Thoughts From Friends- What’s Your Best Business Tip for 2021?

On Monday I asked my social media community to do the following:

“Hit “reply” and share your best business tip for 2021.”

I asked everyone to give a tip that really takes into consideration 2020 and what’s happening in the world today. I received a lot of great responses from all around the world (my favorite part) and am sharing them here with you.

Focusing on the needs of each other and showing more kindness and empathy seemed to be the primary theme in most of the responses. Take a look and let me know what your take-a-way is.

If you didn’t originally respond to my question on social and would like to add your thoughts and best tip for 2021, by all means please do so in the comments below.

From Twitter

“My number one tip: Just say hello to more people on social platforms and offer them a meaningful and supportive comment about their post. Your reward will amaze you. You will not need to look for business anymore.” -@ArtsandClouds

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“Take an accounting of your life and share a personal story with five people with whom you want to strengthen your relationship. There is no better way to form an trustful bond .”  -@nealagoldstein

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“Instead of looking forward, look back at your background, experiences, relationships and interests to uncover common patterns and transferable skills. Then, think about your #lifeskills, unique to you and a competitive advantage. #DecodeYourValue” -@wendyglavin

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“Prioritize a healthy work/life balance. It’s more important than ever and your work will reflect either the chaos or the calm of your personal life.” -@Hope4Fashion

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“If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” -@thisdogcanhunt

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“If you make your day about helping others and giving back it will come back to you in so many good ways as long as you keep putting out positivity and helping others.” -@thayeristhere

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“Don’t be a cheapskate play fair because when you play fair you get promoted and everyone wants to work with you.” -@jawad_sharief

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“Don’t bad mouth competitors in front of potential customers. That negativity can ruin your chances. No comment is better.” -@gstockton

On Facebook

“It may seem cliche but to always have respect for self and others.” -Patricia Sommer

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“Based on the absolutely horrible things we witnessed in 2020, my plan is to give as much as I can. Whether it’s litigation advice, help at trial, mental health for other attorneys, or something as simple as help mentoring law students. Giving to the communities that we live in and work with is something that is priceless.” -Saul Gruber

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“Figure out ways to maintain a team culture, even if much of the team is remote. May be daily conference calls. Or perhaps a monthly gathering to do a group activity.” -Nick Ortiz

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“Success favors the tenacious 🙌🏼 We refused to accept anything other than success and thankfully our community supports small family owned and operated businesses 💝.” -Christine Wood

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“Behave in business like you would with friends, family and lovers” 😉 Captures a whole lot of meaning and things as our positive attitude and behaviours drives kindness and success in achieving positive outcomes for all (colleagues and customers and owners) imho 🙋‍♀️.” -Chrissie Lightfoot

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“People are seeking genuinely human connection more than ever. Even if you’re staying in touch with friends and referral sources via zoom and phone calls, you might be the only one there for them.” -Jordan Ostroff

On LinkedIn

“In every facet of business is people and relationships. Customers, suppliers, staff, authorities, family and friends too. All impact you or your business. Devote time to all of them and you and your business will be the stronger for it.” -Steve Chisholm

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“Design your organisation for agility. Fixed structures and static jobs do not work in this dynamic and ever changing world. Create talent panels with bench strength – bring the capability in when you need it and on the bench when you don’t. 😀 Fab for future-ready business and fab for the increasing number of fab folk who are opting for a portfolio career. Win win!” -Michelle Fotheringham

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“Be kind – to yourself, your employees, your clients, your opponents and your family. Kindness is in short supply most of the time in the law and business, but even more so during this pandemic.

Kindness is also not weakness. Some of my most formidable opponents are also kind people in both their private and business lives.

So, be kind – it will set you above the crowd.” -John Farren

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“Behind every business are people, often lots of people. Don’t ever forget the human element and the human struggles, especially during a pandemic with so many us grieving loss of life, work, income and balance.” -Dorien Morin-van Dam

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“The new way to scale is to do unscalable things (we live by this but Gary Vee said it this succinctly).” -Kate Bradley Chernis

On Instagram

“Choose to see growth and optimism in life. Your mind and experience will follow what you are looking for. (This is exceptionally true for lawyers who represent the only profession where a negative outlook on life is positively correlated to job success…. don’t let what you train in your professional life impair your personal experience.)” -LisaBethl

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“Lead with gratitude and empathy.” -attorneysync

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Wear a mask.” -chrisvoss

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“Make personal branding you top priority.” -sandy_bouvier_ingram

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“Delegate the things you are not expert at. It’s not worth the time or risk that you did it wrong.” -davidlopezcfp

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“Be tender on yourself – you are not a machine. The work will continue tomorrow. Remember to schedule daily breaks in between meetings, emails and phone calls.” -earthtocasso

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“Ask the customer what their needs are before selling a list of all your services. Get to know who they are & have a consultative approach how you can help your client succeed🤗!” -cindy_socialmediaqueen

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“Stay positive. Change is inevitable. What we once thought we couldn’t do, we are now doing.” -siegel_injury_law

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“Be kind – to yourself, your employees, your clients, your opponents and your family. Kindness is in short supply most of the time in the law and business, but even more so during this pandemic. Kindness is also not weakness. Some of my most formidable opponents are also kind people in both their private and business lives. So, be kind – it will set you above the crowd.” -farren_john

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“Be flexible and empathetic. We are all dealing with many things in our professional and personal lives. From loss of jobs to sick family members to homeschooling our kids. If we can all keep in mind we are “all growing through it together” we will be better off.” -gawithmarc

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“Treat your business like a professional athlete. Train, practice, condition, get a coach, push yourself further than you think you can go. Be consistent. Protect your physical and mental health. Give yourself an off-season to recharge.” -attorney.ryan

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“I literally just posted about this on my fb page. Take care of your people (employees, contractors, and/or clients) and your people will always take care of you.” -parispasos

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