Monthly Archives: August 2011

Managing Time While Growing An Online Business

Managing time wisely is one of the biggest favors you can grant yourself when trying to grow a business online. One of the leading factors behind the failure of many to build a successful business on the internet is their growing frustration due to a lack of results which leads them to quitting. Since both time and patience is needed to build the foundation for a successful business it is vital to learn how to manage time in a productive way!

Here are 3 common traps awaiting you when working online that can be easily avoided by learning to manage time better and not let it manage you.

Social Sites

There is much truth to the claim that social sites are great places to generate traffic in order to grow a business. On the other hand however these sites are huge vortexes into which much time can be wasted and therefore lost…forever! When choosing the sites that hold the greatest potential for you a system or plan should be developed that allows you to accomplish any objectives you set as quickly as possible. Now it is entirely too easy to get caught up on social sites since who does not like to relax and socialize but this is not the best way to manage time if work is your primary objective!

Useless Email

Think about when was the last time you found something in your email that was of value? The last thing I found was the million dollars that I am still waiting on from that guy over in Nicaragua and I can not tell you how fortunate I feel about that. Hell I was not even aware I had relatives over there but getting back to my point you must learn to manage your email. It is not going anywhere, and neither are you when spending too much time reviewing your in-box! Remember your goal is to develop a successful business so you must focus your efforts on that and schedule a ‘quick’ review of your email later. It is recommended to do so when both your energy level and focus are low since you do not need much of either to read email!

No Work Day Plan

Before you even turn on your computer you must have your work planned out! Firstly this will allow you to get right to it without distractions. Secondly without a plan it is far too easy to begin kicking around and the next thing you know you just spent a few hours surfing the net…for what! You can not grow a business by aimlessly surfing the internet or ‘playing’ around with any software on your computer UNLESS it is part of your plan! If you have a reason for doing what you are doing and it will contribute to you building a successful business then by all means, go for it otherwise forget it! Knowing what you want to do BEFORE your monitor lights up will help keep you laser focused and work with a greater sense of urgency!

Managing time in an efficient manner is something you must learn to do in order to grow a business online. The responsibilities associated with the development and operation of a successful business does not allow for inefficiencies in the use of any resources! It is therefore pretty much mandatory that an entrepreneur learns to manage time wisely since this is one of your most important resources! Our discussion above points out 3 common areas people are most vulnerable to wasting this precious resource when trying to be productive. Quite simply with just a little more discipline and planning these ‘traps’ can be easily managed or avoided altogether. The tips above if applied properly serve to help you grow a business much faster online and with less frustration!

via Managing Time While Growing An Online Business.

 

Please Read these quotes written by me and review

My view on low Street IQ of professionals, who are just school smarts and trapped in the rat race of money and job.

“Fools are Fools even if they go to schools.”

“School Education will only be helpful during job interviews, but the street education helps you in all the interviews of life.”

“Teach your kids how to survive in this competitive and mean world, even before you teach then how to speak!”

“Business is the only financial vehicle, in which the steering is in your hands.”

“If you climb the corporate ladder you can  reach only the top floor, but if you create your own it can reach the skies!”

 

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Remember these 5 words that create a great team

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.

-Henry Ford

1. Leadership:
For a team to work well together there needs to be a person in the leadership position. Someone who will motivate, inspire, and make sure everyone is moving in the right direction. Be certain everyone is on the same page about who is leading the team.

2. Clarity:
There should be a clear understanding of the purpose of the group. What are the team’s goals? What is the team’s purpose? What are we striving to accomplish? Having clarity will make it easier for people to stay on track. It sounds simple, but you’d be surprised how often and easily people will get off track.

3. Responsibility:
Each member needs to have a clear understanding of what they are responsible for doing. Everyone should know what their job is, when it will be expected, and what the parameters are to work with. This is another common sense tip, yet my experience has shown it’s necessary. Take time to define each person’s roles and responsibilities.

4. Feedback:
This is very important as people begin to share their ideas in the group setting. It should be supportive and whenever possible positive. This will help to create a comfortable environment where the team will take chances and be more creative. Learn how to give and receive negative feedback and criticism in a professional and respectful way. It is amazing what people can accomplish when they believe in themselves and are confident in the group.

