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What have you done in 2018 that makes your future self proud?

Amazingly it’s the end of yet another week, we just slipped quietly from October into November, that’s 10 months of 2018 gone, if like me, it seems it went in the blink of an eye – right?

We’re now less than 60 days from 2019, soon we’ll be celebrating Christmas with friends, families and co-workers, for those of you still in paid work anyway.

Inevitably the conversation will come round to 2019 and ‘your New Years resolution’.

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But, I want you to look back to last New Years Eve.

Did you make any resolutions? Did you write them down? Did you review them every day? Did those resolutions come to fruition?

I’m guessing very few of you did anything past making a resolution or two. I’m willing to wager almost no-one has fulfilled a single one of them. If I’m wrong let me know, you know how to contact me.

So where you are right now is a result of everything you’ve done in the past, what you do now can and will change your future. Today is ‘the future self’ of the last New Year, is today’s ‘future self’ from then, proud of what you’ve achieved? If it is, I’m proud for you too, but what if it isn’t? What will you do today that will change your direction and provide velocity to your goals and dreams?

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Don’t wait for New Years Eve to make some fluffy resolutions. Sit down now and look at where you want your business and your life to go, write it down, start a plan – an action plan. Start with small steps and tasks and I guarantee that by the time New Years Eve comes around these 60 days will make your 31 DEC ‘future self’ proud.

If you are serious about becoming financially free and secure, stop working to someone else plan and work to your own. Commit to doing something every day in your business that moves it forward, however little it seems, every step forward is growth. Do it so your future self will be proud of you.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

PS. If you’re working to a tight budget but would still like to get some excellent coaching to get you started, I have partnered with a very successful online entrepreneur to provide an entry-level cost, but high-value coaching course, you can take a look here.

Commit To Success – We Are Part Of Your Team,

Peter Bright and the MBT Team

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Your Must Have 8 Essential Tools To Start Your Home Based Business

Here we are again, the end of yet another exciting week!

Hope yours has been as productive as mine!

If you’re new to this whole home based business idea and you’re still finding your feet, remember that it doesn’t matter whether you have a traditional real-world brick and mortar type business or an online one, in both cases the digital age pretty much forces us to have a presence online.

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With that said, and knowing how daunting it can be when first starting out, I thought I’d list 8 tools you can use in the first weeks of establishing your home-based business or your online presence to support your traditional one. Here goes…..

1 – Your own website domain and hosting using Hostgator

2 – An autoresponder (WTF is that? ) take a look at AWeber

3 – Squeeze Page / Optin page using the tool welcome.ly

4 – if you’re in e-commerce a shopping platform, you can use Shopify

5 – A Lead magnet ( pdf ebook creator) made using Designrr

6 – Video Production course; iPocket Video

7 – Helping hands; through freelancers/outsourcing  –  http://bit.ly/mbt5r  

8 – Confidence / motivation …..  ( http://bit.ly/mbtcoach )

Not that long an article today, it’s the weekend – take a chill pill, then start working on your future.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

If you’re working to a tight budget but would still like to get some coaching to get you started, I have partnered with a very successful online entrepreneur to provide an entry-level coaching course for only $27 one-time-payment, you can take a look here.

Commit To Success – We Are Part Of Your Team,

Peter Bright and the MBT Team

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So You Want To Start Your Own Business?

So You Want To Start Your Own Business?

So you have decided to start your very own small business. Excellent decision! This is the first step to your financial freedom. Doesn’t everyone want that in life?

But you may want to know more first before starting out. That’s another good thing because knowledge is power. Knowing what to do beforehand gives you the power to do it the right way.

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I’ve laid out a few things you need to know before starting your own small business.

The Why

It’s Monday. You wake up to your 6am alarm, and get yourself ready for the day’s work. Take a shower, eat breakfast, get dressed, walk out the door, get on the tube, enter the office, take your seat, and get to work. That’s the usual daily routine. The thought of starting a small business in the UK has never crossed your mind. Of course not, since you have lots of work to do.

We do the things we do for a reason. If you’re looking for exactly that, this is where to start. Read this article to find your why.

