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Do you want to get rich? Do you want to make lots of money from your business? I hope so. Remember though, you don’t get rich by taking care of yourself. You get rich by taking care of your customers. What are you doing to take care of your customers today?
Do you want to get rich? Do you want to make lots of money from your business? I hope so. Remember though, you don’t get rich by taking care of yourself. You get rich by taking care of your customers. What are you doing to take care of your customers today?
Ten years from now and fifty years from now. Always make sure that you’re being intentional about building a business, a career, and a life that you want and are excited to be in. Great advice from Mandy Hale, thanks @foundr for sharing!
Ten years from now and fifty years from now. Always make sure that you’re being intentional about building a business, a career, and a life that you want and are excited to be in. Great advice from Mandy Hale, thanks @foundr for sharing!
Sometimes new business owners get frustrated because they don’t feel like they’re seeing the results they want right off that bat. If you have solid goals and a good plan to accomplish those goals, then just stick to your plan and keep working, little bit by little bit, every day. You may not feel like you’re seeing progress, but progress rarely happens in leaps and bounds. It is incremental and slow, but one day, you’ll look up and realize that a little bit of progress every day has gotten you big results.
Sometimes new business owners get frustrated because they don’t feel like they’re seeing the results they want right off that bat. If you have solid goals and a good plan to accomplish those goals, then just stick to your plan and keep working, little bit by little bit, every day. You may not feel like you’re seeing progress, but progress rarely happens in leaps and bounds. It is incremental and slow, but one day, you’ll look up and realize that a little bit of progress every day has gotten you big results.
It’s tempting to work on something until you feel that it’s absolutely perfect. Whether it’s a new product, a new website, a new marketing g campaign, or anything else, remember that 80% perfect and finished is a lot better than 99% perfect and still on the shelf. You will always be working to improve what you are doing, but strive for greatness, not perfection, in order to make sure you keep moving. It’s ok to look back on your first efforts and laugh, if you don’t then you haven’t grown!
It’s tempting to work on something until you feel that it’s absolutely perfect. Whether it’s a new product, a new website, a new marketing g campaign, or anything else, remember that 80% perfect and finished is a lot better than 99% perfect and still on the shelf. You will always be working to improve what you are doing, but strive for greatness, not perfection, in order to make sure you keep moving. It’s ok to look back on your first efforts and laugh, if you don’t then you haven’t grown!
Whether it’s your knowledge and skills, your health, your relationships, your state of mind, or your own happiness, be intentional about choosing to invest in yourself. Thanks @forbes for the reminder that businesses don’t work unless people do, and that YOU are the most important asset in your job and in your business.
Whether it’s your knowledge and skills, your health, your relationships, your state of mind, or your own happiness, be intentional about choosing to invest in yourself. Thanks @forbes for the reminder that businesses don’t work unless people do, and that YOU are the most important asset in your job and in your business.
This is important to remember when dealing with criticism. Everyone is different, and everyone may not like you, or your product. But it’s very important that the people you have identified as your customers and potential customers do like you and your product. You don’t have to please everyone, and you can’t please everyone, so don’t worry if not everyone likes you or agrees with your decisions. You DO have to please your customers. Make sure you’re spending your energy trying to please the right people, not everyone out there.
This is important to remember when dealing with criticism. Everyone is different, and everyone may not like you, or your product. But it’s very important that the people you have identified as your customers and potential customers do like you and your product. You don’t have to please everyone, and you can’t please everyone, so don’t worry if not everyone likes you or agrees with your decisions. You DO have to please your customers. Make sure you’re spending your energy trying to please the right people, not everyone out there.
I love this from @successdiaries via @askamillionaire. 
My big dreams certainly started off with a small beginning. I was an college grad with a major in education and not a lick of business education or experience when I opened my very first record store. I had no idea that my little record store would eventually turn into a multinational billion-dollar business. ・・・
Type “YES” if you agree. Follow @successdiaries for more. And don’t forget - big dreams and small dreams alike both start with small action steps. Break down your goals,  no matter how big into small attainable action steps. And nothing is too big to accomplish! #mostwontiwill
I love this from @successdiaries via @askamillionaire. My big dreams certainly started off with a small beginning. I was an college grad with a major in education and not a lick of business education or experience when I opened my very first record store. I had no idea that my little record store would eventually turn into a multinational billion-dollar business. ・・・ Type “YES” if you agree. Follow @successdiaries for more. And don’t forget - big dreams and small dreams alike both start with small action steps. Break down your goals, no matter how big into small attainable action steps. And nothing is too big to accomplish! #mostwontiwill 
A few weeks ago I had coffee with a new friend, Mike Skinner. Mike spent over 10 years as a corporate lawyer in New York, Seattle, and San Fransisco, but today he serves as the Executive Director at the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, a non-profit that gives training and support to emerging entrepreneurs in underserved communities throughout Washington. When I asked Mike if he minded sharing a mistake he’s made in his career or business, he told me that his biggest mistake was wasting so much time in a job that he didn’t love, and didn’t feel fulfilled by. Even though he spent a lot of time and money getting his law degree, one day he realized that his career as a corporate lawyer wasn’t putting a big smile on his face in the morning anymore. Eventually, he left to do something more meaningful, and now he spends his time putting his experience and expertise to use by helping people to accomplish their dreams and improve their community by starting and growing local businesses. The lesson- when you know its time to go, just go! Do something you love and feel good about doing, and you and your business will be better off.
