A good way to do a visual valuation is to watch the day to day operations and actually count the customers daily, foot and vehicle traffic over at least a month’s time. Yes, count. Sit inside the store but don’t be obvious. Observe and count! You will become a ‘regular’. This will also give you the opportunity to not only see the customer flow but also get an approximate of what the actual sales are. Sit close enough to hear what customers order and keep a generic tally. That will give you a little more vision of what IS reality.
Colvin even thought about trying to diversify by adding a coffee shop, wine bar or gift shop to bring in more revenue, but knew that would just add to her workload.
Make the audience Do Some of the Work. Instead of YOU speaking the entire time, give your audience some tasks. Ask them questions, give them a quiz, have them discover answers to tasks in small groups. Not only will the audience be more engaged and learn better, but you can take a break and gather your thoughts as they do their “homework”. Try it, you’ll like it.
Plan to inject one positive day per month into your life, create that day ahead of time, and imagine all the things you would do. You will have noticed that i have suggested all this in the language of the laws of attraction. You are not taking a day off because that infers a loss or something that has been taken out. You are ADDING INTO YOUR LIFE an important day once a month. This includes NOT LISTENTING TO Bad news or reading negative reports about the world. This is your creation day!
Therefore, don’t fall victim to the ridiculous, push-button, instant success sales pitches. When you find an honest company with a good network marketing or affiliate marketing program, you’ll know it. That company doesn’t have to resort to hype and empty promises because it has a solid product. If knows that product can produce real results for those who are willing to make an honest effort. A company like this will typically have a long track record, solid credentials, and numerous real testimonials from real people. When you find one of these companies you know you’re on the right path.
I have set myself a similar goal, and here’s how i answer the question: I will make an effort every day to build my business so that i can achieve the success I am seeking, and i will not allow any setback or obstacle to deter me from my goal. I know that i will encounter problems along the way, and that there is a solution for every problem I run into. And the good news is that these problems are not as difficult to solve as they seem at first. I will achieve success and every day I’m taking steps to real my goals. I will periodically reassess and reset my goals as needed until my ultimate goal is reached, and I will not stop until I have achieved that goal.
Remember, even top speaking pros get nervous before and during their speeches. Collect stress-busting strategies like these. Observe experienced speakers and see what they do to reduce their nerves. Embrace your stress and it will serve you well.