[credit provider=”screenshot/Meet The Parents”] Most of what you hear about sales success and business growth is about making good first impressions.That’s not always how it’s presented, but that’s essentially the core of most tactics. Make it look like you know what you’re doing until you figure it out for yourself […]
One of the biggest mistakes any business leader can make is thinking too short term about business relationships — about not investing not enough time and passion in“people”.
[credit provider=”Daniel Flower via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielflower/485194245/”] Slow down and think. What you think you see is just the craziness in your head making you panic. And panic makes you stupid.You do things you’ll regret later. You break relationships and burn bridges. All because you panicked.
[credit provider=”GilbertoFilho via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gilbertofilho/2788300678/”] When you don’t act with purpose you end up doing something stupid.Most horrific outcomes have little to do with what you actually did. Sure, it’s true that for every action there is a deserved result. But that assumes that you are deliberate and purposeful with […]
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/369870268/”] Some of the most important business lessons just don’t seem to make sense.Despite all of our sophistication and advanced thinking over the last few decades, there are a few timeless business lessons that defy logic.
You don’t have to blink when your biggest customer tells you that “they need to make a change.”
[credit provider=”Kaytee Riek via Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/riekhavoc/4975764806/”] Whether it is a pay raise, closing the biggest deal of your life, or just having your boss agree with you — sometimes you can’t have what you want when you want it.So you have to decide what is most important.
Robert Johnson— Business InsiderYou can’t learn if you aren’t willing to listen. You can’t care less about others and expect them to care more about you. You can’t give up and find a solution anyway. You can’t be passive aggressive and not get stabbed you in the back yourself. You […]
[credit provider=”brookevincent / statigr.am” url=”http://statigr.am/viewer.php#/detail/364369340888688372_17958496″] You’re never not going to have critics. And it’s probably always going to bother you.The harsh truth about being successful is that you are going to make people irrationally mad at you in the process. It’s inevitable. Part of the painful journey.
[credit provider=”statigr.am/samanthasomebody” url=”http://statigr.am/p/314512492109539011_1336832″] What do you do now?That can be a hard question to figure out. Paralyzing, in fact.
[credit provider=”Flickr – dogwelder” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogwelder/106049709/”] There’s always at least one in every group. The “let’s be reasonable” guy.Anytime a plan get’s too audacious or expectations too grandiose, that guys chimes in with his obligatory reminder that you need to slow down, think a little more clearly, and “be reasonable.”
[credit provider=”fabiolasenergycookies/statigr.am” url=”http://statigr.am/p/290095000271373710_13194784″] You make the decision to keep trying no matter how hard it gets along the way.That’s the secret to greatness. Even if you feel like a nobody.
[credit provider=”Instagram” url=”http://instagram.com/p/R5df2vCeDF/”] Want to dominate your industry? There are a few ways to do that: Work harder. Innovate faster. Care more. Listen louder. Market better. Lie less. But mostly… work harder.
[credit provider=”Instagram” url=”http://instagram.com/p/Rzx6I_SDzR/”] 1. Just because social media is free doesn’t mean it get you results.2. You have to change the lingo before you can close the deal.
[credit provider=”Big Five Marathon” url=”http://www.big-five-marathon.com/Mediagallery.aspx”] One mile. Six minutes and 50 seconds.20-six times in a row.
[credit provider=”HBO”] A lot of small companies adopt a mantra of “Think Big, Act Big” as a way to motivate everyone towards growth. It’s an amazingly common attitude. Donald Trump claims he invented the “Think Big” phrase. New Zealand thinks their prime minister invented it. It’s the title of a really bad movie. So I don’t […]