“Nothing is happening!” I have been hearing this from so many entrepreneurs, from all parts of the country. My response right back is ‘What are YOU making happen?”
Success isn’t a magic pill. There is no magic wand. It is hard work, a daily effort, a full time job!
Here’s what I think is happening for many of you. Keep reading and see what applies to you.
1) Social Media. I keep hearing many of you say…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on April 5, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments
I trust that all of you have had the opportunity to read the phenomenal book “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!” by Susan Jeffers. If not, then you need to get your hands on a copy today. It will become a live-saving reference as you grow your business.
All of us have experienced fear at some point in our lives. What is interesting to me is the way we often confuse fear with the feelings of panic. They are very different.
Recently, I saw the movie…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on March 29, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments
I can’t recall with certainty when or how I heard Neil Young for the first time. It was probably through Buffalo Springfield, a short-lived yet influential group that still stands up well. I definitely recall Neil’s first solo effort in 1969, but it was the next two--“Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” and “After the Gold Rush”—that firmly implanted his voice and guitar into my soul. I distinctly remember Neil’s singular company while…Continue
Added by Gary Carter on March 24, 2013 at 1:38pm — No Comments
How many of you keep telling yourself that you have no money? That happens a lot at this time of year!
One of the TV shows that I watch regularly is Dragon’s Den (the Canadian version of the U.S. show, Shark Tank). I enjoy it this year because one of the investors is David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber. I love that book!
One of the key principles in that book is to pay yourself first. Well, for many of you, this may…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on February 15, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments
When you tell people what it is you ‘do’ in your business, do they understand anything you’re saying? Do YOU even know how to clearly articulate the message?
“All meaningful and lasting change starts with you and then works its’ way out’ is a great quote from my mentor, Lou Tice. It is no different when it comes to getting the word out about the work you do and the transformation you create.
It all starts…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on January 28, 2013 at 3:06am — No Comments
‘Without a vision, they will perish!” – So True. But without ACTION, the vision will stagnate (or, worse yet, frustrate the heck out of you!). While many of you are spending the time and energy creating great Vision Boards for 2013, without following through on the next 2 critical steps: Action and Accountability – the likelihood of achieving your goals is minimal.
So, I want to keep this simple this week. Here’s what I…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on January 28, 2013 at 2:25am — No Comments
Yesterday I told you how groaning and grimacing when you sit down can ruin your job search. There are companies that are supportive of 50+ workers and networking is an effective way to get a job. Today, I will continue with the last 4 tips and finish with the list of Best Employers for…Continue
Added by Arleen Bradley on January 1, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
What is the #1 question asked weekly by ‘Mr. Wonderful” – Kevin O’Leary?
Who really chooses the winners of the Mirror Ball on Dancing with the Stars?
I do watch TV on a regular basis and I’m not ashamed to admit it. These days, it seems like it’s a bad thing to watch TV – but that all depends on WHAT you are watching and why.
It’s a weekly ritual for me to watch ‘Mr. Wonderful”, Kevin O’Leary,…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on December 16, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments
When was the last time you felt fear about something in your business? Have you ever really thought about where/how that might be holding you back? One thing you need to know is that we ALL feel fear about one thing or another but, as Susan Jeffers writes so eloquently ……’feel the fear and do it anyway’!
Most often you will read articles about fear and how it gets in the way of your success. My approach is different in that I want you to reframe that…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on May 28, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments
Have you ever paid big bucks and taken the time/money to travel and attend high end events? And then you get home, with a HUGE binder of notes and handouts – put it on a shelf somewhere – and get back to the jungle of life and your business?
Of course you have – we all have! But what good does that do? In today’s article, I want to share some simple steps that I take to ensure that I get a return on my investment. Try them – you’ll like them.…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on April 19, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments
I recently gave a keynote presentation, and a workshop, to a large group of middle and senior managers. I asked them about their biggest challenge as a leader these days – and the answer was unanimously about motivating employees in the workforce.
What you can do is to inspire people. There are different types of motivation. I want to explore them with you, briefly.That was rather interesting to me because, as I…
Added by Pat Mussieux on February 13, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments
As a coach and speaker, there is one question that I hear all the time – “how do YOU close the sale?” There appears to be some mystery around the actual sales language that ‘brings it all to a close’.
For those of you who know me and my style, you know I like to keep things simple.
In this article, I will address my 2 secret strategies for closing the…
Added by Pat Mussieux on January 24, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments
There are so many articles, books, videos and ezines telling you how to be successful. That’s cool – but where and how do you learn where your current habits are holding you back?
Well, the wait is over. I’m going to share with you some of the unsuccessful habits I have had and which many of my clients have overcome as a result of coaching. You’re not going to be able to get new clients and make money if you continue to do certain…
Added by Pat Mussieux on January 16, 2012 at 8:23am — No Comments
As a young boy I grew up with my circle of friends that I called “the guys”. There were 5 or 6 of us that did almost everything together. We roamed the old neighborhood, played baseball (and football, and basketball), went to the movies together, and we went to the same neighborhood school (we were all in the same class).
We thought, and we still think, that it was the greatest neighborhood to grow up in in the whole world. There were dozens of families with 3,4,5,6 or more kids all…Continue
Added by Phil McMillan on January 10, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
This was a new stop on the tour for me and I was excited. I got to take a small Twin Otter plane and visit Mount Everest – Wow! It was a clear, sunny, perfect day for the flight and while life below was crazy chaotic and crowded, up in the air – it was BLISS! We were on Buddha Air – and had the best mountain flight in the world. The stewardess went out of her way to explain each mountain peak, help us take photos and ensure the flight was…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on November 21, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments
Does speaking in public scare the pants off you? Well, then, you are in the majority. Most people have a fear of public speaking and so, they don’t do it.
When (notice I did NOT say ‘if’!!!) you are serious about growing your business and getting your message out there in a big way, then you must get out and speak on stages. There are some simple strategies that I have developed over the past 20+ years and I want to share them with you.
WAYS TO FIND SPEAKING…
Added by Pat Mussieux on November 2, 2011 at 4:43am — No Comments
No man is an island, no man stands alone.
Whether you know that line from the poem by John Donne or from a song you learned in high school glee club, you need to take it to heart if you're in business. Even if you think you are a self-made success who created your company from scratch, learning to build and maintain strong relationships with key players in the organization are key if you want to prosper.
Modern business is complex today, where solopreneurs…Continue
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In real estate, the mantra is “location, location, location,” but that is true for many local businesses. How can you use the internet to pull in more business to your service area? If you have an ice cream store in Saskatoon, what good does it do you if internet searchers in Akron, OH are drooling over your sundaes? Even if your business…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on July 6, 2011 at 2:53pm — No Comments
The official time line for the largest group of Americans in the history of the United States, the Baby Boomers generation, began with those Boomers born on January 1st, 1946 and ended with those born on December 31st, 1964. We now know that there are about 80 million of us in that category.
We also now know that 10,000 of us turn 65 years old every single day. Unfortunately, most of us have not prepared ourselves for retirement. The equity from our homes has taken a severe beating…Continue