Grow your own business by saving people time and money

Grow your own business by saving people time and money

If you want to have more success in your business, you need to give your customers, clients or patients what they want.  When I say that, most people’s thought goes directly to the product or service that they provide.

But in a broader view, what does virtually everyone really want?

Virtually everyone would like more money and virtually everyone would like more time.  Sure, they may need your product or service, but what they really want is more money and more time.

Today, take a few moments to focus on how your business can increase, whether directly or indirectly, the financial status of your customers.  Also, determine how you can save them precious time in the process.

For example, as a physician, your patients want to get back to enjoying life.  No one likes to take time out of their schedule to go to the doctor.  And no one likes the thought of being in pain to the point of missing out on the joys of life.  Also, no one likes to miss work and not receive a paycheck.  If you can determine that the procedures in your business will be efficient enough to get the patient in and out of your office without taking all day, as well as get the patient back to work or increase their health to a point that their work-life will be extended, you are on your way to making the connection between saving your patients time and making them more money.

Then, the task becomes finding ways to convey that message to your current and potential patients.  When you can teach people about the benefits of doing business with you, especially when those benefits are related to time and money, you will have an endless stream of new business.

This is also a good reminder to look at your own use of time and money.  Nearly everyone could use a good financial clean-up where you discontinue those bad financial habits or expenditures that are unneccesary in your life.  And nearly everyone could use a good daily time audit to determine where you are wasting precious moments of your day.  When you truly respect your own time and money, you will be more easily able to respect the time and money of your customers.

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!

Mike

Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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Success Coach Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins has studied and taught on the subject of motivation for decades now.  All of his research indicates that people will do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure.

With this information now available to you, you need to start associating “good” with pain and “great” with pleasure.

“Good is the enemy of great.”
The first key to achieving your full potential is to accept nothing less than the absolute best for yourself and from yourself.  If you are not yet where you want to be, it’s time to say “Enough is Enough!”  Enough of just being OK.  Enough of having things that are just OK.  Enough of doing things OK.  Great is what you deserve to be, do and have.  Accept nothing less for and from yourself.
If you can tie the feeling of pain to being good and the feeling of pleasure to being great, you will have the stage set for an unstoppable future.
What I have found in applying this knowledge to my own life is that I must take the time to picture what being good looks like and immediately associate the feeling of pain.
I have done this so much that the thought of just being ok nearly makes me physically ill.  I have also worked to associate tremendous joy with being great at what I do.
By associating these feelings so intensely, I no longer have to think about whether I really want to be good or great.  Complacency is gone!  I will accept nothing less than “great” for myself.  And, the feeling of pain is so associated with being average that I will do almost anything to keep from just be “good.”
Start today with picturing exactly what you want to be, do and have in your life.  Begin to picture how you will feel when you accomplish these things. How will you feel when you ARE great?  How will you feel when you HAVE great things?  How will you feel when you are great at what you DO?
If the feelings associated with your wants are strong enough and the purpose behind your desires are to help others in the process, nothing will be impossible for you.

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!

Mike

Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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Our daughter The Dreamer

Our daughter The Dreamer

Children get it!  Each night in a child’s mind there are spectacular visions of what is possible.  But at some point in our youth, the dreaming stops and reality sets in.

But in the minds of the ultra-successful, the dreaming never stops.  The vision of what is possible is constant.

Don’t be afraid to dream.  If you don’t have a dream, it’s hard to turn your dream into a reality.  If you don’t have a vision for what is possible, though it may realistically seem impossible, there’s no way you’ll ever achieve it.  Walt Disney was quoted as saying “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”  Don’t worry about what others say is possible.  Don’t worry about your present reality.  The only thing that matters is the vision of your own possibilities. Don’t be afraid to dream great dreams.  Don’t be afraid to dream of a life that no one else has ever had.  Don’t be afraid to dream of doing something that no one else has done.  Don’t be afraid to dream of having something that no one else has ever had.

Greatness begins with dreams.  Athletic success begins with a dream.  Academic success begins with a dream.  Business success begins with a dream.  Leadership success begins with a dream.  Parenting success begins with a dream.  Financial success begins with a dream.  Everything great that mankind has ever accomplished began with a dream.

If you want to achieve success in your own life and in your own endeavors, you have to go back to dreaming.  Set aside some time each day to dream of the life that you want.  Dream of where you’ll be in 5 years from now.  Dream of where you’ll be in 20 years from now.  And once you have the dream in mind, focus on it daily and become the kind of person that you will need to be in order to achieve that dream.

