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Bad habits and you360

Updated on April 1, 2009
Are you forming good habits or bad habits?  This is the "you" part of the business.
Are you forming good habits or bad habits? This is the "you" part of the business.

Do you have a time-tested system in place yet?

Preview 7... I left off in the last session, saying, when you make the decision to start a business for yourself ...that you automatically step into the slot of the salesperson. I also said, don't sweat the small stuff because most businesses today operate with some sort of proven business system. If you don't have a time-tested system in place, that you can duplicate, don't sweat it. Keep searching until you find a proven system that fits your business model. Proven systems are out there ...keep searching. Proven systems will not only save you time, they will save you tons of money.

What do you do best?

When you find the system that you're comfortable with, make sure it's set up to do 90-95% of the presentation, selling and follow up automatically. Also, make sure the system is designed to accommodate the warehousing and distribution as well. Leaving you to do what you do best ...talking to people about, you, your company and the products that you represent; and how beneficial your products are at solving problems.

Do you think all of you are equal?

In this day and age, as a rule, you would think that individuals entering into a business where everyone has the same type of products, the same pay structure and the same operating system would think that all of you would be equally successful as business owners, right?

However, the reality is, you're not equal. On the first day, day one, yes, you are all equal. But after day are no longer equal. You see, because, the skills that you bring to the table, the skills that you bring to the business and the skills that you bring to the specific market place are only a part of the "success equation".

Whether you succeed or whether you fail in any undertaking has very little to do with the skills, the talent or your ability, because, we all know, you all know, incredibly talented people, good people and hard working people who have opened their own business with all the external indicators showing that they should be successful. Right?

What force works against talent, skill and ability? ?

And yet, just after a few months or after a couple of years their business has failed. They're out of business or in chapter 11 or chapter 7 bankruptcy. Why is that? Why would that happen to so many good people? What force could be working against the individual who has all the ability, has all the skills, has all the desire and the willingness to work hard in their own business and end up unsuccessful? Why is that?

What causes people to fail?

The reason is, the reason why, so many people fail despite the skills, despite the ability, despite the desire and the willingness to work hard is because of their "bad habits.”

That's right, bad habits. They bring bad habits to the table. They bring bad habits to the work place. They bring bad habits to the market place. They bring with them the bad habits that have become part of them over the years and certain bad habits are detrimental to the success of their business!! Remember, all habits are equal!!

You can be sure and you can take it to the bank that your success or your failure, your achievements or your mediocrity, is a direct result of all the habits that you bring with you to your business.

You need to change the bad habits!

If you want to change how things are going in your life and/or your business, you need to change “you.” You need to change the “you” part of the business, “your habits.” You need to replace those bad habits (negative) with good habits (positive). You have to change those bad habits (negative) habits that are holding you back and slowing you down, with good habits, positive habits, growth habits, productive habits and progress habits. Remember, all habits are equal!!

In business, in your business, it's essential to take a close look at your habits, because some people come into the business world with good habits that are positive and able to get them off to a fast start and with good habits that will keep them on the right track toward success. Others come into business all bogged down with bad habits that are holding them back and dragging them down.

Be sure, that whatever habits you bring to the table will surely, have a major impact on your business. So, find that quite place and give your habits some thought.

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And always, for your health so you can think clearly and make good decisions ...drink plenty of fresh, clean, filtered water with two-four ounces of the "best tasting aloe vera" everyday.

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      gjcody 8 years ago

      Tom Cornett ...thanks for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed the article. I have had a lot of interest in organization all of my working career. It is something that you can never do too much of ...Thanks for stopping by ..please come by again best to your success!

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      gjcody 8 years ago

      You know chaser4 ...I hear you loud and clear. It is very important to have a plan ...and direction ...and for the good of anyone's success ...write it down.

      Yes, and "time is money." Most people do not realize that. Get organized you can find things ..time is money. Write it down so you don't don't forget it.

      And yes ..chaser4 too. I need to remember to always write it down.

      What I usually do is get a small yellow tablet and keep it handy in my purse with a pen and when ever I thought of something ...I would write it down. For some reason ..visual things are better for me. I know this is the age of talking into a phone with message ...but when I see the list, I know instantly how much I have to do and it creates the urgency to get things done.

      We all have our ideas of what works, but for the good of your business, do something.

      Thanks for coming Chaser4 ..stop by again best to you!

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      Wise hub! Thanks! :)

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      chaser4 8 years ago

      Hey gjcody, good to see you back in action. I think the you360 series will be a benefit to all who choose to follow your lead and make this part of their DMO, as you call it.

      This is what every entreprenuer needs to embrace and learn right at the beginning of their venture. It would, without a doubt, save them time and money on the road to success.......I see where this could help many along the way. Myself included!!!

      Keep up the great work...we miss you.