August 2010

How To Stop Procrastinating

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by Tom Watson on August 30, 2010

Does the following phrase sound familiar? “I’ll do that first thing tomorrow”. Of course it does. That phrase may be the most popular in the history of mankind! Many people know what they want to do. Many more know what they should do. But far too many take another course instead.  This course involves spending hours upon hours […]

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Networking Update

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by Suzanna Watson on August 28, 2010

I have done my fair share of talking on the topic of networking. In one post I touched on the importance of networking. In another post I discussed how to connect to others while at these networking events. Tom has even discussed the topic before. He talked about the importance of creating your own mini commercial for use […]

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When I first started my cleaning business I was worried about one thing. Keeping the accounting part in order. This worry resulted from countless people telling me just how hard this act is. Couple that with the fact that I’m a little challenged in that area to begin with and my worries were multiplying faster […]

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The Art Of Communicating

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by Tom Watson on August 24, 2010

The ability to communicate is one of the most important facets of your life. Good communication skills make life easier. Poor communication skills make life harder than it needs to be. So it makes sense to establish some good communcation skills. When you don’t bother to effectively communicate your thoughts, ideas or instructions life gets a little […]

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Why I Started My Own Cleaning Business

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by Suzanna Watson on August 23, 2010

Starting my own cleaning business was one of the best things I’ve done with my life. Looking back 10 years, it was a bit of a struggle for the first few years. It wasn’t because it was too hard to do, it was because we were burning the candle at both ends for a while. Working […]

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The $863.00 Phone Call

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by Tom Watson on August 20, 2010

You must be wondering how one phone call can create $863.00 in business. I don’t blame you for wanting to know, if I were you I would want to know too. The secret to making such a profitable phone call in the cleaning business is quite simple. In fact, I do it all the time. You […]

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Employee To Employer In Less Than One Day

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by Suzanna Watson on August 17, 2010

It’s not easy! One day I was a content employee, the next I was full throttle into a business as an employer. After 23 years in a company helping it grow along the way I was laid off. Boy what a shocker! Luckily for me I had already started the cleaning business (part time) going out at […]

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A Tale Of Two People. Part 2. The Success.

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by Suzanna Watson on August 14, 2010

The other day I wrote about the traits of unsuccessful people and how those traits can sabotage your success if not corrected. This post is about the successful person. The successful person has an entirely different set of habits that lead them to a fulfilling career in whatever field they choose. Lets discuss what this person does […]

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A Tale Of Two People. Part 1. The Failure.

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by Suzanna Watson on August 12, 2010

You run into all types of people when you start your own cleaning business. Some are wildly successful and other are not. This got me thinking. What makes one person incredibley successful and another a total failure in the business world? I gave it some thought and came up with a tale of two people that will help you see the […]

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My Theory On Hiring

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by Tom Watson on August 9, 2010

I wanted to write a quick post today on a topic that will benefit you greatly. It involves a small detail that I had to learn the hard way when I first started my cleaning company. It deals with hiring people. My initial philosophy on hiring employees was to wait until I had a need […]

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