Author Archives: Stefan Oskar Neff (Family Specialist)

About Stefan Oskar Neff (Family Specialist)

STEFAN NEFF MISSION STATEMENT There is a ton of struggling and suffering in relationships today that is impacting people's financial situations and families. Debt loading is outrageous and lives are continually being destroyed because of financial failures. It does not have to be this way and through our mission we want to change the statistic of divorce rate failing in our society today, time to change this state of thinking time to create a successful vibration on this planet and a positive influence on society and our communities. I truly believe that we all have gifts that always live beneath our souls, that is what makes us all unique in this world that we live in. My goal in life is to create abundance within all that I touch. To find true happiness comes from within our trust to ourselves that brings joy to our hearts with every breath we take towards greatness. True greatness is to give to others with kindness in our soul. My mission is to have business owners create massive success on many levels. Creating success in life, love, family and especially ourselves. Now for a little about my past life !! WHO IS STEFAN OSKAR NEFF I was married then divorced then remarried to the same woman again. I was born in 1969 in Richmond BC Canada. As far back as I remember when I was five years old I was a bed wetter until the age of twelve. I was always trying to hide this fact because my father would get angry with me, so I decided to hide my pee stained sheets in the washing machine so he wouldn't get mad at me. When I started elementary school I was told that I had a learning disabilities, I was a shudder and was dyslexic. When I tried to read and write, school became difficult in my life having other children tease me through out my childhood smelling pee on my clothes saying words like pee boy pee boy and being called stupid. This was a painful feeling in my life when I was growing up. One of my favourite things to do to escape my feelings in life was playing soccer as a child to release my anxiety in life, starting at the age of six years old. But I was always wondered why my father never came to my soccer games to watch me play. At times even my mother just dropped me off at the coaches house because she said she was to busy to drive me to my games. I often wondered when watching other mothers and father attending there children's games and asking myself why only me then tears would run down my cheeks with pain in my heart, wanting my parents to see me play the game I loved so much. I remembered when I was seven years old sitting on my parents bed by myself playing with a box of wooden matches wondering what would happen if I started a fire on there bed. When the fire started to grow I began to panic in fear and went and sat down in the living room beside my parents like there was nothing wrong. As time went on my father could smell smoke and found there bed was on fire, he managed to drag the mattress outside of the house. My father was so angry his face turned into a different person, asking who did this looking at me did you do this, and I answered with a nervous look on my face trembling with fear, and said I did it I was playing with matches. I remember my father taking his belt off of his waist and hitting me many times and told me why did you make me belt you with anger in his eyes. In my teenage years I continued to play soccer as well as basketball never once my father saying great job son always wondering if had got in trouble this was a painful time of my life growing up never being good enough for my father. In high school I began to rebel against my parents started smoking cigarettes drinking alcohol and doing drugs to escape from my pains in my life. When I was twenty three I had my first son with out seeing him born and meeting him for the first time when he was three years old calling someone else daddy, I was blaming others for my problem in life continuing to abuse drugs and alcohol wondering why this was happening to me why me I asked as I looked to the sky with tears in my eyes. When I was twenty eight my son started to visit me more often now five years old. I soon found out that his mother was abusing drugs to the point of being homeless with our son. I took it upon myself to enrol our son into kindergarten at the same elementary school I attended when I was a child. Soon after his mother became homeless and was living at her drug dealers house turning to a life of crime for the drugs that she needed. I took on the responsibility of carrying for my son on my own but still abusing marijuana myself. I had a strong hatred towards his mother for leaving me to raise our son without love in his life. I didn't know how to care for my son even though I loved him so much. When I was twenty nine I meet a Japanese women at my family's home, were I feel in in love