Mindset for Busines

Have you heard of the book, E Squared, by Pam Grout? One of the book’s exercises is about looking for something very specific and seeing how it shows up over and over again. For example, butterflies. At first I wondered what the chances would be that I would happen across a butterfly throughout my day (especially since I work from home). Guess what happened:

I pulled an inspiration card (part of my daily success routine) and the picture on it was a butterfly! Astounded, I shuffled through the deck and counted eight butterflies in the cards. For the first time, I noticed my hand lotion – that I use every day – had a butterfly on the label. On my walk, I saw a giant wooden butterfly on the side of a neighbor’s house. Something caught my eye and, when I looked up, I saw a sweet little butterfly at the top of a tall tree. At the movies that night, about twenty butterflies flew across the screen during a pre-flick advertisement.

What does this have to do with your mindset for business? Everything! What you look for, you find. So what are you focusing on? Negative people with every objection in the world? Or successful people who are attracted to your products and your business? Make a decision now to intentionally look for what you want.

Mindset for Business Success
LISTEN for Clues

Part of having an empowering mindset for business is listening to your intuition. Call it Spirit, the Universe, or God – whatever speaks to your spiritual connection – the divine has a way of whispering messages to you. The question is are you listening?

I learned this the hard way a few years ago. I had been receiving messagesnot to go through with a particular investment – I had a strange feeling in my gut whenever I thought about it, and a couple people even warned me this was not a person to invest with. I went through with the investment anyway, though, and ended up losing a lot of money. Now, I listen to those divine nudges!

When developing your mindset for business, pay attention to the subtle messages the Universe sends you. If an old friend’s name pops in your head out of the blue, perhaps you might give her a call. If you hear a book title repeated numerous times throughout the week, that book might just have the exact lesson in mindset for business you need.

Mindset for Business Success
SPEAK Your Intentions

Cultivating a success mindset for business means understanding that you create your experience when you speak your intentions. Create a habit of setting an intention each morning for what you want to happen during the day. Solidify your mindset for business intentions by asking for people to show up who are enthusiastic about your product and company. Expect to receive what you ask for, and be grateful in advance.

The spoken word is a potent creative force, and affirmations are a powerful form of intention. Here are some of my favorite affirmations (feel free to borrow them)!

  • “I’m able to ask for what I want”
  • “I get value from everything I do”
  • “Every day I wake up to new wealth”
  • “Money comes to me in unexpected ways for the good of all concerned”

Is Your Mindset for Business Geared Toward Success?

Here’s the good and bad news: YOU are the only one holding you back.

If you are a startup and willing to start your business, we are here to help you. write us at info@businessplanwriters.us

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B2B Sales and Social Media

Understanding the force that is social media is a quite a task. But leveraging effectively it to advance your team’s selling efforts is beyond the capabilities of most companies. (See information about upcoming webinar on social selling at the bottom of this post.)

There is no lack of data to underline how far social media has progressed. Last year Facebook topped a billion users. LinkedIn has over 200 million members. And here’s a statistic you’ve likely heard but may not have a strategy to overcome: according to the Corporate Executive Board, “customers will contact a sales rep when they independently completed about 60% of the purchasing decision process.” How do savvy sellers meet, create a dialog with, and nurture sales prospects during that time? The answer is social selling. Try this. Go to trends.google.com. They type in social selling and hit enter. See what I mean? It’s a force.

Too many companies are leaving the learning and development of a social media strategy up to the individual salesrep, and that’s a dangerous thing. It often leads to wasted time, confused company messaging, offended customers, and, most importantly, not adapting to the new way customers are buying products and services. That disconnect means fewer wins.

You can buy social media strategy advice and training from any number of sources. The challenge is integrating all that into your company’s selling process.  And while some sales training companies have invested in social media learning as part of their solution portfolios, many others are less willing to be held accountable for that component of sales peoples’ skill sets. That’s not a good thing.

Leveraging social media isn’t new to Philadelphia-based Richardson. Over the past several years we’ve given them high marks for how they’ve employed social media in their own marketing and selling efforts. Right now they’re planning to incorporate LinkedIn and Google Alerts into their “Prospecting with Insights” and “Selling with Insights” programs. That’s a good choice of platforms, since Facebook tends to be more of a Business-to-Consumer and friends & family network. Twitter, the other big force, can be a time-waster and risky, as I mentioned above.

