Systematize Your Business Activities

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…. Read more

7 Principles to Maximize Your Profits in Any Market

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

The Importance of Teamwork

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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Hard Times: Overcoming Adversity

If you haven’t already heard, actor Michael Douglas announced his current battle with throat cancer during his appearance on The David Letterman Show this past Tuesday.

Douglas is battling the same type of cancer that I’ve been battling for the past few months. His optimistic outlook during this difficult challenge has inspired me to post the article below.

I know that your kind words and support, combined with my positivity is a significant reason why, today, I’m cancer free. I hope you enjoy the article.

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5 Key Questions for Setting Priorities

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

August 2010 Health Update!

My Friends,

Thank you again for your cards, emails, kind wishes and prayers. They have all been deeply appreciated and seem to have been successful.

I was diagnosed with throat cancer that was “life-threatening” in March. I had a tumor the size of a large egg, but flat, against the back of my throat. I began chemotherapy on April 13 and by June 1, the tumor had disappeared…. Read more

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