Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Worth Repeating 2

 Worth Repeating 2 :


1.  Stop saying, "I should have.... " or  " I could have..."   or  "I wish I would have..."
 
     -The path you didn't choose is a fantasy without disappointments. 


2.  Talk Less, Listen more.

      - The best thing to hear after asking penetrating questions is silence, especially your own.
      
      - Talent goes to sleep when leaders give all the answers.


3.  Specific is terrific when delegating responsibilities.
 
     - Ambiguity is the enemy of accountability.



italics ~ Dan Rockwell

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Get Out of the Fishbowl and Into the Ocean!

A collection of  "Really?!" one-liners from actual business owners / potential business owners...taken from my notes during my complimentary consultation sessions.

Many became clients and I have helped them... the rest?
Oh well,  I hope they found help somewhere.

Here we go...

"Do I really need a logo and branding, I thought only big businesses had that."

"Well, I want to make more money but I don't trust people."

"Do I have a vision and mission statement for my business? Not at all, do I need one?"

"I really don't plan too much or even have a strategic plan...I kinda just see how things happen."

"I want to open a restaurant because I love to cook, I'm a hard worker, and I have the support of my family...isn't that enough?"

"No, I have never worked in retail, but this new franchise opportunity this guy was talking about sounds great!"

" ...not sure if my business is up or down from last year, but I do know my bills are getting paid."

"What's a target market?"

"My point of difference? I offer great service."

"There is enough free help out there...I don't need to pay for it."

"What measurements do I have in place?...they are all right here (as he pointed to his head)."

" What is horizontal growth?"

"I have more clients then I can handle...I don't need any help."

" I really haven't thought about marketing and selling."

I have so many more I can share, but you get the point.
 Now I admit, when I started my own business nine years ago I said some of the same things, that is why I hired a coach...enough said.
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