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3 Things You Need to Focus on when Motivating Your Team

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The beginning of the year is full of new resolutions and goal setting, but is the start of a new year really the time to be thinking about goal setting? Picture this, you attend an amazing motivational and inspirational conference, and at the end, you’re full of inspiration and drive to set out changing the world. This excitement and push last about a few days to a few weeks; maybe you’ve started...

Why Stories Matter

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There is nothing more important than storytelling when promoting your brand. It isn’t a new concept, but one that is frequently not utilized well enough to grab the attention of the audience and because of this, I often find businesses are missing out on the chance to engage prospects and convert them into customers. But why do stories matter so much? 1. They Create A Personal Connection Talking...

6 Secrets & Lessons to Building Your Own Brand

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“I want to, but…” is probably the single most frequently used comment I hear when I speak to friends, family, and crowds when it comes to starting something new. Whether it’s about starting a new business, going on a diet, planning an evening, or writing a blog, everyone seems to have an excuse for why they shouldn’t do it. We’re all smart people, so let’s...

Find Your Motivational Tactic

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Motivation is critical if you want to be successful in business. However, it isn’t just about your motivation, it’s about influencing those in your team so they are motivated to achieve alongside you. Motivating your team, even to do menial tasks, can improve your whole business, lower costs and open up new opportunities for you that you haven’t realised before. But how can you find that...

What Are Weekends?

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Business owners, especially when they are running a very young company, tend to work whenever they can. For some, this is seen as a vital component of a successful entrepreneur. One of the most common times that owners tend to miss is weekends, as they work their way through them to get ahead for the week. I tend to use Saturday and Sunday as focus days because those days I typically have least...

Finding Rockstars For Your Organization

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There are many things a business can’t live without. One of them is a strong team. Hiring the right people for your business is important. If you get your recruitment strategy right you can reduce costs, increase capacity and ensure that work is completed with your business’ unique branding in mind. One of the best ways that costs can be reduced is by hiring the rockstar employees that will stay...

5 Things They Don’t Tell you About Becoming an Entrepreneur

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Being an entrepreneur isn’t an easy ride and whatever people have told you about starting your own business – they’re sure to have missed something out. If you want to be successful within business you have to take the rough with the smooth and know where to place your valuable, but limited, resources. To do this, you should know a few things about being an entrepreneur. Here’s what...

10 Tips On Creating And Delivering Powerful Presentations

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A good presentation is more than just a speech. Steve Jobs was arguably one of the best presenters who ever graced the stage. His presentations were highly inspiring and every one of his speeches received a standing ovation from his audience. The secret behind his success was a series of steps he routinely followed. Here are those 10 steps that have also helped my performance in my presentations...

2015 Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Marketing & Communications Leadership Award

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Thank you to Vivek, president of EO Punjab for capturing this moment. Feel honored to be recognized at the Global Leadership Conference among 1200+ EO Leaders. #EONation #All-in. Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 About Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) EO is the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs. EO helps leading entrepreneurs learn and grow through peer-to-peer learning, once...

Relentless Preparations

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I was on vacation in New York City when I received a phone call from one of my business partners. “J, our servers are down.” My heart dropped. How could it be that during the one weekend I decided to take a short vacation, shit happened? I immediately called iWeb and filed a ticket. As the iWeb team examined the issue we started getting phone calls and emails from our clients. Three hours later...

Communication Shortcuts Kill Relationships

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Let me share a little story… A client had sent me a very unhappy e-mail. I spent the next three to four hours drafting up what I thought was a very constructive, political and positive response. A few hours later, I got another unhappy e-mail. This went on for about 3 more e-mails. Sound familiar? I was confused by the tone of my client’s e-mail and I decided to pick up the phone and just...

7 Habits To Help Manage Your Network

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She left me. No warning. Not even a goodbye. Poof! Gone. She had always bragged about how great I was to everyone she knew. Lots of referrals too. She was a client of mine, and one day, she decided to take her business elsewhere. No matter how great our work is, relationships fuel the very foundation of business. I recognized the importance of developing good business relationships early on in my...

I’ve Been Breathing Wrong All My Life

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Sometimes simple things make a big difference. About 3 months ago, I injured my right shoulder. It wasn’t a major injury, but it was bad enough to stop me from playing golf and doing other physical things I enjoy. Like most people with this type of injury, I turned to the medical community for help (from massage therapists to chiropractors). I even tried acupuncture for the first time. I...

3 Simple Questions That Changed My Life

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We rush around trying to get things done—meet a deadline, finalize a deal, or respond to an email. We go from day to day rushing around like little automatons. After awhile, this becomes our lives. We get into our daily routine and before you know it the day is gone. This happens day after day and we often forget to stop and reflect. Losing the ability to reflect on things prevents us from...

My Guide to Hiring an Assistant

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Ever said, “I don’t have time” or “I’m too busy” to doing something you’d really like to do If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’ve probably said these phrases hundreds of times. I know I have and still do. I don’t say those phrases nearly as much as I once did now that I’ve hired a virtual assistant. She manages my calendar, travel plans, e-mails, researches, and does a few technical tasks...

My 3-Step Approach To Getting Things Done

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Like yourself, I have a full plate. I manage a growing business, promote my company, serve as a director on several organizations, write a monthly life blog, give back to my community, and research new business opportunities. Yet I still have time to play golf twice a week and spend most of the weekend with my wife, baby, family and friends. So how do I manage my time and workflow to get the time...