If you want to see yourself as an owner of a bigger business start spending time with people that see you as you want to be. Find people that will hold you accountable, stop you from spending too much time in ‘pity mode’, see your best and strongest traits, understand your challenges, and won’t belittle […]
Tag: peer groups
Last week at an association lunch I was asked what I thought was the most important thing to know in business. My answer was simple to come up with because I have given it so often. You must be a life-long-learner! I truly believe that to be moving forward in business you must be learning […]
Are you turning off your clients, peers, and mentors by being the one that does all the talking? How much of the time are you being the listener? If you are really listening to others you will see an increase in your business. Everyone wants to feel like they are being heard. If you are […]
In the first part of this article (“Omnipresence” vs. “Omni-availability” Part 1) I asked you, “Are you always available for your client? Do you take calls in the middle of dinner, during your birthday party, and on your vacation?” We looked at how to evaluate the cost of running your business at times when you […]
I get a lot of questions around how people can build a mastermind group for themselves. If you cannot hire a coach or join a managed and facilitated mastermind group then I want to make sure you get some sort of support for your business. Here is the link to a 3- part post I […]
When you know there is something that is not working in your business do you ever take on the “I’ve Tried That” attitude? It is nearly impossible to make a significant change in your business if you are not willing to take insight from ideas and suggestions you get from your peers, mastermind partners or […]
You may have heard of a 20-60-20 rule for many aspects of business, like leadership, change, delegation, success, etc. I have found in networking and other associations that the 20-60-20 rule applies to good referral partners as well. 20-60-20 Rule for Networking 20% of the people are engaged in actively growing the group and their […]
One of the hardest things we do in business for ourselves it to stay motivated and focused. There are so many things that distract us, like product development, new direction, markets, new ideas of how to build our business, networking, etc. . There are so many wonderful things we could add to our business, I’ve […]
Do you ever wonder why people you have known for some time are not able to help you bring in new business? Maybe it is because they really don’t understand what you do or maybe it is because they don’t understand why you do it or what you need from them. Here are three tips […]
If you have not spent time evaluating what went wrong then you are set to repeat your mistakes.
Find out what went wrong and work hard to not repeat your past. This way you can only become better at what you do and you can only become more successful with this type of thoughtful expertise.