January 5, 2016
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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Universal Truth For Attaining
Greater Success In 2016
It is the
entrepreneur's dream to idle away lazy afternoons on the white sands
of a tropical beach. Success certainly affords, among other things,
an excuse to relax and enjoy the fruits of one's labor. But as many
dyed-in-the-wool entrepreneurs have discovered, there is only so
much time you can spend fly fishing or lounging in a hammock before
the urge to do something new begins gnawing deep down.
enough, everything around you suggests a new or overlooked
opportunity. Every cocktail napkin becomes a sketch-pad or
whiteboard. Or that great idea, long stowed away, keeps you awake
late at night.
Indeed, success also provides resources,
credibility, experience and — most of all — the confidence to
attempt things. The only thing harder for an entrepreneur to pass up
than a good idea is that same idea coupled with the knowledge that
"I'm good at doing this sort of thing."
therefore, need no prodding or motivation to get up and try
something new. They can't help it … it just happens. What is not
so automatic is the notion of attempting something ambitious,
relative to past accomplishments. If you're attempting something
that doesn't make you feel at least a bit uncomfortable, then you
probably aren't growing.
While you may be successful at
completing a less-than-ambitious project, it will be a hollow
victory. Worst of all, you will fall far short of your own
Assuming you wish to continue growing during this
lifetime, in whatever capacity you choose — skills, experiences,
wealth, sophistication — then you must continuously push yourself.
Whether it’s soloing in an aircraft, learning a new language or
speaking in public, you must occasionally do something that is
unfamiliar, difficult, or even scary.
If you've read similar
articles, you probably need no explanation of the power of setting
goals. What is not so well known is that a few of your goals should
deliberately be very difficult.
In numerous studies,
research has demonstrated that effort and performance are directly
proportional to the goal's difficulty level, up to the point where
the goal becomes no longer believable (at which point effort tends
to cease altogether). But here's the clincher: Performance is
maximized even when the goal is not achieved!
How is this
possible? If you look closely, most things that people attempt are
not truly binary. That is, they're neither measured as all-or-none
nor as success versus failure, but instead are a matter of degree.
While the goal may not be reached, performance was indisputably
improved … and that is the key.
suggests a new approach to goal setting — set very difficult goals
for yourself and then recognize and reward partial success. It's
better to earn 80% of a $1-million income goal, than to earn 100% of
a $500,0000 goal. This can be hard to get used to for highly
aggressive goal-setters who writhe in pain at the thought of failing
to meet a goal by its deadline. But fear not.
also shows that failure to reach one’s goal is still highly
motivating to people, especially when the goal was missed by a
narrow margin. Reaching 80% of your goal stimulates you to try that
much harder next time, and reinforces your overall belief in the
True, there are bigger risks when
attempting bigger things. But that's what pushes us to work harder,
so as to minimize risk. How? Fear creates stress and that stress
forces the mind to adapt, coming up with ever better approaches and
solutions for minimizing the risk. That is what raises us to the
next level of performance.
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Factoring is when a company sells its accounts
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This option is useful to some
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However factoring can be expensive. To begin with, you only
get 75% to 90% of the value of your receivables. Then there is
typically a 2% to 6% discount fee, plus if your receivable takes
longer to pay that fee usually increases. Some factors will also
tack on other charges, such as audit fees.
is certainly a possibility for some companies, it’s not the answer
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