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Lesson 7: Ask for What You Want

We are making our way and are more than halfway there. If you haven’t read 1 through 6, definitely go back and give them a quick read. These are lessons learned through a lot of mistakes and stumbles and hopefully will help you not make the same ones. Let’s get into it. Lucky number 7. Do you look around some days and think, wow, this person or that person is so lucky? Do you really think that it is luck? Do you get mad when …

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Lesson 6: Let them know you did them a favor

Now listen, this one isn’t about standing on the sidelines with your hand in the air waving “look at me, look at me”. It’s actually bigger than that. Part of what you are responsible for is building the expectations of your work. How long will it take? What did it take to accomplish it? What mountains did you move? Far too many times we do things, jump through hoops, and push the timelines internally on projects and we don’t communicate what it took to achieve …

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Lesson 5: Rockstar VIP Treatment

Okay, now that we have figured out how to not dig a bigger hole when issues arise, (lesson 4, if you missed it, here it is https://hustlemomhustle.com/lesson-4-dont-dig-holes, let’s talk about the number one way to never be in one in the first place! You hold a tremendous power to manage what your co-workers and clients think of you. Have you ever thought about your response time as a mechanism for satisfaction? Or how that may impact their general feeling about how you do your job. …

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Lesson 4: Don’t Dig Holes

Don’t dig holes, now, what on earth does that mean? This one goes hand in hand with number 3! If you didn’t read number 3, you can read it here, https://hustlemomhustle.com/lesson-3-avoid-the-hypotheticals/. Avoiding hypotheticals and dealing with actuals was the key message in number 3 and I can tell you that this one is the second half. We are the WARRIOR LEADERS so we jump in headfirst! We fight for our teams and get shit done! On the opposite side of this are the “avoidance leaders”. …

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Lesson 3: Avoid the Hypotheticals

Ohhhh, Cha Cha Cha! This one is a real doozy! I will warn you, this one will have you looking in the mirror ALL DAY LONG. This used to be a real pitfall for me! I am a planner. I am a fixer. And what is a planner and a fixer without a million hypothetical situations? Dun, dun, dun. See what I just did there? Oh, yeah. Coco had some issues with this one. COMING AT YOU FROM SOME REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES! You’ve heard the …

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Lesson 2: Just Don’t Use Just

So much of our communication these days is written. When you are talking to another person you are able to use voice inflection, tone and body language to affect the meaning of the words you are using. Dialogue and discussion are led by all of these things working together to express a point, discuss a topic or argue a stance. But so much of this has been lost as we have moved to a primary language of written communication. We have evolved from a culture …

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Lesson 1: Kill Them With Kindness

Kill them with kindness! It is truly that simple. You will always win when you employ this strategy! This one has a few applications. It is a great rule of thumb as you walk through your daily life. At the grocery store, the dry cleaner, your daily errands etc. It’s more important than ever in the face of this pandemic. And I can say I am seeing it deployed regularly. It also works in hostile situations, situations where you’ve been wronged, situations where a mistake …

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Social Distancing – Week 2 Wrap Up

I, like most of you, wrapped up a second full week of social distancing on Friday and based on the press conference today, it sounds like we’re likely going to be buckling in for a few more weeks.  I’m grateful as I reflect on the last two weeks things have been overwhelmingly positive despite the circumstances that have us practicing distancing in the first place. I’m thankful to have been able to continue working and for a company that is set-up to so easily do …

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Detox: mind, body and spirit

Detox: a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification. Oh January, January, January … my month to pause, reset and free my mind. There was nothing specific that was unhealthy and it wasn’t that I was unhappy. I was just wound up so tight that I wasn’t able to think clearly anymore. I didn’t even realize it but there were little clues. I was too quick to judge, snappy and my mood …

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Pause.

Where do I begin, simply with this blog and more complicated with my career.  Pause.   Let me catch you up.  My position at Dealer Inspire was eliminated.  This did not catch me off guard but nonetheless a slight punch to my ego. Long story short, Dealer Inspire was an extremely successful start-up thanks to a one of a kind dynamic leader and a diverse bunch of super intelligent hard working individuals that positioned us to be acquired by Cars.com.  Fast forward eighteen months, both Human …