Everyone hopes to start a company and never face business challenges. However, even the wisest and most resourceful owner will experience obstacles.
Seriously, do you want to start a business that you love the work your doing and succeed? Many people do, but few of us succeed. Why is the success rate so low for most new businesses?
One answer: Because most new businesses are really not new at all. Most businesses that come on the scene are a copycat of an existing business. That plan doesn’t work because (more…)
Do you have what it takes to be a successful Business Owner? I’m going to be real blunt in today’s post. Some of you may take offense to it and some of you; the people who have what it really takes to be successful in business will most likely be inspired. I want to hear from both of you in the comments section. (more…)
I have been working out of my house as a professional or business owner for more than 20 years. People ask me all the time how do I do it considering I have a significant other, three kids and a dog!
Most trainers, speakers and coaches in online internet marketing are afraid to tell you that it takes hard work to be a success in business. Most people think that successful people are just plain lucky. Luck has nothing to do with it. The reason why trainers, speakers and coaches don’t want to tell you that it takes hard work is because most people are not willing to put the time and effort into becoming successful. Before most people reach success, they quit. (more…)
As a small business owner or professional, have you asked your prospects and customers how they found you? How do YOU research companies? Me too; I just Google it. The fact of the matter is, today we research everything before we buy it even if we get a referral from someone. If you’re old enough to remember Consumer Reports; that’s how people used to research companies before search engines on the internet existed. Consumer Reports has a price tag to it; Google is FREE! (more…)
If you’re marketing is focused at the wrong target audience, it will never be successful. We think in pictures right? Ok, think of it this way, if your bow and arrow is pointed at the wrong target, you will never hit the bulls eye on the correct target? But if you change what you’re doing and aim at the correct target, you’ll start getting more wins. And once you start hitting the target demographic your analytics will show you what to do more of. (more…)
I have worked with hundreds of business owners both offline and in the online internet marketing business. One common mistake I see most small business owners make is to try and do everything themselves. Over the last three and a half years I have coached small business owners and have found this to be the most critical error they make. (more…)
I recently had to make some big decisions in my internet marketing business and my personal life. People asked me how I was able to make these tough decisions. In order to be successful in life and also be a successful Online Marketing or Internet Marketing Business Owner, you need self confidence in your ability to make sound decisions. (more…)
Business Success versus success in your personal life can be a major struggle for entrepreneurs and business owners. Many business owners believe that they need to keep their nose to the grindstone constantly in order to be successful in business. That is a Myth! It’s ok to work long hours for a short time however; if you continually do this your personal life will struggle. In order to be a really grounded individual you need both.
You can’t be complete if you’re only successful at your business. You need to work on your personal life as well. One of things people see in me is my drive and my success at business. What they don’t see is how I take care of things at home. The most important part of my life is my family. Every year I make sure we take either a week of vacation or several shorter getaways in the winter months. I also plan 2-3 getaways over the course of the summer.
I just came back from a week’s vacation with my three soon to be all adult children. We had an incredible time at the beach, the drive-in movie, mini-golf, shopping, grilling, games, tennis etc. This is time that I will never be able to relive. What I built was a memory both for myself and my family. The best part and the gift I gave myself and my family was to not open my computer for five days! You know what happened, my business didn’t cease to exist and we had an awesome time.
The bottom line is this; when you take care of yourself personally you will be more successful in your business. By taking time out for yourself and your family you will come back more refreshed, more creative and be a healthier individual.
Please leave me a comment and let me know how you take care of both your business success and your personal success.