Appreciation, Goal Setting, Success

It’s admittedly difficult to have a happy disposition 100% of the time.  But it is achievable to think positive when faced with difficulty.  You can learn to adjust your bad attitude and convey a happy temperament.  Here are some tips:

1.  Successful people are often more positive because they have conditioned themselves to recognize their emotions.  Your emotions drive and motive you.  They are not barriers, but often seem like they are.  By staying positive, you won’t get overwhelmed when something goes wrong.

2.  Positive-minded people can accept failure.  You need to approach challenges believing that you will succeed or that you will take something positive from your failure and do better the next time around.

3.  Happy, positive people often set many goals for themselves.  Goals help you stay motivated.  Stay on task.  Keep setting goals…meet one and start another one.  Desire to do better.

4.  Have some gratitude along the way.  Positive individuals are thankful for the people in their lives and for the things they have.  Remember, when you have to strive for something (like all those goals you are setting), you are usually more grateful for them because you earned them.  They weren’t just handed to you.  You created them and reached them!  That sure is something to be happy about!

5.  Positive people are easier and more pleasant to be around.  And happiness is contagious.  If you’re positive, you generally will attract other positive people.  Happiness comes back around because of the impact it has on others.

Continue to stay positive and you will sustain success.  Whether it’s in your personal life or your business life, continue to learn, attend lectures, read, hone in on your skills and learn something new.  Your passions will continue to keep you happy!  And happiness is the key to being successful!

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YOUR CHALLENGE:  Set a monthly goal for yourself.  Does motivation and passion help you reach those goals?  Stay positive!

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079.

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Customer Service, Goal Setting, Success

Most entrepreneurs agree that getting referrals is a key component to keeping their business successful.  But many of them don’t think they get enough, or ask for them as often as they would like to.  Why don’t you pursue them as much as you should?  Perhaps it’s because you are not developing the habit of doing so.

1.  Determine ways to actively pursue your clients.  Make it a habit to provide valuable information to them, so they will want to pass it onto someone else who might benefit from it.

2.  Give out special deals to those who refer others to you.  Impress them with your dedication and drive.

3.  If you get complimented on your work, thank them and automatically ask them if they know anybody else who could use your services.

4.  Keep track of how many referrals you ask for each day or each week.  Write it down or strive for a goal each month.

You’d be amazed at how many referrals you’ll get by keeping yourself in the routine of these 4 simple steps.  And always remember to be consistent and enthusiastic when asking for referrals and when sharing your business with others!!

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YOUR CHALLENGE:  Ask for 1 referral every week.  Get into the habit of asking and soon you’ll be building your business off of referrals alone.

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079.

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Customer Service, Entrepreneurial, Goal Setting, Success

As an Entrepreneur, you know that high-end clients can create a big difference in the profitability of your business.  They want quality and don’t care about how much they need to spend to get it.  However, you can’t just expect these clients to come to you! You need to understand the way these professionals think and know how they operate.

Here are 5 steps that will help you attract high-end clients:

1.  Don’t provide budget-friendly solutions.

High-end clients want quality work and will pay high-end prices to get it.  Your price should be competitive and professional.

2.  Give attention to detail.

High-end clients notice the small details.  Strive to be the best that you can afford. You need to be reliable and worthy of respect.

3.  Provide rewards for the big spenders.

Add things of high value to your main offers.  Give them something special to entice them to your main offer.  And give them something after the main offer…something they can continue to use.

4.  Offer superior customer service.

Don’t just stop the communication with your clients because they purchase one of your services.  Consistently provide customer support along the way, ready to help when they need it.

5.  Demonstrate your expertise.

When you provide strong lead generation, you demonstrate areas of authority. Create the content that will bring high-end clients to you for your expertise in the industry.

 

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YOUR CHALLENGE:  Over the next month, make it a priority to focus on ONLY high-end clients by working on these 5 steps.  Notice the difference in your clientele.

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079.

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Entrepreneurial, Goal Setting, Productivity

As a business owner, we all try to find ways to save time.  Since being productive in the workplace is a huge deal, keeping your business organized is something that everyone needs.  Remember this…to be productive, you need to be organized!

Being disorganized creates clutter, diminishes focus, and causes anxiety.  Here are some ideas that will help you get MORE accomplished in LESS time.

1.  Join the Cloud
Don’t let your computer die and turn your life upside down.  Plus, when you’re on the road, you will have access to information at all times!  Great for busy owners who are running from appointments to meetings.

2.  Social Media Software
Keeping up with social media can be a nightmare.  Consider signing up for software to automate your messages and to keep them all on one platform.  Great time savers!!

