Far too many people are in sales mode 100% of the time. They want something. And they want something without having given anything. No social relationship exists where one person does 100% of everything for the other person. Human relationships are successful when both are somewhere around 50/50 in the relationship.
Businesses must respect this human behavior. Businesses must be willing to give first and not expect anything in return..
Businesses give in their content and actions. Provide educational, motivational, inspirations, or informational posts. Also, try engaging with prospective customers by sending them a birthday card for their birthday, give them a gift card to their favorite lunch spot, or something else that gives them something they really want.
This now gives you permission to ask. It doesn’t mean to ‘take.’ It means now you’re in a position to receive something if the customer chooses to give. If they don’t return the favor, that’s okay. Because karma is practical.
I've lived in the southeast for almost four years now, but I look forward to returning "home" to the San Francisco Bay Area for an extended visit for the holidays. And since I've been working remotely, I haven't had to worry about saving a chunk of PTO for the end of the year, to make sure I can make the trip. That means more adventures throughout the rest of the year!
I've learned a lot about balancing work and family and friends from these visits.
DO take the opportunity to work flexible hours if you can. I stay on east coast time when I go to the west coast, and start working between 4:30 and 5am. That way, I can get most of my work done while everyone is still easing into their day, and I'm wrapping up when everyone's ready to head out for family activities.
DO claim a guest room or other room with a door for your office. Working at the kitchen table, where it warm and smells like gingerbread might sound good, but you'll spend the whole day dealing with distractions.
DO focus on wrapping up and transitioning to personal time at the end of your day. Working remotely, it's easy to get caught up in a project and just keep going. Make plans with your friends. And then stick to those commitments!
It's possible be productive at work AND be present for your family. Just make some basic rules, share them with everyone, and stick to 'em!
Can you relate? You are great at keeping your word to everyone else...but suck at keeping it to yourself...⠀
Aka - you tell yourself that you are going to do something and then don't follow through. ⠀
Or you commit to something and just stick with it for a day or a week, but can't stick with it for longer than that.⠀
I hear you. You aren’t alone.⠀
My client's come to me and ask me why it's so hard to have self-discipline...⠀
And I tell them...⠀
It's because your basic self doesn't trust you, because you keep telling yourself that you are going to do something and then you break your word to yourself over and over again. ⠀
And when you do this you stop creating self-trust. ⠀
So it's time to change that so that you CAN trust yourself again...⠀
Because the most important person in your ENTIRE life to keep your word to is yourself.⠀
You need to take care of yourself first, so you can then help take care of others.⠀
So my encouragement for you is to find one small thing that you can commit to, and then keep your word to yourself come hell or high water. ⠀
As you start to do this, everything in your life will start to improve. ⠀
Post one emoji in the comments that describes to you something that you are willing to start committing to - not for anyone else, but just for yourself - because you are worth it. ⠀
For me it is ✍🏼 and 🚴🏼♀️
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‘Be consistent’ is a phrase tossed around a lot among social media managers, but what’s it really mean?
TIMES: post at the same times each day. This helps you know when to post + the audience to know when to expect it. You’ll want to post when your audience is looking at Instagram. Use IG analytics on your business account to help determine your best times to post. Post outside those times and your post gets pushed down the feed and your audience will probably never see it.
DAY: Some people find their best rhythm is to post only a few times a week. Others post several times a day. Test out all these scenarios and see how your audience responds. If you post 5 times a day for a week and find engagement is up, maybe that’s your rhythm. Maybe you find engagement decreased because you posted too many times. It’s all about testing.
AESTHETIC: If you use a filter, use it on ever photo so the entire grid color palette blends photo to photo and makes it look clean. Find your preferred composition pattern and stick with it. Are the subjects of every photo 100% inside the frame? Do you alternate between zoomed in photos and full-framed photos? Whatever it is, stay with it to bring a cohesive sense to your overall grid.
Have any additions or subtractions to this? I’d love to hear them. Leave them in a comment below!
