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Quotes

By Gary Vaynerchuk in Crush It

By |December 30th, 2011|

“Any company that clamps down on its best talent and doesn’t allow them to talk to the public is holding that talent back from where the business world is going, and you don’t want to be left behind.”

I could not agree more. For me, not being able to have a personal voice, separate from the corporation you work for is too big a price to pay.

Keep your money. I’ll keep my voice!

Key Take-Aways from October 2011 No BS Marketing Letter

By |October 16th, 2011|

Dan Kennedy’s newsletter comes in the mail once a month and I can’t wait to get at it and comb through it for gold nuggets to be used in my life.
Let’s get right to the key points to remember from the October 2011 issue.
Google using direct mail to attract new customers. Doesn’t that tell you something when even the company that dominates, owns the internet doesn’t use the internet exclusively for their marketing?
Recent issue of Target Marketing pointed to a study that showing that young adults do, in fact, respond better to print.
Do what works not what […]

9 Factors Getting Your Business Stuck

By |October 13th, 2011|

Business and marketing expert Jay Abraham writes in his book The Sticking Point Solution, that there are nine factors, or sticking points, that are getting in the way of any business’s success.

1. Losing out to competition
2. Not selling enough
3. Erratic business volume
4. Failing to strategize
5. Costs eating up all the profits
6. Doing what’s not working
7. Being marginalized by the marketplace
8. Mediocre marketing
9. Saying, “I can do it myself!”

“Everything you do should be measured in terms of either an investment or a profit center, as opposed to just a cost expense.”

“You’ve got to distinguish yourself, your product, your company, and your […]

The Goal of All Business Activities

By |October 11th, 2011|

With everything you do in business, growing your list, your herd, should be your top priority.
You don’t gain a customer to make a sale, you make a sale to gain a customer. 

Big difference.

How many businesses do you know that don’t even have a customer list?  That is the recipe for fleeting success, roller coaster sales, not lasting, perpetual, repeat business.

If you are not collecting fans, followers, subscribers, opt-ins…. start now, latest tomorrow – I’ll give you tonight to think it over 😉

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Mental Profile of a Champion

By |October 1st, 2011|

You have this deep rooted belief that no matter what life throws at you, you will get through it and come out stronger on the other side.
Nothing can stop you.
“I will persist until I succeed!”  Og Mandino.
What beautiful self-talk?
“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve!”
“We become what we think about most.”
“Your outer world is a direct reflection of your inner world.”
Someone that really exploded my belief system about money was Frank Kern. More specifically, when Kern said something along the lines of: What’s wrong with getting rich quick?!  As if that’s some evil […]