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  • The Ripple Effect – Connecting the Dots in Your Business

    Have you ever skipped a flat rock across the water? As the rock skims the water, notice how the water ripples. After a moment, each ripple flows effortlessly into the other. The ripples incorporate into one another creating a harmonious blending. At the same time, you notice a leaf on top of the water being The post The Ripple Effect – Connecting the Dots in Your Business appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Mindset

    Words are important. And, the most important words are the ones you say to yourself! The most important thing anyone says to you is what you say to yourself. Your weight is in your words and how you impact the world. As a business owner, you have the ability to impact the world in ways...Read More

  • 3 Frustrations Every Business Owner Has About Differentiating Their Company And How to Overcome Them

    What does an owner of an insurance agency, CEO of a training company, and a CEO of a video production company have in common? They all own their own business? Yes. But, that’s not all. They all had several frustrations in common: 1. They didn’t know how to succinctly explain the array of services holding The post 3 Frustrations Every Business Owner Has About Differentiating Their Company And How to Overcome Them appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Victory…The Great Comeback…And Your Business

    You might know I like sports… so this past weekend was a great weekend. College and pro football returned… And, the US Open tennis championships were played. First, the women’s championships. Victoria Azarenka hadn’t played in a Grand Slam title in 7 years. She just returned to tennis after being gone for 3 years. Naomi...Read More

  • Reimagining Your Workplace After Covid-19

    With the pandemic postponing work environments from opening, teams are getting used to working from home. While teams that were already homeshored had the least disruption, other jobs had to be quickly configured to work remotely. As people get used to working from home, it begs the question, what is the re-imagined workplace after COVID-19? The post Reimagining Your Workplace After Covid-19 appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Will Next Year Really Be Different?

    Are you thinking about next year? Hoping 2021 will be different? Are you feeling stuck where you are? Concentrating on how crappy 2020 is and has been… Are things feeling a little scary right now? This is a critical time to start thinking about how you’re going to make 2021 different… … no matter what’s...Read More

  • The Distinction of Your Products and Services

    You might not realize that you have a unique way that you work with your clients. You have a distinct process, methodology, or approach. It’s your company’s uniqueness that is often underrepresented in your networking and marketing. You know it’s underrepresented if you: • Have difficulty succinctly describing the value the client receives when working The post The Distinction of Your Products and Services appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Do You Really Need A Plan To Be Successful?

    Do you hate to plan? Hate the thought of it? Think of it as boring and a waste of time? Why do you need a plan in your business? It’s just going to change anyway… A plan helps you focus. It keeps you on track. It’s like using the GPS in your car. A plan...Read More

  • How An Insurance Agency Distinguished Itself in The Marketplace

    What do manufacturing, product-based companies, service-based companies, and consulting/training companies have in common? These companies seem so different. They each try to market their products and services and are missing what makes them unique. Notice it the next time you ask someone what they do and they say: We sell ___. We consult____. We manufacture The post How An Insurance Agency Distinguished Itself in The Marketplace appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Problem Solving

      Business and marketing involve a lot of problem solving. I worked for one of my mentors for a while. He told me one of my highest skill sets was my ability to problem solve. Can you set your plan in place and still be flexible enough to change if need be? When unexpected things...Read More

  • Advantages of Integrating Your Signature Asset into your Signature Story

    One of the best strategies to quickly establish credibility, get known, and differentiate yourself in the marketplace is to share your signature story. A signature story can be: • An intriguing strategic message that enables a company to enhance its brand; • Your own personal account of how you got to where you are today; The post Advantages of Integrating Your Signature Asset into your Signature Story appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Words

      Words are important. The ones you say to yourself AND the ones you say and communicate to others. Using words in business to tell stories and get your message across is one of the most important things you can do. We all learn (and buy things) from stories. We remember stories… …not facts and...Read More

  • Create a Signature System To Close On More Ideal Clients

    Have you ever found yourself listening to one of those infomercials and being truly captivated by the message even though in your head you might have thought, “This is so hokey? They’re really embellishing how difficult it is to clean with a regular mop.” Just as that thought pops into your head, they make several The post Create a Signature System To Close On More Ideal Clients appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Planning For Fall

      I’ve been contemplating what to do about my usual fall event. People always get such amazing results. You walk away with your entire plan for the next year AND, the details of exactly what you’re going to do for the next 90-days. Step-by-step! It’s truly a hands-on event with a lot of Implementation. With...Read More

  • Saying No to The Direct, Demanding, And Decisive Doer

    Did you know that according to an American Management Association survey, over 25% of a leader’s time is spent resolving staff disputes and miscommunication? If left unresolved, these clashes only emerge later to create new problems in other areas. Your understanding of human wiring can often resolve many of these staff disputes and miscommunication. As The post Saying No to The Direct, Demanding, And Decisive Doer appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • R.I.P.P.L.E.S.

    The RIPPLE effect. People talk about it, but I often wonder if people really get the power of it. I’ve made it an acronym. Here’s what it means to me… Repetition In Place Produces Little Effects Somewhere We often underestimate the effect we have on people – whether we want it to or not. And...Read More

  • Wired for Certainty? 3 Ways to Increase Productivity When Working Remotely

    As you may know, there are interesting aspects of your unique wiring pattern. We all have a human wiring pattern and some traits are more dominant than others. Your wiring influences how you navigate changes, your daily communication, and how you get results in all aspects of your life and business. Your wiring tells us The post Wired for Certainty? 3 Ways to Increase Productivity When Working Remotely appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • Another Day

      Isn’t a sunrise one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen? And all that it represents… A new day. New beginnings. Fresh starts. I have a small not on my desktop monitor (yes, some of use still use those) that says, “Start Again.” Not start over… Start Again! Starting over is overwhelming… and...Read More

  • Wiring Lesson: Getting Into The Minds of External Thinkers

    One day, as one of my clients read an email from one of her employees, she received another notification from the same employee. Then another. Then another. What’s happening here? “Why is this employee sending me rapid-fire emails?” she thought. Wait! She stopped herself and asked, “what is this employee’s human wiring?” My client knew The post Wiring Lesson: Getting Into The Minds of External Thinkers appeared first on Excellerate Associates.

  • More On The Purple Flower

    The purple flower that appeared and then disappeared in a single 24-hour period held a lot of lessons for me. The part about the purple flower I didn’t share last week, the part that stuck with me for a while – until I looked for another lesson – was about being alone… …there it was,...Read More