Monday, August 31, 2009

Need Versus Want

Making a habit of determining need from want will allow you to realize your goals on an accelerated scale. We have all made decisions that without doubt, had no relationship to our current need. Given the opportunity, how many of us would now choose a different option? Exercise some self control and you may surprise yourself while learning what it really means to identify necessity and curb the urges to react impulsively. A little sacrifice now will bring great reward in the future.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Making Better Decisions

A foundational component of building better habits is developing an increased ability to make better decisions. Expand your thoughts and ask yourself, how this decision will affect for example: my personal life, my professional life, my health, my love life.

Just because I can afford the new car today, does not mean I should buy it. Will it support or hamper my long term goals? It may be a better decision to save for a few months and pay cash for a car that will not drain several hundred dollars or more away from my ability to retire with comfort, just as an example.

New opportunities and challenges will present as you explore the possible outcomes from your awaiting decisions.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Expand Your Thought Process

Developing better habits is part of expanding your thought process. Start asking yourself questions that begin with how, why, who or when. For example:

How can I get more customers?

Why do my customers chose me over any one else?

Who is responsible for the decisions that are made?

When will I stop following and start leading?

The more we question, the more we understand. The more we understand the more empowerment we gain. Knowledge is power, power that will bring enrichment to everyone in your life. Here is another question to think about. If I am not striving to be the best at what I am doing, why am I doing it? Expand your mind. Challenge your abilities. Imagine the possibilities.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Better Habits

Be a marketing machine.

1) Imagine the possibilities from adding 1 or 2 more deals a month. Fresh, Relevant and Consistent marketing will add profit to your business. Make the extra call or run that ad you have been thinking about. In all that you do, make it clear why you are the best choice. Be exceptional or be lost in the masses.

2). Be Fresh: Do not over play old, tired and recycled campaigns.

3). Be Relevant: Explain to your customer the facts and benefits of your services and why he or she should choose you.

4.) Be Consistent: Do not be a 2-time advertiser. 1st announcing Grand Opening. 2nd announcing Going Out of Business.