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G-Ten Review Five Keys To Communication

GLASGOW, UK, April 2015 – Learning how to effectively communicate with others while choosing the right words can literally make or break your growth in the marketplace.

If you are a business owner, having the ability to communicate and point out small successes to your team is a vital key for long-term success. If you are an employee, knowing how to become a more skilled communicator will increase your value to the company and marketplace.

Let’s take a look at three ways why mastering the skill of communication can improve your business and increase your success rate.

Expand your reach in the marketplace. You can know everything there is to know about your business, services, mission statement and vision, but if you can’t express it with the right words out in the marketplace, chances are your growth will be very minimal. Think of all the great business leaders in the world. I can almost guarantee that they are poised and excellent communicators. If they have an idea or plan, they know exactly how to effectively communicate that idea or plan to the world.
Expand your reach in the marketplace by mastering the skill of communication.

Leading and educating your team. The best educators not only have exceptional communication skills, but they make sure their team walk away with new skills and abilities. Think of it this way: You can have the most crafted and thought-out job description, but if you can’t verbally express to your team what your vision, goals and plan of attack is, your growth rate will be hindered.

The ability to motivate. One of the most valuable aspects of mastering the skill of communication is having the ability to inspire your team. The best business owners out there know the importance of finding the time to inspire their teams and help them see past the roadblocks and setbacks that may be present in their lives. The hustle and bustle of everyday life confronts everyone on different levels but the bottom line is mastering the skill of communication vastly increases your ability to motivate people. When people are motivated and inspired by your simple, heartfelt words, they are willing to go the extra mile and work even harder. Just like parents encourage and give words of empowerment to their children, the same applies to business leaders.

Improving the skill

Now that we have listed three ways as to why mastering the skill of communication is so important in determining business success, what are some ways you can improve your communication skills?
The first step is to figure out what your strengths are, along with where you need to improve. Do you feel you can effectively go out in the marketplace and talk all day and night about your services, but your ability to motivate employees is lacking? You can then start to develop a plan of action to increase your communication skills.

Here are three ways to get started:

Enrolling in a speaking class is a powerful way to improve communication skills. There are many classes throughout the country to help aid in communicating effectively.

Reading a dictionary while you drink your morning coffee is another way to slowly but surely increase your vocabulary, which always will help with boosting your skills.

Hiring a speech coach is another route you can look into. Working one on one with an expert can quickly speed up the process.

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G-Ten’s Mission: “Loyalty to our Customers, Results for our Brands”.

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G-Ten Ask: What Is Holding You Back?

GLASGOW, UK, April 2015 – G-Ten focus on making people successful, regardless of their age, industry, background, etc. Some of the reasons people are successful in entrepreneurship are obvious, yet some of them are surprising.

Are any of the following things holding you back from success? If so, how are you going to tackle them head-on today so you can ultimately be successful?

Here are ­­­9 things that hold people back from success:

Perceived Risk

When people think about what they want to do in life and what they may have to change or give up to get there, they get scared. It’s human nature. Most people think going after their dreams is a big risk, but it’s really just skewed perception. The real risk is not giving yourself the opportunity to be great and staying where you are in life, only to regret not chasing your passions.

They Just “Kinda” Want It

When you want to be successful as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. The sad truth is, most people want to hang out with their friends, watch TV, or even sleep more than they want to be successful. If you want to be success, go after something with 100% of your passion and effort!

They Don’t Bounce Back

If you haven’t noticed, life isn’t easy sometimes. In fact, if you are chasing lofty goals, there’s going to be a lot of resistance. Whether it is internal conflicts in the mental, emotional, or physical realms or external pressures like doubt from others or competitors attempting to shoot you down and stop you from achieving your goals, it is obvious that the people who are being held back from success are those who don’t bounce back.


We all struggle to stay motivated every single day. Even the hungriest of individuals have trouble not hitting the snooze button every once-in-a-blue-moon. Many people will say they don’t have enough time, money, energy, etc to change their life, but what separates those who achieve success with those who don’t is how they handle potential excuses that enter their thoughts.

