It’s Time . . .
As the year ends, I am sure there were many times throughout your year where you were interrupted so many times, you wonder why you were not productive and that you got nothing, nada done!
This happens to me, you and everyone if you allow it too.
Did you know, on average, for every single interruption you have while on a task, it takes you an average of 15 minutes to get back to the point where you were.
I call these Time Vampires . . .
Imagine, every time you Continue reading
I have a question for you.
Is stubbornness costing you a fortune?
I am the first person to admit how pig headed I am.
If you don’t have persistence, competitiveness and downright pig-headed determination tattooed permanently to your forehead, you will never make it in your own business.
Thin skinned and worried about what people think of you?
Then get a job.
Harsh but true!
Entrepreneurship is only for those who can handle criticism from others. I can’t tell you how many times in the past 8 years in business I have heard negative crap from those in my circle of friends, and from those on my ezines.
At first, it definitely hurt. I would take it personally … and it would hurt!
Now, it’s like water off a ducks back.
Over time, I realized those who bitched the loudest and criticized those who Continue reading
You know by now sex sells however when you use it in the wrong context, your sales message and marketing will fail.
When it comes to headlines, you need to find the right appeal,when you want to be successful in advertising and marketing.
When Troy White and I were deep in the Rocky Mountains a few weeks ago, running around in our Austin Power’s outfits, discussing various strategies, the ones which will give you the most entrepreneur mojo . . . there was ONE clear winner. Continue reading
G’Day my Entrepreneurial Friend,
You may be familiar with a little black book full of details of the opposite sex, however are you aware of the mysterious black linen envelope for entrepreneurs and how it can impact you?
I doubt it . . . however I will reveal full details of the black linen envelope shortly.
Firstly, I want to tell you a story.
Just over 1 week ago, I went to stay with my mate, Troy White and his family for what started as a couple of days and ended up being 1 week. Troy and I provide similar types of services to our own customers however we have vastly different styles. Styles . . . when combined provide more marketing mojo than you could ever imagine. Continue reading
Marketing Lesson 2 which follows on from the entry: “Bikini Models, 2 Left Feet and My Banana Hammock.
When the bikini show was over, Carla and I decided to meet at a bar a minutes walk from each others apartments. She had to duck home first, so I finished my beer then left the club and waited for a taxi.
I got in the taxi and gave the driver my address. He proceeded to the next corner, turns right and driving like a typical kamikaze taxi driver, plants the foot on the gas pedal.
I was looking out of my window, when he turned to me said – “where’s the light, I can’t see a green light?”
Now, I had a few beers in my belly when I realized the wanker was driving up a one way street at 40 miles an hour and we were seconds from having a major head on collision with an oncoming car. Continue reading
Many years ago, when my youngest son was three years old, I used to think he’d ‘been here’ before in another life, because he was 3 going on 30! In fact his negotiation skills would will rival the one and only Donald Trump!
You may be wondering what a 3 year old has to do with marketing – a fair question.
What I can tell you is this . . . if you acted more like a 3 year old when it comes to applying marketing & negotiation skills in your own business . . . you’d have a more profitable business with exceptional cash flow to boot!
Why? Continue reading