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From: Confidenceworld <sean.mcpheat@ntlworld.com>
Date: 1 Nov 2004 16:33:58 -0000
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                     Awesome Confidence Newsletter
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                      http://www.confidenceworld.com

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                         Monday, November 1, 2004
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Hi Friend,

Sean McPheat here with another edition of Awesome Confidence!

I know many of you are interested in being self employed and
entrepreneurialship, so I have included an article about that
this time.

Take care until next time! ;-)

Live, Love and Laugh

Sean

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IN THIS ISSUE
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=> Are You an Entrepreneur or Simply Self-Employed?
=> Quotes 
=> How to get to the TOP of Google and Yahoo!
=> The Ultimate Weight Loss Ebook

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Are You an Entrepreneur or Simply Self-Employed?
By June Campbell

Are you an entrepreneur or are you self-employed? It's not just
semantics. Entrepreneurs are leaders who know how to make their
business grow over the long haul. Self-employed people continue
working as they did when they were employed, but now they are
their own boss.

If you are like many business managers, you work long hours,
you're constantly fighting to meet deadlines and you have a big
list of things to do. 

But are you accomplishing the most important tasks? Do you know
what the most important tasks are? According to many experts,
your most important task is NOT customer service!

The first priority for a business manager is the strategic
planning that will help the business to grow. Are you spending
time every day on activities that will make you money in the
long term, or are you busy, busy, busy with customer service,
answering phone calls and emails, meeting customer deadlines and
administrative tasks? All of these items are short-term efforts;
none will build the business for the years ahead.

To increase productivity, try the following tips:

Set aside one and a half hours first thing every morning to work
on strategic planning. Strategic planning could include
activities such as developing new products, planning ways to
increase staff productivity, determining long term goals, etc.


Clear your desk of clutter. Every post-it note, every printed
out email, every scrap of paper will encourage you to split your
concentration into many different areas. Efficiency decreases.


Use Mind Map to-do lists instead of linear lists. When you add
an item to a linear list, you must compare that item to each
other item on the list to rate its importance. This is time
consuming and distracting. To use a Mind Map list, create a
diagram that resembles a spider web. 

Each tentacle of the web represents a major category -- such as
strategic planning, customer service, staff development, etc.
Then, when you have a new item to add, find the correct
tentacle -- there will usually only be 3-4, and add your item as
a sub-spine to the appropriate tentacle.


Delegate work to other people. First, thoroughly analyze the
task you want them to do. Write it down step by step until you
are satisfied that you have it right, then assign the work. 

Once the other person knows how to do the task adequately, stay
out of their way and let them do it. When one sole proprietor
wanted to hire a part-time sales representative, he wrote out a
sales script, detailed each step of the sales process, then
hired a telecommuter to work from home several hours a week. 

The strategy proved so effective that the sales rep is now
moving up to full-time work.


Avoid getting caught up in "administrivia." If you are devoting
time to administrative tasks, you are a clerk, not a manager.
Find a clerk to do your administrative tasks, then spend your
time working on strategic development activities.


If you're planning on doing a task for the first time, ask
yourself whether you have the skills needed. If not, will you be
doing this task often enough to justify the time spent in
learning how to do it? If the answer is 'no', delegate and spend
your time on strategic planning.


Figure out how to make people want to learn the tasks you intend
to delegate. That's the sign of a leader.


Are you caught up in meetings, meetings, meetings? Are these
meetings necessary? If they are, can they be handled in a more
time effective fashion, such as telephone conference calls,
Internet chat sessions, net-conferencing, etc?


Avoid being a perfectionist. Realize that no matter how much you
fuss over a project, there will still be ways that it could be
improved. Be too perfectionistic and you will accomplish little.
I've seen a very apropos screen saver that reads, Implement now.
Perfect later.

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Business Writing by Nightcats Multimedia Productions
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QUOTES 
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"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."
- Benjamin Franklin  

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." 
- Carl Sandburg  

"The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen." 
- Lee Iacocca  





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That's it folks!

Have a confident time and take care of yourself!

Live, Love and Laugh

Sean

Sean McPheat
www.confidenceworld.com

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