3 Ways To Increase Your Confidence

I believe that one of the most under-appreciated business skills is Confidence.

When you are confident you present better, lead better and make better decisions.

Confidence matters.

That’s why it’s so important that you focus on maintaining high levels of confidence, each and every day.

In today’s video blog, I show you 3 powerful techniques to keeping your confidence high, no matter what happens to you in business.

If you do these three things daily, you will truly believe in yourself and operate much more confidently – no matter how tough things get.

(Potential clients will be much more attracted to working with you as well.)

Remember, there has never been a great business leader that was low on confidence.

It’s imperative that you work on developing your confidence so that you act powerfully, decisively and effectively, running your company.

This video shows you how.

The Two Word Solution To Grow Your Business Faster

I coach a lot of entrepreneurs on how to grow their revenue quickly.

We mentor business owners from a huge variety of industries.

But strangely, the ones that aren’t doing well almost always have the same problem.

I’ve come to believe that there is one reason, above all others, that is responsible for slow growth in business.

It takes bravery to fix it, but once you’ve made the decision you can see an extremely rapid increase in your company’s revenue.

This business building strategy can be summed up in just two words.

Ask more.

Make asking people for money the central activity you do each week, and you will soon be making a lot more revenue.

Ask all your old clients to buy from you again.

Ask all your old leads to re-consider working with you.

Ask all your current clients to buy something else from you – even if you have to brainstorm what that could be.

And if you are sitting around your office angry at how slow your company is growing, get on the phone, call up potential clients, and ask them for a meeting.

Consistent asking for business changes everything. Fast.

But so many entrepreneurs are too scared to do it.

They want to sit back and wait for the clients to come to them.

If you do that, your company’s growth will always be capped – it will be a fraction of what it could be.

You have to get out there and ask, ask, ask.

Consistently. Creatively, Compellingly.

The simple fact is, two words will solve almost all entrepreneur’s growth problems.

Ask more.

Can Exercise Grow Your Company’s Revenue?

I know that you are constantly looking for new ways to grow your company.

But here’s one area you may not have looked at:

Exercising.

In this quick video I show you exactly why exercise directly leads to an increase in income.

If you’re serious about building your business, you cannot ignore the correlation between fitness and business excellence.

I explain how it all works in this video.

Harvard Research: What Makes A Successful CEO

I am constantly researching high performance strategies for entrepreneurs and CEOs.

And recently I read about an extraordinary Harvard study on what it takes to be an elite CEO.

In this study the research team at Harvard looked at which U.S companies performed best over the last 10 years.

Then they looked at whether they were any common personality traits.

Here’s a quick video I did that summarizes their findings.

It’s pretty amazing stuff. Basically, the Harvard researchers found that there was one single character trait that ALL the top performing CEO’s in North America had.

Do you have this trait?

Watch my video and you can see for yourself.

Success in business is no accident. The more you develop this characteristic in yourself the faster your company will grow and the more money you’ll make.

 

The Mindset Of A Top Entrepreneur

Great entrepreneurs don’t just show up to work.

They take the time to get their mind right first.

It’s vital to realize that your state of mind each day plays a huge part on how well you perform, how much you get done, and how big your company grows.

In my experience coaching literally hundreds of entrepreneurs, the very best ones have these 3 mindsets.

They Have High Standards.

Intelligence is not enough to succeed in business. Nor is effort. You need to set much higher standards for yourself than others do.

The single fastest way you can change your life is to take a few minutes to conceive a different and higher set of standards for how you will behave from now on.

What will you no longer accept? From you, your partners, your team and your suppliers?

Get clear on those higher standards and insist that others in your orbit stick to them.

I guarantee you, your results will change within 24 hours when you do this.

They Focus On The Precious Few.

It’s fascinating to watch mediocre performers work. They are often very hard workers, but they focus large amounts of time on things that don’t really matter that much.

One of the greatest myths about highly successful people is that they get super human amounts of work done. 

The reality is that often they do not, but they get more of the precious few tasks that actually matter done – they phone the right person, make the right decision, move the right goal forward. 

They may not work longer hours (indeed they regularly work shorter hours) but they are very careful to spend their time doing the things that will really move their business (and their life) forward.

They Remain Optimistic Under Pressure.

Anyone can be an optimist when work is going well. The best performers are able to maintain their enthusiasm and hope even when everyone around them has given up, or is expecting failure.

