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Know Where You’re Going. Begin With The End In Mind.

always begin with the end in mindWhatever your business, or whatever your dream, you really have to have a plan of action. The first thing is you need to know where you’re going and so the end goal is your focus and how you get there is your task. To begin with the end in mind is the order of the day.

Keeping the end in mind before you actually start is the way to develop your plan. Every race has its start and end point. The same applies to a goal in your life or business.  You may have a very big dream that leads to a very big goal. You may not be able to see Continue reading

Six Steps To Successful Selling – Step 5

Successful selling and closingHello and welcome to step 5 of the 6 steps to successful selling. We have covered everything from creating rapport (Step 1), asking relevant questions (Step 2), discovering your prospect’s values (Step 3) and matching your product or service to the prospect’s needs (Step 4).

In step 5. We will go over the “conditional close”.

You may have got this far and believe you know nearly everything you need to know to make a sale. Despite this, Continue reading

What About Tomorrow? Do It Today!

Don't even think of what about tomorrow?If you’re prone to procrastination as I have been known to in the past, it’s all too easy to say “what about tomorrow?”

Tomorrow is a nightmare because it’s always ahead of us. The best way to deal with anything “tomorrow” is to ask yourself “what can I do TODAY?” Then, make sure you go do it!

It may be that you like to schedule your tasks, but there are times when you should forget about tomorrow and make sure you focus on it in the moment – being right NOW! It may be that you have no leads or enquiries for sales, but complaining about it doesn’t help. The thing to do is Continue reading

Is It Possible To Care TOO Much?

Why is you care so muchI don’t know how long this post will be. I usually plan and look at everything first and then let the words flow after. This subject came to me after reading a letter and if it’s short, the message will be, I hope, a strong one. If it flows, then it will be hopefully even better!

I have always tried to listen to people and help with whatever I can. I have had people tell me I care TOO much. Moreso when it comes to business. I know the value of what I know and yet I still want to give more than I take.

Thing is, I look at the “professional” career people like lawyers, doctors and the like and ask Continue reading

Half Hearted Doesn’t Get You Started.

don't be half hearted to start businessIt doesn’t matter what your business or job, if you don’t commit to doing something you love, you’re in danger of getting into the “half hearted” zone. This is more dangerous when you have your own business, but could also mean losing a job.

The first thing you need to look at is your own desire to do the job at hand. If there is something in the business that you see as lucrative and that is the ONLY reason you want to do it, there is the possibility (or worse) that you can enter into it half heartedly. So, ask yourself if it is something that Continue reading

Why Being Scared Of The Future Should Be Banned.

fear of what\'s aheadIt’s true that many are afraid of what the future has to offer. Why is it that the future is so scary?

I was browsing through one site looking for ideas for a blog post. I came across a student who was reaching the end of his studies and who had just one year left making it clear that “he was scared of the future”. WHY?

Because of the reaction he was getting to his work! Outside influences were the issues that were making him think he wasn’t good enough. What could he do to make this change?

I believe there are Continue reading

Knowledge Comes From Experience

experience leads to knowledgePart 9 of 10 based on the principles of the great Albert Einstein.

Einstein’s own thoughts on knowledge can be based on his quote:

“Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

Not sure if I agree 100%, but experience leads to the vast majority of knowledge. In my own experience, I have found this to be true to a very high Continue reading

Be Prepared To Make Mistakes.

A mistake made is naturalWelcome to part 5 of 10 on the principles that Einstein based his life on.

It’s a well known fact that we all make mistakes, but are you prepared to actually make mistakes in order to move forward in your business and life?

Einstein said “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

People make mistakes all the time, but we hate to do that don’t we? Making a mistake leads to one emotion that we all want to avoid – FEAR! If we are to move forward and make the best life and business we can, then it’s inevitable that we make mistakes at some time in the process of living and working. How we deal with it makes Continue reading

The Importance And Power Of Imagination.

The power of your imaginationPart 4 of 10 based on the life principles of the great Albert Einstein. This post is all about imagination and how powerful it really is. When you can take advantage of your imagination and use it to take inspired action, you will be onto a winner.

Einstein said – “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Thinking of where he was when he came up with the Theory of Relativity, this must Continue reading