Interview with Charle Sidi, author of "How I Gained My Vision by Losing It", Charles is an author, entrepreneur, speaker, and just a really nice guy with a great story to tell.
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Success is not always achieved by the fastest, the smartest, the richest or even to the most capable people out there. Action will help you achieve your goals. Inaction is a dream crusher. These 11 tips will help you stay focused on your dreams.
1. In order to hit a target, you’ve got to have a target. First, setting goals will help you visualize where you want to be and second, if you don’t set goals, how will you know when you get there?
2. Set realistic expectations. Many people quit because they have an unrealistic expectation of how quickly they want to reach their goal.
3. Big goals need to be made into bite size nuggets. Once you’ve set your goals, take it a step further and break them down into daily tasks.
4. Be prepared for the roadblocks. Don’t fall prey to excusitis.
5. Set a realistic date for your goals. Set a realistic date, be as specific as possible and look at it every day. As you start to close in on the date, make a push to reach your goal. Get excited when you see the finish line and work hard to make it happen.
6. Make sure you can measure your progress. I am usually able to find a victory in one of the analytics I use. Measurable progress is a must.
7. Reward yourself along the way. Keeping your head in the game is the cause for celebration and you must not allow yourself to get into a negative funk. Negativity will squash your dreams faster than the Grinch’s run through Whoville.
8. Watch what happens along the way. Speaker, author and successful businessman Brian Tracy says of luck, “I found luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active, show up more often.”
9. Make yourself accountable to someone. Do not remain silent about your goals. It is critical that you find someone that will not let you off the hook so easily when you falter.
10. Own it. Speak it into existence. When you talk about your goals and dreams, don’t talk about what you are going to do, talk about what you are doing to make it happen. Less wishing, more doing. Want to be an author? First, start writing. Second, when someone asks you what you do, tell them proudly, you are a writer.
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The Nice Guys interview Stephie Rockwell, founder of Rockwell Global Media, her company is all about promoting strategic social media marketing services from social management, building Twitter & Instagram programs, creating content for postings, overall branding services, business development consulting, art direction for photography shoots, and website production, they do it all! Stephie has a great story that can give you insight into how to grow your own business. So sit back, relax, pour yourself a glass of wine (unless you are driving of course, get your eyes back on the road and stop reading this!) and listen in.
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"This job would be so great if it wasn't for the customers."
"Well, maybe if we ignore them, they will go away."
Want to know how to drive your customers away so they won't bother you anymore? Follow these 11 tips and you'll be rid of those pesky customers in no time.
1. Don't answer the phone take your time returning phone calls and emails
2. Don't offer product information or provide misinformation. Don't acknowledge your competition.
3. Give conflicting advice from someone else at your company.
4. Blame someone else in the company.
5. Make your pricing complicated.
6. Make it challenging to do business with you. Bad website, complex billing, etc.
7. Spam your customers every chance you get.
8. Make your customer wait.
9. Make it difficult to do business with your company.
10. Ignore the feedback the customer provides. What do they know anyway?
11. Hire the wrong people for the job.
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Doug Sandler and Strickland Bonner go over the 7 critical questions you must ask yourself before deciding to go into business on your own. Are you ready to be your own boss?
1. Do you like to work long hours?
2. Are challenging customers going to be challenging for you?
3. Do you like to wear many hats at work?
4. Are you OK with zero benefits?
5. A down economy is no excuse for poor business?
6. How many sick days and vacation days do you want?
7. Do you want a raise?
Bonus- Don't like working for the Man? Try being The Man
Doug and Strickland go into all the details of every question above, critical questions to ask yourself before making the leap to quitting your day job and going it on your own. Below are links to some of the friends of the show, feel free to visit their websites as well:
Ken Blanchard- https://www.kenblanchard.com/
Steve O'Brien- http://steveobrienvo.com/
Scott Miller the Fix-it Guy- https://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-miller/32/9b6/897