Sales Performance International—the Solution Selling® folks—have successfully piloted their “Social Media for Sales” workshop. For that program, they’ve defined emerging roles a seller must play within new customer buying processes. One role is what they call “Micro-marketer,” whereby the seller uses social media for planning and demand creation and generation. The learning objectives and exercises for that program will certainly provide a solid foundation for a salesrep to get the most leverage out of technologies such as InsideView, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, and YouTube. This all relates to recent changes in the Solution Selling execution methodology, intended to boost sales performance in our world of tech-savvy, sophisticated, and powerful purchasers.

Solution Selling now includes a new framework for mapping social media into the sales process. They actually open up selected social media tools and exercise them in the context of a sales process.  So they are able to answer the question, “As a seller, exactly how do I use this at a given point in the sales process to advance my sale?”  SPI provides the roadmap.

 What can you do now to separate the value from the hype and get up to speed on what social media networks, tools, and strategies to employ in your selling efforts? Talk to your customers. Find out what networks they use to build and maintain business and personal relationships. That’s where you need to be. Find out where they educate themselves so they can perform their jobs better. That’s where you need to be. Then, as we’ve learned from two top sales training firms, get your new social media strategy integrated with your sales process and get your reps trained on how to leverage it.

Be Nice, you worth it

Yes, it is an art. Being nice, that is. It is easy to react to anyone in line with our present disposition, but that would not be a smart move. In fact, it is very selfish and bad manners.

Most of us make this mistake. Every day we go through different challenges in life and our state of mind would be along those lines. The problem is say someone is having a pleasant day and he throws a funny remark at you in a very nice, jovial way and given your frustrated state of mind at the moment, you give him back a disparaging remark.

You may justify that you did what you did because you were feeling bad, sad or outright dull. But the fact remains that you ruined the pleasant day of another human being.

Go figure!

Now, look at it this way: If you were to just hold off on brooding on your state of affairs and actually made an effort to reciprocate pleasantly to his funny remark with a smile, then one thing would have led to another and the happiness he was carrying would have infected you too and things would have turned for the better.

Then you would have had two happy people.

That is the power of being nice! This is the power of reciprocating true emotion when a genuine emotion is thrown your way.

I am not saying it is an easy thing to do, but I am saying that is the right thing to do. And the results aren’t bad, wouldn’t you agree?

Anyone can make a person unhappy, but how many can make someone happy with a simple remark?
Everyone can.

But the difference one who can and one who can’t is this: It is the one who tries, makes an effort can do it.

It is as simple as that.

 

For start-ups: Best Interview technique

Eventually, almost every interview turns into a question-and-answer session. You ask a question. The candidate answers as you check a mental tick-box (good answer? bad answer?).

You quickly go to the next question and the next question and the next question, because you only have so much time and there’s a lot of ground to cover because you want to evaluate the candidate thoroughly. The more questions you ask, the more you will learn about the candidate.

Or not.

Sometimes, instead of asking questions, the best interviewing technique is to listen slowly.

In Change-Friendly Leadership, management coach Rodger Dean Duncan describes how he learned about listening slowly from PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer:

Duncan: He urged me to ask a good question, listen attentively to the answer, and then count silently to five before asking another question. At first that suggestion seemed silly. I argued that five seconds would seem like an eternity to wait after someone responds to a question. Then it occurred to me: Of course it would seem like an eternity, because our natural tendency is to fill a void with sound, usually that of our own voice.

Lehrer: If you resist the temptation to respond too quickly to the answer, you’ll discover something almost magical. The other person will either expand on what he’s already said or he’ll go in a different direction. Either way, he’s expanding his response, and you get a clear view into his head and heart.

Duncan: Giving other people sufficient psychological breathing room seemed to work wonders. When I bridled my natural impatience to get on with it, they seemed more willing to disclose, explore, and even be a bit vulnerable. When I treated the interview more as a conversation with a purpose than as a sterile interrogation, the tone of the exchange softened. It was now just two people talking…

Listening slowly can turn a Q&A session into more of a conversation. Try listening slowly in your next interviews. (Not after every question, of course: Pausing for five seconds after a strictly factual answer will leave you both feeling really awkward.)

