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4 Minutes To Explosive Growth

I love it when I learn my own lessons! I teach ambitious entrepreneurs and business executives how to find hidden opportunities in their businesses.

Opportunities that are sitting right there, under there noses…

That’s what happened to me today.

I figuratively tripped across a 4-minute audio that I completely forgot I had in my archives (I have more than 500 different electronic product components…)

It’s only 4 minutes, but it includes all of this!

Essential ingredients you NEED in your marketing to get
your PROFITS TO RISE FASTER than yeast in BREAD

  • These ideas will enable you to bring home up to quarter of a million dollars per year more instead of netting a profit that makes you feel you are working in a job (Just Over Broke)  (00:24)
  • Following these steps for improving your methods will bullet-proof your career and business so you will always lock in this much profit each year as a minimum (00:37)
  • Changing this one thing will minimize your risk so you will feel you’re working your way to the upper crust rather than picking up the crumbs of clientele from the bottom of the heap (00:47)
  • These vital ingredients enable you to look at things differently to get a bigger slice of the pie (00:54)
  • Making these small changes within your business each week for less than a hundred dollars can grow your profits by a factor of 157. (2:40)
  • Gaining new ideas on a daily basis provides the raw materials to get top-quality results within the first year (3:17)
  • Learning to think exponentially is like the air in your dough: it will help your brand, business and profits rise to peak levels (4:00)
  • The mindset you will gain from these distinctions will get people begging to give you their money so you will be rolling in dough (4:25) faster than you knead it!

Click here to access this 4-minute audio that reveals the 1 Percent Improvement Doctrine.

How To Find Hidden Assets In Your Business

As The Exponential Growth Strategist, once of the cornerstone principles of exponential marketing is uncovering hidden assets. This real life example made me take notice because it’s utterly brilliant!

The only improvement I could make to this creative idea is to identify the balls to the matches played and sell those at a premium. (I asked, they don’t do this).

Tax Collector Joke

I just had to share this joke (and video) with you. As an avid reader or subscriber of this blog you probably know by now that I like to have fun. I trust you’ll enjoy this and if I made you laugh today, my job is done.

A father walks into the market followed by his ten-year-old son. The kid is spinning a 25-cent piece in the air and catching it between his teeth. As they walk through the market someone bumps into the boy at just the wrong moment and the coin goes straight into his mouth and lodges in his throat. He immediately starts choking and going blue in the face and Dad starts panicking, shouting and screaming for help.

A middle-aged, fairly unremarkable man in a gray suit is sitting at a coffee bar in the market reading his newspaper and sipping a cup of coffee. At the sound of the commotion he looks up, puts his coffee cup down on the saucer, neatly folds his newspaper and places it on the counter. He gets up from his seat and makes his unhurried way across the market. Reaching the boy (who is still standing, but only just) the man takes hold of the kid and squeezes gently but firmly. After a few seconds the boy coughs up the quarter, which the man catches in his free hand.

The man then walks back to his seat in the coffee bar without saying a word. As soon as he is sure that his son was fine, the father rushes over to the man and starts effusively thanking him. The man looks embarrassed and brushes off the thanks. As he’s about to leave, the father asks one last question. “I’ve never seen anybody do anything like that before – it was fantastic – what are you, a surgeon or something like that?”

“No” the man replies, “I work for the IRS, getting people to cough it up is my business.”

Marketing Tip: Creating value for your clients – Part two

In a previous blog post, I explained how to use a promotional product to add value to your clients, prospects and suspects. I know this is an example of antimimeticisomorphism that takes a while to get a grasp of, which is why I wanted to show you an alternative, called Permacharts, shown below.

Permachart - Sample

The charts themselves are self-explanatory, but which ones can help your clients?

Continue reading ‘Marketing Tip: Creating value for your clients – Part two’

Antimimeticisomorphism

Antimimetic isomorphism, Anti mimetic iso morphism, mimetic isomorphismWhat the heck is antimimeticisomorphism?!?!

Simply stated, it’s the opposite of mimetic isomorphism – an academic term that explains what we all know to be true. “Monkey see, monkey do.”

As industries mature, competitors increasingly use the same strategies and techniques to market, sell and deliver their products – in effect commoditising them.

