The benefits of waking up early have been researched and proven to change your life in a positive way. By getting a head start on the rest of the world, you have time to slowly adjust to your day, fit in the ever-important workout, and enjoy that cup of coffee without rushing out the door to race to work. Easing into your day and giving yourself time to take care of your mind and your body before the world takes over gives you the opportunity to hit the ground running when the time is right. The Muse discusses the benefits of waking up early and how committing to getting up at 5am every day for a year has been life changing. Click here to read more.
Ever wonder why poor people who win the lottery end up broke close to 100% of the time? People develop a certain philosophy towards money that is ingrained in their brain and hard to change. The billionaire philosophy towards money is unique and probably not what you’d expect. If you are living paycheck to paycheck, it’s likely that you have a limited view on your overall value and money-generating abilities. Your focus every month is to make enough to get by and pay all of your bills. A billionaire thinks big picture. The sky is literally the limit. Making more money might not be making more sales but actually developing a billionaire philosophy towards money. Click here to read more.
Generate leads from your blog – novel concept! If you are one of the smart business owners (or work for one) and you have instituted a blogging strategy to compliment your online marketing, congratulations on taking that important step in improving your online presence. Having a blog (and maintaining it) is a crucial element in any SEO strategy so the search engines see activity on your website and you appear “fresh”. It may take time for the benefits of blogging to become apparent and you might never be able to pin your successes down to blogging itself, but believe the SEO community when we tell you – it helps!
A way to see more of a direct benefit would be to generate leads from your blog. Websites are becoming lead capturing machines so adding this element to your blog is a no-brainer. You will regularly see contact forms and/or opt-in forms on Contact Us pages but not as often on Blogs. Why not? This is where a majority of your visitors spend their time so utilize it wisely. Click here to get tips on how to generate leads from your blog.
Looking to drive more traffic to your website? Who isn’t? More traffic generally means more leads and more sales so increased quality traffic is key. Spending an arm and a leg on CPC campaigns gets old and often doesn’t provide much bang for your buck. How about a way to get some free traffic using tools that you’re probably already using? Neil Patel is an SEO guru and lays out some solid knowledge about the Google Search Console in this article. He claims that you can drive an additional 28% more search traffic to your site for free just by utilizing the Google Search Console tool (formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools). Click here to read more and drive more traffic to your website today.
Heard about LinkedIn Publisher but don’t know how to make LinkedIn Publisher work for you? This powerful tool can make or break your social selling online. Viveka Von Rosen lays out some very valuable tips that will make every post you write in Publisher a lead generating machine. From adding hashtags to captions in images to mentioning thought leaders in your post and linking to them, any of these tips could make your post go viral! Click here to read more about how to make LinkedIn Publisher work for you.
How often do you offer up the pitch of a lifetime only to find out the person you pitched is simply the middle man? Or is your “playing hard to get” technique leaving you high and dry? Sales is no easy gig. Even the most seasoned of sales reps get caught in these and many more sales blunders. Alex Hisaka outlines the top 7 most common sales blunders in today’s modern times and offers up some helpful recommendations on how to avoid these sales blunders in the future. Click here to read more.
Always have fun. Be a cheerleader. Create memorable experiences. These are a few of the life lessons Jill Konrath collected from her husband’s legacy. A true inspiration, Fred Konrath lived life to the fullest and held himself and the people around him to a high regard. Going down memory lane, Jill outlines the 7 most important, most inspirational life lessons in a tribute to her late husband. Every once in a while, we all need a good read like this to start appreciating life and the little things a bit more. Click here for the article.
Public speaking is never a walk in the park. Even the most experienced get butterflies every time. If it’s a part of your gig, then getting any public speaking tips would likely be appreciated. Public speaking expert and author, Kindra Hall, offers up her two cents about public speaking and how to grab the audience in the first 30 seconds. Her belief is that if you start with a story, you will immediately become accessible, relatable, and likeable. Whether it’s a personal story or not, choose one that you know your audience has experienced. It will not only warm up the audience but it will also calm your nerves and give you a better chance at winning over your critics. Read more about Hall’s public speaking tips by clicking here.
Need a little guidance on figuring out what motivates you? Finding it easier to hit snooze than to get that workout in before work? You’re not alone. Sales training guru, Justin Benton, offers some simple steps to kick-start those goals and maintain your motivation throughout the day. From sticky notes on your computer to reminders on your phone, setting goals and keeping them in front of you as reminders is a simple, yet effective way to stay motivated. Click here to read more.
Hiring great salespeople is a slippery slope. If we could just crack the code and find out what exact characteristics produce ideal salespeople, HR would be on Cloud 9. But the reality is that there is no secret formula. So, what does Jeffrey Gitomer say about hiring great salespeople? He says you hire for character, attitude and work ethic. Hiring for skills without a focus on character will lead to quick turnaround. You can always teach skills…you cannot teach good character. Click here for more.