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5 Reasons you want to join the Speaking Business Masterclass

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5 Reasons you want to join the Speaking Business Masterclass

By Douglas Vermeeren, CEO Speaking Business Masterclass

The speaking and coaching industry is one of the fastest growing opportunities in the world today. There are so many amazing individuals with expertise to share. The world that we live in makes this the best time in the history of the world to learn from others and share specific information to create powerful outcomes.

However while many people are primed to share their content as speakers, teachers, trainers and coaches they do not understand that speaking is a business. They have all the skills required to share their content, but they lack an understanding of how to make an impact as a business. 

They could really use support with such things as finding events to speak at, creating the right products, selling from the stage, building brand loyalty, Using the media to create their brand and position themselves as experts. Naturally all of these skills and many others are not taught by in the general marketplace. And these necessary skills are precisely what hold back the best speakers from being recognized for their expertise. 

As you’ve probably noticed in the speaking marketplace it’s not always the best content and speaker that is recognized as the authority. It is those who understand how the marketplace perceives and positions those authorities. 

For the first time ever there is now a program taught by industry masters as to how you can build your speaking business in the most effective, profitable and influential ways.  While the program shares insight into what to do on stage, it primarily focuses on the things you need to do behind the scenes to shine on stage and beyond. As Stephen Covey said, “Public victories are proceeded by private victories.”

Here are the top five reasons you need to join the Speaking Business Masterclass 

  1. You have great content and deserve to be seen

Too many speakers in today’s marketplace have amazing content to share, but they remain invisible. Too often great speakers and coaches take the approach that as long as they develop great content people will find them. Most likely if you’ve been a speaker for any length of time you know that this approach does not work. In fact, most often it is the better marketer that is recognized as the industry expert rather than the better speaker. 

Most great content providers stay anonymous.  Why is this? Primarily it’s simply because most speaking professionals assume the speaking business is mostly about speaking. They forget that the speaking business is a business first. As a result they don’t know how to tap into the business like the top industry leaders. 

The truth is that if you have good content you deserve to be seen and heard. And if you knew how to tap into the high level platforms like the biggest industry leaders you know you could have expansive internationally profitable businesses like they have. 

The Speaking Business Masterclass can show you how to do that.

2)Speaking Business Masterclass is an exclusive resource with Top Leaders teaching

The Speaking Business Masterclass is very unique for many reasons. Perhaps one fo the most powerful differences between what we do and the few marketplace copycats are that we actually have the very best in the business teaching within our programs.  Not only do our members have the support of some of the best and most well-known speakers in todays marketplace, but we also have some fo the top speaking bureaus, associations and organizations sharing how they select the speakers they work with. 

Not only will you learn from the professionals we bring into our programs but you will have the opportunities to form relationships with them and speak with them or for them.

Some of the names who teach for us include Brain Tracy, Denis Waitley, Bob Proctor, Les Brown, Joe Vitale, John Demartini, Marie Diamond, John Assaraf, Dan Clark, Sharon Lechter, Andy Harrington, David Newman and others. 

In addition, many of our media partners share how to gain media attention for your business. Some of our partners include Success magazine, Law of Attraction magazine, the edge leadership and others.

The Speaking Business Masterclass also has relationships with multiple speaking bureaus, event organizers and associations like the Nationals Speakers Association and others. 

No other speaker training has such extensive relationships to support your success!

3) Speaking Business Masterclass focuses on the business of speaking

We recognize that there are many individuals or groups that are trying to teach platform or presentation skills. We congratulate them and encourage them. However that is not our mission. Most of the people who join us have bigger goals than just mastering a presentation. Our students are on a mission to build a speaking business.

We are the only organization that teaches how to build a profitable international and expanding speaking and coaching business. One of the reasons we are exclusive in this pursuit is that we are the only organization with a faculty of leaders that have done it. 

We carefully screen and select what we share with our students with a focus on creating results. We want you to be speaking at events that grow your business in a way that builds your brand and positions you as an expert.

For the most part those who join us have already developed the skills to speak. Our students generally come knowing their content. They have put in the effort to earn the right to take the next steps. 

