Guest blog from Carol Ritter of CarolTalks.com
Excuses, excuses, excuses, do they make the world go ‘round? When I talk to small business owners, excuses for not growing your business are plentiful. I don’t have time to attend a seminar, that’s vacation season I can’t go to a networking event, I can’t join a Master Mind group it’s during my busy time, my business will fall apart if I’m not there. But, the most frequent statement I hear is business is slow so I cannot leave. Well, if business is slow the good news is you may recognize it, the bad news is you may not be taking the LEAP to change that today.
Remember the game Leap Frog, a children’s game in which players vault over each other's stooped backs? Games of this sort have been called by this name since at least the late sixteenth century. They also played this in colonial America.
The first participant rests hands on knees and bends over, which is called giving a back. The next player places hands on the first's back and leaps over by straddling legs wide apart on each side. On landing he stoops down and a third leaps over the first and second, and the fourth over all others successively. When all the players are stooping, the last in the line begins leaping over all the others in turn. Anyone could play and we had a lot of fun taking the LEAP to further yourself in the game. I’m not sure what the purpose was of the game, but we were competitive trying to jump higher and further than any of our friends.
How are you doing in the game of “LEAP frog?” Are you ‘leaping’ into solid and extraordinary cash flow? Or, do you have excuses, excuses, excuses. If you want to increase cash flow, grow your business and take your biz to a new level, you may want to consider LEAP Frog.
First, LEAP into the “NO WHINING” zone
Second, LEAP into the learn everything you can about how to grow ur biz
Third, LEAP into training, seminars, reading, and coaching
If you don’t take the initiative to LEAP forward in the 21st century, you may be left behind in the pond with all the other frogs.
Carol serves as a featured writer for the Home News and the Lehigh Valley Chamber Blog. Carol is an accomplished professional speaker, coach and educational consultant specializing in innovative leadership, outrageous fundraising, million dollar marketing, and building organizational alliances throughout the country. Carol’s creative leadership with bullet proof ideas for recruiting MORE MEMBERS, MORE MONEY AND TER LEADERS. www.caroltalks.com 610-442-4545 firstname.lastname@example.org. Like me on Facebook at Caroltalks and CarolCoaches! Carol S. Ritter, Immediate Past President, National Speakers Association Philadelphia