Antimimeticisomorphism means doing the opposite.

Not just to be different, but to be special, out-of-the-ordinary with a PURPOSE.

Because it’s a mindset, it takes time to adopt the ability to see and create boundless opportunities and uncover hidden assets within your business, career or life.

It’s what makes the super successful and ultra wealthy who they are.

EXTRA-ORDINARY.

Because the alternative is – well ORDINARY.

Want to learn more about antimimeticisomorphism?

You can Google it and you’ll find thousands of listings – all pointing to me.

I have two websites dedicated to antimimeticisomorphism, the first is the site that explains antimimeticisomorphism and the second are examples of antimimeticisomorphism.

On my Personal Coaching Blog, I have a whole category of antimimeticisomorphism examples.

As you can see, this is a foundational element of my Exponential Coaching Philosophy.

Have a look around and enjoy the discovery process – you’ll quickly realise that the more fun you have, the better your results will be!

How To Brand Your Company 1 of 4

Today’s post will make you laugh. They were sent to me by David Cordover, from Chess Kids. Chess Kids provides the opportunity for all children to Build their Mental Muscles™ by learning and playing chess. It’s a great introduction to a special series of blog posts on branding that I have lined up for you.

Have a good chuckle!

Be careful in this financial storm!

Be careful in this financial storm!

"... Can you hear me now?"

"... Can you hear me now?"

Hopefully this was LAST year's theme and not THIS year's!

Hopefully this was LAST year

This could be the logo for 2008's stock markets...

This could be the logo for 2008

Ford = Fix Or Repair Daily

Ford = Fix Or Repair Daily

Even the top end of the market has been affected!

Even the top end of the market has been affected!

What goes down must come up, but when?

What goes down must come up, but when?

Was 3M, now downgraded to 2M!

Was 3M, now downgraded to 2M

The economic crisis has taken a bit out of everything!

The economic crisis has taken a bite out of everything!

Business Coaching Case Study: “Race The Base” For Charity

This is a great idea to raise funds for charity. I share ideas like this with you to show you that when you adopt Exponential Mindset Thinking™ you can and will become more creative and innovative. Exposure to new and different ideas stimulates your Reticular Activation System (RAS) so it gets easier and easier with time. Like a muscle, your brain can be trained to seek out new ideas. Enjoy this video and let me know which one you think won the race.

Happy Penguin Metaphor

If you haven’t seen this video, it’s a great metaphor for Exponential Mindset Thinking™, coming up with great solutions to apparently “unsolvable problems”. We have an event coming up called Etch-A-Sketch Thinking In The iPad Age that introduces you to this idea of coming up with fresh new ideas that get you out of trouble quickly and easily!

What Does Exponential Actually Mean?

This is a question that is best answered by another question to illustrate it VIVIDLY. Would you rather have $100,000 today or 1 cent that doubles every day for 30 days? Click on the hyperlink to find out the answer to what exponential really means. At the upcoming Exponential Extravaganza, I’m going to cover the 4 dimensions of Exponential Mindset Thinking and Mastery that is all about having fun, doing out-of-the-ordinary things that create extra-ordinary results with the least amount of effort and lowest cost.

But here’s the thing…

This is the ONLY Free event I’m doing in 2010. It’s the ONLY chance to test drive the strategies you’ve been reading about on this and my other blogs.

The reason I’m doing this FREE event one last time is to make sure I give everyone in my database the chance to come see me LIVE at my cost ONE LAST TIME.

At this event, we’re going to launch our new Apple App, release a song as well as a few other prizes and surprises…

When all is said and done, if you’ve enjoyed reading this blog, why not head on down to one of the events and come say hello in person?

After all – you’ll be spending the day with other Exponential Mindset enthusiasts, a great way to invest a Saturday!

Go to http://www.exponentialprograms.com/extravaganza and book your FREE ticket while they remain available. In fact, you should book a Premium seat for $97 to ENSURE and GUARANTEE you have a seat. We actually expect the PREMIUM seats to FILL the room… Of course we’ll let you know when that happens, but I wouldn’t take the risk if I were you…

AntiMimeticIsoMorphism Example: Think Inside the box!

