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From Zero To Hero - Why The World Picked Me Written By Stefan Oskar Neff Wordpress

How Can You Take Your Life From Zero To Hero In The Next 365 DAYS???

 

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Written By Stefan Oskar Neff From Zero To Hero Why The World Picked Me Sold On Amazon.com

 

I want to take you on a journey. A man’s journey, from self-indulgent zero to empathetic hero. On the journey to finding my purpose, I crossed continents, chased dreams, fought nightmares and found, that all the crazy hair-brained things I did to “protect myself” never really helped protect me at all. They only slowed me down from finally arriving at an understanding of who I am and why I’m here.

It was only when I met a kindred spirit, a woman who was equally as troubled, and searching to escape her family, that I began to wake up to the nightmare I called my life. My whole world was turned upside-down in the blink of an eye, and it left me wondering who was crazier me or her.

Was my meeting this woman fate? Or was it a desperate act of a self-destructive man, with only one possible outcome? Was this woman going to do me in, or was she my one chance at redemption? In order to find out, I was going to have to let go of everything that I claimed as my personal right as a man, and look in the mirror with clarity and honesty.

There are moments in life where we make choices that may not serve us in life. We drift along without asking the tough questions. This is a story about the choices that I made answering those questions, and my gradual awakening to what life is really all about.

My ultimate goal for everyone is to maximize results!!

It’s time to own what is already inside of you. No matter what happens in the world today we all can understand that the ultimate answer to every question is Love, Compassion, Empathy, Kindness, and Gratitude, for yourself, for everyone, for everything.

My New Book Is Available On Amazon: Click Here To Buy My New Book From Zero To Hero

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The Top 10 Business Growth Secrets!!!

Top 10 Business Growth Secrets!

Explode YOUR Business!

Using Make YOUR Mark’s TOP 10 Growth Secrets!

Secret #1: Many of us as entrepreneurs start our business with incredible passion and eventually end up doing operations, production and management tasks that we truly do not enjoy. Always be passionate about your role in your business and hire people to do the rest.

Secret #2: Always have a plan for your business. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. What are your personal goals and the goals for your business? Always know why you are in your business and keep reminding yourself of your goals. In fact, I say call goals “promises” instead, as they have a much stronger emotional impact and meaning. Keep true to your promises to yourself!

Secret #3: Do you know your market? Who are you selling to? You cannot be everything to everyone. So, what niche markets are you after? You may have a few product lines and/or services and each may have their own or similar niche markets. Determine exactly what they are for your business!

Secret #4: Do you truly know what your cash flow is in your business… and I mean truly know?

At MYM we have a detailed 12 month cash flow analysis tool that lets us know exactly when our clients may encounter cash crunch or cash rich times in their businesses. Allowing you to relax and properly prepare every aspect of your business for growth this year.

Secret #5: Do you know exactly what your break-even is for your business?

The formula is very easy and is critical to truly knowing what revenue you have to make in order for your business to break-even every month. Take your revenue and minus the “cost of goods” from it and divide that number by the revenue again. This will yield your gross margin. Now, take your total overhead (salaries, expenses, rent, phones, etc.) and divide it by the gross margin and this is your true break-even.

Example: You sell computers for $500 each and they cost you $250. Your gross margin is ($500 – $250)/$500 = 0.50 (50%). If your salary and over head is $3,000 per month, your break-even is $3,000/0.50 = $6,000. This means you have to sell $6,000 worth of computers (product) just to cover your costs and only thereafter do you start making money!

Secret #6: Many entrepreneurs work extremely hard in the beginning of their businesses and do not take home any income. If you calculate your break-even above and do not include your income… you are truly not breaking-even. Always include your income as the company owner.

Secret #7: Always maintain full control over the bank accounts and cash in your business. Often we gain trust with our bookkeepers and start to let them take control. Here are the items to always control in your business:

  • Ensure that all cashed cheques that are returned to you by your bank are only opened by you as the company owner. This allows you to check all the signatures and ensure that each cheque is to a known vendor.
  • Never let anyone have blank cheques. Only give your bookkeeper the right number of cheques for each cheque run. Otherwise keep all cheques locked away.
  • Most important! If your bookkeeper will not take more than 7 days consecutive leave, this could be a flag that something may be up! Once a year hire a temp. bookkeeper that has no personal relationship with your bookkeeper to double check everything – very important!

Secret #8: In the 21st century many entrepreneurs and business owners want to give their key employees ownership in their businesses or have them earn a percentage of the company in order to keep them. Giving shares can become very complex especially if you start to have problems. Think of profit share which essentially gives them the same thing without them becoming a shareholder.

Secret #9: We are all in our own businesses to make money, change the lives of our family and most of all to have fun. When you first start out you are probably the most poorly paid person in your office, working many hours for very few dollars (working IN your business). With the proper plan in place you can see when this will switch over and give you incredible money for very few hours worked (working ON your business). Being in your own business is a tenacious game. Yet, with a plan in place and promises set, your future will be extremely exciting.

