The Importance of Memorial Day by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Today it's Memorial Day. Now for me, Memorial Day’s the meaning has kind of been lost. It always meant the beginning of summer. It was a big cookout and a neighborhood block party that we went to as kids. Our neighbor, Jack, had a pool party, a big cookout. We had horseshoe tournaments with a big trophy. It was a big deal. And they had three big cookouts each year. One on Memorial Day, one on the 4th of July, and one on Labor Day. So, I kind of missed out on what the real meaning of Memorial Day is.
We absolutely want to use this time to recognize and celebrate the beginning of summer. I think that's important. It's like the change of the guard. It's going from the growth in the greens of spring to the heat and beauty of summer. But I also think we need to step back and look at those people that have given their lives in service of this country. That's what this is all about. It's not about everyone...
The Power of Regret by Rick White, President 180BIZ
So, what I want to talk to you about today? I'm kind of going to go down a range here and I hope this makes sense to you. When things happen and they don't go our way, we tend to have regret. Regret is an indicator that we feel we could have done something a little bit better or a little bit different. Regret has some powerful lessons. We all have regret in our lives for mistakes that we made. There are times when we feel like we made the wrong choice. But do you know something? I truly believe that everything that happens in our lives happens for us. They're designed to help us become better people to accept. I think that's really what life is all about. It’s learning to accept. Think about the serenity prayer. It still touches me.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Look at regret and think what you could have...
Who Can You Help? by Rick White, President 180BIZ
This is our family edition. Today I want to talk to you about a different perspective. For the last couple of months, it's been easy to focus on survival. You’ve been focused on moving forward and keeping yourself and your business whole. You’ve been focused on taking care of your team and your family. And I think that's important. But you must make sure your house is in order. I've been telling clients that unemployment is running about 22% nationwide right now. It’s a sin. But still leaves 78% of the people who are still working. And I think that's amazing. And as a business owner, we must be focused on the possibility not the negativity. We must be focused on the opportunity. Yes, there are a lot of people hurting. But I'm going to ask you to step back and start looking around to see who you can help.
There's this old story, and I'm sure you've heard it before, but I want to remind you of it. A young...
Everything is Your Fault by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Today I want to give you a concept that's going to sound pretty harsh in the beginning. Everything is your fault. Please underline that. Know that to be true. If you didn't make the sale, it's not the customer's fault. It's not the customer's problem. It's your fault. If you don't have enough cars today, it's not the pandemic. It's not the virus. It's not the economy. It's not the president. It's not the Senate. It's not the weather. It's your fault. If your business is in a bad area, it's your fault. If you don't like your building, it's your fault. If you're behind on your bills, it's your fault. Because here is the amazing thing. If you can recognize that you are responsible, not blame, for everything that's going on in your life, you can change it.
If your marriage is isn't doing great, it's your fault. It's not anybody else's fault. You are a self-made person, good or bad. If you'll remember earlier this week, I...
Get into Winning Mode by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Lately, I’ve been talking about getting out of survival mode and into winning mode. I’ve talked about going from “not losing” the game to “winning” the game. Have you ever watched a football game where the team was winning? The team was going strong for several quarters and then suddenly they flipped. They were no longer pushing for a win. They were protecting themselves from a loss. It’s amazing how many teams lose when they go into protection mode just because of that mindset shift. So starting today, I want you to get out of survival mode and get into winning mode. Start thinking growth. Start thinking abundance.
Then, look at your team to determine if they are all the right players. Do you have the best bench? That's a baseball term. Do you have the best bench to play the game of business in your market? If you don't, it's time to make a change. As I talk to people about...
The Devil is in the Details by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Today it's daily dose day number 66. If we have one more six, it'd be the sign of the devil. Right? And why am I saying that? It's because the devil is in the details. Some shops are getting busier now as every state lifts sanctions and stay at home orders to some degree. I'm seeing shops getting busier. But guess what they're doing? They're stopping their marketing. They're getting into “DO IT” mode instead of “GROW IT” mode. And that, my friends, is a mistake. Please learn from this that you must market your business every single day.
You must be intentional about getting in front of new people. You must be intentional about your message. Your shop does not have a big enough base. You do not have enough customers. You need more customers. Now is a great time to do that. Still, even though people are starting to move around more, there's still a lot of free time. There's still a lot of downtime....
Stop Blaming the Virus by Rick White, President 180BIZ
I'm going to say something a little controversial. That's right. And if you want to get some people ramped up today, share this video. Stop blaming the virus for your situation. I want you to stop. It is not events that cause problems in our business. It's our habits. And here's what the event of this virus has done. It has magnified your habits, whether good or bad. There are shops out there right now that are having the best year they've ever had. That’s because they had the right habits in place. They had the right focus; they saw things changing and adjusted. It served them very well.
There are others that don't have great habits. This event magnified those poor habits causing problems. That's the difference. It's not the event that's causing your problem. The event is magnifying your habits. So let me ask you a question. What habits do you need to work on to get your business to the next level? Success is...
The Best Year You Ever Had the Virus by Rick White, President 180BIZ
I'm going to ask another question today. My question today is: What are you going to do to make this the best year you ever had? The reason why I'm asking this question is because I want you to be aware. I want it consciously in front of you that no one can take this year away from you. No one or nothing can take 2020 away from you unless you give permission to do so. So, my question to you is: What are you going to do right now to make this the best year you've ever had?
Look, we had a hiccup this year. We've had the zig; we've had the zag. It's okay. That's what life and business is all about. It's about coming to a challenge and adapting, overcoming. Every one of these Daily Dose Episodes have been designed to help you believe in yourself, believe in your business, and believe in your future. Every one of these Daily Dose Episodes are to help you not only go through this, but to help you grow through...
Faith Struggles by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Today is our faith edition as it is a Sunday. I want to talk about couple of struggles that I have with faith. Yes, I have struggles. We all do, don't we?, I have two struggles.
Boundaries by Rick White, President 180BIZ
This is our family edition. What I want to talk about today are boundaries. I think boundaries are important, but you must scrutinize them. We have a fence in our yard. The fence is there to keep our kids on our property where we can see them and keep them safe. And it's also there to keep the dog in the yard. I was looking at the fence yesterday and I was thinking that it's important to have boundaries. Then this little voice inside said, “But is it?” I want you to step back and look at boundaries as a good thing. There are certain boundaries that are created by your identity.
I will never, ever, ever do drugs. That is a boundary for me because that is part of my identity. I will never ever be drunk. That is part of my identity. That identity, that boundary is created by who I believe I am. Those are good boundaries. Those are where you are practicing self-management and self-discipline. Those boundaries are good for you....
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