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How do I compete with businesses that can offer similar products/services at a lower cost?

2018-08-09T15:04:32+00:00

I think the best way to compete with a business offering the same products/service at a lower cost is to get your customers to think of your product/service as more than just a commodity Figure: Supply and Demand Chart for Commodities Market In the commodities market, lowest price wins almost every time because why would someone pay more for something when they could pay less for the same exact thing? This is a race to the bottom. Instead, begin thinking about how you can differentiate your product/service to be more than just a mechanic shop, iPhone repair store, etc. What other [...]

How do I compete with businesses that can offer similar products/services at a lower cost?2018-08-09T15:04:32+00:00

As a business owner, how do you make your business free of “slackers”?

2018-08-02T11:35:09+00:00

Call me lucky but I've been fortunate to have really great coaches. It hasn't always been that way. A year after opening my gym in 2010 I had to hire my first ever coach. The coach I hired was a friend of mine that joined the Navy with me years prior. I knew he was great at coaching but what I came to find out what that he was terrible at everything else. He wouldn't follow the To-Do list I gave him, he would forget to have prospects fill out the waiver, and worst of all... instead of coaching the class [...]

As a business owner, how do you make your business free of “slackers”?2018-08-02T11:35:09+00:00

What’s the difference between being a freelancer and a small business owner?

2018-07-30T11:48:15+00:00

I think the biggest difference between the two is that as a Freelancer you are taking much less risk financially than a business owner. As a freelancer, you have the opportunity to build your skill set and get paid for doing that while proving the concept. Meaning… Are you actually good at this? Can you get paid for doing this? Do you enjoy it even when it gets hard? On a continuum this is how I see the two: As a gym owner of 8 years, I started training people out of my sister's garage. I didn’t have a location, I [...]

What’s the difference between being a freelancer and a small business owner?2018-07-30T11:48:15+00:00

What are some tips for getting writing done?

2018-07-30T10:55:22+00:00

This question was originally answered by me on Quora. Hi Danny, Thanks for reaching out to me to answer this question for you. Here are things that come to mind: Self-awareness. Everyone has a preference on what time of day s best for them. Many just haven’t stopped to think about it. What time of day do you write the best? We have all a window of a few hours. Block that time of day out everyday. This is a non-negotiable. Consistency. Write no matter what. You become great at that which you do most often. No every day is going to be great. [...]

What are some tips for getting writing done?2018-07-30T10:55:22+00:00

Do you have a daily routine? If so, what is the most important step?

2018-07-28T11:47:15+00:00

This question was originally answered by me on Quora Hi William, Thanks for reaching out to me. As you have noticed by reading the comments below that each routine is uniquely different from the next. Some wake up early, some meditate, some workout, some read. What I’m careful about when I read comments like these is for people who say you have to do it an exact way. There’s no such thing. We are completely different beings that respond differently to specific routines. What I think is most important is that you develop enough self-awareness in yourself to know what makes [...]

Do you have a daily routine? If so, what is the most important step?2018-07-28T11:47:15+00:00

How Do I Get More Verified Google Reviews?

2018-07-25T11:37:45+00:00

My business would not be what it is without Google reviews. You have to start somewhere to get these reviews because unlike other review platforms Google reviews are the most trustworthy and most searched regarding review websites. [actual screenshot of our Google reviews] Here are my recommendations based on what has worked for us: 1. Automate Have an automation set up that directly emails your customer approximately 7 days post-purchase. In the email kindly ask them to review your product. Make the email short and sweet and as personal as possible. This is the perfect window for Google reviews. Too early [...]

How Do I Get More Verified Google Reviews?2018-07-25T11:37:45+00:00

What feelings do you get when you realize something significant you learned in school is completely wrong?

2018-07-23T16:47:19+00:00

Hi Richard, Thanks for reaching out to me to answer this question. Mark Twain said it best, “don’t let teaching interfere with your education”. Although the first reaction is to get upset about uncovering the truth I realized that such feelings are pointless. Instead, I become extremely grateful for learning the truth in which I previously thought otherwise. The traditional education system is not created for original thought. The history of Anglo-Saxon education created by the church has been well documented here and tried to suppress free thought. I would argue that it is OUR responsibility NOT to take any information [...]

What feelings do you get when you realize something significant you learned in school is completely wrong?2018-07-23T16:47:19+00:00

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