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From Ben Wright Internet Marketing Genius

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Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today." Maxwell Maltz 1899-1975

Ben Wright "I want Fish & chips”   Is a great friend and wonderful business man, whom has a wonderful wife and family.

"Internet Marketing Consultant “I want Fish & Chips” HQ Sparkhouse, University of Lincoln ropewalk Lincoln LN6 7DQ   hello@iwantfishandchips.co.uk            01522 717475 Ps the company name has nothing to do with fish and chips, honest.. Welcome to I Want Fish & Chips blog and this passage: The Importance of Systems and Processes in Business

September 14, 2016/0 Comments/in Business, Content /by Chief Fish Fryer

From Ben Wright:

It might be fun to fly by the seat of your pants but you can’t do it all the time. Having the proper structure to your business and putting in place systems and processes that improve productivity and maintain quality are a much better guarantees of success.

When you first start up a business, you may find that you are able to control all the different challenges that come your way. As you get more successful, however, there comes a point when you have to put the right plans in place.

What are Systems?

They’re basically the documented processes and procedures that you need to follow to do your business. This can be anything from how to operate a piece of tech or machinery to how marketing material is disseminated. It can include putting your brand to the fore in any client contact or simply the right process for chasing up a sales call.

The reason many businesses don’t get on board with sorting out their systems and processes is that they are often seen as back room measures. The newest developments and the latest client are much more exciting. Putting in systems, however, means that people coming into your organisation to work have a strong framework to operate from.

Another reason that business neglects this particular area of their daily functioning is that it’s a thing which can be put off. We’ll do it tomorrow or we’ll schedule some time to get it done in the next month or so. This is understandable, particularly if you are working hard to get a business off the ground and have ‘more important’ things to do.

But systems and processes need to be put in place. They are actually vital and they can save you a lot of time and money. Here are just a few more benefits:

· They are important if you want to move on and sell your business. Potential buyers expect systems and processes in place, they don’t expect to have to do all this work themselves.

· Systems and processes prepare you to expand and scale up. It means you can take on new staff knowing that your business is going to stay on a desired course and not veer away because someone didn’t know how to do something important.

· They make your brand and your business operation consistently. Everyone knows where they stand and what to do when X or Y happens.

· You don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time a situation comes up. It saves on time and money if you have a process for this or that eventuality.

Implementing sound systems and processes can include:

· Introducing accounting systems that keep track of sales and expenditure.

· Writing down your business plan for at least the next five years, including what goals you need to achieve and by when.

· How are you going to fund new developments and when you need it by.

· How you are going to manage recruitment and what new employees need to know when they start working for you.

· Creating a policy for technology including the use of secure passwords and the dos and don’ts of operation.

· How you are going to bill people and collect money.

· Where you are going to market and develop your brand.

· What customer support you are going to provide and how this is going to be delivered uniformly and to a high standard.

Basically, as your business grows the more need for systems and processes you are going to have. While your business may be small now, the hope is that it will begin to scale up and become a success. Rather than putting them on the back burner for now, having a detailed think about what processes and systems you need in place is better done sooner, rather than later.

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Life is the sum of all our choice’s; albert Camus

Being in Love

Our highest power is love, and it is one thing each of us has an unlimited amount of. How much love do you give to others in one day? Each day we have an opportunity to set out with this great, unlimited power in our possession, and pour it over every person and circumstance.                                                  Love is appreciating, complimenting, feeling gratitude, and speaking good words to others.                                            We have so much love to give, and the more that we give, the more we receive. May the joy be with you, – Rhonda Byrne

Being in Love

Who is a good candidate for joining you in this business? We say, “Someone who is a people-person.” Yet we’ve seen people who are bona fide people-people, yet don’t go far in this business. And people who have gone far in this business, yet who are not especially people-people. We say, “Look for people who have influence in their community.” But the same caveat applies: that correlation often fails to hold                                                                                                  We say, “Look for people with whom you share a common bond.” Hmm. I have close friends who are writers or cellists who are not interested in joining my business. My two brothers, ditto. So when you go prospecting, who are you really looking for? I think you’re looking for someone who falls in love. How do you know? There are three signs to look for.

They see it.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; so is opportunity. You can’t make someone see the value this business model has to offer. You can show it and explain it, but that goes only so far. They see it, or they don’t. There’s an expression in networking: “You can’t say the right thing to the wrong person, and you can’t say the wrong thing to the right person.” This is true in courtship, in genuine friendship, and in your business.

They want it

We like to say, “Anyone can succeed in this business,” but that’s not accurate. Who can succeed here is anyone who wants to, and a lot of people don’t. This business is not for everyone. For one thing, it’s hard work. (That eliminates quite a few candidates right there.) It also requires resilience in the face of repeated disappointment; a willingness and capacity to work in partnership with others; and faith in human nature. Most of all, it requires a compelling interest in succeeding at this business that borders on passion. This often has nothing to do with the candidate’s financial status. It’s not something you can predict or predefine; it’s an individual matter.

