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Why Be an Entrepreneur?

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All over the world, people are breaking free from the traditional employment model and choosing to achieve business success as entrepreneurs. Will you be the next? Fire Inc is looking for people with an entrepreneurial spirit who can learn every aspect of our business from the ground up, then take the reigns on our next office. Why on Earth would anyone want to be an entrepreneur?

Let’s start by covering 12 of the most commonly-mentioned benefits of being an entrepreneur to inspire you on your journey:

1. You can choose your own schedule.

2. You are free to travel.

3. You can take sick days or vacation days whenever you need them.

4. If there are necessary tasks you don’t enjoy or have time for, you can outsource them.

5. You can select your own employees.

6. Learning to be a better boss also teaches you to be a better employee.

7. Your innovative ideas have a chance to shine unfettered.

8. You do not have to wear a uniform or follow a company dress code.

9. You enjoy better job security than most people.

10. Entrepreneurship teaches you the benefits of hard work.

11. You can always feed your curiosity by learning more about every aspect of your business.

12. Your ambition can always drive you to greater heights and business success.

As you can see, entrepreneurship is becoming popular because it comes with a whole new lifestyle for those who are willing to seize it.

Of course, entrepreneurship isn’t all sunshine and freedom. According to the United States Small Business Association, a third of small businesses fail within the first two years, and more than half fail within the first five years.

Not surprisingly, the challenges of entrepreneurship represent the flipside of the advantages we discussed above:

1. Choosing your own schedule can result in wasted time without the proper time-management skills.

2. Even while traveling, it may be necessary to handle work-related crises, because you are basically always “on call.”

3. There are no paid sick days or vacation days, so you must decide how much each day off is worth to you.

4. You are responsible for completing any tasks you can’t afford to outsource.

5. Hiring employees means you must learn how to conduct interviews, uphold workers’ legal rights, and coordinate payroll.

6. If you don’t yet have the leadership capabilities to direct others, you will be taking a crash course once you hire freelancers or employees.

7. You must narrow all of your innovative ideas down to the ones that have the most potential to help you achieve business success.

8. If you don’t maintain a professional appearance in person and online, it is sure to reflect poorly on your company.

9. You are responsible for funding your business, even if you’re operating at a loss.

10. Only results are profitable, not time clocked, so it’s possible you will work hard and still end up disappointed.

11. You must be familiar with each aspect of how your business operates, including those which may not interest you, to ensure everything is running smoothly.

12. Only you can motivate yourself to achieve business success.

To sum it up, let’s say that with freedom comes responsibility. If you can’t handle one, you aren’t yet ready for the other.

Of course, I don’t believe people should give up on their dreams. Just be sure to arm yourself with knowledge and understand what you are getting yourself into.

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Posted by on September 7, 2016 in Success

 

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5 Traits of a Great Salesperson

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There are some basic traits that all sales people need in order to be effective. If you have these traits, then sales might just be your niche. At Fire Inc, we fully train individuals in sales, marketing, and management from the ground-up. However, if you have some of the following traits to begin with, you’ll breeze through the training in no time.

A great salesperson is personable. You will get nowhere in sales if you can’t strike up a conversation with another human being. The person who can grab attention, maintain a conversation, and make the other person feel like all their attention is being given directly to them is a real salesperson. Fulfilling the need of every person to be heard is what makes great salesmen. Your customer wants to know that they matter to someone else. If you are a smart salesperson, you will be that someone else. And the sale is yours.

A great salesperson needs to be able to communicate clearly and concisely. You might only have two minutes to pitch your sale to your potential customer. Are you going to blow it rambling on about something that may or may not matter? If you can’t communicate clearly then you have already lost your sale.

Great salespersons keep their word and are honest. Being able to communicate and being personable will never help you if you can’t be trusted.If a customer comes to you with a complaint, they should feel reassured that you are handling the problem, and they can count on you to get the job done. In addition to that, if you are selling a product or a service then you need to be able to stand behind that product or service. If you can’t, your ability to sell will suffer tremendously.

Great sales people must be convincing. You have to be able to show your customer why your product or service is superior to other products or services. Or you have to show that your product or service is going to help them in some way and they should not live without it. This motivates your customers to not only buy from you, but to keep buying from you.

The final trait of an great salesperson is to be informative. There should not be an answer that you do not know. If a customer wants to know where the part number 11,342,051 was made, then you need to know exactly where that part was made and preferably the workers name who made it. Now this is an extreme example, but this is the mark of an outstanding salesperson.

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Posted by on August 19, 2016 in Success

 

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A Key to Reaching the Pinnacle of Your Success

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When it comes to getting to the pinnacle of your success, you have to develop yourself into a person who is worthy of it. One of the key points of focus is on inspiration and motivation. The leaders of the personal development movement have the false belief that people can and need to be externally motivated to create a better life for themselves. It has been the experience of the partners at Fire Inc Atlanta that such extrinsic motivation and inspiration are short lived.