with this beautiful woman, and started on a journey of pain, fear, abuse and love. I traveled to Japan for the next few years before marrying in Japan in the year 2000. When we got married she stayed in Japan and I came back without my wife. This was a painful feelings within me all over again thinking from my past. When I arrived in Canada people asked me where is your wife, I lied to my family and friends about my true thoughts and feelings holding them within me. I continue to abuse marijuana and alcoholic to hide my pains from myself and failing as a father with my son. When my wife decided to come to live in Canada she wanted to have a child and immigrate to Canada. But I didn't want to help her with the paper work that needed to be done, I told her that you can do it on your own because I didn't know how to fill out the paper work and she could pay someone to do it for her. I said to her you have more money than me to pay for it so do it yourself with anger in my voice. As time went on she became pregnant with our child, she asked me if we could go to the doctor with a reply do you have medical insurance of course I knew she didn't. I didn't want to go to the doctor because I was afraid I might need to pay. All I wanted to do is save my money for drugs and alcohol and run away from my responsibility in life. Six months before our son was born my wife's farther was ill and dying with cancer in Japan, she decided to return and see her farther for the time he had left in his life. I was so angry with her decision to leave me again because I thought that she wasn't going to return to Canada ever again. Her father past away a few months later before he could see his only grandson born. My fears became my reality when my wife decided to stay in Japan. So I decided to go to Japan and try to convince her to return with me to Canada with anger in my heart because I didn't want to be a failure in my life. I found there was no love in her heart for me anymore, I made an excuse that I needed to return to Canada to look after my son in Canada because he was sick and make arrangements to move to Japan, but this was a lie so I could escape from my responsibility as a father and as a husband. There was a time in our sons life where he want see his father when he was two years old wondering who his father was. During this time my older son was losing his father to drugs and alcohol wondering if his father was going to leave him behind like his mother did, My wife decided to come back to Canada for one reason only this was to get a divorce from me. I tried to make it work with love towards my son to make her love me again. This was a hopeless feeling in my life she was ready to move on with her life she hated me so much that she couldn't even look at me anymore. I knew at that moment there was no more love in her heart, I had drove her away for ever. It felt like I was dying inside. I singed the divorce papers and they left soon thereafter seeming that I would never see my son again. I spent my time wallowing in my pains thinking that my life was a failure lying to people about what had happen between my wife and I. I said that she just didn't like Canada and missed Japan and was forcing me to move to Japan. I didn't send money, always promising but never doing what I said I was going to do for them. There came a time again my son wanted to see his father, so we set up Skype calls so he could see me once in a while and I started to send money to Japan. When our son was four years old he wanted to come and visit his family in Canada once again, but this time when they arrived in Canada they where put in jail at the Vancouver airport and were sent back to Japan in shame. We never spoke for month after that painful moment in her life, she hated Canada more than ever now. There came a time in our sons life that he really wanted to experience Canada for himself when he was six years old again wondering who is my father. Now my ex-wife decided to come back to Canada once again, when they arrived at the airport the immigration officers phoned me and asked me many questions about why they where coming to Canada if I was really who they said I was. Finally I saw them walking throw the gate with tears in my eyes thinking yes this is really happening finally after so many years of pain they are here, all the emotions came out from within me. The plain was they where going to stay for three month, but I wanted them to stay forever. As time went on our son was enjoying his time in Canada and wanted to stay longer and start going to school in Canada so I signed him up at the local elementary where I went when I was a child. This was a dream come for me but there was no love between his mother and I. For his mother to stay in Canada she needed to be a landed immigrant, the only way this was a possibility was for us to get married again but there was no love between us. Her love towards her son was so