How To Gain More Freedom In Your Business

There are so many occasions when the business we work so hard to create winds up growing into a chain around our neck. We get caught up in the tide of micromanaging things to ensure all is well and that it continues in the intended positive direction. It is not at all uncommon for the […]

Five Emotions That Drive Customer Loyalty

Customer loyalty is an important aspect of your business. Customer loyalty helps you retain customers and keeps them from buying your competitor’s products or using your competitor’s services. However, many businesses are not sure just how to drive customer loyalty. Believe it or not, emotions play a huge role in this. Here are five emotions […]

7 Habits of Successful Business Owners

When you really stop to think about it, business is nothing more than a set of habits and systems. If you’ve got the magic formula of the right systems and the right habits, you will have a successful business. If not, well, then you are in for a world of trouble. As I am always […]

Why Write A Sales Plan?

As a business owner, you probably already have a business plan, marketing plan, and, hopefully, a One-Page Plan. So you may be wondering: why would I need another plan just for sales? A sales plan summarizes an individual sales campaign or effort and is not the same thing as a marketing plan, which is more […]

Excuses Are Like Armpits

Excuses are like armpits. If you don’t do something about them, they’re gonna stink! Back in 1994, I had been in business for 3 1/2 years and had no success. I was involved with a network marketing company. I had a mentor, but I wasn’t paying the guy a single dime, which meant I wasn’t […]

Own Your Morning!

Today we are discussing a common problem that many business owners are experiencing. They tell me, “John, I’m maxed out, man; how do I plow through all this stuff?” You know what? I totally relate to this problem. I hired my own coach back in May of 2015. One of the things I’ve learned from […]

4 Ways to Build Trust in Your Business

In business, all of us have goals. We are all working to achieve greater growth, impact, fulfillment, freedom, etc. But often, our plans (if we even make them) are not customized to help us achieve these goals. In fact, they are often counter-productive because they’re based on generic templates which were made to achieve other […]

Power Networking Tips

Everyone has a network that they influence. This makes them a person of influence (POI). But not everyone is a good POI for you. A good POI for you is someone with a high percentage of your target market inside their network. You and three other POIs can create a power network. How Do You […]

Developing A Champion Mindset

Back in April of 1987, I was living in an abandoned trailer behind a house on the corner of 40th Ave and East 14th St in Oakland, California. For those of you that are not familiar with the geography, Oakland, California, was not a safe or nice place to live.  I was basically homeless. You […]

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