The highest achievers in this world are the producers, they have successful habits in place where they cut out all distractions and focus on their 1 particular craft for the day. They get this done first thing in the morning and they make sure the work they put in will make them money while the person is asleep. Successful people don’t just dream about money but they take correct action to ensure it. So that it becomes inevitable.
And one of the keys to success is to have a really productive morning. One where you wake up and go straight to work and work so hard that you forget what day or time it is. Why in the morning you may ask? Because in the morning you have the highest amount of will power left in your gas tank.
And overtime like a phone battery this will power tank slowly erodes away. So you are the highest performing peak in the morning and it is this that makes people successful in life. When you look at the highest achievers of this world whether that be Warren Buffet or Steve Jobbs, they dedicate a portion of their everyday in their education and learning from the best out there. I believe this is critical to success something that challenges your thinking and makes you better than you were yesterday is going to be critical in your ability to influence and persuade people into doing business with you.
I studied success for a longtime and I can say if there’s one thing that can make all the difference is developing successful habits, transitioning from consumer to producer. Whether it’d be tree service guys or towing guys I take every opportunity I can get to learn from these business owners the key to success. That’s another rewarding thing about working with local business owners is you get a chance to build a relationship with them where you can learn a lot of good information from them regarding business and success.
Few weeks back I had to get a limousine for my friends birthday party and I met an owner who also owns limo sales business and he builds and rents these limousines out for people
His site: http://www.limocreator.com/
Its pretty interesting to see what you preach and think about get reflected back to you in real life. I was thinking about the concept of becoming a producer all day long and here I am meeting a business owners that does just that. He has the skill and knowledge to build limousines from anything. he can cut a real car in half and stretch it to make it into a limo.
Anyway take a look at his site, he’s got all kinds of cool limos on there like Bentley, Rolls Royce, and he does Escalade 2015 body kits, which I thought was pretty cool.
I think majority of the people out there are stuck in a cycle of consuming instead of producing. We all have the capabilities to produce everyday but I think we settle for consumerism because it appears to take less energy. Yet in my humble opinion even the mindless activity of consumerism does take energy and it begins weakening the human will power at the core and once that’s gone all hope will be lost.
Hey So as you know I speak to many business owners and I meet all kinds of different personalities out there, and over the years I have spotted certain traits that the real successful business owners have that I think is key to success for any business
So I will list out some of the key traits that succesful business owners have that I have seen
- Action takers, they take action and analyze the results later: I think so many of us get paralysis by analysis, we think and think and think about all the different things in our lives, until we really get no where in life. We think ourselves to death. But really it is the right action persisted over time that yields the results
- Positive minded: Did you know that optimism can be a learned trait? most people don’t know this but you must train to become positive. Because we are conditioned to look at our problems, we forget to become optimistic. We latch onto our old problems and think we are doomed when really its only a difference in perception. The great business owners that I have come across were all positive minded individuals that win the day seize the moment
- They have a winning attitude towards success: this kinda goes with the last statement, but the successful business owners assume that they are the best, even though it may not be the absolute facts, but its your thinking and your world anyway so why not perceive yourself as the winner?
- They overcome failures without the loss of enthusiasm: this one is big because when you are headed towards a goal or vision, there will be obstacles and failures along the way. The path is not suppose to be easy, but the challenges are there so that you can grow and become a stronger individual. When there are set back it is vital to get back on the path as quickly as possible and continue onwards without the loss of enthusiasm.
- They spark their mind at least once a day with inspirations or from people that are operating at the highest levels: This one might be one of the most important fact of all, all top achievers continue to listen to audiobooks or read self development books and information that allows them to continue to progress and achieve higher levels of performance and productivity. All top achievers spark their minds with exciting inspirations that reignite the candle of passion in them.
So there’s a lot of inspirations out there for one to take away from and by talking to business owners of all types you begin to see a common thread amongst the real successful business owners. They are the guys that are consistently winning in life and business. They weren’t born this way but they learned to be this way. There is a big difference in assumption.
The more I study about successful people the more I realize that there was always all this misconceived notion about success and what does it take to get there. At the heart of it all saying that successful people were born with it, is an excuse that people that have already given up on their success make to justify the fact that they have already given up. Successful people simply worked at it. Nothing more nothing less. If it is mind set you need to change, great go out and get books and audiobooks that will strengthen your mind, if it is work ethics read all the books out there for it and put it to practice over and over again. You have to one day mature, & take charge.
