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  • Writer's pictureRobert Eckelman

Business lessons I learned from my dog

What my dog taught me about business

Be happy- Every morning it is like the first time she has ever seen me. Greet people with a smile, it will make you and them feel good.

Be appreciative- If I give her a tiny piece of chicken I have changed her world. I have always been appreciative of my clients, as a business owner, I am more appreciative than ever I think my clients sense that difference.

Be Curious- This week it is bees, she will look at them for hours. I now invest the first hour of every day on being curious it's amazing how much I'm learning.

Be loyal-My dogs like Velcro she does not leave my side. I have always been loyal, but when I worked for a large Corporation my loyalty was split between my company & clients. That was always a bit uncomfortable, I felt the clients were sometimes guarded and I was always seen as an outside salesperson. Now that 100% of my loyalty is dedicated to my clients, I definitely feel like an extension of their team.

Listen & develop your senses- my dog can hear the difference between the UPS truck & the US Mail. She can sense that a storm 15 minutes before the 1st raindrop. Imagine if you developed your listening & senses to the point where you really understood what your clients want & need.

Enjoy what you do- My dog will play frisbee until she falls over. It is work for her but it is fun. Enjoy what you do you will do it better and longer

Learn new tricks- this may go back to be curious, I really believe if you are not learning new ways to get better you are getting worse. I just introduced Dynamic CTV | OTT Ads for local advertisers. My Auto dealers can now run a commercial that update every 24 hours based on their inventory. It is fantastic. Local CTV | OTT advertising always getting better. Want to learn more. Call me 727 580 4857


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