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Sometimes ‘finished’ is better than ‘best’.
Being more productive in business is about having better conversations with your clients.
You are never going to like how long it takes to turn your ideas and dreams into life-changing success. But being unlikely is worth it.
If you want to be successful over the long run, spend less time networking and handing out business cards. Just be amazing. People will find you.
Business is a war.
Nothing works better to keep you inspired than being dissatisfied with where you are in life.
Clients want to pay a fair value for a great product.Totally free creates ambivalence for a discerning client. Money changing hands reduces the ‘scary’ part of a deal.
Don’t ask your team to follow the rules. Tell them to be amazing. And expect it.
There are no business problems, management problems, leadership problems, or profit problems. There are only people problems.
Successful start-ups have one really differentiating quality — the art of trying harder.
When you deny yourself the option to look back, you somehow find a solution for moving forward.
If you wouldn’t kick down your customer’s door and start spitting sales facts in his face in person, then don’t do it with your emails or phone calls.
It is always what it’s not. Remember that when things appear to add up.
Want to keep your business alive? Avoid pettiness. It’s the suicide-bomber of healthy morale.
I don’t care about you. I care about me. Care about me too.
Don’t believe everything you don’t hear.
Never forget those who let you lean on them along the way.
Business winners create a fanfare that arouses action, intensifies urgency, and captures the mind and motivation of a buyer.
Being a jerk doesn’t make you a better business person. It just makes you a jerk.
Results never lie. Conclusions can.
The most important power in the world is “will power”. If you “will”, it will eventually happen.
While we make our living based solely on our performance, we rarely take the time to improve our performance. That doesn’t make sense.
Deny selfishness. Decry cruelty. Deliver delightfulness.
Relationships revolve around perspective: your’s and their’s.
With brains and no brawn you get “genius inactivity”. But with brawn and no brains you get “fruitless effort”. You need both.
Just because you don’t know the exact next step to take doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a next step.
Fight. Cry when it hurts. Lead even though you’re crying. Keep moving towards where you want to be.
Doing good things won’t get you great results. That takes you doing great things.
Getting in shape is never an overnight success story. It’s an every day story.
Have a plan for how you spend each moment of your business day. Fear and panic creep in when you have nothing else to think about.
The best things in life require an investment of time and money and emotions. The amount you invest has an impact on the results you can expect.
Just because you call it business doesn’t mean it’s not personal. It always is.
Live without regrets. Apologize when you hurt people. Pursue greatness.
Success demands planning and perspective and most importantly passion.
Being memorable is an investment made long before the gain is realized.
Don’t confuse ‘spending money’ with developing discipline, working tirelessly, and fixing problems with your business strategy.