Posts Tagged ‘money’

What are You Committed to?

“Grow up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do.  It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald   Here’s a little secret:  The results we achieve in our business are a direct result of what we are committed to. Crazy, right? One of the…

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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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The Six Most Important Areas Of Your LIFE

You have some areas of your life that you OWN– meaning you have them down. Then, there are other areas where you struggle. You may have great health, but your business life suffers. You may have work or business down, but you struggle with your relationship with your spouse. Maybe your relationship with your wife…

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Life Is the Horse, I Am the Rider

My family and I are on yet another trip. It’s amazing to me the life we get to live. I read recently that either Life is the rider and you are the horse, or that you decide to be the rider and make Life the horse. I think life will be whichever you command it…

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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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Are You as Financially Successful as You Should Be?

Are You as Financially Successful as You Should Be? Entrepreneurs open businesses for many reasons, but if they want to stay open, their primary reason for opening the doors should be financial success.  As a business owner, do you know if you are truly achieving this goal?  Sure, you may be making money, but do…

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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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Understanding Your Competitors to Beat Them

Almost everyday someone comes up to me and tells me about something the competition is doing.  They think we should change our pricing or our service or what we do in some way because of the way the competition is doing it.  That has caused me to do a lot of thinking over the years…

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Pass the Decision Making Hat

In The Decision Maker, Dennis Bakke argues that in most organizations the leaders make the decisions.  After all, they are the people most equipped to make the decisions, right?  Dennis challenges that thought, and I’m going to ask you to do the same.  Who in your business has the power, authority, and responsibility to make decisions?…

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