What separates creative ideas from the not-so-creative isn’t the
ability to come up with them, but the ability to have confidence in
them, or to trust ourselves to realize them.
Create a culture that is open to creative risk-taking and an
environment where failure is accepted as part of the creative
As the saying goes, “ideas are cheap, execution is hard.”
Always say “Thank you.”
Show your customers you appreciate their business. They are the
reason you do what you do and it’s an undeniable way to further
enhance them for the long term.
Reply to every online review publicly, thanking them for taking
the time to give you feedback. This also shows prospective
customers and other members of your online community that you
are genuinely dedicated to good customer service and to hearing
all feedback.
Personal time is critical because it's the time you're able to
review your life and where it is headed; that is the time that you
reflect and develop new strategies for your success journey.
The day-to-day regimen of successful people is not that hard to
master. Anybody may do it, though not everybody has the proper
mindset to really see it through.
Inspiration can arise anywhere, anytime, from anyone. Many
creative ideas come during down time, when you’re not focusing
on the task at hand.
There is always room to learn something new.
Fonts give off different vibes, create a sense of personality and trust.
With the right font, you can convey a message about your business.
Very rarely does success have to do with money alone.
Do the things you’re passionate about. Don’t get intimidated by
others in your industry who are headed for success.
Your journey will have lots of steps but ultimately being yourself
and believing in what you have to offer will carry you through.
If your business doesn't adapt and evolve it likely won't last long.
There is almost no career in the world that allows you to be the
same person and do the same things over and over and find the
same results as the years pass.
Successful people don't let themselves get weighed down by their
past. If you live in your past, you're never going to be happy in the
present especially if you have a painful past. Live in the moment.
When you see financial trends in black and white on your net
worth statements, you are forced to confront the realities of
where you stand.
Reviewing your net worth statements over time can help you
determine where you are, and how to get where you want to be.
This gives you encouragement when you are heading in the right
direction and provides a wake-up call if you are not on track.
When people work with a positive mind-set, performance on
nearly every level—productivity, creativity, engagement—
improves. Yet happiness is perhaps the most misunderstood
driver of performance.
Success is a moving target—as soon as you hit your target, you
raise it again—the happiness that results from success is fleeting.
Base your advertising decisions on ROI alone. It doesn't matter if
you think it’s the best ad ever or if you don’t see the value in social
media marketing; all that matters is the revenue generated.
While marketing tools and technologies have evolved, one golden
rule of marketing has not: brand loyalty and reputation are still
based on the quality of the customer experience.
And there's no better source to tell us how we're doing than the
customers themselves.
A strong, instantly recognizable unique selling proposition (USP)
can make or break businesses operating. It’s essential that you
leverage your USP and make it the cornerstone of your overall
marketing strategy.
The best USPs directly address a specific need experienced by a
company’s ideal customer and emphasize what individual quality
separates a business from its competition.