They do it

This last should be obvious, but evidence suggests it’s not, because I keep seeing leaders and aspiring leaders in this business who persistently chase after, attempt to work with, struggle to figure out how to offer the right support to, and pin hopes upon people in their networks who clearly are not doing it. There are people who see it and want it, but just won’t do it. Puzzling, I know, but there it is. What’s missing? They’re not in love. You can’t make them see it, nor want it, nor do it. You can’t make someone fall in love. And when they do, watch out: nothing will stop them.

JOHN DAVID MANN is Consulting Editor to Networking Times.

The Power is from within, the choice is yours Gray Lawrence

"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

Be Inspired by Michelle Vandepas

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"See the things that you want as already yours. Know that they will come to you at need. Then let them come. Don’t fret and worry about them. Don’t think about your lack of them. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession." Robert Collie

3 Steps For Fearlessly Following Your Dreams

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Following your passions, listening to your heart and soul’s purpose, and even throwing caution to the wind when following a whim can be great for spontaneous, inspired living. Too often, however, people take huge risks in the name of following their heart’s desire, without realistically addressing the risks and fears. In the pursuit of following our desires, we lose all semblances of common sense and just hope and dream that everything will work out.

Fear can often be our friend. It can be a useful tool to help us discern when we are unprepared – perhaps putting ourselves in financial or emotional danger. Fear can also run rampant, totally out of control without context if we don’t address it head on, and confront what we are really scared of.

Tapping into creativity and following one’s gut is paramount in building a successful business, but you’d better have a plan too. If you don’t, fear can come up and paralyze you, and rightly so. In business, fear is often an indicator that you are off track, that the extra expense wasn’t planned for, or that a customer isn’t going to pay.

I want to share a practical way to address your fears and the risks of following your dreams.

  1. When working on a new project, list all of your fears.
  2. Discern which ones are ‘real’. For example, maybe you think I won’t have enough money. Or No one will like what I have to offer.
  3. Address each fear with a plan of action. Maybe you save for three extra months or cut costs before venturing out. Or, perhaps you do a bit of test marketing to discover what your clients really want.

If you discover the fear is totally unfounded and it is a subconscious or pattern in your life, then you can find a way to ease your fears and start taking small daily steps to build up your confidence and calm the fears.

Perhaps you have a fear of starting your own business. That might be a a realistic fear with lots of real dangers – but if you’ve got strengths, talents, clients and expertise in your field, then you’ll have confidence to build from. (No clients yet? Go get just one. Nothing calms entrepreneurial fears like a paying client!)

It is amazing how a plan helps turn fear into butterflies – life plans built from excitement rather than from unnecessary worries.

When fear comes up to bite you in the face, don’t just turn your back on it, or just plough through and ‘do it anyway’. Take a step back for just a day or a moment, and determine what that fear, if anything, is trying to tell you. Then, when you’ve addressed the fear with a plan, you’ll discover it magically disappears. I call this following your heart, and using your brain!

 

Dreamers
In planning to acquire your share of the riches, let no one influence you to scorn the dreamer. Napoleon Hill

Gray Lawrence
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Your vision is in Your Mind

"If you can dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney

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Leveraging the “It is for me!” factor

Seth Godin circle of marketingWhy do you choose a “target market?”

Well the surface explanation is so that you have something to aim at right?

That’s true, but it’s really only part of the answer. Yes, this commitment to focus makes your job of marketing a whole lot easier. Decisions become easier.

But it goes much deeper than that.

Let’s say you offer what is basically general business building advice to small businesses.

If you talk about it to a group of plumbers, it’s going to be received very differently than if you talk about it to a group of accountants.

What changes between those two groups of people?

The FEELINGS. The pictures inside their heads. The shape of their dreams. The colour of their fears.

When you get the feelings and the colours and the pictures right, the result is that someone reads/listens to/sees your marketing and has the internal response of, “That is for me!”

Ask yourself if you have a clear picture of all of that stuff? If you do not, how are you supposed to connect with someone

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Cannot you just rise to the top based on the quality of what youStatues in circle one in middle gathering can do or teach? Nope. That’s not going to cut it. That’s why you know professionals in your space who are MORE successful but actually seem to know LESS than you.

Do you have an intimate understanding of what it’s like to be in the skin of your prospects?

If not, there’s the work to be done. That supplies the foundation for your marketing.

"I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." Rosa Parks 1913-2005, Civil Rights Activist

Gray Lawrence

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Success doesn’t come to you – you go to it. — Marva Collins

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