They Don’t Share

Helping others may be the single biggest thing you can do to catapult your way to success quickly. Don’t hoard your network, knowledge, or anything else for that matter. Successful people are happy to make introductions between two people who may benefit from knowing one another, mentor others who may need a helping hand, and build a community of others to connect with around them.

They Don’t Surround Themselves With Winners

Many people are held back from being successful because they associate with the wrong groups and types of people. If you associate with negative people, people who aren’t successful, and people who aren’t motivated, then you will soon develop these unfortunate traits in your own personality. This includes your love life – your significant other may be holding you back from success if he/she isn’t pushing you to chase after your goals and become a better person. Similarly, you need to have peers, mentors, and communities that challenge you and pull you up to their level of success rather than drag you down when you are attempting greatness.

They Listen To Too Many People

It may seem obvious, but many people who haven’t achieved success yet suffer from taking too much advice. People who are being held short of success need to filter the good advice from the bad advice and listen to fewer, more strategic people…

They Don’t Listen To The Right People

Most successful people have multiple mentors to call upon who can guide them in the proper direction in pursuit of their goals. Whether it’s a coach, boss, professor, industry veteran, or other experienced person, these folks are goldmines for information about achieving your goals. Many people who are short of their goals are depriving themselves of this amazing resource, and by not listening to the right people, they are missing out on chances to be successful.

They Haven’t Defined What Success Is

It differs for each person, but the people who don’t have success defined for themselves will never achieve it because they don’t know what the benchmark is. It has been shown time and time again that those who have goals achieve more than those who don’t, and people who write down their goals are even more successful than the people who have goals but fail to convert them to paper and pencil.

People that are falling short of success may not know what type of lifestyle, job, or platform they are reaching for, which probably means they will never find it.

Whether these points can be directed to someone else you know or perhaps even yourself, note that all these points are things you can control! So get out there and chase after success!

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G-Ten’s Mission: “Loyalty to our Customers, Results for our Brands”.

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G-Ten On How The Greatest Leaders Actually Spend Their Time

GLASGOW, UK, March 2015 – Everybody has an opinion on what leaders should do.

So what do effective leaders really do? How do they actually spend their time?

  1. They spend most of their time with others. On average they spend less than 25% of their working time alone.
  2. The people they spend time with include many in addition to their direct subordinates and boss. They regularly go around the formal chain of command. They also regularly see people who often appear to be unimportant outsiders.
  3. They do not limit their focus to planning, business strategy, staffing, and other “top management concerns.” They discuss virtually anything and everything even remotely associated with their businesses and organizations.
  4. They typically ask a lot of questions. In a half-hour conversation, some will ask literally hundreds.
  5. They rarely seem to make “big” decisions.
  6. Their discussions usually contain a considerable amount of joking and kidding and concern non work-related issues. The humour is often about others in the organization or industry. Non work discussions are usually about people’s families, hobbies, or recent outside activities (e.g., golf scores).
  7. They rarely give orders in a traditional sense. That is, they seldom “tell” people what to do.
  8. They frequently engage in attempts to influence others. However, instead of telling people what to do, they ask, request, cajole and persuade.
  9. Much of the typical day is unplanned. Even those who have a heavy schedule of planned meetings often end up spending a lot of time on topics that are not on the official agenda.
  10. They work long hours. Although some of their work is done at home, while commuting to work, or while traveling, they spend most of their time at their places of work.

This pattern of activity looks like a scattered and unsystematic way to achieve goals — yet it’s very consistent among top executives.

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G-Ten’s Mission: “Loyalty to our Customers, Results for our Brands”.

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G-Ten Discuss A Not-To-Do List For Entrepreneurs

GLASGOW, UK, March 2015 – CEOs and productivity experts recommend the idea of a not-to-do list highly as a huge productivity booster that will help you free up time and headspace for all the things that really matter.

Just tackle one or two at a time, eliminating counterproductive habits step by step, and eventually you’ll reclaim impressive amounts of time and energy.