However having said that we do have room for those as earlier stages in their career who want to do it right from the beginning.  What we don’t want are people who are just here to dabble in this profession. We want to develop people who understand that this is a profession, not a hobby.

If this is you then The Speaking Business Masterclass is where you belong.

4) The Speaking Business Masterclass is the most relevant and current

As you have explored the training available to speakers in todays marketplace you have most likely discovered that much of it is dated. In fact, we are still surprised to see people teaching techniques from the 1980’s and 1990’s. (For example that every speaker needs a signature talk and a book. LOL.) It’s no wonder that the majority of people in those programs struggle to find relevancy and success in a marketplace that has moved on.

The Speaking Business Masterclass shares tools and strategies that are current and effective. Why is that? Because our faculty are among the most successful speakers in today’s marketplace. Most of them are earning over 7 figures annually as international speakers and recognized names you know. There is no guessing as to whether what they share with you will work or not. These instructors are doing it and you will get exactly what they are doing. 

With Speaking Business masterclass you can expect immediate and effective results.

5) Speaking Business Masterclass has exclusive Opportunities

As Speaking Business Masterclass is the premiere choice of the speaking professional we have unique and exclusive relationships with event organizers, speaking bureaus, media outlets looking for thought leaders and support services for speakers. 

That means as a speaker you have access to many opportunities that are only available through this community. Again one of the major distinguishing factors between top speakers and those playing at lower levels isn’t the strength of their content, but rather access to to opportunity.

With Speaking Business Masterclass the doors of opportunity will finally be available for you.

To learn more about Speaking Business Masterclass can help grow your speaking business go to www.SpeakingBusinessMasterclass.com 

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August 29, 2020 at 3:59 am

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INCOME STREAM CHALLENGE now LIVE!

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Hey Everyone ! I want to announce something that will really help anyone wanting to change their financial circumstances. Especially during these challenging times.
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What are people Saying about the new movie HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS? — A few reviews

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What are people Saying about the new movie HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS? — A few reviews

Did you hear what people are saying about this extraordinary movie? If you haven’t seen it yet — you must! www.HOWTHOUGHTSBECOMETHINGS.COM

“The movie “How Thoughts Become Things” is a must see for everyone! The many powerful statements remind us of just how valuable and powerful our thoughts are. The movie shares valuable and life changing information that every viewer can benefit from in multiple areas of their life as well as affect how they impact those around them. I am so grateful to Doug and his associates for greeting such a masterpiece.” — Paula Vail owner of wellnessinspired and host of “Elevating Your Life”

“How Thoughts Become Things” is a movie for anyone looking to grow personally to a higher level of thinking. It’s applicable and tangible advice from both established names in the personal development industry with some newer faces adds genuine value to the subject as a whole. My favorite takeaway from this movie is to better manage toxic people instead of just avoiding them altogether. 7 out of 5 stars! — Dom Brightmon, Going North

The movie “How Thoughts Become Things” is very well layed out from the beginning about thoughts and concepts, then holding the vision of desires and into execution and taking action to manifest those thoughts. These principles should be taught in our school systems. The information in this documentary, would make for a fantastic book that can be used in academia. People from all around the wold are opening up to these creative principals. – BRAD MagicBrad GUDIM Synergy Ventures LLC

I throughly enjoyed watching ‘How Thoughts Become Things’ as it helped me to reinforce teachings that I have seeded into the lives of my five precious children. I learned so much about myself and the world around me and I was able to shift my perspective. This movie added such value to my life firing a time when the world stood still with so much fear and panic, it gave me an opportunity to reconnect with myself and family in such a deeply profound way.

I highly recommend that you watch this movie because it’ll totally transform your perspective in life no matter how much you May feel that you May already know.

  • Sabrina Ben Salmi Co-founder of SARVA, multiple award winning author, Business/Personal Development Consultant and Podcast Host

HOW thoughts BECOME things… notice the two words that are capitalized. Douglas Vermeeren explained this in a way to really grasp the entire concept of the film. It is the HOW and BECOME that are the key focus. It is truly exciting when one can master their present thoughts and comprehend HOW your thoughts ultimately manifest or create what you BECOME. Through continuous repetition of the concepts and learning more from those whom have mastered the art of thought creation, I have been able to reshape, or as they say in the movie, reprogram my brain, to put me on the right path to attain everything that I want from life. Really understanding how my conscious and subconscious thoughts are creating my reality has been a great awakening for me, and I can’t wait to learn more and share this with the rest of the world! — Kristi Maggio (Radio & TV Host of What’s Up Punta Cana!)

