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A Simple Treatment for the Chronic Over-Thinker

By Asa Beavers | productivity

Hi, my name is Asa, and I’m an over-thinker…

I haven’t actually looked for an Over-Thinkers Anonymous (OA) chapter to help me with this issue, yet it wouldn’t surprise me if there is such a thing.

For entrepreneurs and business owners, over-thinking can be categorized as a afflication. But, before we get into the treatment options, let’s first get a clear definition of the affliction.

Indecision and procrastination delay delivering exceptional service to customers and bringing your best products to market. Simply put here’s my definition of over-thinking...

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[video] Clarity Creates Simplicity

By Asa Beavers | leadership

Putting yourself in your customers' shoes, forgetting about what you want, and focusing solely on what they really want, is the best way for you to script the outcomes you desire in your business.

Seems simple enough, doesn't it?

In this short video I'm offering up some tips on how you can simplify things by focusing your efforts only on strategies that get your customers what they really want from your business.

Then you get what you want: happy, repeat customers who refer others to you!


Why Clarity, Or Lack Of It, Will Make Or Break Your Business

By Asa Beavers | leadership

Shock and Awe…

That’s how I feel about today’s high school students who take advanced placement classes, then graduate with a 4+ grade point average, and move on to college with their major already picked out.

How the heck did they achieve such clarity about what they want to do for a career at such a young age? That’s sure NOT my story!

Nope. For me high school was sports and chasing girls. I was a decent student and got my work done for the most part, but I had no concept at the time that I was supposed to be preparing myself for life after school.

A lack of clarity can create chaos and frustration in your life and business. See why these two emotions can do more to stall your business journey and what you can do...

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Why Having Satisfied Customers Isn’t Enough

By Asa Beavers | customer loyalty

Customer satisfaction - I’ve heard it… you’ve heard it a gazillion times. Businesses, large and small, striving to fulfill their customers needs and desires. Doing everything they can to meet the customer’s expectations or demands; seemingly believing that as long as they have content customers those customers will continue to buy from their businesses - forever. Well, sort of.

Your satisfied customers are probably still shoppers. Here's how you can get them to the next level...

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Build A Strategic Plan That Follows the KISS Principle

By Asa Beavers | planning

Here’s the sometimes familiar inter-voice of a small business owner…

“I really need to build a plan for my business this year. But we’re busy and I don’t have time for that now. Anyways, what we’re doing now is working pretty good. Sure it could be better, and I know planning could help. But how do I get started? What format should I use? I’ll tell you what, let’s just stick with what we’re doing now and maybe get around to it in a month or so when things aren’t so hectic.”

First off, planning shouldn’t be a once a year thing, or something you do when there’s nothing else going on. Your business is dynamic and ever-changing and so too should your plan. And second thing, it has to be fairly simple so it doesn’t take huge time investments.

So here’s a few tips based on the K.I.S.S. philosophy (Keep It Simple Stupid). By the way, Stupid is that inter-voice that keeps you from doing the things you know are important.

Here's how to quiet that inter-voice and make planning part of your business DNA...

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