The What

What are you good at?
In other words, what are your skills? What sort of education do you have? What do you already have on you that you can use to make money? Let me give you some simple examples.

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Let’s say you’re a good artist. That’s a skill. It’s something you can monetise. With that, you could set yourself up as a graphic designer. You could make logos for a price. You could make prints and sell them. You could also make shirt designs and sell them. It’s up to you.

Once you’ve found your why, the next question is “what”. What kind of a business should you start? Read this one to know more about finding the right business for you.

The How

Having the right attitudes is everything in business.
When you want to start your own UK small business, keep this in mind. How you think is as important as what you do. When thought and action align, you are on the path to success. And because it’s only you who can make your business succeed, it’s all the more important.

Now that you’ve identified the why and the what, now comes the “how”. How should you run the business? No, I’m not talking about strategies yet. That comes later.

It all starts in the mind. How, in terms of mindset, should you approach doing business? Read this one to find out.

4 Skills In Making An Effective Leader

How Good Of A Leader Are You? 4 Skills In Making An Effective Leader

How Good Of A Leader Are You? 4 Skills In Making An Effective Leader

Running a business, whether online or offline, big or small, demands good leadership skills. If you can’t lead your team well, your business will not grow and thrive. Your team will not work effectively if you don’t lead them the right way.

4 Skills In Making An Effective Leader

If you don’t have these skills yet, running a business is a great learning opportunity for you. You can be a great leader; just be willing to learn all the time.

Need help? I have you covered. Have a look at these recent leadership articles on MyBizTips to guide you through. These are the 4 skills in making you an effective leader.

Vision

If you’ve ever been to any job interview, more likely than not you’ve heard of this question: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” It may be cliche, but it’s actually a good question. Only those with a vision for themselves can answer that question well. What is your vision for your business? Do you even have one? It’s really important that you do. Read more here.

Inspiration

Great leaders inspire people to be their best and to do their best work. If you have a team of people working with you, ask yourself: “Am I doing something to make them do the best that they can do?”

A good leader inspires his people to do their best work. Do you? Here are some tips if you haven’t gotten the hang of it yet. Read more here.

Being a Good Mentor

Every CEO is at the top position for a reason. It’s not just to earn lots of money; being at the top includes the greatest responsibility of making sure the company runs smoothly. Part of that is being a mentor to the people under them.

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As the owner of your business, you are your team’s mentor as well. If that intimidates you, don’t worry. Read here for some advice on becoming a good mentor.

Resolving Conflict

Whenever you’re working with a team, there will always be times where you’ll face conflict. Disagreements and misunderstandings, if not handled well, may escalate into hostile encounters. But of course, you’re running a business, not a boxing ring, so it’s best to avoid getting into a fight.

Inevitably, you and your team will run into conflicts. But it never has to turn into a fight. Here are some ways to defuse conflict and get something good out of it. Read here for some tips on resolving conflicts.

 

 

 

 

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Is this female skill stopping your business growing? | Multitasking

Is this female skill stopping your business growing? | Multitasking

Hello again, hope all is well with you and yours, how’s your week been – as productive as you’d like?

If, like me, in the early days of building my home based business I found it wasn’t always productive. I would often find myself at the end of the week not feeling my own business had moved on at all.

I’d see the results from my day job and my employer was satisfied with the output, but whilst I had a high output at my paid job, my own personal goals and home business goals were lacking.

I sat down and took a long hard look at what it was that was causing this lack of progress, lack of velocity as I like to term it. I realised – it wasn’t any one thing. I realised I was focussed on the wrong tasks, those tasks that you could think of as low productivity tasks….

 

‘What might that be – Peter?’

 

Well let me call out one major task with you, I am pretty sure you can relate to it, in some way;

 

It’s (drum roll please)………..

 

Multitasking

 

I know women are supposed to be highly skilled at multitasking (hence the tile), but I am not convinced that anyone is really. Better to focus on one task, get it done then move to the next.

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Let’s say you start your session with 6 unfinished tasks and you multitask to move them all forward, almost certainly by the end of your session you’ll have moved most of them along, but you’ll likely still have 6 unfinished tasks – how will that make you feel? Not that excited about your own business I’m sure.

