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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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November 13, 2014

Don't give your spirit to bad news

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Today I got bad news.  But then again, I get bad news everyday.  And I get good news everyday, too.

This sale got made, this one fell through.  This employee did great, this one messed up. This customer is happy, this one isn’t. This will save me money, this will cost me money. It’s a roller coaster.

Today I heard about something that will cost me $3500.  Then another thing that will cost me $640.  Then we lost three man days labor because of a problem.  I could respond naturally and let my spirit and attitude go down with the problems, or I can maintain my attitude and see it for what it is – feedback.  It only hurts me if I let it.  And if I let it, it hurts me financially and emotionally.  

Why give bad events power over your mental and physical health, too?

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November 12, 2014

The quality of your thoughts

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

You will be paid for the quality of your thoughts relative to how to build an enterprise that produces a profit by providing a product or service that costs less to produce than people will voluntarily pay for it.

How much do you know about this?  Is there more you can learn?  Do you think there are things you don’t know that you don’t know about it?

 

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November 11, 2014

"I kicked ass today"

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

When you pull into your driveway at the end of the day, can you say, “I kicked ass today”? 

That you got a lot of things done that will matter tomorrow?  That you solved problems without feeling their weight?  That you built up your team in some way so they will be more effective tomorrow?  That you dove in and learned/took control of an area of your business that was a weakness for it and you?

Be the entrepreneur who calmly, boldly, firmly and productively makes each day count.

Kick ass.

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November 10, 2014

How to Hustle

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

I’m not sure why, but when I was a 8 years old (1972), I responded to an ad in a comic book and sent away for a box of Burpee seeds to sell door to door. I sold out and reordered. When I was in Boy Scouts we had fundraisers and sold all kinds of merchandise.  When I was 13, my brother and I caught bait fish with a 20 foot long drag net at the beach and sold them to the bait shops.  When it snowed, I went door to door with my shovel.  When I was 14, I bought a paper route from another boy.  Then another.  Then another. I delivered 140 papers faithfully each day. I was making $80 dollars a week in 1978.  I learned how to hustle.

Let’s teach kids very young.  Give them examples and experiences on how to hustle – how to sell things. They will be less dependent and less afraid for the rest of their lives. 

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