Why do you buy what you buy? Is it to fulfill a need? Is it based first on price? Is it a product brand you always purchase? Is it a service that you have utilized before? Why do people in general buy what they buy? It’s not only an interesting topic it’s something anyone who is selling a product or a service really must understand. This is important for everyone as we are all selling something at some point in our lives. What is your view on this topic? What are you basing … [Read more...]
Are Soft Skills Hard Skills For You?
Are soft skills hard skills for you? Yes I know the term soft skills sounds so, well, limp. Soft skills are the skills that enable us to effectively get along well with other people. The top of mind essentials to note are: communication adaptability stress management teamwork organizational problem solving decision making time management critical thinking Now when I read through what I just typed in this list, it has business, career and work written all over … [Read more...]
Are You Using ChatGPT?
It seems like everyone is talking about ChatGPT and AI. Then again, that’s everyone I’m speaking with and connected with. So practicing what I preach and not living in my self created bubble, here is what this article is about today. I asked ChatGPT to explain how an entrepreneur or a small business owner would utilize ChatGPT. The next piece of content is the unedited answer to my instructions. You may find the response from ChatGPT useful. Let me know in the comments. Generated By … [Read more...]
How High Do You Aim?
Where do you aim in your business? In your personal life? Do you have groups of people that work together formally on teams or informally to get something done? Where do they aim? A few words that I would add to the end – ‘and being satisfied with the results.’ When we aim high and really put in a serious effort, even if we miss the mark, the journey, the effort is a learning experience for one person or a group of people. This creates a hunger to go after another aim high … [Read more...]
Three Ways To Plan For Next Year
There are a number of Wall Street firms and those similar who have embraced a way of doing business where each year a certain percentage of the ‘lowest’ performers in the organization are let go at the end of the year. It’s really not about saving money, as to find new people to hire and then to train them is an expensive operation. It’s more about a not at all subtle motivation for everyone else. It’s a way to stir the pot and bring in new people without adding to headcount. A great … [Read more...]
Ready To Lose A Loyal Customer?
Is your business ready to lose loyal customers? What started with one round of recorded options when anyone calls the main number for your business has grown into a web four or five or more layers of press this number for - - - - options stated. Now maybe this is a government office or an insurance company, not that makes it okay, however, most of us accept this treatment when making those calls. It’s when the business being called is a local one you have done business with for years … [Read more...]