Struggling in your Business Part 2

Now that I’ve gotten your attention with the video here’s more information to bring what I’m saying into a more concrete thought.

In staying true to yourself you have to be authentic and in order to be authentic you have to know what YOUR core values are. If you don’t know what your core values are and what is important to you then it’s going to be hard to be authentic. If a person that you are following online, receiving their newsletters, etc, is not sounding true to you then you don’t need to be following them or their message .

Even it you’re not sure what it is that will fit into your business model,  If it doesn’t feel right then it’s not the message for you and that’s one of the ways you can stay true to yourself in your business.

Struggling to make someone else’s message fit your plan doesn’t work and it’s not real. Take information from other people, but make it yours by speaking in your own voice and staying true to your values. Otherwise you run the risk of compromising your values and losing your authentic voices in the process. Speak in your voice, stay true to you, allow yourself to stay authentic without having to apologize for it.

I stay authentic and true to myself by “Keeping It Simple and Keeping It Real” and not everybody agree with or understand that, but those who understand and agree with my motto they’re my followers, they are the ones that go, “hey she’s talking to me.” So stay open, stay authentic, stay true to who you are. Don’t only stay true to who you are, but stay true to your values and there is nothing wrong with your values!!

Not everyone will be part of your Tribe and that’s OK. If you find that you’re defending your values or apologizing for them to someone, they’re probably never going to be part of your Tribe. Don’t waste your time and energy trying to craft messages and material for them or you’ll constantly be struggling. Focus on the people who “get you” because those people ARE your Tribe and don’t worry about the rest. There’s room for everyone and when you stay true to your values and your message, your tribe will find you

Keep It Simple, Keep It Real!

 

Words of Inspiration About the Art of Communication

Wrapping up this Communication series with Words of Inspiration. I would really like to hear from you concerning what you felt about this series, if it helped you in any way and how it did by leaving a comment below. Didn’t read the whole series this month?? Click the preview arrow and it will take you to the previous blog.


Words of Inspiration About the Art of Communication by Rob Biesenbach

Speaking Your Clients Language


The Importance of Communicating Clearly with Karyn Buxman

Sometimes as my husband and I are communicating I realize that he and I are saying the same thing, but in with different words and different ways. This causes frustration for both of us and we have to find our way to the middle to realize that we are saying the same thing :-D.

This confusing can also happen with you and your clients. Remember that you need to speak in the language that your clients speak, because if not they don’t and can’t hear what you have to say as they feel it doesn’t pertain to them.

You have to remember that you’re not just in business for you, but to the clients you serve. Which require you learning what their needs are, how to meet them and the best way to do that is to know their language in order for you to present it in a way for them to understand that YOU have what they need.

The following video titled “7 reasons Not Closing the Sale” from Allison Babb Phillips gives some great advice on why we might not be closing the sale due to how we’re communicating with potential clients. >>>> http://youtu.be/2YpTgQUSUy0

Allison is one of my mentors and an awesome solo-entrepreneur and owner of Great Small Business Advice. You can reach and find out more about her at www.greatsmallbusinessadvice.com or on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiFWGEeW4vbJSB3ItOUvwvA

Miscommunication can Cost You

 


Published on Mar 4, 2012 by 321bobbilly on YouTube. Titled Funny Translator [ENGLISH] [[A funny translator thinking she can speak any language]]

As you can see from the above video, that the person has a major issue and has to trust another employee to help them out. Once again, it’s funny video, but communication is playing a major role in it!

Not only is communication important, but knowing whom you can trust to translate what you’re saying is just as important to running a successful and as stress free as possible business. When you are in the process of hiring those to work with and for you, make sure they have the tools and expertise of what you need to help you get to your end goal. Make sure they believe and buy into you and your vision, they will support and help you to achieve what it is to become a success. Which means you need to have a clear picture of what it is you want to achieve and what is needed in order to do that.

I’m not a marketing expert, but I know that proper communication is vital to your marketing message. As discussed in last week’s blog, What Type of Communicator are You?, in order for your clients to receive the message you want them to get it has to be properly communicated.

The following link is to test your communication skills on the Goal Minds website – http://goalminds.com/quiz/RateYou.htm.

What Type of Communicator are You?


SportsCenter – Henrik Lundqvist YouTube Video

– The above video is funny and I laugh every time I see it, but what’s not funny is if this is the way you sound to your clients.

As entrepreneurs our messages need to be clear and as on target as they can be. Because, this is how we build our client base.

Understand if your clients cannot understand you then your message will not be well received nor will they have clear directions on what you can provide for them or the action(s) it is you desire for them to take.

The following is a link to take a communication quiz from the Mind Tools website – http://mindtools.com/pages/article/newCS_99.htm