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What is truly ironic is that we receive what we have planned for the universe, from the universe, according to its plan for us. Thanks Bill.
Thanks for sharing that quote Al. Determination comes after the push.
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I feel a strong compulsion to step into my potential and see where it goes. It is like the Universe is pushing and shoving me in a certain direction. There is a mix of excitement and fear in my mind.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
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My latest guest post on The Go-Giver Way... In this post by Certified Go-Giver Coach, successful entrepreneur, and creator of the Manifast Business Success System™, Doug Wagner, he closes out the “Law of Receptivity” theme for March with 14 (plus... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
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This is a guest post from the new “Opposite Success” creative project which was initiated by a close friend of mine. Outlook is often a choice. Opposite Success is an alternative view on the standard success formula and loosely based... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Thanks Barb, the metaphor is correct even if eating an elephant is not your actual goal.
Hi Dixie, indeed it is taking the discussion a bit further. There are probably always do or die moments. But in reality our lives are filled with them but we are so used to dealing with them, they don't seem big. Think close call in traffic. Happens all the time. One day the moon will be like that.
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You can successfully put on your socks in the morning. You can successfully walk on the moon. Both are successes. Walking on the moon is made up of lots of little successes like putting on your socks. And taking the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
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My guest post for The Go-Giver Way as introduced by Bob Burg: "Today’s guest post is once again from Certified Go-Giver Coach, successful entrepreneur, and creator of the Manifast Business Success System™, Doug Wagner. Here, he shows us exactly how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Yes Bill, providing value leads to a successful life; especially if you can align value with your authentic core.
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Maybe you just lost a big client or didn’t win a big proposal. Maybe you are just getting going in your business. What is the first reaction when you have a cash flow shortage in your business? If you are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Thank you Dixie! Finding other ways is the ultimate challenge.
Thanks Bill. As a coach or adviser we are trying to help clients do what is right for them. Sometimes that means picking clients that like liver, sometimes that means adding a little ketchip and sometimes it means that we help them find an alternative way of getting there that does not involve liver at all.
Thanks Sean, I agree, stories are compelling.
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There are things we should be doing in life and business. Sometimes you can try too hard to get someone to do something; even if you know it is good for them. Eat Your Liver When I was young, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
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I wrote a guest post for The Go-Giver Way about trust, influence and brand. Here is the introduction. In this guest post, Certified Go-Giver Coach and hugely successful entrepreneur, Doug Wagner shares an excellent insight into how trust is the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Aw, thanks Dixie. It has truly been transformational working with both of you. I think what really makes accountability work is being open to receiving; to being accoutabilitated. P.S. It is a new word for everyone.
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You've set some goals. You've taken a little action. Maybe you've delegated some of the action steps. If you are in the top 20% you've also put a little bit of accountability in place. For yourself. For your team. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Thanks Gary! Once I changed my perspective on budgeting I saw it as an exciting business tool. So vital for small businesses to start doing this and not so constraining as they believe.
Thanks Bill. Ground up and top down are two common methods in larger organizations. In smaller businesses, many do not even really employ budgetting because they think it is for the big guys because of the perceived complexity. Balance of growth and responsibility.
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Most people hate following budgets and think forecasting is for psychics. I used to think this and did both of these exercises because I had to, not because I was enthusiastic. For a visionary entrepreneur this feels like it is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Thanks Bill! Funny after all this time that businesses still believe they decide what their brand is. Once perception is set it is hard to change it. That being said, there is still some room for experimentation and market testing. The key is to be absolutely clear on expectations.
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So many companies spend so much time and money fixing problems. Often it is self-inflicted. Sometimes things just happen. They spend a fortune on marketing and sales to convince customers they are better than their competition. Yet the simple truth... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Doug Wagner @ Sunwapta
Thanks Bill. I fully agree that if you place your focus on customer above process these things won't happen so much. The process is there to support people and make things easier. The funny thing is, they tried to bring one of the pieces of furniture back the next day. We refused delivery. Apparently they didn't remove the old sticker.
Thanks Bob. So happy you find Manifast and my blog helpful. Yes, the Manifast tool helps businesses do this all correctly without getting bogged down in business theory.