In a recent blog I wrote from my Opportunity Hour interview with Brad Peterson, CTO/CIO of NASDAQ, we spent time diagnosing what exponential growth means for businesses and organizations. Not only that, but we also discussed the many ways to unlock exponential growth, or the nonlinear process it takes to obtain that level of accelerated advancement in your industry. It is safe to assume that most business leaders and C-suite executives want to be positive in their outlook on exponential growth and how to attain it. They look at the opportunities in front of them as always being possible, especially if they are Anticipatory Leaders at Anticipatory Organizations. They assess Hard Trend future certainties providing them a roadmap to those opportunities and an ability to see potential issues. However, what is more infrequently explored is the reality of the obstacles and constraints that leaders face when reaching for the world of exponential growth. On paper,…
Posted On Tuesday, 28 February 2023 00:00 Written by
The Mentoring Mindset requires the commitment of providing and exceptional experience to those you serve. All of us know what a perfect transaction looks like, at least we should, but can and do we deliver this experience time after time? Consistency is challenging, but it is the foundation of your process to be seen as the exceptional provider in your market. In order to be that exceptional provider, you must be committed to that process. Once we have our own exceptional experience defined and delivered, you need to share the message that it is your commitment to deliver that exceptional experience and that falling short of such, will be deemed a failure! Your clients and referral partners need to be aware of that commitment! You have to explain it, and expect if anyone feels you are falling short, they need to contact you immediately and share with you what needs…
Posted On Monday, 27 February 2023 00:00 Written by
The future is uncertain and no one is able to predict it . . . right?  Then how do some businesses find significance in their industries, succeed, and adapt to a changing and disruptive world? Moreover, why do some others fall completely flat in this task and nearly lose everything? How do you as a business leader ensure that your company is one that prospers and grows? Over the decades that I have researched industry and worldwide disruptions caused by digital technology and other transformations, I have found something notable. There are key principles that those aforementioned successful and significant businesses employ to ensure they are charging ahead of their competition in the ever-changing landscape in front of them.
These principles can be applied to every industry and every business model as a way to transform an organization and chart its path to future significance. Today, I want to explore some…
Posted On Tuesday, 21 February 2023 00:00 Written by
We have covered the “Rules” as well as the “Tools” of the game in parts one and two. Now, we get into the mechanics behind how we go out and WIN the game! We all must start out looking into what is a win. For everyone it can be different, but here are a few items that should be considered: What is my income target? Do I have a priority between units & dollar volume? What is my time commitment to this effort? Do I have a team or am I going solo? Where do I want my business to come from? Who is my customer?   Without clearly understanding what winning looks like, it is impossible to make a plan on achieving that outcome. The next part of this is breaking down the actual math behind the effort/outcome equation. Results are not often instantaneous; they are likely a result…
Posted On Monday, 20 February 2023 00:00 Written by
In an era of budget, time, and labor constraints, is it possible to sell your ideas and concepts (which often require money, time, and labor to implement) to the CEO, CFO, board of directors, or whoever is in charge of the final decision? The answer is yes! You can sell your ideas up; it simply depends on how you frame the opportunity. First things first: When you’re selling your ideas up, don’t talk about the idea itself. While that may sound strange, it’s the primary sales rule that most people break. Yes, you love your ideas and think they’re great, but not everyone loves the same things as you. And when you’re selling your ideas to others, you can’t focus on your preferences. Rather, you have to focus on the other person. Here’s how you do that.
Tune into the Pain of the Person You’re Talking To Forget about yourself…
Posted On Tuesday, 14 February 2023 00:00 Written by
I get asked all the time about the “best tools” an originator can have, or what works “best” for doing certain tasks, and to be honest, I can only quote a famous line: “everything works, and nothing doesn’t!” Simply put, while its nice to have all the latest and greatest technology, it’s likely that technology isn’t the issue, it’s the assumption that the technology is the driver of the result, and NOTHING could be further from the truth! A treadmill that sits in the corner of the bedroom covered in clothes doesn’t help you stay in shape. In fact, it likely has the reverse impact, you start to feel guilty about spending the money and not doing the work, so you create stress in your life which will never produce the desired result. Tools don’t work by themselves! If they did, nobody would need loan originators and if we did,…
Posted On Monday, 13 February 2023 00:00 Written by
If you're injured in a slip and fall accident, you need a personal injury lawyer on your side. Skilled California personal injury lawyers can help you achieve the compensation you need to rebuild your life. Carpenter & Zuckerman lawyers are experienced in handling car accident cases. We know the legal process and how to get the best possible results for our clients. Our team will work diligently to find evidence that will support your case and help you recover damages. Common Personal Injury Claims handled in California The most common personal injury claims involve auto accidents, workplace accidents, and wrongful death. In California, personal injury claims are the most common types of lawsuits filed. According to the National Center for State Courts, personal injury claims are filed in every county in the state. The most common personal injury claims in California are: 1.Car accidents 2.Bicycle accidents 3.Slip and falls 4.Medical…
Posted On Tuesday, 07 February 2023 09:39 Written by
Step one of this five-part Mentoring Series is called “Rules of the Game”. The reason is pretty straight forward, if you don’t know the rules of the game you are playing, you are likely to be outplayed by someone who does. This business can be challenging enough all by itself, don’t help your competition by not fully understanding the rules; DOMINATE them by MASTERING THEM! Like any sport, there are rules, hard and fast, the very parameters by which the game can be played, and by failure to exploit them, lose a key advantage. Most mortgage professionals fall prey to only knowing what they were shown, but never go beyond that to see what is possible. When exposed to all the things that are possible, they can learn to master a system and a series of “plays” (processes), that will help them far outpace their competition. The key is to…
Posted On Monday, 06 February 2023 00:00 Written by
What does the term “culture” mean? For many, it is possible that they envision the word representing a race, ethnicity, or religion. The reality is that culture is actually much more complex than most realize, especially when it pertains to a business or organization, and what defines culture at a business or organization is how they serve customers and significantly improve the world. In this month’s Opportunity Hour: Conversations with the Masters, I had the privilege to meet with a longtime friend of mine and esteemed colleague Scott McCain. Scott is a customer experience and sales expert who prepares companies and individual contributors to create distinction from the inside out and achieve iconic status—something we want to explore thoroughly in today’s blog. Both Scott McCain and I have a similar goal: help clients create more compelling connections, provide ultimate customer experiences, and stand out personally and professionally in lasting ways. To do this,…
Posted On Tuesday, 31 January 2023 00:00 Written by
When you have suffered an injury caused by someone else, you may be able to obtain compensation through a personal injury claim. Depending on the details of your case, damages could include medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and the cost of future medical treatments. If you have been seriously injured in an accident, it is important to have Rockford personal injury lawyer on your side.  A lawyer can help you deal with the insurance company and make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Even if you are not sure whether or not you need a lawyer, it is always a good idea to consult with one. A consultation is usually free, and it will give you a chance to learn more about your rights and options. Identifying the At-Fault Party One of the first steps in gathering evidence for your personal injury case is determining who was at fault…
Posted On Monday, 30 January 2023 13:17 Written by
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