This is your road map to success. Years of study, practice, refinement, and the great minds of many successful entrepreneurs and individuals of all genders, races, religions, backgrounds, and experiences are combined here to help you succeed in any endeavor you set your mind to. Learn about business, selling, marketing, advertising, strategy, motivation, and success. Just click on the topics on the menu bar above.

No glitz, no glamour, just proven techniques guaranteed to help you succeed!



Planning the Perfect Sales Pitch

Why it is important?

What do you need?

What are the steps?

Now you may be thinking that you work by yourself, or you only have a few employees in a store, or you are a star salesman in a mega-salesforce, That you don’t need to or it has already been done.  But when is good, good enough? We must always try to improve, always learn, and always be open to new ideas. Being open is the foundation of success.

Learn how here...


What do you mean, you don’t understand

Under-communication, lack of communication, miscommunication, whatever you want to call it, is a widespread and detrimental problem. In fact, a survey conducted by found that 62% of workers did not like their jobs because of poor communication.

Learn how to change this by clicking here...



When your why is big enough you will find your how!

No truer words were spoken. We have talked about your WHY, why are you doing things? Why is important for you to achieve your goals? Have you written your goals down? If, no, do so. If yes it is important to review them. As Brian Tracy said; “It is through having goals that you will get everything you want – faster than you ever thought possible.”

Learn important tips here...


What Do You Need A Website For

To WEB or not to WEB

That is not even a question today, if you don’t have a website you don’t exist. Your website is the window to the world seven days a week, 4 weeks a month, and 52 weeks a year. Often, it is the first thing a person will look at before they come to visit you. Yes, I use the word visit, because a prospective customers is a friend you haven’t met yet and before they buy from you they need to trust you. Bottom line, if they don’t like your look on the website they won’t come in.



What’s Time Management

People say to me, “Chuck, it's nice to say that you taught all this great stuff about planning and goal setting, but let's face it, I don’t have time to do this on a regular basis!”

How do we get all this done and still have time left at the end of the day for ourselves and our family?

I know that you have heard about time management, but do you really know how easy it is to do?

Do you know how much time you can actually save by applying it?

If you do, why are you not applying it?

If you don’t know how much time you can really save and do something you enjoy with it, charge ahead and learn how.

Have you ever heard the old saying that: "If you want to get something done - give it to a busy person?" How can that be you ask when God gave us the same 24 hours in a day? The secret is not how much time we have, but how we use it!

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Mastering the Sales Process – Self regulation

Whenever there is a salesperson involved in anything people recoil in fear. Nobody wants to be pushed or bullied into doing something they don’t want to by someone else. Let’s be honest, we all have and it didn’t feel good. It is widely thought that salespeople are only in it for the buck, or what they are going to get out of something, not helping you get what you need and want.


Yet sales is the only way to fuel the economy, progress humanity, and make a difference. Nothing happened without someone coming up with an idea to create something new or improve something old. Then the process of selling the idea begins.

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3 Top Successful Managers and Leaders Share Their Secrets

If you think that it takes a village to raise a child, you should try managing or leading a company, department, or family? Sometimes getting the people that work with (for) you to do what needs to be done is like herding cats or forcing a horse to drink water – not so easy. So what can you do, what should you do? Here are three of the world’s leading experts sharing their wisdom with you.

Learn here...



Ten Tips to Improve Your Self Esteem

Why is it that many people sabotage themselves?

Why do people feel they don’t deserve a good life or the better things in life?

Why are so many people unhappy?

Here are ten ways to improve your life and improve your self-esteem.

It does not come easy, it does take work, hard work. But the benefits are nothing short of fantastic.

Read more here


Darren Hardy’s Compound Effect and 9 Ways To Use it in Your Favor

Have you heard of Darren Hardy’s Compound Effect? If not, don’t fret because I’ll be explaining in this article. Here, you’ll see why I think it’s an antedote to the many businesses that never have the chance at taking off. I’m hoping this article will inspire the courage in your to keep putting forth effort towards positive habits: in your business and in your life.

Often times, we don’t realize how fragile our daily decisions may be.  We don’t see the connection with cause and effect, so we make decisions in a frivolous way.

In his book, Compound Effect, Darren Hardy talks about how each decision you make can incrementally draw you closer or further away from your definition of success.  As insignificant as your daily decisions may seem, when you compound them, they can catapult into something completely unexpected.

