Pursuing Success

If you are driven, then you are always chasing the wind. That breeze, that feeling in the air is SUCCESS. I wrote this little bit for encouragement at a time when I was not receiving very much support. I had assigned myself some ‘mentors’ and they all turned around, took advantage to meet their own objectives. LOL, how ironic! The lesson learned – We are each responsible for our own success. You will never forget. At some point in time you will INVEST your trust in someone, so be sure to know what their intentions are first!

Here’s the bit –

In pursuit of success, we are all enthusiasts, gatherers of insight and ambassadors of change. Success nurtures the soul and provides a broad spectrum of individuals with the inspiration to make exorbitant and exciting decisions, yet still reap practical and organized rewards. Business-minded individuals benefit from this combination, because somehow it simplifies workplace goals and increases the propensity for personal technical productivity which in some sense, can promote transparency, which in turn can join entities into unified parts of a complex working whole.

When an individual becomes a manager of their own success, the implementation of innovative technologies and the free-flowing birth of concepts derived from our surroundings can take off and surge the development of newer and brighter ideas. This in turn, will augment a possibility for greater success and greater success begets! We may not be experts in measuring success, but we can be experts in learning, disciplined by our own devices to become exceptionally well-versed in the digital world à la *quid pro quo.

In closing, customer-centric environments (like a cafe) can increase our instinctual capacity to recognize the cool and relevant of today. Your business will always need this. So, think of our services as a start to an end; we’ll zoom in, click on commencement and drive all components into a focused solution. Our entire environment is filled with endless possibilities, ways of viewing and moments to launch investigations of choice. If you can influence the decision-making process of just one individual, do it with passion, do it with intelligence and do it on **TIME.

*A favor or advantage granted by expecting something in return.

**Major concept to be further developed.

The Four Agreements

I am writing today about The Four Agreements. The book is by Don Miguel Ruiz and you can pick up a copy from Amazon for around 8 dollars. A lot of his writing helped me get through the anxiety of having to work with people. It also gave me a directional map on how to treat others, whether they are linked to you on a personal level or if you simply come across them each day at work. I am going to go through some of the main points with you today.

WORDS HAVE POWER – speak with integrity; do not gossip; speak in love.

DON’T TAKE THINGS PERSONALLY – what others do has to do with them, more than you. At best, you can influence and even that is limited. When they say you made them do something, it is only their projection.

DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS – clarify; ask clearly for what you want, don’t assume others will know.

ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST – your best will always change according to health, circumstance and time; forgive yourself if your best is not perfect.

And that’s it!

I hope this brief summary will help you out, even if it’s just making that one step outside of your comfort zone to pursue a new social challenge or to try and wrap your head around why we think and do the things the way we do.

Do you have any other tools, tips or tricks for managing social stress and anxiety?

Social Media & Sales Strategies

Okay, so you’ve started a new business, you’ve been working on the idea behind it for years, you’ve saved up a stash of money to invest AND you’ve done all the necessary research to lift it off into space. What’s next? Well, it’s time for you to break things down, to come up with some simple and consistent strategies that will work with you and for you.

Let’s start off with Your Primary Aim – stay on top of your resources (what you’re selling) and channel your knowledge and passion into dispersing these resources as products of their own. Keep a theme, keep it fresh and update your content frequently. Next, Your Strategic Objective – obviously to make money, as much as you can, and to generate new customers by effectively streaming your knowledge and passion AND resources into the appropriate channels. Next up, Your Organizational Strategy. This is simple: streamline, multi-task and optimize every process related to your business. Build files, digitize them and use templates. If your images are consistent, you will attract more interest and this in turn may create a following. Now we have Your Management Strategy. Be loved and love those who work for you, simple as that. Then we have Your People Strategy – find the best talent, assist in growth and nurture their potential ALWAYS. We’re leading up to the end, we have Your Marketing Strategy. This is the easiest and best part of running your business! You need vision, creativity and a fire within to drive interest both inwards and outwards. Invest in all means to expand your lot, if people are drawn to your vision, love what they see and observe your business’ impact on their lives. They will invest and stay. And last but not least, we have Your Systems Strategy – you can have it all, the mind-blowing idea, the passion, the drive, but you need a technical flow that will take you through each day.

So that’s my two cents, open up a conversation with me, I’d love to hear from you!

A Sales Manifesto

Hi everyone! I wrote this when I was selected to join Bell Mobility’s Small Business Sales team in 2013. Have a read and please share your opinions – what is your personal sales manifesto?

I aim to create a personal brand by relating to the three manifestations of every small business – ‘The Entrepreneur’ who forges ahead into new areas of interest, ‘The Manager’ who solidifies the base of operations and ‘The Technician’ who does the technical work. If we can understand how these entities co-exist, we can start to build long-lasting, profitable relationships with the very small businesses we aim to connect with.

As ‘Entrepreneur’ I aim to be passionate in all of my actions, staying true to my creative nature through innovation & leadership. As ‘Manager’ I will always take action and stick to my word – I aim to perfect the required sales techniques & processes. And finally, as ‘Technician’, I will aim to be consistent in my personal sales strategies in order to promote the persistence and drive required to seal relationships & close deals.

Nestled within these strategies is to establish reciprocity – to give to my customers what I would want to receive; to establish scarcity – to prove uniqueness amongst peers and industry competitors; to find exclusive information about our products to share with clients; to proliferate potential business by exhausting all available networking channels; to leverage current and former contacts and their feedback; to connect with chief decision-makers while focusing on high volume opportunities; and last but not least, to commit to a reward equal to my efforts.

In combination, these entities can create trust, belief & magic in an industry that many presume lack credibility and honesty.

“Legitimate expertise, genuine obligations, authentic similarities, real social proof, exclusive news, and freely made commitments can produce choices that are likely to benefit both parties.”

What do y’all think?