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This Week’s Strategy – COURAGE

Have courage

As things get more and more hectic and there is the urge to achieve more, we need to have the courage to make some hard decisions.

Moral courage allows you to do the right thing at the right time. What is it that you are holding back that you need to make a decision on right now? What products our services to remove from your list or which ones to add? Where do you need to cut expenses? Which marketing channel is producing good results? Where else do you need to market your products?

Things maybe hard but only because of what you put in it. What you do is what you are, so whatever decision you make this would dictate the type of person you are.

Some decisions require more courage than others but at the end of the day you have to live with these decisions.

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This week’s strategy is – FOCUS

Christmas is around the corner and you want to finish the year strong, so by now :

  • You should have checked your inventory and ensure you have adequate supplies. This is particular to what your clients are demanding right now, bearing in mind customers’ situations have changed. Focus on what has changed and how you are going to handle this.

  • You should be focused on your marketing strategy? How are you getting the word out there? If you do a search online there are many new small retailers. It is who you know and how quickly you can get your items to them and at what price?

  • You should know what sales and offers you can provide? Start early and end late with your offers.

  • Timing is everything. Choose the right time for your offers. Have time limited sales and make use of social media as much a s possible.

  • What freebies can you offer?

  • Stay focussed on what is happening in your market. E.g someone maybe offering a sale on a product that you have marked up, or they may have the product as part of a gift option.

  • Think outside the box and stay focussed on what you want to achieve.

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Persevere till you succeed

There is no way to succeed, you must persevere.

Too often you give up too quickly.

Sometimes the solution is right around the corner, but you lack the patience and stamina to wait.

This week keep prodding, knowing that your breakthrough is right around the corner.

There is nothing called – ‘giving up’, you got what it takes to get through and succeed.

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This Week’s Strategy – Froth always floats to the top.

If you mix a smoothie, chocolate or coffee all the froth would come to the top. This is so with everything.

Sometimes there are situations that are bothering you, you can’t seem to get a handle on them. Be patient every thing would be revealed as all froth must come to the top. 

Now froth is not a bad thing it is part of the smoothie, chocolate or coffee, it is that part that needs a little longer to fall in place.  Sometimes you may have to scoop the remnants of the froth and throw it in the trash. 

So when you have those situations that you are losing sleep over let it go.  Stop losing sleep over it. Nobody says you had to immediately handle every situation that comes across your desk or your life journey. Be patient, sooner or later the issue would become clearer or the solution would show itself. 

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You Should Know Better

Have you ever done something then you tell yourself you should know better?

This is the challenge we have, something comes up and the day is going crazy and in a split second you make a decision. Then at the end of the day or maybe later on, you are like hmm .. I should have known better.

Think of it this way every second of the day you are making a decision and sometimes you are on auto pilot, and you do and say things that you are like – did I just say that? or did I just do that?

Everything starts in the mind, as a matter of fact all thoughts start in the mind and then you make the decision to take action on it. Hence the reason to be present in what you do. Some things to think about:

  • Don’t let anyone rush you into a decision.

  • There are thousand of opportunities out there so if you miss one another one would certainly come up.

  • Always look at the issue from end to end. If I do this what would happen down the road? It is like saying take this drug it would make you feel good, your problems would feel like nothing, but if you look at the end result, the drug is damaging your nervous system, also damaging your relationships and your loved ones, you may even overdose and die. So ALWAYS look at the issue from end to end, so later on you do not have to tell yourself – you should know better.

Don’t do something and later on tell yourself: you should know better.

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As we go through the day there are times when there is some doubt about what to do or what should be done. Instead of rushing to make a decision and regretting it later on, the best thing to do is to PAUSE. This gives you time to think about the best option. Look at it from end to end.

Anger sometimes get us into real trouble. Have you ever felt so angry with someone on the job or at home and things really get out of hand? You end of saying or doing things that you totally regret. When you begin to get angry the best thing to do is to PAUSE. When you PAUSE the brain gets time to assess things, you are able to look at the situation a little better and you are able to respond without all the anger and anxiety.

