Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus Self-Care for Entrepreneurs

Did you know?

There's an easy way to help yourself NOW during the Coronavirus scare.

How?

Box breathing.

Box breathing can help lower blood pressure and provide a nearly instant sense of calm. Which can reduce stress and protect your immune system.

Box breathing sends a message to your body that "all is well," even when the world outside is frantic.

Box Breathing
Box Breathing is an easy, effective way to beat stress

It's easy. Breathe in for 4 seconds. Hold your breath for 4 seconds. Breathe out for 4 seconds. Hold again for 4 seconds. Repeat up to 4 times total. That's it.

It's a proven way to feel better fast. So you can do more for your business and your family. Try it now or anytime you're stressed.

If you find this useful, please comment below and share!

With my best to you and yours,

Kevin Donlin
Client Cloning Systems

Friday, January 31, 2020

Don't Be a Dick

Brian Tracy once told a small coaching group I was in words to this effect: "The higher up you go in any good company, the nicer the people are, generally speaking."

I've found that to be true.

Talking today to a very successful CEO who is both a client and a business partner, I was struck by an offhand comment he made, describing his management style: "Don't be a dick."

And I realized that, "Don't be a dick" is a personal version of the Google corporate code, "Don't be evil."

Which makes you think ...

... especially when you see how much success Google has had at not being evil -- and not always succeeding.

So, try it.

Don't be a dick.

If you're currently not a dick, I'm sure you'll agree -- it's a way of life that pays.

If you are a dick, however, try going "dick free" for the next 7 days and see where it takes you.

And if you found these ideas helpful, claim your Free Client Cloning Kit at www.clientcloningsystems.com

Friday, October 4, 2019

How to Make $7.5 Million an Hour


It all started about 7 years ago.

That's when I met a well-known marketing expert. He's a thought leader. An author. A "guru to the gurus" type guy. We'll call him Ed.

Ed gave a speech at a conference I attended in Cleveland. The room went wild. We loved his talk.
During the break, I stepped onto an elevator to go to my room. There was one other person inside -- Ed.

As the door closed, I had about 30 seconds for a literal elevator pitch before we reached our floors.
But I didn't talk about me. Instead, I simply told him that I loved his talk, told him why, and then asked him a few pointed questions. After reaching our floor, we struck up a nice conversation for about 2 minutes.

A few weeks later, Ed referred a new client to me. I did very good work. So Ed referred another client. And another. And another ...

To date, Ed and his referrals have totaled more than $252,000 in revenue -- and counting.
And by my 6th grade math, the $252,000 I got after that 2-minute conversation works out to ...

$7,560,000 an hour.

Which goes to show: Every person you meet and every chance encounter has the power to deliver referrals -- and life-changing revenue for your business.

But if you're walking through life with your head down, checking your "smart" phone, you can easily miss out on those million-dollar opportunities.

So, when you're out in the real world, don't be a million miles away on your cell phone. Be there, where you are. Keep your eyes open and be fully present.

If you found these ideas helpful, claim your Free Client Cloning Kit at www.clientcloningsystems.com

Thursday, September 19, 2019

More Clients From Less Work: The Magic of Focus


Have you ever read a book, watched a video, or gone to a seminar ...

... written down a long list of things to do ...

... and ended up doing NONE of it?

You're not alone.

It happens to us all.

But one insurance agent found a simple solution to that problem. And for him, it's been worth millions.

Louis, a sales rep for two Allstate Insurance offices in Texas, told me that he attended his first big marketing seminar a few years ago. He took a long list of ideas back to the office. He tried to do all of them ... and ended up doing none.

The reason? His to-do list was too long and intimidating to start on.

So, he did something different.

After his next seminar, he took another list of ideas back to the office. But this time, he focused on doing just ONE thing. That's it.

After putting that one idea to work, he did the next one. And the next. One at a time, step by step.

Results?

Louis and his team went from worrying about how to pay their bills to being on track for $3 million in annual premiums. With a ton of profits, and non-stop growth on the horizon.

Moral: New ideas mean nothing without new actions. But you won't implement if you're too intimidated to start. It's like trying to climb a mountain in one giant leap -- demoralizing and impossible.

So, take a moment today to look at your notes from that last seminar, podcast, or book. Pick just ONE idea and put it into action.

And one more thing ...

If you want more new clients faster, request your Free Client Cloning Kit at my website 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Are You the Boss of Your Business?

Strategic Marketing makes you the boss
Do you own a business?

If so, be careful.

Because your business may be bossing you around ... and costing you money.

Here's the story ...

I once overheard a discussion about strategy and tactics, between a boss and an employee. It went like this:

Boss: "Me strategy. You tactics. Me say. You do."

Employee: "Okay, boss."

Now, look at your calendar for last week. How much boss work did you do? And how much employee work?

If you own a business, you get paid the big bucks for doing boss work. Everything else is employee work ... which pays less.

You need to decide what's going to happen, who's going to do it, and by when. That's strategy -- boss work.

Answering email, updating your website, paying bills, those are tactics -- employee work.

And every minute you spend on that, you're under-paying yourself.

In the book, It's a Brand New Game, by Michael Patterson, Richard Branson says: "Try and find people to take over 99 percent of what you do, which will then free you up to think about the bigger picture."

So: You do boss work, strategy. Let employees do tactics.

If you found these ideas helpful, claim your Free Client Cloning Kit here.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Fast Track to New Profits

photo by Paul Lannuier from Sussex, NJ, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0]
Did you know?

There's a simple, yet profound difference between ordinary entrepreneurs and wealthy ones.

The difference is a sense of urgency. Because money is attracted to speed.

Dan Sullivan, the founder of Strategic Coach, told my coaching group that, when he shares a good idea with millionaires, they start implementing it the same day. They take fast action. Success is of urgent importance to them.

But when Sullivan shares that same idea with less-wealthy people, he said they start making excuses why it won't work for them. They don't take fast action. Sometimes they take no action. Success is not urgent for them.

I've experienced this firsthand.

A few years ago, I spotted a small trickle of cash flow in my business that held great promise. So, I dropped everything else and took fast action to exploit it. By working urgently and creating systems, that trickle turned to a flood of revenue ... and I paid off my mortgage 25 years early.

Money is attracted to speed.

Maybe you've heard this idea before. Fine. But what are you doing about it? And what will you do about it TODAY?

And one more thing ...

If you want more new clients faster, request your Free Client Cloning Kit at my website.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

More New Clients, Without Advertising



You can build a thriving business on just a handful of great clients and referral partners.

It's simple, really.

Pick great people, serve them to the best of your ability, and put your long-term relationships with them ahead of any short-term sales.

That last part is vital.

The relationship must come first. When you take care of that, the money will follow. But if you put money first, you will churn and burn your way through clients and find yourself on a treadmill of costly advertising and funnels.

When you're talking to your best clients and referral partners by phone or in person -- email is NEVER a substitute -- listen for personal details that pop up in conversation.

Where did they go to school? What are their hobbies? Names of their spouse or children?

The more you learn about your best clients and referral partners personally, the better you can treat them personally, and the more they will reward you professionally.

This is how you go beyond intangible concepts like retention, and build a business on real and lasting relationships.

One more thing ...

If you found these ideas helpful, request your Free Client Cloning Kit at my website