Your most valuable commodity – Part 2

Yesterday I told you a little story to show how, by putting your attention on the wrong things, you can actually damage your business or life. Today we are going to talk about how to safeguard your attention. The first thing is: Stop reading the newspaper or watching the news on TV. Now, you might think that reading the paper …

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Silent Company Killers – Part 2

In the first article of this series we looked at the importance of staff training and how a lack of it could be very costly, to say the least, and ultimately silently kill your business. Before we get into the next silent killer I want to tell you a short story of something that happened to me recently. Less than a …

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Silent Company Killers Part 3

A while back I was driving and suddenly I noticed that the car’s heat gauge came up really fast! I switched off the engine and luckily there was an open spot next to the road so I could pull over. After a lot of investigation I isolated what the problem was. There is a small device that is supposed to …

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What business compass do you use? – Part 1

Years ago, when I had my first business, I was always working hard. I was always looking to come up with better strategies to advance my business. I did get it to expand quite fast, but then it would hit a ceiling. Some months at the end of the month I would be sitting late at night trying to figure …

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What business compass do you use? – Part 2

How do you use statistics to take control of virtually any situation in your business? Firstly, each business, or each position in a business, has a main statistic and then sub-statistics. The main statistic would measure the main thing you produce or need to track to measure your success. For the sake of a simple example, let’s use a salesperson. …

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Your most valuable commodity – Part1

No, it is not time and it is not money 🙂 So, let me tell you a story to illustrate what this commodity is and how it affects the outcome of your daily life and this thing called destiny. When I was 14, I really started getting very interested in girls. I really wanted a girlfriend. At that point I …

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Your most valuable commodity – Part 3

Thus far we looked at some things you can do to get your attention off negative things. Today we are going to look at how you can free up more attention. Make a list of incomplete work and things you have been putting off. Get busy completing them, even if you have to “burn some midnight oil” to get it …

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