Do you have a burning question for Dr. Misner? He’s looking for educational questions that he can answer on the podcast for his new Ask Ivan series.
Here are two questions to start with.
How can a small rural business meet people with influence that can help with the growth of their company?
Generally speaking, the strategy is not much different for rural businesses than for businesses in metropolitan areas. Back in the early days of BNI, every new group said “But we’re different…” He broke the chapters into three groups (rural, suburban, metropolitan) and had them create lists of the issues they were facing. All three lists were the same. No matter where your chapter is, success lies with the BNI fundamentals.
How did you manage your time before you had people to delegate tasks to? As an entrepreneur with no money for an assistant, how did you do it all and still get sleep?
Earlier in his career, Dr. Misner went long periods with very little sleep. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get to do what you want to do. That may mean working late at night or early in the morning. And you have to develop strong time-management skills. For Dr. Misner, that means tracking everything and putting it on his color-coded calendar. Hire someone as soon as possible. Start out with a part-time assistant.
Send your burning educational questions to [email protected]. Make sure to include the city and country you’re in.
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