A few weeks ago I had coffee with a new friend, Mike Skinner. Mike spent over 10 years as a corporate lawyer in New York, Seattle, and San Fransisco, but today he serves as the Executive Director at the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, a non-profit that gives training and support to emerging entrepreneurs in underserved communities throughout Washington. When I asked Mike if he minded sharing a mistake he’s made in his career or business, he told me that his biggest mistake was wasting so much time in a job that he didn’t love, and didn’t feel fulfilled by. Even though he spent a lot of time and money getting his law degree, one day he realized that his career as a corporate lawyer wasn’t putting a big smile on his face in the morning anymore. Eventually, he left to do something more meaningful, and now he spends his time putting his experience and expertise to use by helping people to accomplish their dreams and improve their community by starting and growing local businesses. The lesson- when you know its time to go, just go! Do something you love and feel good about doing, and you and your business will be better off.
Attention #Seattle business owners! I’ll be cohosting a presentation on growing your business using social media this coming Tuesday, October 10, at #westseattle branch of @umpquabank. In my career, a took a marketing approach that broke marketing down to its basic concepts and allowed me to quickly scale by using a simple marketing system. Social Media is an important part of any marketing strategy in today’s businesses, and I will be joined by social media expert @mtodd of @collective7seattle to explore how you can use social media as a part of your marketing strategy to get more customers and grow your business. I hope to see all of my Seattle-based #businessowner friends there!
Attention #Seattle  business owners! I’ll be cohosting a presentation on growing your business using social media this coming Tuesday, October 10, at #westseattle  branch of @umpquabank. In my career, a took a marketing approach that broke marketing down to its basic concepts and allowed me to quickly scale by using a simple marketing system. Social Media is an important part of any marketing strategy in today’s businesses, and I will be joined by social media expert @mtodd of @collective7seattle to explore how you can use social media as a part of your marketing strategy to get more customers and grow your business. I hope to see all of my Seattle-based #businessowner  friends there!
Michael Phelps talks about the value of visualization and preparing for various outcomes. This is as true in business as it is in swimming. If you have a clear idea of where you are going and you have prepared yourself with excellent planning to get there, then no roadblock or set back will keep you from accomplishing your goals. A great lesson from Olympic gold metal winner Michael Phelps, and a great video from @forbes. If you need help creating a vision and a plan for your business, start with my free mini-course (link in bio), and see where you’re at with the 3 essential questions that you must be able to answer before you can build a successful business.
Michael Phelps talks about the value of visualization and preparing for various outcomes. This is as true in business as it is in swimming. If you have a clear idea of where you are going and you have prepared yourself with excellent planning to get there, then no roadblock or set back will keep you from accomplishing your goals. A great lesson from Olympic gold metal winner Michael Phelps, and a great video from @forbes. If you need help creating a vision and a plan for your business, start with my free mini-course (link in bio), and see where you’re at with the 3 essential questions that you must be able to answer before you can build a successful business.
Social Media. Some of us love it, some of us cringe at the thought of it, and some of us are still trying to figure out what it even is, much less how to use it (will my friends “like” my hashtag if I tweet it, or...). At the age of 71, social media was a daunting idea for me. But I knew that if I wanted to grow my business, reach more people, and remain relevant, I would have to either figure it out myself or hire someone who could figure it out for me and teach me how to use it (shout-out to @renjustalittle). Now I love social media, because it gives me a chance to bump into people and have conversations that I never would have had the chance to engage with otherwise. 
I’ll be cohosting a free presentation along with social media expert @mtodd of @collective7seattle at the #westseattle branch of @umpquabank on Tuesday, October 10, with snacks and networking starting at 5:15pm and remarks beginning at 5:45pm. We’ll dive into what social media is, why you should or should not be using it, and how you can use it to grow your business. I hope to see all my Seattle-based friends there!
Social Media. Some of us love it, some of us cringe at the thought of it, and some of us are still trying to figure out what it even is, much less how to use it (will my friends “like” my hashtag if I tweet it, or...). At the age of 71, social media was a daunting idea for me. But I knew that if I wanted to grow my business, reach more people, and remain relevant, I would have to either figure it out myself or hire someone who could figure it out for me and teach me how to use it (shout-out to @renjustalittle). Now I love social media, because it gives me a chance to bump into people and have conversations that I never would have had the chance to engage with otherwise. I’ll be cohosting a free presentation along with social media expert @mtodd of @collective7seattle at the #westseattle  branch of @umpquabank on Tuesday, October 10, with snacks and networking starting at 5:15pm and remarks beginning at 5:45pm. We’ll dive into what social media is, why you should or should not be using it, and how you can use it to grow your business. I hope to see all my Seattle-based friends there!