You did it as a child, and it’s time to do it again!

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!

Mike

Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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Charles Barkely

NBA Great Charles Barkley

In order for you to continue to move up the ladder of success, you must continue to improve as a leader.  Regardless of what you plan to do, you will not be able to do it alone.  Even if what you are planning to do is an individual task, you will undoubtedly need to have a team of people to help you prepare.  Therefore, you must continue to develop as a leader if you hope to lead your team in order to get where you want to go.

Many people do not want to be in a leadership position.  People say they want success, but aren’t willing to take on a leadership role.  It doesn’t work that way!  You have to be a leader and you must be willing to take on a larger leadership role in order to become more successful.  And the greater leader you become, the more success you will have.

Years ago there was a commercial with the basketball player Charles Barkley in which he said “I am not a role model.”  The problem was that it was too late to make that statement.  He may not have wanted to be a role model and may not have seen himself as a role model, but with the success that he had already earned in the sport, it was impossible for him to not be a role model.

The same holds true for you.  If you want to be successful in sports, academics, business, finance or any other aspect of life, you need to get comfortable with being considered by others, as well as considering yourself, a leader.  But the term leader should not intimidate you.  You are already a leader.  I’ll guarantee that you have at least one person in the world already that watches what you do.  Whether it’s a spouse, a child, a classmate, a teammate, a friend, a family member, a coworker, an employee or an employer… someone is already watching you.

So instead of avoiding the role of a leader, take control of the title by realizing that you are already leading people in your daily life now.  In order to climb the ladder of success, all you need to do is get comfortable with leading more people.

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!

Mike

Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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Marathons are run one step at a time!

Marathons are run one step at a time!

Success does not have to be complicated.  When it comes right down to it, success in nearly every area of life is extremely simple.  Simple thoughts and simple actions that require frequency and consistency is all that it takes for you to be, do and have everything that you could ever possibly desire.

Want a great physique?  Everyone knows that the process of losing and/or maintaining your weight is a pretty simple concept.  You must burn more calories than you take in.  How do you do that?  With diet and exercise.  Everyone knows this, yet much of America is overweight.   The missing ingredient?  Frequency and consistency.

Most people can stick to a good diet or a good exercise program for a short period of time.  But most people eventually get out of the habit of maintaining their diets and exercise programs, leading them back to the same out-of-shape and overweight bodies that they had when they began.

Is becoming wealthy complicated?  Everyone knows that you should save a portion of every paycheck for the future.  Yet most of America is broke and living paycheck to paycheck.  The missing ingredient?  Frequency and consistency.  Most people will get excited about saving for a week or two and then stop the habit of setting aside part of the paycheck because the money doesn’t pile up as quickly as we would like.

As a health care provider, my own personal health is of utmost importance to me.  I feel that I must not only provide a great service to my patients, but I must also be an example to them.  I never want to ask my patients to do something that I am not willing to do myself.

With that in mind, I have actively participated in long-distance races over the past several years.  I have run 7 marathons (26.2 miles) over the past few years and continue to plan new races for the future.  If you were to ask any of my friends or family members about these races, they would all tell you that the most amazing part of my having completed these events is that I have never trained for a race.  When they say that, they mean that I have never focused on running extremely long distances prior to the race like most people must do in order to finish.

In reality, what they don’t see is that I’m never NOT training.  As part of my responsibility to remain a role model for my patients, I have decided to exercise every day.  I will typically workout at least 5-6 times every week and have done so for as long as I can remember.  So while it looks like I’m never training because I don’t change my exercise routine before running these races, the truth is that I don’t have to because I have chosen to always stay in decent shape.  Frequency and consistency!

If you will just decide on your major goals and choose to take simple daily action towards their completion, there will be no stopping you.  Take your most important goals, break them down into their most simplistic pieces and work to complete the simple pieces with frequency and consistency and you will soon find yourself moving much closer to your dreams.

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!

Mike

Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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Change your point of reference and you will change your life.

When I say “reference”, I am referring to whom or to what you are comparing yourself.

Are you rich?  Compared to whom?

Are you smart?  Compared to whom?

Are you intelligent?  Compared to whom?

Are you a hard worker?  Compared to whom?

Are you a good parent?  Compared to whom?

Each person has to define their own success in each individual area.  The easiest way for us to define success and to get a clear picture of success is to use the picture or example of someone else that is already doing what we hope to do.  But in order to avoid complacency, the simple task of changing your reference can change your life.

