The Business Life Podcast #016 - Getting your workspace physically organized.

Andrew Heim's organized office - workspaceDropping the ball. Lack of motivation. No progress towards goals. Procrastination. A wandering mind. Inefficiency. A poor attitude.

Have you experienced any of these in your business? If so, it could be caused by your workspace being physically disorganized. In this episode, I give three tips for getting your workspace physically organized, increasing your efficiency and ultimately your business’ profitability. LISTEN IN!

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • The negative business side effects of having a workspace that is not organized.
  • Three steps you can take to get your desk, office and workspace physically organized.
  • What to do with all that paperwork, mail and stuff that you may or may not need some day.
  • How to decide what to keep and get rid of in your office.

Some resources to help you get your workspace organized:

WORKSPACE ORGANIZATION CHECKLIST.  Download this checklist so that you can start getting your office, desk and workspace organized a little at a time, without it feeling overwhelming!

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The Business Life Podcast #015 - Simplifying business and increasing profitability

The Business Life Podcast #015 - Simplifying business and increasing profitability.Business shouldn’t be a daily grind and headache where you’re struggling to be profitable.

If it is, it may be time to look at simplifying your business. What are you doing well that’s really working and is worth your time? What things seem to take too long and don’t give you a great return on your investment?

The strong, successful businesses that I work with have learned to simplify their business and focus on what makes them successful. Not only does this reduce their stress, it leads to more profitability!

In this episode, I’ll walk you through ways to evaluate what’s making your business successful and maybe some things you should cut out. We’ll also discuss how to focus your effort and energy on the right things, become more efficient and increase your profitability.  LISTEN IN!

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • What indicators to look at when you’re trying to simplify your business.
  • How to cut out areas of your business that cause a lot of stress and make room for areas that offer more opportunity and higher profitability.
  • How to increase efficiency in sectors of your business that slow you down or take up a lot of your resources.

Get some help simplifying your business and becoming more profitable:

One-on-One Coaching.  The fastest way to start making changes and simplifying your business is by enlisting an outsider’s perspective. I’ve been able to help business owners and sales professionals identify ways to focus on what makes them successful and drives their business forward. Sometimes, all it takes to turn your good business into a GREAT business is a plan and a little help.

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The Business Life Podcast #013 - Sales 101 - The art of selling and reaching sales goals with Luke Sigle, The Vernon Company

Sales 101 - Reaching sales goals with Luke Sigle of The Vernon CompanyInvariably, successful businesses and business professionals are great at selling. After all, no sales equals no income!

Selling is typically not a skill that’s inherent or developed overnight. To start with, there’s always the fear of rejection. Even if you overcome that huge obstacle, there’s an art to selling that separates OK sales professionals from the GREAT sales professionals.

Me personally, I’ve had to work hard on honing my salesmanship, but the time I have spent doing so has paid off big time. The good news is anyone can become great at sales with the right strategies, techniques and lots of practice!

My guest on The Business Life podcast today is what I would call a Master of Sales. Luke Sigle is an account executive at The Vernon Company, one of the top 25 promotional products companies in the U.S. He was recently named the #1 account executive by volume at The Vernon Company out of 230. In today’s episode, Luke talks about his success in sales and how he’s been able to reach his sales goals. Take a listen!

About Luke Sigle & The Vernon Company

Luke Sigle is an account executive at The Vernon Company, the inventor of The Pick Hat and founder of the Mighty Micah Foundation.

The Vernon Company

Promotional products and apparel provide a low cost per impression marketing avenue that resonates with recipients. The true value of promotional items come from the impact they create between an organization and their customers, prospects or employees.

The Vernon Company helps deliver exceptional value to my customers through safe products, delivered on time at a great price. We provide a variety of services including promotional products, screen printed & embroidered apparel, domestic and overseas caps, customer importing, client web stores, product warehousing and order fulfillment.

The Pick Hat

The Pick Hat (QickPick LLC) custom caps have a pocket built into the visor for easy access and prominent display of a guitar pick. The perfect blend of products for guitar & music enthusiasts.

