Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Fast Lessons for Smart Entrepreneurs

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Fast Lessons For Smart Entrepreneurs

Hope you’re fantastic – and jumping all over the opportunities that this time of volatility and uncertainty has given to Remarkable Entrepreneurs.

I recorded a 3 minute training video for you from Moscow that not only will re-inspire you and give you some valuable insights to grow a great company – it’ll also show you how stunningly beautiful the city is:

 

Watch the “Fast Lessons for Smart Entrepreneurs” video right now:


I also wanted to remind you that the special early bird rate for The Remarkable Entrepreneur SuperConference 2012 is still available for a LIMITED period of time. This 2 day summit with me is widely considered one of the world’s best training programs for entrepreneurs who want to build fast growth companies in turbulent times. It’ll also transform your mindset and personal life. You definitely want to join me and the other entrepreneurs coming from over 50 countries.

We’re headed for a completely sold-out event so go ahead and click here to register at the special early bird price before it’s too late: http://www.theremarkableentrepreneur.com/

Stay great and speak soon,

Robin Sharma

P.S. Remember, ordinary entrepreneurs love leisure. Remarkable Entrepreneurs love leading. If you want to double your profits, triple your rate of learning – so you know more and do more. Grab a seat for The Remarkable Entrepreneur SuperConference while you still can: http://www.theremarkableentrepreneur.com/

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Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Unleash Your Inner EntrepreneurThis month I invite you to focus on unleashing your inner entrepreneur so you innovate, execute and deliver results at a level called wow.

First, here are 5 Brain Tattoos to play with:

1) To have the results that ultra-successful performers have, you need to be willing to do the things that only ultra-successful people are willing to do.

2) The discomfort of change is always better than the heartbreak of complacency.

3) What the victim calls Genius, the true entrepreneur knows as practice.

4) Education is inoculation against disruption.

5) There’s zero point in masterfully doing the wrong things.

Second, I’ve recorded this quick learning video from my hotel room on a recent tour to help you win in your work.

Watch it now:


In Leadership,

Robin Sharma

P.S. I’ve put together a fantastic resource with some of my bestselling audio programs and an eBook called the “Become Remarkably Successful Digital Bundle” to help you play at your absolute best (you save 20% when you order before April 2nd). Take your business and life to a completely new level: http://www.robinsharma.com/store/become-remarkably-successful

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Are You Bulletproofed Against The Mess That’s Coming?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Bullet-ProofedSorry I haven’t been in touch with you as much as usual. I was on a speaking tour to Kenya, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and South Africa in July and finishing up the manuscript to my new book The Secret Letters of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, the sequel to the original Monk book. But I wanted to connect with you given the turmoil the global economy’s in. And to offer you a free training video I just recorded that I hope will save you from some of the painful experiences entrepreneurs just like you are about to experience as things get worse.

Many thought leaders are saying we’re back into a serious recession. Some are expecting a depression as early as 2013 (2012 will be pretty challenging for ordinary entrepreneurs). Jobs are being slashed, many European countries are sinking in debt, America’s Triple A rating has been downgraded and people are scared. And I have a sense things are truly about to get much worse. In a recent issue of FORTUNE, respected economist Nouriel Roubini was quoted as saying, “Things are to be much more difficult than they have ever been.” So let’s protect ourselves and take the action we need to take to get prepared.

I’ve been advising my private coaching clients (mostly billionaire level entrepreneurs) as well as our corporate clients like GE, IBM, The Coca-Cola Company and FedEx to bulletproof their businesses using an ultra-powerful system I shared publicly for the first time at a sold-out event I hosted this past June. The event was called The Remarkable Entrepreneur SuperConference and I walked the participants who were able to get a seat through my powerful step-by-step System to accelerate profits in a bad economy – and quickly grow the business of their dreams.

