2015: Speed

3 Reasons World Changers and their Organizations will incorporate Speed into their 2015 business strategy   (3 steps you must take in 2015 to accelerate and compress in order to get massively amazing results!) Today is the day to make instantaneous decisions. 2015 is the year of rapid results. How fast are you? A CEO I know keeps track of the compression statistics involved in his text deals. “I just did a 5 million dollar deal via text in sixty seconds,” he said. He tracks his success acceleration rate, and he’s looking to compress results even more.   We live in the era of instantaneous response.   We are Mobile, global, Revenue Generating machines. Cell phone, texts, linked in, Facebook, email, with clients and prospects accessible instantly from the palm of your hand. If you’re a leader, your employees can take that five day escape to St. Barths and you know they’ll be in touch. They’ll be able to respond to clients demands, and they’ll be able to answer your last minute question about sales, revenue, or the status of a new client delivery. If you’re the employee sitting on the beach sunning yourself, you know that the days of automated email responses are gone. If you’ve got one of those you’re a dinosaur. And not only that, you’re missing golden opportunities. Because your competitor is still selling from his hot tub at the resort as he sips his Peroni.   Speed matters.   And companies who don’t get the memo will be left behind.   Oh, you didn’t? Chances are you’re watching your competitors cash checks that were...

The One Currency That All Extraordinary Leaders Have In Common

How much margin time do you have built into your life? I often write about currency. When I was asked to give a TED talk I delivered it on words as currency. It was a unique perspective for most and I received hundreds of comments, emails and letters about it. I said that words are just as important as the dollars in your bank account because words build or destroy, words can transform nations, start or stop wars – and save lives. In business – words are critical. They are the engine that delivers your message and builds your brand. This is the second article in a series on currency and I have been thinking about it for a long time. For years I’ve worked with world changers such as CEOs, celebrities, speakers and humanitarians. People who change and save lives. Samuel Bistrian, the CEO of Roma boots who has impacted the lives of orphans all over the world by doing boot drops and giving them free rain boots. Greg Secker, in London, who travels to Africa and beyond fitting children with hearing aids. Harry Singha, the global king of youth leadership, who intentionally builds great leaders. All of these world changers have one currency in common that allows them to live in excellence. That currency is Time. I learned years ago that you have a choice of two paths to follow. I could choose to follow the basic thinkers who say I don’t have enough time and I don’t have enough energy (or money, or fill in the blank) or I could take the other path – and create margin time...

Influence: The One Asset You Need More Than Anything Else

What’s your influence IQ? Influence is the single most important business and life asset.  How much influence you have can be easily assessed by analyzing your connecting points and speed of results.  Can you call people and connect them to others at a moment’s notice? Are you connected with world changers? World changers are action oriented influencers. They make plans, execute easily, and pull together others who will drive change.  The currency we all work for (money) allows us to buy products and services across the globe. We work for money, save it, spend it, gift it, and work for more.  But there’s no currency more powerful than influence. Influence can be used on every continent.  Make no mistake – an influential woman has power that can change the decisions of world leaders, executives, businesses, and families.  Over the years I began noticing that I had built a level of influence money can’t buy. My mission was to change lives through the written word, and the books I wrote made a lasting impact. At times, I partnered with CEOs, and celebrities and non profits on books. I remained open to new partnerships, and my network exploded.  I became a connector, who invested in others naturally.  And this is the cornerstone of influence.   After years of investing and building trust equity, you find that people respond quickly when you request something. One call, gets results.  I texted an NFL player and told him to be at a meeting. He showed up. No questions asked. I told a popular radio show host to interview a homeless man. The text I got the next...

Why Some GhostWriters Write Best Sellers

Books – Blogs – Branding – Corporate Websites – Socially Responsible Messaging Campaigns … Whatever the platform, I use words to change lives. Need someone to take that project off your plate? Want to write a bestseller? Are you an athlete, CEO, celebrity or world changer with a story to tell? Check out a video on how I can help....
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