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6 Ways To Improve Your Company’s Financial Situation

Overheard at a strategy meeting this week:

I think we can improve our company financial situations through the following ways:

  1. Make money: maximize our pricing, identify our top customers
  2. Save money: review our labour cost, negotiable with our suppliers, reduce bad debts, restructure financing, reduce work errors, track advertising investments
  3. Improve the efficiency of processes or procedures
  4. Improve the quality of our products/services, create more value
  5. Fix existing problems: do regular variance analyses
  6. Prevent future problems: prepare reliable budgets, projections and sensitivity analyses

Pretty interesting discussion/meeting…!

Don’t Overlook These Important Areas Of Your Company

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Businesses are big. They’re a lot bigger than most people realize. Even small companies have different parts, and it’s best to think of businesses as giant machines. Overall, they may look like one thing but beneath the surface, there’s a lot going on that you don’t see or even notice. However, like a machine, if you take just one of the moving cogs away, the whole business collapses. The machine stops working, and it can take quite a long time to fix it. That’s why you can’t neglect certain areas of your business, even though they might not seem important. We promise they are playing a vital part in chartering your business towards success. Let’s start by thinking about HR.

The Key Role Of Human Resources

Human resources probably isn’t an area of your business that you’re too familiar with. They solve problems, and if there aren’t any issues, you may not hear from them for quite some time. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re not an important part of your company. In fact, if you don’t have an HR team in your business, you could find yourself in a tricky situation. To understand why, we need to think about the role that HR plays in business.

One of the main functions of HR is for recruitment services. They’ll recommend people who you could hire for your company. They may also highlight issues with your own choices for potential hires. Usually, HR and management form two separate teams. Both should have some level of say in recruitment decisions. For legal reasons alone, it is never a wise decision to ignore the opinions of HR completely.

The other role of HR is to manage and look after staff that you have already hired. They will deal with any issues that may have arisen in the employee population. This could include questions on new office regulations or emotional challenges. They may also monitor stress levels of the employees in your business.

Thus, HR will help you get a strong and effective team hired for your business. As well as this, they will help you tackle any issues that could affect productivity. Therefore, they are part of your business that is crucial to success rates. If you don’t have a full HR team, you may want to consider using an outsourcing service. Through outsourcing, you can get the benefits of HR without the expensive hiring costs.

The Crucial Part Tech Has To Play

Can you get away without having tech in your business? We highly doubt it, and it’s not just the process of buying the technology. After it’s setup, you need to make sure that it stays running. That’s far from a guarantee. Particularly, if you don’t have an IT support team on staff. An IT support team will ensure that your business tech is always running as it should be. If your tech fails or breaks down, you may go through a period of disaster recovery. Without a team of IT experts, this can take weeks or even months. With them, your systems can be back up and running again within minutes. The longer you are out of the market, the more likely it is to have an effect on your long term prospects. Do not let your business become a victim to these types of issues. Remember, that with an outsourced IT director, the issue of technology isn’t even in your hands. It will be handled by a separate company, trained to deal with common issues effectively.

As well as this, IT support isn’t just about keeping your business running online. You need IT support to protect your data and keep it safe from hackers. As a business owner, you will be responsible for a large amount of data from your customers. Data that, in the wrong hands, could lead to cases of financial fraud. This is the type of situation that can easily damage your business reputation. You’ll be lucky if customers ever decide to buy from you again. Particularly, if the source of the fraud is rooted back to poor security on your end.

It’s clear that technology is important for keeping your business efficient and active on the market. As well as making sure that the interests of your customers and clients are protected.

