Three Things You Need to Succeed

For every pursuit or goal we have in life there are three things we need to succeed. Related Posts A personal Philosophy on how to succeed in business, leadership and life 6 years ago I have gone through periods of reflection at several key points in my life and this fall was one of them. […]

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Social CRM – Is it right for your business?

I don’t know about you, but social media has become one of those things I do every day, as naturally and regularly as checking my emails – updating my Facebook and Twitter status, checking out what my mates are up to, and commenting or adding interesting links to my LinkedIn profile. Related Posts What are […]

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When a problem occurs in your business what’s the first thing you try to do?  Fix it!   In fact, that’s such an automatic response that you often don’t sit back and think, or act, systematically.

Are you solving the problem, or merely fixing the symptom?

When a problem occurs in your business what’s the first thing you try to do? Fix it! In fact, that’s such an automatic response that you often don’t sit back and think, or act, systematically. Related Posts Starting a business in New Zealand ( Part one ) 6 years ago The lesson in those books […]

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“Zombie Chicken” (or when your goals go wrong)

If other people don’t share your vision or outcome of the goal you set, they may not complete their tasks quite to the standard you would have done. Related Posts Why are your goals so hard to achieve? 7 years ago This is God’s way of seeing what you’re made of. Your true character is […]

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Celebrating Success

So, what happens when you do achieve your goals? What comes next? There’s heaps of good information out there on how important it is for the ongoing success of your business to have a strong vision and specific goals that really source you and the team to focus your efforts on a daily basis Related […]

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Do You Have Indispensable Employees Holding Your Business Hostage?

Ever had an employee who made outrageous demands (for salary, promotions, time-off etc) and you gave it to them because you felt you ‘had no choice’? Related Posts 7 Insights into Employee Engagement 6 years ago Employee engagement is a three-way process and requires responsibility, accountability and ownership from employer, employees… Motivating Employees in a […]

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Can A Janitor Become Wealthy?

Over the weekend, we had some friends round, who are interested in getting out of the Rate Race and sorting out their finances. Related Posts How to Reduce Credit Card Debt 8 years ago Credit card debt can become the biggest financial liability that may spoil an individual’s life and peace. What was meant… Nine […]

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How To Deal With Grumpy Customers

‘You’re a dumb b*$#@%d’ one of your best customers yells down the phone. Your stomach churns, you get that sinking feeling and … Related Posts 7 Tips for Managing Customer Complaints 8 years ago No matter how good you are, when selling either a service or a product, you are bound to get hit with […]

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3 Reasons why I Think Spelling is Important

I recently read an article by someone I haven’t met, but have learned to respect, by what they’ve written before. This article had two spelling errors in it; well one spelling and one, the incorrect word used eg to, two, too. Related Posts Domain Renewal Group Scam – NZ Customers Targeted 6 years ago The […]

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Why Tweet?

I was speaking with a business owner recently about a number of topics and we got round to marketing and then on to Twitter. Related Posts Twitter Facts and Timeline Including 2010 8 years ago Very good Infographic showing a heap of data and fun facts including the top 20 users. 10 Tips For Getting […]

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You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!

One of the best pieces of advice I ever gained was from a poster at my old church when I was 22 or so years of age. Related Posts Do What You Love? Maybe Not 6 years ago Passion equals Problems. Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life? Wrong […]

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What to know before you buy a business

Before buying a business get your thinking right, because the quality of your choices will play a large part in your success. Related Posts 10 Things You Must Know Before You Buy A Business 6 years ago Before taking the plunge into business ownership it pays to get your thinking right, because the quality of […]

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Why Do People Say Yes?

Most people will probably associate the words ‘influence’ or ‘persuasion’ with the sales process. However, influencing, in other words, getting another person to accede to your requests is at the core of most soft skills … Related Posts How to Keep Your Sales Call on Track, and Differentiate Yourself 7 years ago Why your sales […]

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Is Your Prospect List A Goldmine Or A Landmine?

As anyone in professional selling knows, your prospect list is your lifeline. No prospects means no sales, and no sales means no money! Related Posts How to Discuss Money on Your Sales Call? 7 years ago Have you ever struggled to start the conversation about money on your sales call? If so, you’re not alone. […]

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