 

No

 

It’s much better to have a task list and highlight the most productive tasks and get them done one at a time, then tick them off as ‘done’.

 

At the end of your home business session, you will have closed off some tasks. And, even if it’s only 1 completed task (trust me – it won’t be), then picture how much more satisfied and motivated in your business you’ll be!

 

This and many other sage pieces of advice are available to you at the click of a mouse go here. Even if you are working to a tight budget.

 

If you’re working to a tight budget but would still like to get some coaching to get you started, I have partnered with a very successful online entrepreneur to provide an entry-level coaching course, you can take a look here

Until next time, thanks for reading.

 

It’s Crunch Time: How To Stop Being Overwhelmed?

I was chatting with an old, well not that old actually, friend a few days ago.

 

She was telling me how she was struggling to keep focused on her tasks with so many other distractions in her schedule, kids squealing around her, her partner getting grumpy (‘you never have time for me’), she can’t concentrate and get things done.

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‘Stop!’ I said

 

Get a grip girl! Clearly not the right thing to say to a woman – especially coming from a man. She looked at me through those evil squinty eyes, you know that look – right, but before I turned to stone I said…

 

‘Look, cut down the time you’re working on your business and get more focussed – crunch your time – all of it!’

 

As she sipped her G&T she whispered ‘crunch it – FFS’

 

‘Yes, crunch it’

 

I went on to explain crunching time. Or It’s crunch time!

 

Take a piece of work or task, or pretty much anything you have to do and do ONLY that one thing / task. So, let’s say you have to spend some time with you kids, helping them study, then just do that – and only that! Your kids will love you for it as they get your undivided attention, your other half will love it as they get some ‘me time’. Win – win -win.

 

Here’s the thing – you have to have rules!

 

You and they have to commit to this new way of being… as much as is possible, in these crunch times that you set.

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The rules –

 

1 – Focus only on that one task no distractions

2 – No one is allowed to interrupt during the crunch session – it breaks the momentum and impacts on the output.

3 – Crunch time is only 40 minutes

4 – When it’s over it’s done

5 – Take a break (10 minutes should do it)

6 – Move to the next crunch or free time

 

She looked up from her now half full G&T and smiled.

‘That just might work’, she said.

 

‘There’s no might’ I replied – and I’ll have what your drinking – thanks.

 

If you’re working to a tight budget but would still like to get some coaching to get you started, I have partnered with a very successful online entrepreneur to provide an entry level coaching course, you can take a look here

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60 Day Challenge using the Online Marketing Classroom Coaching and Tuition

60 Day Challenge using the Online Marketing Classroom Coaching and Tuition

Happy Sunday everyone,

We are now almost halfway, 28 days to be precise, into the 60 Day Challenge using the Online Marketing Classroom coaching and tuition.

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If this is your first view of the diary of Mind Your Own Business I recommend you go back over the earlier emails in this series to follow the progress thus far.

 

We now have our shop live on the shopify platform and our FB business page set up to start creating content, run ads and drive traffic.

 

You can see the latest progress here: https://gamingedge.co

 

So what have we done in week 4?

 

Well, from the outside looking in, you won’t see very much (if any) change to the site or the Facebook page, that’s because we have set up the customer support portal, created an image for our Facebook ad using free image design software recommended by the Online Marketing Classroom course presenters.

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In addition we have searched and identified the best suppliers for our product niche and created the sales channels to our store!

 

The store and Facebook pages are live now and our next steps is to start to drive traffic to the store.

 

Now all that might sound complicated if you’ve never built a store before, but I can assure you the Online Marketing Classroom coaching is excellent and very easy to follow.

 

Next week is week 5 of the 60 Day Challenge course, we are going to start to set up and run ads and learn how to process the sales and to scale up as the volume of sales increases.

 

Remember if you want to learn more about the product support I’ve subscribed to, then click on the links below to watch a free webinar, alternatively visit the product home page for an overview of the programme itself.