The film was inspirational and insightful and made me realize want you can achieve with just the power of Thought.This film will when watched will release endless possibilities to improve you and your business.

I highly recommend it 5–5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟- Mark Antony Raines, Ghostman Radio Station

I had the opportunity to view Doug Vermeeren’s latest film where he uncovers secrets from some of the world’s top achievers. Doug recognized the things that we can learn from others that can change our lives. We all are programmed by what we read and experience, so it is critical to surround ourselves with people and ideas that help us strive to reach our full potential. These and other valuable lessons can be gleaned by the film.

— Dr. Diane Hamilton, CEO at Tonerra, Creator of the Curiosity Code Index, Nationally Syndicated Radio Show Host — Take the Lead with Dr. Diane Hamilton

“Before watching How Thoughts Become Things, I thought why am I watching this as I have been studying this stuff for like forever? I found out quickly this movie is like no other movie ever produced in evoking deeper consideration of truly how your thoughts become things. Every single speaker gave me insights into how to sharpen my focus for manifestation and what is really happening when thoughts become things in a way that never has been taught to me in my over 20 years in metaphysics. Doug is a master of capturing the best information to support others and making it much more useful for anyone willing to employ these teachings!!” — Daniel John Hanneman — Host of Spiritual Rockstar Podcast Show

“How Thoughts Become Things is different. This is a Must See EXPERIENCE. It is truly transformative and a major benefit to every one who utilizes, internalizes, and leverages these vital practices, tips, and tools. The (R(Evolution is HERE! BRAVO to Douglas and the TEAM.” – Barry Shore, The Joy of Living Institute

“Way beyond The Secret. It lays things out so clearl!” -Psychic Spectrum Radio 1150 KKNW AM Satellite 98.5

“A perfect 5 Stars! — Entrepreneur Success Magazine

“The most powerful personal development film since the Secret!” – Law of Attraction Radio

What are your thoughts on the film?

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Is HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS the NEXT Secret?

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How Thoughts Become Things — Is it really the next SECRET?

Lately it seems everyone, everywhere is talking about the film How Thoughts Become Things. It’s pretty much showing up everywhere just like the law of Attraction movie The Secret did from 2006 to about 2009. In fact, many people are calling How Thoughts Become Things a sequel to the film The Secret — but is it?

As the director and producer of the film I thought it was important to set the record straight. This is an easy question to answer: NO IT IS NOT THE SEQUEL TO THE SECRET.

But having said that there are some things that unmistakably connect those on a journey of self discovery to both films.

Let’s look at the similarites and differences.

Similarities:

Many of the cast from the original film The Secret make an appearance in How Thoughts Become Things to further expand on the knowledge they shared in the previous film. Some of the thought leaders that have appeared in both films include (Sorry the images are not all sized properly — I snuck them off the net):

Bob Proctor

Bob Proctor in The Secret circa 2006
Bob Proctor in HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS 2020

Denis Waitley

Denis Waitley in The Secret circa 2006
Denis Wailtey in HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS 2020

Joe Vitale

Joe Vitale in The Secret circa 2006
Joe Vitale in HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS 2020

John Assaraf

John Assaraf in The Secret circa 2006
John Assaraf in HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS 2020

John Demartini

John Demartini in The Secret circa 2006
John Demartini in HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS 2020

Marie Diamond

Marie Diamond in The Secret circa 2006
Marie Diamond in HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS 2020

Bob Doyle

Bob Doyle in The Secret circa 2006
Bob Doyle in HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS 2020

The other similarities are simply that both films talk about the Law of Attraction and the power of thoughts. Other than that there really aren’t that many similarities.

THE SECRET

The Secret introduced the world to a concept called the Law of Attraction. The premise is that universe responds to the frequencies which create our reality. You have control over those frequencies through your thoughts and feelings.

HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS

How Thoughts Become Things goes deeper into the idea that our thoughts create our reality. This film focuses less on the Law of Attraction and explores concepts like your programming, overcoming negative thought, the role of emotion, how habits are created, overcoming fear and the process by which thoughts manifest themselves in reality.

You can view How Thoughts Become Things now by going to http://www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com

Level from a High Level Network

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Lessons from a high level network

Reasons why Building a network is the HIGHEST VALUE SKILL you can develop.

By Douglas Vermeeren, The Modern Day Napoleon Hill

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Why is the most valuable skill you can generate? It will be the one that opens the most doors of opportunity, gives you the most benefit and support and naturally creates the most income. Over the years I have been able to study more than 400 of the worlds top achievers much like what Napoleon Hill had done to write the landmark book Think and Grow Rich. While engaged in this research there were two powerful things that occurred. One of these things was an observation and the other was a result.

The observation was that EVERY single top achiever that I met with attained their success because of who they surrounded themselves with. The old adage Your Network equals your Net Work is unquestionably true. Associations at high level opened up opportunities not available to the general public. High level networks gave access to support, systems, clients and more high level introductions. Without a powerful network you are limited to your personal efforts and your connections are limited.

Nearly all results in life come through our interactions with others. If you have a low level of network you will have a low level of results.

The results I experienced were first hand success and wealth. Obviously success is not a destination but an ongoing series of experiences. As I began to level up my connections my results have continued to rise. Those that entered my network helped me, mentored me, opened my eyes to possibilities I had never experienced or considered. My network literally taught me what success could look like. Perspective is a powerful thing and generally eh result of who you spend the most time with. We are all teaching and influencing each other. If you surrounding yourself with inadequate teachers and influences you will live far below your potential. 

Below are some of the most important lessons I have learned from having a high level network. 

The #1 Habit and skill of the rich is high level networking.

Your network determines your net worth. But first you must decide what is of worth to you and what you value most.

Networking is not about simply making a sale it is about creating relationships that make selling easier.

Your network is a safety net that allows you to solve bigger problems.

Your network will determine your quality of life more than any other factor.

All wealth comes from your ability o connect with other people. 

Social capital is the most important asset a company or individual can build in todays marketplace.

Your highest value skill will be your ability to connect with people who can help you get what you want.

Access is the most highly sought after opportunity today.

Your rolodex is your greatest asset.

It is better to have 100 friends than 1000 rubles. Russian Proverb

We become the combination of the 5 people we spend the most time with.

We rise to the level of the things we allow to influence us.

The people you have in your network determine the opportunities that you have access to.

People help their friends most.

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

Everything you want is only a relationship away.

The pre-internet concept of six degrees of separation is now obsolete. You are now closer to everyone you want to connect with than every before.

All high level success is created by a team, not an individual.

How well are you known in the network that matters.

True networking is rarely done. It’s not about exchanging business cards or meeting for coffee. It is creating synergistic long term connections that create powerful outcomes for all involved.

The highest connections  come because what you are doing has meaning.

Curiosity is at the foundation of connection.

If you are the smartest person in the room you are in the wrong room.

Business success is a CONTACT sport.

Connection is a result of shared emotional experiences. Nothing bonds better.

A circle of influence is never created by accident.

Good networks don’t build themselves.

You’ll never do a $1 Million dollar deal at a $10 breakfast.

Be so on-purpose that people want you in their network.

Decide in advance what you want from your connections.

Networking is rarely about attending a networking event.

First impressions can determine your final outcomes.

Your Highest Value Skill is NOT sales

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Your Highest Value Skill is NOT Sales.

Some business gurus are telling people that they need to develop their Highest Value or most valuable skills.That part is right! You need to focus on the skill that will give you the highest return on your efforts.

What they got wrong is that they are teaching that it is sales. Sales is important, but its not the first step.

Your network is. You can’t sell unless you have someone to sell to. And the level of your network will determine the level of the people who you get to sell to. Lastly I would also suggest that sales is not the most valuable thing your network could offer you either. You will find that networking to sell is the weakest kind of networking. Instead network to find more valuable things. Most of the time in life and business your highest value skills and assets are things that will give you long term returns not a short term sale or commission.