It’s my last day “at” Jefferson County Public Health. My to do list is finally under 10 items and am feeling like I will get most everything done I wanted to. I have been blessed beyond measure by this organization. They have kept me working remote the last couple of months when Ben and I moved. I will miss them dearly, but am also eager to see what comes next. PS - the best part about working from home lately is getting to look at my Christmas tree all day long!
Happy Friday People! Good luck out there.
It’s a work before work morning and drop off for deliveries. Our Laptop Stand lays down flat for travel and assembles with multiple heights and uses! Go ahead, give the gift of good posture this holiday season AND a unique gift not available in stores.
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More than 75% of employees have plans to work from home over the holidays. If it's your dream to work remotely full-time, and your employer is letting you work out of the office in December, consider this your audition!
Over 1/3 of employees struggle with collaboration when working remotely. Don't let that be you. Make sure that you've got access to everything that you need to be successful. "I can't find it" is the worst answer you can give if someone asks you for something while you're working away from the office.
Understand your company's policies. If you're expected to be available and you're away, baking cookies or shopping, and your teammates are trying to get ahold of you, you make it hard for your manager to trust that you'd be a successful full-time remote employee.
Also, make sure that your technology is set up to handle your remote work. If you're expected to get on video calls, and grandma's house still has dial-up, make sure you have an alternative location scouted so you can participate without hiccups.
Lastly, remember to set clear boundaries with family and friends. While you're working, they should respect that and leave you alone. You don't want to have productivity dips when you're away from the office.
Transitioning your in-office job to a remote one is proven to be the easiest way to get started on your path to location-independence. Once you've proven that you can be successful over the holidays, you can make a case to your employer to let you do it full-time! And if they say no, you can share this experience with prospective remote employers.
Attention is the game.
It’s the currency we all trade on today. In other words, to get something we want, people have to know we exist. And in today’s crowded world, the best way to capture attention is in your hands. 📲
I want a big fat account, and I'm happy to be working on it now! And yes I'm excited!😂💪😎 When I was younger (like after university) I wasn't that bold when it comes to money. Years and responsibilities later, I realized that there's nothing wrong with wanting more money. You can actually do more for the things and people that matter to you when you have more. Money isn't the root of all evil. How you value money, how you look at it and use it, will either break or make you. #wealthmindset
"You grow when you travel. And to travel more - which means you'll grow more - you need this remote job. Don't give up on your dreams. And don't give up on your growth."
That was my reminder to myself about WHO and WHY. I looked at it every day when I was applying for my first remote job. And when I got a rejection letter, or didn't hear back from a potential employer, or when I was just feeling like my luck was never going to change, this kept me going. It reminded me not to settle.
I knew that remote work = freedom, and I knew I needed that freedom to have the kind of growth that only comes from experiencing new things, meeting new people, and navigating a different part of the world from the one in which I am so comfortable.
So write out that commitment statement to yourself. Put it somewhere you'll see it often. Say it out loud if you're feeling discouraged. And remind yourself, over and over again, why you went on this journey.
Giving in can provide temporary happiness. Following your dream can provide a lifetime of happiness.
There are many things you claim to value but actually don't. Some of them are big, too - like your family, your health or your freedom. ⠀
How do we prove to ourselves that we really do value something? The answer is, we devote a sizeable portion of our time or money (which is usually an exchange of time) to it.⠀
It’s not how often we think about it. It’s not what we say about it. It’s not even what we believe about it. Ultimately, it’s how much focused time and attention we give to it that determines something’s value to us.⠀
For example, it’s one thing to care about a 16-year-old girl or 60-year-old man sitting homeless on the corner of Bourke and Russell. It’s another thing to stop for a moment, offer them some words of comfort and then reach into your pocket and give them as much of your money (time) as you can.⠀
Here’s another. Both America and the UK are more openly divided now than they’ve been in years. As a citizen, this might concern you, and perhaps you have strong views about it. However, if you don’t get out and vote, or talk to people or organise – perhaps you don’t value your country’s political fate as much as you think. Recent events prove what a difference these actions can make.⠀
I realised many years ago that TIME was my most precious and finite asset. From that moment, I made the decision to *make decisions deliberately*. Here’s how it’s played out so far.⠀
Too long for Insta. Read the rest at officeanywhere.co.⠀
어제의 밋업은 ‘해외에서 한달 살기’를 주제로
인도네시아의 발리&길리 섬을 Gray @yun_gray 님의 멋진 설명으로 들을 수 있었습니다. .
