How to Achieve Quantum Leaps

9th November 2011

The really big leaps in life don’t come through the pursuit of gradual gains. In fact, the “try harder” and “work faster” mantras will only take you so far in life. Pursued to their logical conclusion they lead to diminishing returns and eventually burn out. In fact, the game changing ideas, the breakthrough performances – in short the quantum leaps forward that we’re looking for, come from leveraging our gifts and trying the unconventional. Read the full article →

Taking your business from Good to Great

2nd November 2011

What separates good businesses from really great businesses? The answer to this question is of great value to entrepreneurs everywhere. I know that I’m always on the look-out for great ideas that I can use in my business and I’ll bet that you are too. This question was the subject of a book that I’ve found to be extremely helpful in improving my company. Read the full article →

How my first website went from failure to success in sales.

1st November 2011

Over a period of months I tried a lot of different things to grow the business. I even launched a mail order catalog, but the breakthrough I dreamed of just wasn’t happening. You see I was the marketing manager for a small retail store back in the mid 90’s. At that time I was just starting my career and I was very focused on growing this store to the next level. I remember reading an article in the Wall Street Journal around that time about how the Internet would revolutionize the way business was done. I was fascinated with this possibility, so I decided to put this theory to the test. I invested a great deal of time and energy in building a website for the store – I even learned HTML programming, but sales didn’t change until… Read the full article →

Why You Should Read – “How Successful People Think”

26th October 2011

Change your thinking, change your life. This simple concept has profound implications for all who take it to heart. There are certain common denominators in the way that highly successful people think and approach thinking. If you’re looking for a touchy-feely book to make you feel good about yourself, don’t read any further, this book isn’t for you. If you are looking to improve your thinking in any of the 11 areas below, then this is the book for you. Read the full article →

Why you should read The E Myth Revisited

19th October 2011

Living the entrepreneurial dream is as simple as hanging out your own shingle and then enjoying the freedom that comes with being your own boss. Although this is a bit of an oversimplification, too many business owners go into business under the misconception that since they are good at what they do, running a successful business will be easy and that once they get it up and running, they’ll enjoy the big bank account and flexible schedule that comes with running their own company. Unfortunately this entrepreneurial fairytale is just a myth. The reality is that more than half of the small businesses that open their doors end up closing them within 5 years. Only 5% of small business owners ever break the six figure mark in their business. Michael Gerber, in his revolutionary bestselling book The E Myth Revisited explains why most small businesses don’t work and what to do about it. Read the full article →

The shortcut to bigger success and less struggle.

5th October 2011

Your job is one that often involves long hours and great pressure. If your performance isn’t up to par, your business suffers. The stakes are high and there often aren’t quite enough hours in the day to get everything done. Or perhaps you’ve been at it so long that your energy runs out before the day does. Whichever situation you find yourself in, you can’t quite see the forest because you’re surrounded by trees. It’s next to impossible for you to see yourself and your situation from a bigger perspective because you’re just too close to the situation. Does your situation have to stay such a struggle or is there an easier way forward? Read the full article →

How to live stress free in the glass house of Social Media

27th September 2011

Ten years ago, the phrase “Facebook fired” wasn’t in our vocabulary. Today a Google search for “fired for twitter post” brings up 158 million pages. Although you can delete photos and status updates, you can’t un-ring the bell, as too many “soon-to-be ex-employees” have found the hard way. Using Social Media is like living in a glass house – people on the outside can see what you’re doing on the inside. This doesn’t have to be a stressful situation. Instead, it represents a huge opportunity to connect with your target audience if you go about it the right way. Read the full article →

What’s holding you back?

21st September 2011

Do you really know what’s holding you back? What’s keeping you from achieving the results that you’re looking for? Too often we don’t really know what is separating us from what we want – after all, we don’t know what we don’t know. Is it possible that what’s really holding you back is something that you have complete and total control over? Did you know that there is a proven 3-step method for identifying exactly what is holding you back? Read the full article →

Social Media – Networking in the 21st Century

13th September 2011

As George* talked about his company’s approach to Social Media it became clear that he was laboring under a fundamental misconception about what Social Media is all about. The result for George is that his company has invested hundreds of man-hours and thousands of dollars with very little to show for their considerable, and growing, investment. Unfortunately, George is not alone – there are many whose investment of time and money in Social Media has produced disappointing results due to a common, and fundamental, misunderstanding of Social Media. What about you? Do you share this common misunderstanding of Social Media? Read the full article →