Posts tagged with 'small business'
By Ernie Bray
In the 28 years since Stephen Covey published The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, his advice has helped millions of people improve their professional lives—from presidents and CEOs to the owners of “Mom & Pop” shops. [...]
As a group, entrepreneurs tend to prefer the tangible to the intangible. To launch and grow successful businesses, they usually favor facts and statistics over “squishy” personal growth strategies and leadership development programs.
And why not? [...]
1. Get Fired Up Every Day!
When you wake up each day, get excited about what you want to accomplish. Every day is a new start and a chance to make a difference. Don’t let the day control you. Get out and make something good happen. Don't focus on [...]
If you think you are going to make money overnight. Think again. Building a business and being an entrepreneur is hard work. You have to put in the hard work and be patient.
People often think there is a magical formula that can guarantee success. Wrong. It's a combination of so many factors, some that are in your control and others that are not. Your goals is to set your self up for the best possible outcome.
I don’t blame business owners for dreaming of becoming unicorns. Who wouldn’t want to receive a massive cash infusion and become a respected “player” literally overnight? It’s a venerable American dream—the rags-to-riches story.
It should go [...]
You should always be thinking in business and in life what you can do to 10x or 20x your success. What can you do to force multiply in multiple areas. Do more with less and but achieve exponentially higher results.
To succeed in business you need to network.
Sure it can awkward at first but if you learn to put your fears aside, you can really make some headway. Just be yourself, be genuine and don't try to be something you aren't.
Getting to know people and [...]
Here's the deal. If you are out partying every Friday or Saturday night and you wonder why you aren't successful...
Think about this. Going out from 8pm to 1am is 5 hours x 52 weeks a year = 260 hours!
What does that equal? about 1 1/2 months of [...]
People ask me what gave me my drive. Well, it's something I've always had, whether it was getting top grades in school, trying to be the best I could be in basketball or achieving some tough goals in other areas in life. We all have to find our own [...]
Here's a key video tip for small businesses. Bring the personal touch. Don't worry about perfection of the video but focus on the content and being genuine.
Can you believe it? Only around 30 people really care to do a good job at work. My suggestion is to cut those who don't care and keep adding those who do until you get a much better ratio at your company. That way you will be poised to beat [...]
In reality, most businesses will have to work hard, bootstrap and play the long game. Don't get discouraged by the rare stories you see in the news.
Recently I was asked, "How do you maintain so much drive and energy in your business?” I thought about it for a moment and realized that for me, it is finding enthusiasm and excitement in the entire process which includes building relationships, [...]
As a lifelong athlete and entrepreneur for the past 14 years, I have a driving competitive mindset that is always striving to win.
It’s a mindset that’s pushing for excellence in everything I do.
Now remember, pushing for excellence [...]
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Whether you’re a new employee or a veteran, just starting your career or angling for a promotion to senior management, you probably spend considerable time wondering what the boss is really thinking. Is the boss scrutinizing your performance? Do you [...]
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