In the bestselling book “Moneyball,” Michael Lewis explains how the Oakland A’s built a winning team using only statistics. Yet more than 10 years after the book’s publication, few organizations follow this example of metrics-driven decision-making.
There are plenty of formal networking tips worth sharing, but for now I would like to share with you my top tips for informal networking. I am a firm believer in the philosophy of ALWAYS being on the lookout and ready to meet new people.
The number one reason why people fail is because they listen to their self imposed limitations and they decide not to take action towards their goals. It’s not because they don’t want to take action but they listen to what other people have told them in their past or their circle of influence.
It has now become clear to me that saying less is much more powerful than talking. Listening and asking questions is not only admirable and impressive—it makes you smarter and puts you in a better position.
Dealing with a business when things are going good is the easy part. But how will you react when the going gets tough? Are you going to give up and succumb to the challenges, or are you going to push through the tough times and figure out solutions?
Hiring the right people is one of the most important parts of running a business. Think about it: Employees shoulder a lot of the responsibility for the success of their employers, so it pays to find someone who fits the bill from the very start.
Small Biz Club is the premier destination for small business owners and entrepreneurs. To succeed in business, you have to constantly learn about new things, evaluate what you’re doing, and look for ways to improve—that’s what we’re here to help you do.