There’s a story about a group of businessmen that wanted to be successful in their businesses and in their finances.  They began to all hang out together until eventually they were all millionaires.  They continued in their normal ways, thinking they were big shots, until one day a billionaire joined their group.  Suddenly, they realized that there was a whole level of success that they had not yet envisioned.

Hang around with losers and sooner or later, you too will become a loser.  Hang around with winners and you can’t help but become a winner as well.

If you want to become a good parent, make friends with other good parents and do what they do.  Once you become a good parent, begin to use great parents as your new point of reference and work to become a great parent.

If you want to become debt-free, hang out with others that have already worked their way to a debt-free life.  And once you are debt-free, find a millionaire to emulate.  If you think and do what the millionaires do, you too will soon find your own way to a million dollars.

The key is to remember that there is always another level of success that can be yours if you choose to continually update and revise your focus.  Each time you reach a new level, strive for something even greater.  And in attempting something greater, always update and change your reference group if you ever hope to achieve your full potential.

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!

Mike

Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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The sky's the limit in the climbing world

The sky's the limit in the climbing world

Everyone at the top was once at the bottom.

Modeling is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reach your goals.  By modeling, I mean finding someone that has already done or is currently doing what you want to achieve.  And once you find them, do what they did to get where they are and you too will get the same results.

However, it’s easy to overlook the fact that even the ultra-successful in every individual business were once at the bottom.  Nobody is born at the top.  Everyone, and I mean everyone, starts out at the bottom.  I don’t care who they are, who their parents were or where they were born, everyone starts out at the bottom.  These things can make it easier for some people to climb the business mountain faster than others, but no one begins at the top.

So, if someone else has already climbed the mountain that you want to climb, then so can you.  Learn to think the way they think, do what they did to make it to the top and you too will soon find yourself moving up the mountain.  Just remember that there is suppose to be joy in the climb.

Ask anyone at the top which part of their journey was the most fun and they will all tell you that the climb itself was the best.  Being at the top is awesome, but for those who are actually willing to attempt to climb the mountain in the first place will inevitably reach what they believe is the top, only to find out that there is always another larger mountain to come.  This means that the rare few in the world that are willing to dedicate themselves to reaching the top of any business or organization will spend less than 2% of their time actually resting at the top and 98% of their time climbing.

The view from the top will be nice, but if you can’t find a way to enjoy the climb, your life will pass you by.  Find joy in the process of achieving your potential and the mountain becomes much easier to conquer.

It’s easy to look at successful people and forget that they too had to make the climb.  It’s easy to envy someone else’s position or status without realizing what they had to do to get there.  We all have to make the climb.  Some of us have learned to find joy in the climb.  Others are so focused on the empty destination that they waste their lives struggling to get to the top of something that is not going to make them happy.

Have large dreams.  Have inspired goals.  Climb big mountains.  But remember, the real joy is in the climb, not in the destination.

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!

Mike

Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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The Mason Family Ice Cream Maker

The Mason Family Ice Cream Maker

I may not be the best cook in the world, but I can make some pretty good homemade ice cream.  I learned the recipe from my father years ago and have continued the tradition of making it for nearly every occasion of any significance.  Really, I am always looking for an excuse to make it.

One day, years ago, I had committed to making it for my friends for a birthday party.  I had bragged it up and told everyone to expect the best ice cream of their lives, which I’m sure was a drastic overestimate.  Nonetheless, I got held up and was going to be arriving to the party late.  When I called my friend to tell him that I would be running late, he reminded me that people were expecting the ice cream and he would be happy to get it started for me if I could just give him the recipe.

My first thought was, “You can’t make MY ice cream.”  No one could possibly make it like me!  But since we had no other options, I agreed and gave him the recipe.  When I got to the party, the ice cream was finished and everyone was enjoying it.  And to my surprise, it tasted EXACTLY the same as when I made it myself.

Success is the same way.  If you do what the ultra-successful do, you will get the same results.  Life doesn’t care who follows the recipe for success, life only cares that you apply the right ingredients.  When you take a closer look at those that are successful in sports, academics, business, finances, parenting, etc. you will find that there is really nothing special about the people themselves.  If any person thought the way they thought and did the same things that they do, they would have the same results.  The key is to apply the same level of commitment and to do exactly what the ultra-successful do to be successful.