Just pick a few questions that give candidates room for self-analysis or introspection, and after the initial answer, pause. They’ll fill the space: with an additional example, a more detailed explanation, a completely different perspective on the question.

Once you give candidates a silent hole to fill, they’ll fill it, often in unexpected and surprising ways. A shy candidate may fill the silence by sharing positive information she wouldn’t have otherwise shared. A candidate who came prepared with “perfect” answers to typical interview questions may fill the silence with not-so-positive information he never intended to disclose.

And all candidates will open up and speak more freely when they realize you’re not just asking questions–you’re listening.

 

source: Inc.com

Kickstart your business now !

Today, firms are putting millions to create and retain their brand identity for presence in the corporate world and influencing target audience. Branding helps business delivers their messages accurately to target audience, connects them and maintains their loyalty with the Brand; therefore business requires strong brand presence to create the difference among competitors.

In order to facilitate our readers for some excellent service providers in communication industry, we are reviewing some of the communication agencies from different parts of the world.

Today we have selected to review, Logo Design Hive; it is a communication agency based out of San Francisco, CA with a very professional and experienced in-house team of Creative designers and animators, community managers, brand strategist and Marketing Specialists. Logo Design Hive is in business for more than 6 years with numerous satisfied clients.

When it comes to brand identity and promotional campaign, there are number of top advertising agencies that provide design and strategy solution but at very expensive rates while Logo Design Hive offers economical packages for their services. Services provided by them includes Logo designing, stationery designing, website development and social media designing.

Our team had placed a query with contact details on Logo Design Hive website to review their business process including consultancy, creativity, charges and customer services.  Since query is placed, we received a call from their pre-sales consultant within 12 hours, after a little details regarding our interest in services and brief on their working providers; we were asked to provide Skype ids to communicate with their senior account manager.  Call from Account manager was very informative and convening enough to buy the most suitable package according to our requirements. Once we chose the package, upfront payment was made and their in-house team started working on the project while keeping us inform on emails for creation and modification of artworks.

Another salient feature of working with this team is their on-time delivery of all deliverables as well as custom designing for every client. It was a great experience working with a team of experts that do not only design but also provide consultancy while maintaining the budget of their client for obtaining the services.

According to our highly satisfied working experience, company portfolio and client’s feedback we would be glad to recommend Logo Design Hive for your future branding concerns. LOGO DESIGN HIVE can directly be reached by clicking on their website, or sending them an email at: sales@logodesignhive.com.

It is also to be noted that due to small business, owners do not have much budget for marketing or branding, Logo Design Hive can be of greater consideration in such situation because they provide business consultancy and deigning services at affordable rates according to business needs.

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Here is how I set-up my own Business

There’s no age limit to start dreaming about your own business and making the dream come true.
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Winning Business Plan by top Business Consultants

In today’s competitive age, starting or sustaining a business requires more market watch than before. In order to obtain business capital funding, set targets and measure feasibility of business; companies require business plans along with market analysis and projected financials.

Business Consultant Reviews have decided to review some of the business writing services provider for our reader’s guidance in obtaining professional services at startup. One of the ventures under review is Business Plan Writers US that is based at California, USA having team of professional researcher and writers committed to deliver the best solutions.  They have already served more than 175 businesses in business plan writing and fund acquiring; some of them also obtained their IT services and solutions.

In order to measure with their excellence of services and quality of deployment, we decided to get a confectionery business start-up plan in Canada by Business Plan Writers US. It all begin after providing contact details at their Website with one-line inquiry, got a call back within next 10 minutes by the customer care department and details of business were discussed, later we received a questionnaire from them to provide essentials of business as exact requirements to document the project and forward to their team. Once things were finalize, we also had conference call with them and first draft of business plan delivered in next 2 weeks as committed. The outline of the documents was as accurate as discussed leading to business plan delivery till the end of 4 week time which was detailed enough.

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We were satisfied enough from the information provided in the form of plan within frame as discussed, also their other services helped us to quick start the business after we got investment with their help. We may consider Business Plan writers US as business consultants as they provide assistance at levels from business plan to getting funds, branding guidelines to complete communication elements, and other technological and promotional solutions.

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