Guest Blog: LABEL ME NOT! (Part 1) By Romeo Effs

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Many of us have been given a label in life! This week serial entrepreneur, business coach and mentor Romeo Effs is sharing with us what to do about it….

     LABEL ME NOT! (Part 1) By Romeo Effs

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Throughout life we will meet people who keep telling us what we can or cannot become. Sometimes this is good, but more often than not, we are negatively labeled. Yet, it is only when we affirm these negative labels that they seep into our subconscious and paralyse our progress. We cannot stop these daggers from being fired, but we can choose to armor ourselves with positive thoughts, images and self-confidence.

 

The only power that negative labels have over you is the power you give them. Stop talking to people about them. Stop repeating them. Only then you will remove them. Words are like seeds; if you dwell on them long enough, they take root and become what was said, good or bad.

 

The only purpose that negative labels have in our lives is to serve as positive motivators. Use those negative labels to seek what I call “positive revenge” to prove naysayers wrong. Let them realise that no matter what negative labels they paste on you it will not be hindered from realizing your greatness and #creatingamazing.

 

Les Brown, one of the world’s greatest motivational speakers and someone whom I listen to everyday, tells how at a young age his teachers declared that he was educationally retarded. He was called the dumb twin at school. For 30 years, he wore that label, but look at him today: the world’s best at what he does.

 

Oprah Winfrey was told that she could not become a television presenter yet became the one of history’s most successful and wealthiest media moguls.

 

Winston Churchill failed the 6th grade and was told he was not smart enough. He went on to become one of the greatest leader that the world has ever seen.

 

What is the common denominator between these people? They chose to remove all the negative labels that others sought to affix to them. Don’t allow anyone to stereotype you or put you in a box.

 

There are people out there that will label you not good enough, too weak, too dumb, inferior, poor, too slow, an angry black man (or woman), too cocky, over confident, too bright, a Mr. know-it-all, fat, or too posh. Don’t take on these negative labels and let them weigh you down and prevent you from realising your greatness.

 

As an entrepreneur, mentor and coach I come across numerous people who get stifled by the stereotype and negative labelling that some people in society insist that they wear. They let this affect how they behave and progress, sapping their self-esteem and confidence. Never let this happen to you. Make sure you are wearing the right label at all times. You need to think and believe in yourself as strong, talented, valuable, and more than a conqueror. Don’t miss out on all the great and wonderful success that the universe has to offer, and what you are destined to be and achieve.

 

Romeo Effs is a serial entrepreneur, writer, coach, international speaker, and co-Founder & CEO of the Aspyre Group

 

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5 reasons YOU need to manage your client’s expectations of you!

@Angiestrategy 5 reasons YOU need to manage your client’s expectations of you!

As a business owner you will know that customer service and client expectation go hand in hand! How many times have you been “caught out” with a client who was far more demanding than you had anticipated? And how did you feel? Unhappy? Stressed? Angry? Can I encourage you today and say been there and done that!!!!

Here are 5 reasons YOU need to manage your client’s expectations and safeguard yourself from unnecessary stress:

  1. You can set and control realistic deadlines– before committing to taking a project make sure you have your diary on hand to enable to see what pre-booked activities you may have forgotten. Give yourself plenty of time to complete the tasks needed.
  2. You can be honest about your skills and what you can deliver– there is no point promising a skyscraper when all you can really build is a two-storey house. It will come back to haunt you later!
  3. You can set clear boundaries regarding additional services- what freebies or complimentary services you add in are your choice however please advise that client this is the case! If you always charge for additional services let them know what could happen if they need more than initially agreed.
  4. You want to get some referrals from them- Doing a good job for someone is a great way to get referrals so don’t be afraid to ask when the job is done!
  5. You will avoid feeling stressed or anxious impacts your delivery- The physical and mental effects of feeling worried (for whatever reason) are well documented. Avoid unnecessary difficulties and hurdles, if you can. Being clear in your initial communications will help this tremendously!

 

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Finally, the journey of business development is made of up challenges as well as success so do not beat yourself up about it, just make a decision to change some of your approaches and strategies. Why? Because…

 

“Life’s too short!”

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Are you a Specialist or a Generalist in your business?

@AngiestrategyAre you a Specialist or a Generalist in your business?

As an entrepreneur, it can be a confusing world when you start consider how you are going to manage as well as market  your talents to grow your  business. When it comes to having multiple skills, this can bring it’s own challenges ( I know this by experience!) and whichever category we find ourselves in, we could all do with a little clarity from time to time, don’t you think?

 

So this week’s big question is: Are you a Specialist or a Generalist in your business?

 


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What is the definition of a specialist? “a person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity; a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field”

As with all things in business there are advantages and disadvantages of both. Let’s cover a few points for the specialist:

Advantages:

  • You an expert in your chosen field of speciality, what you don’t know not worth knowing!
  • Once you find your market, your sales may be easier
  • Using the title “specialist” means you can charge more!

Disadvantages:

  • May be difficult to generate regular income due to niche skills
  • You may have to turn down jobs or pass work on because you have only one
  • Expansion of your business may be difficult

 

What is the definition of a generalist? “a person competent in several different fields or activities”

Here comes the pros and cons of the  generalist:

Advantages:

  • You can promote your business to a wider audience.
  • You can go back to previous clients and offer additional services.
  • You can approach clients with alternative solutions which you could (also) deliver!

Disadvantages:

  • You are likely to have to turn down jobs or referred specialised work
  • You have more to manage in terms of project management
  • You may have charge lower rates than a specialist

 

I hope this has helped you on your way to identifying where and how you fit in the business world. There are no wrongs or rights in business however it does help if you know which category you fall into. Why? Because….

“Life’s Too Short!”

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