Living in Abundance
Do you know what living in abundance is? Living in abundance is a
key principle for business success that is overlooked by many people.
It’s a mindset issue that significantly affects both customer loyalty and
retention, and has a huge impact on employee morale, work effectiveness, and allegiance.
Let me give you an example from one of my clients who embraced
the concept of living in abundance. A new customer was coming from
out of town to take delivery on his purchase. My client arranged to
have him picked up at the airport in a limousine, booked a room for
this customer at the Ritz-Carlton […]
Living in Abundance
The title of my blog is a quote from Kathy Kolbe….
Backed by more than 30 years of research and practical applications, Kolbe ® provides an amazingly accurate map of an individual’s natural instincts or method of operation (modus operandi). Kolbe Indexes are fun and easy to complete in less than 20 minutes. The Kolbe Index measures a person’s instinctive method of operation, and identifies the ways he or she will be most productive. It need only be taken once, since these innate abilities do not change over time.
The Kolbe Concept®
The Kolbe Concept holds that creative instincts are the source […]
A long time ago I knew that I did not like wasting my time with details and doing unproductive “busy” work. My job was to get things done, improve business and make more profits. When my job let me do what I liked doing best, I was happiest. Jobs that fit with my instinctive strengths and gave me freedom to do what I do best were satisfying and the results much better for my company.
As a manager and later as the President of my own business things changed. The goal now was to get the best out of other […]
How do you define success? And more importantly, who doesn’t want to be viewed as successful? Let’s talk about a process that will help you to better frame success in terms of your business. Most retailers think that getting more sales is the answer…but success starts way before that. Or they think that their location or their brand is the answer…but I’m here to tell you that success starts even before that.
Let’s begin with how you determine what success is for you. What does it look like for you? Can you describe it? What does success feel like for […]
“What is Success?”
What is success for you?
Most small businesses think that getting more sales is the answer; but success starts long before that.
Or they think their location or their brand is the answer; but I’m here to tell you success starts long before that.
The first secret that I want to share with you today is about how you determine what success is for you.
• What does success look like for you?
• Can you describe it?
• What does success feel like for you?
Unfortunately, many of my clients, when we first start working together, can’t define their success in these terms.
How Important is Great Communications?
I want to share with you one very important aspect of successful businesses, it is simply called Communication, and I believe that it is the most powerful key there is for creating success in retail business. Each one of you already knows that communication is critically important in your business.
But few businesses excel at communication. Why is that?
Let’s take a few minutes and review why communication, both written and verbal, are so important and how, if you embrace and follow suggestions, you can accelerate your business to new levels and bring more money your way.
I know that this might sound kind of odd to call “failure” a good thing, but let me explain.
How many times have you tried to do something in your business and have failed?
I bet you were disappointed and maybe even a little bit frustrated. Failure can take the wind out of our sails with surprising speed. Failure can bring any forward movement you might have generated on a project to a complete and sudden stop.
Because of this, I want to introduce you to a secret in creating success in your business.
If you put into practice what you are going […]
“How you do anything is how you do everything!”
Let me repeat that one more time because this concept is so important to finding success in your business.
How you do anything is how you do everything!
Don’t you think this statement speaks for itself?
When you set the standard for excellence and when you set the expectation for greatness, your customers and employees will react and follow your lead.
It is very important for you to project a winning image as the leader in your business on a daily basis. You must see yourself as successful if you want others to see you […]
“Your Special Ability” Regardless if you are a small business, CPA or attorney…no matter what you do…
I’d like to begin by asking you to honestly answer the following questions:
• How do you spend your time while you are at work?
• Do you spend the majority of it in your business and not on your business?
• Are you running your business or is it running you?
• What happens when you try and do everything without seeking any help?
You end up doing a bunch of “stuff”, but does any of this stuff get you more sales, customers or profits? Or is […]
I just recently returned from Miami where I attended the Client Attraction Mindset Retreat. The 3 days in Miami were very focused on the power of the mindset and how it affects your retail business and your life.
Fabienne Fredrickson of Client Attraction was a powerful speaker and her messages really hit home with me.
The reason most small business owners do not push their business forward is fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of criticism, and fear of making mistakes are just […]