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If I offered you a job…

If I offered you a job with a growing company that currently has offices in 8 countries, soon to be 12, and you had the ability to name your own hours, would you be interested?

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What if I told you that you can work from home and make an unlimited salary? Take vacations whenever you want. Earn company bonuses. Attend fun company events.

I KNOW…you think it’s too good to be true.

WELL…it’s not and I help people do it all the time.

What if I told you this is actually not a job offer, but an opportunity for you to start your own home-based business and be your own boss.

Contact me for details. Let’s have a 20 minute discussion to see if it would make sense for you. If not, no big deal, but it couldn’t hurt to talk.

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Young Entrepreneurs

young-entrepreneurIn 5th grade, my oldest son, Mackenzie, started his own business. He drew his own graphic arts books and sold them. First, he sold them to classmates, then I brought him to business networking events and he sold advertising in the books.

His hopes, dreams, and career were crushed by the public school system when he was told he couldn’t sell his books in school any longer. 

True story. I’m not creative enough to make this stuff up.

Before his career was ended, he made over $300 as a 12 year old building his own business. He was learning sales skills, marketing, basic financial management, interpersonal skills, and negotiation along with his artistic talent. He had great pride in his work and the relationships with the adults he met and learned to converse with at their level. He was treated as an equal at business events and congratulated for his initiative by those who understood the work it takes to build a business.

Coming from a family of self-employed business owners, this experience hit me deep. I taught in the public school system for many years and was always amazed that entrepreneurship was never taught as a class. In fact, it’s discouraged in favor of the traditional 40-40-40 mindset. You know, get a good education, work 40 hours a week for 40 years and try to retire on 40% of what you couldn’t afford before. Anytime I offered to teach a course on business ownership, I was shot down. After all, I’m third generation in the family business since 1926, what do I know? As a local business owner, when I tried to offer my assistance in the schools, I was constantly told “we can only accept your help if you’re a non-profit organization”. Seriously?

If you feel that you’ve been stuck in a box by the limited mindset that public school has to offer and want to escape, let me help you. Escape the Rat Race, the 40-40-40 scam, the trap that is considered normal. Contact me to learn how you can build a business to be proud of. It doesn’t take a lot of money and it can be done part time. All it takes is the desire to want to be more and to put in the effort to be successful.

Join me for a FREE information session and business meeting to see if you have what it takes.

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Formal Education V Self Education

Thank you to the late great Jim Rohn for this – “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

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I’ve been self-employed since I was 18. Yes, along the way, I have held jobs with other companies, but I remained self-employed at the same time. Now, in many regards, I’m unemployable.

Today, one of my missions is to help other people escape the Rat Race and build their own businesses. There are basically four types of business models (with many sub categories):

  • Manufacturing
  • Distributor
  • Retail
  • Franchise

Whichever model you choose, I can help you get it started properly. Business coaching is the shortcut to making sure you don’t waste money and become another statistic on the business roadkill highway.

If you have toyed with the idea of becoming an entrepreneur, contact me. Maybe it’s right for you and maybe it’s not. Let’s see if you have what it takes.

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Who wants to be a Millionaire?

genz3a-cropIf I offered you an opportunity to build a business, gave you free coaching and tons of support, showed you a step-by-step proven blueprint for how to be successful, and helped you create a 5-year plan to become a millionaire…would you be interested in learning more?

My name is Matt Randall. I’m a business coach with over 30 years of experience helping people set and achieve goals. I’m looking for 10 highly motivated and hard-working GEN-Zr’s (the 18-25 year old group) who want to be the next generation of millionaires by age 30. This is no joke, and it will take hard work, but it can be done. In fact, I’ll introduce you to others who have already reached that goal using this system.

For complete details and days/times for the next business meeting, visit my EVENTS page.

Public Speaking Tip #6

Just do your job.do your job

When people say they are afraid of public speaking, what they commonly mean is that they are afraid of being embarrassed in front of a group. That’s completely understandable. Nobody enjoys feeling silly or being thought of as a fool.

Something I learned almost 30 years ago in Dale Carnegie Public Speaking was the idea that “What the audience is thinking about you is none of your business.” This takes a moment to digest, but realize that if you are on stage, you are there for a reason. You have a job to do and the more you worry about what is going in everyone else’s head, the less you are able to focus on doing your job. The audience is there to be educated, entertained, informed, amazed, or whatever you job is. Just do your job and stop worrying about what they are thinking.

What makes people nervous is the thought that the audience is going to criticize every word they say. Unless you are a politician, the audience is usually there to support you and they want you do well. They want you to be the expert that you are. They want you to do your job, so just get up there and do it. You will be great!

“So, what if I make a mistake?” Just keep on truckin’. Keep doing your job. It’s OK and the audience will support you as long as you keep doing your job. Mistakes will happen and it’s how you handle the mistakes with grace and poise that will have the audience sending you positive energy. I’ve seen many presenters lose their notes, have technology glitches, or break down in tears to the point where they can’t even speak. The audience was always there with warm applause and cheers of support…as long as they pulled it together and did their job.

So, stop worrying about what is going in their heads and keep yours together. You have a job to do and you will be great. Just do it!

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If you would like some assistance preparing for your big presentation, contact me. Public speaking can and should be fun. Maybe I can help.

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Just added another player to the team…let’s welcome Bill Cutrer from Seapoint Digital. At Seapoint, Bill “builds digital marketing campaigns that work. We use cutting edge tools such as Hubspot Raven, MOZ, and Radian6 to make adjustments in ongoing campaigns. We effectively build Adwords and Digital Ad Campaigns that continue to improve with our tightening the bolts.”

Prepare to make copious notes and bring lots of questions. This event will blow your mind.

REGISTER HERE

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The 411 on 1-1’s-part two

The 411 on 1-1’s – meeting #5

In the previous post about 1-1 meetings (review here) we discussed how the first 4 meetings with a networking partner should be handled. Now, let’s make a few assumptions.

  • 121Assuming that you have established KLT (Know/Like/Trust) with your referral partner
  • And, you understand their business well
  • And, you have been able to find a few referrals for them (hopefully they have for you as well)

…what more would you have to discuss?

Well…plenty. Using the CANEI principle (Constant And Never-Ending Improvement) you need to assess whether the referrals you are passing are actually resulting in closed business.

Meeting #5 is a quality control check up.

In this meeting, you review the referrals that have been passed and ask some very important questions. Assuming that you track your referrals, you present your list and check off each in this fashion:

  • I sent you a referral to Jennifer.
  • Did you contact her?
  • Did she make an appointment with you?
  • Did that turn into a sale for you?
  • Was she a good referral for you?
  • Do you want more referrals like this one?
  • Is there anything I could do to find better referrals for you?
  • Who do you want to meet next?

From this quality control check up you can make changes and improvements. Without it, you may be sending leads, not qualified referrals (the subject of another post), or it’s possible that you are sending the wrong type of referrals.

I recommend doing regular QC check ups as often as you can.

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If you would like more information about networking more effectively, contact me.