4 Tips from LNE Consulting to Stay #1

Career Growth, Motivation, Sales & Marketing, What Does LNE Consulting Do

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At LNE Consulting, no challenge is too big for our Hollywood, Florida-based team. We deliver quality, tangible results for our clients in the most cost-effective way. Recently being considered the top outsourced sales and marketing company for one of the largest mobile telecommunications companies in the world, our goals still remain even bigger. When you are at the top – there’s only one way to go if you do not keep up the work that it took to get you there. We wanted to share how we plan to stay at the top as the #1 vendor of choice for our clients, take a look!

Raise the bar: You cannot become complacent. Just because you have reached the top does NOT mean that you can take your foot off of the gas. In actuality, this is the time to push harder! Even if someone else has never done it before does not mean it is impossible… it’s just never been done. Why can’t you be the one to do it? Management at LNE Consulting is always encouraging employees to improve on their personal best. This is how, time and time again, we can continue to raise our standards.

Self-Improvement: When you’re at the top, everyone is coming for your spot! You have to continue to develop yourself personally and professionally to stay ahead of them. Mark Cuban said is best when he said, “You have to work like there’s someone else out there working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you.”

Fuel your passion: It’s simple…when you are happy you produce better results. Find an aspect of what you are doing that truly enjoy and do more of it! If it is a hobby, or relationships, or philanthropy, be sure to schedule time for yourself to do those things. The LNE Consulting team regularly sets up different charity events and office outings to create a good work / life balance within the company.

Surround yourself with positive influences: Having a positive mental attitude is crucial in order to get to, and stay at the top, of your game. Being around people with similar goals and attitudes will only strengthen yours. When times get rocky it’s even more important to be around those who will help lift you up rather than keep knocking you down. At LNE Consulting this is one of the most important factors to our success.

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If You Want to Be Successful in Business These 8 Tips are Crucial

Career Growth, Motivation, What Does LNE Consulting Do

LNE Consulting is proud to provide hands-on business training to our employees here in Hollywood, FL. Regardless of previous experience, our staff has the opportunity to establish a solid foundation from which to either advance quickly within our own firm or springboard to another. Certain values, mentalities, and behaviors are key for individuals seeking a successful business career including the following — possessing an unrelenting work ethic; helping others; recovering quickly from failure; believing in the power of decisions versus circumstances; building a solid team; leading by example; and having a great attitude. LNE Consulting pulled together 14 of our favorite quotes with 8 important lessons for those preparing for a flourishing career.

lne-consulting-31. Teamwork is absolutely critical to winning in business so be sure to develop a strong team.

“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.” -Steve Jobs

“Make sure you pick good people to build your #business with, as they’ll determine 80 percent of your success.” -Barbara Corcoran

2. If you help others achieve their goals you’ll become successful yourself.

“When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.” -Tibetan Proverb


3. Everyone endures struggles. If you want to be successful, be resilient in the face of setbacks.

“The difference between the real winners is how long they take to feel sorry for themselves. My winners feel it… but they come back up and say ‘hit me again.'” -Barbara Corcoran

“The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.” -John Maxwell

4. Use your energy wisely and maintain a positive attitude.

“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” -Carlos Castaneda

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” –Thomas Jefferson

5. The past does not need to determine your future unless you decide to let it hold you back.

“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” -William Durant


6. Any change you want to see in your team you need to model yourself. You absolutely 100% must lead by example.

“As a leader, the first person I need to lead is me. The first person that I should try to change is me.” -John Maxwell

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” –Henry Ward Beecher

7. Success is not a coincidence or stroke of luck. It is the result of targeted effort.

“I’d rather you failed a million times than just sat on the couch and did nothing hoping that the lottery will make you rich.” –Tim Denning

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” -Andy Warhol

8. You can’t let the naysayers get to you. Just do your thing.

“Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand.” -Robert G. Allen

“If you can’t handle others’ disapproval, then leadership isn’t for you.” -Miles Anthony Smith

Have you enjoyed these tips and business motivational quotes? If so, you’ll love the LNE Consulting curated LinkedIn feed! Check us out and be sure to follow!

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Lessons from Mark Cuban – 2

Entrepreneurship, Motivation, Sales & Marketing, What Does LNE Consulting Do

LNE-CONSULTING-LESSONS-MARK-CUBAN-2LNE Consulting is excited to continue our Lessons from Mark Cuban blog series! If you missed Lesson #1, you can read it here. In a constant quest to learn more and perfect our craft, we’re enjoying studying the mentality of a billionaire. We hope you enjoy these next lessons from our favorite Shark!

LNE Consulting’s Lesson #2:

Gaining an advantage over the competition is easier than you might think — if you’re willing to put in the effort.

