If you know a bit about my history, I have a bit of an awesomely crazy past and have lived many lives.
When I came of age, I found myself in the Australian Military and it wasn’t long before I had the opportunity of working ‘for the Feds’.
It was great actually, I was a 20 year old helping clean up the streets of Melbourne and I was living this whole Pierce Brosnan fantasy at the time (he was James Bond then).
In my young influential years, I developed the survival and street skills of a Field Agent and loved it. Right from pistols, to speechcraft to following people I practised a bit.
One of my favourite skills is eavesdropping. I was sitting next to a business group at the Novotel and they were speaking so loud, it was hard not to eavesdrop. They had a great chat dealing with core issues which I loved.
In hiding their identity of course, here are some of the key lessons I learned from them – awesome and have to share them with you:
– If you don’t know how, put up your hand and ask!
– If you have a bad sales month don’t panic, put in strategies to turn them around.
– Know what is happening in your business. Everything!
I quite loved it actually and it’s got me reflecting on what I do in my business. In all honesty, I have sucked a bit about saying ‘I don’t know’ which is probably a Middle Eastern Persian Pride thing which I admit and I want to knock.
Also too, I can relate to the poor sales month. I had a weak January this year (which really annoyed me), but I worked my butt off and February 2016 onwards rocked.
The final one, we must know what is happening beneath us. At times I have let unpaid invoices from clients gather dust and go into months, creating issues for everyone when I chase them late.
Basically it was a productive coffee.
My advice friends? Always keep an ear out, especially if you see high powered people working away. I have learned lots from ‘accidental eavesdropping and love it’.
Also too, if you are in a public space keep your voice down. Especially if you see a very handsome Persian Guy on his Surface 3 Pro working away on a table next to you.
Thank you awesome loud people for the tips!