I believe that if you’re doing what you love and you’re providing real value, you’ll never have to worry about money. However, to any aspiring entrepreneurs, I would advise you to sit down and “pencil out” your idea to figure out exactly how much you would have to sell to break even each month and year. Figure out how much it’s going to cost you to produce what you’re selling, what other bills you’d have to pay for overhead, how much you can sell your products for, how often you think you can sell them- make sure that all of these numbers make sense on paper. And then go follow your vision and make your dreams into a reality! #runmybusinessbetter
I believe that if you’re doing what you love and you’re providing real value, you’ll never have to worry about money. However, to any aspiring entrepreneurs, I would advise you to sit down and “pencil out” your idea to figure out exactly how much you would have to sell to break even each month and year. Figure out how much it’s going to cost you to produce what you’re selling, what other bills you’d have to pay for overhead, how much you can sell your products for, how often you think you can sell them- make sure that all of these numbers make sense on paper. And then go follow your vision and make your dreams into a reality! #runmybusinessbetter 
Do yourself a favor and take some time to work ON your business instead of IN your business today. It’s difficult for many people to get out of the day to day grind and think about the big picture of where they are going. However, this is incredibly important if you want to succeed in business. Take some time to work ON your career and business today, just 15 minutes can make a huge difference. .
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#15minutes #free #freecourse #thinkbig #linkinbio #businessownerproblems #startup #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businesstips #business #businesscoach #businessman #startuplife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife #hustle #workhard #wisdom #experience #businessinspiration #businessadvice #businesswisdom #doer #makeithappen #productivity #mindset #boss #runmybusinessbetter
Do yourself a favor and take some time to work ON your business instead of IN your business today. It’s difficult for many people to get out of the day to day grind and think about the big picture of where they are going. However, this is incredibly important if you want to succeed in business. Take some time to work ON your career and business today, just 15 minutes can make a huge difference. . . . . #15minutes  #free  #freecourse  #thinkbig  #linkinbio  #businessownerproblems  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
We all make mistakes in business. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes, and I still ended up with a successful billion-dollar business. How? By choosing to learn from my mistakes rather than letting them discourage me. This is one of my early mistakes that I made back with my very first record store. Learn from me and don’t make the same mistake in your business! .
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#mistakes #learnfromyourmistakes #growthmindset #mistakemonday #motivationmonday #startup #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businesstips #business #businesscoach #businessman #startuplife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife #hustle #workhard #wisdom #experience #businessinspiration #businessadvice #businesswisdom #seizetheday #doer #makeithappen #productivity #mindset #boss #runmybusinessbetter
We all make mistakes in business. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes, and I still ended up with a successful billion-dollar business. How? By choosing to learn from my mistakes rather than letting them discourage me. This is one of my early mistakes that I made back with my very first record store. Learn from me and don’t make the same mistake in your business! . . . . #mistakes  #learnfromyourmistakes  #growthmindset  #mistakemonday  #motivationmonday  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
Today I had a great conversation with a new friend, @jasonshurgot. He reminded me that different people respond to different types of benefits. Some people want to know how your product will make them FEEL, and others want to know exactly what they GET. Make sure you address both of these areas when you’re talking about your product to a potential customer. Thanks Jason!
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#feelings #allthefeels #makedeals #benefits #selling #startup #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businesstips #business #businesscoach #businessman #startuplife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife #hustle #workhard #wisdom #experience #businessinspiration #businessadvice #businesswisdom #seizetheday #doer #makeithappen #productivity #mindset #boss #runmybusinessbetter
Today I had a great conversation with a new friend, @jasonshurgot. He reminded me that different people respond to different types of benefits. Some people want to know how your product will make them FEEL, and others want to know exactly what they GET. Make sure you address both of these areas when you’re talking about your product to a potential customer. Thanks Jason! . . . . #feelings  #allthefeels  #makedeals  #benefits  #selling  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
I love this quote from #alberteinstein. If you are growing, then you are occasionally making mistakes. I certainly made plenty of mistakes over the years, but that didn't stop me from building a multi-national billion-dollar business. Choose to see your mistakes as a strong vital sign that you are still alive and growing, and always let them make you better. .
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#mistakes #mistakeshappen #makemistakes #learnfromyourmistakes #startup #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businesstips #business #businesscoach #businessman #startuplife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife #hustle #workhard #wisdom #experience #businessinspiration #businessadvice #businesswisdom #seizetheday #doer #makeithappen #productivity #mindset #boss #runmybusinessbetter
I love this quote from #alberteinstein . If you are growing, then you are occasionally making mistakes. I certainly made plenty of mistakes over the years, but that didn't stop me from building a multi-national billion-dollar business. Choose to see your mistakes as a strong vital sign that you are still alive and growing, and always let them make you better. . . . . #mistakes  #mistakeshappen  #makemistakes  #learnfromyourmistakes  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
At my age and with a very successful business career behind me, people often refer to me as an "expert" or a "master" of business. It's true that I have a lot of experience, and I used that experience to learn how to do things the best way. But I was once a young entrepreneur with no more than a passion for music and a dream of turning it into a business. I didn't know anything about starting a multi-national corporation. But the years and the experiences I've had have made me into an expert, and now my goal is help as many other aspiring entrepreneurs as possible to succeed and become experts themselves. 
Thanks for the great reminder @businessmindset101! 
If you want to talk to me about how you can grow your business and become a "master" of what you're doing, I'm offering a limited number of free 30-minute phone consultations each week, and you can reserve your spot via the link in my bio. .
