MAPPING YOUR ROUTE

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When things get tough, what do we inherently want to do? We want to stop. Rest. Focus on something else. We want to quit. There’s just one little problem with these responses. Stopping, procrastinating and quitting are literally the worst things you can do when challenges arise. Difficult tasks and markets require more of your attention; […]

LEADING THE WAY

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Lead generation can often be one of the hardest parts of our jobs. Most of us are great salespeople and closers when we already have one on the hook, but baiting that hook and knowing where to fish are the challenging parts. Referral programs with real estate agents, interior designers and building contractors are obvious […]

WHAT’S THE PLAN?

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Piggybacking off the proactive notion, many people fail to set aside the appropriate time to plan. Failing to plan is planning to fail, which is why you have to dedicate time to mapping any endeavor. It’s simply part of the investment. Timing Planning keeps the spotlight of clarity burning brightly on your goals. Begin by […]

GROWTH PHASE

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Growth is always a key goal, whether this applies to a personal or professional endeavor. Here’s the thing, though. We all want to do more, have more and be more…but of what? Identifying your end-game goal is the first step, but that’s only part of the equation. It’s the road there that really defines your […]

YOUR DILIGENCE IS DUE

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Financial diligence is always of the utmost importance. This becomes even more necessary at certain times in the economic cycle. The nature of today’s industry demands that we apply extra diligence to achieve and maintain profitability. Break-even numbers, fall-out percentages, cost savings, expense management, branch capture rates and P&Ls are more important than ever as […]