As a business owner, I know that the economic upheaval we are all living through presents great challenges. But years from now, when people analyze how the world’s most successful businesses survived the storm, there is little doubt in my mind that 2020 will become known as “The Year of the Pivot.”
I was recently listening to an interview with the Vice President of Brand Marketing for the national restaurant chain, Chipotle. It struck me that while the food service industry has been all but decimated as countless restaurants struggle or fail worldwide, Chipotle’s profits are currently hitting all-time highs. How did they do it?
I’d venture to say that there’s no business in the world that has NOT been affected by COVID over the past three months.
Some for the better, some for the worse, but I don’t know a single business that’s the same right now as it was before weeks of stay-at-home orders and the tidal wave of social and economic fallout that came as a result.
Your sales team is one of the most important aspects of your larger team because, without them, your business isn’t actually making money. You have to make sure that your sales team is always in optimal working condition so that they can communicate and sell as effectively as they can. Meny Hoffman is joined by Rene Zamora, the President of Sales Manager Now. Together, they talk about the importance of keeping your sales team sharp and strong. Check in on your sales team today, and see if they’re the best they can be!
While I recorded this interview several weeks ago, I cannot think of a more appropriate time to release it. There is no question we’re all in a kind of war right now, and to get through it will require a military mindset. This week’s guest, Waldo Waldman, knows a thing or two about the mindset and discipline you need to lead your company even through the most difficult obstacles.
Waldo Waldman is a highly-experienced F-16 fighter pilot with over 65 real-world combat missions, a Hall of Fame leadership speaker, executive coach, and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller book, Never Fly Solo.
In this interview, Waldo breaks down the importance of your winning mindset, staying focused on your mission even when “missiles” are heading your way, and how to build trust, discipline and revenue-producing relationships with your employees, partners, and customers. This interview reveals so much about how we can use crucial combat lessons to become better leaders and entrepreneurs. Listen and enjoy!
Your employee peeks their head in innocently. “Do you have two minutes?”
OK. It’s just two minutes, you think. “Sure! How can I help you?”
Tell me the truth: How many of you fall for this on a daily basis?
Though the person didn’t intend it to be, this is a trap—and we all know it. Because a second is never a just second. A minute is never just a minute. Even if it were, all those seconds and minutes add up to much more than you might think, in both time and mental headspace.
In these unprecedented times, you, like business owners around the world, are probably uncertain about what steps you should be taking to minimize the effect of the coronavirus crisis on your business, and how to best support your employees and customers during this challenging time.
We want you to know that you’re not alone, and we’re here to support you in any way we can.
By the time he came to me to ask for advice, the only thing left to do was stop the bleeding and get out.
He sat across from me in my office, tears welling up in his eyes. He had invested $400,000 into his new venture, and it wasn’t working. The most painful part of the story? If he had sought advice from someone sooner, he may have been able to turn the situation around, or at least cut his losses.