You want the snowball of decisions to result in something you can be proud of, which is why I’m writing this article to extract some of the great advice from Darren Hardy’s bestselling book, so you can use it in your favor.

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The Secret To My Success

The Why-Not Factor


Your Why-Not! defines the nature and purpose of your business. It is the one thing that compels people to buy from you instead of from your competitors. Often it is call a “USP” (Unique Sales Point), or your Mission Statement.

Your Why-Not! is much more than both of the others put together – yet simpler.

It stands for

Why Hire You – No Other Temptations

To learn how to create a compelling Why-Not! look here...


What To Write In A Press Release


In business, Those who have the best story wins – always!

Think about it? The best books, movies, songs, plays, or ballets are those that tell a great story. They captivate their audience and move them to an emotion of some sort. Isn’t that what you want to do with your press release, capture attention and move your audience to some sort of action?

Learn how here...


The Business Plan for Small Business 

It doesn’t matter whether you are starting a brand-new business or have been in business for 20 years you still need a solid “Business Plan”. Come to think of it, chances are that if you have been in business for 20 years you probably need to revise your business plan and make it so that the business works for you rather than you working for it.

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Leadership and Listening Active Listening Exercises

“Listening is an overlooked tool that creates an environment of safety when done well. Several studies over the decades have estimated that we spend anywhere from a third to half our time listening and yet we don’t retain very much. Back in 1957, researchers found that listeners only remembered about half of what they’d heard immediately after someone finished talking. There’s no reason to think that ratio has improved since then”; comments Melissa Daimler in a 2016 interview.

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Start your own On-Line Business

Start your own On-Line Business

Everyone loves flexibility. Being able to create your own hours, speak to your clients outside of business hours, be open for business 24/7, etc.—this makes your life and your potential client’s lives much easier.



Developing Centers of Influence


If I told you that the essence of business is building long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships, you'd say that this was nothing new; you've heard it a hundred times before.

But if I asked you what your plan was to build these relationships, I'll bet most of you would draw a blank. Sadly, most business relationships just happen, they are not built intentionally and systematically.

Read more to learn how...


How to be successful at sales

Make it your goal to help others!

A key to being successful in business is to find a need and fill it. This is the same road to success in selling. Helping people solve their problems. Can anyone get good at sales? Absolutely! The key to being successful is to be real, be yourself,  be consistent, and be persistent.

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Capital is Critical in Start-up

One area that is sadly overlooked when starting a business is start-up capital. Start-up capital is the amount that you need to have before you open your doors. This is the money set aside in the bank that will carry you through the lean months so that you can pay your fixed expenses, variable costs, and your salary.

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Successful management skills what you need to know   

Have you ever wondered what made a good manager or a lousy one. I’m sure you are like me and have had both. Now you are getting promoted, starting your own company, or already have a company and are THAT manager. What successful management skills do you need to lead, motivate, and inspire? Read more...


What Is An Effective Advertising Strategy?


What Is An Effective Advertising Strategy?

How do you determine what is going to work or not work?

What do you really need to know to make your ad work successfully ?

There no accidents or lucky breaks when it comes to creating your advertising. It takes what I call the four “A’s”.  Read more to find out


How do you find your purpose in life Top Ten tips

It is unbelievable to realize that…

Only 45% of people say that they are happy or very happy with their work.

Sadly, passionate comes up in only 20% of people describing their job.

Dead end is the sentiment of at least 33% of people.

And oddly enough only 21% are eager to change their careers.

How about you? How would you answer those questions? learn more ...


Who relies On You?

Set your goals to get Regular Physical Activity


Your life depends upon it! If you don’t think that makes it important enough for you, how about for your family. No matter what you think, they think that you are important. They may not say it often or even act like it often – but it’s true. You are important.

So take care of yourself. Read more....



The Magic of Clarity

Visibility ZERO! Yup, there I was on top of Sunshine Mountain in Banff Alberta and visibility was zero. I had a friend with me from Massachusetts who had never been there before and was not a particularly good skier. What now?

This could be a dangerous situation, there is a disease called Hausler’s Disease, where movement combined with lack of visual data causes total disorientation in your mind. So, what do you do? What did I do? First and foremost, I made sure that we always stayed together. The last thing you want to happen is that you lose somebody. This is so very important in business – YOUR business. Make sure that everyone involved with you is crystal clear on where you want to go and how you are going to get there. Read more here ...