5. Diversity:
This is the most important one. Having diversity is what makes a team stand out. Support the differing strengths of your teammates. Allow each person to bring their unique qualities to the project. There can be some incredible surprises when we are open to doing things in new and different ways. Provide a safe environment that supports alternative ideas and out-of-the-box thinking. People often have a way of surprising you when they have room to be themselves.

Use these five teamwork tips to make the most out of your sessions and get your team to work well together. An inspired and confident team will be a successful team.

How to Negotiate Effectively

1. People – Separate the people from the issues. There is no need to personalize the issues with remarks about the person on the other side of the table. Stick to the issues. Recognize that there is emotion and investment on both sides and be prepared to listen well. You know what Steven Covey says, ‘Seek first to understand, then, to be understood’. Be soft on people and hard on issues. This way you can keep the relationship AND a mutually satisfying outcome.

2. Interests – Focus on the interests of the other, rather than the position. Behind each position lies compatible as well as conflicting interests. For example, when negotiating a raise, a wise person acknowledges that the interests of the company are to be progressive while making a profit. The wise boss acknowledges the interests of the employee to accelerate on his/her career path while making a contribution to the company and supporting his/her lifestyle or family. Negotiations do not take place in a vacuum. Each person has a real life going on, with real needs and interests.

3. Options – Work with the other party to generate a variety of options from which to create a solution. Brainstorm possibilities without judgment or comment. You’d be surprised how many good ideas can surface when this is allowed to occur. Make no decisions until you’ve exhausted your list of possibilities. Then, look for areas of agreement. Where are your interests shared? Where are the interests a good fit? Explore options that are of low cost to you and high value to the other party and vice versa.

4. Criteria – It is imperative to negotiate within mutually agreed-upon standards of fairness. Otherwise, negotiating can turn to street-fighting! These criteria may range from current market value to procedures for resolving conflict. They will allow you to create an equitable solution while keeping your relationship intact. Want proof? Try it at home!

5.  Before entering into a dialogue of negotiation, be clear about the
outcome you prefer. Be able to express this preference well with
supporting statements that will make sense to your partner. Be prepared
to listen more, or, at least, as much as you speak. Listen for common
interests and possible options. Know what you are willing to give as
well as what you would like to receive.

Happy Negotiations!

5 Steps to Master Your Time

Let’s face it. Information is coming at us faster than ever before. We are constantly receiving a steady flow of emails, text messages, phone calls and voice mails. The downside of communication technology is that it is making everything URGENT. It takes real discipline to determine the difference between what is really important from what is just urgent. But it’s this difference that gives you the ability to be really productive, as opposed to just really busy.

The 5 key steps to gain control and mastery of your time include:

Identify what you want to change. You’ve got to be honest with yourself about what you are doing that’s keeping you from mastering your time. The more you recognize about what you are doing, when and why, the easier it will be to recognize what you need to do differently.

Determine the new habit you want to develop. One of the best ways to do this is to ask yourself “What’s the one thing that I’m not doing now or could do differently that would have the greatest impact on how I manage my time?” Once you’ve recognized what that is, develop a realistic action plan that includes specific steps to be taken.

Practice. Start with one action plan that is within your control, not overly difficult and you feel confident in your ability to accomplish. Then take the actions necessary on a consistent basis. Research shows it only takes 21 days to change a habit. Set yourself up to succeed.

Ask others to help you. Few of us make significant changes in our lives without the help and support of other people. Ask for assistance when you can and where possible, make yourself accountable to other people for following through on your action plans.

Reinforce, celebrate and start again. Once you’ve accomplished your first time management goal, feel good about it! Reward yourself or celebrate. Then pick a new goal and keep going. Time mastery is not a one-time event. It’s a continual process.

Once you’ve followed these steps, you’ll be well on your way to a greater sense of control, personal freedom and a lot let stress. You’ll feel as if you really can manage it all, and this greater sense of expansion will enable you to accomplish more in less time and with less stress in the process. All the best to you!

via 5 Steps to Master Your Time.