April 29, 2019
Communication. It is the most important factor in any business. The problem is communication doesn’t happen like we think it does. It can make or break any company.
We talk to everyone! But why?
Because talking to people gets you to make MONEY!
I talk to people every single day, and I have done that for the past 25 years. Talking to people in their homes, with my employees, on the phone, EVERYWHERE!
But why are people struggling with this concept of communicating?
Why is there always an issue with communication? Why do people find it so difficult to communicate regularly with myself, with their peers, and even with their family?
I have tried to think of a quote to lead you all off with that will help solidify how significant communication really is; and I think I’ve got it. I liked it so much I put it on a t-shirt!!!
“Communication is the lubrication for financial affairs.”
Now, what do I mean by that? What does that even mean Andy?
It means this: if your communication skills are up to par and you are communicating regularly with your co-workers, family members, and myself, you will see your finances sky rocket!
Sounds easy enough right?
However, people always find a way to screw this up. To help you NOT do that, I found three critical communication errors that are killing your consistency of making money in this business.
- People think that they are not important enough to tell a leader what is going on, and they that their life is too insignificant to the leader.
This is one critical error that people need to stop making, and here is why.
If you are having a problem with recruiting, sales, or issue paid, then talking to a leader about that issue is the first step you need to make! They can get you the help that you are looking for. Also, they probably have gone through that same struggle, so their valuable information could spark some life and help you out.
If it isn’t about work and its personal problems in your life, talking to someone about those struggles will not only help you move on and focus on your career, but it will help take stress off you.
Have you ever had something just weighing down on you? Once you got it off your chest, did you feel free again? We are here to listen, regardless of the situation.
If you feel like it’s not important enough and you aren’t communicating about it, that’s a big time critical error. This not only defeats the purpose of us helping you, but also, now you don’t know how to fix this problem; making it harder on you to resolve it.
- People get offended because they think you’re too important and you don’t have time for their issues, problems, etc.
As you can probably tell, I’m a busy person regarding travel, running a business, etc. However, I have a cell phone you can call, text, email, etc.
I can listen to what you have been struggling with and try my best to help with that scenario. You can also contact a leader in your area and they will be happy to help you as well. Don’t assume that we don’t have enough time for you, that’ll only slow down your process of getting back on top!
Communication is the way to spread the information. If you need help with something or even need advice on something, contact someone you trust to help you! This information will help you find someone with the best fit to help solve your problem.
Another great tip about communication is transparency. If you don’t have transparency in regards of communication, then you will resolve absolutely nothing. You need to describe exactly what the problem is, don’t leave anything out.
I’ll do my best to tell you my advice, I am not going to sugar coat it for you. What is the point in that?
To help you out, I am going to give you exactly what I feel will help you, positive or constructive.
- Assuming they know the information from a text or an email that was sent, this is your only form of communication.
If you text or email somebody valuable information, make sure that you reach back out to them via phone call to make sure they understand exactly what you meant.
I see this struggle all the time, especially in this information age.
You assume that you told someone via text or email everything they need to know about a certain topic. Come to find out they had no idea what you meant and both yourself and the person you are communicating with look foolish.
Assume to me means this …
We can take the first three letters of assume and that’s what me and you both end up looking like when communication doesn’t happen correctly!
When you assume something, you are just hoping that they understand. If you were right and they did understand it is great. If they didn’t understand and you were wrong, you’re in trouble.
That’s why instead of assuming, you go right to the source and repeat what you told them previously and ask, “does that all make sense?”
These three errors are critical in explaining why communicating is difficult to people.
People NEED to communicate what is going on, all the time!
Think of it like this: Communication is like two gears. You have two gears grinding back and forth, not getting anything done and being a burden. Those are the people in a conversation. Communication is the lubrication to make the gears smooth and working together. Communication is the WD-40 to get the gears working together.
This is what I expect when I am talking to individuals or in a group setting.
If I communicate something to you, then I expect you to do it. It is your fault that you do not complete what I tell you to do. It’ll benefit you financially and personally, so I expect you to do it quick.
If I don’t communicate something to you that is my fault! If I failed to communicate to you, then hopefully you reach out to find the needed info.
Communicating is a HUGE step into helping us all move together in unison. So, let’s all focus on communicating more efficiently and we will be a train that can’t be stopped!