Deliveries And Receiving Products

These days businesses put so little thought into deliveries that they simply outsource the issue. If you call up a business today asking about a delivery, they will redirect you to a completely different company. You might then be redirected again to speak with the company that took responsibility for the product last. It should be noted that there is no issue with outsourcing the issue of logistics. In fact, it makes a considerable amount of sense considering how much delivery costs can be. That said, though, you have to make sure you still deliver a quality service. Or rather, you’re working in partnership with a company that will keep up high standards. Otherwise, your customers will notice. It’s incredibly difficult to grow and expand a business when you continuously receive bad reviews online. Customers hate problems with deliveries. For a company to reach higher levels of success, this area of the business must be running like clockwork. This brings us to the final aspect of your business you can not neglect.

Customer Service

Deliveries are certainly a part of the customer service and support you provide. However, the customer service team of operations may not be part of your company that you want to outsource. We suggest keeping this area of your business in-house. That way, you can keep track of performance and customer satisfaction levels. It’s far more difficult to do this if the customer service team is not the main part of your company.

Our advice is that you offer customer feedback for calls and complaints. That way, customers feel as though they are being listened to, and you get the data you need. If you improve levels of customer service, you will see reviews of your business become more positive. This will ensure the future success of your company.

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Late delivering Christmas orders?

If you are struggling to deliver your pre-Christmas orders, this is an approach you might want to consider…

This was sent to me by Bree Robbins of Paddington Pups in Brisbane

Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2013

Top 10 Blog Posts 20132013 has been quite a year. Below is a list of the top 10 blog posts of the year. Enjoy a quick review and use the tips and techniques to make 2014 your best year ever!

  1. Willpower is like a battery – How to stick to your goals like New Year’s Resolutions.
  2. Hyperbolic Discounting – How to remain committed to long-term goals to achieve the success that might have been eluding you.
  3. Why Smart Business People Fail – Success is not the inverse of failure. In other words, not failing does not make you successful…
  4. From Motivation To Momentum – A must read if you slip and sabotage your goals and dreams (knowingly or unknowingly).
  5. Google Search Tips - These tips are priceless to get the most from Google, otherwise you’ll never quite get what you’re looking for.
  6. The Epic Split – This is simply AMAZING. The power of human focus and concentration combined with incredible athleticism.
  7. Good And Bad Habits Of Smart People - Success is not about how smart you are, but much more dependent on WHAT you do with what you know and HOW you do (or don’t do) certain things…
  8. Bobby McFerrin – Amazing Presentation – Every once in a while someone creates a magical moment. This is one such moment. Enjoy!
  9. Positive Twist On Negative Thinking – Attention small business owners… Don’t hire this type of person!
  10. The Power Of Why – The better the questions you ask yourself, the better the answers you’ll come up with.

Happy Holidays from Exponential Programs

Funny work quotes

“A consultant is someone who takes a subject you understand and makes it sound confusing.” – Unknown

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” – Edgar Bergen

“Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” – Robert Orben

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, “Certainly, I can!” Then get busy and find out how to do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire.” – Cannon’s Law

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” – Bertrand Russel

“Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.” – Al Capp

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” – Gustave Flaubert

“Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you’re just sitting still?” – J. Paul Getty

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep.” – Anonymous

“If A equals success, then the formula is A = X + Y + Z. Where X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut” – Albert Einstein

“To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.” – Anonymous

“God put me on this Earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now, I am so far behind I will never die.” – Anonymous

“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” – Robert Frost

“The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.” – Ronald Reagan

“Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor.” – John Ciardi

“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” – Charles Lamb

“Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers.” – Homer Simpson

“I’ve developed a new philosophy… I only dread one day at a time.” – Charles Schultz

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Mark Twain

“I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need, if I die by four o’clock.” – Henny Youngman

“The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen” – Sarah Brown

“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.” -J.C. Penney

“When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?’” – Don Marquis

“The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.” – Abe Lemons

“Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache… unless you play golf.” – Gene Perret

“When a man retires and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch.” – R.C. Sherriff

“Show me a man who is a good loser and I’ll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss.” – Jim Murray

“Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.” – Jonathan Clements

“The easiest job in the world has to be coroner. Surgery on dead people. What’s the worst thing that could happen? If everything went wrong, maybe you’d get a pulse.” – Denise Miller

“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” – Muhammad Ali

“When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” – Henry J. Kaiser

“Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.” – Pablo Picasso

“If you think your boss is stupid, remember: you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.” – John Gotti

Lack of resources?

