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January 30, 2015

More, with less effort

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

A business owner’s perpetual dilemma – “How can I go faster and farther with less effort?”

Reinventing your job is always the answer.   It’s not about how long or hard you work, it’s about WHAT you are doing each day.

Release the brakes.  Reinvent your job.

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January 29, 2015

Driving Change

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

When the rate of change outside your organization exceeds the rate of change inside it, the end is near.

Don’t be a victim of change – drive it.

 

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January 28, 2015

The Ultimate Insiders

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

You can keep secrets from your customers, vendors and the outside world about problems in your business.  But there is a group of “insiders” who know what is really going on – your employees.

When they are complimentary and approve of what leadership is doing, then you’re doing it right.

What would/do they say now?

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January 27, 2015

7 minutes older

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

You want to try to get out of working IN your business so you can work ON it instead.  But you still do lowish value things yourself because “It would take you just as long to explain to someone what to do as it would to do it yourself”. 

The problem is when you are done, you are seven minutes older and you still don’t have someone who knows how to do that for the next time it needs to be done.

You must stop doing tasks, and build the team that does the tasks.  Does that make sense?

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January 26, 2015

Sales, and Marketing

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Selling is what you do when you are on the phone or face to face with someone.  

Marketing is what you do to get them on the phone or face to face.

If you do your marketing well, people are predisposed to do business with you by the time you try to sell them.

Are you doing your marketing well?

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January 23, 2015

Wasting time in "disguise"

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

What are you doing well that need not be done at all?

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January 22, 2015

Asking obvious questions

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

What questions do you need to ask and answer about your business?  

What am I doing?  What am I going for, here?  Who are we?  To whom?  What do we do terribly that we must fix?  Who has been here forever that is actually a problem?  Is our product or service any good?  Am I any good at my leadership job?

Ask and answer.

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January 21, 2015

No or "Hell Yes!"

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Business is a commitment you have to go all in on.  When considering a business or diversification, you wouldn’t divide your attention and energy for a mediocre opportunity, would you?

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January 20, 2015

Email treadmill

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Email is very useful.  It also can be a huge time waster for an executive/leader; and time is what I value most.  I can’t let anyone just indiscriminately take it from me.  So – I try not to give out my email address when I buy things (I wish I tried a little harder).  If I have to have a two-way conversation with someone, I call, rather than starting a chain of endless back and forth.  I try not to support jokes and cute stuff by getting in on the game.  

Use email on others in your marketing dept.  Don’t let them use it on you.

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January 19, 2015

"Attention Division Insanity"

Larry Janesky: Think Daily

Once you are successful, or perceived as such, people come to you with all kinds of things on their agenda that they want to be on your agenda.  Opportunities galore, and they want to sell you everything, and want you to support them in all kinds of ways.  

The more things you have to think about, the closer to “attention division insanity” you get.

Protect yourself.  Just say no.

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