success

11 Apr 2016

Being Self-Aware Enough to Know Your Value is the Path to Creating Exceptional Value

By |2017-04-03T11:11:02-06:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: Business Strategy, Doug's Blog, Leadership, Mindset and Motivation, The Good Men Project|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Team of Self Aware Business People - Startup

With people walking the Earth claiming to be the “greatest” at everything, it is easy to lose sight of your personal potential for greatness.

When I think of personal greatness, I don’t mean the narcissistic “look at me, look how great I am” of an adult child clamoring for constant approval. A little limelight is good for the soul. Tying your sense of self-worth to the […]

7 Apr 2016

The Power of Knowing Your Entrepreneurial Focus

By |2017-04-12T11:44:15-06:00April 7th, 2016|Categories: Business Strategy, Manifast, Mindset and Motivation, The Good Men Project|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Entrepreneurial Focus

It is very difficult to focus on a business mission and yourself at the same time. Clarity makes all the difference.

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Robert

Robert has somewhere between seven and a dozen small business ventures on the go at any time.

If he sees an opportunity or has an idea, he is quick to launch it. One of the businesses started out in managed information technology services. Then a client asked
if he could build her a […]

21 Apr 2015

Letting Go When Your Plans Go Sideways

By |2017-04-13T12:25:06-06:00April 21st, 2015|Categories: Business Strategy, Doug's Blog, Marketing, Mindset and Motivation, Sales|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Horse Head and Eyes - Letting Go and Holding On

Sometimes lessons come from places you don’t expect and still impact you many years later.

About 22 years ago, I was 28 and taking horse riding lessons. I rode English and if you are familiar with the style, the saddle is quite small compared to Western. I mention that because it becomes somewhat relevant later in this story.

I think I ended up in that style in the […]

7 Jan 2015

Crossing The Bridge To Value

By |2017-05-30T19:20:41-06:00January 7th, 2015|Categories: Doug's Blog, Go-Giver Coach, Marketing, Sales|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Creating the Bridge to Value in Your Sales Process

In this guest post by Certified Go-Giver Coach and Business Growth Authority Doug Wagner, you’ll learn how to move the selling process from non-productive to very productive…through a simple crossing of the bridge to value. Powerful!!

Enjoy Doug’s wisdom! – Bob Burg

I was conducting some sales training over a period of 3 days this past fall and observed something happening repeatedly during the practice sessions. When I reflected on my own […]

6 Jan 2015

Delegation: How Successful Leaders Do More With Less

By |2017-04-03T11:01:16-06:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Dream Teams, Leadership, Manifast|Tags: , , , |

By Corey Jahnke

“Can you do me a HUGE favor?” my Pharmacy District Manager (Kelly) asked. 

Teamwork Team Holding Rope Light bulb Delegation

“Anything for you my friend!” I responded hoping to make a good impression. 

“Well, as you know, I’ve recently taken over your district and I noticed that the last employee satisfaction survey showed that our pharmacists are very unhappy.  I took over shortly after the survey was taken and I don’t think things are any better…” […]

17 Dec 2014

Case Study: Writing a Compelling Mission Statement

By |2017-04-12T12:25:14-06:00December 17th, 2014|Categories: Business Strategy, Manifast, Marketing|Tags: , , , , , |

Compelling Mission Definition and Case Study

Purpose or mission driven businesses are not only more satisfying to start, run and be employed at; they also tend to significantly outperform their competitors financially.

So I’ve been thinking a bit about mission or purpose driven businesses recently. There are more and more examples coming out where mission or purpose driven organizations are outperforming their competition.

In fact, two of the books I am reading right now touch on this very concept from a client attraction and retention perspective.

The first is “Getting Naked” by […]

26 Nov 2014

Giving 110%: Walking the Edge Or Holding Back?

By |2017-04-04T12:31:15-06:00November 26th, 2014|Categories: Business Strategy, Doug's Blog, Dream Teams, Mindset and Motivation|Tags: , , , , |

 

I hear a lot of people saying I gave 100%. Some can even apparently give more then everything they have, 110% or 120%.

Physics, economics, logic and math aside, how do you know you are giving it your all?

Effort Or Time

Is it time spent? Are you spending every waking moment dedicated to achieve your goal. Is this effective?

Exertion or Exhaustion

Are you going until you collapse into exhaustion? Are you sprinting or running the marathon?

Brainpower and Smarts

Or maybe you are dedicated to learning everything you can about the subject and succeeding because everyday you out think your competition. At the end of […]

17 Nov 2014

Why Manifast Now? The Official Launch

By |2017-04-12T12:43:22-06:00November 17th, 2014|Categories: Manifast|Tags: , , , , , |

Several months ago (my how time flies), I had decided that we need to launch a blog that was a little different from my personal blog.

That time has come.

Well in reality this blog doesn’t look terribly different from the brand new look on my personal blog.

But looks can be deceiving.

We’ve decided to keep a consistent brand across all of our sites so looks alone are not the difference.

It is the character, format and content that will be a bit different.

My personal blog will keep going as a place for me to write […]

6 Jun 2013

12 Success Attributes for an Ideal Coaching Client

By |2017-06-07T21:12:45-06:00June 6th, 2013|Categories: Doug's Blog, Go-Giver Coach, Leadership, Mindset and Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ideal Coaching Client Success Attributes

Are you a business coach wanting to find better clients or working with a coach and want to get more from the deal?

I was thinking about what an ideal coaching client would look like. Then I realized that the attributes of the ideal coaching client are that exact same attributes for:

  • Personal Success
  • Career Success
  • Sales Success
  • Leadership Success
  • Business Success

Yes, coaches want to work with clients who REALLY want to win, take action and apply what […]

19 Jul 2011

Are You Working on the Business?

By |2017-05-24T13:03:07-06:00July 19th, 2011|Categories: Business Strategy, Doug's Blog, Working on the Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Man On Roof - Working on the Business

What does working on the business really mean?

As a business owner (or entrepreneur) you spend a lot of time working to build your business. You are:

  • Finding new customers,
  • Keeping existing customers happy,
  • Providing your product or service to customers,
  • Hiring good people,
  • Retaining your employees,
  • Keeping on top of the finances,
  • Putting out fires,
  • And generally growing your business.

And many business owners can generate a lot of revenue and even profit doing the above. They may even significantly grow their businesses.

So isn’t that […]