These days there are so many things coming at us – issues with our jobs, we maybe cooped up in our homes so there are relationship issues and issues with the business, and the stress keeps piling up, getting more and more. As we get more stressed we begin to do strange things, we snap at everyone including our loved ones. We also become very depressed and anxious. The best thing to do when you recognize that you are becoming stressed is to PAUSE. When you PAUSE your breath gets slower you become more relaxed, you are able to think clearly, and deal with your various situations in a calm and composed manner.

When you PAUSE take some time to pray about your various situations. Praying helps to bring things into perspective. There is clarity when you release everything to God and ask for help.

Prayer never fails.

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The value of timespend your time wisely

How you spend your time for the rest of the year would determine how you would finish the year.

From the time the clock alarms or whenever we awake it is a race against time.

The question is can you really race against time?

No one can prolong time, it is fixed, we all have the same 24 hours per day or 86,400 seconds.

Pay attention to how you spend your time, be mindful of your decisions that consume your time as your navigate throughout the day. Every decision you make either moves you forward or may take you two steps. This is your valuable time.

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NO is a strategy to finish what you started.

When we want to finish what we started NO can be a good strategy to adopt. We often try to please everyone. We can’t say no. Even if we feel overwhelmed we insist on reaching out to help.

People may make you feel that you should not say no, but there are times when you have to say no.

You may recall we looked at managing your time. So, knowing where and how you spend your time daily and weekly helps you to say no to things that are not priority or that do not add value. If you do not do this, a lot of your time would be spent on the activities that really do not contribute to your business or to your way forward in life.

Saying no helps you to focus on finishing what you started, instead of stopping to do things that do not relate to what you had planned, you then lose your trail of thought and you cannot finish what you started.

Saying No is not being disrespectful but asking how important the task you are being asked to do is, or can it be completed at another day or time or can someone else assist with it.

So today before you are asked for help think carefully about your responses, recognizing that NO is a great strategy to keep you moving forward.

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This Week’s Strategy – Stop making a problem out of everything

Problems. problems, problems, everywhere you look there is a problem, or is there?

Sometimes we make problems of out of the simple things.

An issue comes up in the business, then all of a sudden there is a meeting to discuss, people have to leave some important tasks to attend the meeting, only to realize it needed a simple solution.

There may be a simple issue with a client and it goes from a small ants’ nest to a mountain.

Why are you making a problem out of everything? Before you call wolf take a hard look at the issue and explore the solutions, sometimes just letting it be actually takes care of the problem.

So today don’t make a problem out of everything. Relax, enjoy your business, job or life knowing that for every problem there is a solution but sometimes you do not necessarily have to find the solution, you just let it be and nature take it’s course.

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This week’s strategy : grab those opportunities when you see them

We all are presented with opportunities on a daily basis and we repeatedly pass over the opportunities.

Consider the Eagle. The Eagle has excellent concentration and focus to be able to catch their prey. They place their focus on it and set out to catch. Being focussed they are able to quickly identify their opportunities. They do not listen to the nay sayers, they do not let their negative thoughts get in their way, they are laser focus. So should you, look for the opportunities, focus on what you want to achieve and go after it.

Focus on what you are doing. When you focus, you are present, your mind is not wondering and you are able to pick up hues and opportunities. If you are into sales and you are speaking to a friend she/he may indicate that they need to replace a certain outfit or some function is coming up soon and they may need a new outfit. If your mind is somewhere else and you are not focussing on the conversation and on your friend you may miss this opportunity entirely. This is a perfect opportunity to talk about what you offer and what it can do for them. They may talk about different things, their weight or some problem they are having.

Never let an opportunity pass you by. Listen to what is being said, be alert to the mood, facial expression and body language of your client or anyone you are communicating with.

Opportunities could also be those to obtain referrals or a lead to a client or to acquire supplies for your business.

Be present and focus on what you do daily.