March 12th, 2014
Over the years I've developed these 3 keys to building and
keeping a solid, impeccable reputation. Whether you are dealing
with a customer, a client, a supplier, your neighbor, your wife,
or your kids, these 3 simple, though not always easy, keys will
always serve you well.
1. Be open and honest. Whenever you communicate with anyone, you
make the underlying assumption that what you say will be
believed. It's fundamental that for real communication to occur,
the listener has to believe what the ...Read the rest of this entry »
March 11th, 2014
If you have seen all the advertisements regarding refinancing
your house you may be wondering if refinancing can actually save
you money. The answer is yes! Interest rates are at the lowest
levels in decades and there has never been a better time to
refinance your home. Before choosing a lender to refinance your
current mortgage, consider a few key factors and analyze your
options. Your current interest rate, the length of time you plan
to stay in your home, your credit rating, and the value of ...Read the rest of this entry »
March 10th, 2014
Are you aware of the single ** most powerful ** asset in your
business? Is it money? Is it employees? Is it your credentials
or intellectual knowledge? Is it your products or services?
No, actually, it is none of these. Your single most important
business asset is your MIND ... more specifically, your mindset.
Your business only grows as quickly as you, your mind and your
thinking do. If you want to create a $1,000,000+ business, you
must think like a $1,000,000+ business owner. You must in ...Read the rest of this entry »
March 9th, 2014
Building Relationships....Priceless! Copyright 2002 Livvie
There are many things you can and will do along the way to
building your business, but few things will have the impact on
your business as that of building your relationships.
Some think because you don't "see" your viewers - customers, you
don't have to "interact". In fact most of your business is
conducted using web sites, e-mail and autoresponders. Nothing
could be further from the truth.
Web sites, e-mail and ...Read the rest of this entry »
March 8th, 2014
When you bought your home, you offered less than you were
willing to pay, right? That's the most common negotiation
technique. For experienced investors, however, that's just one
little secret among the many more powerful ones. What else can
How To Make An Offer
1. Offer an odd amount, like $161,793. This gives the
impression that you know something the seller doesn't. They may
think you have a good reason for that particular price.
2. Play dumb. Ask questions, talk slow, ask for ...Read the rest of this entry »
March 7th, 2014
Jay Conrad Levinson, in his books Guerrilla Marketing Weapons
and Guerrilla Marketing Attack, points out that there are easily
hundreds, if not thousands, of tools/methods you can use in your
marketing. He points out that your competition is probably only
using a few. He also emphasizes that if you just use a few more
- effectively - you will dominate your industry.
Jay Abraham gives the diving board versus the Parthenon analogy.
In the analogy, each method a business uses to obtain ...Read the rest of this entry »
March 6th, 2014
The art of leadership is best learned by doing and by observing
real-life situations. These ten creative excursions will provide
you and your team with practical insights essential for success
both today and the future.
1. A Day Trip to The Sharper Image
The Sharper Image is a specialty retailer that is nationally and
internationally renowned as a leading source of new, innovative,
high-quality products that make life better and more enjoyable.
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Richard Thalheimer ...Read the rest of this entry »
March 5th, 2014
Hard as you may find it to believe, there are actually very good
reasons why the current world-wide collapse in house prices is
probably beneficial to your own personal financial health.
First, let's take a look at some history, so we are all singing
from the same songbook. The current house price boom has been
happening for some time now, and over the last 6 years or so, in
most parts of the world the cost of houses has skyrocketed. Some
countries, such as the UK, have seen a trebling in the ...Read the rest of this entry »
March 4th, 2014
' Overall average property value for April was £208,854 ' The
average value of a property for a First Time Buyer (FTB) was
£194,961 ' Users looking to re-mortgage valued their property at
an average of £251,919
There was more evidence of a market-bucking trend for property
owners in the higher rate tax bracket* from the latest Moneynet
(http://www.moneynet.co.uk) house price data survey.
House prices showed a slight increase last month (April) for
Moneynet-user homeowners. Values edged up ...Read the rest of this entry »
March 3rd, 2014
Building Consensus in a Family Business
Family Business Expert suggests... First, build a strategic plan
for the family
One of the most difficult problems confronting family businesses
is building a consensus about how the business should be
operated, now and into the future. In a non family business, the
answer is rather simple and obvious: Develop and implement a
In a family business, the process is dramatically more
complicated and filled with situations that can devastate ...Read the rest of this entry »