The Best Business Strategies for 2008:

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on December 20, 2007

2007 is history.  So get over it.

Do you want to really make an impact in 2008?  Here are the 10 best business strategies to catapult your career to new heights.  It’s what separates the professionals from the rookies:

  • Be Bold.  Take calculated risks and show em what you got.  Your mindset: NO FEAR. 
  • Don’t confuse efforts with results.  The only thing that matters is results.  At the end of the day, no one cares how hard you worked.
  • Trust, but verify.  Enough said.
  • Maintain and build upon realtionships. It takes years to develop trust and only seconds to destroy it.  Your word means everything and so does your reputation.  Should an issue arise, deal with it immediately.
  • Hire and cultivate talent.  Surround yourself with integrity, you can teach skills.
  • Choose a workplace wisely.  Do your homework and never rush into making a decision until you have exhausted all of the resources available to you. 
  • Don’t worry about things that you cannot control.  This may be the best single piece of advice that you will ever learn.
  • Recover quickly and you’ll always be successful.  It’s not about falling down, it’s about getting up.  Dust off the bruises and get back into the fight.
  • It’s not about being right, it’s about being paid.  If you’re in a service business, deliver your best and if things go wrong, make it right. Lose your ego. 
  • Do not be held hostage to the past.  Reinvent yourself everyday and be open to new strategies that may lead you to new frontiers.

I am Bernie Reifkind, CEO of Premier Search, Inc.

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