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4 Reasons Why Your Competitors Are Doing Better Than You

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Competition is the very essence of the business world. While this might be advantageous for customers who are looking for and choosing a company that serves them well, this is quite tedious and difficult for entrepreneurs. To excel in a profession like business is not everyone’s cup of tea.

The data shows that most enterprises are likely to fail within their first 18 months. One big reason for this is because of the competition they face in the market. For those who survive, a harsh rivalry exists, so it becomes extremely important to keep a tab on potential rivals while frequently updating your own company.

Here are 4 possible reasons why your competition is doing better than you:

1. Social Media Presence and Reputation

Social media has recently gained much weight in the field of business. Your social media followers and their feedback are important indicators of one’s presence and reputation in the competitive landscape.

Most of the companies now use different social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to promote their products and services. When a company is better recognized for the kind of posts it makes and products it promotes, your rivals will likely do what they can to get in on the action.

I’m very active on social media and see the huge impact it has on engaging with fans and being able to have a voice.” – Stephen Curry

2. Niche Rank

When statistics indicating the ranking of companies are released, it’s important to see where you are and what you can do to get better.  

What makes it even worse is the absence of one’s brand name in the list, indicating that some serious matters need attention and extra work. A brand name should undergo trademark registration to safeguard brand’s identity.

This way you can promote your brand name without worrying about it being infringed by anyone. It is always better to protect your business legally so your competitors do not take advantage of your negligence.

3. Google Ranking

Digital marketing is another powerful method to get leads and turn them into potential customers. However, what if one’s website appears below the required level on the SERP or not on google’s first page?

The website of an company which operates in the same niche may take all possible leads if it is on top. Chances are that the one appearing above or at least on the first page of google search will steal the show, leaving behind the ones who lag behind in SEO ranking and the quality of content.

To be in the race of top rankings, you can improve the quality of your content and re-purpose it to reach the maximum amount of people. Focus on the requirements of your customers and draft the content accordingly.

“Content isn’t King, it’s the Kingdom.” – Lee Odden

4. Less Sales and Customers

At the end of the day, what actually matters in the business world is the revenue you make. Customers are clear descriptors of whether your company is gaining recognition and revenue.

Despite delivering excellent service to customers, sometimes companies end up getting less customers, which can easily be traced to the better methods of rivals and a good investment in customer management programs.

Keep this in mind

Stalking every newcomer in within your niche is near impossible. While tracking new competitors is a tough job, it is even harder to calculate the number of customers they have.

Hence, the only way one can survive is by taking advantage of situations that actually call for a showdown. As one cannot stop new enterprises from entering the market, it’s important you focus on your customers and give them what they want.

The kind of service provided actually helps your company gain much better results than only using similar tactics used by potential competitors. Do something that surprises clients and keeps them happy will always give you the upper hand when dealing with competitors.

How do you stay ahead of your competitors? Share with us below!

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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