Not getting paid? You choose your customers remember…

I was having a conversation with someone recently about starting up in business and as ever the usual reservations and fears came up – what if it doesn’t work, what if we don’t make enough money, where will we find customers etc, but there was one fear that was bigger than all of them – what if we don’t get paid?

Now getting paid is important in business, but what you have to remember is that YOU are in charge.

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Drowning not waving…

It’s all about perspective.

I always say that your Thing is your filter on the world and how you see things differently. That’s why your Thing is very often a different way of working, a different order, different detail, different language or a different approach entirely to how something is done. It’s your take on the world, not necessarily a brand spanking new eureka moment Thing. Which of course is all about perspective.

Sometimes when your perspective is very different to everyone else around you it can be hard to share. Perhaps you don’t want to ‘stand out’ or be different. For many of us it’s inbuilt not to be a show off or get noticed to much. Certainly in my life experience that didn’t always end well (it does now, but not back then).

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2 steps forward and 1 step back

Are you dancing?

Taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back in a cha-cha style? If dancing’s your Thing then that’s allowed :) but if your Thing is anything else, it’s not!

1 step followed by another step is what it takes to keep moving into your spotlight.

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Have you got what it takes to be a Business Celebrity?

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Actually that might be a misleading question – its not so much about if you have what it takes to be a business celebrity but more about what you still want to achieve that means you want to be a business celebrity… let me explain:

Business Celebrities are people who are giving everything they have. They are doing exactly what they are here on the planet to do (and that’s not me being all ‘save the world’ – although if that’s your celebrity calling fantastic). Being a business celebrity is about really giving it everything – giving it all you’ve got. Strutting your stuff – literally.

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Re-runs

When something is good it always deserves a second (third, fourth…) viewing. I will happily sit through re-runs of Frasier, Friends & other classic TV shows. And I’m not sure I can count how many times I’ve watched Star Wars—especially now I’ve got my small people into the way of the Force!

I appreciate that not everything is worth repeating, but when you have a process or a system or a marketing campaign that works do a re-run. And then another re-run until it stops working!

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Seasons greetings (all year round)

As I write this, it’s December and so there’s a very obvious seasonal feel to a lot of marketing messages everywhere I look. But it’s not just the Christmas and New Year holidays that can lend themselves nicely (sometimes too nicely!) to promotions and connected offers.

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