Five Ways to Be More Intelligent

March 24, 20170 Comments

Business Intelligence is about confirming what you know with results, history, research, and testing.

Here are 5 ways to be more intelligent:

1. Know What You Don’t Know
We spend too much time on perfecting what we already know. Your best time is spent learning new things and in the process understanding what you don’t know. Once you know what you don’t know, you have valuable information to become more intelligent by learning it or delegating it.

2. Stop Resisting Change
This is not about changing everything, it’s about realizing that you’re missing huge opportunities by not changing as your target markets’ tastes and preferences change. Change is a good thing if you understand how it affects and enhances your current business model. Change is a part of business life!

3. Learn Critical Thinking Skills
It boils down to becoming smarter about your business. Let go of the short cuts and easy way out. Get engaged in thinking, reading, writing, counting and planning. Your business IQ will increase immediately!

4. Take an Economics Course
If you haven’t taken an economics course in a long time, take one! I still have my old economics books from college and I can’t believe how much I use them. If not an economics course, start researching economic trends including consumer behavior. Knowing how people buy, what they buy, and why they buy can increase your revenues instantly!

5. Engage in Continuous Entrepreneurial Education
Yes, of course I want you to register as a student in our school! But that’s not the only reason for this entry. Learning and growing are huge components of success for any business owner. Business is moving fast and technology is moving even faster. Unless you continue your education regarding entrepreneurship, you may be left behind. And…don’t just take a class here and there, really organized a consistent program of learning for you and your team.

Do you feel more intelligent already?

Your Transmogrifyer,

Sherese Duncan

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Duncan has owned and operated Efficio, Inc., a business education company for over 20 years. As the visionary leader of Efficio, Inc., Duncan is spearheading a global initiative to help entrepreneurs build successful business enterprises. In addition, over the last seven years, Duncan’s expertise extends to seven additional viable businesses including dimage, an image consulting firm, Efficio Radio Network, a small business talk Internet Radio Station, Efficio's Business Institute, an online school for entrepreneurial credentials, Tactical Growth, a strategic marketing firm for small business owners and For Educators, an organization dedicated to serving higher education institutions with entrepreneurial curriculum, marketing support and program development.

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