Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interviews Jason Treu (@jasontreu), a culture change and engagement expert for executives, managers, employees, and business owners and the best-selling author of Social Wealth: How To Build Extraordinary Relationships, which has sold more than 60,000 copies.
Very good article in HBR by a fantastic expert, Dorie Clark, on how to reach out to someone you admire. You could do this for a variety of reasons – mentors, jobs, funding, etc.
Here’s an excerpt:
Make it clear that you have no expectations. High-profile people get bombarded with requests. For example, Tim Ferriss’s email newsletters contain a caveat that he can’t respond personally to messages because he receives 1,000+ per day. Even if your “pitch” is well crafted, your idols might be in a busy period and simply don’t have time to connect. You get extra points, then, for empathizing with this situation and addressing it up front.
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained,” my New Orleans friend wrote me, “and absolutely no expectations because I don’t roll like that. But I was compelled to reach out to you.” Too many strangers reach out with extraordinary levels of entitlement, asking for free coaching, or a significant introduction, or a review and critique of their work. When you, in contrast, show an awareness of your hero’s circumstances, explaining that you don’t want to take up too much time in their schedule, you set yourself apart in a positive way.
Salespeople Are The Unsung Heroes of the Economy. They are the grease that keeps the wheels spinning. Human resources professionals are the heart and soul of an organization (i.e. the people!!).
I mean, who else could sell ice to the Eskimos? Get a bunch of people from different backgrounds and worlds to effectively come together and work as a team?
But with the pressures they face and the breakneck schedules they work with day-in-day-out, how do they take the time to slow down and find meaning in their endeavors?
Jason Treu tells his own story in this video.
Jason Treu’s biography:
Jason Treu (Troy) is a coach who works with executives, entrepreneurs and rising stars to maximize their leadership potential and performance. He also helps them build and execute their career blueprint. He’s the best-selling author of Social Wealth, a how-to-guide on building extraordinary business relationships, which has sold more than 60,000 copies. He hosts the podcast show, Executive Breakthroughs, bringing game-changing CEOs, entrepreneurs, and experts that share their breakthroughs and breakdowns. Jason talks about being self-aware and how important this is to be successful. He talks and provides examples of people who ruined it for themselves by not being able to adjust and work on themselves. Jason gives advice on how to overcome your flaws and be better at life. This is a great Podcast to get some life coaching in and get an insight into Jason and Stefan’s look on life.
0:00 – Ex: “A really good quote” or A very interesting topic
1:25 – “how did you get started in what you do?”
2:25 – Jason created a company to help people socialize
4:00 – “how does a guy have a good social life these days?”
6:45 – self-awareness is the most underrated quality
9:00 – no one is being accountable these days for personal actions
10:00 – as a kid you learn to deal with things a certain way which become worse as you get older but subconsciously you do it
17:50 – Stefan talks about his date where she accused him of not being from the high school he said
19:45 – “imposter syndrome” Jason explains what this is
22:15 – Stefan talks about how people, as you get more successful cant, relate to each other
23:40 – “when do you think a person goes from illegitimate to legitimate
26:05 – people don’t like to sell cause they have to face rejection
27:30 – Stefan asks Jason about his book
Get Connected with Jason:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/jasontreu
Website – https://jasontreu.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jasontreu/
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/c/jasontreu
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasontreu
Teamwork is the number one soft skill. It’s the least understood and least prioritized. It’s the number one place for productivity gains for any organization. Here’s research to prove this out.
A high-performing team of five employees wastes 200-275 hours per month on misunderstandings, miscommunication, poor teamwork, and unresolved conflicts.
That more than 2400+ hours per year.
That’s 50,000 hours for an organization of 100 or more people per year.
Those are conservative numbers based research studies and on my own research study of more than 1000 employees over the past three years in a variety of industries and geographies.