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"eric olsen" Discussed on VUX World

VUX World

02:00 min | 6 months ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on VUX World

"Working really well And then we kind of discussed today. We're just goes the community today and then looking forward to the future as well. What do they WANNA see? What do they expect to see the voice community and the voice ecosystem is a really lucky cha? I'm really appreciative of the guys. Join me for our project voice and I'm sure you will do you've so before we move on with the U. S. special. Thank you to read Speaker for sponsoring this episode of the world. Read Speaker have been creating custom text to speech beat solutions for over twenty years. They've got in-house expertise in artificial intelligence and deep neural networks of being building and developing custom. Voices as for World Wide Global Bronze. And it's it's unbelievable. I mean the covert thirty languages. Ninety different voices. So if you're looking for anything that needs text to speech voices whether it's I via systems any kind of compensation system voice assistant applications automotives gives robotics public service announcement systems learning platforms websites. Anyway you need text to speech read speaker have you covered and check them out. If you haven't already the link to the website to find out more information is on the website and it's also in the show notes now without further ado. This is Nick Swab Eric Olsen. Steve are kind of age and Tim Koller on the US world world world. Oh you grow the big faces only minus Mr Dean Sampson. Dustin accustomed guys are together talking about boys for show so here we are how project voice and I'm joined by. Tim just pointed out for Alexa. Champions welcome thank you for joining us. We got Tim. Koller of 169 labs. CBS are represented in the European.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:52 min | 10 months ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there I'm Eric Olsen. I'm Evan days join us on our journey to build awkwardness of the situation so after a few months of this we realized that we needed to do something proactive. I've used this philosophy a couple of times since then and we actually do it here at a rate digital as well about three

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:27 min | 10 months ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there I'm Eric Olsen I'm Kevin days join us on our journey to build no more dot com

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

03:49 min | 10 months ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there I'm Eric Olsen I'm Kevin days join us on our journey to build impossible I'd appreciate it thanks

