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#SaturdayMorningHustle Flashback topic from 3 years ago: Focus for Success! Harness the power of focus to create successful opportunities for yourself. Never do something simply because you “can” or because there’s money to be made. Instead, focus on activities you have passion for it. Don’t chase money, because it never works out correctly. Stay in your lane. Stay focused.⠀ ⠀ One of the excuses I often hear for not focusing on a singular or small set of activity is missing opportunities. But not focusing most often takes a business in too many directions at the same time. Focus on your core offerings instead of diluting your brand your message and your communication. Be the best at what you do, not a jack-of-all-trades / master of none. ⠀ ⠀ Good luck! Let me know how I can help you and your business. I'm here to help (and drink coffee). Hit me up on Anchor, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube with questions, comments and feedback. It's Saturday, I'm in the office so it must be the Saturday Morning Hustle. Listen to the podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping. https://saturdaymorninghustle.com⠀ iTunes: http://bit.ly/SatMornHustle⠀ Spotify: http://bit.ly/SaturdayMorningHustle⠀ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/satmorninghustle⠀ Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/SMHGooglePod⠀ YouTube: https://bit.ly/SMHvideos⠀ ⠀ Swipe right for 2017 "The word of the day is FOCUS!" #SaturdayMorningHustle advice: Stay in your lane, do that thing you do the way you do it. Too many people look at ways others are making money or having success and want to add that to what they are already doing. This is a terrible idea.⠀ ⠀ The best business is very specifically focused on a core offering. That is what people expect and like about doing business with you. Adding extras for no reason other than you can do it (but you're not the best at it) or just to make "easy" money dilutes your brand, message, customer experience, staff attention, etc…. PLUS you will be competing with those you are copying. The advantage is theirs.”⠀ ⠀ To be successful, stay focused!" #Focus #Strategy #Specialize #Success #Hustle #Grind #EvenOnTheWeekend #WorkSmart then #WorkHard #Entrepreneur

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The key to success: Change Management. #SaturdayMorningHustle Flashback 3 years ago this week + 2020 #COVID19 updated strategy. ⠀ ⠀ The key to business success is how you handle change. Winning comes from making small movements, not large pivots or failure to change at all. Business change can come from losing or gaining a client, losing your best employee or new competitor entering your market. Do not overreact! Stick to your business plan, strategy and marketing tactics as long as you can until it's evident that you must make a change. The market will tell you when it's time for adjustments. ⠀ ⠀ When you do make changes, do it concisely and decisively. Winning at business means being able to handle change better than the other people in your space. Adapt and adjust. You can't be the "flavor of the week" and try something new all the time, but you also can't stick to "this is how we've always done it" and never make adjustments. Choose a happy medium between the two concepts. ⠀ . . . . Listen, Stream or Subscribe to the #SaturdayMorningHustle podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping. iTunes: http://bit.ly/SatMornHustle Spotify: http://bit.ly/SaturdayMorningHustle Anchor: https://anchor.fm/satmorninghustle Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/SMHGooglePod Podchaser: https://bit.ly/SMHPodChaser Podbean: http://bit.ly/SMHpodbean YouTube: https://bit.ly/SMHvideos Get your #SaturdayMorningHustle swag here: http://bit.ly/SMHshirt . . . . Good luck! Let me know how I can help you and your business. I'm here to help (and drink coffee). ☕️⠀ ⠀ #LetMeHelpYou #CoronaVirus #Business #StartUp #Advice #Success #Hustle #Grind #EvenOnTheWeekends #Creative #WorkSmart then #WorkHard #EarnIt #EvenOnTheWeekend #EntrepreneurAF #BusinessOwner #Hustler #Audio #Video #SocialMedia #Content #Change #Business #CoffeeAndDonuts

