Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Purpose of Your Business Plan

 

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Life Area: Professional

 

Many of my business coaching clients first come to me asking me to help them write a business plan. Whether they were just a start-up or had been in business for a number of years and were then seeking a capital investor for the first time, they found themselves, as many entrepreneurs do, unable to describe to outside third-parties the who, what , where, why, when and how of their business.

How To Write A Business Plan

 

Providing an overview of your business can be tricky, especially when you’re still in the early planning stages. If you already own an existing business, summarizing your current operation should be relatively easy; it can be a lot harder to explain what you plan to become.

What I advise them is to project out into the future and reverse engineer.

Think about what products and services you will provide, how you will provide those items, what you need to have in order to provide those items, exactly who will provide those items… and most importantly, whom you will provide those items to.

Sound like a lot? It boils down to:

  • What you will provide
  • What you need to run your business
  • Who will service your customers, and
  • Who your customers are

If you open a restaurant, what you plan to serve will in some ways determine your labor needs, the location you choose, the equipment you need to purchase… and most importantly will help define your customer. Changing any one element may change other elements; if you cannot afford to purchase expensive kitchen equipment, you may need to adapt your menu accordingly. If you hope to attract an upscale clientele, you may need to invest more in rent at a prime location and creating an appealing ambience.

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Success Series Quotes

 

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Take Your Productivity To A New Level

 

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Life Area: Personal and Professional

You’ve heard me talk here about Michael Hyatt’s Productivity Assessment, well here’s another heads-up that I want to send your way.

Hopefully you took me up on the advice to go take your FREE Productivity Assessment and learned what areas of your personal and professional life required more focus. From having done that you may want to enroll in Michael’s online course Free To Focus, registration closes tonight at 11:59pm PT.

For just a few more hours, you can still sneak into registration here:

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There’s not a more efficient way to reclaim your time and energy — to invest in the high-leverage and most important things in life.

If you’ve felt like there was something standing between you and the balanced, satisfying life you really want, you need this course.

But this is your last chance to get it before registration closes.

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Tonight at 11:59 pm PT, the doors to register for Michael’s course slam shut. So it’s decision time. And it starts right here:

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Talk with Tom: Episode #23 | TwT MM: Get Optimum Results Out of Your Day

 

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In this Talk with Tom Motivational Minute, Tom tells us the best way to get the optimum results out of our day and the two reasons why this way is the best way.

Every month, in just 30 minutes, Tom shares topic after topic to Grow Your Life and Build Your Business. If you’re not already a subscriber, join us. Talk with Tom is 100% free, and there are special benefits available only to our subscribers, so be sure you subscribe yourself on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts, and we look forward to seeing you right back here on the last Wednesday of every month with Talk with Tom.

Want To Know How Productive You Really Are?

 

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Life Area: Personal and Professional

 

Want to know how productive you really are?

I am pleased to offer to you this FREE resource from my friend, Michael Hyatt: Michael just came out with a quick self-assessment test to find out how productive you really are. It’s completely FREE, and it only takes a few minutes.

http://freetofocus.com/WLPROG/2017assessment

You may be asking yourself, “Why does this matter?”

Because if you’re like most high-achievers, you want to your spend time well — and live intentionally. This test helps you do just that.

You can only find the path to more time and more freedom when you’re CLEAR about where you are now.

I just finished taking mine and I was surprised with my results. I encourage you to take the assessment for yourself and discover your Productivity Score! Michael explains what it all means and gives you a free summary of your answers.

It’s the ticket to upping your productivity game…

Ready to discover your score? Just click here. http://freetofocus.com/WLPROG/2017assessment

 

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There is no better endorsement than that of a friend, so if you like what you’re reading or are using my many FREE resources, tell a friend to join the Tom Hart Success Series Community, to receive email notifications of new blog posts and Talk with Tom podcast episodes, learn of upcoming events, and other news, by visiting my website  and clicking on the offer to receive my FREE monthly resource by leaving their email address OR forward this to them and have them simply click here (we respect your privacy and do not tolerate spam and will never sell, rent, lease or give away your information to any third party).