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:04 min | 1 year ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there I'm Eric Olsen and I'm Kevin days join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What is up? It's it's Eric Olsen here one time when I was employed back in the day I got a really good opportunity. I was a project manager at the time and I was assigned to five new projects now. I had one or two. WHO projects at the time and I was assigned a whole portfolio? I guess said a five new ones and it was pretty exciting for me. It was kind of a nod that I was doing things right and I was progressing at the company and in my career and so I was really enthusiastic about getting an opportunity so the very first thing that I did is I reviewed each of the five projects very very quickly and what I determine that one of them was in deep trouble. It was going down on the tubes like literally it was just going to get flushed down a toilet at any moment because the team that was on ahead just kind of screwed things up. The client wasn't happy my employer. The company wasn't happy that team that was. is working on it wasn't happy basically no one was happy and I knew I didn't do something on that project right away that it was going to just fail the other products. Were doing okay so what I decided to do was focus almost all of my attention ninety five percent of my attention on this one project and I'll worked on our on it and I worked on it and the client really never got happy with the status of the project the company and also the team didn't get happy really. Really no one got happy. I was miserable like I was just ready to walk away from this project but what happened was it went on for months. It was just a bad project and I couldn't really figure out how to make it any better and then one day the clients just cancelled it and what happened for me. Personally was that I realized I had spent all of my time and energy on this one project that was already doomed. I had kind of pulled it out of the toilet pipe a little a bit but then it just stop right back and went down the tubes so even though I had done a little bit of good it was just ruined from the beginning and what I realized was that I had put so much effort into a Dune project that I just. Could've save it. It was too far gone and what happened was my employer. My boss lost faith that I could be a good and effective project manager on multiple projects and the other four projects that we're doing okay he. He pulled them back in the game to someone else. There was a huge lesson learned there. which is when you get a portfolio when you get an opportunity of things don't always jump on the land? Mine is your natural inclination as a project manager as business owners and entrepreneurs. In order to try to fix what's broken but in retrospect I probably shouldn't have put so much effort into it. I should have just declared that it was a problem and I would do something to try to fix it but what I should've done probably is replace the project team and reset with the client altogether and if they weren't willing to reset and maybe just walked away from that project and focus on the other four that we're doing better but it was certainly a big lesson learned from for me. You can't always jump on their grenade. If something is just outright failing then you kinda gotta let it fail and as entrepreneurs it's difficult because it's been shoved down our throats that you never ever ever give up but the reality is never give up until it's really.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there I'm Eric Olsen and I'm Kevin days join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What is up? Everybody's it's air jails and here. I've been a little more speaking and one of the things that I realized that I needed was some sort of engagement contract so the reason that I did this is for a couple of reasons one is I wanted to set the expectation. Russian with this new customer that I'm going to be speaking for about what it is that they're gonna get from me so I'll list out all the different things that they should expect for me as far as how I'm going to promote their event when and I'm going to arrive and then I list some very detailed information into this engagement agreement things like the date of the event the location of the event the audience that's going to be there and this this is all based on my conversation with with them so I- list out who the audiences that I'm going to be speaking to and then I also list out which talk I'm going to give and I provide details about that talk. I do all that because I don't want there to be any. Beauity if they're hire me to do a talk whether it's paid or free doesn't matter they're still hiring me. I wanted to know exactly what they're getting on the flipside I do because I want them to read through that and they should have a very clear understanding what they're getting from me and then also anything that they expect should be in that contract as well so they expect it to be free then they should see that in their if they expect to pay a certain amount for my speaking fee than it should be in there as well but I'm handling these speaking. Engagements the same way I would handle any business transaction. I have a contract as just this contract is super simple compared to the contracts that we do at a rate digital this one or two pager and there's a signature block and that's about it. There are no terms of service or anything thing like that. I want to keep it simple at least for now. I'm guessing that as I do more and more speaking engagements there will be some more terms. Maybe even a long list of terms and I need to address things like cancellations right how much time under they get. How much time do I get what if I need to cancel and all those different things? I'm not too worried about that right now. I'm just thinking about a basic contract and so set that up and I set it up as a very basic document. I sent him a p._D._F.. By email. L. Attachment they read it. They approve it. They sign it the Senate back us on into countersign and that's it. It's over but once I get that back I have a commitment and I know what that commitment is and then they have a commitment as well. It's important that we both commit commit to what we've talked about and it's super clear just like any contract so if you're going to be doing some extra activities where you have to commit to something especially if there's money that's being exchanged than I would encourage you to come up with. The simple engagement contract it's helping me already because someone that I spoke with this and we definitely want you and I sent them the agreement and they didn't sign it for like two or three weeks. They still wanted me but they weren't committed minute enough to signing it and so guess what I didn't block off my time and I told him that I'm not going to block off your event and this time until you sign this contracting it back to me so it confirms that people are very serious about harming me for their engagements just like any contract so I had to go through the whole process. It was actually a lot of fun because it's the first time that I've created a contract from scratch in a long time. The last time was gosh four or five maybe six.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there Eric Olsen and I'm Kevin days join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What up what up its tailspin? Have you ever been pleased that you've been disappointed kind of an odd question I get that but recently I was pleased when I realized that I was disappointed. We got a deal and it was for a relatively small amount of money twelve hundred dollars a month and it was a good deal but it just wasn't that big. We've been getting some bigger deals before then multi thousands of dollars upwards of ten thousand dollars per month from some clients that during that time period and so getting a twelve hundred dollar a month deal for a project for a yearlong minimum engagement it. It should have been exciting but it just felt like a disappointment. It just didn't seem like the size of projects that we've been getting and so I was disappointed and it was interesting to me because after I got over the initial disappointment of getting a new contract which doesn't make any sense I started to actually embrace it because it meant that we had transitioned from doing small. All projects for smaller clients to bigger clients and bigger projects so at that moment. I realized that you know what this is a good thing that I'm disappointed. It's a good thing that I'm not <music> settling for the small projects anymore. We'll still take on this small projects. We haven't cut them off yet but we're starting to do bigger projects for bigger clients that are more meaningful to us and so I was very happy. Happy and pleased with the fact that was actually disappointed. It meant that we were growing as an organization that we've felt more confident in the kinds of projects that we could get and once. I realized that we felt more confident. I felt more confident about what we were doing. I meant that inevitably that was going to happen. We were going to get bigger clients because we were ready for beer clients and that's exactly what's happened ever since that deal was signed. That was definitely one of the smaller deals that we saw. In the last couple of months and bigger deals keep rolling in so it's been interesting for us because a year or maybe two years ago that would have been seen as a big deal it was it would have been seen has a big dollar amount but now it's just it just doesn't have the same a war as used to the novelties kind of worn off and yes it is slightly disappointing when a small deal comes through but.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

