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5×5 Challenge – Day 1

Just kicking off the 5×5 Action Challenge today!!

The challenge is five actions for five days for five weeks for a five degrees shift in results!! Day 1, itself was a challenge, due to meetings and commitments.

But, here I am working on the five actions for today!!

1. Blog Post — Launch the action plan!!

2. Instagram Post — share image on Instagram, like and share other posts.

3. Facebook Post — share blog post to: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

4. Engage with people on Twitter and Instagram

5. Co-Promote — share at least five posts via co-promote.

Tomorrow’s plan looks totally different!  I will be doing a Periscope LIVE — on Launching Your Dreams — making WILD Ideas Happen. Posting on five social media platforms following the Periscope to share that with people and embedding that live feed onto this site.

Yesterday’s webinar — guides you through the planning process — which is simple and flexible.

You can jump into the challenge at any point.  You can watch what I am doing and do it on your own, or you can join the 5×5 Challenge!!

Next week’s webinar will be announced on FRIDAY! So be sure to watch for that too. Click below to join the 5×5 Challenge!!

The BIG Goal for the 5×5 Action Challenge is to create new and different results in your  business, from where you are right now.  Many, many business owners find that they are doing alot but not getting the results they want. What if, instead of continuing on down the same old path, you were to shift the actions each day?  Can that shift, even a small shift, change your results.

To do the 5×5 Action Challenge — you do not have to spend more money on marketing. Just take consistent, daily ACTION.

Here’s the Kick-Off Webinar!!

DIY, Coaching or Full Outsource?

Not Sure What To Do?

Business Success Coach

Business Success Coach, Donna Price

Are you a pure DIYer (do it yourselfer)?  Or do you outsource?  Have you had a coach and not made any changes in your success?  These are each great questions as you evaluate HOW to build your success and create

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Growing the Seeds of Your Business: Nurturing the Blossoms

Nurturing Your BusinessGrowing a business takes time and commitment and for most it means new clients/customers.  New clients or customers, means obtaining new contacts or new leads. There are many ways to develop new business leads.  As you obtain a lead or prospect they need to be nurtured.  Leads or prospects can

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Creating Solid Strategies of Residual Income

Creating Residual Streams of Revenue:

RWhat is residual income?  It is income that comes into your business each month after you have made the sale or entered into a customer partnership.  You have done the work in the beginning and then because the product is a consumable product, the customer

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Planning for Success in 2013

Now is the TIME to Prepare for your incredible year in 2013. Are You Ready?

It’s the end of the year and the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on all that you accomplished last year.  Evaluate what went well and what didn’t. This is the time of year to begin preparing for even greater success next year.  Perhaps this year was good or perhaps it wasn’t.  Now, is the time to gear up for more greatness in the New Year and make 2013 your best year (yet!).

If you have a business vision and strategic plan, pull them out and review them. Include your whole team.  If you don’t have a team, then review them with your coach, friend, colleague or an accountability partner.

As you review the vision and the strategic plan, write down what you have accomplished this year.  What went really well?  Make your list; you can even check it twice!!  Once you have created your accomplishment list, take a moment to celebrate all that you did well.  Then move on and review where you fell short.  What didn’t go quite right or well?  Where did you fail? What are your disappointments?  What did you start and not finish?

Taking time to evaluate the past year is a great way to learn from what went well, and what didn’t go well.  In that learning there are valuable lessons that you can glean.  List a couple of lessons for moving forward.  Did you get off track, side-tracked by something?  Did you not follow up with prospects?  Each lesson gives you ideas for guidance into the New Year.

As you review the vision and the strategic plan, take some time to reflect on whether it is still on target.  Is that vision still your vision or has it changed?  Make the necessary updates to that vision.  Many companies write short vision statements that barely communicate the overall vision.  Put great detail in yours so that you can feel it as you read it.  If your vision is to buy a new building for your company and increase your staffing by 50% then write a vision statement that includes that and describes that.  You can always have the short and concise vision statement on your business plan, but for your use, make it a detailed story, that really motivates you and inspires you each time you read it. Did you read it regularly this year?  If not, make that part of your practice in the upcoming year.

What is the vision for the upcoming year?  Where do you see your company at the end of the year?  What type of growth, new products, new clients, or customers?  What does it all look like?

Once you have your vision story written you can then focus on the strategies to accomplish your vision.  Your strategies should always be based on the overall vision.  When strategies are written that stray from the vision and purpose of the organization then you are going down roads that lead you in the wrong direction.  Your vision and values becomes your guide for making your business decisions.  Stop yourself, when you are making a decision and pull out that vision statement, your values statement and review the decision or opportunity with them all in mind.

Strategies should point to the vision and be written in a way that they are measurable.  A strategy to build the business is too vague.  What does build the business mean, and how do you know if you have accomplished it?  But a strategy to provide coaching services to 50 new clients is measurable.  Or a strategy to increase product sales by 25% is measurable. Or to develop a new product; bring in a new product line; increase staff by 10; increase days off by 10; and the list can go on. The must do is making the goals SMART – specific, measurable, attainable, relevant or reasonable and time specific.

