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Stop Underpricing Your Work

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Evaluate, Featured, life coach, pricing, strategy
The dangers of overpricing your work are obvious: You can lose the deal and scare clients away. But charging low prices can signal low quality, making clients hesitant to work with you. To be sure you aren’t underselling yourself, develop a network of trusted peers who can provide honest information about going rates. Once you […] The post Stop Underpricing Your Work appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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All Things Are Possible

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, Improvement, life coach, opportunities, strategy
by Eric Lopkin As business people we tend to get locked into doing things the way we always have. There are good reasons for this. Repetition makes us efficient. We tend to have the same types of situations repeat themselves and so we have developed ways to handle them. This does, however, tend to leave […] The post All Things Are Possible appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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The Importance Of R&R

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, exhaustion, Featured, Improvement, life coach, relax, rest, strategy, Stress, work
by Eric Lopkin When you exercise, your body gets stronger. Exercise breaks down your muscles creating tears. When you rest between workouts, those tears heal and become stronger. The rest period is essential to the process. The same thing applies to your mind and work. Constant work breaks you down. You feel its effects as […] The post The Importance Of R&R appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Be Prepared To Adapt How You Get Things Done

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, goals, Improvement, life coach, plan, Process, strategy
by Eric Lopkin In the military, there is a concept known as the commander’s intent. The commander’s intent succinctly describes what constitutes success for the operation. It includes the operation’s purpose and the conditions that define the end state. The purpose of this is another military concept that says no plan survives contact with the enemy. […] The post Be Prepared To Adapt How You Get Things Done appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Know Your Why

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, life coach, Planning, Process, Start With Why, strategy, why
by Eric Lopkin Business people focus the majority of their energy on what they do and how they do it. The most important part gets lost. That part is why. Why you do what you do is the most important part because it decides the what and how. Why allows you to connect with people on […] The post Know Your Why appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Keep Security In Mind

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, Improvement, life coach, Process, security, strategy
by Eric Lopkin The internet and cloud software have made it easier for business to operate. However, that convenience comes with a cost. While monetary costs are spread out to make it easier for business to use these services, every one of them comes with a security risk that has to be taken into account. […] The post Keep Security In Mind appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Why We Need Capitalism

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, capitalism, coaching, consulting, economics, Featured, life coach, strategy Businetiks
by Eric Lopkin While there are many people spouting the values of socialism today, as business people we are ultimately reliant on capitalism for our well being. No matter what your political opinions, privately owned businesses are creations of capitalism. That doesn’t mean that your business shouldn’t be active in building your community. In fact, […] The post Why We Need Capitalism appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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When You Make A Mistake, Forgive Yourself

Attitude and Mindset, business coach, Businetiks, coaching, consulting, Featured, forgive, forgiveness, life coach, mistakes, strategy
If a friend tells you about an ordeal they’re facing or a mistake they’ve made, how do you typically respond? In all likelihood, you offer kindness and comfort. But how do you treat yourself when you make a big mistake? You’re probably much tougher — springing to self-criticism, hiding in embarrassment, or ruminating on your […] The post When You Make A Mistake, Forgive Yourself appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Tell Your Customer’s Story

business coach, Businetiks, coaching, Communication, communications, consulting, Featured, life coach, marketing, sales, storytelling, strategy
One of the most important elements to attracting potential clients is that they understand what you are offering. If they don’t have a clear idea of what you can do for them they won’t know why they should use your service or product. For complicated services, one of the best ways to convey what you […] The post Tell Your Customer’s Story appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Change Brings Additional Unexpected Changes

adapt, business coach, Businetiks, change, coaching, consulting, Featured, life coach, Process, strategy
When making a change, there will be other changes that you may not have expected. Some of these changes may seem irrelevant but each one of them has an impact on your efforts. For example, a while back I tried a carb-free diet to lose weight. For breakfast, I would make two eggs. For years […] The post Change Brings Additional Unexpected Changes appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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