Success in Your Business

Setting Business Goals & Making Them Work

With the year approaching its end, you need to make sure you have a plan for next year’s business goals.  A good place to start is by evaluating this year’s goals.  Then, set a plan in place to help you reach next year’s goals. The trick to truly being able to look back at the end…

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Accepting Feedback

“Am I flexible enough to change my mind and accept feedback?”   This was a question in my The Daily Stoic Journal that’s had me thinking.  It couldn’t have come at a more crucial time in our business.  We are in the middle of making considerable changes and needing to re-think where we are and…

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3 Keys to Revenue Success

Tim Ferris wrote an interesting book called the Four-Hour Work Week.  The premise was, if you streamlined things enough, you could reduce your work week to four hours and still make the same – or more – money. While this is a great title for selling books, the reality is your chances of being successful in…

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The Weakness of One

I’ve discovered that the number one is the worst number in business. You don’t want to only have one product line or one customer. You don’t want to have only one source of revenue or be on only one network. We get ourselves in the most trouble however, when we have one employee who is over…

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Keys to Success in Life and Business

Do you have integrity? It sounds like an easy question with an easy answer, until you really stop to think about integrity. Most of the world lacks true integrity, but once you understand how to develop true integrity, you can stand out. The word “integrity” comes from the Latin adjective, “integer.” In math, an integer…

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How to Create Raving Fan Team Members

To create raving fan customers, create raving fan team members. I received this email yesterday from one of our customers:   Dr. Reynolds,             Your staff is wonderful.  I hurt my knee and went to see your people last night.  EVERYONE was friendly, empathetic, and informative.  The x-ray tech had to come in from home…

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Why Time Away Is Good For Your Business

It never fails, right?  Just when you’re about to embark on the trip of a lifetime…  Something happens that causes you to question going.  Hurdles disguised as crises started to appear.  This isn’t a new phenomenon.  I have learned over the years that whenever I decide to take an extended vacation away from my businesses,…

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Show Me the Money!

I asked my attorney friend (I know, I’m embarrassed, I have one too) how an attorney makes more money.  He replied, “Well, I guess you become a better attorney.”   I found this interesting so I started asking my other professional friends the same question.  My accountant said, “Become a better accountant” and my surgeon friend…

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Playing by the Ballpark Rules

Most of our life we live playing in someone else’s ballpark. Simply put, we live by rules we didn’t create. Think about it. You drive a certain speed someone else set as the speed limit. You pay taxes someone else decided were the right amount. You have to obey rules at work that you didn’t…

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