Go all-in on your strengths. Something author and social media guru Gary Vaynerchcuk is all about. Finding out what are your strength and how to operate the noise world of social media is where his book Crush It! why now is the time to cash in your passion, comes into play. Even though the book is written in 2009, it provides amazing value that it still very relevant today.
Really!? A Mission Statement Matters?
Most businesses have a mission statement. We know it is meant to represent what we are striving for. We use fancy words to come up with something that means nothing, resulting in us completely ignoring our mission statement. So why do we spend time to make something that ultimately we and our teams ignore?
Being generous means, give more than needed. How is giving more profitable? We are in the people business, not the jewellery business, not the consultancy business, not the real estate business but people business. We interact with people, we do business with people, and therefore are in the people business. No matter what we offer, we have to deal with people.
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In 2015 I attended a seminar on the impact of a digital age on India. Google with the help of Deloitte had done an extensive research on the topic keeping in mind the Indian small and medium businesses. The summary for the report is here.
The sector is broken down into 4 stages of the digital revolution. The first or offline stage consists of a staggering 36% of small businesses. This means that they don’t have a broadband connection and do not use emails, social media platforms or any digital tools for their business.
We all have some amount of routine in our lives, planned or unplanned.
I lean towards having a little more routine in place. A routine helps me to get what I need done. The point of having systems isn’t to make us feel claustrophobic. If done well routines can help us increase our focus on the tasks at hand. These are the reasons how a routine can help us be more productive every day.
I first heard of Huib and his book The Social Brand at the ZeeMelt15 event I attended in June of 2015. The first thing I noticed both about Huib’s talk and his book, that this wasn’t a book on the latest strategy to get the most of Facebook, Twitter or any other social media platform out there. This book was about building a social brand which in essence is all about engaging the right people for the brand.
We all lead very busy lives. We have multiples roles to play, even when we walk into our offices. Then why is that some people seem to accomplish more in the same time as us? How can we be more productive at work? These are the steps that I have taken to ensure I get the most out of my day at work.
Let’s face the facts, we all make mistakes. Some small and can be overcome easily. However, one management mistake that can be dangerous if not kept in check. That is, letting our past success getting the best of us.
Mistake: Replacing curiosity with experience.
I am a recovering perfectionist.
Perfectionism is all I have known, I like things organised and everything to have its place. I like pristine lines and appreciate things in order. I hang my clothes and fold my towels in a particular way. Weird, not for me.
Recently, I came to the conclusion that perfectionism is not perfect. You might ask, why the change of heart?
Today have a lot of choices, I mean a lot.
We have choices for almost every product we can purchase. I always thought more options are better, but started noticing that isn’t always the case. For some reason I didn’t actually notice how many choices we have to make. One day, I was at the supermarket trying to find a flavoured yogurt. Suddenly, I had to choose between low fat and full fat, with fruits or without, international flavours or local, in addition to the various sizes.