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Small Business Success Tip Includes TheBrain

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The Five Essentials to Business Success can be found via Google with a few clicks. The essentials are simple and can be evaluated quickly. A visual mind map such as TheBrain empowers you to brainstorm visually on your computer. 

Once you have the explicit knowledge of the five essentials to business success and put them in the “important quadrant” as referred to in the book by Stephen Covey “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, remember these four words: “It is not enough”.

To be unbelievable and gain a reputation others will share, you will need to think bigger, do more, do more volume, and take action beyond your comfort zone.  TheBrain is adaptable to your needs as you go bigger with your ideas and plan.

Five Finger Test for Success: How much time is designated on the calendar for:
 
  1. Unique Personal Invitations.
  2. Developing a leader to be in front of the business.
  3. Adapting technology to the business.
  4. Listening carefully to clients and customers to develop the next “unbelievable” product or service.
    • Creating or producing new products or services and keep customers scratching their heads in wonder.
  5. Training and motivating the team to go from good to better tomorrow.

The calendar is the proof of priorities.

This is why experienced leaders ask their team for calendars in advance.  The calendar of a business manager or leader that lacks focus on the objectives predicts a potential failure.  An entrepreneur whose calendar is full of maintenance activities is also ill fated.  An empty crystal ball is an indication of an unknown future. 

If you are an entrepreneur who is unable to create success, or you have those on your team who have talent but marginal results... look at the calendar.

  • Those who have calendars full with meetings, forms, calculations, bookkeeping, programming, TV, chit-chatting, etc. rarely achieve sustainable business success.
  • Those who have calendars full of teaching, inspiring, developing people, marketing with unique personal invitations, new technology and developing unbelievable products or services are the ones to watch.

Which calendar tool works well? With dozens of options to create success with a calendar, there is no tool quite like TheBrain.

With a calendar built into a mind mapping system which also doubles as a presentation tool and very powerful visual information database management system, TheBrain is a tool I can’t get through the day without. 

Since this software tool can be used with Outlook, Gmail, Zoho mail or as a standalone calendar, its flexibility allows each person to use it according to their own specific needs.

This company not only provides free software, they provide outstanding training and support which will keep users from getting stuck. When you begin to think about your priorities, you note that thought in TheBrain. If you get a bit confused when things get complex, TheBrain remembers where, when, what and even why. The calendar sends reminders and integrates with your strategy.

While most turn to a tool such as Google Calendar or any of the big names which have calendars built in, my preference for web-based calendars is www.zoho.com. The Zoho Calendar will integrate with Outlook, I can use the TheBrain and most importantly, they provide forums and support for their software services.

If you are about to apply the Five Essentials to Business Success and build your own crystal ball by using a calendar, add new technology: TheBrain and www.zoho.com. Adding these free tools will keep you ahead of your competition, as they rely on the standard tools.

The takeaways:

  • "Acceptable plan" may leave you short. Think bigger, faster, and outside the comfort zone.
  • The calendar is the crystal ball and designs the future vs. allowing yourself to become a victim of the future.
  • To plan, communicate and execute, use the best tools, such as TheBrain and www.zoho.com.

Download your free copy of TheBrain here.

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