Pricing – How do you Value Yourself Part 2

Immediately it was apparent that they were bleeding cash. They knew it but didn’t know how to fix it. After a few questions, it was crystal clear what had to be done. Get a firm grasp on exactly what the costs were and what category they would be part of revenue, cost of goods sold, and administrative costs. From there we had to:


  1. Determine how they did their pricing. (It was based on supposed costs and what the “market” would bear, in other words, they checked out the competition.)
  2. Look at ways to reduce costs and slash things that weren’t needed.
  3. Research ways to increase sales as fast as possible.


Pricing - How do you Value Yourself Part 1

Pricing How do you Value Your Product, Service or Idea

So far, you have put everything into getting the prospective client into a meeting with you.

Now what?

They are all excited about what you can do, but here is the BIG question – “What Do You Charge or How much does it cost?” Read how...



There's no one-size-fits-all formula for picking a great business name. The best name depends on a host of considerations -- some as obvious as the kind of business you do, others as unique as your own tastes and style. There are, however, a few guidelines that will steer you in the right direction. Read on ...



Super Success Secrets from 25 Successful Entrepreneurs

We all stand on the shoulders of giants and we can always learn more. By studying others secrets of success we can only keep improving ourselves. Hearing and reading these nuggets of wisdom once is never enough, keep hearing and reading them over and over again until they become part of the woof and weave of our being. Read on rock star and keep shining. 


Getting Your Ideas Across

85 percent of what you accomplish in your career and in your personal life will be determined by how well you get your message across and by how capable you are of inspiring people to take action on your ideas and recommendations. . Good communication is crucial for good management.Read how ...


Business Plan Basics

The best way to show bankers, venture capitalists, and angel investors that you are worthy of financial support is to show them a great business plan. Make sure that your plan is clear, focused and realistic. Then show them that you have the tools, talent and team to make it happen. Learn the secrets...


The Secrets of Public Relations

Public Relations involves a variety of programs designed to maintain or enhance a company's image and the products and services it offers. Successful implementation of an effective public relations strategy can be a critical component to a marketing plan.



Essential Contents of a Marketing Plan 

Every marketing plan must fit your needs and situation. Even so, there are standard components you just can't do without. A marketing plan should always have a situation analysis, marketing strategy, sales forecast, and expense budget. Read more...


Network Your Way To Success


One of the best ways to build your business when you are just starting out is by networking.  

Investopedia defines networking is a process that fosters the exchange of information and ideas among individuals or groups that share a common interest. It may be for social or business purposes. Professionals connect their business network through a series of symbolic ties and contacts. Here are the secrets to successful networking. Read on...



Motivation is literally the desire to do things. It's the difference between waking up before dawn to pound the pavement and lazing around the house all day. It's the crucial element in setting and attaining goals—and research shows you can influence your own levels of motivation and self-control. So figure out what you want, power through the pain period, and start being who you want to be. Read on...


AIDA = tried but true, the famous formula that makes your ads, your advertising literature, your marketing work. But you must use a new enlightened way to make your marketing successful. Read on ...


YOUR windfall opportunity lies in the trusted relationships YOU have cultivated. And your wealth-building opportunities will be kaleidoscopically different from everybody else’s.

Here another way of looking it:

Wealth = Opportunity = Trusted Relationships

Now here’s the big question. Whether you own a business or not, how can you put this information into action immediately? Read more...




Business Cards are one of the most overlooked marketing areas that we have today. My wife and I went to a Mastermind Entrepreneurial Summit this last weekend in Anaheim, California and I was amazed at how many people who attended, who didn’t have a business card. A business card is an integral part of any good marketing plan. For its size and cost, it's probably the most powerful part.Business Cards are one of the most overlooked marketing areas that we have today. My wife and I went to a Mastermind Entrepreneurial Summit this last weekend in Anaheim, California and I was amazed at how many people who attended, who didn’t have a business card. A business card is an integral part of any good marketing plan. For its size and cost, it's probably the most powerful part. Read more...



Imagine never worrying about money ever again. Allow yourself to get lost in this fantasy for a moment: your bills are always paid with ease, you own several beautiful homes, your kids are attending the top colleges, and the money just keeps rolling in quicker than you can spend it… Read more



I often tell people that we were born without instruction manuals and we forever try to figure out how all the pieces fit together on the fly. 20 years of research in the field of human potential and performance has opened my eyes to the amazing abilities we each have and how to tap into them. One of the greatest discoveries ever is how our subconscious mind gets programmed and how it controls almost everything we do. Read more...



