Fear is terribly painful on so many levels. so in this blog I'm going to talk about how I approach my fears and want to personally challenge you to do the same, so read on and enjoy!
Failing doesn’t always mean you’re out of the game. Sometimes you have to look at the bright side of failure and learn from it. Let’s take a look at some famous failures and how these people, and the work they produced, achieved astounding successes.
Most people never achieve their goals because they often quit just when they're on the verge of reaching their dream. Let's face it if you don’t stretch yourself outside your comfort zone - it's over and nothing changes.
Those who fail sometimes quit pursuing their goals.
Those who quit always fail.
Those who succeed stretch themselves to new levels of success sees failure as experience to bring them closer to their goals.
Those who stretch themselves almost always succeed.
Succeeding isn't about doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for a different result. That's insanity.
By never giving up you continue striving toward your goals - but you have to stretch yourself - try something different in order to get a different result. Always look for a solution and be open to opportunities no matter how small and insignificant you think they may be. So this blog is about maintaining a strong mindset in order to achieve your goals so read on and enjoy!
2015 is coming to a close. We are in December already. Man! Where did the time go? If you are like me, December is a month of assessment and planning new projects, challenges, and goals for the coming year.
When you sit down to make that list this year, ask yourself:
In the last post we talked about how to figure out what your customers want out of a positive shopping experience. Today we’ll talk about the concept of Deliver +1 and how this concept can take your customer service to the next level. I've decided to split up this post so the next one will cover the 1% Rule.
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