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Key_to_Success.jpgIf all I did was just one of these things, my business would grow and keep on growing…

Here is an example list of some things you can do starting today. If all you did was pick a new item from this list-each week- and put it into play, can you imagine how much progress you would make?

There are so many things you can do to improve your business - not just incrementally, but monumentally - and often the specifics are rather simple. Pick one from this list or make up your own.

Remember:  Put "Just do it" and "Don't quit" together and in six little words you have the complete formula for success.  Here goes. 

If all I did was...

1. execute one marketing action (a sales letter, web page, newsletter, press release - something) every day...

2. call one new contact per day to investigate business opportunities, joint venture possibilities or promotional ideas...

3. review my own performance daily and take one corrective action, weekly...

4. ask one person for a referral each and every day...

5. optimize one business function each month, making my processes work better 1% at a time...

6. send an newsletter, e-mail, Tweet, update my company Facebook page or somehow contact my prospect list once each week...

7. promote one of my products to my existing customers, once per week...

8. start a short daily to-do list each day and only do the things on it... 

9. write one new mail piece or product offer each week...

10. take an employee to lunch every week (even if I repeat myself)...

11. come up with and evaluate one new business idea every month...

12. create one new marketing joint venture a quarter (That's only four times a year!)...

13. enhance my website one page at a time...

14. Blueprint my business so I understand what was what and discover what's missing...

15. make sure that at least 60% of my time is being spent on high-return activities... (not 100%, just 60%!)

16. make sure that I only invest money where I can quantify the return and stopped spending on frivolous things...

17. create a checklist for each process in my business in real time...

18. write everything down in a notebook instead of little scraps of paper...

19. have a weekly meeting with my staff to promote alignment and make sure everyone is on track... (a staff meeting, not a status meeting!)

20. offer a strong guarantee that I can and will do what I say I can...

21. track and test each marketing campaign so that I truly knew what my lead costs were, and what was really working...

22. script my sales pitch so that my whole staff knew what to say...

23. clarify my companies core values and PURPOSE so that we can see what is a fit for us and what isn't...

24. have an up-to-date strategy with short and long term objectives so that we could maintain our focus, and readily evaluate opportunities and tactics, quickly rejecting those that didn't directly further our goals...

25. create a simple game plan for each new project…

26. meditate once a day maintaining a strong vision of the future of my business and focusing on new ways to achieve it...

27. focus on building upon my strengths and let go of worrying about my weaknesses...

28. remember to phrase all my thoughts in terms of "How can I..." instead of "If only..."

29. get rid of the junk piling up around me and concentrate my energy on the most important task at hand...

30. shut down my email program and turn off Instant Messenger, and only check in twice a day - three at most...

31. hold a customer appreciation event from time to time...

32. never make compromises which give something up without getting something in return; always make trade-offs instead...

33. think big - bigger than ever before - and share that big vision with the people around me...

34. think smaller; break things down into manageable chunks so that each idea can be executed quickly...

35. begin charging a fee for many of the things that I've been giving away...

36. get together with my mastermind group on a regular basis...

37. systematically review my products and make sure that each product is either a front end to something else, or a backend to something else...

38. find something newsworthy and send a press release twice a month...

39. create a compelling high-valued offer and send it to my best clients four times each year...

40. make the Show Them We Care Calls to the top 1/2 of my database every 90 days - even once in two months…

41. routinely survey my clients and prospects to make sure I'm giving them what they want, and build a storehouse of new product, service and marketing ideas...

42. consider myself unstoppable - not like never getting stopped - just that staying stopped for shorter and shorter periods of time...

43. repeat - out loud - my business building affirmations, so as to keep my attention on my stated outcomes and goals...

44. consider the opportunity cost of doing the "C" and "B" things while the "A" things remain undone...

45. start growing and developing my sales tools and sales people or even an affiliate program ...

46. begin a dedicated list building program to find more and more people interested in what Ido...

47. hold a breakfast or lunch seminar once a month, record it, transcribe it and turn it into a product...

48. (And while I'm on the subject of lunch...) identify someon) who will be a great addition to my network and buy them lunch...

49. set up a systematic referral system to make sure that every satisfied client is sending their best associates and friends...

50. If ALL I DID was pick one thing from this list and implemented it each week, what an incredible difference it would make in my business!

So go ahead. Pick one and put get moving.  See the difference a little action makes, and then pick the next one. It's addictive. Action breeds action, success breeds success. Just do one thing...

Article written by Dudley Peacock from Quantum Business Development. For information on outsourcing your company’s marketing, visit: http://www.qbdmarketing.co.za

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