After spending over 31 years researching, studying, analyzing, and identifying the most powerful and critical business systems and profit generating mindsets.

I've discovered that all incredibly successful pre-eminent entrepreneurs, business-builders, innovators and nationally recognized professionals all share a specific mindset.

And it is this mindset that is the single biggest cause for their brilliant achievements.

I'd like to share with you 9 of the 26 mindset that all these great masters of business building and life mastery have possessed. Read more...



According to Martin Christie of Logo Design, London; “Understanding the psychology of colours is vital to designing an effective logo.” In fact, choosing the right colours for your business and subsequent forms of advertising are essential.  The aesthetic of your product and its labeling can have a huge impact on sales. Read more...



There was a time when I was a slave to my clients, traveling across the world whenever they wanted me to speak, sometimes working 30 days or more in a row without a break. I hardly ever saw my family. The airport security guards knew me by my first name. The even knew which luggage was mine! As I worked harder and harder, I became more and more unbalanced. I didn't have time to exercise, read a book, go to a movie, or do things I really enjoyed. My refrigerator was bare, because I only had time to come home for a brief stay before I headed back to the airport and onto another trip. Read more...



The bottom line is that motivation is a very difficult to understand and even more difficult to maintain for some. But only you can do that.  You can and you will. If you are at the point that you feel you can’t do it anymore, that would be a good time to go see your family doctor or counsellor. We all need help at times. But even getting help sometimes is difficult.  Read more...



You’ve probably heard these things all of your life.

“Work hard and you will be rewarded.”

“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”

“We may not be rich but at least we’re happy.”

“We may be poor, but at least we’re honest”

“Money is evil”

“Put that down – don’t you know it’s dirty?” Read more...



Everyone’s situation is unique. Your path to retirement, why and when you retire and what you plan to do in your retirement are all very personal choices. If you are not sure where to begin or need guidance along the way. Read on...



We are getting older, we're living longer, and we're changing what it means to age. We're also entering new territory. how do we plan for longevity, what does it mean to age well, and how can we - and those we love - live safely, securely, and independently for as long as possible? Read more...



One theme equals momentum and success

"So what are your plans for next year?", I asked a student the other day. He looked down, sighed, looked back up and said "Well, I'm going to work on a book, finish my real estate education, keep attending your teleclasses, work on my marketing plan, and - "

"WAIT!" I interrupted. How can you focus on so many things at one time? Multitasking is NOT the answer." "Oh, but I'm a really good multi-tasker!" he replied. I took a deep breath. If he was such a great multi-tasker, then why wasn't he achieving the level of success he wanted? Read more...



I just finished a private phone conference with Brian Tracy. If you do not know Brian, he is one of America's authorities on personal effectiveness. He spoke to 250,000 people last year, and is also a leading authority on sales and marketing. Do you want to know what he talked about? SETTING GOALS! Read more...



Why are you here? Why are you on the planet right now? Many people believe we each come into this life with a purpose, a reason for living. Considering that every element in nature has a specific purpose for existing, and we are an integral part of nature, it stands to reason that we have a purpose too. Read more...



Have you ever heard the saying, “monkey see, monkey do!” We get so much of our learning and traits by seeing what others do and copying them. It all started when we were babies. People made faces at us and we made them back. We learned how to do things by watching our parents and then continued on in our later years. Finally, we went to school and were programmed to do as the teachers says and does and from there it continues. If you want your clients, suppliers, and most importantly your employees to do the right thing then you better exhibit it first. Read more...



Marketing and using the best advertising medium has vexed entrepreneurs since the beginning of time. Understanding your business and the role it plays is essential in crafting an effective marketing strategy and determining the best advertising vehicle is crucial for you and your business. It is easier than you think but few do it, why? Because it takes time and thought! Read more...



These five self sabotaging behaviours could be preventing you from having the success you deserve! begin recognizing and changing these behaviours today! Read more...



Advertising can appear in many forms: such examples are press releases, business cards, radio ads, television spots, newspaper ads, direct mailings, or even talks at service clubs, to name just a few. It can cost great sums of money or it can be free. The cost isn’t indicative of the effectiveness. The best advertising is the one that brings a return on investment. As long as it brings in more than it costs, you are doing well. Read more...