03:54 min | 1 year ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"The. Hey, there, I'm Eric Olsen and I'm Kevin days. Join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. Hey everybody, Eric deals in here. I had a discussion with one of my buddies at the gym that had to do with how people dress at work. He comes over to our office every once in a while, and he sees that people are casual well in his day job, he works in a corporation, and they dress up in, you know, nice slacks and button up shirt, and sometimes even a tie. And we very rarely do that. And he was questioning why is it that people are so casual here, and why don't I make them dress up? So we got into kind of a heated discussion about that. And he had one opinion. I had another but it's not the first on that I've heard that I heard from a couple of different people, questioning, why don't you make your folks dress up? And the reason is, I don't care what I care is are they producing quality work on time. Are they meeting? Our core values of honesty, quality urgency Klein of session, collaboration passion. That's important nowhere. In our core values does say dress up if you put a tie on, you are not a better person for it. All of that said there is a perception, when you meet a new person in our case, it's when you meet a perspective client for the first time, so you don't want to, you don't need to put on a tie if that's not your style, and I would never ask him when anyone here to do that. But you also don't want to be a slob, right? So first impressions are hard to overcome as an example, you don't want to be wearing shorts when you go to meet a lawyer for the first time if you're gonna pitch them, that is not going to be a good impression, and you're going into their domain where they're dressed up in suits. So you have to dress up a little bit. I'm not saying we're a suit. I'm not saying where, but in case you probably shouldn't walk in wearing shorts and flip flops or jeans he she wearing slacks and button shirt. Right. So you have to kind of think about the situation they're going into you don't have to overdress, but certainly don't underst- if you're in the office, though, I don't care because. Well, frankly, I don't care. It just doesn't matter. As a matter of fact, couple days ago, I came in shorts because I had no meetings, it was ninety degrees outside and guess what I didn't wanna put on pants. So I wore shorts it didn't affect a quality, my work. Work. It didn't affect my -bility to lead the company. It didn't affect my ability to collaborate with people and communicate with them. It just doesn't matter. So when you're thinking about your employees in your staff, think about what matters and what doesn't and you know, just rattled off the core values. That's what matters serving your customers matters doing the best work that you can matters making money matters right yet to pull in a profit. These are things that are super important growing growing your company matters, whether someone wears a polo shirt or t shirt to work well, does a really matter. And if it does ask yourself, why, why does this matter to me should this matter? And I get it different companies have different cultures. The question why you do some of the things you do? Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this podcast. You'll love our entrepreneurial newsletter. Sign up at journey to one hundred million dot com.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"The. Hey, there, I'm Eric Olsen and I'm Kevin days. Join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What is happening? It's Eric jails here. Do you celebrate wins like you discuss losses? My guess is. No. And if that's the case, that's totally fine. On the same way losses are something that actually dig into deeply I kind of weirdly like it. Because every time we lose or every time we get a complaint, it's an opportunity for us to figure out why and to get better into not make the same mistake again. So I'm super paranoid here, and I focus a lot on losses amick. I said, it's kind of weird I dig it. But what about wins? There's a lot of wins that happen in your business along the way to achieving your goal for us. Our goal is the name of this podcast, one hundred million dollars a year in revenue for me. I'm not going to my guard down until we hit that. And the reality is, when we hit it all probably not be happy, all want something more, but that's the goal right now. And that's the only thing that I'm thinking about, and I know is going to take ten or more years to achieve that. But I can't not celebrate wins in between now. And then there are a lot of wins that happen in our business. And I'm hoping in your business as well. Usually these are on a daily basis. And I'm talking about small winds things that you should recognize in the moment and just declare, it's a win. It's okay to say that something is good. Even though you know there's a lot of bad that could be fixed. So one of the ways that we do it here is every day in our daily huddle. We actually make people. And of course, we can't make him do anything Bullock. I'm saying like the format is when you go, you talk about your issues because we wanna know what's broken so we can fix it. We want to know what your plan is for the day. And then the third thing is what was your wind from yesterday that wind can be personal, or it could be professional. But we want to hear from everyone on the team as far as what their wins are on a daily basis. And it's not hard to come up with a win beyond that, though, there are wins in your business. That happened often a new client is an example. Now, if you have a lot of transactions, and a lot of new clients coming through the door, maybe as hitting your sales goal, maybe it's getting a big client. But there are wins that happen all the time a referral is a win. There are lots of sources of wins that you could be celebrating all the time. I'm not saying make a huge deal out of each win, but recognize when they happen and celebrate a little bit maybe take your team out to lunch. Maybe get a cake or maybe just say great job, everybody. We crust it. And everybody contributed to do in that maybe that people like to be thanked if there's an opportunity to thank them. Does it cost you anything just say thank you, celebrate those wins because it's going to be a long journey and you don't wanna wait till the very end? Thank you for listening want. To learn more about digital marketing sign up our digital marketing newsletter at marketers anon- dot com.