She was probably 16 at the time. She was a part-time sales associate who worked at Lady Footlocker and I was her manager. We were standing on the sales floor beside each other when a woman walked into the store. This woman proceeded to look around and as she walked up to one of the displays, Nikki turned to me and said with a smirk on her face, “What are you waiting for, a green light?”
Here’s the problem with free discovery calls and why they are a conflict of interest in many instances.
People who want to book discovery calls are looking for free advice, and people who are offering free discovery calls are trying to sell their services. Both parties show up to the call with different objectives. This type of scenario can quickly create a lose-lose conversation, instead of a positive outcome for both.
It was the Monday after an extra-long weekend. I had taken five days off (as “off” as you can be when you own a business and you’re addicted to email). On that Monday, I had a call to review a strategic marketing plan with Sandra on my team.
When my alarm went off that morning, I did not want to get out of bed. I changed the time from 6:30 to 7:30, calculating how long I could stay under the warm covers until it was absolutely necessary to get up.
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What does that mean?
Do you have a plan to scale your sales and earn more profit? The path to growth isn’t linear, that’s for sure – but it’s possible with sound strategy, time and dedication.
This week, an entrepreneur shared her story and then asked two questions in a group (question has been paraphrased and some details have been changed to protect her identity):
Are you an approval junkie?
She said, “You’ll never make any friends being like this.”
I replied, “I’m not here to make friends – I have friends. I’m here to do a job.”
You should care more about being respected than you do about seeking others’ approval and validation.
Have you ever been a part of a group mastermind? Masterminding is popular for business owners right now, and there’s a good reason for it.
With the ever-increasing digital age, entrepreneurs and business owners tend to work alone in silos they have created for themselves.
Entrepreneurs quickly realize that one of your biggest ways to measure the ROI of an investment isn’t the price of the product or service – it’s how much time you get back.