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The Decision Institute – Coach Manny Nowak

Sales and Leadership Development

10 Keys to Success in Your Life

 

1/       You have to control your time.

            When you control your time, you control your day.

            Don’t let any else have control over your day.

            Set your plan and execute it.

            Unless it is “REALLY” an emergency, it can wait.

 

2/       You have to take control of your money.

            Give, save and manage your cash.

            Give 10% away.

            Save 10%.

            Live on 50% – spend that for what you must have.

            The other 30% – use for the things you really want in life.

            Then if anything happens, you can actually live on 50% less.

 

3/       You have to spend time with God every day.

            No compromise.

            No being too busy.

            Take time every day to be thankful, to reflect and to enjoy all you have.

            Say a prayer.

            Help someone who may never be able to return the favor.

            Live God’s way – you will be amazed.

 

4/       You have to plan your day, schedule it and execute the plan.

            Simple process.

            The night before – this what I am going to do tomorrow.

            This is what my day looks like, scheduled.

            Then all you have to do is follow the plan.

            End of discussion.

            Never said it was easy.

 

5/       You have to have goals.

            Long-term – where are you planning on being in 25 years.

            Yes, I said 25 years.  That way you always are looking to the future.

            Even if you are 60 – look out 25 years and amaze yourself and the world.

            Mid-term -3-5 years.

            Short-term – 1 year.

            Today – 3 things you will do today.

 

6/       You have to take action.

            Stop talking about it.

            Stop thinking about it.

            What are 3 things you can do today that will take you to where you want to be.  Then do them.

 

7/       You have to take care of your health.

            If you don’t, all the rest really do not matter.

            You don’t have to have a 6 pack, but do you need to be healthy.

Exercise every day – yes you have time.  If you have a heart attack and you survive, you will find time to walk.  So find the time now.

            You are no good to yourself or your family if you don’t do this.

            Stop thinking about it, today.

 

8/       You have to take time for your family.

            Just listen to the old song by Harry Chapin.

            Cats in the Cradle.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etundhQa724

            Need I say more?

 

9/       You have to have a mentor(s).

            Someone who has done what you want to do.

            Someone to look up to.

            They can be older or younger.

            You can have more than one.

            You can know them or just study their stuff.

            But who do you want to be when you grow up.

            As you grow, you may change who they are.

            But always have a mentor.

 

10/    You have to hang out with the right people.

            You are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

            Who are they?

            Are they challenging you?

            Are they making you step up?

            Are you being the best you can be because you hang out with them?

 

There you have it – ten keys to success.

Follow them and you will be amazed.

 

Now, if you are in Coach Manny’s Inner Circle, then you can be watching the videos that go with these starting with number one today.  Just go to the Inner Circle Private Group page and click on the link.

 

If you are not in the circle, check it out and get in now.

http://coachmanny.com/coach-mannys-inner-circle/

 

Coach Manny’s Inner Circle – helping people to build their top line.

 

Are you looking for the keys to the castle?

The way to take your Business to the next level?

The way to create a more successful and growing business?

 

These 12 keys are what I have learned will help you drive success in your business.

 

This is the process that I have used to help my clients build super companies.  It is a set of rules, technics and tools that I learned from some of the best and most successful business owners out there.  Those who do it so well and so successful.

 

Most successful businesses I have worked with live by them.

 

So today I just want to share an overview of them with you.  Then as the months go on, we will share additional insight into each one.

 

If you have any input or comments on these or others, please share them with me.  I will be putting this all together in a new book to be released either later this year or early 2015.  Maybe when I am done there will be 15 or 20, but for now, these are 12 keys that are critical.  They are in no particular order.

 

Love them or leave them, but they do work.

 

 

1/        Selling is the most important thing you do.

Close some business.

Forget all the rest until you get this piece working.

You don’t need that nice office, those beautiful business cards, or even great systems, you need sales.

If you don’t close business you don’t survive – it is that simple.

All you need to start is a business card, a phone, an idea and lots of drive.

 

2/        To build great amounts of business, you need marketing.

If you want to build a company that makes money.

Then you have to support your selling with marketing.

You have to generate the leads.

You have to start getting the phone to ring.

You have to get people to take action on the web.

 

3/        Delegate or die doing everything.