There’s even a name that was coined for this momentary height in motivation, the seminar high. The seminar high is when a person attends a motivation seminar or inspiration seminar and they leave with a high that lasts for a few days and after these few days that person’s level of motivation drops back down to whatever it was before they attended the seminar.

You will find that this is true for religions events as well as business events. In college, I remember attended a Kiwanis retreat for college students. The retreat is designed to get you pumped up about service and running your campus clubs. The problem I had was that they pumped us up so high that by the end of the seminar I was worn out. What was intended to pump me up left me deflated.

What I will say next is a bit vanilla and plain so many won’t like it: They key to success at anything is discipline.

It was discipline that forced my partners and I to work way more than just 40 hours a week to start our marketing company, Fire Inc. It was our own internal inspiration and motivation image that gave us the drive to achieve these things.

Quickly, lets go back to motivation. In psychology, there are two forms of motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic is the form of motivation that comes from within you, it is your internal flame that propels you into action. Extrinsic motivation comes from other people and it is temporary in nature.

For me, motivation is only useful at getting you started but it is self-discipline that we keep you going.

Discipline is not something that comes natural to me, and I thought it comes natural to most people. What I fined is that self-discipline had to be cultivated by the individual. You have to go to war with yourself and be determined to claim victory over yourself.

Lack of discipline is why fat people stay fat and why poor people stay poor. It is also why you haven’t achieved your goals.

Self-discipline is a skill that can make you successful in any area of life. The first step to cultivating self-discipline is to focus only on those things that will bring you closer to your goals. Stop wasting time on things that don’t matter, stop seek entertainment and distractions. This is the first step and most important step to cultivating self-discipline and success. Once this step is in motion, you will then have to continue to fight with yourself to stay on track and to pursue your goals.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in Fire Inc. Atlanta

 

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How To Reach Your Goals

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Everyone needs goals in life. Goals can help us improve our financial situation, our personality, our businesses, our way of life, and our relationships. Setting goals is easy enough, but the real challenge is reaching them. How can you reach your goals?

The first step in reaching your goals is to overcome fear of failure. If we start out thinking negatively, we likely won’t get very far in our efforts to reach our goals. In fact, we may not even set goals in the first place. Fear of failure can sometimes prevent us from doing this. Negative thoughts or past “failures” may overwhelm us. But if we keep thinking back to past “failures”, were these really failures after all? Did you learn something that you can now put into practice or avoid the next time?

The second stage is to identify what goal you want to set. You can start by brainstorming potential goals. Some possible goal ideas are: learn a foreign language, stop smoking, make more friends, climb a dormant volcano or mountain, travel out of the country, learn a traditional dance or to play a musical instrument, show gratitude every day, lose weight, eat healthier, or spend more time with your family. You are the one that knows what appeals to you and what doesn’t. Try to come up with 10 to 20 ideas for possible goals. You may find that some of these will be interrelated and can help you reach your bigger goals.

Next, analyze your list and ask yourself questions like: Which goal seems the most exciting? Which one is the most challenging? Which one will make me proudest of myself if I achieve it? The best goals for you are the ones that mean the most to you. You might select goals that touch all aspects of your life. After analyzing your list, now prioritize it. First, select a few short-term goals that you could reach in just a few days. Then choose some long-term goals that will take weeks or months to reach. Now number them in the order you would like to achieve them.

The third stage is the planning one. Without a plan, you may as well give up. It helps to write everything down on paper. Start by listing your goal. Then set a reasonable deadline by which time you hope to have accomplished your goal. Next, plan the steps involved in reaching the goal. Be sure to anticipate possible obstacles and how you will work to overcome them. Finally, make a commitment to yourself by signing and dating the paper.

After doing this, get busy! Try to think of something you can do each day that will bring you closer to your goal, no matter how small. Be sure to track your progress and celebrate each step accomplished along the way. If something goes wrong in your plan, adapt to the situation and reevaluate your goal if necessary. And finally, imagine yourself once you have finally accomplished your goal and the satisfaction you will feel.

At Fire Inc, we’ve been setting goals since day one and we’re so grateful for the hard work and dedication of our team in our ability to not only hit those goals, but to continue setting the next ones higher and higher. We believe that by hiring the right people and giving them training that is superior to any other career advancement strategies in Atlanta, we’ll continue to be the dominating force in the industry. For more information on Fire Inc Atlanta, visit our website.