strong she decided to get married without love in her hearts to make our sons dreams come true. After we got married our anger towards each other grew more and more everyday. She wanted to move away from me, but they didn't know where to go. She asked me to pay for them to stay somewhere else. The disappointment of this feeling turned into anger and I began verbally abusing her I told her if you move on your own you can pay for it yourself. She phoned the police on me about my verbal abuse towards her and they told her if I wasn't hitting her that there was nothing that they could do to help her, they said verbal abuse isn't a crime in this country. She decided to leave and go to a transitional house for abused and homeless woman. This again was a moment of what I thought was betrayal, I said why me with anger in my heart. My family became angry with my wife for leaving me once again, protecting my feelings saying you did nothing wrong you are a good man. But deep down in my subconscious mind there was a feeling that my family was wrong to think this way. My wife and son stayed at the transitional house for there aloud time one month. I wasn't aloud to see them nor aloud to know where they were staying. There was a friend that my wife had that help us reconnect our lives to allow me see what I had to do as a father. I decided to pay for there small coach house where they were going to stay. Time went on in our lives our son started a new school. But I was an outsider now looking into a window of there life, wanting to be a part of there life but still thinking of myself. Living at my family's farm with my older son that didn't want his father to go away and leave him on his own to be raised by his grandmother. I would often stay overnight and try to be a guest father. But this was a painful feeling always looking into there lives through a window but feeling left out of there new life without me. Our son wanted to start playing soccer In 2010 this was something that create joy in my life like when I was a young boy. I was ask to become his soccer coach for this was a exciting feeling for me to give back and participate in my sons life in a positive way. This was a dream come true, I always wanted to become a coach. Then that same year our son wanted to go visit his family in Japan but his mother wasn't allowed to leave Canada until she had gotten her landed immigration papers done. So we sent him to Japan with the friend that help us through our difficult times. During the time our son was in Japan, just before the new year had started at 11:55 PM December 31st 2010 our life was turned upside down my wife had stop breathing and was near death with a unknown illness! I panicked with fear and didn't know what to do, I got her breathing again but she could talk nor walk. I picked her up in my arms and carried her to my car and took her to the hospital as fast as could. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong with her, but she still couldn't walk on her own or talk after they did so many test. They said that she could go home in the morning. When I brought her home she needed twenty four hour care this was the start of my healing process that was to care for someone else besides myself. What I didn't realize in 2009 that my wife was writing a blog about her life with her son without a father. People started to contact her asking her about the life that she was living in Canada. After her near death experience she started to change her life. In 2012 she was told that she had to stop writing her blog because some of my family members where getting upset about what was spoken to be truth. This allowed her started her online counselling with Japanese women all over the world. My wife told me she didn't need me anymore and that you needed to understand that I am going to happy no matter what you do in your life. If I wanted to be with her I needed to understand her feelings that she is going to be happy without me in her life. This is when we I realized that she had changed her life. This was really when we started work on our relationship with passion in our life and love in are hearts. I didn't want to continue looking through a window of there life from outside. I made the decision to stop looking through the window and begin a life without fear of being alone in this world, to feel joy in my life allow truth to live within me. In 2016 after coming back from Japan, I made a life changing decision to start working with my wife to change the world in how the universe creates our lives from what we believe to be our reality. We work on our relationship and business everyday to have growth and learning about who we are as human beings to allow the feeling of happiness that is our lives together now. THANK YOU LIFE 101 http://mbsy.co/hrmnv Businesseventbrite.com Abundanceambassador.ca #SmallBiz #Eventbrite #MakeYourMark #business #vancouver #toronto #calgary #Canada

