If someone comes late to a meeting today, or someone keeps you unfairly waiting let them know they have stolen xx number of minutes from your life that you will never get back! Time theft is the worst possible kind as you cant get it back! Be more protective of your time today (and always), [...]
It's a conscious choice to aim for mediocrity or excellence. Which one are you striving for?
Has your business got a culture of continuous improvement of your numbers? The business can’t help but improve when the key numbers of your business are constantly measured and your whole team is focussed on the same numbers. Make it visual, have a scoreboard, celebrate success and ring a bell when you hit targets, have [...]
At Yates Group we’re massive admirer’s of people who conquer insane challenges and tomorrow in the Blue Mountains a few hundred people will set out at the crack of dawn to tackle the beast that is the North Face 100. 100 kilometres of sheer pain and beauty wrapped together in Australia’s premier ultra-marathon. We love [...]
Think back to why you started doing what it is you’re doing. What is the dream you’re chasing, the dream that is worth paying the price through cash, sweat, blood, time, lack of sleep……. The price that you are willing to pay now because you can visualise why it’s worth it. Mediocrity and excuses live [...]
Predictably, sadly, once again the nation seems to be getting itself into a frenzy over the federal budget tonight. What handouts are we going to lose, how is it going to be unfair etc. The mainstream media are obsessed with feeding it to us and the mainstream public lap it up. Yawn! As an alternative, [...]
If you could only look at just one number per day in your business what would it be? Phone calls, website visits, waste, kms travelled, finished goods, cash, customer visits, average sale value, number of transactions…….. There are valuable numbers everywhere! Ignore them at your peril. What is the number that can make you sleep [...]
Could you imagine an AFL Club or A-League club without a coach? Sport understands the value of coaches and sporting teams have significantly increased the numbers of coaches they use over the past 10 years. Businesses however have been slow to catch on. Who keeps you accountable, who clarifies your goals and actions and drives [...]
Anyone involved in business do yourself a favour and get your hands on a copy of John Warrillow’s latest book “The Automatic Customer”. A must read for people wanting to significantly improve the value of their business.
A special shout out this morning to all the business owners out there who continue the journey today toward achieving their business vision and dreams. The sacrifices you’re making (that few people see) are worth it, keep up the great work! People who have the courage to take on the challenge of business by starting something [...]