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"The. Hey, there, I'm Eric Olsen and I'm Kevin days. Join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. Hey, everybody. It's Eric and do you ever get an Email from a client, and you're not exactly sure what they're asking for or what it means this happens to us, a decent amount, where a client or really anybody will ask us a question. But it's really kind of a question is not definitive. You're not really sure what the question is. And more importantly, you're not really sure what answer they're kind of looking for. It's open ended their kind of hinting to something what I used to do is reply to those emails, and I would say something to the effect of if your question means a and I'd write out some answer. Then here's my answer. So, I'd say if your questions about let me just make something up if your questions about the Facebook ad then here's my answer. But if your questions really about the Instagram add, then here's this other answer, and. So used to try to intimidate what people were asking, really try to interpret what they're asking. But what I realized that I a lot of times was completely incorrect. I didn't know what they were asking in the first place. And when I guessed, I guessed Frong, then I put a lot of time energy into trying to precisely answer the wrong question. So what I started doing is when I wasn't sure what they're asking I would just reply back and ask for confirmation, and I would tell them, why don't understand. So if they said something like, hey, what's going on with our program, as an example, I want to try to guess that the meant Facebook ads or Instagram as if those are the two things we're doing. Maybe there's a third thing, we're doing. I'll just write back and say, I'm not exactly sure what you're talking about what element of the program, so I'll put the ball back in their court. And the reason I do that now because when I communicate with some, especially in Email, I wanna be very sure that understand what the question is. When I first started out what I used to do. Was right. Really long emails, multiple paragraphs and over time I realized that I never wanted to read an Email that that so I stopped writing emails like that. So the format of if you're asking this, here's the answer if you're asking that here's the answer. I just had to get rid of that. And I need to stream on all my emails now are just to the point there's no chitchat in there. No. Hey, how's it going enjoying the weather? Did you have your weekend? None of that crap. I just go right into it. And so if I don't know what the question is, if there's some sort of subtlety, that's in that Email, then I bat bypass it altogether and just put it back in their court. So it's a technique that I think that you could leverage to stream on a lot of your communications and make sure that when someone's asking you a question, or when you're communicating, especially with the client or someone on your team that you hill, exactly what conversation you're in. You're listening want to learn more about digital marketing sign of our digital marketing newsletter at marketers anon- dot com.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey, there, I'm Eric Olsen and I'm Kevin days. Join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What is happening? Eric, j Olson, do you ever go live on social media? I really just started doing this recently. So I've been going live when I recorded these episodes for journey to one hundred million dollars, and I go live, sometimes on Twitter and sometimes on Instagram, what I haven't started doing yet. And what I need to do. Next is going live on Facebook. Social media platforms almost all of them these days, have a capability of going live, the only one that's pretty big. That doesn't have it across the board is Lincoln, and they're coming out with that really soon, like, by the time this episode airs, a may already be out currently it's only available to a certain small select group of people, but also media has this capability of going, live and social media platforms. Love it when people alive so much so that their algorithms are tweet so that when you go, live you get maximum exposure with cool. Buckling live versus doing just a video, and upload in that video later is you get that big bang, right off the bat. When you go live. So again the algorithm rewards you for going live and it tells all of the people in your audience that you're gonna live right now. So if they're on their device in their inap- half. Form, then they'll get a notification that you're gonna live pretty cool. Another really cool thing about it, though, is that afterwards. Once you stop going live and stopped broadcasting, you could ensure it on your feed, Instagram. It's a story like alive story on Twitter. I think is really just a tweet. So it kind of varies between platforms how they handle and Halong stays around for. But now, you have the video that you can share with your audience, just like normal. I'm gonna start to do more and more of these from what I understand from the research that I've done, and even my own experience, the more you do it. Number one. The more contrary, but number two, the more comfortable, your audience gets seeing it and three the more comfortable. They get interacting with you. Again, we live in a world where the social media platforms, and their algorithms, are really dictating a lot of consumer behavior and pop culture. You can either fight it or you can embrace it. If you embrace something like live, even if you feel uncomfortable at first, then there are rewards that could be ripped. So I encourage you to check it out is certainly available on Twitter. Certainly available on Facebook in surly available on Instagram. Check it out. Go live and shared afterwards. Thank you for listening. If you enjoy this podcast. You'll love our entrepreneurial newsletter. Sign up at journey to one hundred million dot com.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