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Creating Your Sales Force That Never Stop Selling Your Product Or Service!

Sales Vs Account Manager

There is a BIG difference!

Do you know it?

A Salesperson is somebody who can make Cold-Calls (Action Calls as we say at Make Your Mark) and can actively get out there, establish and build relationships and sell. When you are interviewing for a top notch salesperson you should be asking them if they love Action Calling and getting out and meeting people. Many times we hire a salesperson to look after existing accounts that we have in our businesses and wonder why they are not going out and Action Calling? It’s because they are  account managers or executives that only like to look after established accounts or connections – they do not like starting relationships… it’s often just not their thing and that’s okay!

Great salespeople are like hunters looking for the next opportunity and will jump on the internet and look for places where their ideal prospects hangout and go out without any fear to meet them, build relationships and sell their products.

You have to decide when you hire somebody for a sales role if you are hiring an account manager to look after your existing accounts or a salesperson who knows what it takes to establish new accounts. Both are very important to business, yet it fascinates me how many business owners hire what they believe to be a top notch salesperson and they really are only  a glorified account manager.

One can definitely support the other, just make sure you are very clear about the position and role that you are hiring for.

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Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!

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It Maybe Time To Do Surgery On Your Business In 2018! Have You Found The Right Business Mentor That Will Assist You On Your Journey To Success? Follow The Path That Many Canadian Businesses Have Found To Be One Of The Most Powerful Business Guru’s In North America Today…

Small Business Owners Should Not Do Heart Surgery

Small Business Solutions For 2018!

There is a huge reason why many Entrepreneurs and Business Owners FAIL in their first 2 years! It’s because many of them do not have the training or education to operate a business.

You would never take a 1st year medical student and ask them to perform detailed heart surgery, why do business owners and entrepreneurs believe that it is possible?

Doctors, Dentists, Accountants, Chiropractors and many other disciplines all went to school to specialize in their chosen career, but the saddest part is that many of the curriculums do not include entrepreneurial or business training.

An entrepreneur in their 1st year of business is like a 1st year medical student with a scalpel… extremely dangerous!

Finding a system that you can plug into and follow in order to achieve massive success in your business is vitally important!

The more business knowledge, accountability and mentorship you have in the beginning phases of your business, the greater the chance for being a success story and not a casualty.

We have created a system for people to plug into that combines education and accountability to directly guide business owners and entrepreneurs to achieve success no matter what level you are at.

Most Entrepreneurs are massive locomotives with tons of energy and no solid success rails to run on, we lay the rails of success for you!

If you have any questions, please add them below.

Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!

Create And Maximize Your Sale & Profit Within Your Business…

How To Be The Expert in Your Small Business!

Be the EXPERT is really getting YOU to realize that you need to sell your products and/or services with confidence and RIGHTSELL the customer.

What’s RIGHT-SELLING?

Some people call this upselling, at Make Your Mark Training, we call it right-selling – making sure you sell your customer the right products and/or services to ensure they get the results or the solution that they want.

At Make Your Mark we say, “When you have a great product or service, you owe it to your customer to sell it to them well!”

In many instances we do not think about the opposite of not selling somebody the most appropriate combination of products and/or services that best suits their needs, and have clients returning or going somewhere else disgruntled because you did not deliver the RESULTS or SOLUTIONS they were looking for!

A few good examples to get your creative juices flowing:

A SERVICE: Chiropractor

When you go to see a Chiropractor and they do their evaluation and give you only the one treatment you are looking for and then let you leave their rooms, knowing that according to the injury you had, that 5 treatments would be ideal to get you back on track, they are doing you a disservice by allowing you to leave their practice. If you ask the Chiropractor WHEN should I book next and they say… maybe 1 – 2 weeks from now… they have done you a disservice.

They know what is ideal for you and should be informing you that according to your injury and after the initial treatment  that you need to return each week for the next 5 weeks to ensure the injury is easily overcome and that no further damage is done.

If they demand only one treatment and that’s it. It’s your choice to treat them knowing that it’s your reputation on the line. You may turn them away or convince them otherwise, but if you do just a single treatment and let them go… you have done them a disservice that could hurt your businesses reputation.

Of course this has to be done with integrity and heart – you only sell a package when you know it’s the RIGHT thing to sell your clients!

What packages can you sell in your business?

A PRODUCT: Migraine Product

If you sell a migraine product and only sell customers what they ask for, you are not right-selling them, especially if you know that people that suffer from migraines often suffer from insomnia and lethargy. By packaging products in groups you can let them know you are the expert by selling them the Migraine Relief Package that consists of 3 products; Migraine, Sleep and Energy – this is truly being the EXPERT and RIGHT-SELLING the clients.

A SERVICE: Bookkeeper/Accountant

As a bookkeeper you know that it’s best for a client to have their books done weekly or monthly or daily dependent on the size and type of business. If you ask a client how frequently they would like their books checked and updated, and you know it should be weekly, you are doing them a disservice.

What are some of the KEY things to focus on – starting NOW!

