Wednesday, August 27, 2014

10 kualitas orang sukses

Top 10 Qualities of Highly Successful People

What do you need to find and develop within yourself to be successful? The answer comes from looking at those who have created success in a variety of fields. These traits may sound simple, but they lead to remarkable results.

If you really want to bring success into your life, you should cultivate yourself just as you'd cultivate a garden for the best yield.
The attributes here are shared by successful people everywhere, but they didn't happen by accident or luck. They originate in habits, built a day at a time.
Remember: If you live your life as most people do, you will get what most people get. If you settle, you will get a settled life. If you give yourself your best, every day, your best will give back to you.
Here are the traits that the highly successful cultivate. How many do you have?

1. Drive

You have the determination to work harder than most and make sure things get done. You pride yourself on seeing things getting completed and you can take charge when necessary. You drive yourself with purpose and align yourself with excellence.

2. Self-reliance

You can shoulder responsibilities and be accountable. You make hard decisions and stand by them. To think for yourself is to know yourself.

3. Willpower

You have the strength to see things through--rather than vacillate or procrastinate. When you want it, you make it happen. The world's greatest achievers are those who have stayed focused on their goals and been consistent in their efforts.

4. Patience

You are willing to be patient, and you understand that, in everything, there are failures and frustrations. To take them personally would be a detriment.

5. Integrity

This should not have to be said, but it's seriously one of the most important attributes you can cultivate. Honesty is the best policy for everything you do; integrity creates character and defines who you are.

6. Passion

If you want to succeed, if you want to live, it's not politeness but rather passion that will get you there. Life is 10 percent what you experience and 90 percent how you respond to it.

7. Connection

You can relate with others, which in turns makes everything reach further and deepen in importance.

8. Optimism

You know there is much to achieve and much good in this world, and you know what's worth fighting for. Optimism is a strategy for making a better future--unless you believe that the future can be better, you're unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.

9. Self-confidence

You trust yourself. It's as simple as that. And when you have that unshakeable trust in yourself, you're already one step closer to succeeding.

10. Communication

You work to communicate and pay attention to the communicators around you. Most important, you hear what isn't being said. When communication is present, trust and respect follow.
No one plans on being mediocre; mediocrity happens when you don't plan. If you want to succeed, learn the traits that will make you successful and plan on living them out every day.
Be humble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are, and who you have always been.
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Entrepreneur pun perlu reinvent..

How Entrepreneurs Must Reinvent Themselves To Thrive

Sometimes entrepreneurs are so focused on making change happen for others, that they forget that continually changing themselves and their company is equally important. Some get stuck in a rut and get run over by competitors with new technology, like Eastman Kodak, and others get pushed into a crisis, like Apple did, before they reinvent themselves into a new market.

Everyone and every company needs to continually learn from their experience and adapt to a changing world to thrive. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is an old adage that really doesn't work in today's business world. If you don't plan to reinvent yourself regularly, your competitors will make you obsolete, and any success to-date will likely be short-lived.

I just finished a new book "Invent, Reinvent, Thrive," by Lloyd E. Shefsky, Entrepreneurship Professor at the Kellogg School, which highlights this message, and provides some expert insight on how entrepreneurs can apply the principles to their own career and company. Here is a summary of recommendations from both of us, based on my own business mentoring insights:

Re-launch using your enhanced core competency.Use that same technical and business expertise that served you well on this startup to find the next opportunity. I'm sure you have seen many new ones, and now understand even better the due diligence required to validate the opportunity, and the executions steps required to make it happen.

Ignore the voices of dissent again.Negative advice on an unknown is easy and safe to give, so every entrepreneur hears it over and over. As an entrepreneur with some success, you had the confidence to prove them wrong once, so don't lose your nerve and try to play it safe now. Proven problem solvers only get better with practice.

Listen and act on the ideas of others around you. Take advantage of the fact that you have surrounded yourself with key people who have good ideas, but may lack the skills or confidence to act on them. Skip the arrogance of "not invented here," and re-invent your current company, or start a new one, before a crisis occurs.

Move to a higher platform. Many entrepreneurs get their first taste of success running their own consultancy or practice. A few are able to move to higher platform, like moving from a sole practitioner physician to create and run a much larger medical organization. That's a type of re-invention that can give you a major advantage over competitors.

Changing times call for a new skill set. Smart entrepreneurs in any given industry, like publishing, recognize the appearance of new technologies which threaten their survival, including digital publishing and print-on-demand. The best immerse themselves in these technologies, and invent new businesses, rather than fight in the old one to the death.

Seek out customer trends before they become an avalanche. Don't stop doing the in-depth communication with customers that brought you initial success. Plan an annual set of customer sessions that you don't delegate to subordinates. If customers don't convince you to re-invent a part of your business each year, you probably aren't listening.