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#businessownerproblems #freeconsult #free #talktome #letschat #startup #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businesstips #business #businesscoach #businessman #startuplife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife #hustle #workhard #wisdom #experience #businessinspiration #businessadvice #businesswisdom #seizetheday #doer #makeithappen #productivity #mindset #boss #runmybusinessbetter
At my age and with a very successful business career behind me, people often refer to me as an "expert" or a "master" of business. It's true that I have a lot of experience, and I used that experience to learn how to do things the best way. But I was once a young entrepreneur with no more than a passion for music and a dream of turning it into a business. I didn't know anything about starting a multi-national corporation. But the years and the experiences I've had have made me into an expert, and now my goal is help as many other aspiring entrepreneurs as possible to succeed and become experts themselves. Thanks for the great reminder @businessmindset101! If you want to talk to me about how you can grow your business and become a "master" of what you're doing, I'm offering a limited number of free 30-minute phone consultations each week, and you can reserve your spot via the link in my bio. . . . . #businessownerproblems  #freeconsult  #free  #talktome  #letschat  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
Reposting @barneythebusinessguy:⠀
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"Not only do I love this quote, but I love Miles Davis. He was one of the most popular jazz musicians of all time, and I always had his music in stock in my stores and in my warehouses. ⠀
Every morning you have a new chance to build the career, business, and life of your dreams. Are you taking that opportunity? Are you grateful for it? ⠀
Thanks @askamillionaire for this great post via @millionairenotes, I love it! 🎷🎹🎼⠀
#grateful #siezetheday #morningperson #jazz #music #startup #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businesstips #business #businesscoach #businessman #startuplife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife #hustle #workhard #wisdom #experience #businessinspiration #businessadvice #businesswisdom #seizetheday #doer #makeithappen #productivity #mindset #boss #runmybusinessbetter"
Reposting @barneythebusinessguy:⠀ ...⠀ "Not only do I love this quote, but I love Miles Davis. He was one of the most popular jazz musicians of all time, and I always had his music in stock in my stores and in my warehouses. ⠀ Every morning you have a new chance to build the career, business, and life of your dreams. Are you taking that opportunity? Are you grateful for it? ⠀ Thanks @askamillionaire for this great post via @millionairenotes, I love it! 🎷🎹🎼⠀ #grateful  #siezetheday  #morningperson  #jazz  #music  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter "
Not only do I love this quote, but I love Miles Davis. He was one of the most popular jazz musicians of all time, and I always had his music in stock in my stores and in my warehouses. 
Every morning you have a new chance to build the career, business, and life of your dreams. Are you taking that opportunity? Are you grateful for it? 
Thanks @askamillionaire for this great post via @millionairenotes, I love it! 🎷🎹🎼
#grateful #siezetheday #morningperson #jazz #music #startup #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businesstips #business #businesscoach #businessman #startuplife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife #hustle #workhard #wisdom #experience #businessinspiration #businessadvice #businesswisdom #seizetheday #doer #makeithappen #productivity #mindset #boss #runmybusinessbetter
Not only do I love this quote, but I love Miles Davis. He was one of the most popular jazz musicians of all time, and I always had his music in stock in my stores and in my warehouses. Every morning you have a new chance to build the career, business, and life of your dreams. Are you taking that opportunity? Are you grateful for it? Thanks @askamillionaire for this great post via @millionairenotes, I love it! 🎷🎹🎼 #grateful  #siezetheday  #morningperson  #jazz  #music  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
Struggling to hire good employees? I'll be giving a free 1-hour presentation in partnership with @umpquabank at their #westseattle branch on Tuesday, September 12 from 5:45-6:45 (but you can come earlier for snacks!). I'll go over some of my best hiring tips and how to ensure that you retain the best employees. I would love to see you there. RSVP to timcorrigan@umpquabank.com. .
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#westseattlebusiness #seattlebusiness #localbusiness #hiring #howtohire #hiringtips #management #smallbusinessowner #smallbuisnesslife #smallbusinesssaturday #businessownerproblems #pnwbusiness #freepresentation #seattle #seattleevents #runmybusinessbetter
Struggling to hire good employees? I'll be giving a free 1-hour presentation in partnership with @umpquabank at their #westseattle  branch on Tuesday, September 12 from 5:45-6:45 (but you can come earlier for snacks!). I'll go over some of my best hiring tips and how to ensure that you retain the best employees. I would love to see you there. RSVP to timcorrigan@umpquabank.com. . . . . #westseattlebusiness  #seattlebusiness  #localbusiness  #hiring  #howtohire  #hiringtips  #management  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbuisnesslife  #smallbusinesssaturday  #businessownerproblems  #pnwbusiness  #freepresentation  #seattle  #seattleevents  #runmybusinessbetter 
A plan is a detailed roadmap that will show you exactly how to accomplish your goals, and turn them from dreams into realities. I think one of the biggest mistakes that causes so many businesses to fail is that they don't take the time to create a step-by-step plan that will get them where they want to go. You absolutely need plans for everything you want to accomplish in your business. If you don't know what I mean by a plan, or the thought of creating one overwhelms you, get in touch with me. I'm offering free 30-min phone consulting sessions to a limited number of people each week to help them figure out what they should be doing next to move their business or career forward. The link is above in my bio. I look forward to talking to you about your plans! .
