Posts by Joel

A Day in Your Shoes: When Growth Goes Bad.

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in A Day in Your Shoes, Blog | 0 comments

A Day in Your Shoes: When Growth Goes Bad.

Hey everyone. Welcome back to another “Day in Your Shoes.” This past month has been a for Greener Grass Marketing. Business is booming. In response to this amazing week, I am going to talk about when a business goes through a growth spurt. Most small businesses are so used to working in an environment where they are struggling to survive that very few are ready for the big boost when something goes right and business starts pouring in. Though a mass influx of business would logically seem to be a blessing, it can quickly become the exact opposite. Usually, just a few minutes of planning...

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A Day in Your Shoes: It’s About Personality – 2

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in A Day in Your Shoes, Blog | 0 comments

A Day in Your Shoes: It’s About Personality – 2

Hey everyone, So last week, I gave you a way to quickly classify people into the four DISC personality types. In this article, I’m going to give you a stronger understanding of each of those personality types. Lets get started! The D Personality As you may recall, the D is a Type A/Extravert. People that are high D’s can be the bull in the china shop. They tend to be very dominate and seem insensitive to the people around them. This is a blessing and a curse. On the positive side, this gives the D the ability to focus in on goals and not worry about what others think. They just get out...

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A Day in your Shoes: It’s About Personality.

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in A Day in Your Shoes, Blog | 0 comments

A Day in your Shoes: It’s About Personality.

I’m going to stray from my normal format and break down something I use everyday in both my personal and professional life. It determines who I hire and for what role. How I sell to different people. How I support and motivate my team. It’s personality profiles. I’m sure you have all seen them before, but I’m going to teach you one that is super easy to learn, use, and to integrate in your daily life: the DISC personality profile. There are all kinds of tests you can take online to get your score. I have found, in most cases, it’s not always convenient to get someone to take the...

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A Day in Your Shoes: To be Liked or not to be Liked.

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in A Day in Your Shoes, Blog | 0 comments

A Day in Your Shoes: To be Liked or not to be Liked.

I hired my first employee when I was twenty-four; that employee was fifty-three. Quite an age discrepancy. In many ways, it was awkward for both parties. However, this was no where near as awkward as my desire to be well liked and how that conflicted with me doing what was best for my business. At first, the two never seemed that far apart. It started when my employee didn’t want to use the script I had written. He was a good sales person, I told myself. He would do fine. But I had my doubts. I knew my script worked, but he was so persistent. Instead of holding to my guns, I ended up giving...

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A Day in Your Shoes: Holidays and Birthdays

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in A Day in Your Shoes, Blog | 0 comments

A Day in Your Shoes: Holidays and Birthdays

It’s my birthday today, and I was going to write a big dramatic piece about taking time to celebrate because business owners tend to work really hard and forget to take time out to enjoy the little things. But, in good conscience, I couldn’t write that. Today, I’m going to work right through my birthday, and that is exactly what I want to be doing. I love what I do. I’m building something seriously important. The stress can be overwhelming, but what an exciting way to live. An Idea you might find interesting I once heard a group of highly successful business men was asked if they...

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