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Are You Prepared?

June is National Rebuild Your Life Month…a great time to begin thinking about some things that you may not have given much thought to. Although none of us likes to think about it, we are all mortal. Regardless of  age, we all need to be prepared for when the time comes that we die or if…

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What Business Owners Can Learn from a Farmer

“Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them!” —Zig Ziglar Several years ago I received a phone call from someone who has not…

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Be the Change You Want to See!

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi The world is burgeoning with challenges right now, and you can help. Today’s news and social media channels bombard us with many challenges facing humanity. Although you cannot solve all the world’s challenges, imagine if you could change the life…

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Living in Harmony: The Power of Family Meetings

“A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.” –Buddah June is National Rebuild…

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What Do You Do?

Can you describe what your business does, clearly, succinctly, and in a way that makes others curious enough to learn more? Here are a few tips for crafting an effective marketing message: Keep it short and simple. Less is more. The goal with answering the question, “What do you do?” is to answer with one…

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Are You Unforgettable?

Research shows that business people and sales professionals do not fully pursue about 70% of the leads generated by their expensive marketing efforts. For example, 67% of leads generated at trade shows are never followed up with. That translates to huge amounts of marketing dollars being wasted when you consider the financial cost and time…

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Why is Influence So Important?

As we continue through Business Improvement Month, here’s another important aspect to consider. Influence is closely connected with power.  It’s not something we should take advantage of, but when it’s earned through kindness and genuine concern for your customers, people will listen and they will naturally recommend you to others. As you build your “sphere of…

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Creating an Effective Weekly Schedule Template

May is Business Improvement Month.  One way to improve your business is by making sure that you are scheduling the most important business activities to consistently and effectively happen. To support you in being more intentional about how you spend your time, it may be helpful to create a master template like the one provided…

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What Would Your Business Do if Your Mailing Address Suddenly Changed?

  My favorite marketing coach, Kendall SummerHawk,, received notification right before the holidays from her mail box store that they were closing for good … in just one month … and NO forwarding of mail would be allowed. If your mailing address suddenly had to change, would it send you into a panic?  Kendall shared…

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Six Tips to Tame Your Paper Tiger

The third full week in April  is National Organize Your Files Week. When I’ve asked clients what causes them to pile instead of file, two primary reasons are consistently given: (1) If they file it away, they’re afraid they won’t be able to find it when they need it, so they just “set it here for…

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