  1. What can you do to RIGHT-SELL your clients?
  2. What packages can you create that you believe you can sell? Remember to keep your packages simple, create VALUE and make them a better price than individual units, sessions, etc.
  3. It’s also recommended to keep the number of packages to 3 – too many creates confusion.
  4. Think about what your product or service does for the customer in terms of days/weeks/months after they have used it. What could they be experiencing that you could call and check-in with them about? Example: If you start a body cleanse and you drink a lot of coffee you will possibly experience headaches – you can call 48 hours after the start of the program and check-in with the client. Let them know you are the expert and what they may be experiencing. It’s amazing.

What can you do to increase your CONFIDENCE in what you sell?

  1. You are an EXPERTS in your own right – own it!

Finally, remember that packages, programs, etc. do not sell themselves… FOLLOW-UP is critical!

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Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!
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Learn To Unlock Your Inner Potential!! It Maybe Time To Let Go Of Your Limiting Beliefs, That Are Stopping You From Achieving Your Success…

How Beliefs Are Impacting Your Business

What are foundational beliefs?

They are BELIEFS that make up who we are as human-beings, because what you have to realize is that BELIEFS are what drive us forward or hold us back. We can draw so many conclusions from our belief systems – simply, we can leave a voice mail for a client and they do not return the call – our belief around the situation might be that the client is not interested or does not want to talk with us!

Yet, until you clarify and verify the belief, it is just a belief! That you consider to be right! In fact, you may even defend the belief not even knowing the truth… we sure are complicated beings!

Many people are busy and often forget to call back, maybe somebody takes the message and does not give it to them or possibly technology fails (yes, it does sometimes) and they just don’t get the message – how do you know the truth? When you finally connect and ask, which is verifying and clarifying your belief.

Are your beliefs holding you back in your business? Hopefully, that will get you thinking about all areas of your business and how your beliefs could be impacting your profitability and growth.

Now lets bring in the next level of understanding of beliefs. You cannot think success and feel failure! You have to have the feelings in your body in line with your thoughts. This is why some people never get what they want, because they are thinking positive and wanting huge success, yet deep down their foundational beliefs never believe it will happen or that once they obtain success they will become an ugly person or arrogant or even lose everything.

You have to have your feelings in line with your thoughts to maximize results!

This is in every area of your life… not just in business.

You cannot feel broke and think rich… sadly, you will always be broke!

Bottom line is… you have to change your programming to change your feelings to change your thoughts to achieve massive abundance in all areas of your LIFE!

Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!

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Learn To Build Your Million Dollar Business Mindset With A Proven Process That Works…

What Are People Saying About Your Business?

Small Business Solutions For 2018!

Running a successful business means that you need to know what is happening all the time with your customers. The challenging part is that as you grow it becomes more challenging to give your clients the service that they used to receive. Yes, we are very good at over-servicing our clients in the beginning and battle to maintain this as we grow and get bigger and busier… until we can afford to hire somebody to assist and maintain the client service we used to give.

What you have to realize is that 52% of your clients change every 5 years and you do not even know they are gone! That means that 52% of your database will change over the next 5 years while you are out gaining new clients and not maintaining the clients and relationships that you have.

This can lead to clients becoming disgruntled and going out and truly impacting your reputation and that of your business.

To me, a disgruntled client is truly an ASSET!

I say this because we most often only ever hear from clients that love us and endorse what we do, but most of the time we do not hear from the clients that are dissatisfied and feel abandoned. Yet, they are out there impacting your business by telling people all about you and your company and how they truly feel.

The only way you can ever rectify a situation with a disgruntled client is when you know they are not happy! The most important is to listen to them as you can learn so much from them. Yes, you can learn from them. Do not defend and explain your situation… just listen.

Some of the most important enhancements I have made to Make Your Mark have come through listening to our clients and adjusting and improving accordingly. In fact, I welcome feedback because I would much rather a person be giving it to me than telling someone else and portraying me and my business in a negative light!

And, always remember a disgruntled client is only truly happy and satisfied when… they buy from you again.

Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!

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Small Business Solutions For Entrepreneurs That Are Looking For Tools & Strategies For Success…

Self-Awareness and Self-Observation

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As you begin your journey as an entrepreneur, the most important first step is to develop the right mindset. When I talk about your mindset, I’m talking about the way that you think, because the way that you think will dictate the results that you get in your business. I believe that your thoughts completely control your destiny in every aspect of your life. Thoughts are energy, whether conscious or subconscious, and what you put “out there” will show up in your life. This is known as the law of attraction. Our life experiences as children and the habits we inherited from our parents or siblings dramatically impact who we are as adults and how we approach things, even as an entrepreneur.