Determine what you are good at and what you are not good at.

Delegate what you don’t to well to someone else.

Get an assistant, a right hand person.

Surround yourself with people who are better, sharper and have greater potential than you do and lead them to success.

 

4/        Set goals, have a plan and Aim high

If you don’t know where you are going, you will definitely not get there.

If you aim high and you only get ½ way there you will still succeed.

And measure where you have gone.

 

5/        Get a CRM system and use it

You cannot track, manage or build a successful business without a CRM system.  And you are crazy if you try.

Excel and Outlook are great products, but they are not a CRM system.

Yes, you need it.

 

6/        Network and build relationships

Most of your business in most small organizations comes from relationships.

If you can’t network – learn.

If you are shy, get over it.

If you don’t have time, make it.

 

7/        Forget about going back

Stop thinking you can just go back if this fails.

Burn the ships.

There is no going back.

You have to make it work.

Either commit or forget it.

 

8/        Cash is.

Everything, anything and the only thing.

If you don’t have it, you are done.

Double the estimate you think you need

Double the expenses you think you will have

Cut the revenue projection in half

You have to have cash, which means you have to be making money.

No profit, no cash, no business – remember it and live it.

 

9/        Time if the only thing more critical to manage than cash.

Be proactive and not reactive

No one else controls you time.

You can create great things if you get this one under control.

Otherwise you will be working 16 hours a day and going crazy.

 

10/     Get some advisors and listen to them.

Get a coach.

Get a number of mentors.

Get a board of advisors.

And listen to them.

Spend time, money and energy on self-development.

No one can do it himself or herself.

 

11/     Lead The Way

Walk the walk.

Be tough when you have to be.

Be firm when you need to be.

Be fair, always.

Make decisions, now.

 

12/     Share the wealth

The greatest success comes to those who share

A little of a lot is more than a lot of a little, I don’t know who said it.

But wow is it ever true.

Share because you didn’t do it yourself.

 

 

There you have it, now go do it.

Plan, Do and Review

Posted by Manny on August 8, 2014
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Are you struggling with time?

Does time seem to get the best of you?

At the end of the day, do you feel you have accomplished a great deal?  Made the best use of your time?

 

Today I want to talk about an old philosophy that simply applied to your daily life, will help you achieve tremendous results.

 

Plan what you are going to do today.

Then do it.

Then at the end of the day – review it and plan tomorrow.

Plan Do Review 

Sounds way to simple to work you might say.

But think about it.

 

If you did every day, what you planned to do, what would happen?

If you did every week what you planned to do – how would it change your life?

If you did every month, year and decade what you planned to do, how amazing would it be?

 

I hear you – “well Manny, life doesn’t work that way.”

Not completely, I agree, but even at 50% success, it can totally change your life.

 

This week, every day, just simple put this into practice and then see if it makes a difference.  It might take a few weeks (to be honest) to make it part of your regular process, but I can guarantee you, if you do apply it, you will have great success.  Don’t get discouraged, just keep doing it daily.

 

 

1/       Plan your tomorrow.

At the end of the day, determine what you are going to do tomorrow.

A good technic is to ask yourself this question,  “what do I want to accomplish tomorrow?”

 

Then create a list of those things.

Prioritize them.

Put a time to each of them.

Schedule them.

 

What you have now is a schedule for tomorrow.

Many of you might already do this; it is the next two steps that kill most of us.

 

 

2/       Do it.

Now based on the above, when tomorrow gets here, you know what you are going to do and when.

Now you just simply have to execute it and track it.

This is critical.

Track what you actually do.

Yes, interruptions occur, but if that is the norm, then they should be part of your plan.

 

At the end of the day, what you have is a list of what you planned to do and what you actually did.

 

 

3/       Review it.

Let me emphasize this step, as being the most critical, and the one most of us don’t do.

It is kind of like most of us don’t want to review where we spent our money.

 

But without this step, it will not work – so do it.

 

Go through the plan and actual and compare them.

Understand what happened, what didn’t happen and why.

Get a feel for what you can do and cannot do to correct the problems and issues.

Learn from today, apply to tomorrow.

 

What you have now is a lessons learned.

 

Now, go back to step one and plan tomorrow using the knowledge from today.

 

Simple isn’t it.

Now go and do it.

 

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