Monday, 30 May 2011

A Month to Go

It's only a month until the end of the financial year (in Australia). Are you ready for it?
There are many things you can do to ensure you make the most of it. Some ideas are:
  • Book an appointment with your accountant
  • Make a donation for a tax deduction
  • Give year end bonuses
  • Buy new capital items
  • Prepare your financial documents
  • Transact between entities (ie Trusts, companies and so on)
  • Plan how to celebrate end of financial year
Take advantage of the month and make the most of it!

Monday, 23 May 2011

What Inspires You?

They say life is short. Billy Connolly pointed out it is the longest thing you ever do!
For many people, one week is the same as the the same as the the same as the next.
What inspires you to get up each day and get on with your life? Is it your pay cheque? The idea of living a better life? Is it contribution to others? Is it providing for your loved ones?

If you don't have an inspiration, how can you expect to face the day energised and ready to rock?

So what inspires you?

Monday, 9 May 2011

Who Are You Selling To?

So many sales people run around trying to get new clients, they forget about their existing ones. One company I was talking to last week is in severe financial crisis. They are so focussed on getting new customers to get them out of debt that they forgot about their existing ones.

It is a commonly accepted figure is that it is 5 times easier to sell to existing customers than get a new one. Soooo many people know this, but most RARELY act on it. So today, what additional or repeat product or service can you sell to your existing client base? 

Who are you selling to? 

Monday, 2 May 2011

What Do You Want?

It has often been said that you will get what you want once you want what you've got.

The book Affluenza talks about how many people spend money they don't have buying things they don't need to impress people they don't like.

Whether it is the "stuff" or people you have in life or the clients and customers you have, once you start showing appreciate for them, you can't help but attract more of the clients, customers, "stuff" and people into your life.  You just have to show your existing ones how much you appreciate them.

What do you want and what have you already got?