So I was over at my friends place in Lansing this past weekend and we were playing some drinking games with neighbors while we watched the local Tree Company come and remove a big maple out of the backyard. My friend told me they are their friends and have been doing tree service from them for over 10 years! I said, wow and told them that my hobby was to write about local business owners and how everyone should shop local and get acquainted with their local business owners because there’s always rewards plus more built in to it that is quite rewarding to build long established relationship with these business owners.
And my friend agreed, in fact my friend told me they charge them 20% down every time and the owner if he is booked up will still make room for them and send few guys out to help with the process. I thought that was quite amazing because it really does reflect what I know to be true about working with local business owners there is always more rewards than working with a corporation or a big company that doesn’t care.
You see local business owners are still involved with you and your needs, a big corporation is a faceless organization where the crew that comes to do the job for you are always changing and only getting hourly salary for their work.
When it comes to getting things done, in a way that pleases you and goes beyond what you paid for, only local business with the business owner still at the helm will have the incentive to go the extra mile for you and for their returning customers I have seen that they go for that extra mile quite frequently. One of the main reasons why I love local business owner is that they will remember you for the next 10-20 years.
Now tree service is interesting, did you know it is one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet? Right next to crab fishing? Yes sometimes men are required to climb up 60 feet in the air to take down branches and huge sections of logs only tied down by few safety rope. When the chain saw accidentally cuts through the rope the climber is dead.
When you are dealing with climbing trees with a big heavy chainsaw and cutting down massive branches, the risks and dangerous are everywhere. This is why it is extremely important to hire a company with at least 10-15 years of experience. When you get Tree Work done you really want to be sure that you not only stay protected at all costs but the workers are licensed, insured & bonded.
When the city allows any regular joe to put up google listing as a tree cutter, you have to really watch out for these people that will bid really low and then offer a service that is not safe and the workers are uninsured. If something were to happen on the job it is the homeowners that will pay the price.
Now I do not have great deal of experience with tree companies except 4 years ago when my maple had its days, and it was ready to be taken down, because the branches were taking over a lot of the property and over the house there was no way to simply cut the tree at the base and have it safely fall down with causing damage. This tree needed to be taken down in sections so it was really a good 6 hour job. We looked up online for a reputable company in the area and called Lansing Tree Service
They were really fantastic group of guys to be honest
They came the very next day and gave me a quote that I was very happy with, and I didn’t want to bother getting more tree companies to come out so I went with them and it was a very satisfying job.
And now I can call them back and I bet there will be intrinsic rewards and that alike!
-Keep shopping local ya’ll
Why I am so passionate about shopping locally, not only are you supporting your very own community by allowing different families with real lives make a living and feed their families but you are also establishing long term relationship with these business owners that can give you rewards that is often times not readily seen at the time of purchase.
Trust is the intangible, that is valued most by Local Business Owners
For example, when you shop for a tree service or in need of towing company in your area, you most likely will go local and the beauty thing is they will give you the best prices because they can get to you quickly and they will often times give you the best deals when you become a returning customer. Get to know these business people and they can even go out of their way to service you first and give you top priority. Local business owners highly value long term clients because the long term clients simply buy because the trust has been already established.
and They do not ever want to lose that trust.
Got my car towed again!
I’ll give you a quick story. Few days I go I got my car towed and usually for tow companies the average rate is like $75 a hook up and $5 per mile the car is towed. Well I was stuck two cities down from my home and instead of calling the local tow companies, I went with my guy that I got few months back (yes I am not having good luck with cars lately) and even though this company was few cities away, they quoted me the best price because they value me as long term client of theirs. So it was only $60 hook up and $3 per mile.
I got to ride on the way back to my house and got talking to the tow truck owner, this run the owner was doing the tow himself and got to talking to him. He’s been in the business for little over 4 years but he started when he was very little as his dad and grandfather in the tow truck business in Sterling Heights, MI. So he’s seen the business ever since he was little and I asked him how is his business, and he explained that there two types of tow truck companies, those that completely rely on having accounts, those are getting partnered with the collision shops for example, where the customer that’s been in an accident calls the collision shop and insurance has covered everything. The collision shop will use their tow truck company that they are partnered with and in this way they bring in tons of business that’s essentially already closed so the work is already done deal for them.
And there are tow companies that rely heavily on map listings and customers calling them, this is considered cash calls and they are also valuable for tow truck companies.
