We all have these huge inspirational thoughts that can change the world. The problem is that when you have such big ideas you never know where to begin.
The majority of us are going big but going nowhere.
The question then becomes how can we help these people and how can we help ourselves? It all starts with the popular political saying, think globally and act locally.
The following are 3 articles that discuss the need to think big and then break it down to take action on a more local level. Think broad and get a broad base of understanding.
Security is a Think Globally, Act Locally Proposition
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Before RSA expanded to take up the entire Moscone, before Blackhat grew to amazing proportions, before even Defcon became a big time event, there were local meetups to talk about security. Often looked at as a gathering …
Think Global, Act Local: Glocalise Your Online Marketing
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How can you market globally and locally? Learn all about Jon Payne’s strategy for ‘glocalisation’ with an emphasis on UK digital marketing strategies.
Think global, act local with your customers | Lean back
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Your customer experience has to speak the local language, and more.
I was reading The Financial Times as I was getting ready to head out and it got me thinking about the big picture. Don’t get stuck in your bubble. You’ve got to think globally. Expand your vision.
Tai Lopez is an entrepreneur, author, investor, and has a well know program call the 67 Steps. At least twice per week Tai also does a podcast which is on his iTunes channel called The Tai Lopez Show “Grand Theory of Everything”.
Outside of the political spectrum and at the level where ideas are all created the most important stage is the beginning.
The beginning matters so much because this foundational start of an idea is where it is made or where it is broken.
Many people try to escape the struggle of turning an idea into something real. But the truth is that there’s no escaping the struggle.
You must do the foundational work.
No matter how big your idea you have to start at the beginning. You have to start at the level where you can have an immediate and big effect.
That is why in politics people focus on the grassroots touching the base.
Even with your ideas you must start on the bottom floor, and you must focus on actions that will help you build a strong foundation.
It is so easy to get lost in the aspirational aspects of our dreams and our big ideas.
It is fun to live there momentarily, but experience tells us that fantasizing about the end game does not get us the results that we need.
My life and ideas started with a process that I created and it became a template that I apply to all of my new ideas. What this allows me to do is to dream freely but have a process to take those dreams and to cut them into tiny slices where they can become reality.
All of us need a framework and a process to change those big ideas into workable actions. My challenge to you is to create your template your framework that you can use to make sure that your ideas do not die inside of you.
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Conviction is important. You must feel the force of your message if you want people to follow you. Love this quote.
The Scheduling Institute is a dental consulting firm based in Georgia.
It was founded by Jay Geier in 1997 and more than a decade after that the Scheduling Institute continues to soar high.
It started as a dental consulting firm, but today it offers a wide array of services to dentists all over the world.
It hosts over 300 dental practice training every month. The training takes place in one of the training centers of the Scheduling Institute which are located in Atlanta and Phoenix.
For clients who cannot make it in the training center for some reasons, the training can be done right in the comfort of their dental office.
Jay Geier has a team of certified dental specialist who flies five million miles every year to dental offices anywhere in the world.
Various training programs are offered to suit the particular needs of the clients, which include dental marketing strategies, telephone training, new patient experience training, hygiene production maximization, associate training, and so on.
Following is a good article published on Dental Economics which did a profile on Scheduling Institute and Jay Geier’s success.
There’s more to the SI story, however. After years of offering only the New Patient Focus/Telephone Training Program, Jay realized that he was creating friction in dental practices by increasing new patients and concentrating only on the front desk. A practice would plug into the program, get the front desk staff trained and certified, and see a big spike in new patients, but none of the other areas could keep pace because they did not have systems in place. Now, SI works with every area of the practice – front desk, assistants, hygienists, team leaders, marketing directors, and associates. Read the complete write-up……..
The Scheduling Institute became very famous because of Jay Geier’s “New Patient Generation System.” it targets the front desk staff, specifically the ways the staff handle inquiry calls, setting an appointment, and handling patients who visit the office.
It gives emphasis to the responsibility and liability of the staff in increasing new patient generation.
Jay Geier published an article on dentistryiq.com giving 3 phone tips. Following are some of that article:
Three phone tips that will bring in new patients
Tip 1: Answer the phone during normal business hours.
Tip 2: Set the tone that the patient is No. 1.
Tip 3: Speed up your scheduling.
Here is another article on answering the phone at the office – How to Answer the Phone Politely
If you are looking for ways to grow your dental practice, then seek help from the Scheduling Institute.
It is expert in coming up with effective dental practice solutions.
The competition in the dental practice is very stiff, and so dentists should think of methods to innovate their practice and stand out from the rest.
