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Business strategy: How to pick what to work on first

Prioritizing is a MUST when you’re a business owner. There are so many things to do that if you don’t focus on the essentials (those systems and tasks that make you money) first, you’ll end up frustrated, broke and giving up your dream. Don’t do that. Please! Prioritize first, focus and you’ll find the path to success much easier!

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Business Strategy Question #10: What are willing to invest?

Ah, and here is question #10 of 10: What will you invest in your business to create the lifestyle and transformation you want to create? Yes, there are time investments and dollar investments and the giving-up-of-other things investments. Make sure you’re clear on what you’re willing to invest, first, and things will be MUCH easier down the road.

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Business Strategy Question #09: What are your goals?

One of the top 10 questions to ask BEFORE you pick business models, legal advisors, blueprints or technology is “What are YOUR goals?” See what happens so often is that we listen to the goals OTHERS have for us instead of picking our own goal. And believe me, getting clear on your goals (and the other 9 questions) saves you time, money, headaches and frustration. Now wouldn’t you like that?

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Business Strategy Question #08: What will you share?

One of the top 10 questions to ask BEFORE you pick business models, legal advisors, blueprints or technology is “What will you share?” How much of you? What part of your background? How deep will you go? How much of you will you reveal in your emails, newsletters, blog posts and other “get out there” materials? The short answer: exactly what you want to share, no “shoulds” allowed!

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Business Strategy Question #07: What is your secret sauce?

Each of us has a secret sauce, something we know and that is so easy for us we don’t even think about it as something “special” or “secret” when we do it. When you discover your secret sauce, you find the way to connect with others who have no clue how to do “that” and are are starving to death because they don’t have what you’re serving.

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Business Strategy Question #06: What is your story?

There are 10 essential questions to ask before you start buying, renting or using “whatever” tools you’ve found or have been told to use. And this is #6…What’s your story?Most people don’t give a crap about your credentials or your “what”…they care about what has happened to you, why you do what you do and how you got from “there” to “here.” Your story!

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Business Strategy Question #05: What do you value?

There are 10 essential questions to ask before you start buying, renting or using “whatever” tools you’ve found or have been told to use. And this is #5…what do you VALUE? Why is that important? Because being in business is a partnership, between you and your client, between you and YOU and between you and those you work with. If you don’t have the same values, you’re going to flounder and be miserable. Not a good thing, right?

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