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#plan #vision #getaplan #free #talktome #startup #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businesstips #business #businesscoach #businessman #startuplife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife #hustle #workhard #wisdom #experience #businessinspiration #businessadvice #businesswisdom #seizetheday #doer #makeithappen #productivity #mindset #boss #runmybusinessbetter
A plan is a detailed roadmap that will show you exactly how to accomplish your goals, and turn them from dreams into realities. I think one of the biggest mistakes that causes so many businesses to fail is that they don't take the time to create a step-by-step plan that will get them where they want to go. You absolutely need plans for everything you want to accomplish in your business. If you don't know what I mean by a plan, or the thought of creating one overwhelms you, get in touch with me. I'm offering free 30-min phone consulting sessions to a limited number of people each week to help them figure out what they should be doing next to move their business or career forward. The link is above in my bio. I look forward to talking to you about your plans! . . . . . #plan  #vision  #getaplan  #free  #talktome  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
I love this post from @jeremymcgilvrey. Before you can ever succeed, you must have enough ambition to start. I remember when I took the plunge and decided to put everything I had into opening up my first record store. I started with nothing but ambition and a passion for music. Now, nearly 50 years later, I've started several large businesses and generated billions in revenue. Do you have the ambition you need to take that first step? .
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I love this post from @jeremymcgilvrey. Before you can ever succeed, you must have enough ambition to start. I remember when I took the plunge and decided to put everything I had into opening up my first record store. I started with nothing but ambition and a passion for music. Now, nearly 50 years later, I've started several large businesses and generated billions in revenue. Do you have the ambition you need to take that first step? . . . . #ambition  #succeed  #success  #motivationalquotes  #inspiration  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
Myopia is the idea that we see the world the way that we want it to be, rather than the way it actually is. We all do this, in our personal lives and in our businesses. 
Because you have an idea of what you want your business to be, it can sometimes be difficult to step back and see your business the way that it actually is. You may think you’re a great boss, but your employees may think differently. You may think you provide great customer service, but your customers may think differently. 
This is why it is so important to get a communal look at how your business is doing. And how do you do that? Well, you ask other people! Talking to your employees, your customers, your vendors, and anyone you come in contact with and asking them to give their honest evaluation of how you’re doing will give you a much more accurate picture of your business as it currently is.

This will allow you to make the best decisions and the grow your business. My advice to you today is to get out there and talk to people, and you will run your business better!
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Myopia is the idea that we see the world the way that we want it to be, rather than the way it actually is. We all do this, in our personal lives and in our businesses. Because you have an idea of what you want your business to be, it can sometimes be difficult to step back and see your business the way that it actually is. You may think you’re a great boss, but your employees may think differently. You may think you provide great customer service, but your customers may think differently. This is why it is so important to get a communal look at how your business is doing. And how do you do that? Well, you ask other people! Talking to your employees, your customers, your vendors, and anyone you come in contact with and asking them to give their honest evaluation of how you’re doing will give you a much more accurate picture of your business as it currently is. This will allow you to make the best decisions and the grow your business. My advice to you today is to get out there and talk to people, and you will run your business better! . . . . #myopia  #talktopeople  #customerservice  #alwaysimprove  #vision  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
I hate giving discounts. And I discourage my clients from offering frequent discounts. Why? I know what my products and services are worth because I've seen them work. I'm confident that people will get more value out of them than what I am asking them to pay me. Because I know that my stuff is good, I don't need to offer discounts. Either people want it, and it's a good fit for them, or it's not. If it's not a good fit, then I'd rather them find the right product that will work better for them. Although this isn't a hard and fast rule, it is a concept that I generally believe is true, and I very rarely offer discounts without a very compelling reason to do so. What about you? Do you know your worth? .
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I hate giving discounts. And I discourage my clients from offering frequent discounts. Why? I know what my products and services are worth because I've seen them work. I'm confident that people will get more value out of them than what I am asking them to pay me. Because I know that my stuff is good, I don't need to offer discounts. Either people want it, and it's a good fit for them, or it's not. If it's not a good fit, then I'd rather them find the right product that will work better for them. Although this isn't a hard and fast rule, it is a concept that I generally believe is true, and I very rarely offer discounts without a very compelling reason to do so. What about you? Do you know your worth? . . . . . #knowyourworth  #dollars  #makemoney  #wednesdaywisdom  #businessownerproblems  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
This is a tip that I’ve always used in my sales process. When I was in the wholesale music business, I had each of my salesmen write down their 5 hot leads and what they were going to do to move it forward each week. I recently re-implemented this process into my consulting business, and in the two months since I’ve been using it, I’ve nearly doubled my sales. I classify a hot lead as someone that I think I will get a lot of business from in a relatively short time frame. Each week I re-evaluate my leads and decide if any of them should be moved into the hot leads, into the warm leads, or hopefully into the current customers categories. There is nothing sacred about the number 5, you may have 4 one week or 6 the next, but in general I’ve found that 5 hot leads is a good number to aim for. How many hot leads do you currently have in your sales funnel process? Do you know? .
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This is a tip that I’ve always used in my sales process. When I was in the wholesale music business, I had each of my salesmen write down their 5 hot leads and what they were going to do to move it forward each week. I recently re-implemented this process into my consulting business, and in the two months since I’ve been using it, I’ve nearly doubled my sales. I classify a hot lead as someone that I think I will get a lot of business from in a relatively short time frame. Each week I re-evaluate my leads and decide if any of them should be moved into the hot leads, into the warm leads, or hopefully into the current customers categories. There is nothing sacred about the number 5, you may have 4 one week or 6 the next, but in general I’ve found that 5 hot leads is a good number to aim for. How many hot leads do you currently have in your sales funnel process? Do you know? . . . . #entrepreneurlife  #salesfunnel  #marketingtips  #salestips  #businessownerproblems  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
Ever wondered what I would be like if I was a 71-year-old businessman and bizzness guru with aspirations of becoming #instafamous?? I know, me too. That's why I'm working with this fine fellow, @barneythebusinessguy to do amazing fun wine-inspired things to help out entrepreneurs and business owners online, and you should really check it out. Especially if you're interested in business (trust me this dude knows his stuff, he's in the billion-dollar company club AND he met Michael Jackson, he has got some wisdom and some CRAZY stories 😱) or if you're my friend and want me to be successful and happy in life. Follow follow follow and tell me what you think!! .
