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Some Business Advice to Live By

‘If your thinking is sloppy, your business will be sloppy. If you are disorganized, your business will be disorganized. If you are greedy, your empoyees will be greedy, giving you less and less of themselves and always asking for more.’
Michael Gerber

This quote is incredibly powerful…so much wisdom wrapped in such a small package! If we payed attention to these 3 key elements highlighted in this short text, our business lives would change for the better! So what are three areas Mr. Gerber so eloquently touched on?

1. Mind Set- “If your thinking is sloppy, your business will be sloppy…”- Do you start your day without a plan of action or goal in mind? I know from listening to Zig Zigglar & some major hitters in the marketing world, that WRITING OUT your list of goals is a must! In fact, I encourage others I work with to not only write out their goals, but also to post them on a mirror, verbalize them, visualize them in your mind. Our mind is our worst enemy! We need to train it & make sure we start each day on a positive foot. I like to come into my day in prayer & meditation on God’s Word as well…bringing my mind into submission. It gives me a completely different outlook when I transform my mind.

Are you surrounding yourself with positive people? That’s another downfall people run into. I talk to a number of people on the phone that have a passion & a zeal to learn how to market online with my team, who later fall off the face of the earth. They stop returning my calls & I later find out that their passion fizzled, and they decided to drop out. What happened along the way? I can pretty much guess they shared their excitement with someone close to them who brought their zeal to a halt with a little bit of negativity. Guard who you share business ideas with & make sure you keep positive company!

2. Get Organized- “If you are disorganized, your business will be disorganized…”- Organization is not my strongest suit, I must admit. I am great at writing out my goals & reaching new levels as a visionary/entrepreneur. However, organization has been a learning curve. I am seeing the fruits of coming into my day with a well-developed plan though. I think one of the most practical & focusing activities of my day is sitting down & making a To-Do List & following it through. I’m still learning, but I know organization is something I will always strive for…to make my business more and more successful & efficient.

3. Don’t Let $$$ Rule You- “If you are greedy, your employees will be greedy, giving you less and less of themselves, and always asking for more.” I can really relate to this part of Mr. Gerber’s quote. I’ve seen greed steal so much joy & success from potentially great businesses. It’s very important to live each day with an attitude of gratitude & to remember that your #1 goal is to HELP OTHERS. If you make it about yourself, or your pocketbook, you will never be satisfied. The old saying, ‘He who loves money will never have enough’ is so true! If all you care about in business is the dollar, that show through in your actions towards others. In turn, those under you will have the same attitude & it will end up being an endless cycle of using others. Remember that you only keep that which you give away.


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