“Most people won’t put in the time to get a knowledge advantage.”

By its very definition, the state of being “above average” means that you’re different from the masses. So, it goes without saying that doing the things that “most” people do will never earn you “above average” success. Our team here at LNE Consulting is competitive, to say the least — and we’re definitely never satisfied with average in any capacity.

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CEO Julie with pacesetters Jovani and Otto

Mark Cuban ever so flawlessly points out in his book the interesting phenomenon that most people don’t do the most basic, rudimentary things to be great. More specifically, most people don’t take the time to gain a knowledge advantage by reading.

Constant learning is a key habit of the super successful, and it’s an easy one to add to your repertoire if you’re seeking to emulate the greats. If you haven’t yet added reading to your routine, you’ll be amazed to find out how quickly you can step up your game by learning from those who have been there before you. If you are new to sales and are struggling to produce on a consistent basis, guess what? There are thousands of books that will help you. If you are striving to manage a stronger team, there are so many great places to read about the trials and tribulations of those who have already mastered the challenge.

If that doesn’t sound like a great case for reading, put your competitive hat on for a moment and frame it this way: Think of all the other people who have read the literature that you’ve missed.

It’s worth reading this small paragraph from Cuban’s book for yourself:

“Everything I read was public. Anyone could buy the same books and magazines. The same information was available to anyone who wanted it. Turns out most people didn’t want it.

 

I remember going into customer meetings or talking to people in the industry and tossing out tidbits about software or hardware… All things I had read. I expected the ongoing response of: ‘Oh yea, I had read that too in such-and-such.’ That’s not what happened.”

Pretty amusing, right? And of course, he’s 100% on point.

Take a moment to think about all of the books that have been recommended to you by your mentors. Have you read them all? How many times? The average individual hasn’t read books like How To Win Friends and Influence People (our own CEO’s favorite) three times, two times — or even once. The average individual doesn’t read the abundance of great articles that are published daily on sites like Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Inc. But, taking the time to gain a knowledge advantage is precisely what sky-rocketed billionaire Mark Cuban to success!

To leave you with a fun fact, did you know that reading is what landed Cuban his first job out of college? He lied to his interviewer to get the job (okay, this part we don’t recommend!) and said that he had knowledge of IBM PCs. Instead of chickening out, he brought home different software manuals every night and taught himself what he needed to know. Before he knew it, everyone started to think he knew his stuff. “Turns out, not a lot of people ever bothered to RTFM (read the frickin’ manual),” he wrote. Love this!

Even to this day, Mark Cuban gains comfort and confidence in his businesses by reading each day.

At LNE Consulting, we can’t help but think that all of this is great news for the go getters! Why? Because most of the time, it doesn’t take much to be above average. So step up your reading game and see where it takes you…

Stay tuned for our next lesson from Mark Cuban… and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @LNE_Consulting!

Lessons From Mark Cuban – #1

Entrepreneurship, Motivation, Sales & Marketing, What Does LNE Consulting Do

LNE-CONSULTING-LESSONS-MARK-CUBANBusinessman, film producer, philanthropist, owner of Magnolia Pictures and Landmark Theaters. Owner of the Dallas Mavericks and venture capitalist on Shark Tank. Ah, yes, one of our favorites at LNE Consulting, Mark Cuban.

There are so many incredible entrepreneurs out there who inspire us, but Mark Cuban undoubtedly ranks amongst the top on our list. There is much to be learned from his success, and the lessons we appreciate the most at LNE Consulting are those about his mentality. If you’ve ever read about self-made millionaires and billionaires, or if you’ve ever been lucky enough to spend significant time with one, you’ve probably already noticed that there are key differences in their thought processes from that of the average population.

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Frank and Jovani, up and comers at LNE Consulting

We are firm believers at LNE Consulting that success is not a coincidence. Factoring out those who have inherited their wealth, when you look at the successful versus the unsuccessful, there are real differences in how these groups view the world — and consequently, the ways in which they behave in it.

In the spirit of sharing the Mark Cuban love, we have decided to dedicate an ongoing series of blog posts to lessons from this estimable entrepreneur. We hope you enjoy this ongoing blog series we’ve entitled, “LNE Consulting’s Lessons from Mark Cuban.”


LNE Consulting’s Lesson #1:

The way you react to adversity will make or break you.

“Everyone gets down; the key is how soon you get back up.” -Mark Cuban

One of our favorite anecdotes in Mark Cuban’s book, How to Win at the Sport of Business, is actually one of the lesser known stories about his past. Cuban details the building his first company, Microsolutions, and how exciting it was to bank his first 85 thousand dollars. He then shares some truly gut-wrenching news: His secretary had managed to steal 83 thousand dollars from his company by whiting out vendors’ names on checks, and replacing it with her own.

