Weekly Edge

Questions to ask yourself

Heather Frame - Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The late Jim Rohn has been a major influence on us, as he has been on many thousands of others.  One of his mantras that we constantly remind ourselves of in our business and life is this….

 

"You must constantly ask yourself these questions:

Who am I around?

What are they doing to me?

What have they got me reading?

What have they got me saying?

Where do they have me going?

What do they have me thinking?

And most important, what do they have me becoming?

Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?  Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change." Jim Rohn

A killer question when shopping for a service provider

Heather Frame - Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Last week one of our friends was telling us about a time she was shopping for a new service provider.

Being an avid researcher she’d contacted most of the providers in the area she was looking in by phone and ruled out those who weren’t suitable so that she had 4 to interview in person.

Along with a long list of other questions, she asked one which we thought was an absolute stunner:

“Who’s the second best in your area (if you’re the best)”

We have no doubt none of the people she was “interviewing” were expecting that question and as such, she probably got very honest answers.

In fact, three of them told her the same name (that of the 4th provider she was interviewing).  What a high compliment for this one person.

You can guess who she hired right?

If you were being interviewed and someone asked you this question, what would your game plan be?

More importantly, would your competitors (when speaking honestly) list you as the next best option in their marketplace?

Walk Away or Hold ‘Em?

Heather Frame - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Here’s a challenge for you with potentially major ramifications……  Quickly think of the 10 people you spend most of your time with and write them down in any order.

Pick a person on that list at random.

If we told you that in 12 months time you’d be exhibiting more of their personality traits, emulating their success level and experiencing the type of relationships they have, how would that make you feel?

If they’re people you would love to be becoming more like then great. If they’re not?

Well in the words of the immortal Kenny Rogers “the secret to survin’, is knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep”…. “you’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away and know when to run”.

Now – we’re not suggesting you have to “fold” on any family member, colleague or friend who isn’t living your dream life, but if there is someone in your close circle who gave you a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach when you envisaged becoming more like them.  Perhaps it is time to walk away and spend more time with those people who inspire you?

Run Forest, Run!

Heather Frame - Wednesday, August 07, 2019

It’s the simplest ideas that are often the most memorable.

 

Ever gone into a changing room after a “helpful” assistant has taken your clothes in there for and not for the life of you been able to figure out behind which mystery door yours lie?

A Melbourne clothing store we once went to put mirrors on the front of their doors and would get your name and write it in white board marker on the mirror when they took the clothes out back.

Simple.

Ever sat at a restaurant table nearly begging the waiter to stop and get you a drink?

Bubba Gump (a Forest Gump based restaurant chain) has blue “run forest run” and red “stop forest stop” signs on each table which clearly indicate whether you need someone to stop and help you out.
 


Simple.

So, we think that one of the best questions you could ask yourself about your business right now is: “What’s bugging people and what simple thing can I put in place to fix it?”