Tag: Management

Keep supporting others

 

I read a lot of posts about people not supporting each other.
I know it feels like a let down. I know that you feel disappointed.
Don’t stop supporting other businesses and their people, even if they don’t give a second thought, or a supportive nod to your efforts.
They like that you support them, send you thank you notes, but when it comes to reciprocate, they rarely if ever show up.
It doesn’t matter at all. Keep being who you are, give from your heart and never let other people’s behavior change your integrity, passion, and willingness to help without expecting anything.
We are all trying to make it in this world. Yes, it would be great if everyone was as supportive, giving and helpful. But this is not the case.
Keep fighting your fight, keep striving for the best. Just don’t change because of other people’s indifferent behavior.
Social Media platforms, big words of encouragement and promises for support are a dime a dozen.
Actual actions matter. So if you don’t feel the love and support from your peers or from people you support, don’t give up. Don’t be frustrated or disappointed. It’s not worth it.
Be honest, be kind, be helpful. Let other people be who they are.
They will always keep asking for your help when they need you. They will never support you.
Let’s make it in this world without expecting anyone’s support, help or encouragement.
We are fighters! We can do this!

 

 

When you are hiring

There is a lot of talk, articles, and discussion about the hiring process.
As a business owner, you have to know by now that you are not only vetting a prospective employee or team member. You are vetted by the prospective hire as well.
If you want to find the best talent out there, you absolutely MUST have a professional presence out there.
If I go to your LinkedIn profile as an example and see no picture, I am much less inclined to learn more about you and your company.
If your Social Media pages are not updated and your last posts or articles are dated let’s say 2016, again, I will stop being interested.
How much YOU care about your business and company, says a lot to the outside world.
IF you want to be taken seriously, be serious about your presence out there.
IF you want success, be serious, be professional, exactly as you demand from your prospective employees.

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How to upgrade your company

Some very important steps to succeed

 

  1. DO NOT have a simple http website! HTTPS is a must nowadays
  2. DO NOT have wrong links on your website. If you have a twitter account and your link just points to twitter.com instead of your account, you are losing followers and visibility.
  3. Never leave your Copyright date sitting at the bottom of your website for years….. Update yearly! Not doing so, shows your visitors that you are not actively engaging.
  4. You MUST have even a simple GDPR page and pop up so that people can accept your online policy.
  5. Update your website’s links! Google+ IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE!
  6. Be active on LinkedIn. A company name without any engagement, Company owners, CEO’s, COO’s etc without at least a picture on their profile are making people question your commitment.
  7. Update, Update, Update! Even your website’s theme. We are in 2019, not 2000 anymore!

 

Follow those steps and you will see the difference in engagement and even new potential customers/buyers.

Don’t slack! Work it!

Leadership – Empowering

There are a lot of articles and discussions about Leadership and Empowering.
Most agree that Leadership isn’t about control.

Let’s see this from the employee side to clear any doubts.

  1. NO I don’t want to work in the same room with 40 other people. WHY? Because we don’t all do the same kind of work. Some of us need quiet, even privacy to protect data, or the company we work for.
  2. Providing an office to an employee, doesn’t make them a manager and isn’t a favor or perk!
  3. LISTENING to what your employees have to say shows that you are interested in your company’s success! Otherwise, why did you hire them?
  4. Every employee has a different style and speed. If someone finishes every task successfully LET THEM GO HOME! It’s not the presence or the hours. It’s the quality of work and the completion of tasks!
  5. When you talk about empowering your employees, mean it! We are tired of “leaders” who gather the entire team to talk big words!
  6. Lead by example!
  7. Never write big words on Social forums like LinkedIn, unless you are going to walk the walk and follow up on promised actions!
  8. Never be rude.
  9. Never be unprofessional, petty, and revengeful. This is the worst example for any company owner, or executive, no matter how big or small your company is.
  10. And last but not least, remember: YOU HIRE PEOPLE FOR THEIR EXPERTISE. YOU DON’T HIRE YES MEN

 

A New Business with a lot of potential

It is not often that I write about a specific company. I am talking today about GROW FRAGRANCE

A great team of people who finally created something that every household can use. And everything is made in the USA!!!

Safe, free of chemicals and they went the extra mile to donate some of their proceeds for the Planet. This pledge helps protect land, forests, rivers, oceans, and also encourages sustainable production methods.

Their Customer Support is stellar!

Although they are a new company and are facing all the struggles of a new brand and product, they are so open minded, kind and cooperative.

Go give their products a try! You will not regret it. And the fragrances are to die for!

Kudos to your entire team! You will grow and go far!

Hiring/Recruiting Behavior

Your company is looking to hire new talent. Good for you!

You are starting to receive resumes. Now what?
Here are the basic rules that you have to understand:

Know that you are being vetted as well by any prospective employee.