“Whenever you face a deficit
in resources, you need to
replenish your inventory of ideas.”

– Dr Marc Dussault

 

From Motivation To Momentum

Exponential Programs - The Life You Want To LiveI am a huge fan of inspirational quotes and motivation messages, especially those that make you stop, think and re-assess where you are, where you are going or who you are and who you want to become.

Without getting into too much existentialist psycho-self-analysis, this simple quote can be a life-changer if you take the time to think about what it really means.

To put it simply, whenever something happens that throws you off or frustrates you, it usually means it’s not something you want or should be doing.

So why then does it happen (so often)?

That is the million-dollar question.

Simply stated, if you lived your life and ran your business or career “on purpose”, in line with your passions, beliefs and values, you would be living the life that you want to be living.

Think about that for a second. I mean seriously consider what this means.

Easier said than done, I know.

That’s why one of my most popular programs “My Best Year Ever” is so powerful. It starts by helping people determine what they really want and then, by achieving more of what they want, they begin to reduce the regular intrusions and frustrations.

Bit by bit, they start to live a more fulfilling, enjoyable life that makes it easier to deal with the less frequent interruptions and obstacles that present themselves.

But this blog post is not about selling you “into that program”. If you want it, it’s available at the click of your mouse.

This blog post is a no-strings attached gift for you.
No opt-in, no commitment.
Just keep reading and you’ll benefit from
the priceless and timeless advice it contains.

Exponential Programs - Take The Leap

Back to my story….

Once you start to live “on purpose”, it’s as though your compass (internal GPS) points you in the right direction and you start to make one good decision after another – like magic.

I say “like magic” because that is how powerful and pervasive the Law Of Attraction can be – if and only if – you are congruent and crystal clear about what you want.

When you know exactly what you want,
everything changes.

One of the strongest forces that will come to your assistance is your Reticular Activation System (RAS) in your brain. The RAS has limitless potential to provide you with solutions to problems you didn’t even know you had, before they even occur.

But here’s the thing about the RAS that most people don’t know. Without a crystal clear picture of what you want, it can’t help you. It can’t focus on the reverse of an idea, in other words steer you away from what you don’t want. And it can’t see through an approximate or ambiguous description (I want to make more money). How much is more?

The RAS acts and proactively reacts to your clearly stated, and specific purpose, leveraging the brain and mind’s “positive intent”. This is one of the most powerful forces in personal psychology and yet if you Google it, you’ll have difficulty finding any references beyond the pop psychology quotes on positive thinking.

That is one of the many services I provide my clients – access to information and knowledge they would never find on their own. It’s partially because I have 5 university degrees (in a variety of disciplines from engineering to law, business, ecommerce, entrepreneurship, organizational behaviour and family business) as well as the 1,000+ business books I have read. (Yes, I am a speed reader.)

Positive Intent

Positive Intent is one of the most powerful forces in personal psychology. It’s the only way a non-psychotic individual can take his or her own life. The Positive Intent is that the brain calculates the PAIN of living “like this” as more than the PAIN of ending one’s life. This is an extreme example of Positive Intent.

In so much as this is the negative example of Positive Intent, once you understand its limitless force, only then can you accept it is both pervasive and permanent. Human beings cannot function without it.

A less traumatic example is how Positive Intent has to be overcome to become a sports champion.

Take tennis for example. A rally gets going and the ball gets hit back and forth. Within a few strokes, the brain’s Positive Intent wants to END the point – even at the cost of LOSING the point – because it is tired. The brain will work AGAINST the player’s positive expectation and desire to win and sabotage the point – UNLESS the player has sufficient Mental Toughness to overcome that irresistible and irrepressible desire to end the point at any cost.

