Your business will be successful, generating steady, predictable sales and cash flow, to the exact degree to which you develop systems that put as much of your business on autopilot as possible.
A system is a step-by-step process, from beginning to end, that you use to ensure consistency and dependable performance in every area.
Every new business or business activity requires tremendous time, effort, expense, and even “genius” to learn and develop for the first time. But once the system has been developed for the first time, through trial and error, it can eventually be systematized to the point where the business activities can be carried out by ordinary people.
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Throughout most of human history, we have been accustomed to evolution, or the gradual changing and progressing of events in a straight line.
Sometimes the process of change was faster and sometimes it was slower, but it almost always seemed to be progressive, from one step to the other, allowing you some opportunities for planning, predicting and changing.
Today, however, the rate of change is not only faster than ever before, but it is discontinuous. It is taking place in a variety of unconnected areas and affecting each of us in a variety of unexpected ways.
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The most pressing problem or need facing business owners today is the ability to attract more customers and make more sales.
Fortunately, based on our work with more than ten thousand businesses, of all sizes, in 55 countries, Mark Thompson and I have discovered seven essential factors to help you maximize your profits in any market, including today…. Read more
Today my entire staff and I are having a lunch meeting. In our staff meetings, each member of our team talks about the projects we have been working on, the results we have achieved, the struggles we have faced, and the things we have learned.
It’s a great time for all of us to get a sense of what everyone has been working on. It’s easy for everyone to see the “big” picture. We plan, develop strategies, and then implement.
Since I’m meeting with my team today, I thought I would write something on teamwork.
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We all start out with four primary goals in life. The first is to be healthy, enjoy high energy, and live a long life. Second, everyone wants to have good relationships with people they love and care about and who love and care about them. Third, everyone wants to do work that they find interesting and challenging and that pays very well. And the fourth common goal of humanity is to achieve financial independence, to reach the point where you have enough money so that you never have to worry about money again. The best news is that it is more possible for you to achieve these four goals, at a higher level, faster, by starting and building your own… Read more
No matter who you are, we all fall on hard times at some point in our life. Overcoming adversity is by no means easy, but there are steps you can take to make even the biggest of obstacles more manageable.
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A key part of personal time management is for you to take the time to look into the future. Project forward five years and think about where you want to be. Create a mental picture of your ideal future- your best future– and then think about the steps that you would have to take, starting today, to make it a reality. Remember, it doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that really matters is where you are going…. Read more
I’m very excited to announce that my brand new book, “No Excuses-The Power of Self-Discipline” has been released!
After significant amount of writing, drafting, editing, and perfecting-it’s here!
This book is based off of years and years of study and research done around the concept of self-discipline…. Read more