04 Jan

TIME Can Be Managed

Time is your Friend

Time is your enemy.

There is not enough time. I don’t have enough time.

I’m too busy.

Do those words sound familiar?  How often have you heard them or, how often have you used them?

Time can be a burden when we look at it as an excuse.  Time can be many things to each of us. When time becomes an excuse, “I don’t have the time to do that,” or, “There wasn’t/isn’t enough time,”  it can mean you have lost control of your activities, and as such, they are controlling you; or that those things you claim you cannot do because you don’t have the time are not important to you. It can be an ally when we look at it as a motivator. “We are running out of time; we must move faster.”

Time is limited.  There are only so many minutes in a day.  Time is a resource that, once wasted or used, cannot be recovered. Time can be managed.

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01 Feb

You Don’t Have to Sell More to Make More Profit

I often hear, “Our sales are down…we have to hire a trainer, coach, consultant to increase our sales.”  “Our sales are up…we are doing good…look at that revenue pouring in; we don’t need any help.”   If you are basing the health of your business on your revenue, sales, or profit, you may be making a mistake.  Hopefully, you want to grow your business, and commonly that is measured in sales and profit.  You don’t have to sell more to make more profit.  There are other things you need to focus on first.

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18 Jan

Why Would Any Business Owner Not Want To Grow?

I am sometimes a bit surprised when I hear from Business Owners that they do not want to grow their business.  I can be fairly competitive, and hearing someone say that they are happy with their business at the size it is now causes me to stop and wonder.  Why would any business owner not want to grow their business?

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11 Jan

Accepting Change is Difficult – You Must First Avoid the “Not’s.”

Change is inevitable. Like time, we cannot stop it. To not only survive but thrive in today’s business environment, you must not only accept change but must also embrace change. Given that accepting change is one of the more difficult things we mere mortals must do, having a plan, a strategic plan to manage change in your business is critical to success.

To understand how to be successful with change lets first look at the “Not’s” of change management. There are six of them:

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04 Jan

The WOW Person – Is It All Good?

Your career is sailing; your business is profitable; everyone looks at you and says “WOW, I want to be like them.”  I am certain many of us have read or seen such a scenario.  To be the “WOW person” is wonderful.  To be associated with that person is pretty good too.  Imagine the WOW person and a WOW business.   The perfect scenario.

Then, one day, it all falls apart.  Some behavior enters into your life; you start making bad business decisions, you stop listening to others about your business.  We have all seen or read of those.  Successful Business Leaders who start affairs with subordinate employees, Successful Business Leaders who illicitly take money from their business, Successful Business Leaders who abuse a variety of legal or illegal substances, Successful Business Leaders who take illegal short cuts.  One day they get caught, and their self-destructive behavior brings them crashing down. 

How do you prevent that?

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