Business Strategy: Clarify Your Purpose And Vision
Planning for how to make this year your best year ever? Take some time to really clarify your Purpose and Vision for your business.
These are two of the most necessary elements for pulling your business towards future success.
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Whether it’s the beginning of a new year or we’re half way through, you want it to be your best year ever. You are no doubt doing some planning for how to make that happen. You are doing some planning aren’t you?
I’d like to recommend you take some time to really clarify your Purpose and Vision.
Clear purpose and vision are the keys to giving you a focus and direction.
Unfortunately, that’s something that is all too often lacking from small businesses. What you need to do is quite simple, but may challenge you if you’ve never taken the step before.
Here are a few ideas to help you make this your best year ever.
Clear purpose describes what you are out to cause with your business. Have you lost track of your purpose? Do you remember what led you to start or get into your business in the first place?
Three questions to ponder as you seek to re-ignite the purpose in your business:
What do you really want out of life?
What do you really not want in your life?
What would you be willing to give up in order to live the life you want?
Answer these questions honestly and build your business around the life you want to live.Talk about a purpose that would set you on fire.
Here’s an idea for creating your vision. Think of the absolute greatest outcome that you can possible imagine that your best clients would really want from your service.
Build your vision around being “the resource” that works to deliver that.
Examine your values and principles and then determine what you want your business to be in the future.
Find your favorite way to relax quietly and let your mind open to dwell in what’s possible.
Imagine yourself in a private movie theater watching a movie of your future self in 10 years. As the movie ends you notice you’ve been joined by the star of the show.
Ask them any question you want about how they got to that place of great success in the movie. What was your future self’s purpose and vision.
This may seem silly to you at first, but if you open your mind up to accept that the visioning process will work, you’ll be amazed at the answers that will emerge.
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Five Stumbling Blocks To Successful Networking And How To Overcome Them
Overcome these five stumbling blocks to successful networking and supercharge your career and your business.
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The ability to connect with people is essential to success in any business.
Professional networking events present opportunities to interact with others on a personal level and to develop profitable relationships.
These occasions are critical for anyone who wants to grow a business or promote a career.
Many people are simply not comfortable walking into a room full of strangers and striking up conversations. Here are five common stumbling blocks that you may face and tips to help you overcome them.
A RELUCTANCE TO TALK TO STRANGERS. You were taught at an early age not to speak to people you don’t know. It’s not safe.
In certain situations today this is still good advice. In business, however, talking to strangers is a way to generate interest and support for your products and services.
If you only talk to the people you already know, you will miss out on opportunities to make new connections and establish valuable contacts.
To get past your discomfort in talking to strangers, set a goal for yourself before you attend any networking event.
Decide how many new contacts you want to make or how many strangers you want to meet. In some cases, you may specifically target individuals whom you’d like to know.
Next come up with some icebreakers or conversation starters. Have questions prepared that you can ask anyone you meet at the event.
You may want to inquire about other people’s business, their connection to the sponsoring organization or their opinion of the venue.
LACK OF A FORMAL INTRODUCTION.
It’s much easier to make a new contact when there is someone else to handle the introduction and pave the way. If you wait for another person to make the move you may not meet anyone.
At networking events, the goal is to meet as many people as possible.
This is the time to take the bull by the horns, walk up to people you don’t know, introduce yourself and start a conversation. You can do this if you have prepared your self-introduction in advance.
You will not introduce yourself the same way on every occasion. Perhaps it is your first time to attend an association meeting.
In that case, you might want to say that as part of your introduction. Let people know who you are, why you are there and give them a reason to ask more abut you.
FEAR OF BEING SEEN AS PUSHY. You may think that you will turn people off if you are assertive and that if they want to talk to you, they will make the first move.
If this is your line of thinking you will find yourself spending your time alone at the reception or meeting function and leaving without a single new connection.
Being open, friendly and interested does not turn people off.
You will not come across as overly aggressive if you seek out the “approachable” people. These are the ones who are standing alone or who are speaking in groups of three or more.
people talking to each other are not approachable because they may be having a private conversation and you would be interrupting. Continue reading “GENERATION XYZ —- FIVE STUMBLING BLOCKS TO SUCCESSFUL NETWORKING AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM — KEYS TO DOUBLING YOUR INCOME IN 2020”
Earn A Regular Income From Home On Your Computer By Freelancing
What if there was a way where you could find your perfect job, decide your salary, and even set your own hours.
Does this sound too good to be true? Well, it’s a reality for thousands of freelancers who work from the comfort of home each day
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If you long for something different from your everyday 9-5, you are not alone. Many people feel trapped in their jobs and work is something they do not enjoy.
But what if there was a way where you could find your perfect job, decide your salary, and even set your own hours.
Does this sound too good to be true? Well, it’s a reality for thousands of freelancers who work from the comfort of home each day.
FACT: Freelancing provides a sense of freedom not found in the average workplace.
Freelancing is the best way to earn income without having to go to a boring 9-5 job. As a freelancer you can do many types of work including data processing, web design, programming, writing articles, photography, and the list goes on and on.
Freelance jobs are plentiful if you know where to look. It is a genuine and legitimate way to make money on the Internet. There is a large variety of work, and so much of it, that it is almost impossible NOT to find work once you get started.
There is no need to worry about finding online jobs because there are so many employers who are ready to hire people like you and me for their projects.
FACT: There are many opportunities on the Internet right now for freelancers.
There are many freelance sites on the Internet where you can advertise your services and look for work. Some are free to join and others charge a membership fee. You need to make sure you find the right freelancing site for your needs.
There are also many guides to freelancing available but you need to make sure they not only cover how to freelance but where to find freelance work. Freelancing is becoming a way of life nowadays for many people.
There is no reason why you can’t join the freelancing revolution and start earning real money from your own home right now. All you need to do is arm yourself with the right information and the right attitude towards working from home.
There are many advantages to working from home as a freelancer including:
Be your own boss. No more being told what to do and when to do it.
Set your own hours. No more boring, same old 8 hour work days, day in and day out.
Quote your own price. No more working for a lousy minimum wage that will hardly get you and your family by.
Work from the comfort of your own home. No more working in a stressed out, overcrowded office.
Choose what projects you want to take on. No more doing stacks of paperwork for hours on end or work that you are made to do.
FACT: You can make working from home more than just your dream.
Working from home is not impossible, lots of people have tried it, liked it, and have made it a way of life for them.
Ordinary people are becoming very successful and making a living as a freelancer, but becoming a success does not happen overnight. Continue reading “RETIRING — RETIREE — RETIREMENT — EARN A REGULAR INCOME FROM HOME ON YOUR COMPUTER BY FREELANCING — SET YOUR OWN HOURS — MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE WORK FROM ANYWHERE”
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