The Last Thing That Should Stop Is….

We all know that good old saying “When things get tough, the tough get going” Sure, things right now are a bit uncertain BUT things right now provide you with amazing opportunities So the last thing that you should be stopping is your marketing A good marketing system is the lifeline of your business When…

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The Big “O” Word

Your thoughts control your actions and your actions control your results. It is a powerful thing to remember as a business owner… We are in control of our thoughts and therefore our actions. Right now there are so many opportunities. Opportunities to be a better leader to your clients. Opportunities to change your business model…

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Who Do You Ask When You Want Recommendations?

I was in Melbourne last week for a conference.

It was late on Wednesday night, finished for the day and needed something good to eat.

It’s not my town, I don’t know the spots close to me or what’s good or bad.

So what do you do?

You ask people for recommendations!

You get onto your social media or you send out a few texts or even maybe you phone a friend or two.

The point is we rely A LOT on other people and what they know and who they know.

So why don’t you do the same thing to build up a list of referral sources.

A referral source is someone who sells to the same people you sell to and you don’t compete with one another.

We simply just don’t use our networks well enough when creating new referral sources.

Do this right now with me, open your Facebook/LinkedIn Connections.

Have a scroll through the long list of people you have there.

You’re looking for people that have a similar audience to you, without actually doing what you do.

You should start to see 4-5 peoples names stand out to you.

Now, send this simple message to those people – ‘Hi Name, saw your face pop up and knew it was over due saying hello! How are things with you?’

Start the conversation. Once they reply, you can then chat with them about promoting each other to your networks

By doing this activity 2-3 times a week, you’ll easily get an additional 5 referral partners a week.

A simple 5 minute activity, can much such a difference in your overall performance.

When You Build Trust, You Build Relationships

Trust is the foundation of any relationship, so we can appreciate the importance of building trust when networking, facing new clients or customers and generally anyone we’re doing business with. Keep these small things in mind in your next interactions and you’re sure to build trust quickly and connect with the person you’re talking to.…

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What are You Providing, Holding Back and Giving?

What are you providing, holding back and giving? Sometimes we get stuck with the wrong thinking that you have keep things up your sleeve for later… HUGE mistake and here is why. It’s about red, yellow and green people, plus what you are really there for! Remember to jump over to our Facebook group ‘The…

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Focus on 1 marketing channel and it is a matter of time before you get burnt

Focus on the next shinny thing and it won’t work out just like all the other things haven’t so far Focus on building the foundations and systems and now the big bad wolf can’t blow it over Here are my thoughts… Remember to come hang out and get our insider trainings on growing your business…

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Learn More by Keeping Quiet

Indeed, you should be having multiple conversations every day in order to create more opportunities and generate more business. Yet, don’t underestimate the advantage of keeping quiet. Here’s when to bite your tongue and what you can learn by doing so. Zip it. You can’t learn when you’re talking. If you spend most of a…

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How to be Smart at Being ‘The Dumbest Person in the Room’

Growing up, we’re praised for getting good grades and doing well in school. So it’s no surprise that many of us might scoff at being told to aim at being ‘the dumbest person in the room.’ Not really the soundest advice, is it? However, consider the endless instances when you’ve been around people who want…

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Accelerator #7 Leverage Access. What does that even mean?

The problem starts with how you have been taught to think and it is that same mindset that is stopping you from using this accelerator. How are my thoughts… Remember to come hang out and get our insider trainings on growing your business by referrals www.michaelgriffiths.com.au/facebook Make sure you subscribe to get great small business…

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