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In Business Practice Makes Perfect

The lion and the mouse headed out to tryouts for the football team. The lion looked at the mouse and thought, “this mouse has no chance to make the team. I am much bigger and stronger than he.” The mouse thought to himself, “I am going to make the football team by practicing hard and showing the coach how determined ...

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In Business & in Life Be Yourself

One day, an Ox was passing by and a frog happened to see it. The Ox carried himself well and trotted along as if not a care in the world. The frog was envious of the Ox and decided he too wanted to be big like the ox. The frog decided maybe it was possible to puff himself up like ...

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Don’t Attack Bad Customer Feedback

A Bear walking through the woods happened upon a nest of bees that had just made some honey. Hungry as he was, he was determined to take a little honey for himself. One small bee saw what the Bear was about to do and stung the Bear hoping to deter him away from the nest. The Bear immediately was enraged ...

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If you have customers, you’re in business

The Owl would consult all his fellow business owners on different business decisions and actions. He was often asked by his clients, “How do I know if I’m in business?” and he would respond the same way. “If you have customers or clients that are paying you for your products and services then you are in business. It’s that simple.” ...

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Your Brand is Everywhere

Every morning the Ant would wake up and hop on his computer before he want into the office. He check his email which sent Google Alerts directly to his e-mail containing information about his business, his name and even his competitors. He monitored the Facebook and Twitter pages to ensure that the messages, logo, images all branded his company in ...

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Investing too much in the status quo

Every morning the Rabbit repeated a quote to himself before he rolled out his bed.  It was part of his morning routine, “Make mistakes of ambition, not mistakes of sloth.” By the time he arrived at his office, he had already planned his morning speech to his team. Later that morning, Rabbit said to his team “go out there and ...

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Quit Weaknesses, Focus On Strengths

The Elephant knew that he wasn’t the fastest of the animals, but what when he shipped his goods to his clients rather than take multiple trips like other animals, he focused on taking twice as many goods. The Elephant’s strength was his size and although he moved slower than the other animals, he was able to take more on each ...

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Don’t Abandon Plans When the Going Gets Tough

The Owl was the business adviser to the Rabbit and every time things began to get difficult and the Rabbit wanted to pivot, he promised to come see the Owl. When he sat down with the Owl, he would always hear the same thing, “Remember we wrote this thorough business plan based on all our research and we promised that we would ...

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Maintain A Positive Mindset

The Flamingo lost her business, lost her house, her spouse left her and even came down with a major illness. Just a few years later, she was able to turn everything around and build her empire from nothing. At her photo shoot for her cover spot she was asked, “What’s the secret to your success?” She took a breath and ...

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The Future is Mobile

The Bear sat down with his family to have dinner one night. Throughout dinner he heard the buzzing of phones on vibrate and the ringing of phones. While he tried to ignore the interruptions and have a nice conversation with his family, after he looked up from his dinner and saw his entire family glued to their phones he finally growled “That’s ...

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