I have so many really smart people as friends. People that have learned a thing (or three) about building a meaningful and profitable business.
I asked these clever folks a question. "What's your best biz tip?"
Today I'm sharing their answers. Lots of good stuff here!
"Be willing to do stuff most won't do...which starts with being willing to BE who most others won't be. One other...let go of the need of anyon's approval." - Larry Hochman
"Be consistent, show up everyday, do things that make you uncomfortable." - Rhonda Clark
"Stay alive one more day!" - Ken McArthur
"Never stop learning and growing." - Brian Basilico
"Create and maintain a great network of friends...especially giving, thoughtful ones." - Mary Eileen Williams
"Be coachable!" - Robin Smith
"Make self care the highest priority." - Wendy Y Bailey
"Pay attention to details and what your customers are telling you." - Steve Abshier
"Give away as many small valuable gifts (as perceived by others) as you possible can daily. Givers get rewarded and givers make sales." - Rob Canyon
"Write your own script, in your life and in your work." - Shelley Krehbiel
"Have a plan, then work to bring that plan to reality. Don't get sidelined by unexpected happenings." - Bea Kunz
"Focus on what makes you happy. Give 100% and understand that you can't do it all. You have to pick and choose." - Brian G. Johnson
"Love yourself, love others, respect each other's unique qualities." - Heidi Caswell
"Show up and be YOU. Have an attitude of service." - Felicia Slattery
"Go the extra mile for your clients and they'll share your helpfulness for miles." - Joyce Mason
"I believe the greatest success comes from strong relationships that we build personally and professionally. Truly caring for others and living your life with the highest integrity within those relationships." - Julene Franz (Hello Gorgeous! of HOPE Inc)
"Two things: have a plan written (yearly, monthly, weekly, daily)...and consistently stick to the DMO until you have gotten a certain level of result before trying to be fancy shmancy. (Hint: talk to people, talk to people, talk to people...also known as master the basics." Jennifer Roopenian
"Never give up." - Richard Weiler
"Whatever you are doing, find the 'why'. If it isn't a big enough 'why', look deeper until you find it. Your 'why' is your motivating and driving force." - Andy W Shepherd
"Margin is as vital as Momentum." - Carrie Owensby Wilkerson
"Start with a plan...put it in writing, add a timeline and get started! Never put off for tomorrow what you can do today to get you closer to reaching your goals." - Heidi Richards Mooney
"Communicate genuinely." - Kerry Stricker
"Look at every opportunity to promote your business." - Joyce Holden Wheeler
"And of course, this doesn't just apply to your life...but to your business also. Good to keep it in mind! 'Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing on one's own sunshine...' Ralph Waldo Emerson." - Penelope Jane Whiteley
"Choose to do one thing each that will make a difference in YOUR life and the life of another." - Heshie Segal
"One quote that has always served me well is 'If it is to be, it's up to me.' Just roll up your sleeves and do it!" - Linda Gracy
"Put your dreams above your fears, draw your line in the sand and know that failure is not an option. You got this!!!" - Lynn Allen-Johnson
"Truly love and care about your prospects and customers. Develop intimate relationships and listen closely to them with your heart. Find out their problems or their pain, and offer them real solutions. People don't care how much you know...until they know how much you care!" - Jeannie Levinson
So...I'm sure you were expecting all sorts of advice on how to market, or where to advertise. Does it surprise that most of these tips - all from entrepreneurs that are at the top of their professions - have more to do with mindset, relationships, and communication than actual skills? These are the things that will make or break your business. I can teach you the skills. But the rest has to come from within you!
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