  1. You have to show how professional you are, by replying to each and every resume you receive. Example: Thank you for taking the time to apply to the …… position we are offering. We will reply with next steps.
  2. If you fail to reply, you simply tell prospective employees that you don’t have a system in place and that you are not behaving professionally.
  3. Know that qualified candidates who do not hear back from your company within 2 days, are simply deleting you from their search. You ignored them, so they will ignore you.

Being graceful and respecting every human being taking the time to provide your company with all the information you require, deserves a polite and professional reply immediately, whether you choose to invite this person for an interview, or if you decide to go with someone else.

And a note to the Hiring Companies out there:
Teach your bots to actually offer jobs according to uploaded resumes.
It is really frustrating for a job seeker to receive daily emails with “great matching jobs” that are 600 miles away from the job seeker’s home base, or are completely irrelevant.
I have received emails for a “great match” as a janitor and my resume is full of financial background information.

So Companies and Recruiters get your act together, NEVER snub anyone applying for a job, and learn to respect every job seeker. You never know who you are turning away, and this might hurt the success of your company.

 

 

 

 

 

Gratitude and Ego

Personal growth goes a very long way.
A lot of people get stuck behind their ego, never move on in life, “hate” situations and never forgive and forget. They keep carrying grudges, filter the world around them through a warped lens, and live in a very definite space that makes them unhappy whether they realize it or not.
In the business and career world, personal has absolutely nothing to do with professional. Good manners, positive attitude, leaving ego aside, does not even come to the picture for those people.

Imagine landing the job of your dreams, and still feeling miserable because the whole world is against you, or so you think. This affects your performance, your communication with colleagues, bosses, team members and believe it or not your own family.
It is really so simple to live and let live, to let go. The past can only serve as lessons learned. If we use the past to dictate our attitude toward life and people around us, all we can do eventually is lose everything.

Our journey on this planet is minuscule. Before we know it, life passes and we are stuck in our 60’s, 70’s and live in regret.

I will ask one question that I kept asking in the seminars I used to teach: Someone calls you stupid. You hear the sound that these words make. Do you let it get in? Does this define who you know you are?

Your “person” your “ego” do not belong in any equation. Neither in your professional, nor in your private life.

Every human being is different, makes mistakes, learns, and moves on. By getting glued on what ifs, on past situations that can no longer be changed, on grudges, you only hurt yourself and take others down with you.

Conclusion: Live every moment in harmony, see others for who they are, never judge, never assume and never be passive aggressive. Neither your career nor your life can become better.

Last question: Which is better? Living a miserable lonely life, or being part of this huge community that is called life, enjoy all the curves and ups and downs, and keep going. Fall in bed every night knowing that you have given the world and those around you the very darn best that you can EVERY SINGLE DAY!

This will only give you back loyal friends, colleagues, a happy family and great success at everything that you do.

 

Marketing Ethics

I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired with the current marketing strategies of certain companies. You are invited to watch a video, or a landing page, and it literally loses me in the first 5 seconds.

You will ask why? Well, I don’t want to hear 600 times if I would love to look better, make more money, or anything, accompanied by not so official stories of success, only to end up at the end of the video or page, to see that IF you REALLY want all that you have to buy this, that or the other.

How about you start respecting your prospective clients and customers by being honest. Yes share a video or a landing page or even a webinar, and take 10 seconds to tell your audience all the great stuff your company offers, if we only pay this or that amount to learn the how to, or buy your product?

Don’t underestimate the savvy consumer or business person by claiming things that are not proven. Branding your company and gaining respect in the market is essential. Don’t use Facebook or other social media with LOUD titles such as W. White is being fired from TV O M G she is hiding a huge secret, or Helen DeGeneres, only to have people land to a page that claims to have the latest cream, or pill that will magically transform you.

Have you ever seen Dell let’s say, or Macy’s, or Microsoft drag you through the mud to convince you to buy something or subscribe to a service? Of course not! Be honest. Respect who you are and what your company stands for.

In today’s ever changing market, EVERYONE wants to become a billionaire in 5 minutes, pushing buttons, becoming an affiliate of shady companies that show you income pictures from their so called Bank Accounts or PayPal accounts.

Give me a break!

And I do not mean everyone! There are fantastic, hard working honest companies that stand behind their products or services and who respect YOU, the end buyer.

Stick with those good companies and do not fall prey for shady business practices. It is really a shame to see such ethics and conduct, especially now that we have so many wonderful tools to further our businesses and be proud of our process, our product and the people we come in contact with!

The uphill marathon toward entrepreneurship

Hi everyone! Have been traveling a lot this summer and have been observing a lot of stuffThe uphill marathon toward entrepreneurship.

There is a frenzy for blogging, for success, for more, more, more and more. S T O P!

Start thinking and calm down. When will OK be good enough? I do not make money from my blog on purpose. I just write my thoughts, my experiences and see it as what it really is. A hobby. Not EVERYONE has to be an entrepreneur, not everyone has to have a blog. Continue reading “The uphill marathon toward entrepreneurship”