Last week was a busy week in L.A. with lots of learning and brainstorming taking place. Elizabeth flew out to the west coast mid-week and spent time with other top administrators developing new training techniques and standards to implement in the office. It was a great opportunity to network with top executives in the business and with other administrators in the field. We are excited for the improvements we can make in our office based on the information discussed at this meeting!
Monthly Archives: June 2012
In order to succeed, almost everyone—whether business owner or employee—must be memorable. Out of sight is out of mind, and out of mind is out of business. But if your only goal is to be known for professional reasons, you’re missing out. People who are memorable for the right reasons also live a richer, fuller, and more satisfying life. Win-win!
Here’s how to be more memorable—and have a lot more fun.
1. Don’t See. Do. Spend your life doing instead of watching. Cool things will happen. Cool things are a lot more interesting and a lot more memorable.
2. Do Something Unusual. Draw a circle and put all your “stuff” in it. Your circle will look a lot like everyone else’s: Everyone works, everyone has a family, everyone has homes and cars and clothes….
We like to think we’re unique, but roughly speaking we’re all the same, and similar isn’t memorable.
3. Embark on a worthless mission. Do something, just once, that adults no longer do. Drive eight hours to see a band. Buy your seafood at the dock. Or do something no one else thinks of doing. Ride along with a policeman on a Friday night (it’s the king of all eye-opening experiences.)
Pick something it doesn’t make sense to do a certain way and do it that way. You’ll remember it forever—and so will other people.
4. Embrace a cause. People care about—and remember—people who care. When you stand for something you stand apart.
5. Let other people spread the word. People who brag are not remembered for what they’ve done; they’re remembered for the fact they brag. Do good things and other people will find out. The less you say, the more people remember.
6. Get over yourself. Stop trying to seem perfect. Accept your faults. Make mistakes. Hang yourself out there. Try and fail. Then be gracious when you fail.
Detroit Business Consulting owner Michael Rosenberg is currently in Los Angeles for business and pleasure. The trip is twofold; he was at the Stanley Cup Playoffs last night and will be at the game tonight, and he is spending time learning and networking with other successful entrepreneurs. Since Mike played hockey at Georgia, it has been a long-time goal of his to see the Stanley Cup Playoffs live. Mike invited two other colleagues on the trip as a reward for them for their hard work. While in L.A., the guys will be enjoying some intense hockey, but also visiting other sales and marketing firms that have been dominant in the industry. The trip encompasses a healthy mixture of fun and learning!