Impactors — One Sentence Rules for Business Success #3

What are one sentence rules that have helped you attain success in business?

Here are the top picks from our diverse group of respondents…

Whether at a board meeting or at lunch, remain a professional.
Don’t forget to follow-up and follow through.
Dress for the part and know your audience.
Your heart and head may manipulate you, so don’t be afraid to go with your gut.
No profitable business venture is ever risk-free.
Seek out a mentor for yourself, become a mentor for others.
You’re always negotiating.
If you aren’t willing to be a fool, you’ll never become a master.
Speak less, do more, and let your actions speak louder than your words.

Nate Masterson, Marketing Manager for Maple Holistics

Always keep an eye on your competitors.

Damien Buxton, Director of Midas Creative

Ask what you can do for someone else, not what someone else can do for you, especially when it comes to networking.
Listen before speaking when talking to your clients.
Volunteer, take classes, learn more skills, and be a constant student of life.

Beth Lawrence, President & CEO of Beth Lawrence LLC

Don’t be afraid to make a mistake.
Relationships are essential for business success.
Solve your client’s problem in the best way.

Marina Philipenko, Marketing Manager at actiTIME

Always focus on giving value even before the sale is made.
To be successful, learn from people who have already achieved the success you want.
Focus on what you want to achieve and don’t stop until you achieve it.
You already know what you need to do to succeed, so all you have to do is just execute it.

Davis Lin, Founder of Client Acquisition Lab

Find out what makes you different than your competitors, then promote the heck out of it.

Ken Ungar, President of CHARGE

The biggest risk is waiting to take one.
If you want to grow as a leader, then you must have an open and inclusive mind.
Hire people for their skills and expertise, learn to trust them, verify processes, and create an environment to excel.
There are times that a standstill is unavoidable, use that time to address other issues in the company.

John Mansour PharmD, RPh, CEO, & Co-Founder of B4

Be on time, focus on your job, and remember to stay positive.

Kevin Patrick, Owner & Founder of Kevin Patrick Law LLC

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