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5 Business Lessons from The Christmas Chronicles

by Jeffrey Lutz

Borrowing themes from The Santa Clause and Elf, both available in the Do You See What I See archives, the Christmas Chronicles strayed a just a bit from the typical Christmas movie formula. This 2018 Netflix hit presented Santa as a deliciously chiseled hunk who commits grand theft auto, gets the verbal best of some street toughs, and has been known to snort a line or two to get through the long Christmas night. OF POWDERED SUGAR!

But through all his debauchery, Santa and his band of helpers offered important lessons you can use in business. I’m Jeff from Prime Concepts, and in this final episode of Do You See What I See? Business Lessons from holiday classics – we present the top 5 business lessons from The Christmas Chronicles.

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The Grinch

4 Business Lessons from How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

by Sean Sandifer

When the infamous Grinch first entered our lives through Dr. Suess way back in 1957, he didn’t just steal Christmas. No, ladies and gentlemen, he stole our hearts, and while The Grinch was busy stealing our hearts, HIS heart was becoming dangerously enlarged, growing three sizes in just one day. Before the inevitable cardiovascular issues destroyed his quality of life in later years, the Grinch was the conduit for some powerful business lessons that we can learn from to this day.

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5 Business Lessons from Frosty the Snowman

by Sean Sandifer

It’s December 17th, almost time for Frosty the Snowman to return once again. He shows up around this time every year to entertain children, rankle some police officers, and take a couple of puffs from the corncob pipe. Don’t worry, he doesn’t have any lungs, it can’t hurt him.

The American viewing public only gets to spend half an hour with Frosty every year, but we darn sure make the most of it. In one annual special, Frosty does a lot more than just say Happy Birthday and talk to animals. He also shows us lessons we can still apply to business more than 50 years since Frosty was first rolled up. I’m Sean from Prime Concepts, and this is Part Four of our series, Do You See What I See, Business Lessons From Holiday Classics.

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5 Business Lessons from Elf

by Jeffrey Lutz

Hey there. So I was thinking…

If you ignore the tragic backstory of Buddy the Elf… you know, that whole “not knowing his real family for 30 years thing” and being so poorly cared for by his orphanage that he’s unknowingly whisked away by St. Nick himself, the guy, or the elf – what is he again – actually has a pretty sweet gig.

As the only human at Santa’s workshop, he gets to eat as much candy as he wants, learn at the foot (or on the lap) of the wisest elf at the North Pole, and he only has to produce 85 Etch a Sketches a day instead of the typical 1,000. But after Buddy learns thathe’s not going to live to be, like, 6,000, he sets out for New York City – on foot! — to discover his true identity.

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5 Business Lessons from The Santa Clause

by Sean Sandifer

What would you think if you suddenly gained a hundred pounds, grew a bushy white beard, and noticed that your clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot? Either 2020 struck again or you’ve assumed the role of Santa Claus. If your belly begins to shake like a bowl full of jelly, well, you may not be able to blame that on the year from hell.

Hello, I’m Sean from Prime Concepts and I would like to welcome you back to day two of our 12 day Series, Do You See What I See? Business Lessons From Holiday classics. If you haven’t pieced it together yet, today we’re digging into one of my personal favorites, The Santa Clause, starring Tim Allen. A movie in which a regular Joe, Scott Calvin, usurps the ole’ Kris Kringle and finds himself legally obligated to take up his mantle. 

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5 Business Lessons from Home Alone

by Jeffrey Lutz

When hapless burglars Marv and Harry dramatically crashed to the hardwood floor of a Chicago mansion, victims of Kevin McCallister’s diabolical but ingenious paint-can-to-the-face gag, you probably didn’t think, “Wow, there’s a great business lesson to be learned here.”

But we did. We’re always thinking about how the best laid cinematic plans of frightened but courageous eight-year-olds transfer to the corporate world.

That’s why, over the next 12 days, we’re presenting Do You See What I See? Business Lessons From Our Favorite Holiday Movies. The marketing team at Prime Concepts is watching – or in many cases rewatching – some holiday classics and newer favorites and carefully selecting the secret lessons hidden within the stories.

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Taking Action vs. Producing a Result

by Ford Saeks

image concept of a good marketing strategyHere at Prime Concepts we have a very open work environment, which thrives on creativity, innovation and passion. Even as an industry leader, every now and again we have to remind ourselves what our main goal is, and how we can best reach that goal. What’s our main goal you ask?

Great question, our main goal is to help our clients find, attract and keep their customers all while we continue to grow our already robust client base. It’s the “how we reach that goal” that I’d like to focus on for today’s post.  And just FYI, this isn’t something specific to just Prime Concepts, it is much bigger than that; hence why I am blogging about it.

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13 Prosperity Quotes from Randy Gage

by Ford Saeks

Randy Gage is the author of nine books translated into 25 languages, including the New York Times bestseller, Risky Is the New Safe. Randy has spoken to more than 2 million people across more than 50 countries, and is a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame.

Randy is also one of our clients and I get the opportunity to collaborate with him on a variety of different projects pretty often. That makes me pretty lucky, because he’s a lot of fun to work with! A couple of years ago Randy went on sabbatical, but last week he announced that he’ll be back on January 1, 2015 to spread his prosperity insights.

So this is a great time to give you 13 new and exclusive prosperity quotes from Randy Gage:

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Your Features Aren’t Benefiting Anyone. Or Are They?

by Ford Saeks

I’m not getting paid by the word here so I will try to keep today’s post short and sweet.

We’ve all heard different people’s perceptions on features versus benefits when trying to sell a product or service but have you ever heard the quote that “someone’s perception doesn’t have to become your reality”?

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Tips to Reduce Stress for Project Managers

by Ford Saeks

Many Project Managers or small business owners filling the role of a Project Manager, have become accustomed to very fluid environments.

Job titles can be very interesting. Experience and skills that got you a position you have are normally related to your title. However, you are probably doing a lot more than what your job title indicates. Typically this is not ideal when facing multiple tasks, juggling deadlines, managing employees, and generally losing sleep over how to stay on top of it all. Things always change and one has to be prepared for this on a daily basis.

It can be scary and overwhelming managing a project or multiple projects whatever the size especially when you do not have systems or experience as a project manager. I am here to change that! Here are a few tips to help small business owners manage your small projects more efficiently.

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