Something completely different today...
I'm going to talk a bit personal, a bit business, and share a big announcement later in the show---so stay tuned for it.
Recently, I've been doing a LOT of personal-dev training and development. (Way more than usual, in fact.) And as part of that effort, it hit me that one of the things I preach---*know where you are at any given time* wasn't being followed.
Things had been so frantic with client business growth, that other areas of the business weren't getting the right levels of attention. And I was completely out of step with 'knowing where I was'. (Not a good place to be in life or business.)
I'll share a bit of that discovery today's episode and along with it, and a very practicable 5-Point Framework To Always Know WHERE You Are---And What To Do About It
Show notes and resources for this episode available at https://corbinlinks.com/cls055
Let's hit it!
Short but intense episode today.
I'll be talking about a topic I see come up way WAY too much with first-time business builders: That's the subject of "tools". Software. Toys. "Infrastructure" AKA -- *Distractions* Software, apps, productivity tools, web services and all manner stuff is great.
There's a time and place.
But when you're getting started and building the first legs of business? This stuff can KILL your time and income. So I'll share a little story from this weekend, along with *specific* suggestions to reduce your 'research' time, tool cost, and just build build build!
P.S. If you're already a VIP member, you saw part of this covered in your copy of the "Mondays Rock Letter". This is the bonus audio for that.
Show notes and resources for this episode available at https://corbinlinks.com/cls054
I love coaching and being coached—don’t you?
But let’s face it: not all coaching sessions are blissful trips to happy land, if you know what I mean. Like anything else in business, coaching sessions can get off track, or go terribly wrong. And whether you’re on the client or coach side of the table, a bad session can wreck things for both sides.
A bad coaching session can be anything from tempers flaring, to boredom and lack of interest, to frustration and feeling results were missed, and all points in between. Best case, you both escape with your professional relationship intact and try again another day.
But worse, and far more likely, a bad---and certainly a super bad---session may never be recovered. These can and do happen even to the most experienced coaches. After all, this is a people business.
As coaches, it’s 100% OUR responsibility to keep coaching sessions from flying off the tracks. And that’s exactly the topic of today.
I’ll share with you some of the top and most frequent things that can and will go wrong, and what to do about it. OR…prevent things from happening in the first place. Lots to cover today, so let’s dive right in!
Show notes and resources for this episode available at:
Are you a pleasure to do business with?
I’ll admit to a few times in my past that the “pleasure to do business with” statement didn’t maybe...completely apply to me.
In fact, it took a few lost sales and failed client renewals to pull it all together. Fast forward to today—there are precious few companies, or consultants, who bother to ask themselves this question.
Let's face it: Many companies and consultants—especially in the corporate and government space—are a drag. Endless procedures, huge documents, endless calls, dour people, ridiculous numbers of sales reps showing up from the same company, endless email threads, crazy #'s of meetings, and the list goes on.
And ask yourself: when is the last time you or your firm heard the phrase “it’s / it was a pleasure doing business with you!”
If you DO hear it constantly, then congrats! This mail may be just a refresher, and add a few new tools to your arsenal. But if not…
My premise is business shouldn’t be dry. Boring. Exhaustively corporate. Unpleasant on a person-to-person level.
And one way you (and all of us, me included) can combat this is by being a true ”pleasure to do business with." How? Let’s start with a list of:
5 No-Hassle Ways to Become a “Pleasure to Do Business With”— right here and now (guaranteed!)
Hang on to your ear buds, this could get bumpy...
Complete show notes and resources available at: https://corbinlinks.com/cls052