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Ever wondered what I would be like if I was a 71-year-old businessman and bizzness guru with aspirations of becoming #instafamous ?? I know, me too. That's why I'm working with this fine fellow, @barneythebusinessguy to do amazing fun wine-inspired things to help out entrepreneurs and business owners online, and you should really check it out. Especially if you're interested in business (trust me this dude knows his stuff, he's in the billion-dollar company club AND he met Michael Jackson, he has got some wisdom and some CRAZY stories 😱) or if you're my friend and want me to be successful and happy in life. Follow follow follow and tell me what you think!! . . . #hashtagsaremyjob  #runmybusinessbetter  #werk  #entrepreneurlife  #startup  #startuplife  #wedrinkalotofwine  #winewednesday  #businesstips  #follow  #businessguru  #businessexpert  #billiondollarbusiness  #seattlelife 
What's the thing that you've been putting off doing because you're afraid you can't do it? Stop putting it off. Go do it. If you can't do it now, you'll learn how from your mistakes. Yes. You can. .
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What's the thing that you've been putting off doing because you're afraid you can't do it? Stop putting it off. Go do it. If you can't do it now, you'll learn how from your mistakes. Yes. You can. . . . . #yesyoucan  #startuplife  #motivation  #justdoit  #businessownerproblems  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
I watched the #solareclipse from my home in #westseattle today. One of my favorite parts was watching the little crescent shaped shadows that the eclipsed sun was throwing onto the wall in my backyard. Don't forget to stop and let yourself enjoy something spectacular every now and then. Now back to work! .
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I watched the #solareclipse  from my home in #westseattle  today. One of my favorite parts was watching the little crescent shaped shadows that the eclipsed sun was throwing onto the wall in my backyard. Don't forget to stop and let yourself enjoy something spectacular every now and then. Now back to work! . . . . #solareclipse2017  #lookup  #pause  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
Goals are an important part of growing any business. Your goals are your tangible pieces of your vision that you're working towards each and every day. Your goals should be big enough to scare you a little, but they should also make you say, "Oh boy!" and wake up feeling excited to go to work. The first big goal for growth that I set for myself after opening up my first record store was to open up another location. This was a big goal for me! But I had a vision of growing my business to have multiple locations and a second store was step 1. What goals do you have for growing your business? Do they scare you a little? Do they excite you A LOT? .
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Goals are an important part of growing any business. Your goals are your tangible pieces of your vision that you're working towards each and every day. Your goals should be big enough to scare you a little, but they should also make you say, "Oh boy!" and wake up feeling excited to go to work. The first big goal for growth that I set for myself after opening up my first record store was to open up another location. This was a big goal for me! But I had a vision of growing my business to have multiple locations and a second store was step 1. What goals do you have for growing your business? Do they scare you a little? Do they excite you A LOT? . . . . . #goals  #businessgoals  #vision  #growyourbusiness  #businessquotes  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
Do good quality work. It amazes me how many businesses miss this very basic principle. Go the extra mile for your customer, because most businesses don't. You can move further faster when you're not in a crowd. .
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Do good quality work. It amazes me how many businesses miss this very basic principle. Go the extra mile for your customer, because most businesses don't. You can move further faster when you're not in a crowd. . . . . #gotheextramile  #theroadlesstraveled  #dogoodwork  #quality  #doyourbestwork  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
I posted a video this morning explaining the importance of an organizing principle in your business. I want to follow up with a few examples of the organizing principles in my businesses over the years. Hopefully this will help you to really understand the concept and how to apply it to your own business. Let me know if you have questions
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I posted a video this morning explaining the importance of an organizing principle in your business. I want to follow up with a few examples of the organizing principles in my businesses over the years. Hopefully this will help you to really understand the concept and how to apply it to your own business. Let me know if you have questions . . . . #askmequestions  #businessownerproblems  #learnfromexperience  #money  #succeed  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
I often use this phrase when working with some of my consulting clients. It means don't lose sight of the big picture because you are so overwhelmed with the day-to-day details. As business owners and managers, it can be easy to lose perspective on where we are trying to go. Make some time to check in with your big picture goals and make sure you are still on course to accomplishing your vision. Don't miss the great big forest because you're so distracted by the details of the trees
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I often use this phrase when working with some of my consulting clients. It means don't lose sight of the big picture because you are so overwhelmed with the day-to-day details. As business owners and managers, it can be easy to lose perspective on where we are trying to go. Make some time to check in with your big picture goals and make sure you are still on course to accomplishing your vision. Don't miss the great big forest because you're so distracted by the details of the trees ! . . . . . #vision  #goals  #bigpicture  #quote  #businessquote  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
Feeling overwhelmed with everything you have to do? Just take the next step that's right in front of you. Give yourself permission to stop worrying about tomorrow and just focus on what you have to get done today. What is the very next thing you need to do? Now go and do it. .