Here are 4 to think about:

1) Support and resources 

Who in your network can help yu with the things you need to grow your business. This can be education and mentorship, financial support, help implementing systems or even introductions to other people. There is truth to the russian proverb which states, “It is better to have a 100 friends than 1000 rubles.”

2)Opportunities 

Most of the big opportunities in my life have come through other people. Some of these opportunities have been to attend or speak at big events, become involved in excellent investment opportunities or attend high level events or meet celebrities. Recently one of my contacts in the UK invited me to have tea at Kensington Palace with the Royals and attend ASCOT. Your best opportunities in life will come through those you know.

3)Team members or business systems

At high level networking events it is not uncommon to meet people with specialized skillset who are very successful at what they do. These opportunities are fantastic occasions to find people, services or systems that you can use to strengthen your own business.

4) Customers (but not in the way you think) 

Low level networkers look for single individual customers — you need to look for people to collaborate with that have large groups of your customers.)

Again sales is an important skill, but it isn’t the one that will create the most wealth or success for you. The skill you need to develop is your ability to build a higher level network.

Hope this is helpful.

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6 Networking mistakes that Business Owners make

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The Movie How thoughts Become things provides hope during the the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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The Movie How thoughts Become things provides hope during the the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Summary: The brand new film How Thoughts Become Things has audiences inspired with new hope as audiences struggle with their thoughts in solitude during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

For Immediate Release Contact Person: Rachel Dobson

As the COVID-19 pandemic has most people isolated in their homes alone with their thoughts. Many psychologists and medical professionals have expressed concerns that many will suffer from depression and other mental challenges due to the social isolation. While the media and other sources are reporting on the damages of the CORONA VIRUS few are taking into consideration the effect that is taking place on our mindset and thinking.

However a new film called How Thoughts Become Things is revealing strategies that is providing many with hope and optimism. Most people are considering this a follow up to the 2006 law of attraction movie The Secret. How Thoughts Become Things reveals the ways our thoughts can create hope, excitement, enthusiasm and also the adverse effect of depression, fear, frustration and doubt. Armed with practical strategies on how to guide your thoughts to productive and powerful results in reality this film experts suspect this film will be a valuable tool in reseting during the pandemic. 

How Thoughts Become Things shares an uplifting and practical insight on how to elevate your thoughts. This is a powerful and timely message considering the current state of affairs with COVID-19. 

Many associations, organizations and church groups have already begun scheduling online screenings for their communities.  In addition, online forums have sprung up to discuss how to implement the strategies of the film to give hope to those who are struggling. 

The film can currently be seen online at http://www.HowThoughtsBecomeThings.com

The film features Bob Proctor, Denis Waitley, John Demartini, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Marie Diamond, Douglas Vermeeren, Travis Fox, Karen Perkins, Meagan Fettes, Marina Bruni

For more information on How Thoughts Become Things or any of the teachers in the film please contact rachel@douglasvermeeren.com

Something you need to know

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Too often people want short cuts. They want their success to be recognized and rewarded immediately. What they fail to understand is that faking it until you make it always gets found out and it actually prevents your success rather than creates it. People know when you’re faking it. When you do the work in private before you proclaim your proficiency you are respected and rewarded. Those who matter most to your success immediately recognize those who have done the work to be qualified. And while a good marketer may have temporary success they never have the staying power that a true business or individual of value possess. #douglasvermeeren #entrepreneurofinfluence #privatepreparation#prepare #power #success #fakeit #fakerich #businesscoach

Does your Business Coach Suck? – Entrepreneur of Influence, Douglas Vermeeren

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Does your business coach suck? Entrepreneur of Influence

By Douglas Vermeeren

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It seems that everywhere you look someone is calling themselves a coach or consultant. But with so many choices how do I know who can best help my business? Before you ask a business coach or consultant if they can help you it’s important to understand who you really are.

Let me share what I mean: I don’t help business owners. I help entrepreneurs. Most business owners don’t know the difference and so therefore they are getting the wrong people helping them.  Many entrepreneurs don’t know the difference either and that’s why they are upset when they have an experience with a business. Business coaches can’t help entrepreneurs.

