Earl Bell is the Principal of EARLBELL.com and author of Winning in Baseball and Business, Transforming Little League Principles into Major League Profits for Your Company. Earl’s mission is to inspire and teach leaders who want to gain a competitive edge in the game of business so they can make more money and have more fun.
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Secret – timesaving technique
Earl takes a look at his daily and weekly calendar at the end of every night — get the top 2-3 things done that you need to get done every day. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Be disciplined and have focus — Earl isolates himself in his home office and focuses on what he needs to accomplish.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
Earl spent a lot of time trying to serve clients he wasn’t equipped to serve well — and Earl tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“Learn how to deliver on a consistent basis what your clients really want.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“If you want to succeed in business, learn what your customers want and give it to them.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have gone back and inserted a most effective filter for finding the right clients.
What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?
Understand what you do well — and what you don’t do well.
How to exceed expectations and add the most value?
An individual would buy into your beliefs, values, and culture from the very beginning.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- Figure out how to create more lifetime clients
- Figure out how to build a super team of employees that have fun delivering awesome experiences that ultimately lead to lifetime clients
- Focus on systematizing everything that works in your business and eliminating everything that doesn’t work
How best to connect with Earl:
- Website: www.earlbell.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: @Earl_Bell
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/earlbell