| Dennis Yu Dec 4, 2020 | Growth Mindset, Hustle
I’ve been analyzing the most successful people and how they win when most people fail.
You’d think the differentiating factor would be intelligence, luck, money, or connections.
The #1 factor is perseverance.
Great things take years to build— and that means being able to keep going through the inevitable ups and downs.
Having a great team will help you weather the storms.
Having money will give you more cushion when things are tight.
But perseverance is the main ingredient among the folks I know— to not let discouragement cause you to give up.
Because if you don’t quit, you win.
Send a clear message to yourself that you’re committed to achieving your goals.
Even if your history has been to give up early and to not have success.
You got this!
| Dennis Yu Jul 21, 2020 | advice, Growth Mindset
A friend of mine who just started his agency asked me if he should be giving his time away for free for a Power Hour audit.
And I told him HECK NO.
Because he’s got dozens of other clients that would love to hire him and buy his implementation packages.
Because this prospect insisted on free, instead of paying the $500 for him time and team, and that maybe he could use him as a reference client later.
Value your time.
Sure, talk to them for 15 minutes for free if you need the business, aren’t already well-known, don’t have a process yet, or know this lead is very likely to be a good client.
But if they act like a nightmare client now, imagine what happens when they have paid you even a dollar and feel like they own you?
Most people would say that you should try to talk to every lead– because who knows?
I say, respect yourself like an emergency room physician who is focused on seeing patients who have urgent needs– not those who want to generally talk about medicine in general or have you explain to them each of the possible surgeries you could do.
Do you agree with my advice?
| Dennis Yu Jul 21, 2020 | advice, Growth Mindset, Time Management
I’ve seen so many young adults, so bright and well-meaning, crash and burn their careers.
One simple reason and one simple fix….
The fix—put in a solid day of work, then play.
bitcoin slots, for instance, is the perfect alternative to manage and overcome stress after a long day.
When you face got to-do list head on, instead of procrastinating, you’ll be surprised how fast you get work done.
But if you live in excuse land— waste time complaining, blaming, and otherwise not working— your clients, teammates, and boss will notice you create problems instead of solve them.
Wouldn’t you rather be celebrating success instead of trying to put up flimsy defenses.
I’m proud of the folks on our team who are clearly kicking butt. Such a good feeling to be there!
Help others who are struggling to see this— they simply working before playing will solve their issue.
| Dennis Yu Jul 21, 2020 | advice, Business, Growth Mindset
I feel awful that people couldn’t register for our webinar on growing your business.
We maxed out our account limit of 400 people.
The Better Business Bureau and us are teaching local businesses how to overcome the economic crisis by getting digital going.
So I thought I’d share the meeting recording with you guys here.
I want to see you grow your business— to get more clients calling, more customers walking into your store, and more inquiries via social media.
We’ve giving away our internal, step-by-step training, so you can implement digital for your local business.
It’s the same training that young and not-so-young adults go through to get certified as Certified Digital Marketing Agencies.
So you could also hire these folks, too, if you do need to rank on Google search, but don’t have time or inclination to study how to do it.
Or maybe now is a good time to get your website fixed, tune up your social analytics, get some digital plumbing (tracking) in place, or whatever.
I hope you enjoy this session– and if you do, let me know what you think in the comments below, okay?
I feel awful that people couldn't register for our webinar yesterday.We maxed out our account limit of 400 people.The Better Business Bureau and us are teaching local businesses how to overcome the economic crisis by getting digital going.So I thought I'd share the meeting recording with you guys here.I want to see you grow your business— to get more clients calling, more customers walking into your store, and more inquiries via social media.We've giving away our internal, step-by-step training, so you can implement digital for your local business.It's the same training that young and not-so-young adults go through to get certified as Certified Digital Marketing Agencies.So you could also hire these folks, too, if you do need to rank on Google search, but don't have time or inclination to study how to do it.Or maybe now is a good time to get your website fixed, tune up your social analytics, get some digital plumbing (tracking) in place, or whatever.I hope you enjoy this session– and if you do, let me know what you think in the comments below, okay?Posted by
Dennis Yu on Saturday, June 20, 2020
| Dennis Yu Jun 16, 2020 | Growth Mindset, Virtual Assistant
When the virtual assistant platform is sending you notices that you’re getting a ton of candidates for your open positions.
We’re hiring like crazy not just in the Philippines (for video editing, operations, graphics design, etc), but also equipping the next generation of digital agency owners to serve local businesses.
I’ve lost $3 million dollars in this initiative over the last 12 years and I fully expect to lose more, since it’s worth it.
All our money gets reinvested back into our people and our programs– not my lifestyle or bank account.
Now is the perfect time to start a business and to hire people. And I couldn’t be happier with the awesome agencies that are not only creating jobs, but helping their local businesses generate leads.
| Dennis Yu Apr 24, 2020 | Growth Mindset, learning
If all you see from someone is pictures from the top of mountain, applaud them.
But if you hear lessons from their journey along the way, follow them.
Decide if you’re more interested in what success looks like or whether you are willing to put in the hard work, behind the scenes to get you there.
When you see someone struggling, encourage them, since the journey is 10 times harder and will take 10 times longer than they think.
They will need all the support they can get— and that includes me.
Dennis Yu on Saturday, October 26, 2019