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#SaturdayMorningHustle Advice: Focus On What You Can Control. There is a LOT happening in the world around us right now that's completely out of our control. So what are we supposed to do about it?⠀ ⠀ Focus on what we can control (improve) and create enough positive actions at the grassroots level to push back on all the negative things we have no control over. How, you might ask. With this simple formula: Communication – Connection – Empathy – Understanding – Collaboration – Solutions. Need to know more? Listen up. We're starting a bottom-up push of positivity, community and problem-solving. Join the conversation. ⠀ ⠀ It's Saturday, I'm in the office so it must be the #SaturdayMorningHustle. Listen to the podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping. https://saturdaymorninghustle.com⠀ ⠀ Hit me up on Anchor, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube with questions, comments and feedback.⠀ ⠀ Listen, Stream or Subscribe to the Saturday Morning Hustle podcast⠀ #iTunes http://bit.ly/SatMornHustle⠀ @Spotify http://bit.ly/SaturdayMorningHustle⠀ @Anchor https://anchor.fm/satmorninghustle⠀ #GooglePodcast https://bit.ly/SMHGooglePod⠀ @Podchaser https://bit.ly/SMHPodChaser⠀ @podbeancom http://bit.ly/SMHpodbean⠀ ⠀ For those of you who don't listen to podcasts but need some motivation this morning, check out the #SaturdayMorningHustle on YouTube https://bit.ly/SMHvideos⠀ ⠀ The Saturday Morning Hustle t-shirts are now available at http://bit.ly/SMHshirt. Frames from @eyesetcokc http://www.eyesetcokc.com ⠀ #Podcast #SaturdayThoughts #SaturdayMotivation #Positive #Attitude #Collaboration #Community #Entrepreneur #Business #Career #Success #FirstOneIn #LastOneOut #RiseAndGrind #EvenOnTheWeekend #SaturdayMorning #SocialMedia #StartUpLife #BusinessOwner #Leadership #Dedication #Commitment #CoffeeAndDonuts #Advice

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Continuing on the #SaturdayMorningHustle theme from last week: Success is a journey and not a destination and the path is full of unexpected deviations. Today on the podcast, I'm using my own long and winding journey from my first business (when was only 15) in the music industry to where I am now as the head of a strategic planning and business development consulting firm. The path between the two is not anything I had planned, but being adaptable and keeping myself moving in the right direction ultimately offered the potential for personal and business success. ⠀ ⠀ The key is learning how to balance "sticking with the plan" with knowing "when to get out" of a plan that just won't work BUT not too soon or making major changes too often. It's the ultimate balancing act.⠀ ⠀ Last week, I talked about Luguentz (Lu) Dort, starting shooting guard for the OKC Thunder NBA franchise. His story just might be your story (not really, but we can learn from his unconventional path to success).⠀ ⠀ Not sure what I mean? Let's talk about it.⠀ ⠀ It's Saturday, I'm in the office so it must be the #SaturdayMorningHustle. Listen to the podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping. https://saturdaymorninghustle.com⠀ ⠀ Listen, Stream or Subscribe to the #SaturdayMorningHustle podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping. ⠀ iTunes: http://bit.ly/SatMornHustle⠀ Spotify: http://bit.ly/SaturdayMorningHustle⠀ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/satmorninghustle⠀ Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/SMHGooglePod⠀ Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/SMHGooglePlay⠀ Podchaser: https://bit.ly/SMHPodChaser⠀ Podbean: http://bit.ly/SMHpodbean⠀ YouTube: https://bit.ly/SMHvideos⠀ ***Get your #SaturdayMorningHustle swag here: http://bit.ly/SMHshirt⠀ ⠀ #SaturdayMorning #RiseAndGrind #EntrepreneurAF #WorkSmart #WorkHard #Success #EvenOnTheWeekend #Grind #Hustle #StartUpLife #NoExcuses #BusinessOwner #Leadership #Dedication #Commitment #CoffeeAndDonuts #NoShortcuts #Motivation #Career #AboveAndBeyond #Inspiration #Opportunity #Effort #Career #Advice

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Success is def. a journey and not a destination, but not an A – B trip. Why? I will tell you today on the #SaturdayMorningHustle podcast. You can't get too set on an idea of success, because "the real world" will make changes to that picture. Don't believe me, just ask Luguentz (Lu) Dort, starting shooting guard for the OKC Thunder NBA franchise. His story just might be your story (not really, but we can learn from his unconventional path to success).⠀ ⠀ My own path to success has taken many, many unexpected turns over the last 35 years. 15 years in the music business, 20 years in marketing as a graphic designer, creative director, C-suite and business owner multiple times in multiple structures. Some successful, some not but all merge to my current place in my success journey.⠀ ⠀ Not sure what I mean? Let's talk about it. ⠀ It's Saturday, I'm in the office so it must be the #SaturdayMorningHustle. Listen to the podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping. https://saturdaymorninghustle.com⠀ ⠀ Listen, Stream or Subscribe to the #SaturdayMorningHustle podcast⠀ iTunes: http://bit.ly/SatMornHustle⠀ Spotify: http://bit.ly/SaturdayMorningHustle⠀ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/satmorninghustle⠀ Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/SMHGooglePod⠀ Podchaser: https://bit.ly/SMHPodChaser⠀ Podbean: http://bit.ly/SMHpodbean⠀ YouTube: https://bit.ly/SMHvideos⠀ Get your #SaturdayMorningHustle swag here: http://bit.ly/SMHshirt or get this sweet Oklahoma shirt at @okhomegrown ⠀ #Success #Opportunity #Podcast #SaturdayThoughts #SaturdayMotivation #EntrepreneurAF #Business #Career #WorkSmart #WorkHard #FirstOneIn #LastOneOut #RiseAndGrind #EvenOnTheWeekend #SaturdayMorning #SocialMedia #StartUpLife #BusinessOwner #Leadership #Dedication #Commitment #CoffeeAndDonuts #Advice

