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.

 

 

 

 

multitasking skills

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

iPocket Video Review 2018

iPocket Video Review 2018 by MyBizTips

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Ideal for personal use, just to improve your own video skills, or if you run a business add video production to your services.

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careers that will stay

WARNING: 8 occupations that won’t exist by 2030 [Video]

Reality check. Is your current occupation found in this list?

Find out the 8 occupations that won’t exist by 2030!

 

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Why You Shouldn’t buy a Franchise?

Why You Shouldn’t buy a Franchise?

When looking to start your own home based business one very popular option is to look at investing in a franchise. There are a number of advantages with franchises; an established name, a sales territory, sales leads, advertising and marketing, to name but some of the major benefits.

 

Well, at least that’s how most franchises would tell you. But just stop a minute and think this business model through.

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Unless it’s a very unique and specialist franchise, what possibly can be an advantage in investing in the name of a known brand?  Just think about this; you are buying a business name that (hopefully) is recognised by your potential customers, but how uniques or well respected is that brand, is it significant enough to mean any good independent competitors can’t compete?

 

That’s especially true when you remember you don’t have an exclusive sales territory – what that means is that no other franchisee can promote in your area, but you still have every other competitor in your sale area too.

 

What about those leads, well that may have some value, but how good are those leads? Are you still expected to follow-up on enquiries or are they actual orders? What if you can’t afford the investment in the franchise?

 

Well many franchises can arrange financing to help you start your franchise business, sound great – but you still have to pay the loan back, assuming you meet their requirements for lending in the first place.

 

Assuming you are still considering a franchise, ask yourself why are you getting in to your own home based business, is it to become independent and be able to run your own business the way you want to, to make as much profit as you can and keep the majority for yourself?

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You can probably tell I don’t have a high regard for franchises, don’t get me wrong some (like McDonalds) are great franchise opportunities, but they come with almost cast iron guarantees of success, many franchises don’t.

 

No, starting your own business is tough enough, but immediately committing to paying a franchise fee, plus a percentage of turnover (or target turnover) and potentially any financing, even before you pay yourself! Doesn’t sound like a great way to start your own business in my view.

 

If you want to have another job and/or another boss, then a franchise will surely take you there. I don’t think that’s for you though, else you wouldn’t have read this far.

If you want to start small and don’t have enough budget to buy a franchise, check out Passive School.

 

Have a great weekend.

find your niche

How To Find Your Niche That Will Keep You Motivated? {Video}

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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careers that will stay

8 occupations that will be still be here in 20 years

8 occupations that will still be here in 20 years

Hey, don’t despair, I probably made a few of you cry in to your beer (or wine) the last time we talked about the future occupations – or rather those that won’t be around much longer.

So I thought I’d (try) and inspire you with 8 careers that will be around for along time…

careers that will stay

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#1 – Lawyers, who’d have guessed it, even with the progress of machine learning, until such time as the justice system decides humans can’t be relied upon to judge their peers. We will still need lawyers to argue the case in a court of law in front of human judges and twelve good wo(men).



#2 – Specialist physicians and surgeons, it’s a long way off before humankind will hand over physical intrusive operations on humans me thinks.

#3 – Registered nurses – yep, again AI is a long way off being able to have a good bedside manner (then again – have you met my doctor?), no robots won’t be watching over you – just yet.

8 occupations that will stay

#4 – Systems / App developers – almost any IT related careers will be safe for a few decades yet.

#5 – Creative careers – almost anything ‘arty’ will be a great career in the future, thespians and painters, performers will always be needed to entertain. Let’s face it who want to watch movies with CGI and AI generated characters and scenes… oh hold on erm……

#6 – Dentists – I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to let a machine loose on my teeth and gums thank you very much.



#7 – Marketeers – yippee, we’re safe (for now) as people’s tastes and interests change there’ll be demand for more and more information or products that match those trends, we’re here for the long haul people.

8 occupations

#8 – Hackers – I don’t mean those blackhat / dark web characters, no there’s already a growing demand for ethical hackers in the modern world. This won’t go away any day soon – count on it.

There you are, so you can sleep soundly at night knowing at least there’s still a need for some people to work. But you should seriously consider how you can future proof yourself, your financial independence and security in the future. Don’t rely on this job or any future job, create multiple income streams.

If you’re serious about starting an online business and want an entry-level coaching course, I’ve partnered with one of the most successful internet millionaires there is, go here and take a look here.

