"Used to Be Shy-er..."


While listening to some "ol' skool" hip hop this past week, this line by Eve jumped out at me because I used to be shy. As a matter of fact, I still consider myself shy. I'm not the guy who has to be at the center of attention. Nor do I go up to everybody at the party to find out who they are. But it's not the first half of the line that intrigued me; it was the second half. Eve says "now Imma Ruff Ryder" and I consider myself a Ruff Ryder when it comes to business. 

Closed mouths don't get fed!

My family doesn't eat if I stand up against the wall and observe. If you catch me at a networking event or some other place where I can meet people that could be mutually beneficial in business, "Imma Ruff Ryder"! There is no holds barred when it comes to business! I'll go up and introduce myself, genuinely get to know you and exchange contact information. I never know who I may meet nor when the opportunity may present itself for us to help each other. So don't be shy!

4 Tips For Naming Your Company

One of the first steps you need to take after deciding what business you want to be in is to choose the right name. In this video I give you 4 simple tips to naming your business.

Tip #1 - Be Original
Tip #2 - What is Your Company About
Tip #3 - Don't Limit Your Growth
Tip #4 - Add a Slogan

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A Great "How-To": Are You Ready For The Yes?

This is the first book I have read in a long time where I actually studied as if I was preparing for a college exam! Usually I'll read through a book and highlight some key points to refer back to later for myself and/or for my clients. Are You Ready For The Yes? was totally different. It started with me reading 1/2 the book during a recent flight and realizing that I was highlighting entire pages at a time instead of my usual line or two here and there. I couldn't wait to get home and tackle a few more chapters that night. That is until I realized while unpacking that I had left the book in the airport! I immediately put in a lost-and-found claim and went right back to Amazon to order another copy just in case it was never found. The content was too good to "wait-and-see" if it would turn up at the airport. I finished the book in record time - for me - and then immediately proceeded to implement the strategies that are outlined by Audria Richmond.

Are You Ready For The Yes? shows you how to prep your personal brand for lucrative opportunities, as it says right on the cover. The step-by-step nature of her recommendations make it easy for anyone to start from scratch or take the next step in the quest for personal branding. It is obvious that Mrs. Richmond is speaking from experience and transfers that experience to the reader in a manner that makes her words create action. The steps that she outlines in the opening chapters of the book align with the steps I took to launch my personal brand. (Click here to check out my blog post "Tighten Up".) I'm looking forward to studying this book with the fever of a Doctoral candidate as I prepare to catapult my own personal brand to the next level! I highly recommend picking up your copy of this book by Audria Richmond today!