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Theo Labrujere

Nothing to add here, only to learn and implement I’m afraid 😉 Grateful for the ideas from: – Marie-Louise for: “ice cold showers” – Melanie for: “I have an online program for clients to look for the information. This saves a lot of time answering their questions on a daily basis” – Franck for” Eisenhower matrix”. – Chris for: “prioritise jobs that will give mon… Read More

Many of the ideas mentioned here have been implemented by me one day or another. I’m quite amazed by Aramik’s enthousiasm and his suggestion nr. 10: “Give Thanks and Gratitude every single day for all money that Comes to you! “I love MONEY! I am a Money Magnet! My Money Flows to me Every Day and Make my Day Every Day! My Money Loves me and brings me More Magical Mone… Read More

I’m a seasoned website developer and marketer, still I find these tips very useful, thnx 🙂 From a technical perspective the following can boost your website performance: – Generally speaking, I know entrepreneurs often don’t use Google Analytics. Start using it because you don’t need to guess about your marketing actions, it’s being measured if you have your website … Read More

– I’m a member of BNI (Business Network International). We have a zoom-meeting every week and every member pitches his or her business in one minute. I don’t like repeating myself, so my pitches are almost always illustrating different aspects of my business or experiences with clients. I think this is pretty good material for blogs as well. – Every business of organisati… Read More

I have pretty bad routines I’m afraid. One of the things I’m struggling with is that I’m working with my laptop all day and don’t want to add more screen time in the evenings. So studying or online shopping or whatever is out of the question: I don’ t want to spend more time behind my laptop. My partner is a full time teacher. She is exhausted in the evenings and just want… Read More

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Here’s the rest of my thoughts, not everything was posted by me correctly the first time… “My biggest insight is that of course I’m solving problems for my clients, but that there are deeper, less obvious, problems that need to be addressed. Your “technophobe” example made me realise that this is what I’m looking for, this is where the gold is.” (and here is the rest… Read More

Great post, thank you! It made me realise that clients calling or mailing about their challenges or about something “not functioning correctly”, my instant reaction is to solve the problem. I’m intrigued by their questions and often know what to do instantly to solve the issue. So I’m super responsive to them, which is very customer oriented, but at the same time, I’m … Read More

This post makes me aware that I’m not focusing enough “on the money”. I do balance my purchase and sales, so there is a margin and profit. I’m keeping track intuitively, so I know more or less what I earn. I could do with a dashboard or software keeping track of financial kpi’s, though. Can anyone recommend online software? Deep down I know I have some issues charging e… Read More

Great post, thank you Nisandeh! – I’m aware now that I’m not very focused on newsworthy aspects in my own business nor that of my clients. It would be interesting to see what it is that makes their businesses “not as usual”. So it would be interesting to ask them what have they done recently or what were their experiences that made them learn, or stand out or thought “som… Read More

– I could WOW my clients with a more pro-active approach. The nature of my business (keeping hosting, mail, websites etc. up-and-running) is that I need to react (solve things) when something goes wrong. That’s a fact of life and can’t be changed (considering hackers, spammers, bad software, etc). You made me realise that I don’t like to react but actually get a lot of … Read More

In replay to Nisandeh Neta

Ha ha, love this anecdote. The CEO was a Dutchman himself I suppose 😉 Anyway, this triggers me to excel, to be crazy creative in my proposals, which is more fun to do also! Thanks Nisandeh!

My biggest insight is that of course I’m solving problems for my clients, but that there are deeper, less obvious, problems that need to be addressed. Your “technophobe” example made me realise that this is what I’m looking for, this is where the gold is.

Doing business in The Netherlands it’s virtually impossible to ignore our culture (“doe normaal”, “kop boven het maaiveld”, “kapsones” (from Hebrew: גאַותנות ), etc, etc.). So, if this is a fact and this is our way of doing business, how is it an asset to “overpromise” when our potential clients are very much aware that I’m overpromising?

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