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HardWorkIsHighlyOverated: Sometimes Our Values Are Our Worst Enemy

HardWorkIsHighlyOverated:  Sometimes Our Values Are Our Worst Enemy | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it

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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Meet the 22-year-old blogger who gets paid up to $15,000 for a single Instagram post

Meet the 22-year-old blogger who gets paid up to $15,000 for a single Instagram post | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
"It's more than I could have ever imagined making as a 22-year-old."
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How to write a Business Plan - YouTube

It is essential to have a realistic, working business plan when you're starting up a business. A business plan is a written document that describes a busines...
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François Gobert's curator insight, April 21, 2015 2:31 PM

It's also possible to use tools before geeting to writing the BP such as the Business Model Canvas that allows to easily map out the entire activity of your business and the different steps and points you'll have to explain more into details in the BP.
The time of 40 pages BP is over. Be smart, simple and creative to make it realistic and impactfull!
Hack your BP! 

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JAMES ALTUCHER: Why investing in a 401(k) is a complete waste of money

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VIDEO: It might not be worth it.
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TheBottomline LetsEat.......

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20 Great Quotes From 'Shark Tank' Investors Barbara Corcoran And Lori Greiner

20 Great Quotes From 'Shark Tank' Investors Barbara Corcoran And Lori Greiner | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
The best quotes from the two women of ABC's "Shark Tank."
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I Just Tried Microsoft's Remarkable Augmented Reality Headset -- Here's What It's Like

I Just Tried Microsoft's Remarkable Augmented Reality Headset -- Here's What It's Like | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
This, or something like it, is the next step in computing.
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On Target: How to Identify, Attract and Keep Your Ideal Customer

On Target: How to Identify, Attract and Keep Your Ideal Customer | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
Help keep your sales flowing by marketing to the right customers in the right way.
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Colin Kaepernick's 'Record' $126 Million Contract Was A Complete Sham

Colin Kaepernick's 'Record' $126 Million Contract Was A Complete Sham | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
Colin Kaepernick may see as little as $26 million of his record contract.
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7 Psychology Tricks To Influence People And Get Exactly What You Want

7 Psychology Tricks To Influence People And Get Exactly What You Want | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
VIDEO: How to get people to do our bidding.
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Motivational: Walter Bond - Success "You Cannot Outproduce Your Vision" | New Video

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TheBottomLines- ItsYourMoney- Sometimes if you're really smart you'll listen......

TheBottomLines- ItsYourMoney- Sometimes if you're really smart you'll listen...... | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it

Ok I'm gonna say it,Thorton Mellon is who I modeled my business philosophys after (#ThereItsOut).  I'm not a real stickler for structure ( as Mellon was not), I believed in a day to day today street mentality (as did Mellon),  I feel that sometimes the educated over think things to sound smart and overcharge you for them sounding smart. ( as did Mellon) and I like Bubbles ( as did Mellon).  I don't consider myself a writer or a blogger (as testament to my work here #Lsmh).  I'm not real big on punctuation or spelling (maybe I should be, hmmmm.).  I just let my fingers go where the keyboard feels #FRFR.

What I am good at although (as I've been told) is backwardly engineering products and services and making those products and services more market worthy( thank you Thorton for giving me that insight).  Entrepreneurs tend to feel like they're pretty smart guys and have a tendency to try and make being the bright equate to profitable (no profitable is profitable).  You see to be profitable with customers you have to quit trying to impress them with your "ObieWaness" and listen (#IRepeat), listen for the opportunity to provide your client with what's really they're solution.

The smartest thing anyone can do is listen.  When you do that then its easier to 1 hear the problem, 2.  recognize the opportunity, and 3. Create a strategy to answer the challenges, but this all starts with listening.

So thank you Thorton Mellon and pompous professor for showing me that sometimes, the smartest thing you can do is........LISTEN

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'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary's outlook on money will make you suspicious of everyone you meet

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary's outlook on money will make you suspicious of everyone you meet | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
"No matter how much money you make, the world is designed to take it away."
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TheBottomLine "Lets talk about money..."

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Here's the budget of a 57-year-old with about $1 million in assets who is unsure whether he can afford to retire

Here's the budget of a 57-year-old with about $1 million in assets who is unsure whether he can afford to retire | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
"I gave myself a year to decide. I've been telling people 'I think I'm retired."
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Senator slams Facebook

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Watch the video Senator slams Facebook on Yahoo Finance . Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) called out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for his stance on hiring foreign workers, with Edmund Lee, Re/code, and CNBC's Jon Fortt.
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It amazes me when I hear politicians say things that are this stupid...  #SMH

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A CEO wrote this brutal memo when he realized his billion-dollar startup was failing

A CEO wrote this brutal memo when he realized his billion-dollar startup was failing | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
"We are the most heavily funded startup in NYC at 2 years in our life cycle and we have spent 2/3 of the cash...Holy shit this is a big deal."
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The Art of selling by Alec Baldwin - YouTube

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) This Channel Has Been Taken over. More content to come. Enjoy Alec Baldwin's performance http://dmancollection.com
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7.1 Steps To Create Multiple Streams Of Income

7.1 Steps To Create Multiple Streams Of Income | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
Diversifying your income stream is crucial to protecting yourself and your family.
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SageRave of Get Custom Content's curator insight, March 21, 2015 6:39 PM

Everyone I know, who works online, has several income streams at all times. Should you ad a few?

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Tech firm Monster sues Beats and founders Dre and Iovine

Tech firm Monster sues Beats and founders Dre and Iovine | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
Monster, which co-designed the original Beats By Dr. Dre headphones, is filing suit against Beats Electronics, the firm acquired by Apple in May and co-founded by musician Dr. Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine.
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Overview of the Strategic Planning Process - YouTube

Erica Olsen, COO and Co-Founder of http://OnStrategyHQ.com illustrates the full strategic planning process in less than five minutes. Understand the importan...
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I scooped this because it is a unique way of bringing everyone into the process of planning at the district level.  I hope that we start moving to a period of integration. 

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Why Bethany Mota Has A Legion Of 10 Million Fans Waiting For Her Next YouTube Video

Why Bethany Mota Has A Legion Of 10 Million Fans Waiting For Her Next YouTube Video | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
VIDEO: She makes $40,000 a month from her YouTube videos.
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This 29-Year-Old Was A Waitress — Then She Got A Cat With Dwarfism, Quit Her Job, And Became A Multi-Millionaire

This 29-Year-Old Was A Waitress — Then She Got A Cat With Dwarfism, Quit Her Job, And Became A Multi-Millionaire | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
Her brother changed her life when he posted a photo of Grumpy Cat on Reddit two years ago.
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How Black Hat Social Media Can Hurt Your Business

How Black Hat Social Media Can Hurt Your Business | TheBottomlineNow | Scoop.it
You just released a new piece of content and want to give it a little bit of traction on social media. While you could sit and wait for it to grow legs on it’s own, you decide to go the easy route and pay people to like share, retweet, or comment. No harm, no foul, right? You gain a bit of popularity on social media and someone makes a couple of bucks. What’s the big deal?

This tactic, known as black hat social media, can actually be detrimental for your business. Before we get into why buying accounts is a very bad idea, here’s a quick definition and examples of black hat social media.

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