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September 30, 2014

Marketers will rule the world

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

There is the product, service or idea.  But how it’s presented to whom and how effectively is EVERYTHING.  The rise and fall of fortunes, outcome of elections, rise of revolutions, and actions of individuals rest on marketing.

You need to be at LEAST at good at marketing what your organization does as the doing itself.

Are you? 

 

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September 29, 2014

Choosing what YOU should do

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Doing the right things, even not so well, is far better than you doing things well that ought not be done by you at all.

What high value, legacy producing, time leveraging, team and business building activities should you be doing?  Why do anything else?

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September 26, 2014

Watching the money

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Are you a good steward of the $_____________ that comes through your company’s checking account each year?  You ought to be – it belongs to your suppliers, your employees, your creditors, and your mortgage holders. If you get all that right and get them paid, the last portion, if any, belongs to you.

Watch the money carefully.

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September 25, 2014

Forcing Clarity

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

One way to learn something well is to teach it to others.  When you have to explain something and generate the words and cause them to come out of your own mouth, you realize your brain must have a good understanding of the subject matter first.

Teaching forces you to clarity.  What do you want to become more expert at?  Teach it to others, and it will happen.

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September 24, 2014

Principles over policies

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Your employees should have guiding principles, not policies.  No “policy” can create a positive outcome in all situations, and they are bound to cause someone to be unhappy and dissatisfied.  

Principles, however, provide a guide for how to behave in any situation and if followed, will cause the right people to be happy, or at least feel fairly treated.

What are your company’s principles?  Write them down now in several short sentences.  Then communicate them (posters, signs, payroll stuffer notes, meetings, talk) so your staff knows them as well as you do. 

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September 23, 2014

Perseverance

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

There are many times in my life that I could have given up, made a story about it, and no one would have blamed me.  That’s what most people do.  

But winners don’t do that.  Most never think of it.  Most often you have to go through what looks like failure, and maybe a lot of it, to get to success.  Quitters never win.

Stick it out.  

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September 22, 2014

Self Confident Leaders

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

When you are an entrepreneur; the boss; the supposed leader, and you are getting your butt kicked many days, it’s easy to feel mousy and unsure at times.  If this becomes a habit, you will die a death by indecision.  You’ll never do the necessary work of a great leader when you feel unconfident.

Perhaps you don’t know the answer to your present problems, but be confident that you can listen, go after and find the answers, recognize them, and then put them into practice through your staff.  

Believe in your own abilities to lead, and others will too.

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September 19, 2014

Shop yourself

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Call your own office (use a friend on speaker phone if they will recognize your voice) and ask some questions that a prospect would ask.  Go ahead – see what happens.

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September 18, 2014

Do your employees know what you expect?

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

When was the last time you told your employees how you want your customers to FEEL when they do business with your company?

If you told them right now, what would you say?

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September 17, 2014

Goals are still cool

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

-and necessary.  What are yours? 

Really, what are they?

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