During an interview last week on a topic of “finding my purpose” that I contributed to a collaborative book Life Wisdom Word Search: Yoga for the Brain, I was asked if I thought that small business owners know their purpose? My answer was no.
Let’s talk about this. You see I think most business owners either have a skill, see a market that will make them money or have worked for someone and know they can do it better. There is also misunderstanding at times between Purpose and Vision.
Your Vision is the big picture of what the future … Read More
With so many businesses struggling during this time, the marketing Holy Grail is your email list. We have been told that if you have a big list you have tremendous marketing leverage.
Is this true? Most likely yes, as we have been locked down and seen businesses changing.
If I look at my e-mail list, which I have added to over the too many years to count, I see a lot of changes. People opt out without any need to explain, some emails just get kicked back because they no longer exist. Some of the people I know, some I … Read More
Since the beginning of the Pandemic lock down I have been challenging Mind Masters members to continue moving forward by posing questions like, are you keeping up with the pace of change? The pace of technology? The pace of your marketplace? The pace of your competition? The dilemma of these questions struck me as well. I fully admit that there are a couple of things on my plate that are challenging and I have put on the back burner, but by not dealing with what will move a person or business owner forward only creates stress. How much do I … Read More
Ask the right questions – what needs improvement, becomes increasingly important during economic uncertainty. Knowing which moves helped you win the game of business is your play back of what worked for you. It allows you to look backward to the extent required to give you a proper perspective on the present.
Analyzing each situation prior to setting results, strategies and actions is critical for generating or sustaining competitive advantages, especially when facing this dynamic environmental trend which can affect your business performance positively or negatively. Your main task is to explore the outside factors (that can imply what opportunities … Read More
As I was looking for a message that would serve everyone, in particular entrepreneurs, I found a quote written by James Allen in his book
As a Man Thinketh, that certainly fits this time of chaos.
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Tempest-tossed souls, wherever you may be, under whatsoever conditions ye may live, know this—in the ocean of life the isles of Blessedness are smiling, and the sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming. Keep your hands firmly upon the helm of thought. In the bark of your soul reclines the commanding Master; He does but sleep; wake Him. Self-control is strength; Right Thought
Having spent a good part of my early life shy and introverted the idea of marketing myself was the biggest challenge I had to overcome. It meant I would have to overcome the fear of talking to people or risk not accomplishing my goals. Putting myself into first a monthly networking group and then a weekly executive group got me out of those uncomfortable feelings (small steps).
Networking helped me focus on helping other people with their challenges. So I built my Success Motivation business and Mind Masters program by Networking, which provided me with lessons along the way that … Read More