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Time Management

Tips for Life Time Management Most small business owners and mid-sized company marketing managers have to wear multiple marketing hats all at once. They need to be the PR team, copywriter and editor, media buyer (both online and off), creative team, social media manager, SEO expert and more! It’s a lot of work for one…

Priorities

Tips for Life Priorities Although there may not be a one-size-fits-all SEO strategy — due to the fact that ideal strategies will vary greatly between industries, company capabilities and business models — one thing remains true for everyone regardless of the size of the search team: ruthless prioritization of SEO efforts remains a critical component…

Motivation Factor Index Quiz

Motivation Factor Index Quiz Motivation Factor Index Quiz What Motivates You? What has kept you from succeeding in your life and career? The following quiz is designed to help you identify what motivates you and target areas that may be holding you back. Often business success is not about having the right information about your…

Pareto Rule

Google Best Practices Guide Pareto Rule by John Payne AAMI A ‘dirt-world’ retail business I used to manage enjoyed healthy sales, a very high profit, and less than 100 product lines. Early in 2001, I was contracted to manage another business. The new venture carried over 800 different product lines, yet had sales of only…

Hands on Approach

Motivation Factor Index Hands on Approach Motivating Factor: To get it done! Mantra: Instructions? Why? Characteristics of One Who Takes Hands On Approach: Those who take Hands on Approach have a natural ability when it comes to how to build and assemble things, which includes actual physical products and software programs. Most of the time,…

Idea Machine

Motivation Factor Index Idea Machine Motivating Factor: Inspiration and Creation. Mantra: I am unique in every way. Characteristics of an Idea Machine: Idea Machines are idea generators that work and think outside of the box. They are motivated by the creativity and inspiration that can, and does, come at any moment. Anything can trigger the…

Natural Teacher

Motivation Factor Index Natural Teacher Motivating Factor: To make a difference Mantra: I can make the world a better place. Characteristics of a Natural Teacher: Natural Teachers are “people persons” and have the ability to connect with others rather quickly. People feel relaxed and more easily take their guard down around Natural Teachers than they…

Aims to Win

Motivation Factor Index Aims to Win Motivating Factor: The challenging opportunity to win Mantra: I’ll make it happen Characteristics of one who Aims to Win: Those who Aim to win are self-starters who are motivated by their own goals and inner vision. You believe in yourself and what needs to be done. The confidence you…

Goal Oriented

Motivation Factor Index Goal Oriented Motivating Factor: A clear objective and a precise plan of action. Mantra: Accurately = Correctly Characteristics of a Planner: The Goal Oriented ooperates best in an organized structure. You feel most comfortable when someone tells you what is needed and how to do it. You are likely a good listener…

Fact Finder

Motivation Factor Index Goal Oriented Motivating Factor: The feeling of competency Mantra: Accurately = I will figure it out Characteristics of a Fact Finder You are a naturally inquisitive thinker and investigator. You tend to employ, deliberately or intuitively, a systematic and structured method when resolving questions, concerns, and issues.  Fact Finders are energetic, ambitious…

Five Fears

Motivation Factor Index Five Fears I once heard someone say that the “employee mentality” is one where a person trades their time for the stability of a paycheck, while the “entrepreneur mentality” is one where a person trades their time for a lifestyle. I knew the lifestyle I wanted wasn’t the 65-70 hours per week…