We often spend a lot of time worrying about what our competitors are doing. We genuinely think that our competitors represent the greatest risk to our companies.
When we look at our P & L we think sales are too low, costs are too high, and profit is elusive so we blame competitors, the market conditions, globalization, and other external factors.
What if I told you that the largest threat to your business was ALWAYS internal? Continue reading “Get Out of Your Own Way and Profit”
Everyone is busy. Everyone is overloaded with information.
What can you do to get more done every day? Continue reading “How to Get More Done Every Day (2-minute read)”
Learn how to focus on one idea at a time and achieve massive results.
Over the years I have observed that while some people are very resistant to change other people are addicted to it. They regularly end and start relationships, buy and sell vehicles, move, change jobs, and chase one business idea after another.
Change can be refreshing, logical, and a productive exercise. Yet this constant search for new opportunities can also be driven more by discontent with one’s current situation than a calculated fact-based decision to achieve better results.
Changing your external situation to solve an internal problem is a strategy that is doomed to fail which ironically leads to more change and the cycle repeats itself. If you find yourself in this cycle in your career, business, or even your life what is the answer? Continue reading “Addicted to Change in Business and Life (4-minute read)”
The second quarter has arrived! How are you doing for the year? What can you do this quarter to set yourself up for a banner year?
Q1 is behind us. How did you do?
Personally, my first quarter was an overall success although I know I can still improve. In January I hit the ground running reaching 112%, February was disappointing missing my quota and only achieving 92%, and finally, March was a banner month hitting over 130%. Overall my quarter ended 112% of quota.
Now that we are in Q2 of 2017 what can we do to set ourselves up for success all year long?
Continue reading “Reaching Your Sales Quotas in Q2”
Learn why it is not to late for you to get into the digital marketing game!
Recently I watched a Lost Interview with Steve Jobs from 1995. At the conclusion of the interview Steve Jobs was asked to predict the future. His predictions about the internet and the social impact gave me chills. Remember it was 1995, the internet was still just a toddler and social media wouldn’t really exist for another 10 years.
Steve Jobs also predicted that 10’s of Billions of dollars would be sold online and that small businesses would be able to look very large online and even compete with the large companies. 22 years have passed since Steve Jobs made these wildly accurate predictions. Does that mean it is too late for you? Since you are not an ‘early adopter’ does that mean you can’t get be successful selling your products and services online?
Learn more about why 2017 is the year you should make your marketing go big!
Continue reading “Small Business Owners – Make 2017 the Year Your Marketing Goes Big”