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5 Keys to Success
1) Be on time.
In fact, arrive early for appointments and meetings. Plan time milestones in your daily schedule that tell you when to begin transferring to an appointment. That is, note when you will stop working on a task, begin collecting resource materials, and start traveling. Allow time for delays in travel, especially if driving. Consider: The fastest way to destroy people's trust in you is to waste their time.
2) Communicate with others.
Answer your phone and return phone calls. Listen carefully and completely when people talk to you. Show an interest in others before telling about yourself. When making phone calls devote all of your attention to what the other person is saying (instead of time sharing with other tasks, such as checking e-mail or playing computer games). Phone others only when you can devote full attention to what the other person is saying. Consider: ignoring people is rude and unprofessional.
3) Plan projects.
For example, always...
So, a few years ago I hopped on the Google Calendar train.
I have always been a pen and paper chick as far as planning (that is…WHEN I used a planner). I have totally been known for mentally scheduling things vs. writing them down. Oops!
Google Calendars has been ESSENTIAL this week and has been a total game-changer for me to the point where I’m sitting here thinking….dang, what did I even do with my days before this calendar?! Whaaat?! Yep. My life’s been THAT different.
Here’s what’s happened:
The moment I started scheduling my days, my content creating has been insanely productive.
BECAUSE I BECAME ORGANIZED!
Also because I’m not ‘running out of time’ to create killer content. I have my YEAR scheduled out so that I know each day WHAT is a MUST, and what is a BUST (aka, what I need to quit doing…aka wasting time on).
Before this fancy pants calendar (did I mention it’s ...
If you’ve been following my blogging’s a bit, you know that recently I released a freebie called ‘100 ways to grow your list‘ which included 70 list building ideas as well as 30 email subject line templates that you can totally steal and use to make sure your audience clicks ‘open‘!
I’ve been receiving raving reviews about the download and so I wanted to break down exactly WHY this freebie is one of the most powerful downloads you’ll ever...download. Ha!
If you’re new to list building, you NEED TO KNOW that if you’re an entrepreneur, list building needs to be your BFF. Like, now. By creating a pool of email subscribers that you KNOW are attracted to what you have to offer, you have a foundation for surveying them (i.e. get rid of the guesswork of what you THINK they need and start creating content they ACTUALLY need) and you also create a market of people...