Posts Tagged ‘purpose’

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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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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Don’t Get Caught Up in the BullSh*t

The purpose of your business is to support you and your lifestyle.  Go back to why you started the business to begin with.  What do you want?  Was it to serve the community, you, your team, or some combination? What did you want your business to provide for you and your family?  Back then, were you thinking about financial…

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Are You the Master of Yourself?

Sometimes, I’m an ass, but not as much as I used to be.  I hurt people’s feelings. I’m impatient. I’m not a good listener. I don’t try as hard as I should.  These are all true.  At the same time, I’m so much better than I was ten years ago, and that’s the point: the…

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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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Defining Who You Are

One of the biggest challenges facing any business is to decide what you are and what you represent.  What do you stand for?  How do you distinguish yourself from the competition?   What makes your business unique and different? Deciding on your values and your purpose is an undertaking that is well worth your time and effort.  It is not easy to do. …

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