Tag Archives: accountability

Every Single Day

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We get stomped on all the time and it takes a lot of courage and effort to get back up. Something goes wrong in your business, with your family or with you. How you react to the challenges in your life on a daily basis determines your life's journey. Read More »

Do you need help to be your best?

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We need someone to clear the tracks, provide a solution to the lack of movement and get our momentum going again. Just like my trainer is able to see what I am capable of achieving in my fitness, so is a business coach for your business. They can often provide ideas and solutions to your non movement that you can't see, simply because you are the one stuck there, trying hard to move, but unable to see the situation from the outside. Read More »

Can your business survive each week?

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Do you know what revenue you need to generate this week to survive? By that I mean to cover all of your business costs and pay yourself? This is vital information you need to know to ensure you're building a profitable business. As a business owner, life can get so busy that unless you have your eye on the ball, costs can escalate. Before you know it you're operating at a loss, totally unaware to the fact! Read More »

Have you lost your loops?

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Have you lost your loops? I’m a fan of the GTD (Getting Things Done) system; not a fanatic, but someone who sees the benefits of incorporating such a system into my life. Although, I will add if I was fanatical I probably wouldn't get overwhelmed like I do occasionally. If you’ve not heard of GTD, what rock have you been under? Seriously David Allen and his Getting Things Done system has been around for some time, and has an almost cult-like following. Try Googling GTD and you'll see what I mean. Read More »

I failed but that’s okay…

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Do you set goals only to feel frustrated and disappointed when they’re not met? This happened to me this quarter. I set some specific bold goals to really move my business forward and did not achieve them. All was not lost though; I achieved my financial goals - smashed them in fact. But, I'm a bit of a doer, and to not achieve my goals left me feeling a little down on myself.  The reality is I wasn't slacking off; after all I wouldn't have achieved my financial goals if that was the case. But my attention was diverted to business foundation matters, resourcing up, establishing new clients and an opportunity that took up such a considerable amount of time that in the end I decided to let it go. Read More »

My system broke, now what?

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My attention has been diverted away from my own business of late, three months in fact. I have been so busy with existing clients - and new clients coming on board - that I have neglected my own business. I have long been a proponent of structuring your week for the various functions of your business. For me that's client days on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Wednesday is business development day and Fridays are my follow up and admin days. This system has worked well for not only me, but for clients and readers of my material. Read More »

Get your momentum started

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Have you noticed that the momentum you have when start your week, your year or even your day has a big impact on the results you achieve? It’s momentum - the impelling force or strength - that gets things happening. The fabulous thing about momentum is that once it starts rolling, its takes a lot to stop it. But the trick is to get that momentum started in the first place. Read More »

Are your numbers pie in the sky?

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I love a new calendar year – it’s so exciting with so many possibilities. I particularly love the planning process which I find invigorating and motivating. I enjoy planning for the New Year and setting bold goals for my life and my business. I always come up with some numbers to go with the process, for example, a revenue goal of $250,000 for the year. Then bang! The New Year starts and we’re off! Read More »

The fortune is in the follow up

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You meet people at an event, you swap details. You get back to your office and the 'busy' work takes over. Most of us don’t have assistants to delegate work to and even if we do, our client work always comes first (as it should). But what about filling that marketing pipeline? Isn’t that just as important? Here are some questions that you need to consider: Read More »

Grow Your Business Through Regular Review and Planning

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There's no point spending time creating plans for these areas of your business if you’re not going to review their status. This is your reminder to review, but where to start? Start with your goals. What were your goals? How are they tracking? Perhaps you wanted to attract four new clients per month, launch a new product line or increase your average daily sale by $X amount. Whatever the goal, it must be tracked so that you can see its impact on the financials. Read More »