2 weeks. 336 hours. You’ve rested, slept, read, eaten well and spent good quality time with your friends and family. Would you call it a successful two weeks? Possibly not … You’d probably get to the end of those two weeks, and say you’ve WASTED TIME.
My friends’ daughter had bought a “do-er-upper” house and had a classic case of overwhelm. Overwhelm is something that always seems like a volume problem, but it is actually a DECISION problem.
We studied their services, we analysed their clients’ different needs, and we identified the areas in which there was the greatest potential for growth. The following 12 months saw a £300k revenue increase – a 50% growth, and an extra £100,000 in revenue.
Trouble is, investments – REAL investments – don’t usually give instant gratification. They can pay off HUGELY … we just need to be smart enough to commit.
Pricing is emotive. It’s one of the trickiest parts of setting up a business in fact. And most people hate it. However … many potential customers WON’T like our prices. That’s just a fact. They’ll want something cheaper.
He explained that he typically works a 60- to 80-hour week. And, prompted from what he’d read in my book, that he recently sat down to calculate where he was spending his time.
Yesterday evening she made my day. She came up to me afterwards with a big smile. “Chris, you know that financial target I had when we started? I’m now getting THREE TIMES that level EVERY month.” How fantastic is that?! We hugged. She couldn’t stop grinning.
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