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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.

For more information on Fire Inc Atlanta, visit our website.

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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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Learning How To Negotiate In Difficult Circumstances

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No matter how hard you try, sooner or later you will find yourself in a situation of having to iron out a difficult situation. This can be scary, but fortunately with the right tools in place, you can make your way through and come to a solution that will work for all concerned. At Fire Inc Atlanta, we develop a person’s negotiating skill to the point where every deal made is a win-win-win. It’s good for the customer, the client, and the rep.

The first thing you should remember when heading into negotiations is to look on the bright side. If you start out upbeat, you will be far more likely to come out with a satisfactory result. Remember that in negotiations, it is better to strive for all parties concerned to come to a mutual agreement.

It’s best to meet in person in neutral territory. Avoid meeting in the other person’s office or in your own. Instead, choose a place that has no associations for anyone. If you are not able to meet to negotiate, use an online option that will still allow you to see and hear each other. Do not try to negotiate by e-mail. This is a recipe for catastrophe.

Be sure you completely understand the issues at hand and are prepared to discuss them calmly and intelligently. Start out your meeting with a clear definition of the problem and the matters that need to be addressed. In this way, everyone will be on the same page. Be sure your negotiations are about the facts at hand, and do not let your emotions get the better of you.

Assess yourself honestly. Be willing to accept responsibility for ways in which you may have contributed to the problem. In your mind, establish some clear parameters in regards to the outcome of the negotiations. For example, there may be some areas that you simply must have satisfied and others where you could be more flexible. Be clear on this from the outset.

Keep a forward motion. Focus on finding solutions and creating alternatives rather than dwelling on mistakes and wrongs in the past. Completely sidestep laying blame. Simply start where you are and focus on improving the situation and solving the problem as it currently stands.

Avoid maneuvering and manipulating. Communicate transparently by simply and honestly presenting your concerns and goals. Recognize areas where your concerns and goals are the same as or similar to those of the other party. This recognition of commonality will help you work together for a successful resolution.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 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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Creating Personal Relationships that Last

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Building healthy relationships with others is one of the most important things to focus on in business and everyday life. Sometimes it is hard because people go about it the wrong way and wind up breaking relationships instead of building them. A lot of times, something unintentional causes this breakdown, and irreparable damage is done. People are not going to get along with their family or friends all the time, but if the relationships have a good foundation, small rifts can always be mended.

Part of the training at Fire Inc has to do with creating personal relationships with customers and clients. In order to do this effectively, one must understand the basics of a good relationship in the first place. A relationship takes two people. It does not matter who those two people are: two business partners, a husband and a wife; a parent and a child; a boss and an employee. In any relationship, there are key elements that must exist in order to make this relationship strong.

One is mutual understanding of what is important to the other person. You may be working on something important at home, but what if your young child interrupts you and wants you to look at something great that he has built out of Legos? Do you tell him that you are busy and that you don’t have time to look at it now? Or do you take a few minutes and let him show you his masterpiece that he is so proud of? If you chose the latter, you are telling your child that what is important to him is important to you, too. That goes a very long way in building your relationship with your child.

Little things that you do for each other in a relationship is important. Small acts of courtesy and kindness add up to a big deal. It shows that you are paying attention to each other’s needs, no matter how small.

Always keep your commitments. This is a very important element in a relationship. Keeping your promises build up trust. Broken trust is one of the toughest things to heal, and sometimes it never does. Take your commitments seriously. A relationship built on trust is one of the strongest that you can achieve.

Communicate and be clear of your expectations from each other. So many relationships break down because of misunderstanding and a lack of communication. When expectations are not clear, they are usually not met, and this leads to disappointment. Disappointment lead to a loss of confidence in the other person. This is not good in a relationship.

When you make a mistake, be sure to apologize with sincerity. Do not try to justify why you did it. Pride is often the culprit behind the lack of apologies. Some people feel like apologizing will make them look weak. On the contrary, it takes great courage to apologize. It shows that you are not hiding behind any excuses.

Maintaining strong and healthy relationships will give you rewards many times over. Remember this advice. Build up the relationship with the people whom you care about, and your life will be rich beyond measure.

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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From “I Can’t” To “I Have”

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How often do you hear people say “I can’t do this”? All too often, isn’t it? Now, time to be honest with yourself, how often have you said it. “I can’t” can be two of the most dangerous words in the English language. Those two words are a big factor in people being unable to accomplish anything. At Fire Inc Atlanta, we are constantly raising the bar on what a “small” company can do through willpower, determination, and proper training. You can do this too in your everyday life.

If you find yourself constantly saying, “I can’t” you need to change your thinking. In many cases, “I can’t” really means “I won’t”. Think about how often you say that you can’t do something. How many times is it just a minor obstacle standing in your way, something small that you will not try to overcome? Often, with just a little bit of effort, you can get around these small obstacles, and accomplish something. Take a look at what is standing in your way, think of ways around it, and “I can’t” can become “I can”.

Now that you are starting to think “I can”, you need to move on from there. Certainly, it is better to think that you can do something than thinking that you can’t. However, “I can” can also be dangerous. Now that you think you can do something, that’s a good thing. So, now you can, the question becomes, why aren’t you? I can is a good step, but at this point there is just the belief that you can accomplish something. But belief without action is nothing. At this point, you need to stop saying that you can do something, and do it.

The next step is to think “I will”. This is where you take a hard look at what you want to accomplish, and start thinking about how to do it. Write out your goals, and the steps needed to achieve the goals. Spend an adequate amount of time planning what you need to do to accomplish your goals. Do not spend too much time planning, though. It is easy to get caught up in the trap of over planning, and over thinking. At some point you need to simply start doing. You need to start taking action on your plans.

Now, you have reached the “I am” stage. You have overcome the fear and inaction of “I can’t”. You have moved beyond simply believing of “I can”. You have made your plans in the “I will” stage. Now you have to look at the list of steps to reach your goals, and start taking action. Just take it one step at a time and move closer and closer to your goals. Other obstacles may crop up on the way. If this happens, don’t let it stop you. Step back for a moment, and figure out a way around them. Keep moving forward and soon you’ll find yourself at “I have”.

“I have” is accomplishment. You’ve overcome your fear, believed that you can do it, planned it out, and taken action. Now you are seeing the results of your efforts. You’ve reached your goals. Think of some areas of your life where you can apply this. Apply these principles to your life, and keep moving from “I can’t” to “I have”.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2016 in Success

 

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