What does it take to become successful?

Successful people follow successful people!

It’s funny how so many people are trying to find the answer to that question. “What does it take to become successful?” My path has led me to ask the very same question. The first thing that I needed to do, was make sure I was asking the right person. Which led me on my search for the answer. Not how to become, but who has become successful.

The first question that I needed to ask was NOT how to become successful, but “who” was I going to ask?

Then in walked Jim Britt!

Jim Britt has mentored several of today’s top name motivational speakers including being the man who gave a young Anthony Robbins his first real job and mentored him for the next five years.

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Jim’s formal education stopped before graduating from high school. His career training began in a gas station earning $1.00 per hour and then on a factory floor making $1.67 per hour. His first attempt at entrepreneurial success he started at rock bottom with $9 in the bank and a borrowed $4,000. A year later he had lost it all…home, both vehicles, furniture, everything. But after that first year and a lot of tenacity the tables turned and shortly thereafter he had made his first million.

You can watch Jim Britt share his story here:

Over the years he has built a fortune worth millions of dollars with multiple streams of passive income from various business models.

Today, Jim presents seminars on personal achievement, entrepreneurship, small business success strategies, network marketing, leadership, and all aspects of peak performance and personal fulfillment. To date, he has addressed thousands of audiences around the world totaling well over 1,000,000 people from all walks of life.

So let me ask you a question … who are you following?

MICROminutes bring successful entrepreneurs to the show each week, so you can hear REAL stories from successful entrepreneurs. (find out more here)

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Marketing: the truth is that they lie!

College marketing professors and media sales “professional” like to tell small business owners that you need to “get your name out there.” That the purpose of you placing ads is to “build your brand.” And that when you “Do image advertising” customers will recognize your company/brand.

The say that once consumers recognized your brand, they will automatically buy from you.

But the truth is, this is a lie.

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Let me explain this in a way that may makes sense, lets say you finely save up enough money to buy your first house. You do a conventional loan at 10% down and move in! WOW, you did it, you became a homeowner.

The first couple of months your pretty stressed with your new monthly payment, but your making it. Now this is where the story goes bad, you get laid off at work after only 3 months into your new home, and on the way back to that dream house you get into a car accident. Lucky for you, you walk away without a scratch.

For the sake of time lets just fast forward to 6 month from your car accident. You have no option but to give up the house before it goes into bankruptcy. Why? you haven’t been able to find a job that you can ride the bus too, because you didn’t make the car insurance payment because you had a mortgage.  Here’s some more bad news, in the nine months you have lived in your new home, you have made no payments towards the principal, you were only paying the interest. You have NO Equity! It doesn’t matter how much you think it’s worth, it’s only going to sell for what the bank can get for it.

The reason it’s a lie, is that you have NO brand equity!

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Now lets talk about your business. When people see your colors and fancy logo design, the first question they have is, “what does your company do?” If they even care. The truth is that because your brand has no equity it’s has no value. What your brand need to do first is to communicate how your products/services provide benefits to those that buy. Don’t believe me? Just go to the next business trade show and walk the isles and tell me what you find. Lots of pretty logo’s and designs, but no way of telling what they do!

If this is still unclear than click on the Buyers Formulas (watch the video’s) and learn the TRUTH about marketing, and what and why people will start buying from you! (Hint: it’s not because you have a pretty logo)

How to Make Money in Business!


How to make money

Can you clearly see the solution?

The solution to your money problems is NOT to become an Entrepreneur! In business your money problems come from NOT providing solution’s for others! Can you see this clearly now?

When you become an entrepreneur you help others see clearly that you have solutions to their problems, and for this they give you money! This is how you make money in business!

When I was with Michael E. Gerber talking about business, I asked him to share with me the “one thing” that he thinks entrepreneurs should know?

Are you ready for his answer?

Kenneth Manesse Sr. and Michael E. Gerber “Unless your idea for a business exceeds anything you have ever imagined doing before, is bigger then anything you believed yourself capable of before this moment, has the potential of transforming a large number of people lives in the world to make a huge difference in how the worlds works, and challenges you sufficiently to risk everything you have to make it a reality, … DON’T DO IT.

You can read more about becoming an entrepreneur in his book, “Awaking the Entrepreneur Within” starting at page 104.

The truth is that you’re not in business to make money, this is an exchange for helping others with the solutions to their problems, and if you do it right you will profit.

Want to have a business that makes money?

Here is a simple formula I still use:

LOVE + SERVE = MONEY

  • 1) Do what you love.
  • 2) Serve others what they love. (because it’s a solution to their problem)
  • 3) Get money in return.
Are you ready to become a Entrepreneur?

 

 

 

Why Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day?

Employee recognition is more powerful than any other motivator.

The great thing about recognition is that it can be given in many forms and at varying costs (including free). Recognition is most effective when it takes place on a regular basis and when it is sincere  While Employee Appreciation Day (March 7th) provides a great opportunity to recognize those you work with, but the sad truth is that it wont happen unless you plan for it!

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Below are just a few low-cost, non-cash ideas that you can incorporate into your recognition practices for Employee Appreciation Day or any day.

 

  • Award Certificates: Create unique award certificates.  For example, give out awards for best smile, most upbeat, perfect attendance, go-to person, etc.

 

  • Milestone Awards: make recognition more meaningful by having special acknowledgement in your newsletters and during team meetings.

 

  • Work-life balance: Allow employees extra time to attend their families hobbies, kids games, activities, and or reunites.

 

  • Thank You: Personally thank each of your employees for their contributions.  You could do this verbally; however, you might have a bigger impact if you wrote thank you notes to each employee individually.

“My own experience about all the blessings I’ve had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back.” – Ken Blanchard

The purpose of Employee Appreciation Day is to focus the attention of all employers, in all industries, on employee recognition. Employee Appreciation Day is the first Friday of March.

Please share what you plan on doing for your employees below!