Entrepreneurs quickly realize that one of your biggest ways to measure the ROI of an investment isn’t the price of the product or service – it’s how much time you get back.
So, you want to build your influence, thought leadership and business? Glamorous selfies along with quotes said by other people will do absolutely nothing to help you build any of that.
If you want to build real influence, show people your mind – not your selfie.
Instead, show people how you think, what you think, and how those thoughts can make a difference. Seek to influence others by adding value, instead of trying to be an influencer.
Let’s talk loyalty 101 – are you loyal to your clients and vice versa? If you’re not entirely sure how to answer this, ask yourself these questions:
- Do I see my clients and pay attention to them?
- Do I deliberately reach out and check in on them?
- Am I usually too busy to take the time to care enough to look?
Ever wondered if you can double your profit in just one year? Last year, one book inspired me so much that I doubled my profit margins and grew my business by almost 50%.
Another book completely changed how I think about my client’s journey within our business, how we serve each client and how we retain their business in the long-run. The changes we implemented because of this one book resulted in dramatically more referrals this past year than ever before.
There are three key problems that every entrepreneur faces when it comes to building a successful business. They may not be your usual suspects, but, guaranteed, you’ll be able to relate to at least one of these problems– if not all three.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in start-up mode, out of the gate trying to make your first sale, or if you’re a pro who has crossed over the 7-figure mark. These problems will continue to haunt you in your business and should be considered regularly.
So, you want to be brave and change your life?
In Shad Helmstetter’s book, What to Say When You Talk to Your Self, he shares a model on how your life experiences shape your beliefs. Those beliefs, he says, are attached to attitudes that create a set of feelings that either inspire us to take action – or stop us in our tracks.
Seeing business growth doesn’t just happen – it requires strategy. If you want to ease yourself into your most profitable year yet and create momentum, keep reading.
At the time of this posting, we’re at the tail-end of 2019 and two months away from the next year. It’s the time of year when we round-up our gains and losses and start thinking and prepping about what’s ahead.
Now, my mentor, Alan Weiss, says, “The only place you coast is downhill”.
If you’ve got big goals for your next business year, there’s no coasting allowed.