Before we finish telling you the story, take a moment to absorb what it would be like to have 98 percent of your 2-year earnings wiped out in a single day. We can feel our blood pressure rising just at the thought of this.

Well, like any normal person, Cuban was furious. He did all that he could to recover the money, but without any luck. However, what he did next was arguably a defining moment in his life and career. In fact, we would argue that his reaction foreshadowed his future status as a billionaire.

Cuban decided to get back to work. He reflected in his book,

“What was done, was done… worrying about revenge, getting pissed at the bank, all those ‘I’m going to get even and kick your ass thoughts’ were basically just a waste of energy. No one was going to cover my obligations but me. I had to get my ass back to work, and do so quickly. That’s exactly what I did.”

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Molly, Kollin, Julie, Danisha, Farhia in our Indianapolis office

Impressive. If you think about how the “average” person would have handled this situation, the scene would have played out quite differently. Most people would have been discouraged by the misfortune and would have wallowed in self-pity indefinitely. Most people would have complained and made excuses. Most people would have gone back to a “stable” or “secure” lifestyle as an employee at someone else’s company. But, needless to say, Mark Cuban’s story did not end with the loss of 83 grand.

As budding business leaders at LNE Consulting, we take great comfort in knowing that even this billionaire faced tough times. We take Mark Cuban’s message to heart that everyone goes through struggles and setbacks — it’s all about how quickly you recover and get moving again.

Stay tuned for our next lesson from Mark Cuban… and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @LNE_Consulting!

5 Essential Tips You’ll Need if You Want to Beat Your Best

Career Growth, Entrepreneurship, Motivation, Uncategorized

lne-consulting-beat-your-bestEvery week, the management team at LNE Consulting prepares a message aimed at unifying our team behind a common goal. This week, our focus was on “Beating Your Best,” in honor of our excitement for the upcoming March Madness games! After a successful week of setting personal records and achieving new milestones, we composed 5 tips for improving performance, no matter what industry you work in!

1. Discover your inner confidence
Sometimes, the easiest way to improve performance is to improve your mindset. Ponder these questions for a moment… Do you believe that you are capable of anything you put your mind to — and that with proper training or tools you’re unstoppable? Are you in the driver’s seat of your career and capable of controlling your own long term success? Your answer to these questions should be a loud and resounding “YES”! The sooner you believe it to be true, the quicker you’ll eclipse your own past performances. Remember, your mindset is arguably the most important determining factor in whether you achieve big things.

2. Be absurdly and insanely prepared 
The saying “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” is right on the money (pun intended!). The most successful athletes and entrepreneurs all have incredibly rigorous training and preparation schedules because they understand that their performance will be a direct reflection of their preparation. Tiger Woods, regarded as one of the top 3 best golfers in history, still putts and hits balls on the range every day! The premise is simple: if you want to beat your own personal best, you’ll never do it unless you practice your craft and prepare for whatever ‘uncontrollables’ come your way.

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3. Perpetually maintain a student mentality
While an essential part of personal record breaking is practicing what you know — perhaps equally important is continuing to grow. (Anyone else catch that rhyming sentence?) One of the best ways to improve your game is to reach out to others who have already achieved success. Find out what worked for them — and definitely find out what didn’t! If you’re a sponge, continuously absorbing and processing new information, you will undoubtedly grow as a person and as a professional. If you want to be better than you were yesterday, find a mentor or download a great audiobook today.

4. Be hungry
It’s important to note the seemingly obvious fact that in order to beat your best you have to deeply care about your goal. In order to achieve any significant personal milestone, you have to seriously want it. Tom Brady wouldn’t have earned 4 Superbowl rings in 15 years if he didn’t have a burning desire and a competitive spirit that drove him to eat, sleep and breathe football! Want to have better results at work? It’s simple – WANT IT more!

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5. Find a seriously awesome accountability partner
If you really want to beat your best, do NOT go at it alone! Whether it be a coworker, boss, mentor, friend, relative, or your local barista (caffeine addicts, anyone?) just make sure that he or she expects improved performance from you. Accountability partners are designed to mentor and motivate when needed. Lebron James has stellar performance season after season because he holds himself accountable to both his team and his family. Want to be a superstar at work or on the court? Find your wingman/woman to help cheer you on along the race of life!

Remember, gearing up to “beat your best” is a decision! If you want the recipe for self improvement, try coupling your innate desire with the 5 tips we listed above! Stay tuned to see how LNE Consulting plans to beat our best Q1!

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