It’s about how you react and how you adapt. Things change. Life is not stable. You will have to deal with it and probably things will even feel better after you have thrown yourself into the new situations. This week’s focus: Let’s learn how to handle this one situation we know we should handle but haven’t done it yet. We can do it! Happy Monday everybody!
You are the creator of your life! Not just a manager! You can take action and create the life you want, you desire. Have you ever allowed yourself to dream and create a life you desperately would love to live? This week’s focus: let’s figure out what we truly want and find ways on how to realise our dreams. We have just one life. One shot. And no one knows how much time we have left to create the life we really want living. Happy Monday everybody!
Watch your thoughts and how you talk to yourself. Remember, you are your longest commitment, treat yourself good. Happy Monday everybody!
- Success is your duty, your obligation AND your responsibility
- Success is NEVER an OPTION! NEVER EVER!
- There is no shortage of success
- You want to cause things, you want to have an internal locus of control. You do NOT want things happen to you. Things happen because of you! You are not an victim of your circumstances. Take on full responsibility for your life, your decisions, your actions and the consequences
- Middle-class and average thinking is NOT desirable you’d rather want to aim BIG, really Big! Unreasonable BIG!
- Most people never operate on the biggest level of action
- Obscurity is your biggest enemy. You do not want to compete. You want to dominate (the market, your industry)
- People will call you obsessed, unreasonable, maniac – this is your goal
- Embrace your Haters
- Embrace criticism – your goal is to take massive action and to fight obscurity. Criticism is attention
- NEVER contract, rather expand even more! Massively
- Customer satisfaction must never be the most important goal for any organisation
- Make your customers to fans and don’t stop
- Study successful people and do what they do
- Set massive goals, plan your day and have your goals ALWAYS in mind
- Forget all your excuses
- Reduce the time between having an idea or making a decision and ACTION! Do it immediately, massively
And remember, whatever you do – multiply it by 10!
This weeks focus is on quality over quantity. Deliver great results and great value – you’ll be paid off. Happy Monday everybody!
We all know the “cinderella” stories of college dropouts who became billionaires and super successful entrepreneurs – yes, might have happened. But I don’t buy too much into these stories. I believe former education is important, I believe learning is important and I believe learning doesn’t stop after school. Ideally it will never stop. There is this saying – formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
We spend roughly 8-10 years at school, some of us spend 3 years at University to get an undergrad degree, further 1-2 years to get a Master’s and some even a couple of more years to do a PhD.
By the time we enter the workplace we have to completely restart and start learning again. This time the stuff we really need for the workplace. Whatever we learnt in school or University will only get us that far. We will be compared with people who have worked in the job, the industry, the company longer and got therefore more on-the-job experience.
I am wondering isn’t it finally time to revolutionise, to disrupt formal education? Rather learning how to interpret a poem, how to tell people in english and french what’s in my pencil case or what someone’s pet is named shouldn’t our formal education help us better
- how to set goals and how to achieve them
- how to believe in ourselves
- how to be grateful
- how to be mindful
- how to push our boundaries
- how to create a brand
- how to deal with money and how to make a tax refund
- to learn cross-cultural competence
- to embrace change, curiosity and challenges
- why self education is essential and we must never stop learning
Which things are you missing?
Yes, this months it’s a lot Grant Cardone related stuff, however, I am currently consuming all the Audiobooks and some Videos – this is why.
My key take aways from “If you’re not first, you’re last”:
- Play to win. Competition is for Sissy’s, you want to dominate your market
- Obscurity is your biggest enemy – make sure you stick
- Your second biggest enemy is white space on your calendar
- There are no bad times to make business – go, build value and rock economic contractions
- Don’t take the economy as an excuse
- Money finds perceptions of value – not the lowest price. Decreasing your price is not the answer. The price is a myth. Increase the value and show the prospect, how you solve a problem
- Value your power houses, go the extra mile, value your existing and future customers
- Counter intuitive behaviour to cut edge
- Taking massive action is what you want – and need
- Think outside the box – who has set the rules anyways?
- Customer Satisfaction is not the primary goal! Dominate, generate new customers and wow your customers is your goal! Earn the business
- Sales people are made, not born. Learn to sell and keep your pipeline up. In fact, teach and invest in the sales skills of your workforce. Everyone needs to know how to pitch your business and how to sell.
- Having trouble selling a first product with a budget? Ask for the second sales as well! Advance and conquer, cross-sell
- Value add proposition – know your USP
- Always stay hungry! Everything healthy grows
Being myself a sales professional I can say there is a lot to take away from this book re getting the right mindset and also taking action by getting hands-on best practice advice. But this book is also essential for every employee who cares about job security – it’s a great way to develop an intrapreneurial mindset and become a super valuable asset for every employer.
For every business owner and manager this book is a must! Essential survival guide for succeeding in tough times and slow markets.
You can’t influence all events but you can influence and manage the way you react to events. It’s your perception whether you think something is fun, challenging, scary, boring etc.
This week’s focus: Try to replace the word PROBLEM with challenge or situation. Instead of ‘Oh no, we have a huge problem’ try ‘we have an interesting situation, let’s take on the challenge’. Happy Monday everybody!
Do you consider yourself a sales person? No? Then you need to check out this short Audiobook – everyone is selling ALL THE TIME! Always. Relationships are selling yourself to someone, being an entrepreneur means selling your products. We are selling ourself all the time to everybody in every interaction.
For all the sales people out there who know sales and am professional this book probably won’t bring to many new insights but it’s a nice refresher – and it’s short, so no huge time investment. Nice read for a commute and a bit of a motivational kick to all sales heroes out there.
Thumbs up, Grant Cardone.
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