They do this by:

  1. Looking relentlessly for solutions and new steps forward.
  2. Disciplining themselves to focus their mind on their desired vision, rather than their immediate circumstances

There is a lot of wisdom in those last two points. I urge you to take a moment to really think about them, and whether you are using them enough in your own life.

If you can establish and stick to very high standards, focus on the precious few activities that really matter and train yourself to remain optimistic even when under pressure, I can unreservedly tell you this:

You will live a life of extraordinary success.

The Ridiculously Simple 5 Step System To Grow Your Company

Are you finding growing your business difficult?

Here’s  a crazy simple formula for making it happen:

  1. Reach out to people who might be interested in your company, and tell them you exist
  2. Build an email list of the people who showed interest in what your company does.
  3. Email them weekly helpful tips centered around what you do.
  4. Reach out to them every month or two with ways they can do business with you.
  5. Repeat.

Does that sound too simple?

Well here’s the reality.

 

90% of business owners don’t do Number One – reach out often to potential buyers

90% don’t consistently grow their email list.

90% don’t email that list useful tips and strategies weekly – to build rapport and trust and awareness.

90% don’t regularly reach out and ask them to buy stuff.

And 90% of the people who start doing this, don’t do it repeatedly.

And THAT is primarily why most businesses fail.

So try this method for 6 months. And watch what happens.

Facebook’s Recent Changes – Does Social Media Marketing Still Work?

You’ve probably seen the new Facebook changes that Mark Zuckerberg announced a few weeks ago.

He made a huge shift, making it much harder for your company’s social media posts to be seen.

( And he also reduced the amount of corporate ads that can be viewed, right across Facebook).

Many people are saying that these changes make putting up commercial posts on Facebook ineffective.

But in this short video  I explain how you can still make your social post work.

I also explain why we need to focus on email marketing more than ever, to combat these dramatic Facebook changes.

This is an important video that anyone trying to get sales via Facebook posts should watch.

Here’s the video.

Want To Make More Money In Your Business? Stop Doing These Tasks

Entrepreneurs are always complaining they don’t have enough time.

Yet they spend much of their week doing low level, non money producing tasks.

Mailing letters, handling trivial details, dealing with low level suppliers etc.

Pretty soon they have no time for the things that count:

Reaching out to prospective clients. Finessing new business marketing systems. Increasing how much current clients spend with you.

You may think you’re saving money doing the low level tasks yourself, but it is actually costing you a fortune.

 

The best solution is to hire an assistant for a few days a week.

They can be virtual (Find them on Freelancer.com, Fiverr or Upwork).

Or they can physically be in your office. Either works well.

Once you hire them you’ll find a very interesting thing will happen.

You’ll start brainstorming ways they can help you save time, just to fill up their time.

Within a month you will have unlocked enormous amounts of time that you can use to really build your business.

You could quite easily triple the amount of time you spend each week on revenue increasing activities.

Your workload will be simpler. Clearer. More manageable.

With a good assistant, you’ll feel much more in control. Much calmer too.

Your profits will rise. And your stress levels will fall.

Give it a shot.

Money loves speed. Are you working fast enough?

If you’re having trouble growing your business, take a look at your timelines.

Sometimes entrepreneurs give themselves far too long to get things done.

(Just because you have the time available doesn’t mean you should use it)

Try this exercise for one week:

With each major task you have to do, estimate how long it will take. Then give yourself a deadline of half that time.

Constantly exert pressure on yourself to hit that deadline, however unlikely it may seem to you that you can do it.

Two things will happen.

Either you’ll surprise yourself and get it done in half the time.

Or you’ll fail to do it, but have achieved far more than you would have had you not pushed yourself.

Either one is a big win.

There’s another strong advantage to trying to do things in half the time. One rarely appreciated.

Moving fast improves your mood. It’s exciting to get momentum, to see things getting done quickly.

As Tony Robbins concluded after 20 years of research, ‘Progress equals happiness’.

Money loves speed.

And once you get used to it, you will too.

Feeling Overwhelmed Running Your Company? This Will Help.

Let’s be honest, it can be pretty tough running a company.

Staff issues, client problems, revenue drying up – it just keeps on coming.

If you’re feeling a little down about your business, I’ve got a technique that can really help you.

It will get you clearer and calmer about what you should do next in your business.

You’ll worry less, and achieve a lot more.

I’ve done a 3 minute video to explain the technique.

Running a business is never easy. But this technique will greatly reduce your stress and get you working much more effectively.