Leadership and the Business Machine

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A good business is like a machine. You've heard this before, but it is worth repeating. A good business runs. Like a machine, it does its job. It brings about a result, and repeats. Like a machine, a good business is a system. A business system is where each member of the team knows the job that they've got to do -- and they do it each day. In a machine, each part has its job to perform. A good machine doesn't have extra or unnecessary parts. The leader is in charge of the machine -- … [Read more...]

The difference between a successful person and others is…

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Another great comment by Vince Lombardi. ┬áSure, there are many reasons why a person -- or a business -- does not achieve success. But those who are truly committed -- and who act accordingly -- have a much better shot. If you're not reaching your goals and you're completely committed to them, what can you change? What can you do better? Don't lose your will -- lose instead the habits and distractions that are keeping you from success. Thank you to Lee Cannon for the great photo of … [Read more...]

Clean up your inbox with Unroll.me

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Have you signed up with Unroll.me yet? If you get too many annoying or "sales" emails, you need to use this service. (It is completely free -- and we are not being paid to promote this tool.) Unroll.me takes all those unimportant emails and combines them into one nice and tidy message that you receive once a day. Unroll.me puts you in a better position to quickly and effortlessly deal with your emails. (Or -- if you choose -- you can decide to ignore all of them.) A cleaner inbox is … [Read more...]

YouTube and the Roofing Contractor

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In our internet-addicted world, you need to have a business presence online. And that includes YouTube. YouTube is a big deal -- and it is definitely worth your attention as you establish your company's footprint on the internet. Four billion videos are watched on YouTube each day. Four billion. That's a lot of people who are on YouTube every day -- including your customers and potential customers. The goal with a business YouTube channel is to establish a presence there -- and to have … [Read more...]