Today’s topic is an important concept that came about as a result of things I noticed concerning WHAT people did and HOW they did it. It’s basically the WHY; you may have heard about the “Five Why’s” that originated from Toyota Motor Company. The WHY is a tool used to drill down to the root cause of a potential problem. There is some criticism of the process, mainly because people don’t execute it very well. The idea is to ask why, then why that, and keep on until there is an ultimate … [Read more...] about 40 – Why? A Question and A Solution
One of the key components of what we talk about is how do you secure a better life and better future. So, of course, the thing is how do you decided to have a business and how do you plan for it? That is the business plan. Part of the motivation for this particular episode is that I was actually, on a call last night and somebody asked the question. The person who was moderating the call said, “Oh no you don’t need a business plan.” Part of the conversation was about the fact that that was “old … [Read more...] about 38 – Do You Really Need A Business Plan?
Thanks for joining me today. My topic is EARLY DECISIONS AND BIAS. We’ll discuss what happens when we get too ingrained in what we thought or believed. The bottom line is this: DON’T MAKE DECISIONS EARLY! Make decisions and form opinions when they are necessary, but only after all relevant information has been gathered. To illustrate my point, look at it this way--- we acquire information all the time related to various decisions. It could be about a marketing decision, which direction … [Read more...] about 37 – Early Decisions and Bias
No matter what you want to do to be successful, everything you do to be successful requires you to either satisfy needs and wants of others or create demand in which case you’re still satisfying others’ demands or needs and wants. What is “Demand”? The idea is, you’re appealing to others. Sometimes these are very subtle and sometimes the most subtle things can have the most positive or negative effect. Sometimes these could be very difficult to do. Some classic examples would be: Through ads, … [Read more...] about 35 – Customer Satisfaction for Success in Business and Life
We are talking about technology and its impact on your future. Remember, “Today is the first day of your future.” There are factors about attitude, perspective, and phases we go through that are affected by the growth of technology. Always be aware of game-changing events; technology is just one of those areas that have changed and accelerated drastically over the last 30 years. Think about how people view events from the past and events in the future. Have you seen the commercial where … [Read more...] about 34 – Technology and Your Future