30 Seconds to Greatness

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing
– Walt Disney


One of the biggest killers of ideas and progress is procrastination – it is a sickness, indeed a disease in business. Now there is something to be said about thinking through a process both micro and macro. What I mean by this is thinking about the challenge and how the decision you make with affect the outcome both “micro” – short term and “macro” – long term. The biggest challenge is many get paralyzed in the process; delays, meetings, approvals, committees – we’ve all seen it happen. The bottom line is to ‘…quit talking and begin doing’.

I have found that one of the biggest neglects of most businesses, regardless of what they do is how they vacillate with their creative marketing. People always ask me how it is that you are so creative; and when do you find the time to sit and think of those ideas and concepts. First off, I do not hold the “HOLY GRAIL” of ideas, I have however trained myself to ALWAYS be in the mode of “doing”, so when I’m at a show I am proactively looking, putting ideas and thoughts together, asking questions, bouncing ideas of people I trust and trying to formulate creative solutions for both myself and my clients. – I live this! I teach this!

So I encourage you, regarding all things in your business, do not look at each challenge and projects as overwhelming and grandiose – however eat the proverbial elephant one bite at a time, break it down in smaller bites and begin, you’ll be amazed at how much you get accomplished – whether it be, hiring staff, working on a quote, filing catalogs, doing your billing or creating creative marketing – whatever the challenge, remember the words of Walt Disney…

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing”

Until next time, continued success…

By Cliff Quicksell


CliffQuicksellAbout Cliff Quicksell, MAS+

Cliff has been a trusted advisor to Craig, the BossMark Team and BossMark’s clients for over 5-years. He has been involved in the promotional products and sportswear industries for over 28 years. Cliff is the recipient of numerous industry awards and accolades. He has received the PPAI Pyramid award 14 consecutive times, and was named the PPAI’s Ambassador Speaker of the Year for 6 consecutive years. He was also named by PPAI as one of the top five industry speakers and trainers and was also featured as having a significant influence in education as published in the book, PPAI at 100. A noted author, Cliff has published over 400 articles as well as two books: Going for the Gold and Weekly Motivational Insights. Contact Craig (cpierce@bossmark.com) if you would like to set up a time to have a strategy session with Craig and Cliff.

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