You are the same as all of the other businesses around you.
Stop and think for a moment about why someone would buy your product or service instead of from the company down the street or in another state. In other words, what makes you different? If during this exercise you determine that you are just about the same as all of the other businesses then you certainly are not unique.
Every business that wishes to turn a 6-figure profit must determine their unique… Continue
Added by Justin Lukasavige on November 18, 2008 at 5:59pm —
I feel an obligation to share some final thoughts after facilitating my first 48 Days Class. When I began this process my motivation was to gain some valuable experience, establish myself in this community as an expert and hopefully get a testimonial or two to put on my website. It turns out I received more than that and the class participants actually benefited as a bonus!
One housewife and mother is starting a business in the field that she loves.
One gentleman is in the final… Continue
Added by Pierce Marrs on November 18, 2008 at 11:00am —
"But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." --C.S. Lewis
"If you suffer, thank God! -- it is a sure sign that you are alive." --Elbert Hubbard
How often do we seem to be between a rock and a hard place? We seemed to be pinned against the wall. All hope is lost. You are overdrawn on the checking account, the credit cards are maxed. It is a… Continue
Added by Jay Peroni on November 18, 2008 at 6:00am —
Seeking Wise Counsel
“No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master." -- Hunter S. Thompson
"He who represents himself has a fool for a client and an idiot for a lawyer." - Old Legal Saying:
Many times we try to do things ourselves. We either think we have enough skills or expertise to… Continue
Added by Jay Peroni on November 17, 2008 at 10:48am —
Come & Listen to God's Call
"Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor." - Benjamin Franklin
Many confuse contentment with complacency. If you are complacent you are willing to stay in a bad situation and suffer and accept so with a positive attitude. If you are content you are at the center of Gods will and are willing to go where He takes you. A happy life certainly involves contentment. How content are you?
With all of… Continue
Added by Jay Peroni on November 16, 2008 at 6:26pm —
I like to keep my blog posts brief and to the point. If you think it's too short, I'll gladly refund what you paid for it!
Have an expensive new website that has lots of flashy graphics and bright colors? Are you disappointed that this website isn't quite the money-machine you imagined it would be? Before you reach for the phone to call that design firm you paid WAY TOO MUCH to produce a site that actually pushes customers away (more on that in another post), you might want to look… Continue
Added by Daniel Hadaway on November 16, 2008 at 1:52pm —
As a member of Fellowship Church I listened to Ed Young teach us about the Real F word awhile back. As I listened to the recording of this week's show that was all I could think about - that series of messages. Grace's… Continue
Added by Rona Davis on November 16, 2008 at 8:30am —
Do you use golf as part of your business strategies? The old saying that "many business deals are done on the golf course" is something to think about. As the popularity of golf has taken off with the "Tiger factor", there are more people playing golf than ever before.
There are many ways for a company to use golf to their advantage. Your business may host many of your customers to play in "Your Company" Golf Scramble. You may also entertain a few key clients to a day of golf at a… Continue
Added by Steve Newman on November 16, 2008 at 1:02am —
TO GROW OR DIE
"Every moment of our lives we are either growing or dying…” - Robert Cooper
"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” - Benjamin Franklin
God calls us to a life of commitment to Him. Our finances reveal our commitments in life. Where we spend, invest, and give our money reveals our priorities in life. As we grow in our faith, we should long to have our finances line up with God's… Continue
Added by Jay Peroni on November 14, 2008 at 6:02am —
Really .... Obama or maybe your future employer?
Heard on the radio today (National News) that you better be "squeaky clean" if you hope to have a spot with the Obama administration and that your "social" sites better be good....like facebook, youtube and 48Days.net!!! Just read today in Lubbock Texas that the Miss Lubbock lost her title, prizes and scholarship money for having some semi-nude photos that got out on some site.... see story at… Continue
Added by Mika W. Wyatt on November 13, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Words mean things, and yet we are becoming a society that is ever working to take short cuts in communication. I have heard of teachers not allowing students to give speeches or presentations with the use of acronyms! Deducting from their grade or making them start over. I say teach on!
