The Top 10 Signs of a Sure Loser!.....or How to weed out your worst enemies within! Written by Wild Bill Montgomery
This article is actually a part of what I call my "Hot Sheet". Let me Explain. Whenever I am doing a consulting contract offline you will "always" (and I do mean always) find me with a clipboard in my hand when I am on-site. I am forever taking notes about every little thing. When I sit down at night, I recompile my notes into a viable and legible outline. As I am taking my notes I start categorizing "Loser List" and "Winner's Circle". These are nothing more my "Pros" and "Cons" lists, but I learned sometime ago to name them for my clients, it gives them a little more incentive to work for Loser List than "con" list and same for Winner/Pro list. Letís get into list. If you apply this list to your company and find these pros or cons and work (the pros) and against (the cons) I promise you will see improvement in your overall company operation and output. It can't be helped. I have been doing this for awhile offline for small and home based companies and it works very well for them. Get to Work! 1. Genetic Fallbacks: I list this one first because it's worst. Why? It's one that can't be fixed. Short of putting someone else in charge. The problem however is that shortsighted individual for whatever reason they suffer in this lack of sufficient IQ, 9 times out of 10, they do not, or simply (out of stupid pride) refuse to realize fact. 2. Do What You Love: As I said, I Consult Small/Home Businesses. As many of you already know, hours you put in are "killer". If you are planning on going into business for yourself, you better love, and I do mean "L.O.V.E." what you do! Anything less is a catastrophe waiting to happen. The long hours, weekends in office, lost vacations, headaches, family & spousal complaints, financial woes...taxes, bookeepers.....should I go on? 3. You've Got To Have Self-Discipline: One of my Business Professors once said, "The toughest employee you'll ever hire will be yourself". If that ain't true I don't know what is! If you can control your desires and wants and maintain a discipline to work and keep to a schedule a can accomplish anything you set out to do! You are hardest job you'll ever take on my friend! 4. Don't Procrastinate: Here is one that I see more often than not in every level of a company from 1 person home businesses to major corporations. Yes, it's old, "Let's put off today, what we can do tomorrow, syndrome". This one seemingly harmless little act can lead to a "domino" of problems down road. The worst part about procrastinators it is a sickness like alcoholism. People are aware of problems they are or can be creating by procrastinating, but yet they still do it. 5. The 3 Basic Fears: People have many phobias, but when it comes to their businesses, they can usually be categorized into one of these 3 columns. A. Fear of Poverty People are afraid of taking chances and losing their business, thus ending up in squalor (more on this below). B. Fear of Criticism People fear making decisions based on what other will say about those decisions. Right, Wrong...Who is to say? C. Fear of Death Since beginning of recorded time man has pondered this fear. So, it is only natural that it carries over into business world as a power to be reckoned with. Fear of death is something we live with daily. Whether it's our death, death of a friend or death of a family member or an associate. It could be death of a deal or death of our business. Death is universal and uncontrollable in any form.
How to Succeed -- on Internet or Elsewhere!Written by Nach Maravilla
Success stories and success books are all over. If you read business magazines, browse through some classified ads or read emails from internet marketers, there is a deluge of stories of people getting rich on Internet. Some of these "fortunate" ones even start counseling millions of individuals, guiding them to attain success -- mostly for a fee, of course. Surely, most people want to succeed. Who does not like to be comfortable? If given a chance, who would not prefer to live in an attractive home, eat appetizing meals, buy a car, take a trip around world, own a home-theater stereo set, and have whatever your heart desires? Okay, then, if everybody wants to succeed, why is it that not everybody can make it? Here are some principles to attain success, both on and off Internet: 1. Have desire to win! If you donít have desire to win, you will leave a lot of things to chance. In sports, gold medals goes to competitors whose only motive in competing is to win. They give it everything theyíve got. They compete to last drop of their blood. If you don't want to win, if you are not willing to try, then just forget whole thing. Same with Internet business. To be a winner, you have to have will to win. But in order to win, you first have to enter competition. 2. Think success. Always think of yourself achieving what you want. Your traffic at moment may be slow, but persevere and believe that day will come when you need to increase your bandwidth due to overwhelming traffic of your web site. Never start by giving up. Remember Bugsy? 3. Know what people want. Ask yourself what you can provide that someone wants, that millions of people want. Ask yourself what is current need or objective or personal ambition of person who logs on to your website. Engage your customers to your website, by giving them what they need. 4. Develop an idea that fits. Shape your offering to what people want. It doesn't have to