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Feeling overwhelmed with everything you have to do? Just take the next step that's right in front of you. Give yourself permission to stop worrying about tomorrow and just focus on what you have to get done today. What is the very next thing you need to do? Now go and do it. . . . . #inspiration  #businesslife  #success  #focus  #millionaire  startup #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
Knowing how to do the work and actually doing the work are two different things. I especially love this quote because I love #cooking. Making a meal is a lot like building the recipe, you have to know what you need, go out and get those things, and then put them all together in the right way and in the right timeframe so that you succeed and come out with a tasty meal or a successful business. That's how I built my billion-dollar music business, and it's how I now teach others to build and grow their businesses.
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Knowing how to do the work and actually doing the work are two different things. I especially love this quote because I love #cooking . Making a meal is a lot like building the recipe, you have to know what you need, go out and get those things, and then put them all together in the right way and in the right timeframe so that you succeed and come out with a tasty meal or a successful business. That's how I built my billion-dollar music business, and it's how I now teach others to build and grow their businesses. . . . . . #successdiaries  #recipeforsuccess  #stepstosuccess  #followtherecipe  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
The word “entrepreneur” has become a buzzword. Its used to mean a lot of different things, and a lot of different people refer to themselves as entrepreneurs. Ultimately, an entrepreneur is not someone who starts a business, or creates a product. An entrepreneur is someone who takes a risk to create value for the world. Not all entrepreneurs are business owners. Not all business owners are entrepreneurs. But anyone, at any age, in any job position can become an entrepreneur by finding a new or better way to do something; by taking a risk to create something of value. At the end of the day, anyone who goes out into the world and creates something valuable is an entrepreneur. What value are you creating for the world? 🌎🌍🌏
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The word “entrepreneur” has become a buzzword. Its used to mean a lot of different things, and a lot of different people refer to themselves as entrepreneurs. Ultimately, an entrepreneur is not someone who starts a business, or creates a product. An entrepreneur is someone who takes a risk to create value for the world. Not all entrepreneurs are business owners. Not all business owners are entrepreneurs. But anyone, at any age, in any job position can become an entrepreneur by finding a new or better way to do something; by taking a risk to create something of value. At the end of the day, anyone who goes out into the world and creates something valuable is an entrepreneur. What value are you creating for the world? 🌎🌍🌏 #entrepreneurtips  #entrepreneurlife  #entrepreneurship  #entrepreneurquotes  #valueadded  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
Continuing to define the root of the word “entrepreneur”, lets look at the second half of the word, “prendes”. In Latin, “prendes” means to grasp, understand, or capture. Its not enough to just swim out into open water. Once you’re swimming, the goal is to look for something to grab on to; an idea, a need that you can meet, an unmet desire people have, a way to do something better. You need to gain an understanding of what people really want and how you can create value for them. The ability to grab onto a good idea and use it to create value is what separates an entrepreneur from a gambler. Take the risk and swim out, but constantly be seeking a deeper understanding of your customer and how you can create value. 
What ideas, principles, or realizations have you grasped on to in order to make your business a success? .
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Continuing to define the root of the word “entrepreneur”, lets look at the second half of the word, “prendes”. In Latin, “prendes” means to grasp, understand, or capture. Its not enough to just swim out into open water. Once you’re swimming, the goal is to look for something to grab on to; an idea, a need that you can meet, an unmet desire people have, a way to do something better. You need to gain an understanding of what people really want and how you can create value for them. The ability to grab onto a good idea and use it to create value is what separates an entrepreneur from a gambler. Take the risk and swim out, but constantly be seeking a deeper understanding of your customer and how you can create value. What ideas, principles, or realizations have you grasped on to in order to make your business a success? . . . . . #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter  #motivationmonday  #mondaymotivation  #entrepreneurlife  #entrepreneurship  #entrepreneurquotes 
Let's look at the root of the word "entrepreneur". It's made up of two Latin words, "entre" and "prendes". "Entre" means to swim out, or to be between shores. This is exactly what it takes to be an entrepreneur. You must be willing to move from where you are to somewhere you have not yet been; to swim out and be between the safety of the shores, and in the chaos of the water. You can't always see the destination, and you don't always know how far away it is, but you know it is there. Being an entrepreneur requires risk and action in the face of uncertainty. What risks have you taken to make your business succeed? .
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Coming up next, the meaning of the second half of the phrase: "prendes".
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Let's look at the root of the word "entrepreneur". It's made up of two Latin words, "entre" and "prendes". "Entre" means to swim out, or to be between shores. This is exactly what it takes to be an entrepreneur. You must be willing to move from where you are to somewhere you have not yet been; to swim out and be between the safety of the shores, and in the chaos of the water. You can't always see the destination, and you don't always know how far away it is, but you know it is there. Being an entrepreneur requires risk and action in the face of uncertainty. What risks have you taken to make your business succeed? . . Coming up next, the meaning of the second half of the phrase: "prendes". . . . . #entrepreneurship  #entrepreneurlife  #entrepreneurtips  #makeithappen  #risktaker  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
Remember that your brand is much more about who you are and the experience your customer has with you than it is about design, logos, or tag lines. This is especially true if you are a small or medium sized business. When it comes to your marketing strategy, your reputation will almost always have the highest ROI, so invest your time and energy there and create incredible customer experiences. .
