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Ep #027: Business Lessons Learned From the Trenches

Learning lessons… no matter our age it never stops for us.  Especially when we own our own business…it seems there are many lessons to learn year-in and year-out.

This episode shares a few key lessons my small business owner and solopreneur clients and students of my online programs learned this year.

Here are some highlights:

Let’s dive right in to four key lessons.

Business Lesson #1: Streamline Your Focus

Oh the entrepreneurial ping-pong of chasing the next great idea, bright shiny object and fun-loving squirrels. If we really want to make progress, we need to streamline our focus and bucket out our operational tasks that happen daily, weekly and monthly from the goals we want to accomplish. You must make time for both.

Business Lesson #2: Know Thy Numbers

If you declare where you want to go – hit $100,000 in revenue or cut expenses to 50% – then knowing where you start from helps you create the plan of action to arrive at your destination. Data doesn’t lie – our emotions and thoughts sometimes do.

Business Lesson #3: Do the Right Damn Work

This is pretty simple, logical advice but man does it trip people up. In our heads and hearts we know we are sometimes hiding from the work we need to do. It is important we do the right work at the right time.

Business Lesson #4: Celebrate Success

I know – you’ll rest when your dead and celebrate your wins when all of them have been won. But that is not how life works. I share one way I enlisted the help of my husband to encourage me to celebrate and reward my accomplishments.

My Challenge to You:

  1. It’s time to take the Referral Ninja Quiz and start 2019 with the knowledge of how good you are at generating referrals.
  2. Buy my book – Generating Business Referrals Without Asking – and learn how to generate referrals through my 5 steps.
  3. Would you like a Referral Audit of your business? Would you like to hope on a call with me to discuss what you can do to improve your referral generation immediately? I have opened up my calendar through the end of the year just so I can talk with you about increasing your referrals. Sign up for a Referral Audit call now, there are limited spots available.

Links to Show Resources:

Reverse Goal Setting Masterclass – even though the live training has past, you can access the recording of this virtual goal setting training and work through it before the end of the year. This can be a game changer for your business!

Generating Business Referrals…Without Asking – buy your copy at your favorite book retailer today.

Free Referrals Without Asking Facebook group  – Join the 1000+ professionals committed to generating referrals without asking!

Coming Up:

We are down to the final episode of 2018… and we have a special episode for you.  Let’s just say we are looking back at the greatest hits.

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