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Success Series Affirmations

 

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Why Attention To Exercise and Nutrition Is A Must

 

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Life Area: Physical

In the late 1990s I was 30 pounds overweight due to too many years of entertaining real estate clients at fancy restaurants, private clubs and Laker games. I gained the weight over 10 years and when my mom had a minor heart attack, following my dad having one himself years earlier, I knew genetics wasn’t helping any. So I lost 30lbs in 60 days by eating less and exercising more.

That wake-up call taught me first hand the value of monitoring your exercise and nutrition and I present to you here five reasons why we can’t afford to neglect diet and exercise:

5 Reasons Why Attention To Exercise And Nutrition Is A Must

 

1 – First, our bodies are made to move. Our bodies are literally built to move with muscles, tendons, and bones. Our world of technology has created a sedentary culture where people are sitting and staring at their cell phones, tablets, or computer screens for hours on end. In previous times, physical work was a given.

2 – Second, exercise adds fuel to your gas tank. some people think, “I can’t workout, I’m too tired.” What they don’t realize is that if they would just do it, they would be more energetic for the rest of the day. Exercise not only eliminates toxins from our bodies, but according to the Mayo Clinic, it also improves our circulation and our hear and lung health. It might sound counter-intuitive, but exercise gives you more energy than it takes. Read my blog post here on Natural Ways To Gain Energy.

3 – Third, exercise lifts our mood. According to one survey found in one of my Recommended Reading books by Tom Rath, Eat Move Sleep, just twenty minutes of moderate exercise in the morning has been shown to improve mood as much as twelve hours later in the day. Exercise unleashes neurochemical processes (endorphins) that can leave us feeling exhilarated and happy.

4 – Fourth, exercise helps regulate our blood-sugar level, which directly relates to our energy levels. And, of course, so does food. This is one reason why I generally avoid high-carbohydrate, especially refined carbohydrate, meals. They make me sleepy and lethargic because they spike our blood sugar ramping up our insulin, then send us crashing.

5 – Fifth, eating for convenience instead of health and well-being leads to obesity and a whole range of conditions that sap our energy. Looking at the World Economic Forum’s Human Capital Report, what drives down the U.S. numbers is primarily our bad health. There’s a direct connection to the foods we eat and what we’re able to accomplish.

YOUR ACTION STEPS

Determine to get (and stay) physically healthy. It’s easy to compromise here. You have to decide ahead of temptation that you’re not going to back down from what matters most to your physical well-being.

Next, move! Get intentional about moving. Park away from the entrance and walk. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Ease into it if you need to. Take the elevator up and the stairs down until you’re in the groove. Eat with conviction not convenience. Go to the work of juicing that morning green drink. Pack your own lunch. Order small portions. Watch what you eat and don’t let that deadline or to do list take you off course with an easy out fast food meal.

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We’ve Lost Another Great One — Louise Hay

 

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A great mentor and great leader in the space of Personal Development has passed away – Louise Hay – at age 90 on August 30, 2017.

If you are not familiar with Louise Hay, she was literally one of the first creators of what we now know of as the Personal Development Community. If you love self-help and personal development, you can attribute its presence in the world to Louise and other pioneers of the industry. You can find out more about her life and legacy here and read a Hay House tribute to her here.

Her books have sold over 50 million copies. You can heal your life was her message and the title of her greatest work. She taught that you can use your mind and affirmations, self-talk self-acceptance, and…love…to change your life. This was Louise’s message…at least what I took from it…and it has influenced my life and all my works.

Serendipitously, Louise passed away on the same day of the year as another cornerstone pioneer, Wayne Dyer, had two years ago (read my post here).

As a tribute to her, I urge you to buy her best seller, You Can Heal Your Life, from my recommended reading list or any of her works, including FREE downloadable Affirmations and other Hay House published books, apps, and resources. You will benefit greatly.

Blessing to her fans, friends and family.

Thank you, Louise, for your great contribution to the world. Your legacy lives on but we will miss you.