The same is true in business, but to a less visible degree.

 

This is why so many business owners suffer in silence.

 

Business people routinely and repeatedly sabotage their own success and never understand the mechanics involved and thus remain powerless to overcome them.

Today’s email is a first step in enlightening you to the information and knowledge that exists – slightly out of reach of the layperson. The knowledge resides in a chasm between academia and every day life. It unfortunately falls in the crack and very few business people seek it out. Even fewer fully understand how to deploy and leverage it.

Those that do, become champions of business. They are the ones others look up to for guidance, inspiration and motivation.

Those champions are just like you – the ONLY difference is that they know things you don’t and have learned how to apply their knowledge strategically, tactically and exponentially.

“It” becomes their defensible, competitive advantage.

That’s what today’s email is about. Giving you a taste of what newfound knowledge can provide you and your business.

First, if you haven’t previously read my emails or had a look at my blogs, you need to know that I have a very unique approach to business coaching and mentoring. My philosophy and methodology is cutting edge and not for most people. It is intense, demanding and for those fully immersed in it – it is thrilling.

I’ve accepted that the top of the success pyramid is much narrower than the base. I have chosen to work with the best because I have tried the alternative and it doesn’t work.

The “average” person does not have the drive, determination and discipline to change his or her predicament. They would “like” their lives to change, but anytime there is a decision that needs to be made – they hesitate, second-guess and otherwise procrastinate. By the time they might be ready to make the decision, it’s usually too late.

I accept that you may not be ready, willing or interested to grow your business and/or improve or enhance your career. Not everyone is an achiever.

If you are an achiever and realise you have greater potential than your current results reflect, then keep reading…

 

Desire. Drive. Determination.

 

Working with high achievers, I could easily take for granted one of the key prerequisites for success – desire, drive and determination. But I don’t because I know that unless you really, really want it, “it’s” never going to happen for you.

Unless you believe “it’s” possible for you, you won’t get excited and motivated. So yes, it’s a vicious circle, the chicken and egg dilemma – which one comes first?!?!

For some (few) people, they just know what they want, for (most) others, they need to figure that out. The best way to figure out what you want is to start doing new things and gauging if the results are more of what you want or less of what you want.

Let me share with you a practical example…

About 3 years ago, I recognised we didn’t have enough women in my elite Platinum Program. So I set out as I explain in my Blogging For Business Webinar, to create online content that caters to women.

I created the following pages:

I started blogging about issues of interest and concern to women without being chauvinistic or sexist – but I did take a stand and position on some controversial issues.

That is one of the important messages I reinforce over and over again.

You have to take a stand, a position
on things that are important to you.

For example, two of the controversial concepts that I address in my blog are:

Erotic-Capital-Woman

  1. You can’t afford to be ugly. Pretty people make more money than less attractive people. It’s well documented and called Erotic Capital. There is substantial (legitimate) academic research to support it. When we’re honest with ourselves, we know this is true… And…
  2. Taller people earn more than shorter people. These are incontrovertible facts – fully researched as well as supported with countless anecdotal evidence.

The amazing thing about information like this is
that with the proper knowledge, you can even overcome
being short– IF you know what to do…

But if you don’t, then you remain a statistic with the odds stacked against you.

I know. It’s not fair. These are not my rules. These are universal laws. I teach my clients how to re-write the rules in harmony with their morals and ethics.

The point here is simple – with DOZENS of pages that are keyword rich and fully optimised for my intended audience – powerful, successful business women – I have been able to triple the percentage of women in my most exclusive mentoring program in less than 2 years.

If you want to learn the underlying strategies I teach, you can refer to my Business Blogging Webinar or my Internet Sales Lead Generation Webinar called Turning Website Browsers Into Buyers.