ThePickHat.com

Mighty Micah Foundation

The Mighty Micah Foundation was founded in January 2016 after the death of Micah Elizabeth Sigle. Our mission is to support families in the NICU. We are excited to announce a new initiative called the Mighty Micah Foundation Research Fund. Our goal is to establish a research grant focused on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) and related treatments. Your generous gift will help raise the necessary money to award a scientific researcher a very important financial grant.

Learn more by visiting www.MightyMicahFoundation.org.

To give visit mightymicah.networkforgood.com/

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • How Luke was able to achieve his goal of becoming the #1 account executive by volume at The Vernon Company.
  • Tips for sales prospecting and delivering your sales pitch.
  • Tips for becoming comfortable with selling and communicating with your customers.
  • Luke’s lifestyle habits that help him be a successful sales professional.

Sales books recommended by Luke:

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The Business Life podcast - Where success is a lifestyle, not a measurement.

The Business Life podcast episode #013 - Are you a proactive or reactive business professional?A story of two successful business owners: Drew and Jim.

Both run great companies, but Drew’s business seems to operate just a little smoother. Business appears to be simpler for Drew and he tends have very few problems, less stress and his clients are happy. Drew devotes a lot of time to improving and growing his business, but also manages to balance it with his lifestyle.

Jim also has very happy clients too, but often gets overwhelmed with the every day grind. He finds himself spending most of his days taking care of urgent tasks and emergencies. Jim’s stress level is apparent and he doesn’t seem to find much time to work on the things he’d like or enjoy his lifestyle.

Which one of these stories sound like you? In today’s episode, I’m talking about the benefits of being a proactive business professional (like Drew) vs. a reactive business professional (like Jim). If you’re going to build a good business, don’t you want it to be one that doesn’t suck the life out of you? Take a listen at how you can make that shift to become more proactive in your business!

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • Story of two of my business owner friends: Drew who is a proactive business owner and Jim who is a reactive business owner. How does that affect each of their businesses?
  • The characteristics for each type of business professional: both proactive and reactive.
  • The benefits of running your business proactively.
  • How to make the shift from being a reactive business professional to a proactive business professional.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

“Scheduling Your Day Like a Pro.”  Learn to become highly efficient and highly proactive in your business with my online course in time management and productivity!  YES, I’D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS! » »

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Episode #12 of The Business Life podcast - Only a few are willing to pay the price for success.

Only a few are willing the pay the price to get what they want.There’s never been more information available on how to build a great business or develop the lifestyle you’ve always wanted. So why is it that so few people seem to actually ever get what they want?

If you’ve listened to any episodes of The Business Life at all so far, you know that this podcast is about discovering what it takes to build a business and a lifestyle that you can be proud of. While all the information you need to do that is usually just a click away, there’s still a price to pay in order to achieve the results you want. In fact, I think that’s why so many stop short of going after their goals: because it comes at such a high price tag. Take a listen to episode #012 of The Business Life podcast to find out if you’re one that’s willing to pay the price to reach your destination.

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • Three major reasons that only a small percentage of the population ever develops the business or lifestyle that they dream of.
  • How to get connected with small business professionals and sales professionals who have similar goals as you!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Audiobook that I mentioned in the episode. This book by Geoff Colvin called “Talent is Overrated” explores whether people are born with natural talent or whether they have to acquire that talent to rise to the top. Gives some great perspective on what it takes to be one of the best at your craft. The link below is my affiliate link, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you!

One of my favorite business podcasts to listen to: the “Business Made Easy” podcast by Jason Skinner. Jason always provides easy to implement strategies to help your business grow. I would highly recommend you check it out and subscribe! Check it out here »

Here’s how to you can start to make a real difference in your business:

  • Get in on the conversation: Follow along with me on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn as we have great business discussions!
  • Join my email community of business professionals: My email Community is a prosperous group of business professionals that engage, share and aspire to continuously improve their business and life.
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