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3 Morning Rituals from an Entrepreneur of Influence that you’ve never heard… Douglas Vermeeren

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Entrepreneur of Influence and Effective meetings

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Entrepreneur of Influence and effective meetings

By Douglas Vermeeren

Meeting are required for operating an effective meeting. Some of these meeting swill be with potential clients, hiring people to help and support your business, potential partnerships and joint ventures and to train your staff to implement new strategies and take over jobs you need to delegate. Whatever the purpose of the meetings they need to be effective if your business is going to thrive.

For those of you familiar with our Entrepreneur Influence program you will know that I had the chance to observe and learn first hand from more than 400 of the worlds top achievers. Some of the companies whose leaders I was privileged to learn from included FedEx, nike, Fruit of the Loom, Uber, UGG boots, Disney, JW Marriott and others. In this relationship of learning I was able to observe how they prepared for and participated in meetings.

The following suggestions will help you to make your meeting more effective and valuable for you:

1) All meetings should have a clear outlined purpose. One of the top achievers that learned from stated it this way, “We don’t attend meetings without a purpose and we don’t attend unprepared.” Speaking to the point of purpose first, all meetings must have an objective. I see many entrepreneurs who will accept and participate in nearly any meeting that any one wants to have. This included meetings with a client. Many small business owners and entrepreneurs take meetings too easily and too quickly. They meet with anyone who could be a potential client or relationship without qualifying that individual and without determining a purpose for the meeting.

Everyone in the meeting should be aware of and in harmony with the purpose. The more all involved are moving in the same direction and with the same conviction the more powerful and effective your meetings will be.

If you come to the meeting in a careless and casual way your results will be the same way.

You can’t create results without creating a purpose.

2) All meetings should be timely — What I mean by this is that all meetings should be at the right time and have a time limit. Firstly, what I mean by the right time is that meetings should be in their proper sequence and when those in the meeting are in a position to act on things. Part of this can be described as qualifying. For example, you wouldn’t meeting with a customer who is not ready to make a decision. But I also see many entrepreneurs who meet with potential services even though they are not yet in a position to hire those services. They claim they are just doing research. Why would you research services in an ever changing marketplace if you are not ready to act. Research when you are ready. Have meetings when you are ready to take action.

Another important consideration is to take the appropriate time to have your meeting. As I interviewed the worlds top business achievers I had one of these leaders teach me this lesson in a unique way. When I first approached him I asked if I could have fifteen minutes of his time. I believed that asking for less time would make it more likely that he would say yes to meet with me.

I was surprised that when I showed up for our meeting he placed a stop watch on the table and indicated he would measure our fifteen minutes. Thankfully I was prepared and the timing worked. After the conclusion of our fifteen minutes this individual thanked me for being on time and commented that I had earned his respect to be able to qualify for future meetings.

In a future meeting we talked about time. He pointed out something very interesting to me. He observed that most people when they meet with a client or group meeting they feel a need to have it be at least an hour. He further pointed out that this was a pattern we grew accustomed to through our time in school,. The teacher told us it took one hour to learn math or social studies and so therefore that’s what we think it takes. And now when we meet with people we automatically assume it takes the same. When people plan on meeting for an hour they fill up an hour.

He then asked me to think back over our fifteen minute meetings and point out how much more we had been able to get accomplished because we were focused.

In all our business activities we are training people how to treat us and respond to our business and brand. How you use your time in meetings is a powerful teacher.

3)All effective meetings require preparation — Determine ahead of time what you would like your outcomes to be, your objectives, your questions and what you would like to have taught. Make sure you consider all possible questions and difficulties. As I observed and worked with the top business leaders mentioned about I found it interesting that their meetings were rarely brainstorming sessions to consider questions that they were paying other people to come up with solutions for. Most of the time these meetings were session where people presented their findings and answers they had already prepared and thought about.

As we work with top entrepreneurs and train them for success we encourage the same patterns. When you meet with a client you should have already considered their questions, challenges and objections. You should have answers to these that make sense. This is what will position you as the expert. No one wants to hire a brainstorming partner. They all want resources they can trust and benefit from. The more you can demonstrate competence in your relationship the more trust and confidence you will earn.

In addition, when it is time to meet with someone for the purposes of hiring, partnering or joint venturing the more clarity you have around what you need and can offer and how you will support and train that individual the more likely success is in the end.

While there is more more that could be said about meetings these are three of the most important things to get you started. Remember never take a meeting unless it has the potential to reward you for your time and effort and move your business forward.

Over 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 Influence . He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others. Come listen to the Podcast Entrepreneur of Influence for more business ideas and support!

Are you running your business right?

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Do you think I am right? What kind of business are you running? Or are you running a babysitting job? This is a special episode for entrepreneurs. Learn about what it really means to hustle – AND to HUSTLE WITH PURPOSE. You won’t want to miss this episode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNXI_EHA1RE

 

 

 

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Create more power in your life today!

