> To admit your need for others is not a weakness — it is a strength. The truth is that none of us can accomplish nearly as much alone as we can together. None of us.
> Time cannot be caught. One must stop and wait for it.
> To achieve your dream quickly, make it necessary.
> Sometimes, we have to slow down in order to catch up.
> The quickest and surest way to go broke is to stop giving.
> If someone is trying to drive the last nail … let them.
> The difference between mediocrity and excellence is about 10% more effort.
> Stop and listen. Rather than rush through the morning meditation, dwell in it until it dwells in you.
> If I study one thing deeply, it will lead me into the study of all things. The beginning is to pay attention.
> Some things can only be learned, not taught.
> Tweet others the way you would be Tweeted 🙂
> If we don’t find Him until we seek Him desperately (Jeremiah 29:13), then our difficulties are but stepping stones to getting ready to seek Him.
> Rightly viewed, negative reviews are simply additional opportunities to increase goodwill and highlight the benefits of your products.
> Brands are built as much by what others say about them as by what the brands say about themselves.
> The job of marketing is not to chase after the 1000 who ignore the message, but to engage and learn from the 100 who listen and respond. (i.e. “Don’t cry over spilled milk.”)
> This is a critical point — don’t miss it: Given that you need others, your power is in choosing those others. You get what you settle for.
> Wisdom is gained, not by the piling on of more knowledge — but by the letting go of preconceptions.
> Sales don’t happen in funnels. People don’t live there.
> Say “No” and you remove all possibility. Say “Maybe” and the universe unfolds.
> The devil is in the details — guarding the door to Success.
> Customers don’t buy things; people buy things.
> Winners don’t stop until the finish line is crossed.
> If you seek great knowledge, do one small thing well.
> Looking, looking, looking… Found!
> People aren’t looking for information only, they’re looking to connect; they’re looking for someone who cares.
> Morning is not a promise; it is an opportunity.
> Marketing without sales is like thunder without rain.
> Society should demand more of its writers than of its physicians.
> The unrecognized trap is the most dangerous trap of all.
> A picture may be worth 1000 words, but a few words can draw a picture…
> Online marketing is constantly changing … and Speed creates Opportunity (Quickly).
> Chaos disappears when focus is attained…
> It’s not just doing SOMETHING; it’s doing the RIGHT THING… that’s what matters most
> Others will show only as much respect for you as you show for yourself.
> If you seek good water, better to drill 1 deep well than 1,000 shallow wells! (re. authority and expertise)
> If you want a good look at your problem, find a mirror.
> Move your Dream from the category of “Wouldn’t it be great,” to “There is no other option. I am going to succeed.”
> To see your problem clearly, find a mirror…
> Problems with conversion are often due to the lack of a clear goal for the page in the first place: You can’t quantify what you don’t specify!
> Reality isn’t often ideal… but it’s always right.
> With unwavering determination, you can’t help but succeed. Without it, you will surely fail. No resolution is more crucial than the decision to complete a thing no matter what.
> How to get nothing done: Be perfect.
> Your need is not to “find your passion,” but to develop and nurture something you care about until it becomes a passion. Those who wait for inspiration can expect to be immobilized much of their lives.
> Branding is about you. Marketing is about me.
> To have more, give more.
> Marketing: It’s always a good idea to think about what’s in it for THEM!
> Sometimes, you should take action immediately. Sometimes, you should wait. Wisdom is knowing which to do NOW.
> Little successes lead to big wins.
> What is a “Conversion” in digital marketing? It is “A completed CTA” (call to action).
> An idea for time management: Get your face out of Facebook and your ass into action.
> For any endeavor: The fundamentals should make up the framework of your strategy.
> The more you know about those on your mailing list, the better able you are to not just get the name right, but to get the need right.
> You may change from your “civilian clothes” to your “business clothes,” but be sure the clothes are all that change. Treat those on your mailing list the way you treat your friends. Be kind and considerate. Make them glad they know you.
> Your email strategy should not be to occasionally “shout out” to your list. Rather, it should be a determined and well thought out effort to encourage and develop communication.
> How can you be of real value to your customers or clients? That is the most important question anyone in business can ask.
> Nobody likes to be sold, but everyone likes to own. Yes, the usual rendition of that maxim is “everyone likes to buy,” but that’s not true. Buying implies paying for something. If the internet taught us anything, it’s that everything should be free. How dare you ask me to pay for something? Everyone likes to own, but nobody likes to pay.
> Prospecting is serious business. Hanging out at an event is not… even if it’s the right event.
> If you find a need and fill that need, you are providing value. Businesses that provide value survive.
> Make sure your offer fits the audience. Those who fish with the wrong bait go home hungry.
> Know who your best prospects are. Most importantly, know the problems those prospects face, know their goals, and know how your products or services help them solve those problems and reach those goals.
> Dogfooding makes sure everyone who prescribes the medicine also gets to taste it!
> Extraordinary UX (user experience) is the best SEO (search engine optimization).
> Great website pages don’t accomplish half a dozen things; they accomplish ONE thing.
> The less room you leave for confusion, the less confusion there will be.
> If you don’t offer it, they can’t buy it.
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