This is where my own strength comes in.  I have been quite possibly the biggest copycat of all times.  In sports, I found successful people, did what they did, and became successful myself.  In the classroom, I asked the straight A students what they did differently from everyone else, I did what they did, and I jumped to one of the top in the class.  In business and finances, I found successful people, I read their books, listened to their audios, went to their conferences, and finally, followed their recipe and I got the same successful results.

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel.  Find someone who has already done what you are looking to do and copy their habits and their recipe for success.  Do what they do and you will get the exact same results.  Again, life doesn’t care who is putting in the necessary ingredients for success, life only cares that you follow the recipe.

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!

Mike

Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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Your wallet SHOULD look like this!

Your wallet SHOULD look like this!

What is the biggest challenge to wealth?

In my opinion, the one aspect that holds people back from achieving financial freedom is the failure to start.  Beginning the habit of saving and investing is very easy, yet most people put it off until the reach retirement age.  By then, it’s too late.

The hardest part is taking the first step.  And the great thing about taking the first step is that you can take that step today.  If you just get in the habit of saving 10% of what you make for investment purposes, you will be financially independent in no time at all.  The first thing to do is to make the decision to stop wasting money and start saving/investing instead.  My daughter is currently 6 years old.  We recently bought her a learning device called The Zillionaire (which I highly recommend picking up if you have children.)  The device is very simple.  It has 3 canisters to hold money.  The 3 canisters are titled “Spending”, “Saving” and “Investing.”  Each week when she earns her commission (as explained inthe book Financial Peace Jr.), she puts a portion of her money into the spending account, a portion into the saving account and a portion into the investing account (plus she is putting 10% of her total commission towards her tithing at Sunday School.)

If she keeps this going, which will be much easier since she is starting young and already in the habit of allocating her money this way, she will be financially independent herself well before 98% of the population.  My 6-year-old daughter can do this, but every study done on finances in America shows that over 90% of the general adult population does not have this habit.

Is this a very complex habit to develop?  No

Is it unreasonable for you to live on 90% of what you are currently making?  No

Is there anyone that doesn’t believe that 10% of their income saved and invested over time would lead to financial security?  No

Do most people follow this easy system?  No

Are most people financially independent and able to live the life that they want?  No

And why is the answer to all of these question No?  Because people fail to begin.  You can start right now to move towards financial independence and security.  Decide right now that you will cut out your unnecessary expenditures and start saving/investing at least 10% of your income.  Then, very simply, make it automatic on each payday.

You’ve already waited this long.  You can’t afford to wait any longer to start this simple process.   Today is the day that can change your life and the lives of your family forever.  All you have to do is start!

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!

Mike

Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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Rachel bungee jumping

Stepping out of your comfort zone can be fun

Can you remember a time when you tried something new, just for fun?

Kids do it all of the time. I am constantly amazed at how children plan virtually every minute of their day
around whether or not something will be fun. Every plan they make involves doing something new just for the fun of it.  Their inability to do something, or potential failure while doing it, is very rarely, if ever, contemplated.

Somewhere along the journey to adulthood, too many of us lose our desire to step out of our comfort zone. We lose the desire to try something new just for the fun of it. Whether it’s a new career, a new job, a new talent, a new trip, or anything else new that could have a positive impact on our lives, we over-analyze things and give ourselves 50 different reasons why we shouldn’t do something. All the while, what we needed was just one good reason to do it.

Successful people know that they need to consistently take themselves out of their comfort zone. Only then will you truly experience growth.

There have been times in my own life that I have fought change.  And though I feared it, every time I decided to accept change, it turned out to be the best thing for me.

Don’t be afraid to try something new.  Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and go after that new job.  Don’t be afraid to change career paths.  Don’t be afraid to make today the first day of saving money to change your financial future.  Don’t be afraid to learn a new skill.  Don’t be afraid to attempt something new just for the fun of it.  Life is too short to wait!

Take a moment and think to yourself, “If I had to do one new thing, and failure was not an option, what would I do?”  The answer to that question will take you closer to where you are supposed to be.

Think about it and commit to doing it today.

You were put here for a purpose, you are greater than you realize and your future will be filled with unlimited opportunities when you decide to become unstoppable.

Be Unstoppable!

Mike

Mike Mason, author of Unstoppable Success, is the Founder of Unstoppable Business Consulting, The Elite Training Center and the Clinic Director of The Chiropractic Care Center.  He is considered one of the nation’s premier experts on business and motivation and lectures on success to sports and business groups.  He is reported to be the future of business consulting.

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