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HardWorkIsHighlyOverated: Sometimes Our Values Are Our Worst Enemy

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Who remembers the second person who died in the battle of Little Big Horn (for that part who was the first).  No disrespect but my point is (don't be so stupid that you run blindly into an ambush of an Indian Nation.  Uuh maybe...) that sometimes what we believe in can put us in positions where it will give others an edge to manipulate.  Sometimes the person who is telling you to work hard is just wasting time until they find a way to get an edge.  In essence they may be using your sense of commitment and honor against you.  They know that you're just stubborn enough that you will keep working until you either quit or find an answer that the person who delegated the task had no chance of finding.  The person who delegated this task may see this as Win Win genius, others may see it as disengenious (I for one).

 

In today's business climate noone needs to be trying to learn on the job.  Especially in small business.  The small businessman doesn't have the room to train a newbie or the patience to retrain an old know it all. So who do you keep?  The puppy or the old dog.  The one you keep is the one that's most commited to your strategy and you're values. that's easy.  Usually that will be the young puppy.  Why because the young puppy is open to new values and experiences.  Usually that old dog, who might work better, is slower and stuck in they're own value system. They may also need more money because of their adult obligation and those obligations will be the determining factor in their needs system.  There's nothing wrong with their values but business is not an enviorment where the values experiment should ever be in the conversation.  The only values that matter in business is the value that your product bring to your current customer solution (that will make them keep coming back) and your new customers solution (that will make them stay). 

 

When you as a business person get into trying to change the world, as a business you run the possibility who straying on course of your real focus, and that is to make money for you and the tools you need to stay in business (not just you and your past bills).

 

You will need pros and pros want their money.  If you are fortunate enough to get the pro bono services of a pro then make sure that you tactically know what you want them to do.  Don't waste their time or good faith in research or developement and look at it as a favor.  Not cool.  If you want to maintain your value as a leader, then be strong enough to lead or smart enough to follow.  Never take pros and use them as a research stem to your organizational research.  It's insulting to a person who values their value and time.  It also signals other professionals that you're either don't know what you're doing or you don't mind wasting others time.  Neither is good.  Because if you do this, unconcsiouslly you might be trying to impose your values and will upon someone else.  By doing this you run the risk of not only lowering your associates value but also your own.

 

I'm ReggieRedd and thats TheBottomline

 

 

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bookandstyle.com for the owner and stylist who's looking for a better way........ #NowThatsASolution

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Don Draper's Sales Pitch - Funny Yet Effective Way To Sell More - YouTube

http://www.blogbusinessschool.com That's one way to make a sale. Don Draper's excellent sales presentation! Get more motivation and business tips on the blog...
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This about as real as it gets

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Kim Kardashian Defends Her Wildly Addictive Video Game, Telling Parents To 'Be Responsible' For In-App Purchases

Kim Kardashian Defends Her Wildly Addictive Video Game, Telling Parents To 'Be Responsible' For In-App Purchases | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
“I think you just have to be responsible, and don’t have your credit card linked to where your kid can just spend if they want to."
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Cramer: Never quit saving | CNBC Videos - Yahoo Screen

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Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how he got to where he is today at CNBC because he never lost sight of saving his money.
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The Psychology of Winning - Robert Kiyosaki Lesson 1 - YouTube

http://amzn.to/1ojLVtj - Get More Information and audio books. Robert Kiyosaki "The Psychology of Winning" Afghanistan Africa Albania Algeria American Samoa ...
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How Millionaires Look At Money Differently

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Everyone has the same opportunity to acquire wealth. So what are the wealthy doing differently?
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TheBottomline

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4 Ways Your Brain Can Ruin Your Chances For Success

4 Ways Your Brain Can Ruin Your Chances For Success | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it

Hey brain, do you mind? You keep getting in our way.

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This is such a powerful read.  Daily I run into people that allow their perception of what it should be to cloud what it is.  Entrepreneurs like  to win, dreamers like to be right.

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Dwight Eisenhower Nailed A Major Insight About Productivity

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A brilliant productivity secret from the 34th President of the United States.
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Behind Facebook and Google's random acquisitions - Fortune Tech

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The spate of pricey deals are a reflection of uncertainty as the companies search for tech's next big thing.
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Alleged Silk Road Founder Can't Be Guilty Of Money Laundering Since Bitcoin Isn't Money, Argues Lawyer

Alleged Silk Road Founder Can't Be Guilty Of Money Laundering Since Bitcoin Isn't Money, Argues Lawyer | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
It would only slightly alleviate Ulbricht's legal situation.
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I love it #LSMH no one saw that coming #really

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5 Things You Should Always Buy Used

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In some cases, new isn't always better.
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This Is Where The Real Life 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Lives

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Jordan Belfort, the real-life "Wolf of Wall Street", resides in a beautiful ocean-front home in Hermosa, California.
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The Skill You’ve Always Wanted: How to Instantly Read People

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The ability to “read” people is by far one of your most valuable skills in business. The people you interact with each day send you signals, and if you learn what to look and listen for, each person will tell you exactly how to effectively work with him.
Everyone experiences the same basic human needs—results, recognition, regimentation and relationships—with some holding more dominance than others. Depending on the weight placed on each need, people differ in personality.
So what is there to read?
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3 Things Successful People Do Every Day

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These things are non-negotiable, but they're probably getting knocked to the bottom of your to-do list.
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7 Management Strategies From Some Of History's Greatest Generals

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These strategies helped Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Napoleon motivate their troops to victory, and they can help you do the same in the workplace.
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Here's What Happened When We Tried Calling The CEO Of CYNK

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We tried to talk to Javier Romero.
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Big Data at Google

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At Google there is little formal learning. Experience is the teacher.
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Sales Pipeline Management in 4 Minutes - Pipedrive.com - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu09sgoccHM Pipedrive CEO Timo Rein summarizes sales pipeline management. Get more sales pipeline tips on our blog http://blog...
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Man some times the simplest things make the most sense.  This sales pipeline strategy really help sales people better prospect their clients.

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'Shark Tank' Investor Reveals Mark Cuban's Strategy On The Show And The Real Drama Behind The Scenes

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VIDEO: Barbara Corcoran tells us what really happens between investors on "Shark Tank."
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Barbara right, Mark is very savvy but what really tells on Shark Tank is the entrepreneurs inability to see past the idea.  The end game or user is key.  You gotta see them using the product.  Mark is great at figuring Velocity of sales potential.

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TheBottomline- ItsYourMoney

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TheBottomline-ManILuvThisAd- Get Your Billion Back, America, Reunited: H&R Block Commercials - YouTube

Man I Luv this ad.  This H&R Block as is so well done (aint nothing like using a hit oldies song to restire good memories).  Here's why the spot  works.  Its quick, it's catchy and it lands the pitch.  it creates attention with "Reunited" and then gets your interrest with "getting your money back".  But where it really lands is that this spot is entertaining (I don't know if people caught the part where the defense community delivers your tax dollars back on an aircraft carrier #Cute).

  On a whole this is a great spot

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hrblock.com You and your money, reunited. And it feels so good. Get Your Billion Back, America.

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The Most Honest Business Advice You Might Never Hear

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The most honest business advice you’ll ever hear: You can do anything as long as you’re willing to work hard enough and long enough.
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"60 Minutes To Getting Rich." Robert Kiyosaki. - YouTube

This is a video from his "Choose To Be Rich" package. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED!
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