With the first quarter of 2011 now behind us, have you started to see the results you wanted? If not, or you simply want to make even more progress, here are 3 simple, yet powerful ideas to help you.
Look at the plans you made at the start of the year and see what adjustments need to be made, based on your first 3 months feedback. Immediately stop any commercial activities that are not generating the results you need. There’s no point continuing with something that is ineffective. Either fix or remove these ineffective elements of your business.
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2. Invest in you
Give yourself a business education budget and use it to sharpen the areas of your business knowledge, where you are least strong. Buy the books, attend the seminars, workshops or classes. One lesson can often be the difference between “getting by” and massive success. It can be the difference between making a living or making a fortune.
Be careful who you invest in though. Never, ever take advice from a mentor, expert or author, who does not have a demonstrable record of success in that area.
3. Remove the toxic influences from your business
One of the reasons many people struggle to make the progress they want, is that they have toxic influences around them and their decision making. For example, I often see small business owners taking business advice from people, who simply do not have the answers they need. These influencers can have a toxic impact on your business, as their bad advice causes you to make equally bad decisions.
Toxic influences can also come from clients who are more hassle than they are worth. One of your primary marketing goals, should be to FIRE your deadbeat clients and replace them with people who genuinely value you, your time and your expertise. Target your ideal profile of client with your marketing and then build a client list that inspires you.
Over to you!
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