Blog: Opinion

Put Me In Coach

As entrepreneurs we often overlook some of our greatest assets, our knowledge. As you build your business you may not realize how much information you've acquired on a specific topic or industry. Chances are there are many skill sets you've picked up out of necessity (depending on the size of your team and your budget).

Have you thought about leveraging that knowledge in new ways? I know that you are thinking, "who has the time?" But I promise you that doubling down on your area of expertise can lead to really great things for you business.

The most common ways that entrepreneurs leverage their expertise including, blogging, podcasting and speaking engagements. However, for those to pay off you must continually develop new content. Why not create content that can be reused for lead generation or teaching your expertise to others?

That is exactly what Coach will help you do. Simply put, Coach will help "Build your own online business by selling courses, booking time with clients and more."

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Digging Women In The Local Tech Scene

I meant to share this earlier, but time has flown by since DIG SOUTH. My apologies on not getting around to this faster.

I was one of the few (perhaps 4) men that attended the Women In Tech panel during DIG SOUTH. First, let me say the panel was fantastic. I was happy to see that the venue was packed for the session, but disappointed by the lack of male turn out. It is always good to hear and experience different perspectives.

Michelle Van Jura of Intersect Communications did a fantastic job moderating the Women In Tech panel session. Also of note on the panel was Titania Jordan host of Atlanta Tech Edge. The panel did a wonderful job address a variety different situations from the female perspective.

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Scaling Up Business Growth with Billie Attaway

  • Event Date: May 17, 2016
  • Event Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Event Location: Whitfield Executive Center @ Charleston Southern University
  • Event Address: 9200 University Blvd, Charleston, SC 29423

Register quickly, only a few seats are left.

Billie Attaway has lived in Charleston for 38 years and built and sold two multi-million dollar businesses. He is also one of only 165 certified Gazelles International Coaches. Watch a quick interview of Billie with my friend Boyd Stough.

6 Habits to Help You Succeed

Success is a mindset, so double down on these habits

  • Stay Teachable - It is important as you grow your business journey that you remain teachable. Why? It is an attitude of humility that recognizes there is always more to learn. If you are looking for a mentor (which you should be unless you have one), this is key. Mentors want to know they are adding value, so to keep one ensure you are listening, trying their advice and asking questions.

  • Stay Adaptable - Is this similar to staying teachable? Yes. It is that important. Being adaptable is about having awareness. You need the ability to recognize when things aren't working and why they aren't working. Don't continue a routine that isn't working for the sake of following the "playbook". Situations change. Customers change. Technologies change. Be willing to get rid of processes and products that aren't producing the right results.

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I Dare You to Trust Me

Believing the experts blindly comes at great cost. Sure many experts are on point and full of great insights. However, each of us has blind spots or occasionally miss the mark. So what, right?

Consider that becoming an expert involves more than just following sage advice from those that have gone before us. We become experts by exploring our hunches and making bold predictions in the face of the impossible. Yes, this leads us to faltering from time to time, but trying to avoid forging your own path will come at a much greater cost.

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