This was not done in a manipulative manner. I created value and a conversation that appealed to successful women and they chose to work with me. That is the true power of authentic marketing and positioning.

Let’s take another, more lighthearted example:

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “We hear about delivering value and giving it to prospects to create reciprocity, but how do we do that without selling or giving products or services away for free?”

Here is are a few examples:

I love animals and want to have more clients who share my love of animals (even if this has absolutely nothing to do with my business mentoring services). One way to attract more animal lovers is to create gifts that appeal to them.

Case Study #1: Woofs Of Wisdom

Click here to download my “Woofs Of Wisdom” – a collection of canine jokes and funny quotes. It’s free and does not require an email opt-in.

This free giveaway is lighthearted fun that I, and my clients, give away for free, with no email opt-in requirement. We want to spread goodwill and fun because it is one of the foundational principles of Exponential Mindset Thinking –

Having FUN doing out-of-the-ordinary things
that create extra-ordinary results
with the least amount of effort and lowest cost.

You can access the Woofs Of Wisdom on a variety of websites, including Paddington Pups’s website. Just scroll down the page and look at the bottom of the right hand side column for the banner.

Case Study #2: Computational Words Of Wisdom

Once you get this concept, then you can adapt it to your particular industry, like Ray Keefe and I did when we co-created the Computational Words Of Wisdom.

Case Study #3: Steve Jobs’ Bytes Of Wisdom

Then of course there are the Steve Jobs Bytes Of Wisdom, which was submitted to me by one of my many loyal blog subscribers. It’s important to fully recognise that when you create a surplus of value to the “universe”, it will respond in kind to compensate you directly or indirectly. It’s called “paying it forward.”

 

More than 50% of my blog content is user generated.

 

Submitted from dozens of countries around the world, my blogs are a priceless collection of more than 4,000 pages of insights and information that you would otherwise never get your hands on.

I, on my own, could never assemble such a diverse collection of tips, tricks and techniques. But none of that happens without the first initial step…

Nothing happens without a catalyst, a trigger.

This is where I want to end this email – back where we started.

Unless you know what you want and have the fire in your belly burning RED HOT, there are too many distractions in the daily grind of every day life to achieve your wildest and most exciting dreams.

Just remember:

“If you don’t know where you’re going –
you will get there.” –
Dr Marc Dussault

 

If you do have dreams, goals and aspirations that you want to reach, you know how to reach us. It’s what we do. We enable, inspire and empower business people and entrepreneurs to discover and live their ultimate destinies.

It’s very rewarding, enjoyable and mutually satisfying. Imagine being in a room full of successful achievers who keep redefining their lives, raising the bar and winning the game of business AND having fun doing it?!?!

Onward and upward!

Dr Marc Dussault

The Exponential Growth Strategist

P.S. In a future blog post, I will address the question that should be on your mind right now…

“What makes someone exponential?”

For example, what makes someone think to download the various documents in this email and send them out to friends and family TODAY? Why do some people click on the hyperlinks and buy the products and get started NOW rather than later? Why do some people do this instinctively whereas others second guess and doubt (themselves)?

These are profound thoughts I will address in a future blog post. Along with the benefits and advantages of people who take action. The undeniable truth is that it is only with actions that we create results.

For example, by the time I publish my follow up blog post, I know without a doubt, someone will leverage what I have provided to either create value or make $1,000 in cash. It happens every time.

The question is why don’t most people do this even though they KNOW it works?!?!

Stay tuned for that discussion in a future blog post.

 

Killer Kopywriting – New Vocabulary

I recently blogged about jargon and other overused words to avoid. Today’s post is a tongue-in-cheek look at how new words are created…

CARPERPETUATION (kar’ pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.

DISCONFECT (dis kon fekt’) v. To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, somehow assuming this will “remove” all the germs.

ECNALUBMA (ek na lub’ ma) n. A rescue vehicle which can only be seen in the rearview mirror.

