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Sometimes A Solution Needs A Little Creative Thinking

we all need to think creatively sometimesSometimes we need a little creative thinking to come up with solutions to problems. If you’re like me, you will always work on the premise that there is not a problem, but there is a solution. The thought process of knowing there is always a solution triggers that creative thinking to be able to come up with that seemingly elusive solution.

How many times have you found yourself thinking there will be no other solution to a problem? You even think that problem leads to a dead end! How many times have you been stuck and believe the problem in front of you is Continue reading

The Benefits Of Starting Local To Build Authority.

Go LocalWhatever your business, I’ll bet you have a local market for your product or service as well as a wider and more intense one. If you have an online business, this is still relevant despite the opportunity to “spread your wings”. You need to build authority into your web presence and there is no better place to start than from a local perspective.

When targeting your market, focusing on local clients can help because you need leads and local leads are more accessible to you. In fact, marketing your website to your locality is an opportunity that you should never miss. People think that having a website, or a web presence on social media is the way Continue reading

Life Is About Choices And The Decisions We Make

Decisions we make are essentialLife is a journey. A journey based on decisions we make and choices based around those decisions. The journey consists of long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths.

Among the various roads we follow, we could find a road that leads to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and religious vocation. Then there is a road that leads to fame and fortune on one hand, or isolation and poverty on the other. Moreover, there are Continue reading

A Disciplined And Consistent Person Will Make It.

you need to be a consistent and disciplined personOne thing that I’ve always looked at in my business is consistency. Being consistent also requires discipline and it’s always a goal of mine to be the most disciplined person I can be in my business. That doesn’t mean I don’t have fun and take things too seriously – far from it! It means that I have the right attitude to stay the course and move forward.

Even though this is a goal of mine, I must admit that it’s not always been easy sticking to it. We humans Continue reading

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 6 – Objections

successful selling - dealing with objectionsIn the final step of the 6 steps to successful selling we will go over dealing with objections. But first, a brief summary of what we have already discussed.

If you have been following the series, you will know that step 1 is all about building trust and rapport with your prospect. Step 2 is about asking relevant questions. Step 3 finding out everything you can about your prospect’s values and buying preferences. Step 4 about matching the product to the customer and step 5 about going into a “conditional close”.

You may think 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

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

Practice Is A Daily Business.

Practice Makes PerfectPractice is something we all need to get to grips with in our everyday business and life. Learning the skills we use is one thing, but practice is how we perfect them. Many will “shy away” from practice because it may remind you of tasks that were seen as chores when a child. This would be more relevant for someone who learned music as an example, but the practice was something “to be avoided” because it’s “boring”. After all, we just want to play that tune, so why do I need to do scales?

Too many times, we as humans look to get to the gratifying point of what we’re doing, but forget that Continue reading

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