How To Get People To Do What You Want

Posted by on January 23, 2009 with 0 Comments

People communicate with each other in various ways for a lot of reasons. And one of these reasons is when you need something from someone. For people in business, this can either be in the form of products or services. You may want to sell a product while the other party must find your product useful for his intention. You may want to offer your services while the other party must be satisfied with the services you render according to his needs. In short, the way to get somebody or anybody to do what you want is to make them want to do it.

To get something you want through intimidation or violence is to invite trouble. Yes, it’s possible but not advisable to use forceful methods because the results are undesirable and at times disastrous. Imagine if you force an employee to take a leave of absence for having apparently violated a company rule. The relationship between management and the employee, or perhaps between management and union (if the employee is a member of it), is likely to be severed.

To get what you want, give people what they want. Just what do people want? Physical health, family ties, financial security, spiritual growth, peace of mind, a successful career, and fame are the basic needs of people. There is one important yet intangible thing everybody wants and that is appreciation. Being appreciated and complimented makes a person feel important. When you feel important, you feel needed and wanted, and this gives you a whole lot of reason for existence. (more…)

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Save Time When Starting a Business

Posted by on December 5, 2008 with 0 Comments

Save Time When Starting a Business

For those who wish to invest their time and money in a new business or first business, you may find that there are simply things that you can do to avoid all of the time that you will spend during your research, however, your risks increase. You will find that you can be your own boss and work long hours than normal employers, but you can do some time saving tips so that you can start the business off like you would like to.

A little time at the start can save you lots of time in the end. Overall, do your research. Think about all the different permits that you will need to begin the business. What will your target audience be? What are your outsourcing options? By researching all of these questions thoroughly, you can avoid making bad decisions for your company.

Bad ideas tend to take most of your time, but you will find that if take your setbacks as a learning experiences; you will be able to make some sense out of the negative. If you spell things wrong in the final proof for your brochure, you will waste time redesigning and reprinting it, as well as lots of valuable money.

As for other ways to save your money and time you might want to take on some business partners. Divide and conquer. For example, are you horrible at math? Hire a freelance accountant to manage the money for your business. Of course, realize that this time-saving option can be quite expensive. You may need to bring in professionals for you to be able to get the company up and rolling.

It will only be temporary. Freelancers work on contract, so there is no need to hire someone on payroll if you’ll only need him or her for a few months. Partners take much of the same stress off your shoulders. Partners will help you to make decisions and they will help manage all aspects of the business so that you don’t feel like you are being stretched too thin and the best for the company can be done. After all, they have money invested, so they don’t want the business to fail.

You can save yourself a lot of time when you do all of your research through the internet.. Rather than reading mountains of business books at your local library, you can read specific articles pertaining to your exact needs if you look them up on the Internet.

Keep in mind that starting a business will take some time. You will want to make sure that you devote some time in creating a good product or service so that you business can start off with success.

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