발리와 길리에 가는 교통편부터
현지 숙소, 코워킹 스페이스 정보
한달살기 경비와 생활환경까지 종합적으로 알아볼 수 있는 유익한 시간이었어요 :)
해외 한달 살기가 궁금한데, 이번 밋업을 놓쳤다면 어뜨카죠?
그럴 때는 주저말고 ‘살롱 드 노마드'로 오세요. 살롱 드 노마드에서 만나는 구성원들은 모두 Remote-worker로 일년에 꽤 많은 시간을 국내외를 넘나드는 곳에 할애하는 여행전문가들입니다.
(게다가 살롱은 일반여행업은 물론, 그에 상응하는 보증보험까지 가지고 있는 합법적인 여행사의 기능도 한답니다)
올 겨울은 얼굴을 마주하고 소담하게 여행수다를 떨 수 있는 살롱에서 만나요~
Why do you want a remote job? It's important for you to know the answer to this question before you dive in.
Are you doing it so you can travel more? Spend more time with your kids? Pursue a new hobby?
Or maybe you want to live outside of a major metropolitan area, but still want to grow your career. Or you need to take care of a family member. Or your significant other lives across the country.
All amazing reasons!
Looking for a remote job can take a long time and can feel incredibly frustrating. But if you can remind yourself of the WHY and the WHO, it's so much easier to push through when things get hard.
What's your reason to #goremote?
Earlier this month we announced our partnership with HR Transform in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Las Vegas March 26th-28th in 2019.
An event that Matt Green and the wonderful Samara Jaffe blessed me with the opportunity to be an attendee, speaker, exhibitor and a sponsor of their very first year.
Within the first phone call I knew that we would quickly become like family. All eager to build an event that brings together the world's leaders in HR Innovation.
With the first year breaking over 500 professionals with the support of companies such as:
@ibm | @facebook | @amazon | @plugandplaytc and many many more.
I was so blessed to speak at an event that I never imagined I would be chosen for. Let alone to become a partner for the following year.
A year that will almost triple in size as we scale the event to over 1,200 professionals. The numbers:
41% people professionals | 45% HR Tech Startups | 67% of them are VP and above | 20% are Director Level
Listing a few of the notable speakers such as:
- Freada Kapor Klein, Partner, Kapor Capital
- Stephanie Kasriel, CEO, Upwork
- Diane Vavrasek, VP of HR, Walmart eCommerce
- Bernard Coleman III, Global Head of Diversity, Uber
We are in for a highly energized experience.
All working to evangelize and educate each other on how to create a workforce of the future that we can all be proud of.
I am inviting 5 special VIP guests to attend this event free of charge with me.
If you or anyone you know are a forward thinking leaders eager to make a change in your organization in 2019 please have them fill out the application via the link in my bio.
You can also message me and we can jump on a call to see if this experience is a fit for you.
Partner with those crazy enough to believe in your ideas but also driven enough to see them through to the end.
Sponsored by: @itsease | HR Transform | @brainfitted
Huacachina is a desert oasis and tiny village in southwestern Peru. At its center are the green waters of the Huacachina Lagoon that are surronded by palm trees and thought to have therapeutic properties! 📷: @eyeofshe
48 14904 days ago
This moment. ❤️ It is full of possibility. ⠀
What happens next? A skillful dance? 🏄♀️ A solid plan gets laid waste?🗑️ Our protagonist gets to paddle back out with pride or is tumbled and tossed - resulting in random snot waterfalls at awkward moments all day long?⠀
Life is like an about-to-pop-up wave moment. You never know what you’re going to get. 🍫But mastering the skills to navigate it with confidence, grace and perseverance sure does help!⠀
This was one of the greatest experiences of my life with the greatest girlfriend I could ask for. I hope you had an amazing birthday trip @nomadblonde. Adios #puntacana and #Scottsdale we’ll see you soon. ✌🏾