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The #SaturdayMorningHustle is all about effort: #Hustle and #Grind #EvenOnTheWeekend BUT you can’t lose sight of why you’re doing the work. Dont forget what it is that motivates you to put in that extra work. The people who are important in your life, a drive to be the best you can be or simply taking a challenge head on. ⠀ ⠀ With the upcoming holidays are full of distractions, but you can’t let that kill the motivation that you’ve created all your long. At the same time, you shouldn’t ignore family and friends in order to put in extra work on your side hustle, start-up, self brand or small business. So how do you balance the Entrepreneur life during the holidays? Adapt. ⠀ ⠀ In Nov. and Dec. your regular schedule will be tested. The “extra” time you find on nights and weekends will be less thanks to holiday parties, shopping and family time. The key is to find new, often smaller, times and situations to utlize. Stay motivated, focused and most of all organized. Use free time between work, family and fun times to prep for dedicated work times. Make the most of what you can, when you can. All without skipping out on the important people in your life. ⠀ ⠀ Enjoy some time off for the holidays. Spend time with family and friends. Recharge your batteries and reaffirm your motivation. ⠀ ⠀ See you next week. Good luck! #RiseAndGrind #Entrepreneur #WorkSmart then #WorkHard #Business #Success #Truth #StartUpLife #NoExcuses #BusinessOwner #Leadership #Dedication #Commitment #CoffeeAndDonuts #SmallBusinessOKC #NoShortcuts #Motivation #Career #AboveAndBeyond #Advice #Inspire #Motivate #Opportunity

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#SaturdayMorningHustle taking advice from the great Don Draper on #MadMen when he tells the owner of scandalized Caldecott Farms dog food “Any agency that does not change the name is stealing your money. The product is good, it’s high-quality, dogs love it, but the name has been poisoned.” She does not agree of course. Draper goes on to tell her to find a new agency because she won't follow his professional advice – and he's right! ⠀ ⠀ This advice is very similar to a quote of mine in a recent @databoxHQ article "The Reasons Why Agencies Say ‘No’ to New Business"⠀ ⠀ Agencies want to do great work for their clients. Their livelihood depends on it. So when it doesn’t look like a project will succeed, it’s in their best interest to not accept the client. It’s not always an easy decision. But according to the agencies we heard from, it’s one worth making.⠀ ⠀ Kyle Golding, chief strategic idealist at @TheGoldingGroup, says that the most common reason his agency turns down potential clients is inflexible leadership in the client company. These projects can be doomed from the start, he says.⠀ ⠀ “If you’re not willing to make changes, then why are you hiring us?” added Golding, who looks for executives that are not only comfortable with his agency’s ideas but excited about them. https://databox.com/why-agencies-say-no ⠀ ⠀ Don Draper and I agree, anyone you hire (or hires you) has to be a "fit" in style, approach and willingness to do what works, not what's easy or what the client wants to hear. That's just stealing your money. Sometimes it doesn't work out, and the professional relationship should end. ⠀ ⠀ #Audience #Client #Advice #Consulting #Business #Entrepreneur #Coach #Agency #Collaboration #Partnership #Success #WorkSmart #WorkHard #Relationship #EvenOnTheWeekend #BoomerSooner

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A #SaturdayMorningHustle reminder to stay focused on what’s important and true for you. The reason I come in early, stay late, hustle, grind and do all the things I do for my business is because I’m trying to build something for my family, to live the life we want to live. It’s not always about becoming rich and famous. It is about doing what feels good to you, what feels right to you and what makes sense for you. When you combine those things in a business (that can be profitable and sustainable) you’re doing it the right way. Not for all the wrong reasons. ⠀ ⠀ Understanding your “Why" (you guys know what I’m talking about right? Simon Sinek – Start With Why – Go look him up if you don’t know) makes it all happen in the right way. Can you combine your “Why” and your experience and your passion? ⠀ ⠀ Keep your ethics, stay true to yourself and build a business for your life. Be an #Entrepreneur, build a #StartUp or start your #SideHustle. Good luck!⠀ ⠀ Today is the kick off of college football. I’m a huge OU Sooner fan. I’m on my way to the game soon, but wanted you to have this message and remind myself why we all #Hustle and #Grind for #Success.⠀ ⠀ #GoodLuck #WorkSmart and #WorkHard #Leadership #EvenOnTheWeekends #Marketing #Advertising #PR #PublicRelations #Promotions #Profit #Win #Motivation #Business #SelfBrand #Career #Process #Inspire #Motivate #Podcast #Video #OKCSmallBusiness

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