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In 1832, George Muller arrived in Bristol, England to take charge of a small church called Bathesda Chapel where he served for 64 years until his death in 1896. Early in his work at Bathesda, Muller was struck by the overwhelming number of orphans who roamed the streets with nowhere to go for food and shelter.
In this era of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, children as young as seven years old were forced to work in dangerous factories in horrible conditions. It ...Continue Reading → Share
Social media can be a nice distraction and a considerable time suck. But if you’re doing it for your business, you need it to be much more. So how do you make sure that you’re using your time there efficiently?
This article offers you the steps you need to create a solid social media marketing strategy in actionable items.
1. Know Why You’re There
Before any campaign, whether it’s marketing, social media, or even a military campaign, it’s important to ...
When you’re working long hours and the stress is compiling, your personal life doesn’t go on hold. You still have familial responsibilities, bills to pay, friends to see, and thousands of other things that are on your mind. Let’s face it. There are times at work that are just harder than others. Even the best job can feel…well, like work sometimes. It’s hard to be inspired and do your best on the job when your business mojo has taken a ...Continue Reading → Share
As a leader, you put your best foot forward but sometimes every ounce of effort that you give just falls short. You may have given the right direction to your employees, tried your hardest to be available to anyone who needed a piece of you throughout the day, sometimes even give a little too much only for the reward to fall short as well. Maybe the issue is not about how much you give ...Continue Reading → Share
It’s difficult to feed the beast. According to eMarketer, 60% of marketers are creating at least one piece of new content every day. Creating valuable content on a deadline is hard. Most marketers suffer from writer’s block at least once during the year, where you stare at the screen until you think your brain will bleed and then you decide to check out what’s happening on your Facebook page. Hours later….
But don’t feel bad about it. It’s inevitable. When ...Continue Reading → Share
Many years ago I was given the book “Heart of a Leader.” It’s a very small book, the kind of thing you can read quickly. I have used that book for the past 17 years, and as small as it is, I learn something every time I open it. It’s a very good book for business owners and I wanted to share some things I’ve learned from the book. Each of the following quotes was taken from it.
Have you ever waited a really long time for something like a movie to come out, only to be disappointed? Or maybe a friend told you how wonderful a particular city was. But when you went there it wasn’t nearly as fantastic as your imagination—and your friend—had made it out to be.
Are you worried chamber membership will turn out the same way? A lot of talk and not much value? You’re probably right. In fact, I have a feeling you’re ...Continue Reading → Share
It’s estimated 74% of people fear speaking in public, while only 68% are afraid of death. What does that tell you? Speaking in public, for most of us, is a fate worse than death.
Facing your fears and moving past your comfort zone is a popular topic for keynote speakers and life coaches right now, but never has facing your fears been more important to your career and business than in the area of public speaking. If you want your ...Continue Reading → Share
If your revenue is leveling out or not growing at the rate you’d like, you have a few choices: raise your prices or restructure how things are priced, offer upsells to existing clients or give them reason to buy more often, or you can move into a new market/market to a new demographic. Often your pricing is such that adjusting it is not a possibility and your service or product may not be something people buy all the time. If ...Continue Reading → Share