[FUEL] What story do your numbers tell you?

By Dawn Shuler Every year I’ve done somewhat of a review of my business for the last year. Usually, it’s revolved around revenue, including my most profitable service or program revenue streams and my highest grossing clients. I also plan what programs I’m going to offer in the next 6-12 months, and plan my marketing and launches around that. Smart business indeed. Well, as the maximizer that I am, this year I put all of that together and added a few pieces. Here’s what I have to say about doing the business review. Sometimes, you can be afraid to look at certain things in your business, either because you perceive failure or because you would rather hide your head in the sand. I’m here to tell you that the numbers have a story to tell, and that story isn’t always a scary one, no matter what fear you might have
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[FUEL] 3 Simple Steps for Entrepreneurial Success

One characteristic that seems to be universal for entrepreneurs is that we have ideas. Not just an idea here or there, but a TON of ideas. Ideas every day. Multiple ideas in a day. You probably understand that you can’t act upon and bring to fruition every single idea. You have to be selective. Some ideas will work; others won’t. So, then you are stuck in a dilemma: do you take action or not? Not all ideas are worthy of taking to their end game, but how do you figure out which ideas are worthy? And so you might stay stuck, and you may not follow many ideas at all. Your success as an entrepreneur depends upon your continual growth, evolution, and forward movement. And your ideas are how that growth, evolution, and movement manifest. Here’s my simple Success Plan for Entrepreneurs: Have an idea Act upon said idea Follow
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[FUEL] Don’t Rely on Yourself to Get Things Done. Create External Motivators

“An object in motion will stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. An object at rest will stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.” You know how it works… if it’s up to you get something done – and no one is relying on it – you procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate… And it doesn’t get done. But the second that you’re responsible to someone else and someone is depending upon you to get it done, man, you’ve never seen yourself be so productive. One of my coaching clients was invited to write a chapter for a textbook on coaching. We spent weeks on what she wanted to say, how she might present the information, mind maps, creating a writing lifestyle, writing goals. But not really a chapter written. The moment the editors established a deadline… BOOM! The entire chapter was written. It’s the war of
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