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I often have my students ask me how they can feel more empowered and inspired everyday. Often it’s not that they are engaged in work or careers they don’t like or enjoy and it’s also not that they don’t enjoy the company of friends, family or coworkers. They claim its a deeper kind of rut they feel like they are in and they just don’t know how to shake the boredom or sense of same. Here’s may answer – we can only experience what we choose to create. And if we want to be more powerful and inspired we need to put more powerful and inspiring things in our lives. Too many people that I have had ask about this issue often live a life in front of the TV, a computer screen on social media or doing the same habitual boring activities every day and in every way and then they wonder why they feel uninspired.
 
Yet my experience both personally and observationally is that we get excited as we do inspiring things, learn powerful ideas and expand and grow! A sense of power and inspiration come from a sense of progress! So today I challenge you to do something inspiring that will add more power to your life. And it doesn’t take a lot of effort of money to escape boredom and find power.
 
Here’s a few examples:
Read a good book
Go to a seminar
Serve a family member
Mentor someone who needs your help
Exercise (and do more than you normally would)
Clean your house (more on why this works later)
Make written plans for your best future
 
Do it right now and don’t wait!
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How Willing are you? Personal Power Mastery with Douglas Vermeeren

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How willing are you? Personal Power Mastery Minute with Douglas Vermeeren

When we have a task to do we often focus primarily on the strategy. What will you do. While this is important it is only a part of the HOW the task will be done and an even smaller part that determines wether you will be success in the task or not.

To illustrate let me point out that there are different ways a task can be done, even if people are following exactly the same proceedure. Let’s say you needed to paint a fence. The rules for painting are pretty straight forward and cannot really be redeisgned. At its most basic, You put your brush in paint — you put it on the face. Right?

But the attitude with which you do this activity can change dramatically depending on the person doing the work. I have seen those who in fact are not motivated at all and they procrastinate. They don’t even gert started. They don’t pick up the brush, they complain, they look for ways to hestitate and drag their heels. This is the lowest form of attitude. In my upcoming book, The Willingness Factor, I call this level Inaction.

Just higher than this are people who will begin the task but they will do it grudgingly. They complain, the hold back from real effort, the doddle and take their time for the sake of killing time. Also not very productive. I call this leverl The Grudge.

There are several stages now that begin to be more positive and due the length of this article I won’t talk about each one but as you can imagine they progressively better and stronger in their willingness score. Near the top are those who do an excellent job in an optimistic and enthusiastic way.

As you rise higher you will encounter those who not only do their job with excellence — they will go the extra mile and so forth.

So you can quickly see that there is an important element in creating success that has more to do than with just simply following a blueprint. Are you following it with the right attitude? Are you willing to do it? And how high is your willingness?

I challenge you to rise higher and be more anxious and eager to get totally committed to your success! Don’t be a grudge when you have to show up! Remember how you do one thing is how you do everything. And people are watching and taking notes with who they can trust and who they want to work with. If you do things with a high level of willingness you will soon see greater rewards, benefits, opportunities and all kinds of great stuff flowing your way!

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Authenticity – what does that really mean? Personal Power Mastery minute – Douglas Vermeeren

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Authenticity isn’t about getting to do what you want. It’s about discovering your highest values and living within the boundaries of those values. Too often the declaration “I’ve got to be me.” leads to short sighted choices based on immediate gratification. This will never provide lasting happiness or produce the best consequences. Take time to discover your values and create consequences that will support them.

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Personal Power Mastery minute – Your future is determined by what you do NOW!

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Often times people talk about how they would like their life and future to look. Where things go amiss is when they fail to connect that future with the present. The key to creating a better future is to decide what you will do today to bring that future. Decisions are the hinge that either make or break the connection to your ideal future. But too often people make their decisions based on what they are currently experiencing rather than what they want. Decisions create future, not the present. You are already in the present.

So next time you say “I can’t because of… (lack of money, lack of connection to people, opportunities, things, knowledge, etc.) recognize that the only thing that can possibly change your future is to simply DO IT anyways.

Your decisions of today are the only thing that will give you something better tomorrow.

A decision now may require you to stretch and grow. But one thing is certain if you always do what you have always done you will always get what you’ve always gotten. Nothing will change. You can’t repeat the same patterns and expect different results.

If you want more money = you must make a new decision.

If you want more opportunity = you must make a new decision.

If you want better relationships = you must make a new decision.

All things can be improved and changed for the better if you decide. Decisions lead lives.

What will you decide today?

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What would you do with the secrets of the world’s top achievers? Would you level up your income? Your business? Your opportunities? Now you can find out because those secrets are now available to you. Over 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. In addition, he is the producer and director of 3 out of 10 of the top personal development movies ever made. He is the producer of The Opus (featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, John Demartini, Marci Shimoff, Morris Goodman, Bob Doyle and others.) The Gratitude Experiment (Bob Proctor, Marie Diamond, John Demartini, John Gray) and The Treasure Map (John Demartini, Loral Langemeier, Raymond Aaron, Marshall Sylver, Randy Gage.) He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the creator of Personal Power Mastery which has been consistently rated as one of the top events for personal change and development worldwide. He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others.

For more info go to http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com