 
 

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Why You Need a Personal Brand & How to Build It

As the marketplace becomes increasingly competitive, creating a personal brand is more important than ever. Just like with the branding efforts of a company, your future success in a company will be determined solely on how you develop your own personal brand. In other words, your success will either be limited in growth or skyrocketed according to what other people think about you and what you bring to the table.

Before we jump into how you can create a brand that scares the competition and wow’s your clients, we have to first examine the underlying idea of a competitive market. Take real estate for example. In Atlanta, there are hundreds of people trying to sell houses. Houses come in all shapes and sizes, but you can be pretty sure that a real estate agent tries to match up what a client is looking for with what’s on the market. The tricky parts to this are getting the listing and letting people know what’s available. The more real estate agents in a particular market, the tougher this is to do. Why would a home owner choose one real estate agent over another? Why would a new home buyer choose the same? Two words… PERSONAL BRANDING.

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How to Build a Fantastic Personal Brand

Depending on where you are in your career, you should always be aware of people’s opinions of you. Not that you should do something just because you think it will make you popular, but you should know how your actions and behaviors come across to others. You should mainly be focusing on four groups of people: your clients, your coworkers, your management, and your competition. If you are just starting your career, it’s pretty easy to start building a great personal brand from day one. If you are a little further in your career, it’s not too late to get rocking and rolling on this.

Building a personal brand is relatively difficult when it comes to coworkers and management. But all you have to do, really, is be a good person with a great attitude who always has solutions. We see so many people across all types of industries who are quick to throw someone under the bus if a certain task doesn’t get accomplished. People complain about others and verbalize their opinions about them. People show up late to work and call in sick. Distance yourself from all of these types of people. Even if complaining and gossiping is considered the norm, you should be building a brand of positive influence and solutions to bigger problems at hand. This will build your personal brand quickly within the workplace.

As for clients, building a brand is easier. Since you don’t have to see these people every single day, it might be a little bit easier to put on a smile and look forward to these conversations. There are two reasons to meet with clients. Either you are selling something or you are retaining that client. Either one of those things are for monetary gain. Therefore, your clients’ opinions of you matter. Do your due diligence in knowing about their business or individual needs and offer better solutions than your competition. Treat people like they want to be treated and be quick with your follow-up. Word of mouth is a powerful thing and if people love how you treat them, you’ll gain referrals like there’s no tomorrow. After that, your competition will take notice. If your competition doesn’t know who you are or at least who your company is, you are either the extreme underdog in a huge market or you aren’t building a personal brand effectively.

When you ARE building your brand the RIGHT way, the competition will fear you and will try building some sort of fortification around their current customers. They will know that you aren’t one to be trifled with and that you mean business. Customers will want to give you their money. You managers will want to promote you. Your coworkers will want to actually BE you. When you’re working with other people, opinions matter. The good news is that you can help people form their opinions by bringing great results to the table, treating people with respect, and offering solutions.

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Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Success

 

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4 Ways to Plow Through the Learning Curve

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The ability to learn quickly is definitely a skill as oppose to a natural talent. Many people think that learning or studying a new subject is hard, but that is not the case. In most new careers, people tend to get overwhelmed with all of the training and feel as though they are never going to be able to learn it all. So, in this article, we will look at a few easy strategies that you can use to learn just about anything.

Decide What’s Important

The first tip is that in order to learn anything quickly, you need to identify the most important aspects of that subject. This is the 80/20 rule where you need to find the most important 20% of the subject matter that will quickly advance your knowledge. For example, if you are learning a new foreign language, you should first create a list of the 100 most popular words or phrases and then learn these first. Once you do, then you will have a working knowledge of the language as oppose to other students who are still caught up learning the little details that are not extremely important.

Immerse Yourself

Another tip that will help you to learn quickly is that you should read as much as possible about the topic. Reading is one of the best ways to train your brain to absorb information and if you want to be an expert in a certain subject then you need to read as much as possible about it. Now, you can even watch dozens of videos on YouTube about any subject matter, so make sure to make use of this. If you are a visual learner, then you should spend your time watching more videos about the subject than reading pages of text.

Use Association

Another strategy to help you learn quickly is to find ways to associate the subjects that you are currently learning with things that you already know. This basically ties foreign subjects together with subjects you already know well, so this will help you to easily recall that new information. Of course, repetition and re-writing that information can also help to cement it in your brain, so you should also do that as well.

Focus

When it comes to learning quickly, you definitely need to learn how to focus your mind. Many people suffer from ADD-like attention spans, but you will need to learn how to focus. You can increase your ability to focus by meditating on a daily basis for at least 10 minutes.

In closing, we have just looked at a few tips and strategies to help you learn quickly. Once you follow the tips listed above, I am certain that you will be able to learn anything you set your mind to. View more about Fire Inc’s testimonials from some of our employees.

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2015 in Success

 

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