I'm bursting with ideas!
LinkedIn for becoming an incredible resource, Zappos for it's uncanny customer service
One of the things that frustrates me the most is having progress held up by others outside the company that can't, or won't, move at the speed we are moving at. I find it incredibly rewarding to have a measure of responsibility for giving individuals careers and personal growth experiences as well as having a positive influence of partners and customers.
Fear! Allowing fear to crowd out innovation and stifle creativity. It's ironic that most entreprenuers overcome fear just to step out on their own when there's nothing to lose. Then when things are moving along, and there is something to lose, they become hesistant to take risk and wind up missing opportunities to advance their business.
1. It's the people. I'll take someone who fits the culture and has the ability to grow into a position over a "so-called" superstar that disrupts the team and demands all the attention.
2. Discernment. I'm talking about keen discernment in everything from hiring to knowing what the focus of the business needs to be. Surround yourself with as many wise advisers as you need in order to help evaluate critical decisions and pick the best possible option(s).
3. Persistence is critical. There are so many things that happen in the life of a business that either seem like, or really are, death's door for the company. Once again, having mentors, whose own experience you can lean on, is invaluable. Never give up, BUT, also recognize when it is time to change course.
I am an entrepreneur with a diverse background in sales and management. My past experience includes time in the automotive and recreational sports retail sectors as well as the broadcast, digital and mobile media industry. I have been in an executive or ownership position in advertising and media sales for over 18 years. Currently, I help brands build their social following and engagement via the leading Social Photo Station on the market. We are building a national rental and sales operation designed to provide long and short term solutions to clients of all types ranging from individuals to large, global corporations.
I have a great passion for building teams and helping other succeed and achieve their goals in life. In addition to my professional pursuits, I am also passionate about health and wellness and helping people get control of their lives from a health perspective. As an integrated part of my life, I promote the #1 weight loss and health platform in North America, the Body by Vi Challenge. We are making a huge difference in the future generations through the Project 10 Kids initiative.
Specialties: Sales, Management, Technology, Broadcast Media, Social Media, Digital Media, Mobile, Business Strategy, Marketing, Team Building, Motivating and coaching, Public Speaking