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'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!
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.
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.
In my last business post (Shh...I have a secret 27 Jul 2015) I talked about the first secret to building a solid customer service plan and how to decide what your vision is.
In today's blog I'm going to talk about the second secret to turn your satisfied customers to raving fans. You must know what your customers want. Know who your customers are and you will know better how to serve them. Demographics are really important here. An upper-class woman in her 30’s is going to have completely different expectations than a working class man in his 50’s. So read on and enjoy!
In the The Corporate Puzzle post we talked about the first three of the 7 specific areas you need to consider if you decide to franchise your business. In the franchise prototype process there are seven areas that you need to be clear and definite. Here are all seven again:
The 7 specific areas you need to consider in your franchise prototype process:
Today I'd like to talk about the three keys to business development and how you can put the right bricks in place to build a solid foundation. There are three main areas of business development:
The biggest area of turn-key businesses is franchises. There is franchise for ever industry in the world and they are fairly easy to acquire and come with practically a pop out of the box pre-assembled system. McDonald’s is a prime example. In fact, a $40 billion, 28,707 strong example.
There are a few things we are going to talk about:
In this week's blog I'm going to talk about the life cycle of a business and how to get the most out of each cycle while also extended the lifespan of your business. The four different stages of a business life cycle are:
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