In the chapter entitled: How to Fast-Track to Get your Career on Track, I discuss the concept of “Build and Leap” for career success.
Here is the except from my book:
“The cornerstone of the “Taking It to a Whole New Level” concept for career acceleration is to move from a ‘climb the ladder’ mentality to a “Build and Leap” mentality.
‘Build and Leap’ is a simple process whereby you build a career ramp (Career Transformation Plan), and then you begin executing your intentions at a faster pace so that you can leap to greater career achievements. Now contrast this process with climbing a very tiresome ladder, one rung at a time. “Build and Leap” is the best way to fast-track to get your career on track.”
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They continue the conversation by describing their business venture and stating that they want to ‘pick my brain’ followed by an offer to take me to lunch. My time is very valuable, but I’m always willing to help new or growing business owners whenever I can.
So here’s how I respond: “I ask the caller if he/she has all of his/her business goals in writing. Usually 100% of these business owners respond with an uh ‘No’. Then I ask each caller to write down their business goals and to also write down how much money they want to earn during the next 12-24 months.
I also ask each caller to prepare a written list of the action steps they will commit to dong in order to achieve their written goals. Then I tell each one: as soon as you have all of these things in writing, please call me so we can have lunch.”
When meeting someone for the first time at a networking event, there are three types of information that must be exchanged:
1. Your name.
2. State the one thing you do Best, in response to the question, “What do you do?” This is not intended to be a listing of all your skills and talents.
3. Provide a brief example or a testimonial, of your skills and talents. This is an opportunity to briefly show how you have helped your clients, or solved a problem for your clients or company.
When you state the one thing that you do best, it should consist of only ten to fifteen words that describe your Best. Remember this should be jargon free and must be understood by a ten year old. It allows you to be colorful and exciting, with the ability to use vivid words. After all, you want to create interest and there’s no better way to do so than through the choice of words you use.
As I sat and prepared for discussing topics from my new book: Fit, Fine & Fabulous in Career, Business and Life which will be released in late April 2013, I started to ponder over those business strategies that successful entrepreneurs follow for branding purposes.
Below are seven business strategies that came to mind that I know will help you brand yourself as a successful entrepreneur.
1. Take full responsibility for your life. In a society where people blame everything from their parents to the government for their failure to get ahead in life, successful entrepreneurs refused to buy into the mentality that says, “I could succeed if only it weren’t for _____.”
Success can show up or come in any shape, color, style or fashion. The key is to know how to achieve success consistently.
Everyone defines the success qualities of an entrepreneur differently. Are they creative, confident, driven or just plain insane? They may be a little of all of them. But what I have found are seven things that successful entrepreneurs live by or consistently strive to achieve on a consistent basis.
Here’s the seven things they all have in common:
1. They take 100 percent responsibility for your life.
Change is inevitable. Many believe that being a high-achieving woman entrepreneur is the fast track to becoming a millionaire.
Many high-achieving entrepreneurs are faced with the challenges of reaching seven and eight figures, always exploring new opportunities and constantly learning new skills due to the ever-changing marketplace.
High-achieving women entrepreneurs know that in this ever-changing marketplace, they must continuously upgrade their brand, business models, systems, value, products and services.
So what are the ways High-Achieving Women Upgrade Their Business for Growth, Success & Acceleration?
Here’s what works for me: Once I determine which task I need to complete (during a specific block of time), everything else at that moment is a waste of my time. My focus in only on that particular task for that specific block of time – in order words I am not doing any other task during this time.
I have found that the more I disciplined myself to working nonstop (for a period of time) on just one task, the more progress I made. What resulted: I got more high-quality work done in less time than I would have if I were switching from one task to another.