Is Your Glass Half Empty? Confidently run your business with what you have
Can you imagine walking into a clothing store and the employee says “thank goodness you’ve stopped in…we are down to our last dollar and your sale will help us pay the bills this month.” Doesn’t that sound outrageous? And a little desperate?
While that example is an extreme one it is the way I see many businesses operate; with lack of confidence, defeated, and grasping for straws. No one wants to hear how bad you are doing, how you are barely making it, why your business isn’t succeeding, or the threat of never starting because of a lack of resources. Our culture seems to applaud the internal beating up of ourselves and encourages us to take that approach with others also. This very through heightens our fear of reaching for success.
One of the hardest parts of being in business is actually running (or working on) the business and one of the second hardest lessons is learning how to create systems that make running your business more effective. I have compiled a list of 20 of my favorite apps, gadgets and tools that make my life, and more importantly my business, run smoother. While this isn’t an overwhelming list I think you will find a few tools to add to your toolkit. Most of these items are free or minimal in cost outside of the large techie items.
So I wrote a piece about what you should know if you Want a Career in Public Relations! Apparently, it is was extremely helpful because I receive quite a bit of emails and calls from PR newbies! Well if that was helpful then I want to add just a touch more for aspiring flacks so you have a true understanding of the behind the scenes rules of PR.
Of my years running The MEPR Agency I have had the privilege of working with some really amazing young, rising stars. But I believe even as dynamic as anyone is there is always room for improvement. This is a compilation of some of the areas you only learn…the hard way!