Ask for What You Want (3-minute read)

It has been my experience that developing the skill of appropriately asking for what you want will lead you to professional and personal success. Is that all there is to it, though? Does it always come down to just asking and receiving?

The answer is Yes and No. YES, it usually comes down to the person who is willing to ask and NO that is not all there is to it. This is a skill and like any skill, there are ways to develop and become better at it. This article will outline the 5 steps to focus on to hone the skill of “asking for what you want”.

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3 Metrics Every Business Needs to Keep an Eye On

Ah the books, as entrepreneurs we often shy away from really doing a deep dive on our financials. We hire a bookkeeper and set up with an accountant and we get to work doing what we know how to do best, which is anything but the books.

In my experience running a contracting business, there were three numbers that meant the most to me. These metrics always accurately told me what was going on in my business.

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When Good Advice Goes Bad (2 minute read)

We love to inspire others by giving advice in the form of an inspirational quote on our social media accounts.

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Personally, I have benefitted from these kinds of posts. Sometimes you need to hear or see something and exactly what you need pops up in your notifications bar at exactly the right time. I think this is the intended result when people post this kind of message.

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Social Selling – 10 Steps to Making a Sale (3-minute read)

Social selling is a buzzword term but it has become so much more than that. I don’t think you are going to see people use the term social selling in the future, it’s just going to be called selling. The reality is that outbound B2B salespeople should be using social media accounts now and if they are not, they will be, if they want to stay relevant and profitable. These social tools, like smartphones, email, and CRM software will become standard tools for all salespeople.

For now, we can define social selling this way:

Social selling is when salespeople use social media to interact directly with their prospects. Salespeople will provide value by answering prospect questions and offering thoughtful content until the prospect is ready to buy.” – HubSpot

Now that we understand what social selling is let’s discuss how you can use it to influence your revenue to grow.

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Start with the Finish in Mind (2.5-minute read)

In my personal experience, my aspirations have not always aligned with my abilities or budget. Here is the thing, I’m a dreamer and I am ambitious but more often than not I don’t have the resources or discipline to execute the ambitious dream I’m thinking about. Coming up with the ideas for me is the easy part, executing a strategic plan to make the idea happen is the hard part.

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