Shawn Parr

What's the best advice you've ever been given?

Asked October 29, 2012 by in Business Planning/Development

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Jon Turino

Jon Turino   October 29, 2012

Ask "why" until you get the same answer three times. Then you most likely have found the root cause.

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Steve Macke

Steve Macke   October 30, 2012

Jack Welch said 95% of success is showing up on time everyday with a passion to solve problems - and - 80% of all problems will present a solution to the issue if you look at it with the end in mind.

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Amara Rose

Amara Rose   October 30, 2012

Hi Shawn ~

This comes directly from Spirit, on my awakening journey, and it's the best guidance for living ~ as well as creating/running a business ~ I've ever received:

"You need less than you think / And you have more than you know."

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Rob Kennedy

Rob Kennedy   October 29, 2012

In business and life, there is what needs to be done and how difficult it is.
When you separate the two, anything is possible.

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Diane Strutner

Diane Strutner   October 30, 2012

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em." -William Shakespeare

Something I have found surprisingly true for the world of business.

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Kenneth Manesse Sr.

Kenneth Manesse Sr.   October 29, 2012

"Systems" run your business!
Here is the test to see if you have a true system: It's in "writing", and it's been tested by delegating it or automating it and you have gotten the same success over and over!

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Gordon Freedman

Gordon Freedman   October 29, 2012

My wife has always told me to over-invest where there is a potential of reward -referrals - and to avoid any investment where there is not. In view of this, I try to only work with "good" people who are honest and charitable. It always comes back to benefit me in the long run.

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Meg Bertini

Meg Bertini   October 29, 2012

Just do it.

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Peter Wheaton

Peter Wheaton   October 29, 2012

If you think you have all the right information, keep looking you have just started!

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Alan Walsh

Alan Walsh   October 29, 2012

The first guy I ever worked for got me aside one day and said "You know, everyone's nuts, and if you expect any different you'll just frustrate yourself". He was jokingly referring to the simple fact that everyone's different, and it takes flexibility, patience, and tolerance to build a service practice. A "broadcast" methodology will only take you so far. You must reach each client on a personal level in accordance with their perceptions.

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Brent Sapp

Brent Sapp   October 30, 2012

Ask yourself, "What are the 3 things measurable things I could do in the next 90 days that will make a 50% difference by end of the year."

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Ron Baron

Ron Baron   October 29, 2012

Shawn, I've observed success for decades and the answers are counter-intuitive, until your "get" it:
1. You Must Charge MORE than Your Competitors (no matter how difficult the economic environment)
2. The Customer is Always WRONG
3. To Be as Successful as you can possibly be, You Must Work LESS!

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Jeff Scott

Jeff Scott   October 29, 2012

If you're going to talk the talk you better walk the walk.

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Eric Marsman

Eric Marsman   October 29, 2012

Best given advice to me: stay with what you believe in,

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Russell Conneely

Russell Conneely   October 30, 2012

Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

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Freda Thomas MBA

Freda Thomas MBA   October 30, 2012

Don't ever let anybody tell you you can't do something!

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Jeff Maclaren

Jeff Maclaren   October 30, 2012

In business, you don't make a "right decision" or a "wrong decision". You make a decision, and then you make it right.

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Kristen Ellingson

Kristen Ellingson   October 30, 2012

"Don't be afraid to re-invent yourself." (A smart man once told me this when our company was going thru lay-offs. I survived the crunch!)

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Shawn Parr
Shawn Parr Cheers to surviving the crunch ;)
October 30, 2012

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Ron Alexander

Ron Alexander   October 31, 2012

"If you give up on the things you love, you give up on you. "Don't be just a leader. Be a GREAT leader". and the best one... "don't try a be all things to all people, but be the best you can be to those chosen few"

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Sergei Astrashevsky

Sergei Astrashevsky   October 31, 2012

My friend's friend once conducted a survey in a hospice asking people about their greatest regrets before the inevitable end. One of those regrets I've transformed into an extremely inspiring motto: "Have the courage to live the kind of life which is right for YOU".

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Shaunvir Singh

Shaunvir Singh   October 31, 2012

If you're doing something that won't be worth anything in the future, try to put an end to the habit.

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Peter Nguyen

Peter Nguyen   November 12, 2012

"Do only what you do best, and knock on every door." By Danielle, the last boss I had in corporate America in 2000 before I quit for good and became an addict entrepreneur!

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Catrina Sharp

Catrina Sharp   November 13, 2012

B.Y.O.B "Be Your Own Boss" If you think about it - it is one of the most simple, yet empowering advice. In any situation, you make the decisions you need to get the job done correctly. If you have the tools you need, make the decision. If you don't have the tools you need - ask the questions to get them. Don't hesitate and don't be afraid to take the creative road.

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Tony Harbon

Tony Harbon   November 5, 2012

A quote from a truly great man... "If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! "

Just remember that when the going gets tough. It works for me every time!!

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Shrutin Shetty
Shrutin Shetty That's perfect, Tony. In fact, the best advice anyone could ever get is present in every line of Rudyard Kipling's poem 'If'. Be it for work, interactions, relationships, life.!
7 months ago

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Jim Gillis

Jim Gillis   October 29, 2012, Edited October 29, 2012

Don't get mad. Don't get even. Get ahead.

jg in SF (home of the Worlds Series Champion Giants)

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Jay W. Taylor J.D.

Jay W. Taylor J.D.   October 29, 2012

That we are all "mighty creators." That we are all endowed with the capacity to create our destinies and fulfill the choices that we make. That we truly create what we experience in our lives. We are at choice. We are accountable. We are powerful creators!

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Johnny Bass

Johnny Bass   October 29, 2012

The customer must first know that you are listening to them before they will listen to you.

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Rich Grehalva

Rich Grehalva   October 30, 2012

Just Do It!

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Simon Sundaraj-Keun

Simon Sundaraj-Keun   February 4, 2013

Trust in your abilities and love what you do.

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Steve Meyer

Steve Meyer   October 31, 2012

There are those who learn from books and those who learn from doing. If caught in a fire fight, which one would you rather have on your side?

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Arturo Cueva

Arturo Cueva   November 1, 2012

Work on something that is working for you.

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Srikiran Rai

Srikiran Rai   9 months ago

By Rachel Dawson, DA of Gotham city: "It's not who you are within, it's what you do, that defines you."

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