3.  Clear off your Desk
A clean and organized working environment can improve productivity!  Not only keeping your desk clean, but your computer screen clean, will help you focus and be more efficient.

4.  Get an Online Calendar
Keep all your appointments organized with an online calendar.  All you will have to do is put the link to the calendar in your email signature.  Then, everyone you come into contact with through email can sign up for that free consult you always talk about. Super convenient!!!

5.  Hire a Virtual Assistant
Not only can a virtual assistant help you with all the above tasks (to make your life easier), but she can help you with any other tedious, time-consuming tasks that you often avoid. Believe it or not, this is also a “organization” tool.

Keeping your business organized leads into your personal life more than you may realize. If you can get out of the office at a decent time each night, then you will have more family/personal time, which then creates less stress and more productivity!

 

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YOUR CHALLENGE:  Take the next 5 weeks to accomplish the above 5 tasks.  Does your business and personal life become more productive?

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079.

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Congratulations…you are now a proud business owner!!  Now, do you know how to stay alive as a newfound entrepreneur?

All new business owners eventually become stagnant…showing no activity, having no flow! Don’t let this stop you from achieving your dream as a SUCCESSFUL entrepreneur.

A business coach will dedicate their attention to YOU.  They will help you move from where you are in your business to where you want to be.  They do this by focusing on your goals.

Don’t have a clear vision?  Not sure what you’re fully capable of?  You might need someone to push you outside your comfort zone.  Yes, a business coach will do that!

Some reasons why you should consider a business coach:

1.  To help you develop long-term and short-term goals and strategies
2.  To improve your business in areas that you might have overlooked
3.  To help you grow the profit in your company
4.  To help you attract high performing team members
5.  To help you attract more new customers or have your existing customers spending more
6.  To teach you how to take a well-deserved break without worrying about the business when you’re gone.

Whatever your goals are, a business coach can help!  Consider taking that leap and consult with a business coach to find out the possibilities for your success are endless!

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YOUR CHALLENGE:  Attend 1 local business coaching workshop this year.  Then consider working with a business coach to help build your business!

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079.

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Entrepreneurial, Management, Planning

Small money ideas that can help you get your small business started!

You don’t need big bucks to start a business.  But, you do need to get the word out about your business.  And no, it doesn’t have to come with a huge cost.  Here are some small money ideas that can help you get started:

Blogging:  You can create a blog for free.  And if you’re not good at writing, then perhaps someone on your team (or a friend) can help you out.  

Website:  You can create a website for free too.  If you are not a professional coder, don’t worry.  There are many template websites you can create that look great!

Ads:  Try using Facebook or Google Ads.  They can help boost your business on a small budget.

Social Networks:  Twitter, Linkedin, and Pinterest are great for social networking.  And they’re free to use!

Photography:  Make sure to use visual images.  Try to be unique or funny!  Stand out to get noticed!

Offer a Freebie:  A free month of service will draw attention to anyone reading your ad.

Referrals:  Word of mouth from friends and family can help you get started too.

Partner Up:  You can always find another business professional that is in the same industry as you.

Business Cards:  Make them colorful and snazzy and be sure to pass them out to everyone you come in contact with.

These tips should not cost you an arm and a leg but they should help you get recognized and a give you a good start to your new business.

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YOUR CHALLENGE:  Make a list of the 9 ideas listed above.  Tackle one idea each week for the next 9 weeks.  How does it improve your new business?

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079.

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Entrepreneurial, Management, Productivity, Uncategorized

Because Entrepreneurs are extremely busy, we need to learn the art of time management. It’s not something we are all born with, but we sure can learn it.  Here are some helpful tips that may make your life a little bit easier:

  • Make out a daily schedule with all the activities that need to be done.  This way you can make the most of every hour and be more efficient throughout the day.
  • The most difficult task should be done in the morning.  That is the time you are at your best performance.  Accomplish this early and then put it behind you.
  • Organization is very important. Keep thing organized as you do them.  Don’t put them off or pile them up. This way you can go back and look them up which will save you time.
  • You can’t do everything whether you’re at the office or at home.  So you need to delegate some of these tasks to others whom you know and trust will get them done.
  • Technology is here to stay so you need to take advantage of this.  Use your smartphone to download applications or to put reminders in your calendar.  All of this is at your fingertips and easy to use.
  • Preparing for the next day should be done at night. This way you are not scrambling around or forgetting something important.
  • There are times where you’ll be somewhere other than work, and you’ll need to kill some time. Having your laptop handy will allow you to download documents or check/respond to emails.
  • Keep from getting distracted by shutting your door and telling everyone to respect your time because you need to focus on your tasks at hand.
  • Sometimes your time is demanded by others or by meetings. Ask for an agenda for the meetings. If it is not suitable for your business then politely decline the offer. This way you are not wasting your time or theirs.
  • Always keep focused on the task you are doing or at a meeting you are attending. This way you will never miss important information or overlook any details.