 

Fee webinar here: http://bit.ly/myobwbnar

 

Home Page here: http://bit.ly/1kmyob

 

For passiveschool: http://bit.ly/mbtcoach

 

eStore Shopify affiliate link: http://bit.ly/myobshop

 

If you’re working to a tight budget but would still like to get some coaching to get you started, I have partnered with a very successful online entrepreneur to provide an entry level coaching course, you can take a look here

 

Until next time, thanks for reading.

 

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How to find your niche that will keep you motivated?

How to find your niche that will keep you motivated?

In the good old days, actually not that long ago, but even a year’s a long time in the online world you know.

 

Anyway, the gooroos used to recommend that you should build your business, whether that’s online or a traditional brick-and-mortar business, around your passion. ‘Follow your passion’ they’d say..

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Which is great, if you have a passion for public speaking, or sales and marketing, or social media, or online gaming – all these ‘passions’ have a massive following – millions of people are interested in these subjects and if you have a great passion for them, you can find a niche within a niche for yourself.

If you’d like to skip reading and want to know how you can start, click here.  But if I were you, try to read along. 🙂 

But what if you like something more quirky, maybe ‘trainspotting’ for example.

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Now I am not for one minute knocking people who have a passion for the subject.

However, if you were thinking of starting a business with transporting as a niche, you would very likely go broke and lose a lot of time, energy and motivation.


You might be passionate to drive forward with your transporting business, but there is such a small market of interested people that it’s impossible to sell to them and create a sustainable long lasting business, even online.

 

So, I suggest you can follow your passion when researching your niche business, but make sure you do the right research before you decide to embark on that niche.

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There are a few simple steps you can do to complete the research needed to see whether the niche has longevity.

 

Check my next article for that piece of information.

 

If you would like some coaching to get you started, I have partnered with a very successful online entrepreneur to provide an entry-level coaching course, you can take a look here

 

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Small Business Ideas: You need a coach or a mentor

Small Business Ideas: You need a coach or a mentor

Hey everybody – having a great day?

 

Now, there’s an old saying I drag out from time to time and it’s this…

 

‘Those that can – DO, those that can’t TEACH, those that INSPIRE you – mentor!

 

The easiest way to describe a mentor is someone who you admire, inspires you would be a role model for you. It’s possible to have several mentors and have never met any one of them. HINT: if you do have mentors (who are alive) you should think about including a goal of actually meeting them.

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I have several mentors, some are people I have worked with, some are friends and some I’ve not met yet. Each one brings different qualities to my life and inspire me and encourage me in different ways. They also provide wisdom and experience.

 

I’ve also been told that I inspire other people too, in different ways and at different levels of course, but mentor nonetheless.

 

Does that make me a great person – hell NO! No one’s perfect, but that shouldn’t stop you trying.

 

EVERY successful person has mentors, every successful person has a coach – some even several.

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So people say to me – ‘a coach is just a teacher anyway, so by your rule a teacher can’t do what he teaches, so neither can a coach’ My response to that is..

 

A teacher passes on the facts and knowledge of his subject matter that he/she has studied for and learned, not by doing or having done the subject that they teach.

Now that’s obvious in subjects such as history (it’s very unlikely a history teacher will have ‘done’ anything indirect relation to the subject). But, some subjects do lend themselves to teachers with experience who have done what they are now teaching. These teachers are almost certainly going to be coaches even though they are  categorised as teachers in the education system.



 

You can spot the difference; a teacher focuses on him/herself – it’s about delivering the subject matter and the student must learn it. A coach focuses on the success of the student; the coach will lead through experience, setting tasks, leading by example, learning by doing.

 

I do coach from time to time, I never teach. I also have coaches depending on what skills I need to improve on. As like a mentor, these can be real physical relationships or through virtual contact, through online courses or video calls.

 

If you two want to be successful you should look at the skills you want to improve on and decide which one(s) to work on first, then get a coach who can help.

 

If you’re looking to start your first online business and want to do it on a budget, I’ve partnered with a very successful online entrepreneur, follow the link here ( http://bit.ly/mbtcoach ) and take a look.

 

Until next time.