Ian Faulkner sent me this YouTube link – everyone says to think outside the box, but when you’re antimimeticisomorphic, you want to consider thinking INSIDE the box! This video is self-evident, but the lesson for YOU might not be. What can you do to turn the proverbial box inside-out? What can you do to attract attention to your product/service? What is your ‘box’?!?!

I call this Twisting The Kube™ and it’s one of the Exponential Mindset strategies that I teach my clients.

It’s easier said than done. I get that.

If if was ‘easy’ everyone would do it.

But here’s the thing – it can be learned.

The fastest, easiest way is to get your hands on my Marc-Ka-Ching Kube™. Within the first few days of Twisting The Kube™, you’ll start to recognise that your thinking is shifting – faster and more easily than you thought possible.

But I have to be honest with you… Continue reading ‘AntiMimeticIsoMorphism Example: Think Inside the box!’

Fads

I recently read “Flavor of the month: Why smart people fall for fads” by Joel Best, published in 2006, it’s a very interesting read. I thought page 101 was particularly valuable and at the same time funny.

The 6 Stages Of Institutional Fads

The 6 Stages Of Institutional Fads

It’s on my Linked In reading list if you want to find out more about what I thought about this book and other books that I think are worth reading.

Antimimeticisomorphism Example: Trunk Car Wash

If you’ve seen one car wash, you’ve seen ’em all, right? Well, not quite.

Consider the dynamic duo of Tiki and Alice, a pair of African elephants at the Wildlife Animal Park in southern Oregon. This pair of pachyderms is currently doing double-duty as car wash attendants. Actually, Tiki and Alice are the car wash.

Car Wash - Elephant

Car Wash - Elephant

Simply roll up your vehicle and these elephantine employees will blast away the grit and grime via high pressure water emanating from their trunks. Then the 39-year-old elephants adroitly finish the job with sponges. (Turtle Wax, alas, is not available.)

For motorists, the elephant car wash is a sure-fire way to get up close and personal with animals that actually dwarf a Chevy Suburban. Meanwhile, Wildlife Animal Park is using this new revenue stream to weather the tough economy: an elephant-rendered car wash will set you back US$20.

Park organizers say another motive behind the scheme is to promote conservation through education. As well, the elephants’ handlers claim Tiki and Alice are actually having fun washing cars. (Did we mention they’re charging 20 bucks per vehicle?)

Still, hats off to Wildlife Animal Park for coming up with such a novel way to bolster the bottom line – especially considering Tiki and Alice work for peanuts.

Great Advertising Ideas

If you’re looking for advertising ideas, check out this website that has a growing collection of great advertising concepts. I promise you they are way out there – totally original and yes, absolutely positively EXPONENTIAL! Just click on the hyperlink and be amazed!

Retail Sign Humour

A good sense of humour never hurts, unless of course if you’re INsignificant!

Exponential Marketing Strategies include the use of humour as long as it is tasteful, relevant and ADDS to the customer experience as this one plain does with a tongue-in-cheek approach. Think of ways you can re-phrase want you do using puns and other linguistic skills – we teach them at Unleash The Speaker Within as well as in our Killer Kopywriting and Konversation WorkshopsContact us if you want to take laughs and giggles and turn them into sales!

Big Mens Clothing For The Significant Man

Big Mens Clothing For The Significant Man

Retail Risk Reversal

Sometimes people think that retail businesses have limitations when it comes to Exponential Marketing Strategies. They do and they don’t. It’s just a matter of how you Twist The Kube! Andrew Powell of Montreal Canada knows this only too well and sent this link to a Canadian retailer who has taken the Exponential Marketing Strategy of risk reversal to an extreme… Check out this short article that proves that an Exponential Mindset still wins the game!

Retail Risk Reversal

Click on this link -> Retailer reverses risk to below zero!

Antimimeticisomorphism Example: Felony Franks

There are many instances when I get into a stream of consciousness ‘trance’ and really fun stuff happens. Sometimes I think people think it’s just fun and games, but it’s not – every single one has the opportunity to become a ‘business model or concept’ – here is one example that proves that when you run with something, you can make it into a viable business that really stands out above the crowd!

