When I was a classroom teacher I loved teaching children to LOVE learning and to become life long learners, and perhaps that is because I am a lover of learning myself! Business success begins with making time to learn.
In business, we all wished we could have that eureka moment every 5 minutes but it does not happen that way. This is why it is a huge benefit to learn from others, to attend workshops, conferences and seminars. I just have to share the Six TOP Tips for business success that I recently got passed on to me, right here right now! These six tips for business success comes from six different business masterminds!
TIP #1 comes from Jack Canfield, the author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul”, has so many great stories and gold nugget quotes like “Become someone worth becoming”. Best business TIP # is ask ask ask for what you want and then believe and focus on what you want and that you will receive it! Jack shared that people who write down their goals get paid nine times as much as those who don’t. Food for thought or action to be taken?
TIP #2 comes from Kevin Harrington, inventor of infomercials, one of the original Sharks on Shark Tank, and brilliant business mind. Memorize this if you want know how to nail the perfect pitch. Ready? Tip #2: The formula for the perfect pitch: Step 1. Tease, Step 2. Please, and Step 3. Seize! Believe me this works! I used this formula and won Kevin Harrington’s Pitch Tank recently out of 46 contestants and five finalists. (For more details check out www.ElainesKitchenTable.com!)
TIP #3 comes from Croix Sather, MindSet guru and TEDx speaker, who states that maximizing success means “a few simple disciplines repeated everyday”. Avoid jumping from task to task but F.O.C.U.S.! Follow One Course Until Success! I also loved that he said if you are writing your own e-mails, cutting your own grass, and cleaning your own house, hire someone else to do that and make money!
TIP #4 comes from a man whose “talk” came deep from his heart and soul, from a man who worked with Elvis Presley and Henry Ford II, Mr. Thomas Bahler. Tip #4 is, when something goes not as planned in life and in business, ask yourself “Did I make a mistake or a discovery? There are no mistakes, just discoveries!” Wow! Learn from what went wrong and own what you discover because it is yours! Own your discovery!
TIP #5 comes from Teresa De Grosbois, an exceptional business woman and speaker, who states that one of the key errors people make is the “premature ask”. Give influence to get influence, endorse and help each other rather than just ask for something when you meet someone with influence! Give, give, give!
TIP #6 comes from Gerry Foster, a dynamic, full of crazy contagious energy man, who is a marketing genius to say the least! Best marketing tip ever, are you ready? Write this one down: People buy your promise, not your product or service. Best branding tip ever!
Being a woman in business means taking risks, and being not afraid to say “I don’t know”, and doing the work to find the answers. If you are a business owner, or thinking of starting your own business (or have been in business for decades), I would highly recommend getting out there and getting some business education. Be a lifelong learner!
Elaine Tan Comeau is an enterprising mother of three young children, a wife, and a former elementary school teacher. She is the founder and CEO of the multiple award-winning Easy Daysies, a visual magnetic scheduler to help children and families with their daily routines. Elaine was named Canada’s 2014 Mompreneur® of the Year and has received the Chamber of Commerce Award for Excellence in Business, as well as an Award in Teaching Excellence, while Easy Daysies was named one of Dragons’ Den favourite deals by Kevin O’Leary and was chosen by Ford Company as one the 2014 Dragons’ Den Driven For Success Companies that exemplified Ford’s Four Pillars of Success.
Elaine has been featured in the Financial Post, Maclean’s Magazine, Canadian Business Magazine, Huffington Post, highlighting her journey as a mom entrepreneur. She has written and published several e-books, and she continues to be sought after for her webinars and speaking engagements on educational topics and entrepreneurship, and continues to be a guest blogger for Staples Canada, Scholars Choice and Creative Teaching Press (USA). Elaine is also our Mompreneurs® Lead Ambassador for Vancouver, BC.
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