If you own a business, you should be able to generate income on demand. Real business ownership means you have built something that you have control over and can influence to generate income.
I recently realized that marketing is like exercising. It’s so easy for people to give up on marketing, just like they have given up on exercise. They don’t know where to start, and when they don’t see instant results (cue the scale) they give up.
Do you know who you are and who you serve? Are you Walmart or are you Nordstrom? Meaning, are you offering the lowest price, or are you providing an exceptional experience?
You cannot offer the lowest price, the best product, the best client experience AND make a profit. It’s impossible…
Are you looking for validation or improvement?
I had an interesting experience with a coaching client of mine that really made me stop and think. During our conversation, he asked me a question that had me thinking for hours after our conversation ended.
I walked up to the front desk of the hotel and requested a flip chart for my room. The young woman at the front desk looked at me like I was crazy and said…“We don’t do that here.”
I explained to her that I knew they did because they had provided me with one before. Is serving customers about being right or doing right?
This week, I’ve got clients visiting me here in Nova Scotia and I’m prepping for next week’s Roadmap Workshop in Ottawa, which means, I’m a wee bit short on time when it comes to creating a brand new blog post.
That means I’ve got to make a decision: I can buy into the “I’m too busy to do this” mentality or I can do something else.
If you’ve worked with a business coach, or followed them on social media, you may have heard one or more of these myths – while sometimes these CAN be true, they certainly are not a one-size-fits-all solution.