Why Leading With a Servant’s Heart Should Matter to You

servant's heart

My perspective on leadership is somewhat different from most. Anyone can yell orders or coerce others into doing what they want through a variety of strategies. But there is one way that will lead you straight into people’s hearts forever, and it’s not for the weak of stomach. It’s leading with a servant’s heart. That means putting yourself out there and taking care of those you are leading. There are so many examples of it in literature, from the story of Jesus washing feet, to Mother Theresa, to the Dalai Lama. Showing up and doing the hard stuff. Digging the

33 Simple, Low Budget Ways to Score More Customers for Your Business

33 Simple, Low Budget Ways to Score More Customers for Your Business

Getting clients and customers in business is the holy grail of growing your income. And I hear the cry daily of “I need more customers” from people, and they always want more ideas for how to get more customers in their businesses.   With that idea in mind, I decided to create a list with a ton of different ways to get customers or clients in business. Now, I’m not encouraging you to use every single one of these. The trick is to find the few that really work for you.  1. Direct Mailing. I’ve heard some say that they

Announcing the First Annual Leadership Girl Live Summit

Leadership Girl Live Summit 2017

The First Annual Leadership Girl Live Summit, taking place at the beautiful Doyle’s Vineyard in Durham, NC, begins on Friday, September 22nd and concludes on Sunday, September 23rd, 2017 — connecting women entrepreneurs together to foster deeper relationships to drive community and collaboration. “I’m not only thrilled to be sharing my years or experience with attendees but also honored to get to hang and network with some amazing women {and a few gents} at the LeadershipGirl Summit. Connection is a confidence builder and accelerator or results. Put that on top of wicked good content = RESULTS” The Leadership Live Summit

Harnessing the ‘Power of We’: Build Relationships to Build Your Business

The Power of We

The ‘Power of We’. It’s at the root of everything good in our world. And relationships are the cornerstone of any business. When we work together, we can conquer just about anything. As Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” I am committed to changing the world one business at a time. That’s precisely why I started Leadership Girl in the first place. Providing resources, education, and sometimes just BEING there. I’ve been fortunate enough to have grown my Facebook Group, ‘Women’s

What’s the Secret to Getting People to Buy What You’re Selling?

Getting people to buy what you're selling

On the subject of selling, one of my favorite sales gurus, Kendrick Shope, says “All things being equal, friends buy from friends. All things being unequal, friends still buy from friends”.  There is one little secret to getting people to buy what you’re selling.   Truth: People buy with their emotions.   Think about it this way. Why the heck would people line up for days to buy the next version of the iPhone if they weren’t buying with their emotions? They feel a deep desire for this THING. Because it’s sexy. It’s cool. It’s awesome. They have DESIRE.   When

What You Need to Know to Master the Art of Business Networking

business networking

The first business networking meetings that I attended were something of a disaster for me. I’m naturally an introvert and am somewhat claustrophobic. Add in the ‘fun’ of being overweight, and it can make moving about in a crowd something… weird. To say that I was a hot mess navigating every networking meeting would probably be something of an understatement.   I realized that as part of doing business, I needed to master this skill. And being the logical person I am (some of you are probably laughing at that statement, admit it), I decided to put together a protocol

Can You Imagine a Place Where Women Exchange Ideas and Collaborate?

collaborate

I imagine a world where women come together to grow their businesses. A world in which we learn and exchange knowledge for the greater good — where we collaborate and build the best versions of ourselves and our businesses. I’ve been dreaming about bringing people together for a long time because I’ve learned that when we come together and collaborate, we are stronger and more productive. When we expand the pie, we all have more. In part, these are the reasons I founded Leadership Girl. I saw a very real need for support, resources, collaboration, education, and funding for small

7 Tips for Maintaining a Professional Attitude at Work

Here are 7 great tips for maintaining a professional attitude at work

In this post, we’re going to discuss 7 tips for maintaining a professional attitude at work.  Sometimes, maintaining that attitude at work is very difficult indeed.  While it may be temporarily satisfying to tell someone what you really think in the heat of the moment, it is not necessarily in your best interest to do so. I’ve probably made every single one of these mistakes in my younger years and some of them are pretty cringe-worthy.  I hope that they will save you some of the pain and embarrassment that I went through. 7 Tips for Maintaining a Professional Attitude

Being Seen on Social Media

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   A lot of people want their businesses seen on social media, but get frustrated with the process. How often and what should you post? Where should you post it?  Guides are confusing. They tell you to figure out what your clients want and post that. But how are you supposed to know if you’re posting the right things and if you’re posting too much or not enough? It’s enough to make anyone’s head explode. What really works?   Facebook The reality is you need to find some Facebook groups where your ideal clients live and

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