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I heard someone say, “You can take control of your life and live out your dream or you can work for someone else, and help them live out their dream.”

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Are you struggling to find a marketing strategy can actually works? If you’re a small business owner or manage a business you are bombarded with all kinds of advertising and marketing strategies.

The question is, ‘Do any of them work?” The short answer is, YES!

“Some business owners believe a REAL marketing strategy is out of their reach, but it’s not.”

If you had the ability to have a conversation with your 20 year old self today, what would you say? What advice would you give him?

I’m sure it’s a little different for everyone. I’m not even sure if my 20 year old self would have listened to me anyway…

But here’s a little of what I would tell him:

Everything else can be outsourced to someone else for about $10.00 an hour. (This will vary on where you live) Have you heard the old saying that goes something like this, “You need to work ON your business and not IN your business?”

What might prevent you from seizing the day may be different for someone else. We all have certain fears that prevent us from reaching our goals or accomplishing a task.

This is normal. There is are things you can do to help you break through to success…

Jeffrey Gitomer said it best: “Everyone wants to be rich. Although most people think being rich is about having money, rich is a description for everything but money. Rich relationships lead to much more than money. They lead to success, fulfillment, and wealth.” From the “Little Black Book of Connections”.

‘Getting behind’ or better yet, playing catch-up is a terrible strategy for succeeding in life. In whatever you are doing, especially your professional life, you don’t want to get caught in a position where you or your business is getting left behind.

An example of this would be NOT participating in social media! If you’re in business YOU need to be on some sort of social media platform, to reach the masses.

Everything you accomplish in life will start with your attitude. Let’s start with the definition of attitude: manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind:

It’s so easy to let a bad attitude slip into your life. IF YOU LET IT.

What I have found is that most small businesses don’t just hand out a pay raises like candy, just because. It usually takes, the employee having to ‘ask’ for the raise.
Ouch! This can sometimes be very uncomfortable.
The question is, ‘How do you get the raise?” Do you ask or do you wait? Do you even deserve a raise?