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The KLT Quotient

KLTWe all know the often repeated mantra, “People do business with people they Know, Like and Trust.” Have you ever considered what that means?

The Know, Like and Trust factors don’t just happen because you show up at lots of networking meetings every month. What actions do you consciously take to get to know other people? Remember the song from the play, The King and I, “Getting to Know You”? Read more

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We Are At The Half-Way Point

Hello July

July 1st is the beginning of the rest of 2016. Half of the year is behind us. And this half-way point is an ideal opportunity to look in the rear view mirror and review our year-to-date endeavors.

Let’s take a moment and honestly recognize the great things you’ve accomplished from January to June, 2016. Celebrate with enthusiasm what you’ve committed to and what you’ve achieved.

Then, let’s take another moment and tune in to what you hope for, but haven’t achieved yet. The big word here is YET. There are another 6 months ahead to reflect, consider, reorganize, and determine if your behaviors, practices, approach, feelings, thoughts, stance, strategies, etc., are helping or hindering your goals.

Are you on track? Do you even remember what goals you set at the beginning of the year? Have you exceeded your expectations? Are you close to the finish line?

LET’S BE HONEST…

If you are not overjoyed with your progress so far – if it doesn’t have you doing the happy dance of success – then you have some choices. You can delete this message, keep doing what hasn’t worked for the first half of the year, and continue nurturing the habits that keep you stuck. If that delusion is comfortable, then keep sitting on that couch.

BUT…

If you really want to dig in and step up your game, get the results that are possible and knock it out of the park in the second half of this year, then we want to help you do that.

The first step to take is to sign up for the A-Game that starts on July 27th. It’s a perfect way for getting faster and better results for your business. Laura W. said, “I signed up for the A-Game several times, and each time I learned something new. And my business grew every time. I can’t say enough about the positive impact the A-Game has had on my business.”

Go to www.lanebc.com/events right now and sign up. If I don’t deliver on the promise of results that the A-Game will have for your business, I will refund every penny + $100 on your investment. I am that serious about helping you make the rest of 2016 bigger and better than ever.

Stop putting your goals and dreams aside because you’re busy! Or preoccupied or swamped or whatever …

Do you really think that you’ll get better results if you don’t step up your game, get off the couch and strengthen your resolve and intention to just do it?

Commit to one hour per week for 10 weeks where we focus on the A’s of AWARENESS, AUTHENTICITY, ATTRACTION & ACTION to build your referral based business. If you don’t make this commitment to yourself, what else will you commit to?

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Mind Your Business

What does it mean to mind your business?

The “minding” of your business means paying attention to the basics of marketing, sales, financial systems, production, distribution, regulations, efficiencies, the customer experience and more. Read more

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Good Intentions

Have you noticed that you have great and good intentions? Intentions such as walking every day, exercising, dusting the fan blades in the dining room, cleaning out the garage, unpacking the boxes in the garage from your move 10 years ago, writing a blog (yeah right!), calling your brother, going to the movie everyone is talking about, etc., etc.

If all it took was good intentions, then we’d all be healthy and fit, rich, living in picture perfect homes with a car in the neatly organized garage, published with a huge following and perfect in all ways imaginable. Read more

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Thriving or Shriveling?

Why do some businesses never make it?

This is a question that haunts me as I coach, observe and interact with many small business owners.

My theory is that the businesses that thrive are constantly and consistently on the look out for new customers while they nurture and foster the relationships they have with their current clients and customers. They are ever conscious of both prospecting and cherishing. If the answer is this simple, then why do business owners neglect these activities? Read more

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Don’t Be Jeff — 7 Keys to the Follow Up

Follow upOne of the top motivators for networking activities is to meet new people and make connections, right? As business owners, we know that expanding our audience will help grow our business.

Building a successful network takes more than a series of meet-and-greet events. When your networking is integrated with your daily marketing activities, it can be simple and easy – natural. Your consistent investment of time after each networking event will pay off in big ways for your business, but making that time investment requires a plan. Read more

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Hour of Power

Hour Of Power

What is ONE THING….

… You can do to improve your productivity?

More and more, I hear my clients say they are finding it harder to make time to do actual work!

They are looking for ways to be more productive and are convinced that they must be doing something wrong. There is no secret “one-size-fits-all” system to address this dilemma, but rather there are many approaches from which to choose. I suggest experimenting and trying various systems and methods to find what fits and works for you and your business. Read more

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Are You Leveraging Your Assets?

Do you take advantage of your greatest opportunities for growth? Most business owners and entrepreneurs do not recognize or take advantage of the assets they already have in their businesses. These resources offer the biggest opening for growth. And, leveraging these assets requires the least investment of both time and money.

The biggest of these “hidden” assets is your customer list, and it should be the most obvious place to begin leveraging. Let’s take a look at what leveraging really means. This word is used commonly in business settings, and I’ve come to realize that many small business owners don’t really know what it means for them. Read more

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Table 17 – Your Message Isn’t a Good One!

10 CellPhoneCrowdA colleague and I recently attended a breakfast networking event. We were impressed with the speaker who shared practical steps with attendees for increasing cash flow in their business; a subject that was of interest to many if the attendance numbers were any indication. Read more