Mastermind Your Business for Accountability and Success

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I went to my Mastermind Group meeting yesterday.  I didn’t really think that I had much to discuss.  Boy, was I wrong. All I wanted was a quick approval on the artwork for my new business card.  I thought this would take about 60 seconds.  Thirty minutes later, my card was totally redesigned. The members of my Mastermind Group questioned …

Deliver Authentic Value and Grow Your Business

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July 11th was the international release date for the new Apple iPhone 3G.  Stores around the world opened their doors and proceeded to sell out of every phone they had. Here in St. Louis the line was so long you would have had to wait 5 hours to buy and activate a phone.  While I chose not to wait I …

Give Them a Chance to Buy

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I recently registered a new URL.  (It is http://www.samstips.com for those of you who are curious.)  I used DomainBuddys.com to handle the transaction.  When I purchased the URL, a screen came up that asked if I would like more information on tools that would add value to my new URL.  I had the option of saying yes or saying no. …

Expanding Your Center of Influence

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I was in the backyard playing with my two youngest daughters.  It was late in the day, and the sun was low on the horizon.  The night air was cool and our shadows were long on the driveway.  My youngest daughter, Allison, walked up and stood right at the end of my shadow and said,  “Look how big you are …

No Rain Delays

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The Masters golf tournament I was watching was delayed by rain. A baseball game I went to last year was delayed by rain. And, my daughter’s soccer game last week was delayed by rain. Rain may delay the games we play, but in life there are no rain delays. Every second of every hour of every day we’re in the …

7 Habits Of Incredibly Unsuccessful Business Professionals – Part II

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We’ve heard over and over what to do to be more successful. In the first part of this article I told you four bad habits not to do. Below I will discuss the other three bad habits that you must eliminate if you are to sell more, build your business, and increase your income this year. It’s very simple. If …

7 Habits Of Incredibly Unsuccessful Business Professionals – Part I

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We’ve all heard the rhetoric: “Do this and this and this and you’ll be successful.” Over the years, my observations in the field of high performing business professionals has led me to discover seven bad habits that characterize the real losers. Sure we can all fall into some of these traps from time to time. Successful business professionals recognize their …

Focus Your Business For Success

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My plane arrived at the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport at 4:00 in the afternoon. It was hot and sunny. I forgot to bring my sunglasses for the ninety-minute drive to Tyler. Luckily, I was headed east. I was in Tyler for a business development seminar. It was my forth program in five days. I was hot, tired, and hungry. I decided …

The Law of Fractional Advantage

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I was watching a basketball game this past week and the winning team missed almost two out of every three shots they took. How can you win a game shooting only 35.9%? The opposing team only shot 28.9%! Later, I decided to look into what was going on in the world of golf. You don’t have to be a big …

G-8 Level Communication

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In a recent G-8 economic summit a large concern for the group of major world leaders was the proliferation of nuclear arms in Iran and North Korea. Additionally, the peace process in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians seems to take two steps back for every step forward. Most world problems over the centuries have been related to …