You ideally want both types of business but some towing companies do prefer just focusing on the large accounts they have and they could care less about the cash calls. There’s really no way to tell but the important thing may be to simply trying a tow company and continue to use them if you are satisfied with their service, and let them know the second or third time that you are a returning customer. You will see a shift in their focus in treating you the best service possible.
In this article they even discuss buying a share in local business and more and more I’m starting to think that’s not a bad idea.
Just a tip on some of the rewards of dealing with local business, the personalized attention & care once you establish long term relations with these companies.
Here at Rewards Plus More we take a look at all the different areas of product or service that add value to the whole package, thus by identifying the not so obvious factors we can begin to see some areas you might be lacking in as a local business owner.
You see if you had the best product in the world and the best marketing, you would be rich beyond imagination. It is getting all the little factors correct and moving up 1 mm up at a time that makes you a master over time.
So for example the other day I was on the way to the hardware store and my alternator decided to go out. I was stuck on side of the road with only a phone but no cash on me. Left with no other choice, I proceeded to call the nearest towing company. It turns out I was blessed by getting served by one of the most professional, friendly towing company I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with, so lets take a look at why I thought their service was top notch and you can possibly apply it to your own business, whether you run a tow company or not.
First of all they answered my call! Not never, second time, or after 3rd follow up. They were on the Phone BAM, and they were quick to the point, they were not their to waste their time or yours. I respect that because they just came across as very matter of factly, like yea we will solve your problem just tell me X, Y, Z. Which were things like what maker, model and year was my vehicle and another thing is they only accepted cash but with no cash I thought I had to call some extended family up but just when I was ready to toss in the towel to possibly find a different solution which was to have my aunt come pick me up. I remember my high school friend was working for a towing company so I decided to give him a call.
He had someone come take a look in less than 20 min which in the towing business is unheard of, crazy fast response times. And I needed it because I was on the way for a meeting after the hardware store.
Thank god it was simply a blown out spark plug which is much a cheaper fix and this company had enough integrity to tell me what’s really up. Which speaks volumes about their service.
When we are in a frizzled mind, we struggle. Towing service is something you definitely want fast without much time to price shop or research. A good rule of thumb is pick companies that’s high on the search result as that shows the company has longevity or they were guarded by positive reviews which attracted my attention and finally caused them to gain financial compentsation by me.
But lets face it for a simple towing company the two key feature is execution and price.
If you can outdo your competitor in these areas, over the long term you will win and succeed many times over what you thought was possible.
Hey everyone, I’m back with a new blog and feeling very sexy on this new fresh clean site and I’m about to drop some knowledge bombs on ya’ll about what makes a local business stand out from the rest. The name of the game in this business is attention because money & power follows attention. How do we get attention?
By massive action
When your competition is sleeping, your up making products to sell.
When the competition is taking a break on Sunday, your up early in the AM and making more products to sell plus marketing.
When your competition thought you would be disappearing soon, you turn up the volume and create 5 more websites to dominate the online presence even harder… I’m talking about covering every inch of the search engine so your competition doesn’t even want to compete anymore.
The mentality of a dominator
One that creates his own rules and creates a whole ecosystem of commerce around him, everywhere he goes attention and money soon follows. He or she takes time out of their busy schedule to always learn and improve his or her skills. This person fails plenty of times because he takes a lot of action, but what he does and where most of his peers and competition fails at is he will keep trying without the loss of enthusiasm. He is the one that takes a blow and knows how to get back up, dust himself off, congratulate him or herself for trying their best, move on and learn from the mistakes and take more actions again and again.
Yes becoming successful in local business is all about you becoming a successful human being. You becoming an independent, sovereign human being, there are many social conditioning that tells you you can’t live this way or its somehow wrong and dangerous to live this way, but this is the only path out of the matrix and into a world of possibilities and greatness you never though possible.
When you begin operating as a sovereign human being, there will be a period of solitude this is to be expected and welcomed. You are now leaving the atmosphere where 90% of humans live on planet earth. Make no mistake about it, we are in a slave society and the largest enforcement is the 9 to 5. Think about it, a system where you make only a set amount hourly for 5 days a week and that set amount will only increase marginally each year.
This is the program that most of us are trapped under, and in this program that you must understand and realize as business entrepreneur to actualize and cultivate the right mindset to not just survive but thrive.
So join us at rewardsplusmore.com where we talk about anything from living the life of your dreams, to real world pratical ways to start producing more revenue for your business today. The big key is understanding the psychology of your buyers and leveraging your position in the market place by becoming the dominator.
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