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Remember that your brand is much more about who you are and the experience your customer has with you than it is about design, logos, or tag lines. This is especially true if you are a small or medium sized business. When it comes to your marketing strategy, your reputation will almost always have the highest ROI, so invest your time and energy there and create incredible customer experiences. . . . . . #tiptuesday  #tuesdaytip  #businesstiptuesday  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter  #customerexperience  #branding 
After 71 years, Barney's biggest business take-away is that business is FUN. Happy Birthday to @barneythebusinessguy, here's to another year of helping people make their business more fun!! #makeyourbusinessfun #happybirthdaybarney #andmanymore .
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After 71 years, Barney's biggest business take-away is that business is FUN. Happy Birthday to @barneythebusinessguy, here's to another year of helping people make their business more fun!! #makeyourbusinessfun  #happybirthdaybarney  #andmanymore  . . . . #hbd  #birthdaywisdom  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
You might not be the best at everything in your business. In fact, you’re probably not very good at some things. But if you want to have a great business, don’t let “can’t” be part of your vocabulary. If you don’t know how to do something, aren’t good at it, or feel like it’s just too hard, then find someone who does know how to do it and is good at it. No one is good at everything, but great businesses do everything well because great business owners put the right people in the right seats. You CAN run your business better.
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#startup #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businesstips #business #businesscoach #businessman #startuplife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife #hustle #workhard #wisdom #experience #businessinspiration #businessadvice #businesswisdom #seizetheday #doer #makeithappen #productivity #mindset #boss #runmybusinessbetter #thursdaythought #thoughtfulthursday #thepowerofpositivethinking #greatbusinesses
You might not be the best at everything in your business. In fact, you’re probably not very good at some things. But if you want to have a great business, don’t let “can’t” be part of your vocabulary. If you don’t know how to do something, aren’t good at it, or feel like it’s just too hard, then find someone who does know how to do it and is good at it. No one is good at everything, but great businesses do everything well because great business owners put the right people in the right seats. You CAN run your business better. . . . . . #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter  #thursdaythought  #thoughtfulthursday  #thepowerofpositivethinking  #greatbusinesses 
Do you have a truly great product? Something that people need, and more importantly, something that they want? Does your product solve a problem for your customer and make their life better? Just as importantly, do you love your product? Having a great product is one of three key elements to any successful business. Do you have a great product? .
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#product #startup #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businesstips #business #businesscoach #businessman #startuplife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife #hustle #workhard #wisdom #experience #businessinspiration #businessadvice #businesswisdom #seizetheday #doer #makeithappen #productivity #mindset #boss #runmybusinessbetter #WednesdayWisdom #wisdomwednesday
Do you have a truly great product? Something that people need, and more importantly, something that they want? Does your product solve a problem for your customer and make their life better? Just as importantly, do you love your product? Having a great product is one of three key elements to any successful business. Do you have a great product? . . . . #product  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter  #WednesdayWisdom  #wisdomwednesday 
Business isn't complicated. People are complicated, and they make business seem complicated. Business is simple. When you're faced with a problem or roadblock, take a step back and search for the simple solution. .
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#simplicity #startup #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #businesstips #business #businesscoach #businessman #startuplife #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesslife #hustle #workhard #wisdom #experience #businessinspiration #businessadvice #businesswisdom #seizetheday #doer #makeithappen #productivity #mindset #boss #runmybusinessbetter
Business isn't complicated. People are complicated, and they make business seem complicated. Business is simple. When you're faced with a problem or roadblock, take a step back and search for the simple solution. . . . . #simplicity  #startup  #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #businesstips  #business  #businesscoach  #businessman  #startuplife  #smallbusinessowner  #smallbusinesslife  #hustle  #workhard  #wisdom  #experience  #businessinspiration  #businessadvice  #businesswisdom  #seizetheday  #doer  #makeithappen  #productivity  #mindset  #boss  #runmybusinessbetter 
You always remember your #firstcustomer. #tbt to Barney's first ever customer at his original record store, Barney's Good Time Music in 1974. .
Do you remember your first customer? 🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼 #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #startup #startuplife #musicislife #ucdavis #california #startuptips #businesstips #businessadvice #businessconsultant #wisdom #smallbusinessowner #businessstartup #throwbackthursday #throwwaybackthursday #runmybusinessbetter #runyourbusiness
You always remember your #firstcustomer . #tbt  to Barney's first ever customer at his original record store, Barney's Good Time Music in 1974. . Do you remember your first customer? 🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼 #smallbusiness  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurship  #startup  #startuplife  #musicislife  #ucdavis  #california  #startuptips  #businesstips  #businessadvice  #businessconsultant  #wisdom  #smallbusinessowner  #businessstartup  #throwbackthursday  #throwwaybackthursday  #runmybusinessbetter  #runyourbusiness 
I usually love to #workfromhome, but the view from my new office-of-choice (on the 75th floor of the #columbiatowerclub) ain't bad.... #werk
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Today I wore a raincoat and worked in a Starbucks while listening to my Nelly radio station. You can take the girl out of the dirty South, but you can't take away her Nelly jams. #shimmyshimmycocoawhat #hotinherre #ridewitme #nellyinspiration #runmybusinessbetter