Do Not Answer Calls from Unrecognized Numbers

The interruption will throw your concentration, costing you far more in time and brain power than just the conversation itself, and second, if it’s important, you’ll find yourself in a poor negotiating position, scrambling to formulate your thoughts when the caller is already well prepared.

Do Not Email First Thing in the Morning or Last Thing at Night

The former scrambles your priorities and all your plans for the day and the latter just gives you insomnia.

Do Not Agree to Meetings or Calls With No Clear Agenda or End Time

If the desired outcome is defined clearly… and there’s an agenda listing topics–questions to cover–no meeting or call should last more than 30 minutes so request them in advance so you can best prepare.

Do Not Let People Ramble

Sounds harsh, but it’s necessary. Small talk takes up big time, he says, so when people start to tell you about their weekends, cut them off politely with something like “I’m in the middle of something, but what’s up?”

Do Not Check Email Constantly

Batch it and check it only periodically at set times.

Do Not Over-Communicate With Low Profit, High Maintenance Customers

Do an 80-20 analysis of your customer base. Which 20% are producing 80% or more of my profit, and which 20% are consuming 80% or more of my time? Then put the loudest and least productive on auto-pilot, citing a change of company policy. Sometimes you really have to fire your customers.

Do Not Work More to Fix Being Too Busy

The cure for being overwhelmed isn’t working more; it’s sitting down and prioritizing your tasks. So don’t make the mistake of working frantically if you’re swamped. Instead, sit down and decide what actually needs doing urgently.

Do Not Carry a Digital Leash 24/7

At least one day a week leave you smartphone somewhere where you can’t get easy access to it. If you’re gasping, you’re probably the type of person that most needs to do kick this particular habit.

Do Not Expect Work to Fill a Void That Non-Work Relationships and Activities Should

Work is not all of life. This seems obvious, but the sad truth is that while nearly everyone would agree to this in principle, it’s easy to let things slide to a point where your actions and your stated values don’t match up. Defend the time you have scheduled for loved ones and cool activities with the same ferocity you apply to getting to an important meeting for your business.

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G-Ten’s Mission: “Loyalty to our Customers, Results for our Brands”.

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G-Ten Discuss The Traits That Lead To Success—And How To Tell Who's Got Them

GLASGOW, UK, March 2015 – Being a good leader often means approaching situations with a rookie mindset. Here's how to tell if you are up to the challenge: 

It’s not that expertise isn’t helpful, but success comes from constantly approaching work as a perpetual rookie. Here’s how to recognize someone who has the traits that lead to success:

1. They ask good questions.

Rookies have the ability to see things differently. They can step a layer out of something and question it. Of course, in a job interview, people ask the questions they’re supposed to ask, which is why it’s great to meet people in other situations, like at a conference, when someone you’re talking to asks questions about your business that you’ve never thought of. 

2. They are interested in other people.

We’re all fascinated by ourselves, but we only know so much. Other people’s brains, other people’s thoughts--that’s where learning is going to come from. One way to judge this? How long a potential leader can talk about her colleagues and her team before talking about herself. Those who can go for a while--who find other people genuinely interesting--can better tackle different situations. They are oriented toward the unknown, rather than the known.

3. They are willing to be (intellectually) uncomfortable.

Learning is painful. All true learning comes with some form of discomfort. We learn when our scripts fail us, when the world doesn’t work the way the world is supposed to work. In someone’s work history, has she sought out jobs that challenged her? 

4. They are agile.

Leading is good, and building something that works is good, but how willing is she to back out of it and let someone else take the lead? Someone willing to keep starting from scratch probably has a rookie mindset. “Does she have a track record of not only taking those roles, but being successful?”

Life is the ultimate journey. The way we live our life is an expression of our self and our ideals. It is imperative that we make the most of the opportunities that we are given because they are limited. The successful make a habit of putting themselves in positions to succeed. There is no reason why you should just be sitting back and letting life pass you by.

Make the most of every opportunity you have, this is what will separate you from the betas of the world.

For additional information, contact a member of the G-Ten administration team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

G-Ten’s Mission: “Loyalty to our Customers, Results for our Brands”. 

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