Secret #10: When putting your plan together always be looking at your exit strategy as the owner. If you are selling a product or service, how can you create an ongoing income stream (consumable or residual) that will build over the years so that eventually your monthly income is highly predictable and an easy asset to sell to a future buyer of your business? The key strategy here is that you should set your business up in the beginning with the intention of selling. Highly systematized business with good ongoing residual/consumables income is very attractive to a potential buyer.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this report are that of Make YOUR Mark and not meant to be legal or accounting advice in any way or form. Please seek the correct advice from your local legal and accounting professionals.

you can email colin at Colinsprake@gmail.com

Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!
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Learn To Grow Your Business Leadership Skill & Maximize Sales & Profit Growth…

Successful leadership in small business!

Quiz: What Kind of Leader Are You?

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 on how you live these characteristics of a leader:

Leaders take responsibility… they:

    1. Look for opportunities to be responsible.
    2. Are willing to be judged on performance
    3. Are willing to take responsibility for the actions of their team
    4. Do not blame of make excuses when things go wrong.
    5. Are accountable to their actions

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10: _____

Leaders have clear vision… they

    1. Are clear about where they are going
    2. They know what they want from each situation
    3. They take action to make their vision come true
    4. Give a sense of meaning and direction to those around them.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10: _____

  1. Leaders have confidence… they
    1. Believe in themselves
    2. Say, “we CAN do it and we WILL do it.”
    3. Build confidence and bring out the best thing those who are on their team.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10: _____

Leaders are competent… they

    1. Have a high level of experience and a solid track record in their area of expertise
    2. Have a level of mastery that builds the respect of others and also gives leaders the ability to deliver on the things they promise.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10: _____

Leaders are action-oriented… they

    1. Are always in motion
    2. Usually doing more than one thing at a time
    3. Are very results-oriented
    4. Have a “ready fire aim” approach
    5. Take action even when they are uncertain

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10: _____

Leaders and good communicators… they

    1. Make it easy for others to understand their current situation, their vision and their plan of action
    2. Communicate their message in a way that is clearly understood and that inspires those around them.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10: _____

Leaders and trustworthy… they

    1. Trust and are trustworthy
    2. They know that trust can take time to be earned but can be destroyed in a moment
    3. Value the trust of others and treat their leadership role as a privilege.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10: _____

Leaders make others feel important… they

    1. Are compassionate
    2. Are empathetic
    3. Care about people and have an ability to make people feel like they belong and that they are important and have something valuable to offer.
    4. Know that every person is special and unique and they respect each individual.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10: _____

Leaders are decisive… they

    1. Make decisions quickly
    2. They gather the info they need, trust their intuition and make decisions in a timely manner
    3. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE
    4. Prefer to keep moving now and make corrections later than to bring things to a halt while a decision is made.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10: _____

Leaders have strong commitment… they

    1. Are willing to take a stand for what they believe in

    2. Will do everything in their power to make things work

    3. Naturally attract followers because of their high level of commitment

    4. Are virtually unstoppable in reaching their goals.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10: _____

Now, look at the areas where you scored an 8 or above. These are the areas in which you excel the most. What are some examples of where you live these characteristics with your business?

Look at the scores where you scored less than 8. These are the areas where you could improve. Which areas need the most improvement?

How can you implement change in these areas?

What benefit would there be to your business if you were to practice these characteristics more regularly?

you can email colin at Colinsprake@gmail.com

Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!
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Think Your Way To Wealth With A proven Process Of Success…

Creating Value In What You Sell!

Cost is only an issue in the absence of value!

The most important part of selling any product or service is to determine if it is priced correctly and ensure it is profitable. You may be selling your product or service for the same price as your competitors or your may be a lot lower… and you feel you should be charging higher but you are not! Most of it has to do with you under valuing what you are offering. And, when you under value what you are offering you will end up selling with a lack of confidence and not getting the orders!

The best way to determine value of what you sell is to ask yourself the powerful question, “What’s the cost to the client to not use my product or service?”If, the cost not to use you is substantially higher than the price you are selling for then you may have to raise your prices!

Of course, there will be those industries that say that by not using their product or service that the “cost not to do it” is priceless… like the health care or fitness industry. To not get fit or look after your health, you could say is priceless, but I would rather you look at what it costs to have one of the major illnesses; cancer, stroke, heart attack, etc. If you have a heart attack and were out of work and it cost you $150,000 for quadruple bypass surgery then paying $1,000 a month for a personal trainer is of extreme value!

Think about this for your own business, what is your value?

Simply put, if you cannot figure out your value then you do not know what you are selling!

The clearer you become on your value the more confident you will be at what you sell and the more you will sell!

The success of your business depends on your figuring out your value. Once you know your value you will never drop your price… you will actually find clients that value you what you are offering!

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The Most Powerful Business Growth Workshop In Canada Bar None…

Make the money you want & have the time off you desire!


Because you work hard and deserve it.

94% of business owners fail in their first 2 years and this does not have to be the case! The failure rate for businesses is high because people generally don’t get the training or education they need, prior to starting a business, to understand how to generate leads, make sales, build a thriving team, and manage their money properly so that they generate a profit and ultimately succeed.

