Monthly Archives: August 2012

Is Your Business Stagnant? Turn it around…

Is your business stuck in a rut? You’re trying to get new clients, more products created but nothing seems to be working and it all feels stagnant. Then you may need a change of perspective. As it says in “Three Feet From Gold” by Sharon L. Lechter and Greg S. Reid:

“If you want something to change, then change the way you look at it.”

It’s like when we talk to a friend about a situation and they have different takes on it and so can give you different advice. We get so used to thinking the same way about things, that it seems there is no other way of looking at it.

Architecturally Magnificent or an Eye Sore!? What’s Your Perspective?

So if you’re trying the same marketing strategies or ways of meeting new clients and it’s not working, take a step back and see if you can do it differently, tweak it in some way, etc. Speak to other business owners, people who know about these things and get some advice. There may be another way to market and you just need someone to tell you about it.

Don’t lose heart if you’re business feels stuck. Just change your perspective and give it an injection of some new ideas and methods.

How You Can Be an Olympian

Sometimes to succeed in business, we don’t need great business ability or skills, we just need persistence! There’s a great story that Harrison Ford became successful because he decided to stick around and wait for the others around him to give up!

We think that we should have a successful business in a few months, a year, etc when in reality it can take years to create such a business. The Olympics in London have just finished yet the athletes are already thinking about Rio in 2016! They know it’s years away yet they’ll still be out there day after day, in all weathers training for that one day. Their mindset is one of persistence and endurance. Even on the day itself they don’t know whether or not they’ll get a medal, but they keep training because of the vision and goal they have to succeed.

It’s the same with your business. You started it for a reason, and hopefully you have a vision of how it will look when it’s successful. OK, you don’t have a specific day when it’ll be successful but keep the flame of that vision alive when things get tough. Create the mindset of persistence – you will keep going and take the actions needed to become successful.

The thing is, why not spend the next 5 years creating a successful business as opposed to giving up now because things aren’t going to plan. What are you going to do for the next 5 years after you’ve given up – go back to what you were doing. Then you know that there’s no way you’ll succeed. Wouldn’t it be better to keep on trying? You will get somewhere with persistence, it may take a while, but isn’t that better than just giving up?

Be Financially Secure in your Retirement

Are you heading towards retirement? Have you got the financial security that you want in your pension? In this day and age, with the economy fluctuations and stocks and shares/currencies faltering, it’s hard to know whether or not we’ll have enough money for our retirement. Also, since we’re now living longer, it’s even harder to know whether our financial security will last.

Financially Free Forever

Building your own business within an MLM framework is a great way to get a recurring income which can help with our financial security in the years to come. You may have children you want to help through university/college. There’s much to think about financially, never mind whether or not our pension will cover us and give us the lifestyle we’re used to.

Direct selling is a great way to earn more money, all we really have to do is speak with people. Everything is taken care of in terms of products, we just build a team of people around us and help each other to become financial secure and free.

This is not something you do alone. We give you great support and along the way you meet wonderful people who will help you in all ways.

So if you’re heading towards retirement and aren’t sure if your pension will cover your needs or you need an extra income stream to help your family, then look into a direct selling company. If you want to know more about my company, then leave me a comment.

Build The Trust

It’s important in your business to build trust with potential clients and to keep that trust with them in the future. Think about it, when you need some work doing on the house, or you want to find a nice hotel when on holiday what do you? Usually we ask our family and friends if they know a good plasterer, or plumber, we go on the internet to read reviews of hotels, restaurants etc.

Reflect Your Business

We want to know that whoever or whatever we use or go to is trusted to be good – it’s a natural human inclination, in effect we want to feel we are in safe hands.

It’s the same with your clients – they have to know they’re in capable hands and can trust you with their wants and needs. This is why testimonials and referrals are important, it’s simply a way to validate that you and your business can be trusted.

Think about what you can do to give your clients a good experience with you and your business. Build that trust – in effect, this is building your future income so go that extra mile and give your clients great service.