It's the morning of Sunday March 15th, 2020. It has not been a good week. We mourn the loss of thousands of lives lost worldwide to the new enemy of humanity: the Corona virus we all now know and hate. The stock market saw significant disruption and turbulence this week. Travel plans are being altered. Events are being cancelled, postponed or modified. Life as we know for the next 12 days, 12 weeks and 12 months will be different. The pandemic is changing how we work. Some of the changes are going to stick with us for a while, may be for life.
Topics: Magnetic Marketing
I know what you are thinking right now…
“Why on Earth would you write an article about how to screw up my business, Parthiv?”
Because, frankly because you are likely guilty of this most despicable of business sins.
If doing business was a religion, and I was the “Pope,” I would have any business owner who had been doing business for more than 2 or 3 years - who make this unforgivable mistake - declared apostate and force them from the hallowed halls of the faith.
If you’re brand new, then I can forgive you…
Jeff Bezos is a piker…
An absolute pauper compared to the richest single man in the history of the world.
This man built an unbelievable…
Almost unfathomable fortune during a time when there was no Internet, no email, no wide use of the telephone, no fax machines, no FedEx or UPS, and basically none of the advantages we have in business today.
And still this man built an inflation adjusted fortune of $340,000,000,000.00 ($340 billion)!
I’m a data scientist. Now before you roll your eyes and stop reading, stick with me because this is critical to the continued success of your business.
Whether you decide to work with me or not, you MUST understand something if you want to continue to grow and prosper…
Are you a physician, dentist, info-marketer or financial advisor? Do you have a business plan?
Most who reach out to me for business planning help don't have any type of plan in place.
The tool we use at eLaunchers is called LivePlan. I'll share how you can use this valuable business planning tool in your business.
Physicians, dentists, info-marketers and financial advisors need good business planning and access to real-time financial information.
Most people don't like Mondays. This past Monday I can say I absolutely loved.
Do you know the legend Dan Kennedy? He was my mentor, my coach, my friend. Unfortunately he became very ill and was in hospice. There was an outpouring of love and prayers and I truly believe that has true healing powers.
My mentor, Dan Kennedy, taught me to "go deep". While most people forget what they learned yesterday, I "go deep" when Dan Kennedy is speaking. There's a quote he says that I love, he says “I know the mind, like the parachute, is most valuable open." I agree with these words a 100%. You'll always find me in the front row, taking feverish notes, mindmapping what I've learned, and putting it all into action.
Dan talks a lot about super-achievers and what makes them different. They are not distracted; rather, they remain focused on taking the tiny steps and maintaining an accurate routine to achieve their goals.
Today I wanted to share with you something I pulled out of my Dan Kennedy NoBS Inner Circle archive. Would love to know your thoughts on it. Leave me a comment below.
Nowadays, a degree isn’t a guarantee to success. The job market is a battlefield and diplomas are not the only things that matter.
In fact, HuffPost claims that for the first time college graduates are more likely to be unemployed than an average US citizen. Employers are now looking for skills beyond what a college degree can provide.
So, if you want that dream job, you’ll definitely need to add some extra skills to your resume.
One of the best ways you can get ahead of the curve is by finding a mentor. Mentors can help you make sound career decisions and guide you to overcome hurdles on your way to success. And here’s how:
"You can't really know where you're going unless you know where you've been." -- Maya Angelou
We're in the 4th quarter of 2019. Now is the time to review your 2019 business plan and begin preparation for what you're going to accomplish in 2020.
What is a business plan? It's a written description of your business's future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. Don't worry - it doesn't have to be long or complex to start. Ryan Deiss is famously known for making one on a napkin.
I might be dating myself here, but remember the early days of getting directions online? You'd go to a site like MapQuest, put in your start and end points, and print out 10 pages of turn-by-turn directions. It worked great... until you missed a turn. If you got off the route, you were doomed.
Compare that early technology to the current, GPS-based options, such as Google Maps or Waze. These new tools give you dynamic directions in real-time. It knows where you are, how fast you're going, and where you're headed. It can even warn you of road hazards and find new routes on the fly.
Which type of navigation tool are you using to track your customers' journeys? Are you spitting out a set of directions for them to follow, hoping they won't deviate from the route? Or are you using accurate data to map where they are, where they're headed, and what hazards they need to avoid?