In the book, The E-Myth Revisited:Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What To Do About It, by Michael E. Gerber, he talks about how many small business owners make the mistake of working IN their businesses rather than ON their businesses. In other words, most of their focus is on the day to day operation of the business rather than focusing on what needs to be done to increase business as well as how to consistently produce the same quality of service their customers expect. Read my review of Mr. Gerber’s book on how business owners can make the transition from working IN the business to ON the business to achieve overall success. (This is the second post of three parts.)
Have you “fired” your boss and are now the “new boss” of your business? After becoming the “new boss”, do you feel like a failure because your business is not as successful as it should be? Is your business becoming more and more like a chore rather than something to look forward to due to unforeseen problems in the day-to-day operations? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you need to read the book,The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber. This book is truly one of the best books written on the subject of how most people initially set up their businesses with the best of intentions but end up becoming almost blindsided with unforeseen problems that lead to failure. Read my review Mr. Gerber’s E-Myth to see how you can transform your business from failure to success. (This is the first post of three parts)
What do you know about the website LinkedIn? Maybe you have heard a few things, like:
- a networking site for people looking for jobs and/or a career change
- a site where business professionals and entrepreneurs can network
- a social media site where people can make new friends and reconnect with old friends
- a site where employers can actively seek and recruit qualified candidates for jobs that need to be filled
Truth is, LinkedIn is all of the above and more. If you have a business and want to increase sales or look for new customers, LinkedIn could be a very valuable tool to use. If you are fed up and stressed out in your current job and wish to find a better job, LinkedIn can also be of help. Let me show you how….
In today’s fast-paced and hectic world, it seems as if we are expected to do more and more faster and faster within the same 24 hours in a day. However, I think we as a society have reached a breaking point with the phenomenon of multitasking. What I mean is some people in general have taken multitasking to a whole new level in that it has permanently altered and/or disrupted lives. What do I mean? Let me give you a few examples…
Persevere when times are tough
Several years ago when I watched the weekly church television program “Hour of Power”, I was really moved by the sermon delivered by Jim Penner called ” What in the World are you Waiting For?” He talked about how we need to stop waiting around wasting time; we should climbing our “mountains” instead. Our mountains can be anything–financial, medical, relationship, family, etc. We all have mountains to face everyday. In fact, we are never really free from mountains we have to climb. If we climb one, chances are that another one will soon take its place. Therefore in order to achieve any goal in life, there may be mountains (large or small) to climb. However, they will not simply disappear on their own. How do you climb a mountain?
You may or may not be aware that if you want your blog, online business, or even brick and mortar business to receive an increase in traffic and/or customers, you need to have some sort of visual representation. One of the best ways to do this is by using Pinterest.
Is your business currently full of challenges or setbacks and you feel that you are fighting an uphill battle trying to overcome them? As a result of these challenges, have you ever felt like giving up because you lost your motivation to continue? Don’t despair; almost every business owner or entrepreneur goes through this. However, quitting is the worst decision you can make because you are having a brownout (not a burnout) and probably need to take a timeout to learn some quick tips on how you can keep yourself motivated.
If you are on a tight budget and you need to find those “extra” dollars that seem elusive or non-existent, here are some neat tips as to how you can do just that. Some of these 10 tips can be applied to your personal budget as well as your business budget. The goal to keep in mind is that the dollars you manage to free up by using these tips will give you the opportunity to put those dollars towards something better.
Today starts out as just another ordinary mundane day in your life. You wake up, bathe, get dressed, eat, go to work or go to school. However, there are forces that are constantly at work to cause changes that will impact you either directly or indirectly. How do you react to these changes when they occur? Do you see them coming, or are you completely blindsided by them? If you have no answer to these questions, please read my book review of “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson, MD. Find out which of the four main characters in the book you identify with and then decide for yourself what you need to do in order to deal with changes when they happen.
Life insurance–do you think that this is something that is really needed or not? In order to answer that question, you should know what is the purpose of having life insurance, as well as how to decide what type of life insurance is best for you.