The Scheduling Institute is one of the trusted names in dental marketing solution. It has been in the industry for more than a decade now and has successfully helped thousands of dentists all over the world.
Entrepreneurs are very important people in the field of business. If you want your business to thrive, you must be ready to work hard and ensure that you have achieved all the goals that you wish to achieve.
As an entrepreneur, you should be prepared to face various challenges and develop the right mind that will help you in solving some of these issues successfully.
You will also enjoy a lot of success if you can work towards your goals and achieve them. Everything will work for you as long as you maintain a good relationship with your employees. This article aims at giving you the various important ideas regarding the important daily habits of the successful entrepreneurs.
Author Garrett Gunderson, the founder and Chief Wealth Architect of WealthFactory.com, and a financial advocate for entrepreneurs –
At one time I was the host of a daily radio show. Often I’d invite successful entrepreneurs and NY Times bestselling authors on the air to discuss the “secrets” to their success–and do you know what the most common answer was?
Over and over again I discovered that successful entrepreneurs and NY Times Bestselling authors—like Stephen M. R. Covey and Hal Elrod—have a daily habit to help them produce at their best and stay centered in abundance. The actual habit varied from person to person, but the themes were similar. They all dealt with staying mentally, physically and spiritually fit. Read more…http://www.forbes.com/sites/garrettgunderson/2015/10/22/the-daily-power-habit-top-entrepreneurs-and-ny-times-bestselling-authors-swear-by/
Garrett also shares the important things he does daily that he feels keeps him productive and successful. Very good article. Check out Garrett Gunderson’s Wealth Factory’s YouTube Channel.
The key thing to being successful in the various activities in your business is by ensuring that you have the ability to control your emotions.
Whether anger or sadness or hatred towards some employees, you should be able to control these emotions and ensure that you can work as you had planned.
Avoiding emotions will give the customers a better shopping experience, and your employees will also be happy while conducting various important activities in the business.
One of the habits that have made the entrepreneurs successful is the fact that they can improve employees relations via giving them compliments any chance you can. For employees to work to their best, you must show a sign of appreciation.
Therefore, praising your employees on a daily basis will ensure that you have achieved all your goals, and improve the work environment. Giving praise to employees shall motivate them thus improving morale and will improve productivity when they perform various critical services in your business.
Successful entrepreneurs are always seeking feedback from their customers and their employees. Seeking feedback shall help you in discovering the various important things that you and your business need to improve on.
This will help you reach your goals and help in improving both your customer loyalty and reducing employee turnover.
The Basics of a Meaningful Employee Satisfaction Survey
When it comes to employee engagement, every company should design an employee satisfaction survey that captures some of the characteristics of its industry, the way the company is organized and any other issues that are uniquely important. Go here to read the full article.…
I found this statement very important.
You must find a way to guarantee participation, but because it is critical that you receive open and frank responses, you also need to assure employees that their responses will remain anonymous.
One of the important things done by the successful entrepreneurs is that they ensure that they have carried out all the necessary marketing strategies. They carry out various procedures in the field of social media marketing and develop their sites adequately using the Search Engine Optimization. Growth is the cornerstone of any business.
So in your list of goals you are aiming to be a rich and successful person. This is a pretty standard wish that people have yet most do nothing to make it into a reality. Our question is what exactly have you done to make yourself rich? Why aren’t you rich? These are the types of questions that most people do not want to answer but answering these question are very important. Knowing why you haven’t been successful will help show you where you need to improve.
How useful would information and tips from a millionaire be to you? How about learning from someone who is successful at exactly what you want to do? Would that not be valuable to you? This is exactly what the Tai Lopez Millionaire Mentor Academy will do for you. It will put you into position with the information that seems to be hidden from you. It will show you how others have done it so that you can implement some of the things that they have done to be successful. Connect with Tai on his Linkedin profile – connect to Tai now.
In this following video, which is a recording of a talk at a local Tedx event, Tai Lopez talks about the importance of having a mentor to give you advice.
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Tai Lopez shares his life rule of 33%. Spend a third of your time withe people you can mentor, a third with those on your level, and a third with people who can mentor you.
Tai’s personal plan of 33% is excellent. Finding that person who is 10X more successful than you as your mentor is brilliant. Are you ready to persevere? Are you ready to do everything possible to “Get The Good Life”. Are you ready to read to “Get The Good Life”.
Talking and dreaming about being successful is so much easier than putting in the work that it takes to be successful. How badly do you want it? What are you willing to give up to reach your dreams? How much time and money are you willing to invest? You can close this article and forget about all your dreams if you are not prepared to sacrifice for your dreams. People who make it are willing to sacrifice just about anything to make it. What are you willing to invest to make your dreams come true?