Catch you later….

shiny object syndrome cure

Shiny Object Syndrome? Here’s The SOS Cure

Shiny Object Syndrome? Here’s The SOS Cure

It’s Tuesday, nearly the weekend! Not really, but let’s say its Friday. Guess what, when you are financially free and independent from a job, everyday will be like a Friday…

sos cure

Anyway I digress,

Last time we chatted (well I chatted you read) I talked about Shiny Object Syndrome and the symptoms of it. I promised I’d help you fight the SOS ‘addiction’ so here it is….

 

DON’T BUY the SHINY OBJECT!

 

Ha ha, gotcha! Wait wait, that’s just me kidding around (well almost) as always with me there’s always a follow through / follow-up line.

 

DON’T BUY the SHINY OBJECT see if you can find it’s older brother / sister, it may even be free!

 

What the heck do you mean Peter? Some of you will be thinking (I don’t know what you others are thinking though).

 

Let me explain, so if you don’t recall the symptoms and stages of SOS go back to my previous newsletter and have a quick read, I can wait (well virtually in the cloud I can……)

 

Okay, back? Good.

 

This is what you do…. so the shiny object is called what? Let’s say it’s ‘Silver Bullet Widget SEO’ (You watch that’ll be a product on JVZoo in 90 days…)

 

By the way, if you want to be mentored on how to create and launch a product to market in 90 days – get in contact with me!

shiny object syndrome

Right, so you know it’s SEO right (duh – yea!)

 

Now go watch their sales video and read the sales page, if there’s a demo video of the product watch that too.

 

While you’re watching look for the features and big problem that the product is solving.

 

When you have your list you do the following…

 

Go and search for those features and problems online. So use the the features as part of the search term along with SEO, look for the problem, but in the form of a question.. ‘how can I <problem>’…

 

‘Why can’t I <problem>’, or, ‘best ways to stop / solve <problem>’ or ‘system to <problem> for SEO’

 

The results you’ll get back will likely include the product (it better do as the product is the silver bullet SEO !!! LOL ), but also in those search results will be some golden nuggets.

 

beyonce golden shiny object syndrome

Chances are you may well find a free older version of the one you were about to purchase, or just as likely a similar product that’s quite mature in it’s lifecycle but still available, potentially for less.

 

If you find yourself in this situation and you follow my ‘treatment’ let me know how you get on.

 

Until next time….

 

the 60-day challenge

MYOB Journal week #2 – The 60 Day Challenge

MYOB Journal week #2 – The 60 Day Challenge

Hi There, having a good weekend?

Enjoying the World Cup?

60 day challenge

I know I am, but not just because of the great football, but for the financial gains I’ve  made. But hey, you don’t wanna hear about that, you’re here for the Mind Your Own Business weekly journal update.

 

So last week you’ll recall I invested in the ‘Online Marketing Classroom’ the creators being; Aidan Booth and Steve Clayton. If you’ve never heard of those chaps (that’s British for ‘guys’ by the way) just use your favorite search engine and google ‘em.

 

So, come on Pete, how was week 2 then?

 



Alright, patience….

 

Week 2, which is actually the first week of diving into the member’s area. To be honest I was blown away (not literally you understand) by how much resources there is in the members area.

 

I would say if you’re a newbie there’s almost too much (except we all know there’s no such thing as ‘too much’ of anything – right?). There are so many alternate ways that you can use to start your online business, from ecommerce, to digital agencies, to affiliate marketing.

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There’s even great tools that will help find that niche you so desperately want to get started in, tools to help build sales pages and I do mean SALES pages, they are pretty much plug and play. Every tool, every strategy has extensive online video training to go with it, along with downloadable guides and cheat sheets to help you get started.

 

The first thing these chaps suggest you do is take a long hard look at yourself and your situation where you are now, then taking that forward into where you want to be, including building a business plan that will take your ‘on paper’ idea into a full blown income generating online business.

 

So that’s how I started my week, going through the members area, browsing the subjects and strategies that I found immediately interesting then selecting the strategy that best fits my business plan, along with the underlying point that I was approaching this as if this was my first experience of online business. On that basis I’ve started on one of the programmes called The 60 Day Challenge, you can find this inside the members area once you have subscribed.

the 60-day challenge

So, my first 7 days of the 60 day challenge will be spent selecting the niche and the product I want in order to sell that product and start to see money coming in. I’ll let you know how I progress in next weeks (#3) article.

 

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. Until next time, thanks for reading.

 

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