Do people understand the goals of the organization and why they might be asked to do more? But today, this seems to be the most honest way to approach the music. You try to bring him back on track and he says, “What I’m saying is important”.
The truth is that many operating businesses do not have properly drafted and defined invoices given to their customers/clients. I have seen it too many times that often very important information is simply missing from the invoice. This causes confusion with clients, but more importantly, it creates great problems when the business debt needs to be collected. With an invoice like this, you can be certain of one thing; it will affect your business and hurt your cash flow.
Once you decide to get a website, make your priority to get it up as quickly as possible. A website only has value if it’s public. Not only will it start making money for you, it will also begin accumulating domain authority in the search engines. Once the site is open you can continue to tweak it all you like. In fact the more tweaking you do the better. The search engines respect sites that continue to grow and change once they open.
I’ve just come back from a 14-concert tour in Europe. We were there 16 days, and visited seven countries. It was fantastic. And it’s accountants quite interesting. Because in Europe, the audience is a lot younger, and they’re hearing the music almost for the first time.
When he compares himself to all the agents working in his city, what is his competitive advantage? I learned years ago that successful agents sell differences rather than similarities. They maximize their strengths and manage their weaknesses. I had Tim do a complete SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) on himself. For more information on use of the SWOT analysis, read my book The Passionate Manager or The Passionate Agent.
24. Keep your mobile telephone switched off most of the time and DON’T give out your number to everyone. Having your mobile switched on means that anyone with your number can contact you anytime, anywhere. This creates an open invitation and people WILL contact you – even with trivial matters. If you’re worried that people can’t cope without you this signals a need to develop your people more.
30.Store information on CD-ROM or floppy disc and store documents electronically for fast transfer and faster searching. Contract a company to do the scanning for you – it’s too labour intensive for you or your staff.
I bet we’ve all heard of poeple who sold their companies for millions and then start a new business from scratch. That is the spirit and that is why they seem to be forever successful.