We all know how it feels to want to be productive but then finding yourself getting caught up in busy work rather than effective work. The result? 5pm comes around and you find that nothing really got done that made any difference. You may have avoided or missed the important things that should have been a priority for that day.
Planning and prioritizing is the most important part of time management. Research shows that for every 1 minute you spend planning, you will gain 10 in execution. Planning will allow us to achieve our goals and objectives. Abraham Lincoln reportedly once said, “If I had 60 minutes to cut down a tree, I would spend 40 minutes sharpening the ax and 20 minutes cutting it down.”
Oftentimes, everything you have to do feels like a priority, which makes it difficult to know where to begin. Here are some prioritization tactics that I have found helpful when trying to plan out where I should focus my time each day. Read More
Last week I was talking with a good friend of mine about how finding the right balance between the time you spend at work vs. the time you spend on your personal life is the key to happiness. And I believe this balance is getting more and more difficult for each of us.
As a business development guy, I have found that LinkedIn is one of the most meaningful and efficient social networking platforms on the Internet. It is a site that allows you multiple benefits that include: A way to broadcast your personal resume and experience, network with others from a variety of different companies and industries, build your company brand, and use it as a resource to help source new partnerships. Since I have begun actively using LinkedIn, I have found that it has given me not only a way to build my business connections, but tools to help grow my book of new business.
Given that Linkedin is a fairly new platform and a tool that I think is underutilized, I thought I would offer 5 tips on how I have found to use LinkedIn effectively.
Over the last few years, I have seen personally the power that a recommendation can have on people. I find it fascinating that we, as a society, are willing to make important decisions both in business and in our personal lives, based off of a recommendation of someone we trust.
In business, we are much more likely to work with someone that comes recommended from a trusted source versus making our own decision based on research or personal findings. In working in Business Development, I rely heavily on the recommendations of my network and peers and find that they do the same with me.
We have all heard the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Well, when it comes to business I feel that this expression is often very true. Throughout my years of working in business, I have learned that great networkers make great leaders. Why, you may ask? Great networkers create systems that enable them to connect with people, stay connected, and establish lifetime connections with important people and spheres of influence.
I would like to first start off by introducing myself. My name is Jesse Beal and I am the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Progrexion Marketing. I have worked for the company for over 5 ½ years in a variety of different roles. I have enjoyed every position and role that I have served in but I absolutely LOVE what I currently do. I have the opportunity to manage a killer marketing team and assist with growing the business. At the end of the day, I love sales! I love working with partners and forming a strategic relationship that benefits both parties. Read More