In this post by Certified Go-Giver Speaker/Coach and Ninja Selling Instructor, Dennis Giannetti, he takes a phrase we often use in terms of applying Go-Giver principles, “Walk In Your Value” and he provides a totally different angle. And, as is always the case with Dennis…he makes a LOT of sense.
Enjoy Dennis’ wisdom! – Bob Burg
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From the post "What is the cost of doing business with people that don’t respect your time? That may not value your services?"
A formerly frazzled founder claims he managed to squeeze 40-plus hours of work into just 16.7. Could his system work for you?
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From the article
Truly forget the nine to five.
The last step for Winfield was jettisoning old ideas of when he should work and when he should unwind, so he could better utilize all the hours of the day, not just the ones falling within "normal" work hours.
"The final piece to my puzzle was moving from a five-day work-week, where I had to stop by 5 p.m., to a seven-day work-week, where I could work when it suited me. This took me from 40 to 45 hours available to get my 40 Pomodoros in, to having 168 hours each week. Since I only need 16.7 hours net, that means I only work 10% of my time. What a difference." he says.
Calling all scanners, calling all scanners! I know you are out there and I know you are guilty of scanning content rather than reading it thoroughly. And you know what…that’s OK! We are busy people (yes I am a scanner as well) and we like to get to the takeaways of the content we read sooner rather than later. Let’s look at some ways to create content that is scanner friendly and still gets your main points across.
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Thought for the week...
So before we get into the client action plan, I wanted to share that I've had a really hectic week, one of those weeks where even a hardcore optimist like myself might take a step back and wonder what the heck happened... Without going into detail, a friend just said to me "I know how much strain you're under" - my reaction - "It's not so much strain just more of a challenge, which only makes us stronger and more appreciative of less challenging times."
Hassle-Free Slide Decks
Does creating slide decks get you down? Feels like too much fiddling around when all you want to do is create a neat presentation super-fast? Well in this months VISA tutorial inside the Passport Members Club, I show you how to do just that, and best of all, it's free!
And finally in this week's e-Travel Weekly Show I discuss a 7 day action plan for attracting clients which includes LinkedIn, Swayy a free 12 week marketing course that you should grab while you can!
BLOG: 7-Day New Client Action Plan
During the first year to 2 years of business, and maybe even beyond, you may have to work actively in filling your online service business with new paying clients. After a period of time you can find that through consistent effort your client intake happens almost naturally from past efforts such as putting yourself out there in social media, blog posts, forums, groups etc... But what if you need those clients, and you don't quite have the groundwork done yet? - In this week's post I'll provide you with a plan of action.
"Anyone who thinks they have victory before the game begins is taking a huge risk. It leads to both an undue lack of mental preparedness as well as providing the competition with an added incentive to win. "
Becoming a successful entrepreneur takes more than a great idea and important connections (although both do help). Making the shift from the steady life of a full-time employee to the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship requires a shift in mindset that many overlook. In fact, some of the work habits you so carefully honed as a good employee don’t necessarily translate well into the world of an entrepreneur.
According to the Small Business Administration, only half of new businesses will survive to see their fifth year. Making that mental switch from employee to entrepreneur can help you avoid being one of those businesses that doesn’t make it. Here are seven tips for thriving while adjusting to life as an entrepreneur.
Online learning is in the midst of massive growth. Inc. Magazine named online learning “One of the top eight most lucrative industries in which to start a business for 2013 and beyond,” and Money Magazine listed “instructional designer” as the 38th (out of 100) best job in America for this year, citing a 28.3% job growth rate through 2023, and an average salary range between $63,700 and $97,400.
Although there are some challenges in the industry, it’s a great time to be an instructional designer. The key seems to be to find a company or clients that have the types of projects you enjoy most. Self-marketing is also important. Even if you have a full-time corporate gig, you need to actively market and promote yourself constantly. This not only gets you more respect within your company, but if you have a highly visible public profile you also are building name recognition - which never hurts if you happen to get laid off from your corporate job, or just get fed up and want to make the jump "
In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type advice for people who want to start working for themselves. Frankly, the list is so good I think everyone would benefit from it.
Plenty of people work from home occasionally, and plenty of managers work with people in different offices. But what if no one is in the office? What if your entire company consists of people working wherever they want to work?
That’s the reality for a growing number of companies that find central real estate unnecessary. Managing an entirely virtual team can be a challenge, but a few strategies make it quite possible, so you can reap the benefits of this new model.
“It is a big recruiting draw for the right type of person,” says Lisa Breytspraak Jasper, managing partner of IT strategy consulting firm Thought Ensemble, whose 13 employees are all virtual. “It allows us to lead our lives very flexibly”--and still get stuff done.
“No one thought it was a great idea, especially my boss. They finally gave in because I pushed so hard. Well you know what? It was the best and most popular part of the show. Everyone raved about it, however, I am sitting here incredulous because on the call my boss took credit for it all. I can’t.”
That statement came from a Millennial I know who is beyond disgusted with her job. She loves the company but the manager wants all the credit.
In this post I will highlight some of the most significant arguments for why Learning analytics have the power to improve eLearning in education and training. In addition, I will go over the basics of learning analytics, to offer an in depth look at how it can effectively enhance learners’ overall eLearning experience.
"Within this environment, smart organizations are realizing that adaptability is paramount and that there is a need to rethink the entire corporate structure. This, more often than not, is being led by Digital Transformation."