EIFFELITES (eye’ ful eyetz) n. Gangly people sitting in front of you at the movies who, no matter what direction you lean, follow suit.

ELBONICS (el bon’ iks) n. The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest at a movie theater.

ELECELLERATION (el a cel er ay’ shun) n. The mistaken notion that the more you press an elevator button the faster it will arrive.

FRUST (frust) n. The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.

LACTOMANGULATION (lak’ to man gyu lay’ shun) n. Manhandling the “open here” spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the “illegal side “.

PEPPIER (pehp ee ay’) n. The waiter at a fancy restaurant whose sole purpose seems to be walking around asking diners if they want ground pepper.

PHONESIA (fo nee’ zhuh) n. The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.

PUPKUS (pup’ kus) n. The moist residue left on a window after a dog presses its nose to it.

TELECRASTINATION (tel e kras tin ay’ shun) n. The act of always letting the phone ring at least twice before you pick it up, even when you’re only six inches away.

Happy Holidays!

Marketing Tip: What sells, what doesn’t

When I came across the article shown below, I just though there was a marketing lesson in there somewhere… Can you find it? Read the article and try to find the lesson, once you think you have it, click on the read more button.

Lady Gaga Covers

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Australian Business Ownership On The Rise

According to a recent Bankwest Business Trends Report, there were 42,000 more start-ups, a 3.3% increase in the number of people running their own business in 2010 than there were in 2009.

The report states this is the strongest level of start-up growth seen in almost a decade, with 1.3 million Australians now running their own business, accounting for 11.5% of employed Australians.

The report also reveals that there are more men than women running their own business. However, the strongest growth has come from female entrepreneurs. The Bankwest Report explains “We have found that over the past year, the growth rates for women running a business are almost double compared to men and over a five year period, the growth rates for women are more than triple that of men.” Women entrepreneurs are increasingly choosing to work for themselves for the added flexibility, in addition to the ease with which one can now work from home.

So, you’d think you’re in good company…

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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?

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Business Coaching Case Study: Innovative Capital Request

One of the reasons I like to blog is to find and then share stuff you otherwise would never come across on your own. I got this request by email and thought it was a great idea. Sometimes you have to get our of your box and try something new to get a different result.

FrogPad Capital Request

Exponential Extravaganza – FINAL ENCORE Performance In Sydney THIS Saturday!

Yes, you read correctly, there will be one final curtain call for The Exponential Extravaganza, on Saturday, 3 July from 10 AM to 5 PM to accommodate non-Sydneysiders to fly in and out on the day. Click the event hyperlink to register, it’s rare you get a second chance like this.

If you considered attending the first time around, make it happen now -> click here <- to register.

When you go to the event page you can read about all the elements that I cover, but fundamentally, you want to attend for one reason and one reason only. To learn how to think like a champion, a winner. That’s all there is to it. The full day event covers the 4 dimensions of an Exponential Mindset because it’s a holistic approach, not a bunch of hit or miss tactics.

When you think Exponentially, you start to act Exponentially and your results become Exponential – which simply means INCREASING at an INCREASING rate.

If you want the best results with the least amount of effort and want to TEST DRIVE EXPONENTIAL STRATEGIES – Saturday’s your second chance!

Click here to check out what it’s all about and register.

Exponential Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Winners Announced!

SYDNEY, 7 June, 2010Exponential Programs announces the winners of its inaugural 2010 Exponential Entrepreneur Awards presented to entrepreneurs and business people who have demonstrated excellence deploying exponential strategies in their business by profitably creating exceptional value for their clients in a manner that is both measurable and sustainable.

The winners will be presented their awards at a series of Exponential Extravaganza events to be held in Brisbane (June 5), Melbourne (June 19) and Sydney (June 26).