There are two types of introductions—the one where you introduce yourself toward the beginning of your talk and the one that your promoter reads to introduce you to the audience before you get up on stage. Now, that second introduction may seem like a minor concern, but it’s not; it plays a huge role in establishing your credibility. Read more...



You may have heard entrepreneur Jonathan Christian speak about his business success live on my stage. But as with most business owners, his path to success wasn’t the easiest nor was it necessarily the most expected. In 2008, a severe car accident changed his life in an instant. A challenging road to recovery followed, including a surgery to completely rebuild his neck which left him unable to work for over a year. Read more...



Attempting to manifest that which we are not passionate about is like dressing up a corpse! If tomorrow you were diagnosed with terminal cancer and told you had only a few months to live, would the big house, the boat, the cottage at the lake, and the prestigious job title comfort you? Would you be wishing you had spent more time at the office? I think not. You might be wishing that you had dared to live your heart’s longing, your dream…what you ached for…your passion…your purpose in life!  Read more...



So here we have the proverbial conundrum, I am telling you to do one thing but the dictionary says that you will be doing the opposite. The MacMillan dictionary defines “blocking off” as meaning one of two things. 1. To cover or close something completely so that nothing can move through it; and 2. To completely stop something from happening or progressing. Yet, as far as I am concerned, you will not succeed unless you block off you time. Indeed, it is imperative to block off time in order to focus on what is most important in your life or your business.  Read more..



Believe you can, and you can. Belief is one of the most powerful of all problem dissolvers. When you believe that a difficulty can be overcome, you are more than halfway to victory over it already.

Norman Vincent Peale

This is the basis of your successful enterprise. Is it enough, no; but it is a start. From here we need to totally visualize your business from top to bottom. Define in detail, exactly what you want to achieve and how it will be achieved.

Easy? Hardly. Important and Essential – Totally!




In step one we became experts in our field, or at least learned as much as we possibly could about our product or service. By knowing what your product will and will not do and how it will benefit your prospective client, now you can define your perfect client. It doesn’t take a large leap of faith or line of logic to know that if you have the perfect product and the perfect client and that client has a need, making the sale is so much easier.

But if this was easy then everyone would do it, right? Well not necessarily right. It is easy, it just takes some time and effort. This investment of your time and effort will pay huge dividends. Read on...



Bill Gross has founded a lot of startups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people's, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him. Watch here...



What often may seem to be the slowest road can in effect be the fastest. Action plans are just that, the way truly successful people and organizations realize their dreams, increase efficiency and make the best use of their resources. The most important and hardest to come by, is the resource called TIME  Read more...



How do customers react to selling messages? We know that in order to motivate ourselves we have our thoughts which turn into feelings which lead to our actions and then create our results. With marketing the researchers look at these attitudes and position themselves to marry their product, service, or idea to the corresponding attitudes of their target market. . Read more...



Many articles on marketing start with defining your target market, but I would suggest that it starts well before that. Know your product! How can you create a positioning paper, market place strategy, advertising program, or sell your product or service to anyone without knowing your product completely? Read more...



Sounds rather extreme, but is it?

Overall, 28% of people feel that they have a good balance between work and their spare time. That means that a sizeable 72% are not entirely happy with their work/life balance. That is a lot – especially when we consider the negative consequences of such an imbalance. Read more...



Of all the key elements of business, number one is SALES. With sales, your company will not exist! We have been selling ever since man was created, when Eve sold Adam on the forbidden fruit. But has the art of the deal ever changed? Is selling the same as it was then? In many ways, yes; but not in all ways. Selling is much more complex than ever before. Read more...



Many of us tend to think of decision making as a process in which two separate and opposite mechanisms are engaged in a critical struggle, with the emotional and impulsive mechanism within us tempting us to choose the “wrong” thing, while the rational and intellectual mechanism that we also carry inside us slowly and plodingly promises to lead us eventually to make the right choice. This description, which was also shared by many scientists until several decades ago, is both simplistic and wrong. Read more...



Motivation is literally the desire to do things. It's the difference between waking up before dawn to pound the pavement and lazing around the house all day. It's the crucial element in setting and attaining goals—and research shows you can influence your own levels of motivation and self-control. So figure out what you want, power through the pain period, and start being who you want to be.         Read more...