The final five checks to complete the due diligence on the idea before spending your life savings (and others) to roll out a solution: Do you have intellectual property to defend against competitors? Maybe the solution hasn’t yet been commercialized, but a patent has been submitted by someone else, putting your idea in jeopardy. Another series … More 10 Reality Checks Before Starting Your Own Business. Checks 6 to 10:
Whether it is pitching a startup to investors or selling cars at a dealership, successful salespeople are vital to all business ventures. But as many who have tried their hand at sales can attest, not everyone is cut out for this line of work. Identifying the core characteristics required for sales success can help you … More 14 Important Traits Successful Salespeople Share. Traits 8 to 14:
Whether it is pitching a startup to investors or selling cars at a dealership, successful salespeople are vital to all business ventures. But as many who have tried their hand at sales can attest, not everyone is cut out for this line of work. Identifying the core characteristics required for sales success can help you … More 14 Important Traits Successful Salespeople Share. Traits 1 to 7:
Perfectionism is a trap we can so easily fall into. And, when we do, it hurts us and those around us. Where do you fall: – You know and admit you are a perfectionist – You’ve just realized you are a perfectionist – You know you are not a perfectionist (everyone else is the problem) … More Perfectionism is a Killer!
Your business should be the vehicle to give you more life not suck it out of you. Learn the 7 Keys to Increasing Your Quality of Lfie. As a business coach, I always try to stress that your business should not be your end all. It should be the vehicle to help you get what … More 7 Keys to Increasing Your Quality of Life
What do you really, really want? Not just a hope, but a heart-skipping, light-in-your-eyes-when-you-talk-about-it core yearning? Well, if you really, really want it – chances are you’ll need to step out of your comfort zone to get it, or you would’ve already gotten it by now! What does “stepping out of your comfort zone” mean? … More What Do You Want So Bad You Can Taste It!
As I’m sure you are aware, there is an endless supply of books on the market today that deal with leadership, and I will be the first to admit that I own a lot of them. Sometimes though I just get bogged down with all of the details from the latest research. I mean, It’s … More THREE THINGS A GOOD LEADER (ENTREPRENEUR) MUST POSSESS!
Learn why it’s so important to be aware of the role you are playing in your life so you can create one you’re happy in! It’s a simple fact of life that, at various points in our lives, we tend to be full of it. What I mean is, we have this key area in … More Why You Need to Bust Through Your Bull to Better your Life
A Self TAG is a characteristic or quality that you believe is true about yourself and as a result, use it often in your conversations. I am FAT I am a ROMANTIC I have TERRIBLE genes I DON’T have a business sense I am BAD with MONEY I have a BEAUTIFUL smile I am GOOD … More Do you carry a positive TAG about yourself?
Can you really change yourself and your life? When you change, do you leave the “real you” behind? Or become more “you” than ever? In the recent comedy flick Bridesmaids, two characters engage in a brief but hilarious exchange about whether people really ever change. The conversation is a thinly veiled competition over who is … More Do You Need to Change Who You Are, Or Become MORE of Who You Are?