Cube0011 – Why Me?


You have a vision for the or present that you desire of believe should happen. Many times our plans don’t work out, and sometimes we ask “Why Me?”

In QBQ! The Question Behind the Question,  John G. Miller deals with the questions we ask, and how improving the questions we ask will help us deal with stress, disappointment & change.

This Cube comes form the 6th and 7th chapters:

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Cube0012 – Need a Cake Biz Ace

Ace of Cakes on FoodNetwork & Charm City Cakes

After 4 years and 100 episodes, Duff talks about what he sees that he accomplished by starting a business & hiring his friends, or at least people he liked.

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Cube0013 – Price Right For You


Figuring out the right price to ask for for your good or service is important & does not always come down to maximizing the profit you could make.

In this episode, we have a clip from Cliff RavenscraftPodcast Answer Man episode 152, where a fan encouraged Cliff to once again raise his consulting rates.

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Starting Questions

  • How did you settle on the price you charge for your products?
  • Do you have annoying clients you could run off by raising your price?
  • Do you have clients who tell you that you could charge them more?
  • How could you provide so much value so that people want to pay you more?
  • Who do you want to spend most of your time with? Is it different from who you spend time with now?

What other questions, or answers, did you think about during the episode?

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Cube0014 – Answer Includes: Genius, Inspiration & Perspiration

Many people ask how to keep motivated, or how to succeed? Thomas Edison caused both directly and indirectly thousands, if not millions of innovations & discoveries.

He is know as someone who keep motivated, testing thousands of combination attempting to make the electric light bulb.

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One of Edison’s best known quotations is:

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.

~ Thomas Edison

However WikiQuote.org has a variation from a press conference:

None of my inventions came by accident. I see a worthwhile need to be met and I make trial after trial until it comes. What it boils down to is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

~ Thomas Edison

Starting Questions:

  1. Do you have worthwhile needs?
  2. How do you keep motivated towards the needs/goals/tasks?
  3. Do you schedule time, then put in “perspiration” towards your goals?
  4. Are you systematic in your pursuits?
  5. How do you plan on changing how you move forward towards your dreams?

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Cube0015 – Need A Vacation?

There are many dreams that individuals who start businesses often have a hard time realizing, one is taking a week off to get away.

Connie & Sheila discuss this dream, after they get back from a cruise, an annual tradition. Their business owns around 40 rental units and they have managed to find a way to have the time, energy & resources for a vacation.

In this episode, they talk about how they came to this point, why it is important, and why they see many not making it.

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Starting Questions:

  1. What trip would you take, if you could?
  2. What work have you not managed to find a way others could cover you for at least a week, or more?
  3. What is one system or process you put in place that has helped you?
  4. What do you need help with?
  5. … add your own questions for others below …

 

Cube0016 – Getting Approved To Build Your Dream

No matter who you work with, clients, vendors, family, or friends, if you are striving to build something great you will need to gain approval, or buyin at some point in time.

Dave Ramsey on Dave Ramsey Show Podcast took an email where a husband is trying to convince his reluctant spouse to start on the Dave Ramsey 7 Baby Steps.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Do you have a vision for where you are heading?
  2. How have you improved your ability to explain the plans you have to others?
  3. Are there judgments of how others have achieved greatness that prevents you from doing the same?
  4. … add your own questions for others below …

Cube0017 – New Great Path

Thou Shall Prosper is a business or success book focused on the apparent “success of the Jews” in business, by Rabbi Daniel Lapin.

This section speaks specifically to a three step process of learning that can be applied to most anything.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. How do you want to grow? How do you want to change? Why have you not already?
  2. How are you learning?
  3. How are you practicing what you have learned?
  4. … what questions came to your mind?

Cube0018 – What Do You Do?

Most people confuse the method of medium for the message or value provided.

This cube comes from This Week in Tech 290 and mostly features Leo Laporte & Om Malik talking about differences between the method for delivering value, and the value that is provided.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. What value does the character in the image provide at the Renaissance Festival?
  2. What real value do you provide to your clients, friends, organization you volunteer for?
  3. … what questions came to your mind?

Cube0019 – Media Earthquake

How did you hear about the last natural disaster or other major news event? Have your media consumption habits?

After the recent earthquake in Japan, the cast of Tech News Today (a daily show about technology news) talked about how they learned of the quake & their reactions to the traditional mass media coverage.

From Tech News Today 197 with Tom Merritt and Sarah Lane.

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Starting Questions:

  1. How have the media consumption habits changed for your clients?
  2. How would your clients or prospective clients want to hear news from you?
  3. Does the message you are putting out fit the method of delivery?
  4. … … what questions came to your mind as you listened?

Cube0020 – Starting Out

Working on any business, website, blog, or other major project that takes a long period of time, without a real deadline can be rough. Like you see in the distance the goal, but sometimes it’s hard to see how far away it is.

Pat Flynn tells of his experience and expectations with his site: Smart Passive Income in session 16 of The Smart Passive Income Podcast.

 

Before you make many judgments on Pat, you might want to check out his income reports.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. How do you keep focused on your goals?
  2. Have you written down your goals? Do they include milestones & dates?
  3. What do you need more of: Great Content? Unique Design? Build Relationships? Expand to other media/mediums? Give it time?
  4. Do you have a major goal that you have accomplished?
  5. … … what questions came to your mind as you listened?