I love a fresh business card. One that is crisp, clean, and pulled from out of the cool card holder taken from the purse, the pocket, the bag, or the phone case. People who offer me their business card are telling me that they are legit, have something to offer that I may be interested in, and want to stay connected to me.
Take advantage of the cool breeze, the extended daylight, and the relaxed vibe that summer brings and plan a strategy session. With the change in the season come a change in your attitude and your mindset. Make those changes work for you.
Almost everyone knows the famous “elevator speech” exercise, where you try to summarize your business in one sentence after being asked, “what do you do for a living” by someone you meet on an elevator.
Let’s face it, the last thing you want to do now that you’ve decided to finally leave the 9 to 5 job is to add more stress to your life. Isn’t that why you decided to build your own business and create your own career opportunity in the first place? You’re looking for freedom from your awful boss, nasty coworkers, and the limitations of a fixed salary, or you simply want to be in control of your career.
When you are just starting out on your leadership journey it's worthwhile to take a moment and ask yourself: is my purpose here to learn, trial, get noticed, and contribute? Or is my purpose here to be innovative, stay out front, and be a leader worth following?