Archive for December, 2018
Smarter Business Starts With a Smarter Strategy.
Today is a great time to think about the year ahead, what you must do to increase market share, attract new business, and build greater value.
That, of course is the desire.
But the reality is, most businesses will simply ignore the idea of creating an actual strategy, instead, attempting to throw a bunch of random tactics at the day to day issues every business faces.
Which is why the business failure rate continues to ravage the hopes and dreams of entrepreneurs everywhere.
This is something of a BAD news, GOOD news story…
The bad news is that 80% of all resolutions fail by the second week of February. Around 50% bite the dust by January 12th!
The good news is that you can turn THIS year into your best year ever by simply putting more RESOLVE in your resolutions.
There is no reason for you to work your tail off and still come up short this year. But to do this, you will need to take a slightly different approach, and employ a more consistent course of action.
We are all creatures of habit…
The truth is, habits you created 1-5-10 years ago are controlling your life today. This is as obvious as it is well documented.
I always love to read this quote by Maya Angelou around the new year, as it sums up a hundred pages of thoughts in a single sentence, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Isn’t this what we all want?
A life filled with passion and purpose?
A life of compassion and hope?
To thrive with style?!
Of course it is!
As we close out 2018 and look forward to 2019, it’s a great time to take inventory of how far we’ve come, and where we want to go in 2019.
Many of us had a wonderful year, full of opportunities, challenges and positive results.
Some had real problems, professionally, emotionally and financially.
Regardless, it’s time to stop for a moment and ask the BIG question… “What If?”
What if I had worked a bit smarter… how much further down the line would I be?
What if I had stopped long enough to THINK a bit more each day… what opportunities would I have been able to seize?
What if I had taken time more seriously… what could I have accomplished?
The App Napoleon Hill Would Have Loved and Wanted You To Have!
In 1937, Dr. Napoleon Hill penned a book that would sell millions of copies and become the touchstone for self-improvement readers everywhere.
He titled it, Think and Grow Rich… a book designed to connect the dots between our imagination… our ideas… the thoughts we think… and our ultimate success in life.
Around the same time, a young scientist named Albert Einstein opined that, “Education is not merely the learning of facts. But rather, education is training the mind to think.”
WOW — what a great idea — a system to get us to think and grow rich.
Kindness Is Essential to Your Success…
We you think of a truly powerful and successful person, what do you see?
Drive, for sure.
Mastery of success-essential skills?
Always operates out of a higher sense of passion and purpose?
Is generous, appreciative and thankful for what they have now, not just in the pursuit of more?
Emotionally committed to helping others thrive?
A person who inspires hope in others… a powerful compassionate leader?