3 Big Mistakes to Avoid As A Leader

Being a leader has some responsibilities with the title.

Brian Tracy said to me once:

“You have the potential to be a great leader, Kimberly.”

That has stuck with me.

He went on to say:

“Whether or not you are a leader, developing their qualities will still make you a better employee, partner, parent, and person.

Great leaders possess clear focus, courage, and integrity, which are all successful qualities that will get you far.

Remember, all eyes are on the leader. What you say and don’t say, do and don’t do, are put under a microscope and can have the most impact on your team.

On the way to becoming a leader, there are 3 big leadership mistakes that are made today:


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Leaders get things done by leading others to success.

Great leaders also have impeccable time management. They know what their priorities are and how to stay focused on them.

The secret?

Always work from a list.

In its simplest terms, to-do lists are key for efficiency because they contain everything that you have to do — the most important tasks at the top, the least important tasks at the bottom.

When something new comes up, you add it to the list before you do it.

However, there are different types of to-do lists and techniques to prioritize your time and enhance your organization skills.

If you feel overwhelmed by too many things and don’t know what task you should start on… stop, take a deep breath, and use my ABCDE list technique.

It’s the best method for setting priorities on your list. By developing this method, you’ll very easily sort out what is important and unimportant. You’ll be eating the right frogs every time!”

That’s all from me this week. I’m off to do my 2-day MBA! Remember:

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To your success,

Brian Tracy


Marketing Personal Development self-discipline

The Secret to Becoming a Confident Marketer is This One Thing

Becoming a confident marketer is a process that has to be taken one step at a time.

If there’s one thing that perplexes any marketer, it’s the ability to avoid “overwhelm” or getting involved in too many things trying to market their product or service.

It is so hard to keep from trying to get the word out by trying to blanket the world with the message on every medium out there.


I have been sucked into it too. It is very frustrating and makes you want to just give up from just getting burned out, not getting the results you desperately are looking for.

There is good news (its not your fault you know). It's just how you are going about it.

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Personal Development

How to Maximize the Value of Your Time

How to Maximize the Value of Your Time
Copyright © Stone Evans, The Home Biz Guy

How is your business doing? Is it growing?
Stagnating or losing ground? If your business is
not growing, it could be the result of a poor
business idea or plan, a lack of advertising, or
the mismanagement of your business’ resources.

Let’s face it. Running a successful business
enterprise is not the easiest thing to accomplish.

Your struggles could be the result of factors
beyond your own control or factors within your
control — your own actions and decisions.


If your business is stagnating or dying, there
are several factors that could be the cause of
your current financial discomfort:

• Your local economy could be suffering
stagnation or negative growth.
• Your competition might be fiercely competing
for your customer base.
• The building, into which you have signed a
lease, might be seen by local residents as the
home of businesses that fail, so they will not
support you until you have proven your long term
• You could be in a terrible location and trapped
by your lease.


On the other side of the coin, there are several
more factors that could be causing you pain that
are well within your control:

• You are not spending enough time planning for
the future of your business.
• You are not spending enough time or resources on
developing and distributing good advertising.
• You do not have enough staff available to fill
incoming orders or to serve interested customers.
• You are simply mismanaging your financial or
human resources.


By watching the activities of many small business
owners, one has to ask themselves if the business
owners are masochistic?

MASOCHISTIC – adj : 2. The deriving of pleasure,
or the tendency to derive pleasure, from being
humiliated or mistreated, either by another or by
3. A willingness or tendency to subject oneself
to unpleasant or trying experiences.

How is it that I can even venture to suggest this
definition fits the behavior of many small
business owners?

Simple. Small business owners often submit
themselves and their families to the demands of
their business. Sometimes to the detriment of
those involved in their lives.

Of course, one could argue that the small
business owner is sacrificing his or herself for
the long-term benefit of their families and

Well, one could argue that. And in some cases,
the argument would be true. In other cases, the
argument would not even remotely be true.


The deadliest consequence in any business is the
owner’s failure to understand the value of his or
her own time. Even a thriving business can die
under the weight of an owner who does not place
the proper value on his or her own time.

Some owners work long hours for little return
because they do not understand their own value.
Some of these owners will eventually quit their
business for a job that could provide a higher
living wage. Others, while thriving, may keep
themselves doing tasks that can be and should be
done by others. Sometimes, the business owner
wants to believe that he or she alone can do
the task, or they want to do the things they most

In the end, these folks fail because the
important tasks that should have been done for
the purpose of growing the business or meeting
the demands of the business have gone undone. The
business collapses because they did not take care
of the most important facets of their business.


PLANNING will permit you to see where you want to
go and how you hope to get there.

GOAL SETTING permits you to make certain specific
determinations about your business. One such goal
that should be set early and regularly is the
level of income that you want to derive from
your business.

MEASURING lets you see the true state of your
business at any one point in time. Measuring at
regular intervals lets you see a moving slide
show that will deliver an honest picture of the
continuing state of your business.

Additional measuring will permit you to see how
much your time could be worth and how much you
are really paying yourself. Your measurements
should also permit you to put a cost on the
specific tasks and functions that are required in
the operation of your business.


If the amount that you want to be paid and could
be paid is higher than the cost of doing the task
that you are doing, then you should wisely
consider having someone in your employment handle
the task.

Properly managing tasks and delegating the work
at hand can make or break your business. Make the
correct decisions and you will be treating
yourself better than the average small

I wish you and your business the very best.

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