Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Tired of False Promises?

I was talking to some entrepreneur friends today that have been struggling with certain aspects of their business.

He and his Business Partner had invested a great deal of time and money into a product, that I truly believe if marketed correctly could make this couple multi-millionaires.

In our conversation, they shared with me the biggest frustrated that had been haunting them. Sometime ago they had contacted a professional who could be instrumental in giving their product high visibility. They had given literature and samples, had numerous meetings spending a great deal of time. They had been promised things that were never delivered.

Months later they were still trying to contact this person – did not get phone calls returned, when finally reached. She once again promised things that were never given.

They just wouldn’t move on. It was painful to listen to.

Why would anyone just do the same thing over and over?

I was quite blunt and told them you need to find another avenue; this person is not going to help you! It may not be what they wanted to hear, but it was the truth.

As a business owner you need to make sure you do not run on false hopes and beliefs. When you run into someone who promises you something and doesn’t follow through, Move on! Sometimes things do happen; if you want to give that person a second chance that is fine, but no third.

If he person or potential client you are working with does not have the courtesy to be honest and up front with you

about their intentions you cannot waste your time. The energy and emotion you put out knocking your head against a brick wall will kill your spirit. When you are constantly being filled with faults hopes you do not have the energy and vitality it takes to move forward and access the true opportunities that lay ahead.

What is the moral of the story?

To have a successful business, you must deal with the movers and the shakers – not the deadbeats.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A New Year – A New Start!!

I have been a bit quiet since the beginning of December but – not anymore!! The holiday season was a bit overwhelming for me – parties, family and friends – but I am ready to hit the road and I hope you are too! Success is more than just a big pay check it is enjoying what you do and the challenges that you face. Don’t get me wrong I have had some really tough challenges (last month being one of them) when I have wondered is this really the path I want to go down! But all in all being an entrepreneur and blazing my own path has given me more than I could ever hope for. My hope is in this coming year, I can help your business succeed– and you can see the success that you have been dreaming of - by offering you the knowledge and lessons that I have learn through so many years of “blazing my own trail”. I believe my own unique gift is that of gathering the tools to be able to offer the best when it comes to helping people just like you develop businesses that are uniquely yours. Branded with a look and feel that is personally yours - attracting and retaining the customers you need to make your business an amazing success…. In a nutshell let’s get moving to make 2008 the year your business sky rockets!!