To help you win in these uncertain times, I’ve recorded this super-practical free video based on the System where I share THE 5 FASTEST WAYS TO RECESSION-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS. Click here to watch it now: http://www.robinsharma.com/recession-proof.php

Don’t listen to the fearmongers. In this “age of dramatic distraction” stay focused on doing the few things that will accelerate your profits, wow your customers and create a business that’s awesome (and makes the world a better place!). The reality is: this is the single best time in history to be an entrepreneur and do the work you love.

Hope this helps. I’ll be in touch.

Robin Sharma

P.S. The free training video also explains a powerful technique to help you avoid having to cut your costs to keep your customers as well as the best way to innovate versus become obsolete. Click here to watch it now: http://www.robinsharma.com/recession-proof.php

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The Business of Business (in dangerous economic times)

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Business of BusinessSure growing your business is about delivering astounding value to as many people as possible. Of course scaling your enterprise has to do with increasing profits+reach+impact. But my suggestion is, above all else, the primary purpose of business is people.

Herb Kelleher, the founder of Southwest Airlines once said, “the business of business is people”. Ultimately, your business will stand or fall on the ability of your team to forge relationships with your customers. To connect with human beings. To be so staggeringly excellent and caring and ethical that the human beings you serve are reminded about what’s best in the world. An example.

Yesterday morning I was looking for a place to have an early morning coffee in the neighborhood where I work (I usually make my daily cup at our office but wanted a walk). I’d been putting the final touches on the manuscript for my new book “The Secret Letters of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” and needed a break.

I found a hip little place that seemed real, compelling and authentically Italian. It was early and a woman was just opening the door. The lights were still off. No one else was around.  “Closed” still hung in the window.

With a large smile and the subtle wave of her hand she said, “Good morning, please come in.” No “we’re not open yet” or “come back later”.

She flipped on the lights. Turned on the music. And proceeded to joyfully make one of the single best cafe Americanos I’ve experienced in many years. She then raved about her chocolate croissants and said, “they’ll be ready in 15 minutes. I’ll give you one for free. I’m not letting you leave here without trying one.” Seriously.

We talked about our mutual love of Italy, our common lust for superb coffee and our basic belief that all people matter. And that every moment in front of another human being is a chance to express your values. And make a difference.

“You know,” she said, “people come in here wanting WiFi so they can surf the Net. I tell them we don’t have that here. This place is about connecting. And conversations. And people. Some leave. Most stay.”

As we enter a period of intense economic disruption, it’s blindingly obvious that those businesses that take care of their customers are the ones that will survive-and thrive. But don’t just do it because it’s smart for business. Do it because it’s one of the best ways I know of to improve the world.

Keep Leading Without A Title.

Robin Sharma

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Launch Beta and Then Iterate

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Launch Beta Then IterateOne of the world’s best known software companies has a fascinating way of doing things: they launch a fairly good yet unperfected product (a “beta” product) and then they start the iteration/improvement process to clean up the bugs. Each new version (2.0/3.0 etc) is better than the previous one and eventually they grow closer to getting it to a place called Flawless. Fascinating way of doing things.

This approach allows the organization to be an intense hub of product releases – and to often be the first to market while their competitors quietly toil away in obscurity, hoping to reach perfection before they offer their software to the world. And it gives the company a valuable psychological advantage because they are constantly bringing value to those who keep them in business.

Yes, I completely agree with the arguments saying “but why send less than perfect products out to customers?” etc. Offering your stakeholders nothing less than your absolute best is a great way to build a “durable competitive advantage”, to use Warren Buffet’s words. But playing with the idea behind the approach is definitely a valuable exercise for anyone interested in leadership and exceptionalism.

So, let me ask you, where do you hold back from releasing to the world because you are waiting to reach perfection versus sending out beta – and then iterating (and fixing the bugs)?

Is it a new service that you know would help your clients?

Is it that book you’ve always wanted to write?

Is it a project that you are certain would change the game for your business?

Maybe the answer is to model Nike’s old tag line and JDI: Just Do It. Just get it out. Just launch it. Just shout it out from the mountaintop. And then, start the process of making it an eventual masterpiece.

Keep Leading Without A Title.

Robin Sharma

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