I have written before about how I and other Human Resource professionals are seeing more acronyms or abbreviations being used in introduction letters and resumes. It really makes it difficult to… Continue
Added by Mika W. Wyatt on November 13, 2008 at 6:38am —
Remember the story of Robin Hood? Where a man is portrayed as being noble because he steals from the rich and gives to the poor? Was Robin Hood wrong? Is stealing noble even if the motive is pure? If you follow the simple logic that it is wrong to steal. The Bible says, “You shall not steal” (Exodus 20:18). Any way you look at it, Robin Hood stole. Therefore, Robin Hood had to be wrong because he stole. But wait, stop the presses you may say… Robin Hood’s motive was pure - he was stealing from… Continue
Added by Jay Peroni on November 13, 2008 at 6:10am —
Security comes to your child by more than just a blanket. Although our kids may cling to their favorite lovey or toy, the real security comes from you, their parent. And it’s not just by hugs and kisses on boo-boos, but by boundaries. Boundaries, you say? How can I be loving to my kid by saying “no, no, no”? I say you can be firm in where you stand, be strict in what is necessary, and end up having a “yes, yes, yes” world for your… Continue
Added by Ashley Logsdon on November 13, 2008 at 6:00am —
When Values are Compromised
Tom Johnson is an award winning graphic designer who has designed shirts for Donald Trump and many other celebrities. He worked for a private label clothing company after September 11th when the advertising industry fell on rough times. It was also a dark time in Tom's life, but he clung on to his faith in God. He started reading the bible every day at lunch to get through the abusive conditions at work. Tom recalls, "Being creative every day gave… Continue
Added by Jay Peroni on November 12, 2008 at 3:00pm —
I just received my Nightengale Conant newsletter and it was promoting Dan. I figured I could take the liberty of reproducing it here without worrying about copyright issues. :)
Dear Kevin Metzger ,
Recently I had a conversation with Dan Miller about how people are finding their dream jobs — making six figures or more — in JUST 48 Days!
“Dan,” I said, “how can you possibly take someone from where they are right now … to the career and income where they want to be… Continue
Added by Kevin Metzger on November 11, 2008 at 10:11pm —
My friend Dan Miller wrote a brilliant piece today entitled “Serving Customers or Making Cars?” In it he talks about how many businesses are more focused on creating demand for their products instead of truly listening to the customers’ needs. IE…the American auto industry that continues to pump out cars with a 5-year life span instead of high quality ones. Gotta keep ‘em coming back, eh?
It really made me thing about The Box business. A while ago, I wrote about how Vincent Van… Continue
Added by Theresa on November 11, 2008 at 7:41am —
Those who possess faith and wealth commonly share 12 essential habits. I write about these habits in The Faith-Based Millionaire: How to Unlock Wealth by Placing Principles before Profits. I am often asked how faith-based millionaires ended up where they are today. I will share some tips that faith-based investors use to become millionaires. These three tips involve common sense, balance, and single-mindedness. Most of all, they follow biblical… Continue
Added by Jay Peroni on November 10, 2008 at 7:30am —
Living with “The Gift” creates many opportunities for memorable moments. Like this weekend.
Jay and Daniel take a drive out of town to pick up his riding lawnmower that we stored at a friend’s house. On the way back Shiny Object Syndrome kicked in while they were driving past a flea market. (For the uninitiated in my world, Shiny Object Syndrome, or SOS for short, is the tendency to be distracted suddenly by any shiny object.)
I imagine it sounded something like this: “Hey… Continue
Added by Theresa on November 9, 2008 at 5:21pm —
When discussing Amway most people think Pyramid. Amway is not by definition a pyramid scheme. It is an MLM or Network marketing company. So what's the difference?
- According to Wikipedia "A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves the exchange of money primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, without any product or service being delivered."
Pyramid's are illegal.
Amway was investigated back in 1979 by the FTC to… Continue
Added by Kevin Metzger on November 9, 2008 at 2:14pm —
Is it possible to have nursing burnout after only two years? I haven't even reached two years yet, but I am already on my way. You would think with all the talk about the nursing shortage that the hospital's would just be begging you to work. I find that in my area that is just not the case. You work what they want you to and that is that. I work three twelve hour shifts, which I agreed to, at the time not knowing how hard it was going to be on my family. I have since ask if only I could work… Continue
Added by Donna Land on November 8, 2008 at 5:00pm —