Your thoughts completely dictate what is showing up in your life right now!

I hear thousands of different life-impacting statements every single day that hinder people from achieving the success they deserve, and the sad part is most people do not even realize it.

Here are a few key examples:

  • I am not good at that.
  • It’s tough in our industry right now!
  • I cannot remember names.
  • I hate looking at my numbers.
  • People never return my phone calls.
  • I am not good at doing videos.
  • It’s hard to find profitable clients.
  • Our business is seasonal and we are slow in…
  • The economy has changed.
  • I don’t like sales or selling.
  • I keep on getting tough clients!
  • I don’t have the success formula.
  • What you teach does not work in my industry.
  • Mondays are put-out-fire days!

It’s very simple. Until you start reframing these statements, you will continue to attract them into your life and business and will keep achieving the same results. Because your mind does not know right from wrong, it will just give you what you say and think about most.

So the first step to developing an entrepreneurial mindset is to simply become more self-aware. What kinds of things do you find yourself saying or thinking? Do they support your success in your business and your life, or do they sabotage it?

You can use this self-awareness in every aspect of your life and business. The more self-aware and self-observant you become about what you are saying and thinking, the more you will increase the success in your own life. You have to realize that nine out of ten thoughts are negative in the society we live in, and keeping your thoughts positive takes a ton of self-awareness and corrective action. Many of us often do not even realize how negative our own words are. Sadly, what we are saying is what is showing up in our lives and businesses.

Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!

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Stop Making Excuses For Your Entrepreneur Skill Set!! It Maybe Time To Replace Some Of Your Old Tools In Your Business Mindset…

Cut the Excuses & Start Getting Results!

Deliver Results, Not Excuses

There are only RESULTS or EXCUSES!

Some people are even talented enough at making excuses to have a pre-excuse before the actual excuse. When you want enhanced results from your business, you have to cut out the excuses and realize that there is no middle ground; it’s either results or excuses.

What do you want in your business?

If it’s results you are after, then you have to eliminate the excuses from your daily activities. I hear thousands of excuses of why things cannot be done, and here are a few of the key ones:

  • I am too tired.
  • I have worked hard this week and deserve some time off.
  • I just feel like staying at home with my family tonight.
  • They will have another event next week or soon.
  • Seven a.m. is too early to be at a meeting.
  • I like to sleep in and start meetings at 10 a.m.
  • I am not fully prepared yet.

Excuses are manmade reasons and hurdles that we place in front of ourselves, whether consciously or subconsciously, that constantly hold us back from achieving amazing success.

Listen to yourself on a daily basis and be fully self-aware of the excuses you are using that stop you from getting things done.

Another item that goes hand-in-hand with excuses, is a partner in crime with procrastination, and holds people back from achieving great results quickly is the word when. This word often keeps people from taking action and achieving results quickly. Here are a few examples of common “when” statements:

  • When I have business cards, I will go networking.
  • When my website is live, I will…
  • When my partner does ABC, I will do…
  • When I have the money, I will take risks.
  • When I can afford to, I will invest in…

When, when, when, when…just do it!

There are a ton more “when” statements that I am sure you have heard, and all they are doing is stopping you from going out and achieving results. There are always solutions to the above problems and hurdles that we put before ourselves; all you have to do is create the solution and do it. Do not let “when” hold you back from getting things done!

Author: Colin Sprake is the CEO of Make Your Mark, a Canadian company of live seminars, online entrepreneur academy and live accountability groups that have helped 10,000’s of Entrepreneurs achieve rapid results in small business growth and development. Colin is a best-selling author of ‘Entrepreneur Success Recipe’ and trains for BMO, Sun Life Financial, Scotia Bank, T.D. Bank and lives by the tagline Business With Soul – putting heart back into business!
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