The real challenge is that traditional business is not the same as entrepreneurship. Let’s share some differences: (Neither of these are in any particular order)

Traditional Businesses

  • Typically use traditional methods to generate business
  • Typical set up as a brick & Mortar location
  • Are biased towards real world connections, marketing and relationships versus online
  • Often have employees
  • They often have restrictive business rules
  • Often there is higher regulation
  • Higher bar and cost of entry
  • Slower to change and adapt
  • Focused on long term strategy and wealth development
  • They often provide or create the asset or service they sell themselves
  • They are held back by geographical boundaries
  • Their growth is measured through structure (ie. Number of locations or number of staff)
  • Organization and structure is the fundamental skill
  • They operate according to business hours
  • Most are not concerned about their passion and purpose during business hours
  • They do their best efforts in marketing (typically a shotgun approach and within their community)
  • Generally maintains normal business hours
  • As a business owner they are more of an operator than an entrepreneur
  • Customers found through traditional marketing, direct mail, in-person networking, sharing of business cards
  • Often tries to develop alone
  • Learning is to keep pace with marketplace (Versus an entrepreneur who learns to set the pace)
  • Most businesses are concerned about a local or regional market

 

Even just by looking at some of the things above you can imagine what most business coaches are equipped to teach you. They are fantastic and effective at sharing strategies and systems that thrive under these circumstances.

Let’s take moment to look at the entrepreneur.

Modern Entrepreneurs

  • Fast and skinny (what I mean by this is that they are Fast: flexible and can make things happen much faster than tradition business. Skinny: They don’t have a high overhead of cost and they can shift fast without a lot of retooling or effort.)
  • They typical use technology in more effective ways
  • They have fewer rules that are more flexible
  • Often there is less regulation
  • Lower bar of entry
  • More adaptable to ideas and change
  • Able to take advantage of shorter term payoffs
  • Does not have normal business hours
  • Marketing is directly focused and little is wasted
  • Understands the power of systems and delegation
  • Mobile
  • Entrepreneurs understand the importance of virtual assistances, remote teams, work for hire or creative employment agreements
  • Entrepreneurs understand how to create Joint Ventures, Affiliate partners and strategic alliances
  • Growth through systems rather than structure
  • Sales is an essential skill (versus business where if you take out a big enough ad in the yellow pages or elsewhere people may come to your location -sales skills secondary)
  • Entrepreneurs understand the power of attraction marketing and influence selling
  • Entrepreneurs thrive on their passion and purpose daily
  • Most entrepreneurs don’t have business cards (they use social media)
  • Vision led
  • Very connected to other entrepreneurs (more likely to connect to peers for support, advice or learning)
  • Seeking out and engaging in trends
  • Entrepreneurs understand the power of positioning and influence
  • Entrepreneurs seek a global reach and are minimally concerned about local or regional markets
  • Entrepreneurs understand the power of collaboration
  • Entrepreneurs understand the power of leverage
  • Entrepreneurs understand the importance of community
  • Entrepreneurs define scaling and grow by the number of transactions they create not by the size of their structure

A simple glance over these two lists reveals several important differences between an entrepreneur and a traditional business owner.

As stated earlier most business coaches int he marketplace today are wonderful at supporting people in the traditional business model. They understand, often through their own experience how business unfolds. The big challenge with this however is that they expect your business to unfold in the same way.

Traditional businesses are barely sustainable in the current marketplace, but they do not thrive. Traditional business in todays marketplace are always in a constant uphill battle for marketshare against those who are operating by the entrepreneur rules.

Before you choose someone to mentor, coach or consult your business it is essential you understand where they would like to take you.  A recent survey conducted by Entrepreneur Magazine revealed that a staggering 87.8% of business coaches in the marketplace were teaching and sharing outdated strategies and were able to produce only marginal growth. The same research also determined that many business programs offered through schools and universities performed only slightly better at 71.2%.

The programs that utilizes the support of other entrepreneurs and peer learning had a success rate that generated significant positive outcomes in relation to the investment required. Moral of the story: Make sure you know what support your re actually seeking and then confirm that the one seeking to help you is qualify to do so.

1*deEsgUdkRbHpNp3HDEWwAAOver the last two decades Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive first hand research into the lives of the worlds top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney and others to share with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern Day Napoleon Hill.  He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the CEO of Entrepreneur of Influence . He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others.