The Continuous Improvement Formula

Put Your Career on the Fast Track There are many things you can do to put your career onto the fast track. You can set clear, specific goals for each area of your life and then make plans to accomplish them. You can plan your work and work your plan. Ask For Greater ResponsibilityYou can accept 100% responsibility for everything you are and everything you become. You can refuse to make excuses or to blame others. You can tell your boss that you want greater responsibilities and then when you get them, put your whole heart into doing an excellent job. Utilize Your Inborn TalentsIn the parable of the talents in the New Testament, Jesus says, "Oh good and faithful… Read more

Opportunities Are Unlimited

There have never been so many opportunities to start and build a successful business than there are today. One Million Every Year Ambitious individuals like you, with dreams and hopes, are starting new businesses today at a faster rate than ever before. Over one million new enterprises are being launched each year, and the rate is accelerating. The opportunities for finding or developing a new business idea are all around you, and with proper preparation, the possibilities for your success are enormous. No Better Time Than Today As many as 80 percent of all the products and services in common use today at home, in business and in organizations large and small, will be obsolete in five years. They’ll be… Read more

An Accumulation of Riches

Little Things Mean A Lot One of the greatest success principles of all is called the Law of Accumulation. This law says that everything great and worthwhile in human life is an accumulation of hundreds and sometimes thousands of tiny efforts and sacrifices that nobody ever sees or appreciates. It says that everything accumulates over time. That you have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile. It’s like a snowball. A snowball starts very small, but it grows as it adds millions and millions of tiny snowflakes and continues to grow as it gathers momentum. Learn What You Need To LearnThere are three areas where the law of accumulation… Read more

Feedback and Discipline

How You Can Be More Effective in Giving Feedback to Your Staff An important part of business communication is giving feedback, correction and discipline to your staff. One of the jobs of the manager is to be a teacher, and in some cases a disciplinarian. This means that, in order to do your job properly, and in order to develop your staff to make their highest potential contribution to the organization, you must give them regular feedback on what they are doing right and where they can improve. Constructive CriticismMost people are very tense about giving discipline or what is often called, "constructive criticism." However you can make it a low stress occasion by focusing on the behavior and the… Read more

Two Rules for Business Start-ups

Entrepreneurship is the art of finding profitable solutions to problems. Entrepreneurship is the art of finding profitable solutions to problems. Every successful entrepreneur, every successful businessperson has been a person who has been able to identify a problem and come up with a solution to it before somebody else did. Here are the five rules for entrepreneurship. Find A Need And Fill ItFirst, find a need and fill it. Ross Perot, when he was working for IBM, saw that his customers who were buying IBM computers, needed help in processing their data. He went to IBM with this idea and they said they weren’t interested, so he started his own business. He eventually sold it out for $2.8 billion dollars…. Read more

Practice the ABC Method of Setting Priorities

“The first law of success is concentration – to bend all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking neither to the right or to the left.” –William Mathews The more thought you invest in planning and setting priorities before you begin, the more important things you will do and the faster you will get them done once you get started. The more important and valuable the task is to you, the more you will be motivated to overcome procrastination and launch yourself into the job. Get my FREE eBook: 5 Reasons Why Most Don’t Become Wealthy A Simple and Powerful Technique The ABC Method is a powerful priority setting technique that you can use… Read more

Create Large Chunks of Time

This strategy requires a commitment from you to work at scheduled times on large tasks. This strategy requires a commitment from you to work at scheduled times on large tasks. Most of the really important work you do requires large chunks of unbroken time to complete. Your ability to create and carve out these blocks of high value, highly productive time, is central to your ability to make a significant contribution to your work and to your life. Thoughtfulness may be defined as a careful concern for the secondary consequences of each decision and each action. This is the essence of strategic thinking. Start Immediately on Number OneSuccessful salespeople set aside a specific time period each day to phone prospects…. Read more

Sense and Nonsense

Why it was that some countries and some parts of countries were more successful economically than others. Many years ago, I began studying economics. I wanted to know why it was that some countries and some parts of countries were more successful economically than others. Before my study was finished, I had spent more than 4,000 hours and assembled a vast library of books on the subject of economics. I attended conferences on business economics and national economics, and eventually got an MBA degree in which I had to study both microeconomics and macroeconomics. I finally learned a little bit about the subject. The bottom line is simple: incentives! Khrushchev once said, “Call them what you want, it is incentives… Read more

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