Be yourself and have succes

Ever thought – I want to do business, talk, etc.. like … that person, that will be fantastic. It happened to me the other day. This is what happen

I’m a fan of a Danish entrepreneur who upload daily videos of 5 minutes where he speaks about business, experiences, an idea, in short, what ever he has in mind that morning or day, and I love seeing those videos because they are inspiring, short (time is money) and also entertaining. And then I said my self :

– “I want to make videos too!” -.How difficult can it be? Every morning five minutes talk about a subject I like, sure I can do that. And of course these videos create fans, audience, etc.. etc. everything we have to do to succeed online.     Your are special

So one morning, I sat down, turned on the video and started.

– “Hello friends, today I want to start this new phase sharing videos my thoughts with you all and ….” Tick – tack …. – …. tick – tack , one second, two seconds… silence … tick tack – tick tack …. still thinking … – “and the most important thing is passion when it comes to start-up a business “! – Yikes!I manged to finish the sentence … thank goodness!

I turned off the video and said to myself, I better think a little more about this video thing and perhaps after several times, I get to do it naturally.

Days passed and I´m still, watching the videos from the Danish entrepreneur as usual every morning. And today he told the story of a man of a certain age, with a suit and tie, serious person, that was giving a lecture, normally, a bit boring, but hey nothing abnormal. Suddenly he took a turn on his speech using young people’s language, bordering the ridiculous to catch the public attention .  He did, indeed, but because people stared at him speechless thinking: What? Why is he talking like that?  The result was that in trying to be someone else, and behave in an unnatural way he managed to turn his lecture into a failure.

Where do I come up with these stories? Surely you’ve guessed it: what I mean is that, like the man at the conference, even if his talk is not the most fun in the world, he still must act as him self. And if video recording may not be my strongest point surely this will not disappoint me because hopefully there are other things I do best. But the important thing is to be yourself to succeed, is what we anyway can do best.

Be yourself

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Reliability and innovation

We are in the middle of the knowledge economy and are fully surrounded by social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.. So which are the keys for the company so I does not become obsolete? Reliability and innovation.

It is impossible to establish a working relationship or conduct business between companies or people without trust. But if the company is jealous of its information and knowledge and does not share it then  How you can build trust? Trust requires transparency. So if we will work with another company to sell a product you can not begin hiding information. And we can not hide from people working in our company key information and areas of development. Arguing that the employee will ¿take this information to the competition? What encourages this attitude is just distrust by the employee and then he/she will actually leave the company.

If you do not want to be stuck as a company you always have to think about innovation. For this, all areas of the company must manage relevant information from customers and the market so they can make contributions, be creative and come up with ideas that benefit the operation and the company. Because as more information will contribute to more innovative proposals. Again the word transparency comes to mind.
We all know that the economic benefit is important for the company but it should not be the cause, if not the result of a well worked process. How do Scandinavian companies do? Just that, precedence values and staff welfare to economic benefit, because they know that this benefit is the result of talent, – that has not escaped – of the proposals, due to the transparency-and the goodwill generated that impact on customers.

Do not trick yourself, take advantage of the knowledge economy and let your business be present, perform and transmit the values of transparency. Your customers will thank you.

My experience starting up a blog

The other day I had a skype meeting with other VAs and we shared the importance of having a blog.

It is of course easy to say: “You just start a blog and you will see….”
So here I´m in the middle of wordpress and trying to figure out what you guys, would think is interesting to read.

So if you have any ideas! 🙂

I hope this will be a long time run so see you all soon again!!