Find mentors who have the skills you lack. Proactively seek out mentors who will tell you what you need to hear, rather than what you want to hear. Work on the new skills you acquire from your mentor, and test incrementally what you have learned. With each new skill you acquire, your likelihood of long-term success is improved.

Expand your investment alternatives. If your business success so far is based on family and Angel investors, perhaps it's time to start working with institutional investors and external business partners. Their expectations and insights will broaden your view, and may incent you to upgrade your strategy, or re-invent a portion of your business.

Entrepreneurship is not a one-time transformation that qualifies you long-term success. It is a lifestyle, like many others, which requires constant effort to keep you ahead of the crowd in a rapidly changing business environment. Standing still is falling behind. What is your action plan to continually re-invent yourself and thrive?

Marty Zwilling

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Friday, August 22, 2014

6 Cara tingkatkan bisnis Anda

6 ways to grow your business

By Verne Harnish, contributor

(Fortune Magazine) -- For almost 30 years I've been organizing, advising, and just hanging with leaders of the world's top growth firms. Dubbed "gazelles," these companies continue to hire even as the economy stumbles.
What makes such fast-track businesses tick? How do they prosper in the hardest of times? Here are six timeless strategies for doing just that -- in good times and bad. Whether you run a small or midsize business or manage a department in a larger company, these tips will work for you.
1. Get an edge
Find an underlying advantage of 10 to 30 times over the competition to dominate your industry. Barrett Ersek, founder of Philadelphia-based Happy Lawn, innovated a way to close sales in minutes instead of weeks using a proprietary mapping and price-quoting process.
How to figure this out? Look at your industry's biggest cost and time constraints and challenge the conventional thinking in those areas of the business.
2. Own a phrase
Brand is about owning a word or two in the minds of your market. No confusion about what niche Trench Safety & Supply Inc. owns. J. Darius Bikoff, founder of Energy Brands, coined "enhanced waters" as a new multibillion-dollar beverage category. Chris Krause is focused on "athletic scholarships" for high school athletes.
And how do you know if you own the phrase? Google it and see if your company shows up.
3. Hyperfocus
Align the entire company around a single measurable priority each quarter. Not 75, not five, but one overarching focus for the next 90 days that removes a significant bottleneck in the business.
One company needed to hire 16 specialists; another focused on doubling inventory turns; a third concentrated on its Google ranking. What about yours?
4. Control your cash
Growth sucks cash, so construct a business model that fuels your growth without the need of outside capital. Gift cards, advanced payments, tighter billing practices, and shorter sales and delivery cycles are a few of many strategies. And to stay focused, look at your cash position daily. You'll sleep better knowing the business can fund its own growth.
5. Write!
Flood the digital market space with blogs, white papers, YouTube videos, and Twitter messages that align with the phrase you own (check out The Shipping Bloke blog). Then enhance your authority by writing a book like Chris Krause's Athletes Wanted.
Published content is king in driving education-based marketing programs and in establishing you and your company as the authorities in your industry.
6. Pulse faster
If you want to move faster, pulse faster. The executive teams of the fastest-moving companies huddle daily, as if in constant crisis mode -- driving on priorities, metrics, and data gathered from the market.
Billionaires like T. Boone Pickens formally meet twice a day with their teams. And successful executive teams gather once a week vs. annually to get some talk time around the six strategies I've outlined for growing the business. It's about having a bias for action.
Verne Harnish is a consultant and creator of MIT's Birthing of Giants executive program.  To top of page

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ubah Outlet Listrik jadi titik Koneksi Jaringan

D-Link DHP-600AV, Ubah Outlet Listrik jadi Titik Koneksi Jaringan

d-link dhp-600av2JAKARTA, PCplus -
  Mau menggunakan komputer secara berpindah-pindah tetapi tetap dalam satu jaringan di dalam rumah? Bisa banget. Kamu bisa manfaatkan kabel listrik kamu di rumah.
Dengan bantuan D-Link DHP-600AV Powerline AV2 600 Gigabit Adapter, kamu bisa mengubah setiap outlet listrik di rumahmu menjadi titik koneksi jaringan. Jadi kamu bisa mengoneksikan perangkat multimedia digital seperti konsol game atau storage jaringan tanpa repot-repot tarik kabel jaringan lagi.
Pengaturannya pun sederhana, Cuma perlu satu sentuhan dan siapa pun di rumahmu akan mendapatkan kemudahan meng-instal gadget untuk mendapatkan jangkauan di mana pun dan kapan pun. Agar tak disadap orang di luar anggota keluargamu, D-Link menyediakan fungsi enkripsi data.
D-Link mengatakan, perangkatnya yang punya standar AV2 itu mampu mentransfer 20% lebih cepat dibandingkan produk sebelumnya yang 600Mbps. Skalabilitas dari Powerline juga mambuat kamu bisa meningkatkan jangkauan jaringan di rumah melalui adapter tambahan.
Yang enak, adaptor versi baru ini juga bisa dipasangkan dengan perangkat Powerline lain. Ideal untuk membangun jaringan wall-to-wall di rumah. Begitu sebut D-Link tentang perangkat yang kompatibel dengan standar HomePlug lama tersebut. O ya, kalau tidak ada kiriman data selama perioda waktu tertentu, adaptor otomatis masuk ke sleep mode, jadi hemat daya lebih dari 85% lh

