If You Can’t, Try This

As the old saying goes, “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” It means that if we haven’t got the opportunity to do the great things, we can gain success by doing the small things perfectly. – Napoleon Hill

Year-End Strategic Planning

Here are 10 simple tips to guide your strategic planning for the coming year.

By David Finkel Co-author, Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back’ @DavidFinkel Credit: Getty Images

Strategic planning is essentially making the tough decisions on where to invest your business’s resources … Here are ten tips to do it better.

What is your single biggest “limiting factor” inside your business? In other words, what one limitation is currently doing the most to limit the growth and success …What are 10 potential ways to push back or make your limiting factors less limiting for your business? 

Now Go back through your list of 10 “solutions” … Go through your list of 10 “solutions” and note each solution that is a “home run”.

  • Determine your “sweet spots”. More from David Finkel Going back to your above list of 10 solutions to each of your limiting factors, circle the solutions that are both a low hanging fruit and a home run. These are your “sweet spots”.
  • Clarify the business you are trying to build. Too many business owners never stop and clarify in writing …
  • Work backwards from your target.
  • If you’re not sure how to best reach your subgoals, brainstorm a long list of at least 10 potential ideas. Use the “sweet spot” technique … For the balance of the 10 solutions,  great idea and resources go here.

Words that Make You Sound Old

img_1458It has happened out of no where… one of my off spring became relevant and i became ‘old.

The Social Media and Technology has the English Languge changing faster than ever. How can you “Close” the Generation Gap? Stop using certain words… like “Whippernapper”, “Floppy Disk”, and Here are more “Words” which apparently can make you sound old 😉

Pocketbook
This European word dates way back to the 1600s, when it was used to describe a small bag used to carry coins. The name comes from—you guessed it—a small book that used to be carried in one’s pocket, and also held bank notes and money. While your grandmother might still use the term, younger women tend to call their bags ‘purses’ or ‘handbags.’

Tape
If you came of age in the 1980s, chances are you still use the word ‘tape’ when it comes to recording your favorite music or TV shows, as in, ‘I’m not going to be home tonight to watch ‘Knight Rider.’ Could you tape it for me?’ With the advent of digital media, there’s obviously no longer a need to record anything on magnetic tape, but still, old linguistic habits die hard.
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It ‘Ain’t Easy but,

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It Ain’t Easy, But it is Simple. What if you dealt with people differently?

Like an Eight Year Old, and you ask him, what’s gonna happen?

And he answers, “I don’t know, but I’m sure it’ll work out!