Limit the number of strategic goals that you are working on so that your strategic plan remains focused and effective.  A huge document becomes overwhelming and cumbersome and often just collects dust.  A strategic plan should be a living, breathing document that you are very familiar with and guides our day to day activities because it is your focus.

Creating a new plan for the year is a great first step towards creating the success that you want. Working the plan and making it happen is the real key to producing the results that you want.

Working your plan just means keeping it in front of you, developing the smaller goals that move you towards the big goals and really staying focused.  When something doesn’t work, it is not the time to abandon ship, but rather, the time to refocus, re-strategize and continue the work.

Take time before the New Year to: review and update your vision statement and story; review your accomplishments and failures for the year and glean the valuable lessons from them; review your strategic plan and update your goals for the upcoming year.  Gear up for a focused and planned New Year that will ring in the next level of success for you and your company.

Once you have your plan then the essential key is implementation.  This is where many fall short.  They have great ideas, great plans and then fail to implement. There are good ways to follow through.

Break down your goals each month and week. Establish a system of accountability. Most people start out the year with a great plan and great strategy and as the year moves on, they lose focus and the plan drifts. A good coach provides you with the ongoing support and accountability to produce results.

Keeping ourselves accountable can be accomplished in a few ways. Here are our 11 tips for creating a focused and fun approach to success:

  1. Take the goal and break into smaller steps
  2. Make a chart to chart progress, each step of the way
  3. Hang signs around the house, in the car, at work — saying: “Stay Focused”.
  4. Tell family and friends about the goal and intention
  5. Create your own mastermind group to help you stay on track and support your ups and downs
  6. Partner with a friend or colleague to be an “accountability buddy”, share your plan with them and talk once a week or month to let them know how you are doing
  7. Hire a coach to help you identify your goals and keep them on track all year towards extraordinary success.
  8. Create celebrations of success, reward yourself — gold stars, dinner out, a new something!
  9. Meditate each day on focused goal attainment
  10. Write your goals down and read them everyday
  11. Have fun with each success and acknowledge it!

Spend some time creating your focused plan for success and give us a call if you need some help! Accomplishing the dreams, goals and things we desire is important for each individual and business. We look forward to hearing about your success.

One of my favorite tools to use in creating a plan for success is available for you at: www.bestyearplan.com

 

Big Bold Business Book Released!!

New Book Released!

Business Success Coach, Donna Price, owner of Compass Rose Consulting, LLC discusses “Leadership — Navigating Success” in the newly released book: “Jersey Women Mean Business! Big Bold BusinessTM Advice from New Jersey Women Business Owners: Practical Pointers, Solutions, and Strategies for Business Success“— a trailblazing business success book published by Woodpecker Press.

Just released on June 14th the book is a new entrepreneurial success blueprint featuring savvy, practical advice from 72 different voices; all seasoned businesswomen who have successfully started and grown diverse companies in different parts of the Garden State.

This rich book will include multiple chapters covering:

  • • Finance
  • • Legal Issues
  • • Management
  • • Marketing/PR
  • • Personnel Development
  • • Professional Development
  • • Sales/Production
  • • Work‐Life Balance
  • • Technology

and much, much more, including the smart use of Social Media, great Sales Strategies, effective Time Management tips, the benefits of Blogging, and creative Customer Service.

The project is the brainchild of Joyce Restaino, a NJ-based writer and editor, and Donna R. Thompson, owner of Woodpecker Press. The two women—both independent, successful entrepreneurs in their own right—have been seeking a select group of talented experts out of approximately 63,000 New Jersey women business owners. The goal: to compile practical pointers and success tips, covering the most pressing issues and challenges facing fledgling and growth track women entrepreneurs.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible resource, says Price, who specializes in the people dynamics of the work environment: leaders and teams across the country. I am delighted to be able to give back, to help other women business owners make smarter decisions and avoid some of the common pitfalls in leadership.”

Compass Rose Consulting, LLC based in Newton, NJ, provides business coaching/consulting and leadership development to small companies of 100 employees or less. The company has been in business since 2003 and serves small business owners, entrepreneurs, including East Coast Alternative Energy, MARS Information Systems, and Glenn Zervas Music Productions.

Keep up with the latest news on the Big Bold Business Book on Twitter @bigboldbusiness, or www.bigboldbusiness.com

BizologyBuzz Magazine: The Business Card Challenge!

BizologyBuzz E-Magazine: The Business Card Challenge! The Buzz About Business | A Publication of Compass Rose Consulting In this Issue: Quote of the Day: Expert Article: BizologyBuzz Radio: No Show This Week! From Donna Price Advertising With Us! Quote of the Day: Vacation — provides respite from […]

BizologyBuzz E-Magazine: Customer Service

Quote of the Day:

If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends.

If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.

JEFF BEZOS


Expert Article: Is Email an Effective Customer Service Tool?

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Horses, Business, Running…

What do Horses, Running and Business have to do with each other?

Business Success Coach, Donna Price reflects on her morning run… It’s not just a run, its meditation, its thinking, its insight….

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