Saturday, August 16, 2014

5 Hal Yang Membuat Bisnis Online Anda Tidak Laris

Kemudahan mendirikan Toko Online di zaman sekarang telah membuat pelaku bisnis online di dunia, terutama di Indonesia yang meningkat drastis.
Namaun karena saking mudahnya, seringkali para pengusaha bisnis online, terutama yang masih berstatus “Pemain Baru” banyak yang layu sebelum berkembang, alias gulung tikar di awal usahanya.
Penyebabnya pun beragam. Dari penggunaan sistem komputerisasi  yang keliru, Sumber Daya Manusia yang  kurang memadai, hingga produk bisnis online yang belum kunjung laku terjual. Berikut ini 5 hal yang dapat mempengaruhi laris atau tidaknya bisnis online Anda.

1. Pelayanan Kurang Ramah

Meskipun namanya bisnis online yang memungkinkan terjadinya transaksi tanpa bertatap muka langsung , namun menjaga komunikasi yang baik dengan pelanggan tetaplah harus diutamakan.
Banyak pelaku bisnis online yang meremehkan poin yang satu ini. Yang juga perlu diingat, konsumen juga manusia yang punya hati. Sekali tersakiti oleh pelayanan yang buruk dan tidak ramah, ga mungkin ia tidak akan kembali lagi ke toko Anda.
Jadi pastikan bahwa Anda atau karyawan yang Anda tugaskan untuk menjadi costumer service, memiliki kecakapan untuk melayani pelanggan dengan ramah.

2. Pilihan Sistem Pembayaran Rumit

Sistem pembayaran merupakan elemen krusial bagi semua jenis bisnis online. Konsumen yang sudah jatuh hati dan ingin membeli produk Anda, bisa langsung malas  membeli bila mereka kebingungan harus membayar kemana.
Pastikan Anda memiliki berbagai pilihan sistem pembayaran untuk calon konsumen. Buat mereka merasa bahwa belanja online itu memang memberi banyak kemudahan dibandingkan membeli di toko fisik. Beri pilihan rekening dari berbagai Bank besar. Tidak harus semua, tapi pastikan bahwa Bank tersebut termasuk kedalam 3 atau 5 besar pemilik jumlah nasabah terbanyak. Hal ini akan memberi kemudahan konsumen ketika bertransaksi online dengan Anda.

3. Kurang Promo atau Diskon

Menurut survei dari Visa Indonesia, 60% responden yang berbelanja secara online, mencari diskon dan tawaran promosi. Alasannya, karena toko online dapat memberikan tawaran harga yang lebih murah dari toko fisik (offline).
Berdasarkan hal ini,bisa jadi faktor yang membuat bisnis Anda belum laris adalah kurangnya promo dan diskon untuk konsumen. Anda dapat mulai menyusun beragam penawaran untuk toko online Anda. Misalnya  diskon, pemberian voucher, kupon atau bonus gratis untuk setiap pembelian produk tertentu.

4. Toko Online Anda Terlihat Berantakan

Jika Anda mengunjungi sebuah toko kelontong yang berantakan, dimana barang dagangan berserakan secara tidak teratur, tentu akan membuat pembeli yang datang merasa tidak nyaman bukan ?
Hal inilah yang juga terjadi pada toko online. Bila desainnya tidak menarik, rapi serta enak dipandang, calon pembeli pun akan pergi begitu saja tanpa melakukan pembelian. Oleh karena itu, coab evaluasi toko online Anda. Apakah tampilannya sudah enak dipandang oleh para konsumen Anda atau tidak.

5. Kurang Aktif di Media Sosial

Di zaman dengan beragam jenis media sosial seperti sekarang ini, penting sekali untuk bisnis Anda mudah ditemukan di media sosial oleh publik. Media sosial adalah tempat promosi murah namun powerfull. Tidak hanya sekedar sebagai media mempromosikan produk, tapi juga sebagai sumber informasi Anda untuk mengetahui minat dan segmen pasar yang pas untuk bisnis Anda. Seperti di Facebook, Anda bisa melihat usia, minat musik dan lain-lainya dari profil seseorang bukan. Jika demikian,lebih mudah bagi Anda untuk menentukan target pasar yang tepat. Kalau sudah begitu, strategi pemasaran yang Anda lakukan akan jauh lebih efektif untuk membuat dagangan laris manis.
Itulah 5 hal yang kurang lebih dapat mempengaruhi besar-kecilnya penjualan di bisnis online Anda. Semoga bermanfaat :)