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What Can You Learn From Moving

I am getting ready to sell my house in the West Valley of Phoenix and move to a more central location.

This weekend, I started getting the "junk" out of the corners and do the deep cleaning needed to get the house ready.

Lo and behold, I found TONS of things I had completely forgotten about. Like old beliefs, they were being saved for some unknown reason, just in case I needed them.

For the past 5-years, I did not need them of course.

Then I thought about how that can relate to business. What kind of old thoughts, services, outdated material is stuck in a closet.

It feels great to empty out the old to make room for the new. I would highly recommend giving it a try.

And, by the way, if you have a small house, townhoume or condo you're renting in Central Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek or Scottsdale, be sure to drop me a line to let me know.

Why is Business So Darn Hard

There’s only one reason business is hard. It’s because there are no systems and processes developed and used to make it easy.

For every task you undertake in business, a system and process should be developed to follow to ensure you accomplish the task.

Earning money in a business is a great example.

You need to earn money to stay in business. You may worry about it and hope it happens through some passive means.

It does not. You panic.

Compare that to a business owner who follows a system and process to earn money in their business.

First they have an exact way to “attract” clients they want to work with.

They are able to convert that attraction into revenue on a consistent basis because they are engaging potential clients daily.

Finally they continue to assist their new client by understanding the challenges that client faces on a regular basis.

They also inquire as to who the client may know that wants to reap the same benefits.

A system and process has been used to create money in a business.

The Best Does NOT Always Win

Here's something I learned while watching the NFL playoffs this weekend.

The best team does NOT always win.

Instead, the team with the most determination and the "vision" of winning prevails.

Take the New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers. The Chargers were a better team through out the game -- until the 4th Quarter.

Then, Tom Brady, the Patriots Quarterback saw the vision of how his team could win. He stayed focused, used his strengths and won, at the very end of the game.

The Chargers had no answer. They basically had to give up. Even though they were actually the better team throughout  the game, the "vision" of winning beat them at the end.

How about you? Are you relying on being the better team or do you have the "vision" of winning?