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It's a very meta #SaturdayMorningHustle sharing advice I was given about the Saturday Morning Hustle brand, future and achieving possibilities. Today I'm sharing input from a trusted friend and advisor who "called me out" in the most constructive way possible in regard to me being serious about the SMH podcast, social media, website, products and overall brand without losing what it is that makes the concept behind the hustle so important. By doing a better job on the business side, my #SideHustle just might become more important and impactful to more people.⠀ ⠀ I will translate the advice my friend gave me into actionable steps you can take for your career, self-brand, artistic or entrepreneurial pursuits. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST FOR A FULL 24 MINUTES ON THIS ADVICE:⠀ ⠀ 1. A Self-Brand should be treated as a business⠀ 2. You might be too close to see the big picture⠀ 3. Collaboration and outside input is essential⠀ 4. No excuses (duh!)⠀ and I add a few more ideas of my own to round out this discussion.⠀ 5. Challenges are always good⠀ 6. Strive for more, but be yourself⠀ 7. Leave your comfort zone, but not your ethical limits⠀ 8. There is no perfect time to start⠀ 9. Things change, be patient while being assertive ⠀ ⠀ Listen, Stream or Subscribe to the #SaturdayMorningHustle podcast⠀ iTunes: http://bit.ly/SatMornHustle⠀ Spotify: http://bit.ly/SaturdayMorningHustle⠀ Anchor: https://anchor.fm/satmorninghustle⠀ Google Podcast: https://bit.ly/SMHGooglePod⠀ Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/SMHGooglePlay⠀ Podchaser: https://bit.ly/SMHPodChaser⠀ Podbean: http://bit.ly/SMHpodbean⠀ YouTube: https://bit.ly/SMHvideos⠀ https://saturdaymorninghustle.com⠀ ⠀ Hit me up with questions, comments and feedback. It's Saturday, I'm in the office so it must be the Saturday Morning Hustle. Listen to the podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping.⠀ ⠀ NEW #CoffeeAndDonuts and RED Saturday Morning Hustle T-shirt now available: https://bit.ly/SMHswag⠀ ⠀ #Hustle #Grind #WorkSmart #WorkHard #Entrepreneur #Leadership #EarnIt #EvenOnTheWeekends #Marketing #Branding #Advertising #PublicRelations #SocialMedia #Motivation #Business #SelfBrand #Career #StartUp #CoffeeAndDonuts

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Say Yes, Collaborate, Take the First Step, Find Success. Seems simple, but it's hard to actually execute on – how do you create your own #SaturdayMorningHustle success? Not necessarily a podcast (or maybe it is) but doing something that brings you great joy, opportunity and potential success. ⠀ ⠀ This was a common theme of many conversations I had this last week, so today I'm sharing the ideas, tactics and steps to success (as you define it) via something new or different. Bonus: Check out the @definingmomentspodcast https://www.definingmomentspod.com/ from my pals Hoang and Margy Lam.⠀ ⠀ Listen to the #SaturdayMorningHustle podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping. Stream on @Spotify http://bit.ly/SaturdayMorningHustle or listen/subscribe on #iTunes http://bit.ly/SatMornHustle on #GooglePlay http://bit.ly/SMHGooglePlay on @anchor.fm https://anchor.fm/satmorninghustle & on @YouTube https://bit.ly/SMHvideos⠀ ⠀ It's Saturday, I'm in the office so it must be the #SaturdayMorningHustle. Listen to the podcast every weekend while your competition is still sleeping. https://saturdaymorninghustle.com⠀ ⠀ #SaturdayMorning #RiseAndGrind #Entrepreneur #WorkSmart then #WorkHard #Business #Podcast #Success #EvenOnTheWeekend #Grind #Hustle #StartUpLife #Leadership #Dedication #Commitment #CoffeeAndDonuts #Motivation #Career #AboveAndBeyond #Inspiration #Collaboration #Undefeated #DMP

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