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November 28, 2014

Don't do it for the money

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

We want to make money, sure.  But if we set out to make money first, it won’t happen.  Instead we have to have a passion and drive to create value for others by providing an exceptional product or service.  When our customers want to trade their money for what we offer, then it is a matter of pricing it higher than our cost, or delivering it at some fraction of our price.

Deliver value first.

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November 26, 2014

The most important thing –

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Right now, what is the most important thing you need to do to make the future of your organization better?

Write it on your calendar or to do list.  Then put a big #1 next to it.  Then work on it and don’t do anything else until it is done.

 

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November 25, 2014

A penny saved…

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

When we increase sales by a dollar, by the time that dollar goes through all the business processes and cost to deliver the product, we increase profits by 10 cents.  But when we decrease costs by a dollar, we add a dollar to profits.

Are you playing good defense?

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November 24, 2014

Stack the deck

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

I know I can skew the odds of success in my favor if I continue to learn everyday, work hard, make smart decisions, and don’t waste my time on activities that won’t matter tomorrow.

You can too.  Are you?

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November 21, 2014

What if it works?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Many don’t try new things because they ask “What if it doesn’t work?”

But, “What if it does?”

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November 20, 2014

Recycled Innovations

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Many “Innovations” are not new ideas, just new to your industry, or new to your company.  Some ideas may be in use now in other areas of YOUR OWN company, just not in your department.  If you were the first human being to think of it, or just using it for the first time yourself, that doesn’t make it any less useful of a business accelerant.

What “new” ideas can you borrow?

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November 19, 2014

How can I make my team better?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

That’s the question business owners and leaders and managers should ask themselves every day.

You don’t do the work, and if you do, you are the bottleneck because there is only one of you.

How can you make your team better today?

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November 18, 2014

Competitive Disadvantage

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Not training your people will put you at a big disadvantage in the marketplace.  Imagine a football team that did not practice, plan and train to go up against their opponenets.  Imagine if they just showed up on game day for the first time?

How well do you train your team?

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November 17, 2014

Immoral businesses

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

If you’re business model depends on others (individuals, groups, governments) acting in your best interest and against theirs or anyone else’s (other individuals, groups, taxpayers) it is immoral and won’t work for long.  

Instead, if others buy from you voluntarily after freely considering other unencumbered alternatives, then you are adding true value and don’t have to worry about it all collapsing on you one day when your “customers” wake up or decide they don’t need or want you anymore.

Doing what you’re doing, is your future safe?

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November 14, 2014

The Roller Coaster

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Being an entrepreneur is a roller coaster.  Slow uphills and sudden down hills.  Loops and spirals and high G curves.  It’s not easy.  In the course of one day or week we can experience triumphs and tragedies.  If you are a new “Trep”, it can rock you.

Don’t let your problems break you. Work on them objectively.  Many are opportunities or are at least telling you what you have to work on to avoid these problems in your future and make your business better.  Expand the good and celebrate it with your team.

Hang on!  It’s a hell of a ride!

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