By Michael Angier
Seven Ways We Got to Be Seven Years Old
Success Networks International was launched on January 1st of 1996. We are now seven years old. And last year was the best ever—in many ways.
In the course of the last seven years, we've done many things wrong. We've tried things that didn't work and sometimes stayed with them longer than we should have. We've missed opportunities and were slow to take advantage of some that we finally did.
But in the long haul, we apparently did more things right than wrong. Only one in six businesses makes it to their seventh birthday. And you can count on us being the one in nine that makes it to their tenth.
None of this could have happened without great members like you. We thank you for being there. We thank you for your confidence in us. And we sincerely thank you for your business.
What follows are some of the key factors responsible for us being able to celebrate our seventh birthday.
1. We knew what we
The way to achieve this wasn't always clear, but we were open and flexible about making it happen. We were mission-driven and vision-powered.
2. We kept our
possible we over-delivered on our promises.
4. We practiced
CANI—Constant and Never-Ending Improvement.
5. We used the
power of the master mind
6. We hung in
7. We stayed
focused on what mattered.
I do my best to focus on three things every day: 1. Increasing exposure and traffic. 2. Enhancing real and perceived value to our members. 3. Improving our systems and organizing and automating what we do so it works better.
We've learned a lot in the past 84 months and we expect to learn even more in the years ahead. We'll do our best to share our findings with you.
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Last Updated 12/27/2005