Weekly Web Recap of Marketing Ideas – March 28 2014

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This week’s web recap of marketing ideas includes everything from taking action vs. motion,  first kisses, Yahoo and Yelp partnership, Google Analytics, and hashtags.

1. Do you feel like you have been in motion but not taking any action? Are those strategies and plans to get the marketing done for your business sitting in nice folders, piles, and on whiteboards but have never been implemented? Try the “never break the chain technique.”

>> The Mistake Smart People Make: Being in Motion vs. Taking Action READ ARTICLE HERE  [Read more…]

Weekly Web Recap of Marketing Ideas – March 7 2014

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This week’s web recap of marketing ideas includes everything from plug-in cars to subliminal sex messages .

1. Just who are the people who buy plug-in electric cars? Would you have guessed the people who buy plug-in cars differ depending on the manufacturer they choose.

>> What Motivates Someone To Buy A Plug-In Electric Car? Poll Shows Differences Among Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt Owners READ ARTICLE HERE  [Read more…]

M5 – Systems Examples and Resources

This month we talked about systems. You learned what they are, how important they are in your business and personal life, and how they form the steps that take you from point A to point B as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Odds are, you understand enough already to make use of systems in your life. But in case you need just that little bit of extra information,

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M5 – Using Systems Theory to Overcome Business and Personal Weaknesses

It’s January 13, 2014… Welcome to the M5!

Many authors claim that you shouldn’t work on strengthening your weaknesses because it takes time, and energy, which diverts your attention and makes you more prone to fail.

They claim that you can never make your weaknesses strengths, and therefore shouldn’t work on improving them. They suggest that you focus on what you do best, and let someone else handle the tasks you are weak at.

I’m not pointing this out because it’s incorrect advice, I’m pointing it out because it doesn’t paint a full picture.

I’m a fan of systems theory, and the tote model, as you may well know. When you study six Sigma, and the theory of constraints you learn that your throughput and output would be unlimited if there were no constraints on the system.

Since no business, regardless of its size, can produce unlimited amounts of product every hour, it means that every business has constraints in its systems. In other words, weaknesses. [Read more…]

M5 – How to Achieve Your Goals with Systems

It’s the first week of January, and that means it’s time to reassess, and refocus on our personal and professional goals.

That’s why, we are going to focus on systems and processes for this entire month.

While that may not make sense right now, the truth is, your life runs on systems. Those systems may be unknown, ineffective or broken; nonetheless, you are achieving what you are achieving based on the systems and processes you are using.

If you’ve been following us, which you should be, you may know that [Read more…]