Mastermind: Business Lesson #9:

May 23, 2022

The help I have received from MasterMind groups has been invaluable. A Mastermind group is a vehicle for you to check your ideas and get ideas for business growth in a synergistic environment. The group is ideally comprised of five to seven people who are open-minded, positive, and possibility-thinkers.  Their experience and type of industry…

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Industry Research: Business Lesson #8

May 16, 2022

How to Get From Here to There When my business coach, Steve Sobel, asked me to do this industry research, I had no idea how huge it could be.  The ‘aha’ for me was that when you get ‘there’, it becomes another ‘here’.  The only difference between someone just starting in this industry, and someone…

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Entrepreneurship: Business Lesson #7

May 9, 2022

As well as servicing our clients, we are also entrepreneurs and business managers.  If you haven’t read Michael E. Gerber’s E-Myth yet, I highly recommend it; it will help you embrace entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur, how would you rate your abilities for the following on the scale of Not So-Hot, So-So, Pretty Good? Turn any…

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Objectives: Business Lesson #6

May 4, 2022

The primary purpose of a business is to help you attain your personal objectives. When this becomes the focus, rather than generating an arbitrary income, your goals become magnetic. Create a chart like the one here, listing your personal objectives in each category. Include the annual cost for each.

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Niche: Business Lesson #5

April 28, 2022

I have found the #1 reason for “accidental failure” is attempting a niche market that’s incongruent with the consultant’s qualities. To define your natural niche, complete the chart below for yourself:

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Mission: Business Lesson #4

April 21, 2022

To help define your services or mission, list as many items as you can under the following headings.
a. I really love to:
b. I excel at, or demonstrate a skill when I:
c. The qualities I appreciate most that I have are:
d. What’s important to me is:

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Work your Wardrobe: #4 – What to Spend

April 13, 2022

This financial strategy for what to spend on your wardrobe is appropriate for Canada and United States economies. The suggested annual wardrobe investment for all clothing items (including inner wear, outerwear, and accessories) is 5 – 10% of the gross annual salary, or 5 – 10% of the desired gross annual salary. If your lifestyle…

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Work your Wardrobe: #3 – Create an Organized Closet

April 7, 2022

… 1. Create Efficient Space Whether your closet is walk-in or reach-in, make use of every inch:  from floor to ceiling and from wall to wall. For an organized closet, ensure you have sufficient hanging rods, shelves, hooks, etc. If your closet was not built-in, you can use hanging canvas shelves, hanging pockets, portable clear…

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Work your Wardrobe: #2 – Develop Wardrobe Modules

March 31, 2022

… Use wardrobe modules to create maximum efficiency, and have something for every occasion. After your closet inventory and purge, it’s time to organize your clothing into modules.  To facilitate this, create wardrobe module charts like the following.  Notice that the ratio of 3rd layer to bottoms to tops is 1 – 2 – 3. …

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