How many times have you sent an email and forgot to follow-up, only to discover you missed an opportunity because you forgot to be in the right place at the right time? A clever new website I learned about from my friends at CoolBusinessIdeas.com allows you three fantastic ways to follow-up on tasks, contacts, and […]
Technically the title of this post is true… IF you click the link and buy yourself a copy of the book I’m talking about. Some may say I am biased because the author (Jim Kukral) is a friend of mine, lives in the city where I grew up, endures my familiar and eternal pain that is […]
Inevitably, you will meet someone on your “hot list” — a person of influence you’ve been trying to meet for weeks (if not months) — and here’s your big chance. And… you don’t have a business card! You either didn’t bring enough to the event (oh! I just handed out my last one!) or you “have more in the car” or perhaps you’ve run into this person out of context — outside of a formal business networking event (grocery store, sporting event, concert, etc.)
A famous quote by Woody Allen says “90% of success is showing up.”
A famous quote by Jeffrey Gitomer is “90% of success is showing up prepared.”
Why not show up prepared to be unprepared?
I am in the midst of reading a new book called “The Six-Figure Second Income” by David Lindahl and Jonathan Rozek, and I’m really enjoying it. I just finished chapter 3: “How to create content cheaply and easily.” In Stage 3 of this chapter, the authors outline over 40 different ways content can formatted for […]
I believe most prospects are under the impression that if they say “no” to an offer, that you’ll just go back to the office, file your proposal in a drawer and go home — they don’t seem to realize that even if THEY said “no,” someone will eventually say “yes.” To make them confront this reality, I created a piece of paperwork I call The Opportunity Knocks Form.
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “Curiosity killed the cat” it’s probably one of the more morbid cliches out there. Imagine, curiosity actually proving fatal to felines. Meee-OW! The phrase doesn’t actually spell out the fact that it was the cat’s own curiosity that did him in. Perhaps it is a human’s curiosity that puts […]
This looks like a job for… Who would you call if the world needed saving? Clark Kent — or Superman? They’re both supposed to be the same person — but the guy in the cape and tights has a resume that says he can bend steel bars, leap tall buildings in a single bound and […]