Everyone should start their day by wanting to be great; not in an arrogant way but in a way that allows you to be your best and do your best. Many struggle with how to start building their path. Here are several actions that you can use to get started: Continue reading
We create our own competitive edge – each day – in the “7 inches between our ears,” i.e., our minds. It’s also the same place where we can derail our path to success. The mindset each of us brings to our work each day is a critical component of how our day goes.
One key aspect of our daily mindset is something I often refer to as “quiet confidence,”
Quiet confidence means that you believe in yourself 100% to the point where you know that success is the only option or outcome. In other words, you don’t talk about what you’re going to do, you let your actions and results speak for you. Individuals who possess quiet confidence know exactly what they have to do to achieve their goals.
It’s a fact that others are attracted to, want to be around, follow and buy from people who know “exactly what to do” to get the job done. Make no mistake, that’s a “competitive edge” for the person who possesses quiet confidence! Continue reading
This classic line from Cool Hand Luke has often been used to address communication issues in personal and professional lives. Chris discusses how good communication breaks down friction and keeps everything moving forward and as smooth as possible.
Quiet confidence means that you believe in yourself 100% to the point where you know that success is the only option or outcome. In other words, you don’t talk about what you’re going to do, you let your actions and results speak for you. Individuals who possess quiet confidence know exactly what they must do to achieve their goals.
You have “quiet confidence” when: Continue reading
You’re at a great time in your life and it’s time to “get in the game”. Here are several points to keep in mind:
- Recognize that you alone are responsible for your life, career and future and that you can create situations where you are the master of your circumstances and not a victim.
- You can have whatever you want but recognize that you must work for it and earn it. Vince Lombardi once said, “The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.”
- Far too many make the voluntary choice to perform below their full capabilities because they think it may be too hard to do otherwise. Don’t be one of them.
- Regularly question the “status quo” and be open to finding or creating new opportunities
- See mistakes as an opportunity to learn something new so that you keep moving forward.
- Don’t run from fear – confront it. Learn to take smart risks. Remember, a turtle moves forward by learning to stick out his neck.
- Try to learn something every day – stay sharp and keep an open mind.
We’re challenged every day by distractions and issues so much so that we lose focus and allow ourselves to become the victim of our circumstances as opposed to the master of them.
When this happens, one of the easiest (and unfortunately most common) reactions is to complain about what is happening. When we allow complaining to be our “usual” response to problems, we start to lose sight of our ability to achieve our goals. If you make this a “habit,” you could find yourself in a downward spiral that you may not get out of.
You must work hard to gain back control and take charge of your destiny. But how? For starters, remember that we cannot control many of the outside forces or events that are impacting us – so focus on what you can control. Next, here are 5 simple actions you can take: Continue reading
Chris talks about a phenomenon that affects so many: They talk themselves out of success. He shares how to leave the state of “comfortable inaction” and what you need to do now to succeed.
Chris discusses the difference between reactive work and proactive work, and how to determine those things you have control over and those things you do not—and which you should ignore.
The single most important factor that will determine the success of your company (and you!) is the quality of the team you have in place to execute your vision and interact effectively (and successfully) with your buyers or customers – Period.
An important business concept, it doesn’t get any simpler in terms of an area of your business that should demand the most of your time and focus. To modify a key phrase used in the 1992 Presidential election, “It’s the people stupid!”
The key point that every business owner needs to understand is that no one is that good that they can pull their company over the finish line all by themselves. Continue reading
The reality of today’s economy has one overriding message: “If you’re not telling your story correctly and directly to your customer, you are doomed to fail.”
Marketing is not the process of describing a topic, product or list of product features. It is not about how many videos or brochures you can produce. And, marketing is not demonstrating how much you know about your product or service.
Marketing is the process of emotionally engaging a potential customer by explaining what’s in it for them. Before people will buy from you, they must believe that there will be a measurable return for their money – that they can clearly see the “value” to them of your product or service. If they don’t see value, you’re not marketing, you’re just “describing.” Defining your value in such a way that your buyer sees their solution in your product is the number one thing you must do.