Ten years ago, and after 30 years of business experience, the game-changer 7-Step Business Sherpa System™ was created to take start-up and seasoned business owners on a journey to achieving the massive success they want, earning the money they want, and taking the time off that they deserve.

Those who have plugged in and followed the system have achieved astonishing results. Most of all, they have achieved personal and professional success simultaneously.

If you are driven, open, heart-centered, giving, results-focused, an implementer, have integrity, and are committed then you are a perfect fit for the Business Sherpa System™.

The Heart Of Make Your Mark


Building conscious businesses and making a difference in the world…

Making a ton of money through your business is awesome. Yet, what you do with the money can have a huge impact on this planet. We are all about growing conscious business owners who want to be massively successful and at the same time do good for others as well.

We donate $10,000s annually to Habitat for Humanity as 1$ of every book sold goes to building homes. We also raise $1,000s throughout the year for food banks in all of the cities we operate in.

Plus, our founder, Colin Sprake, does a lot to eradicate bullying from our society, as this was a huge part of his life story.

How to Maximize Leverage as a Small Business Owner

The ultimate goal for business owners is to maximize results, but how do you achieve this outcome without downgrading the prices of your products or services?

When you begin to grow your business, sometimes the order is bigger than the dollars you have in your bank account and all of a sudden the desperation of fear sets in, and you drastically drop your prices causing capitulation.

Well, before this occurs I am going to show you the most important tools to avoid this mindset and why when you recognize YOUR value, you will never surrender your prices again.

This switch in your mentality, when applied, will produce not only the understanding of the value in your business, but will help you:

  • Create pre-set offers for your products or services so that you are not fabricating your prices in the moment.
  • Supply a consistent cost across the board without negotiating your prices and bargaining away the value of your services.
  • Dig deep so that you can realize in detail the value of your business.

7-Simple Steps In Creating Massive Growth In 12 – 24 Months

In Just 2-Hours, We’ll Cover Every Single Aspect of Personal and Professional Fulfillment in Your Life…
Of course, you won’t just learn these life-changing techniques, you’ll experience them during the training and apply them immediately to your life, transforming yourself for ultimate success.
You’ll learn how to:
* Take 100% control over your life and results
* Release limiting beliefs and negativity from the past
* Create a clear vision for your life
* Align your passions with your personal and professional life
* Structure your goals so you can achieve them easily and stress free
* Utilize visualization and meditation to create clarity and power
* Trust your gut and listen to your intuition
* Take more inspired action, and take advantage of opportunities
* Create new successful habits while replacing the habits that no longer serve you
* Attract people, wealth and abundance into your life
* Powerfully ask for what you want, as if you’ve already achieved it
* Be present, positive and mindful each day with a powerful morning routine
* Relax and rejuvenate your mind
* Network with a powerful group of supporters and establish lifelong friendships
* Stop complaining, end procrastination, and get things done
* You’ll change from the inside out – emerging with a new mindset, new success skills, a different outlook and a clear path of where you’re going, and how to get there.

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You are invited to be my guest to attend this informative and content-rich evening with Colin Sprake. I attended this event the last time he was in town. It was time well spent. At this event…

MASTERING YOUR BUSINESS FOR MAXIMUM PROFIT & SUCCESS
Come join us for business education and fun as you learn key items to assist you in taking your business to the next level:

1. The mindset of highly successful business owners.
2. How to fall in love with sales & build your business without COLD CALLING!
3. The Million Dollar Circle to finding clients & maximizing client retention!
4. Taglines that get results!
5. How to grow an extremely profitable business.
6. Determining what makes you UNIQUE in your industry!
7. How to maximize profit from each sale and stop dropping your price!
8. How to write powerful client attracting marketing materials!
9. Key SECRET to building a million dollar business in 12 – 24 months!

This event is 2 hours of jam-packed business enhancing strategies for ALL types of business.

If you own a business… you can use this information!

Register and bring a friend or business partner with you.

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Grow Your Business

Learn To Grow Your Business To The Next Level

Business Success 2-Hour Event


Two hours of solid business education that will get you thinking and start you on the path to more profit and success. It is like no other event you have been to! It’s jam-packed full of strategies and tools that you can implement in your business immediately. If you are thinking of starting a business or are a seasoned business owner… this event is a must! Register now, you will be very happy that you did!

Here are some of the things you will learn at the event:

  • How to grow your business to the next level!

  • Completely remove roadblocks from impeding your growth.

  • Load success software on your hard drive.

  • How to get out of your own way!

  • Learn how to think like the wealthy.

  • How to create massive SUCCESS habits!

  • Maximize PROFIT in your business.

  • How to dream big and achieve results rapidly.

  • How to become an inspired business that people line up to work for!

  • How to Eliminate FEARS and maximize growth!

  • How to earn the MONEY you want & have more TIME OFF!

  • Become part of a massive like-minded community.

  • Network & grow your business – you could walk out with business

Grow Your Business To The Next Level.