Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love.- Martin Luther King
Added by Steve Stockham on November 8, 2009 at 7:32pm —
I thought I would share with you one of my favorite ALL time people, whose business survives well after his death, Dale Carnegie. He might be considered the father of Self Improvement. He and Zig Ziglar are my favorite sales inspirations.
I printed this out and have it next to my phone and on my bathroom mirror.
GOLDEN BOOK – Principles from How to Win Friends and Influence People
Become a Friendlier Person
1. Don’t criticize, condemn or complain.
Added by Steve Stockham on July 31, 2009 at 12:47pm —
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. - Albert Pike
Added by Steve Stockham on July 13, 2009 at 8:24am —
All too often the cry is heard ‘you can’t get good people’ or ‘why can’t I get my people to do as I tell them’. Well here’s a few ideas that may make life a lot easier.
Consider for a moment, the business owner who has 10 people working in the business, yet they’re the ones doing all the work. What’s the point!?
Firstly, let’s get back to basics. Most people in business will understand how important systems are. Systems are usually responsible for having a business that… Continue
Added by Steve Stockham on July 10, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Do you, as a Business Owner, know how much money you are spending on Lead Generation? Do you track how many leads or prospects you convert into clients? What is your Average Dollar Sale? How many times do your clients or customers buy from you? What are your Profit Margins? The answer for the vast majority of Business Owners is “NO”!
There are 5 key areas that every Business Owner should track in their business. I guarantee that if you did nothing in these areas of your business but… Continue
Added by Steve Stockham on July 9, 2009 at 9:55am —
Goal setting is as important in personal life as it is in business. The most common denominator in all the self-help literature and books is the importance of goal setting. We’re told to set long-term goals, short-term goals, lifetime goals and personal goals.
The benefits of Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results orientated, Time-framed (S.M.A.R.T) goals have been written about in self-help books for years. So, it follows that goal setting is obviously a powerful… Continue
Added by Steve Stockham on May 4, 2009 at 2:51pm —
"I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has-been was once an are." -Milton Berle
Added by Steve Stockham on April 28, 2009 at 3:14pm —
To be meaningful, any change in life or in business has to be dramatic. Minor change is easy to accomplish but results in only minor differences. To increase the sales in your business by say 150% in three months will take massive changes in both your thinking and the way you do things.
In order to HAVE anything in life we all recognize that we have to DO something to achieve it. If you want wealth you must invest. If you want love you must first give it. If you want respect you must… Continue
Added by Steve Stockham on April 27, 2009 at 10:18am —
"We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead." ~ by William Arthur Ward as quoted in Leadership . . . with a human touch. June 1,1999. p.11.
Added by Steve Stockham on April 2, 2009 at 10:48am —
As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be perfect. Not every action will produce the desired result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right, and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right.
Added by Steve Stockham on March 30, 2009 at 11:15am —
Work at Least 10 Fewer Hours Each Week While Maintaining or
Increasing Productivity and Profits
Learn how to work less and make more in four easy steps.
Those who have leisure time to spend pursuing their passions and dreams experience the real wealth in life. John
D. Rockefeller, Sr. was a man in command of incredible amounts of money, but he once remarked, “I know of
nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of… Continue
Added by Steve Stockham on March 25, 2009 at 2:19pm —
Let’s have a closer look at how you can develop the most powerful marketing weapon:
What is Word of Mouth:
It is a reactive referral system. That is, you do such a great job with your clients, you HOPE that they will tell their friends. There is one really big challenge with that. Can you rely on hope for your success?
Creating a referral system for your business is the simplest and most effective marketing tool you’ll ever get. All you need to do is… Continue
Added by Steve Stockham on March 10, 2009 at 9:25pm —
I heard this story a long time ago and it really changed the way I do business. The story rings true in how we should represent our business and ourselves.
A Duck or An Eagle?
Harvey Mackay tells a wonderful story about a cab driver.
He was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled
up, the first thing Harvey noticed was that the taxi was polished to
a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and
freshly pressed… Continue
Added by Steve Stockham on March 3, 2009 at 10:33am —
1. Develop a THRIVE MENTALITY
– Changes made now will leverage your results in the future. Your confidence level will be the difference. You can bury your head in the sand along with your goals and ambitions or FOCUS on what is working. Develop positive mental thoughts and affirm your competence everyday. Make a list of 21 “I AM” statements about your future self. Describe traits you want to build on or, more specifically, who you will need to become in order to do the things you need to… Continue
Added by Steve Stockham on February 23, 2009 at 8:22am —
It is getting late; do you know where your company's strategy is? In spite of all your meetings, strategic planning efforts and company group think, are you sure your company has a clear business strategy? If not, your company is squandering its resources on the wrong efforts and missing good opportunities to grow.
But, if your strategy is focused, all the efforts within your company are much more likely to be successful. Here are the 10 ways to tell if your company's strategy still… Continue
Added by Steve Stockham on February 20, 2009 at 1:06pm —
Many business owners are hesitant to hire a business coach - instead content to try and find all the answers themselves. But for those who make the leap into coaching, there are many important things a Business Coach can help accomplish. Here are ten things you should know about what a Business Coach can bring to the table.
1. A Business Coach can help you develop a marketing plan.
Without a well thought out marketing plan, you might be throwing money away on… Continue
Added by Steve Stockham on February 19, 2009 at 10:36am —
Is your business recession-proof? If you think it is then answer these few short questions.
Have you created a marketing plan specifically for a recession?
Is your business systemized to take on the challenges ahead?
Do you have enough work to keep your team at it's highest capacity?
Is your operating capital and cash flow where you want it?
Would you like to make more money?
Are you getting everything you want out of your… Continue
Added by Steve Stockham on February 12, 2009 at 10:35am —