Remember, just changing some of the ways you manage your time can increase productivity at work (and at home)!

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YOUR CHALLENGE:  Change just one of the above items each week for a month.  How much more productive are you at work?  Relay these tips to your co-workers for even more workplace productivity.

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079.

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Appreciation, Leadership, Management, Productivity

A professional may be in their work environment just as much, or even more than they are at home.  So, as a manager, you want your employees to feel comfortable and productive in their work environment.

Open communication and getting to know your employees are strong factors for good productivity in the workplace.  Here are a few tips to ensure sound employer-employee relationships:

1.  Have a weekly meeting with your employees to discuss problems and solutions.

2.  Always welcome your employees’ feedback to encourage loyalty within the company.

3.  Support your employees and recognize their achievements to show appreciation.

4.  Take the time to know your employees personally. Ask about their personal life, their needs, and their goals.

5.  Be there for your employees and treat them the way you would want to be treated.

A supportive manager will always have employees that are more productive and who enjoy their job and work surroundings.   Good employer-employee relationships are imperative for building a positive workplace. 

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YOUR CHALLENGE:  Invite one employee in your office each day for the next week.  Ask them their goals as your employee.  Get to know them.  Then see how the work environment changes. Are your employees happier and more productive?

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079.

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Money Management

When opening a business, not only is your business important but managing your money is also important.  Getting paid and keeping the books straight can be a challenge.  You need to know bookkeeping, money management principles, bank statements, tax forms, and understanding credit.  You could hire a bookkeeper or an accountant, or simply just try this yourself.

Here’s a good place to start:

  1.  The first thing you need to do is open a commercial bank account.  Shop around for a friendly bank or credit union.
  2.  Then set an appointment to open the account.  Make sure to take all the necessary papers with you such as personal identification, business name registration papers, and business license.
  3.  If your credit is good, make sure to ask about a line of credit for the business.
  4.  Also, ask about a credit card merchant account.  There are many different ways customers will pay, so you’ll need to provide them with these options (cash, debit card, credit card, electronic cash).

Remember, there are fees:

  1.    Account fees
  2.    Transaction fees
  3.    Equipment rental fees
  4.    Merchant fees

If customers pay in cash, you’ll need to give them a receipt so you have some sort of paper trail.  If they pay by check, make sure the date is correct and the written amount is the same as the numerical amount.  Always get their driver’s license number and put that on the back of the check.  Accepting credit cards are also good for the business. This can increase your business by 50 percent.  Accepting credit card payments online, over the telephone, by mail or in person will come with a fee…but this is profitable for the business.

Payment Options:

  1.  Some businesses require advance payments, especially if the business is a service business.
  2.  Another payment option is a progress payment (arranging payments due at various stages of the project).
  3.  Another option is extending credit, if you deliver a service that is billed monthly.

All of these start-up tips for managing money for your business should be helpful and provide you with different options for a successful business.

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YOUR CHALLENGE:  How good are you at managing money?  For one week keep a record of where your money is being spent.  How is it impacting your business?

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079.

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Entrepreneurial, Leadership, Teamwork

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You recently started your own business but seem to be struggling with your newfound leadership role.  Becoming a great leader doesn’t come from just dreaming, it also comes from doing!  Have faith in yourself.  Believe in yourself so your new business can succeed. And it will!

11 Leadership Tips:

  1. Hire people that are honest and see the same vision for your product/service as you see in your product/service.
  2. Make a list of values and beliefs and share them with your employees.
  3. It is important to delegate tasks to employees.  This shows them that you trust them and know they will get the job done.
  4. Never ask an employee to do a task that you would not do.
  5. Show your employees that you are willing to do and work with them no matter what it takes to finish the task.  This shows trust and equality in each other.
  6. Always have good communication with your employees. Have frequent meetings or make your office an open door policy for discussion.
  7. Allow short breaks from tasks and joke around to break any tension or stress.
  8. Talk to your employees on a personal level.  Become more than a boss…become a friend.
  9. If you say you are going to do something, make sure to follow through to show your employees honesty.
  10. If mistakes are made, then let your employees know that we are all human and this can be corrected.
  11. Show your employees you have confidence in them and let them know as a team your business will be productive and will stay on the right track for success.

Remember your employees are a reflection of you and your business!

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YOUR CHALLENGE:  Which one of these 11 tips do you need to work on?  Are there more than one?  Work on one of these leadership skills each week!  See how far they will take your business.

If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079.

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