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So you want to run your own business? Great! Don’t let fear keep you from getting started. In fact, you should get comfortable being UN-comfortable! In this episode, learn the five critical behaviors used by successful business leaders to stand out in the marketplace.
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Today’s Voice of Black Business: Five Critical Behaviors of Successful Business Leaders w/ Chevan Baker
Chevan’s #1 Piece of Advice: Don’t second guess yourself! You can accomplish anything!
- [03:10] Interview begins
- [04:00] The Tech Blog & The Senior Project
- [13:30] The Value of Evergreen Content
- [21:50] Back from Break
Five Critical Behaviors of Successful Business Leaders
- [22:10] Build genuine relationships and strong networks
- Always carry business cards and give them out generously
- Work on your elevator pitch…always be ready to talk about your business
- Shoot your shot!
- Always be open and receptive to the moment – go where the people are
- Be genuinely curious
- Don’t be afraid of the challenge
- Be a real leader – to control your path you must make the key decisions
- [31:40] Control the path you walk. Take ownership of your destiny
- Look at yourself as a CEO
- Present yourself on purpose…all the time. Even down to the way you answer your phone
- The only failed opportunity is a missed opportunity. Be prepared for the moment and step into it
- [35:40] Take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you
- [47:10] The Cold Shower Theory
- [40:50] Get Comfortable Being UN-Comfortable
- We are biased toward our own ideas
- People will also tell you what you want to hear…don’t believe them
- Pay attention to the data
- Pay attention to what customers actually DO when they visit your site or walk through your door
- Use https://trends.google.com to see what people are searching for…
- [55:10] Google Trends Search Term Analysis Use Case Example
- [48:30] Watch and Listen to Your Audience – Really Listen to Learn What They Want
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