If you have what it takes, if you are willing to invest in yourself, if you are willing to give it your all, then the Tai Lopez Millionaire Mentor Academy will definitely help you achieve your goals. (Note: You can follow the author on Facebook here.)Our suggestion is for you to get started now. Do not waste time thinking about getting started but just get started. Sometimes you just have to make a choice and jump into something that can change your life for the better. So sign up now and start the process to making your dreams into a reality. There is no other choice for people who are serious.
Elder care is in great demand and will be for the next 20+ years or more. We can owe this to a large amount of aging baby boomers and their parents. All across the nation there is a need for elder care services, and you will easily find that your senior care business will have no shortage of clients who are thankful for your services. As the the demographics of our population swift toward more elderly what are the care options for the aging? They are 1. Senior Housing, 2. Assisted Living, and 3. Home Care. BrightStar Care franchises fit perfectly into this growing market.
We do our best work when we are proud and find purpose in what we are doing. You will find pride and purpose in operating a BrightStar Care franchise. You will be running a business that helps families take care of their aging loved ones.
You will be responsible for helping an elderly person remain in their home so that they are not stripped away from the memories that they built in their home. You will be doing something that matters and that will make coming to work not just about profit but about purpose. When you have that purpose, you will do whatever it takes to make your business grow as much as it possibly can.
Not everyone attracted to this industry will have the right attributes and mindset to own a franchise. Many people with the right mind and heart will see that this is the perfect business for them. But there are financial requirements that act as a gatekeeper. These financial qualifications are not to be exclusionary but to ensure that when a BrightStar Care franchise is opened in an area, that it stays open and does not close due to the lack of financial resources.
As you can see, for the right person this is the perfect franchise opportunity. It is a franchise opportunity that offers plenty of training to ensure success. It is in an industry that is on an upward growth curve for the next 20 years or more. It is a business needed in most communities around the United States. The aging populace will ensure that you will have a strong client base for many decades to come. It is a business that you will be happy and proud to run, and the work that you do will matter.
BrightStar Care’s Co-Founder and CEO, Shelly Sun had a vision and began franchising in 2005. Her business has grown to over a $300 million with franchises in over 300 locations.
Being a leader in the home care franchise business Shelly has currently been at the forefront of opposing an NLRB Joint-Employer ruling. This latest anti-business ruling by the National Labor Relations Board has the franchise industry worried that this ruling could be the end of the independent business model.
See this article to learn some of what is happening and how Shelly Sun is involved: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150916006605/en/#.VftER_QhFdU.
When it comes to the recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) joint-employer ruling, there is a clear line drawn in the sand. On one side, those that believe the franchisor should be held liable for routine business decisions of individual franchisees and on the other, those that believe that this type of ruling could abolish the independent business model all together.
“The recent decision is not taking all of the factors into consideration if it was applied to the franchise business model and that is the way the NLRB is signaling that it may go,” says Sun. “NLRB overreach and new definition of joint employer applied to the franchising business model would mean that franchisees are no longer the decision makers which makes it harder for them to grow and prevents them from ultimately hiring more employees.”
If you would like to learn more about how this Democratic, Obama-appointed NLRB ruling is putting the franchising business model at great risk, read this report “Opportunity at Rick“.
Below is a video of a BrightStar Care franchise owner, just the type of independent businessperson this ruling affects.
It is common knowledge that the success of any business is highly pegged on the amount marketing done as well as the marketing strategies employed. There is no running short of marketing ideas, and as we progress, more and sometimes better marketing strategies are being developed.
This translates to an ultra-competitive business environment that requires the deployment of the best marketing strategies available to every firm. Medical practitioners experience the same level of completion. Sometimes a higher level of competition can be experienced as many patients tend to be loyal to their doctors, thus attaining new patients to drive up growth can be a daunting task.
This is quite commonly experienced by dental practitioners, due to the competitive nature of this field. However, services from Jay Geier’s Scheduling Institute can help in turning things around.
To generate growth and sustained profitability is a mammoth task that even the best practitioners are faced with. Upon opening practices, many of them rack in profits as the practice attracts more and more patience. The growth curve in the early stages seem to be healthy, and profits soar month after month. Things, however, change when there are no more patients to drive up growth. The profits start to plateau while the running and maintenance costs seem to rise over time. It is at this point that changing the marketing strategy becomes paramount.
Jay Geier’s Scheduling Institute provide the best alternative in terms of marketing. They help dental practices to use their staff efficiently while using them as a marketing tool.