Antimimeticisomorphism Example: Felony Franks

The Interweb Is NOT A Fad

If you are not a subscriber to my Internet Mastery Blog, shame on you. That means you missed out on this amazing YouTube video on the Social Media Revolution that I published a few weeks ago. Click on the hyperlink now and make sure you watch the video – it will shatter your preconceived notions that the Interweb is just a fad.

Exponential Marketing Strategies Work In ALL Industries

Ray Keefe of Successful Endeavours recently reminded me that the following industries were represented at our recent Exponential Business Building Bootcamp. In so doing, he triggered a to do list item that I had been meaning to get to – which is one of the ways the Reticular Activation System works to help you get better results with less effort…

Industries represented at the 2009 Exponential Business Building Bootcamp

2009 Exponential Business Building Bootcamp Participants

2009 Exponential Business Building Bootcamp Participants

- low cost electronics manufacture
- research and development consultancy
- Gym
- online directory
- IT and web services
- search engine optimisation and website hosting
- exponential business growth strategist
- engineering education
- pet store and services
- plumber
- customer service training
- precious metals investments
- sewing classes
- flipping websites for profit
- copywriter
- accounting services
- dental supplies and equipment
- personal breakthrough coach
- custom jeweller
- food safety certification and audit
- butcher
- artist and cartoonist

Then it dawned on me that I had a comprehensive list of industries that Exponential Marketing strategies had been proven and tested to work in…

Exponential Marketing Strategies Tested And Proven In These Industries

Exponential Marketing Strategies Tested And Proven In These Industries

So if you’re in any of these industries, contact us and we’ll show you how to grow your business exponentially!

Continue reading ‘Exponential Marketing Strategies Work In ALL Industries’

How Unique Are You?

I originally introduced Gerard Spriet of Geelong’s Gym in Victoria to Wordle in a blog post on my Internet Mastery Blog. I thought I was pretty creative with it, creating a Wordle of Power Words from Anthony Robbins Firewalk Seminar… and then to get pumped up for New Year’s Resolutions… But I hade no idea Gerard would have an even better idea… He created one of his son’s classmates’ names and their teacher… WOW! Now that is truly exponential and creative!

That’s when I suggested he create one of all the members at his gym and then it dawned on me to do one of all of the clients, prospects and suspects in our database. Check out if your name is one of the 100 most popular names in our database. If your name does NOT come up, then your FIRST NAME is quite unique – at least LESS COMMON than the biggest names (most frequently found in our database). The size of the name represents the FREQUENCY of the name in the list…

Top 100 Most Common Names In The Exponential Programs Database

Top 100 Most Common Names In The Exponential Programs Database

Isn’t this fun? This is a typical example of Exponential Marketing at its best – you really, really should consider getting involved in our community and join us at an upcoming event. We have so much fun, you’d be surprised that AT THE SAME TIME, we’re growing businesses 100, 200 and 300% at a time.

2009 Bootcamp Fun

Well it was bound to happen – we’d get caught on film having the time of our lives… at the 2009 Exponential Business Building Bootcamp. The few photos attached below are testimony to the great group we had – others had to leave to catch flights. (Note to self: take the photo midway when everyone is there!).

Anyway, here is the first photo – the STANDARD SHOT – very UNexponential, but quite professional – don’t YOU want to do business with this mob?

2009 Bootcamp Participants

2009 Bootcamp Participants

Of course, being exponential enthusiasts, we couldn’t hold back or hide our enthusiasm very long…

2009 Bootcamp Graduates

2009 Bootcamp Graduates

But you’re wondering what the individual faces look like… Here are just a few ‘highlights’ – sure looks like fun – and this is a BUSINESS BUILDING EVENT!!!

2009 Bootcamp - Gerard Spriet "You Da Man! Pose"

2009 Bootcamp - Gerard Spriet "You Da Man! Pose"

2009 Bootcamp - David Conroy's "Yeah This Has Been Awesome! Pose"

2009 Bootcamp - David Conroy's "Yeah This Has Been Awesome! Pose"

2009 Bootcamp - Caylene Vincent's "If I could Jump Higher, I would! pose"

2009 Bootcamp - Caylene Vincent's "If I could Jump Higher, I would! pose"