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4 Unconventional Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Business

Spring is here! It’s that time of year where we roll up our sleeves and tackle some of the biggest projects we have around the house. While many of us wouldn’t hesitate to get started at home, few have ever thought about what doing a little “spring cleaning” in our businesses could mean for our success.

Better Listeners Make More Money

To make more money and have a successful business, all you have to do is LISTEN. My grandmother used to say, “God gave you two ears so that you listen twice as much as you talk.” Most of the time, I’m guilty of talking too much when I should be listening.

Do You Have a Referral Program?

Referrals are often one of the more difficult aspects of any business owner. One thing that I learned early in my career was that you can give a little and get a lot back if you take the time to market yourself and your business towards a rewards system.

Facing the Enemies Within

As my wife and I are getting fully settled into our new house, I was going through some of my older materials and found a gem from Jim Rohn that I knew I should share with you.

In Jim’s article, he talks about fear.

Fear is found all around us and in small amounts can be helpful by keeping us from dangerous situations.

Beware the Dream Stealers

Although your own internal measurements are the most important, you will occasionally need to seek external feedback on your progress toward your goals. When you do, be sure it is from people who are truly interested in seeing you succeed. Don't seek feedback from fair-weather friends, competitive peers, or any person who doesn't have your best interests at heart.

Killing the Giant … When He is Only 3 Feet Tall

The salesperson who makes excuses might say:

'They said our price was too high'
'They said the competition had a better option.'

Every salesperson has an excuse for why they don't make the sale. It is only the professional salesperson who will, after the call, evaluate what took place and decide what he could have done better to have made the sale.

Put Some Disney Magic In Your Agency

A few years ago I had the privilege to work with a great man, Vance Marris that spent 10 years as an executive at Walt Disney World Orlando. He mastered the service secrets of Disney and shared many with me and attendees of one of our Super Conferences.

Feed Your Mind

Right now, I want you to consider that the most powerful influence you have in your life is the information that you are feeding into your mind.

If you want to produce different results in your life, then you have to think differently.Did you know that you can actually choose NOT to believe negative thoughts?

To nurture a different mindset takes practice, but as Albert Einstein said:

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.

The Power of Simplicity

Today, I want to talk to you about igniting the power of simplicity in your life.

Leonardo da Vinci said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

If you want to discipline yourself and guarantee that you will move closer to your goals, then…

Never allow the things that matter less interfere with the things that matter the most.

Neglect is Like a Pebble

Neglect is like a pebble in your shoe. What starts as a slight annoyance can lead to a sore that can become infected that leads to a staph infection – and THAT can kill you.
 
As overdramatic as it may sound, that’s what happens in both your business and personal life if you ignore the pebble of neglect.