Getting ahead involves way more than just doing a great job. You’ve got to know how to lead the leaders and move the shakers. Here are 15 subtle yet powerful tips to help you influence your boss in a way that positions you for great favour and advantage.

How to succeed by influencing your boss

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Why writing a book is a bad idea by Robin Dickinson

Here are fifteen reasons why you should think twice before writing and publishing your own book:

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Here are three simple and practical steps that will immediately increase your productivity no matter what the task:

  1. Clearly define the outcome: create a crystal clear picture of exactly what you want
  2. Completely detach from the outcome: let go of the emotional attachment to achieving the goal
  3. Fully engage in the process: invest your complete energy (intellectual + physical + emotional + spiritual) in giving personal-best action towards achieving the goal

 

How to increase your productivity by Robin Dickinson

For more on Business Success refer to Chapter 6: Black Chair for commercial success in Robin’s new book, The Fortune 8.

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Meanwhile, back in Hobbyville, people who run their own business have trouble coming to terms with the truth about their situation. For example, Hugh Geego from Pinocchio’s Toy Store has become so attached to his ideas and being right all the time that he now has trouble admitting he has problems and accepting solid, commercial advice.

Business Success – stop lying to yourself and get help – by Robin Dickinson

Cheeky cartoon by Robin Dickinson. ;-)

For more on Business Success refer to Chapter 6: Black Chair for commercial success in Robin’s new book, The Fortune 8.

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Meanwhile, back in Hobbyville, people who start running their business from home get very little business done. For example, Rich Neverwillbe has just quit his corporate job to run a home-based Internet business. He paid very little attention to the day-to-day practicalities before doing so and now spends much of his time on home duties. ;)

Business Success – do your homework before working from home – by Robin Dickinson

Cheeky cartoon by Robin Dickinson. ;-)

For more on Business Success refer to Chapter 6: Black Chair for commercial success in Robin’s new book, The Fortune 8.

Get motivated and commercially focused by hiring Robin Dickinson as a business mentor, facilitator or keynote speaker: Email: robin@robindickinson.com

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Meanwhile, back in Hobbyville, people are so addicted to business advice they rarely make any money. For example, Jock Svenn from Dumbbell’s Gym & Fitness Centre can’t get enough business advice. He’s had years of business coaching, but has never banked a decent profit. However, his Business Coach is getting very rich indeed. ;)

Avoid becoming addicted to business advice

Cheeky cartoon by Robin Dickinson. ;-)

For more on Business Success refer to Chapter 6: Black Chair for commercial success in Robin’s new book, The Fortune 8.

Get motivated and commercially focused by hiring Robin Dickinson as a business mentor, facilitator or keynote speaker: Email: robin@robindickinson.com

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Meanwhile, back in Hobbyville, people work so hard in their business that they fall into the trap of spending company money on unnecessary toys and treats as a form of reward. For example, Susan Kidd from Child at Heart, Children’s Psychologist has got into the habit of spending her precious company cash on top-of-the-range Pear-shaped brand computer gadgets that look good and make her feel good, but add no value to the business. No wonder she never banks any profit. ;)

Business Success: how to ensure your business banks zero profits

Cheeky cartoon by Robin Dickinson. ;-)

For more on Business Success refer to Chapter 6: Black Chair for commercial success in Robin’s new book, The Fortune 8.

Get motivated and commercially focused by hiring Robin Dickinson as a business mentor, facilitator or keynote speaker: Email: robin@robindickinson.com

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Meanwhile, back in Hobbyville, people get so focused on starting up their new business that they give little or no consideration to the very thing that will make it work: revenue generation. For example, Ed from Desert Ed’s Lone Star Diner was so busy making his diner perfect and getting everything ready to open his doors for business that he failed to plan and resource where the revenue would come from. No wonder his grand opening was desert-ed! ;)

How to generate revenue from start-up

Business Success: how to stop a business before it even gets started.

Cheeky cartoon by Robin Dickinson. ;-)

For more on Business Success refer to Chapter 6: Black Chair for commercial success in Robin’s new book, The Fortune 8.

Get motivated and commercially focused by hiring Robin Dickinson as a business mentor, facilitator or keynote speaker: Email: robin@robindickinson.com

Stay inspired, motivated and right up-to-date by subscribing to RobinDickinson.com

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