Entrepreneurial Tidbits

This past week I have been doing some intense reflection and stepping back from the day-to-day operations of the business to consider some of the following points. These little entrepreneurial tidbits have been ruminating in my head. I hope you enjoy these:

  • Are the things you are thinking about, acting on and planning for things that have to do with your leaving a legacy and making a mark, or are they just urgent distractions?
  • Your 20, 30, 40-year and lifetime vision and end game should be broken down into daily, weekly, and monthly manageable action steps to get there.
  • When a potential customer calls your business for your product or service, they are saying,  “Hey, I have some money I want to give you.” Call them back fast–faster than you do anything else. Serve them well–better than you serve anyone else. Do this 100% of the time, and you will make money. Continue to do this over and over, and you will make lots of money. It really is that simple!
  • Make customers want to buy from you by telling them all the great things about you. There is no need to throw competition under the bus in order to tell the truth about yourself. In fact, intelligent people know that if you knock your competitor, you have run out of great things to say about yourself. I just closed a big job today because my competitor knocked me big-time. Thanks for the money, buddy!!
  • Your raise is effective when you are!