It’s time to become a linchpin. If you are just following instructions at your job you are not a linchpin. That means you are easily replaceable. You need to develop skills that differentiate you from anyone else.

Linchpins are indispensable. They get the best jobs. Linchpins are like artists and will always find work. You don’t need to be a CEO to be a linchpin.

You need to first make the choice that you’re going to be a linchpin. It’s time to pour yourself into your work. Whatever it is. Deploy emotional labor in everything you do.

Be remarkable, be indispensable. Be a linchpin.

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Do you find yourself falling back to old habits every time you try to make better ones? The secret is creating automatic habits.

When your habits are automatic your brain saves energy during the task. If you are trying to develop a new habit, smart small or else you risk…

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Are you ready to make some positive changes in your life? Want to develop some habits that will manifest real change? Start small.

The problem with starting and maintaining new habits is that we generally take on too much at one time. …

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Building the right habits is essential to becoming successful in whatever it is you want to achieve. It’s also important to break bad habits.

Starting out with small habits is the key to gain momentum and start building bigger and better habits. For example: Let’s say you want to run…

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Cold calling isn’t dead. Well it is. It has actually taken a new form. It’s now called Smart calling.

The idea is to plan your calls in advance using research tools like InsideView or just plain Google.

Make intelligent calls instead, know exactly who you’re speaking with. Learn about the company. Use their website to gain knowledge and try finding them on social media.

Write your goals down before you make the call.

Put yourself in the other persons shoes and provide value instead of waste the prospects time.

Get to the point, be clear and upfront.

Don’t be afraid of gatekeepers, befriend them. They deserve respect.

The idea is to turn a cold call into a warm call, or a smart call.

Get you call on!

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Having confidence in yourself and abilities is essential. Without confidence their are many missed opportunities.

You must understand your limits, whether we’re talking about in life or business. You should believe in yourself but don’t be overconfident.

It’s always good to anticipate good results, having confidence will give you a push in the right direction.

Having confidence in what you’re doing or trying to achieve will allow for better decision making.

If you are a leader and are not confident in yourself and your abilities, then you are not a leader.

Be aware of what you don’t know.

Set clear standards.

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If you want to establish a reputation in your community and yield greater results in your business, then consistency is a must.
Being consistent day to day allows you to gain traction in what ever it is you are trying to accomplish. …

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Are you an effective person? Do you want to become even more effective?
There are a few principals you can use to guide you in the right direction.

1. Develop better habits and routines.
2. Begin with the end in mind visualize your desired outcome.
3. Work on your character and become a better person.
4. Work on things you can control instead of things you can’t control.
5. Put first things first, outsource/delegate the menial tasks.

Don’t worry about changing everything in one day. Take small steps at first and gradually start implementing larger goals.

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A blue ocean business is a business that doesn’t compete. It’s in a category of it’s own. Blue oceans are new untapped markets, while red oceans are over saturated markets.

Take for example the brand Kodak. Do you remember the tagline “It’s a Kodak moment”? Well they went out of business because of digital photography. At that time, a new blue ocean while Kodak was in a red ocean.

The idea is not to compete but to come up with new and unique solutions that put red oceans out of business.

Be disruptive and innovate. Rethink your industry. Demand new ways of thinking.

Become a pioneer not a settler.

It’s time to move beyond competition and tap into new opportunities.

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