Bree RobbinsPaddington Pups Category: Queensland Service Industry

Gavin BuckettThe Gourmet Guardian Category: Victoria Service Industry

Ray KeefeSuccessful Endeavours Category: Engineering Consultant

David ConroyThe Lone Drainer And Pronto! Category: New South Wales Service Industry

Sam KritsotakisEskae Jeweller Category: New South Wales Start Up

The Exponential Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards will be presented in Brisbane on Saturday 5 June, in Melbourne on Saturday 19 June and in Sydney on Saturday 26 June at the Exponential Extravaganza events. It covers the 4 pillars of an Exponential Mindset: Business, Internet, Professional and Personal Mastery Principles. Attend to find out how you can become an award-winning business entrepreneur and get the results that go with it!

Business School Leaves Entrepreneurs Empty-handed

Entrepreneurship is a 24-7 job. It requires the willingness to look at different perspectives and the ability to generate new ideas. Modern entrepreneurs need to be flexible enough to keep up with technology and to recognize and adapt to changes in the market. They need intuition and resilience in the face of obstacles. Unfortunately, most of these skills are not taught in business school. In fact, many business classes hinder the development of entrepreneurial skills.

Bowling Green University recently tested the entrepreneurial skills of two different groups of business students. One group consisted of students who had experience running their own business, and the other was a control group that had only regular classroom instruction. The study tested the students in three areas vital to entrepreneurship; overall business capability, the ability to embrace uncertainty, and the skills to start up a company. The results of the study showed that entrepreneurs test higher in every category.

The entrepreneurs’ overall business capability was 7% higher than the students, they rated 4% higher in risk taking, and 2% higher in start up skills.

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Make stuff fun and get exponential results!

Many people ask me what Exponential Marketing is all about and in one word, it’s called Antimimeticisomorphism, having fun, doing out-of-the-ordinary things that create extra-ordinary results with the least amount of effort and lowest cost.

That being said, the best way is to SHOW you an classic example of what I mean. This short video says it all – creative, out-of-the-box thinking that Edward De Bono would call Parallel Thinking

If you like stuff like this, go to my Antimimeticisomorphism site where I’ve put together a collection of really cool stuff that is totally different and yes, exponential!

Squash Players Make Terrible Referees

I recently competed in the 2009 Australian Masters Squash and World Masters Games Competitions reaching the top 12 and 18 National and International Rankings respectively. I tell you this so you know I am qualified to make the statement that squash players make terrible referees. But here’s the thing that boggles my mind. They don’t know they suck.

At the 2009 World Masters Games, I had a match that was horribly refereed – I mean it was absolutely horrendous – it wasn’t biased – the calls were bad for me AND my opponent. But the calls were just plain wrong. The referee and the marker BOTH had NO CLUE how to referee a match EVEN THOUGH they were 50 to 60 year olds with 30+ squash playing experience.

How can that be?

Then it hit me, like a beginner’s exaggerated follow-through on the back-hand swing across the head…

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When Your RAS Lifts, Your Spirit Soars

In a previous post, I mentioned how you can leverage your Reticular Activation System to create boundless possibilities and unlimited success – practically effortlessly. Go ahead and read that blog post before you continue reading today’s post…

This is a brief testimonial that exemplifies that BUSINESS SUCCESS is not all about financial gain – it’s much more holistic than that.

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Hi,
I really don’t know who you are? But you told me some such lovely things or keys of success that I must follow and must achieve my goals or destination.But it’s really my destination or not? Aahhh….. How can I express? It’s absolutely difficult for me to explain But I really appreciate you and the way you encouraged me and you know what…………..????????…. I love this because I always found these precious guidelines from my dead father (kindness, love, friendship, charm and successful destiny) and I want to follow these lines because it’s still my father’s journey and my journey.

Thanks & regards,

F.H.

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I don’t I need to say anything more than if you’re looking for a holistic and all-encompassing approach to business – you’ve found it. Get informed about our programs and make the decision to step up and create an exponential lifestyle for yourself.