The Scheduling Institute was established by Jay Geier in 19977 with a sole focus on helping practices answer phone calls in the best way to enhance their ability to drum up more schedule appointments. This remains the main focus and the main marketing strategy used by the Institute. However, they have diversified their list of services they provide to a more comprehensive marketing strategies beyond the way to answer phone calls. They provide various on-site staff training, custom advising services, coaching events and seminars that are geared towards ensuring that every practice can garner as many schedule appointment as possible.
One of the major tools that are used by Jay Geier at the Scheduling Institute is the Inbound Call Tracker.
This particular service is aimed at providing practices with the means to track the performance of the staff, the performance and effectiveness of the marketing strategies deployed and more importantly a guide on the best marketing strategies to use. This particular tool also helps you to categorize calls and sort them out in different categories. It also helps the dental practice know the best performing person in the staff team. Additionally, it helps to identify the caller ID of missed calls or calls unanswered calls as well.
The technical aspect of this service involve clinics being given a routing number by Scheduling Institute. When phones calls are made, they are routed to the clinic and the clinic staff answers as usual. Additionally, the calls are monitored by an auditor whose main function is to evaluate the call. A report on the quality of the call is made by the auditor. Further auditing by the clinic practitioners is possible since the phone calls are recorded. Many members of the staff will make a conscious decision and effort to perform better due to these frequent audits.
Hygiene training is a more recent offering of the Scheduling Institute as it was established in 2011. It offers training that is aimed at training Dental Hygienists. The training is offered by certified Training Specialists who the Scheduling Institution vets, trains and certifies. The main focus of this training is to provide training in areas of patient retention and increasing productivity among staff members.
The main product under this category include aspects of new patient generation, team building, improving patient experience marketing and many other aspects that make up a total of 26 types of on-site training. This particular service is offered in the entire U.S and a list of other countries including England, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, Latvia and Puerto Rico.
With a combination of these services, a dental practice can position itself for growth and development. The growth and development terms of the patient number that in turn generate the bigger profit margins. If you are running a dental practice, and your profitability is in the doldrums, you can help to steam forward your practice by using Jay Geier’s Scheduling Institute’s services. They provide you with one of the best ways to streamline your practice. Additionally, their A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a testament of their efficiency in service provision.
You suffer a personal injury when you get injured or have any harm done to you, because of the actions of others. This is where personal injury law firms come into the picture and they will be of help to people who have received such injuries. This practice is called tort practice, and a tort is essentially an act performed by someone, which has resulted in injuries to any party, which then allows them to claim compensation for the injury. Attorneys who specialize in tort law, will act on the behalf of the injured party and help them to recover any losses they may have suffered, monetarily, as a result of the wrong action of the party that is being sued. This will quite often require legal action and the attorneys will represent the injured party in such court proceedings.
One of the first steps that attorneys of these firms take before taking on such cases is to examine the legal issues in the case, and gauge the possibilities of recovering compensation for the person who has been wronged. A simple accident can lead to the opposite party being sued for negligence, intentionally causing emotional distress and many other kinds of behavior that could help in claiming compensation. The attorneys will investigate the causes of the actions and the circumstances in which they occurred. They may rely on outside experts and investigators, to analyse and obtain evidence that can help to prove the negligence. This allows them to prove a prima facie case, or that which is true when first looked at.
The attorneys at the personal injury law firms will then proceed to identify the damages that their client has suffered as a result of the wrongful action, and determine a monetary value. This is then presented to the opposite side, the party alleged to have caused the wrongful action, and can even be negotiated with it, so that time in court can be avoided. These values have to be justified to the legal counsel of the opposite party and in court, during any trial of the case. These can include:
• Present and future medical expenses
• Pain and suffering
• Economic loss
• Emotional loss
The costs of receiving medical treatment for the injuries caused, as well as any future costs for therapy can be recovered as part of compensation. Lawyers of these firms also negotiate with doctors and other institutions to settle outstanding bills, while the case is pending.
Injuries can cause psychological damages that do change the life of the injured person, and compensation can be claimed for these damages. Often people involved in accidents will find it difficult to go back to their normal routine, out of a fear of it recurring and this is the damage that is required to be compensated.
Injuries can result in a person having to stop working and lose the capacity to earn a living. This loss can be claimed as compensation. These amounts can be quite high in cases, where such disabilities become permanent, and it is up to the lawyers of the personal injury law firms to prove this to the competent authorities, if their claim has to be justified.
Accidents can cause death of loved ones, and survivors of such accidents are also in a position to demand that they be compensated for this loss of companionship.
The final goal of injury law firms has to be to see that the claims of their clients are paid and all losses compensated. This at times requires intense negotiation, or mediation. Litigation has always to be thought of as a last step, as court procedures can be lengthy and costly.