02:48 min | 1 year ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there I'm Eric Olsen in. I'm heaven days. Join us an hour journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. Hey, everybody. It's Eric do you ever feel like sometimes people try to steamroll you? Meaning they try to get one over on you. Well, this seems to happen to us on not a regular basis, but it happens enough where we noticed that. Sometimes it happens. It could happen where a client is late in paying their bills, and they can with a whole bunch of excuses or could be something online. You know? We'll we'll post a lot of things on the line. And sometimes some little chime in with something that's either not so nice or just actually wrong, and you have a choice to make when that happens in any of those kind of scenarios, do you just let it like slot off your back or do you kind of like push back a little bit. Well, everyone has a different philosophy. And I get that. But for me my philosophy is to stand up for yourself. And that means in person that means on the phone and that also means online. So if someone is kind. You know, either being a jerk or trying to one up you or not even opera as much as kinda steamroll you then I think it's worthwhile for you to stand up for yourself and push back. I like to have a little bit of an edge. Sometimes when I'm talking to people or when I'm online and not for just the fact of like being like a shock jock on the radio or something like that. That's not what I'm talking about. But if someone again, if there if they need to be put in their place, then I'm not afraid to kind of jab back a little bit. I think it's a good thing to jab back and defend yourself when you're on the right, and it doesn't even matter necessarily if it's. Politically, correct one hundred percent of the time. And I'm not saying you should ever be like just blatantly politically incorrect. That's not what I'm talking about. But a lot of times when you're dealing with people in bureaucracy. They have a difference of opinion that just doesn't make a whole lot of sense in the real world. And that's kind of hard to explain with talking about don't let some stupid argument. Make you backed off from a position pushback a little bit. Don't get steamrolled. Stand up for yourself. Thank you for listening. I hope you heard something you can implement in your business right away. Vines online at journey to one hundred million dot com.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there I'm Eric Olsen. And I'm heaven days. Join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. Hey, everybody. It's Eric when you're a business owner there are so many things that you know, you're doing wrong in your business, and it's almost just completely consuming to try to fix those things. Now, if you're not trying to fix them, then we need to talk because you have to make sure that the things that, you know, you're not doing well or not doing quite right. You fix. You wanna make sure definitely the you are providing the best product a superior product the best product that you can. So number one. You should always be thinking about making your product or your service, your offering better. So for me as a business owner, I'm constantly finding things that are wrong and putting process or tasking or something in place that is going to fix it and make it better. So. For me. I'm always consumed with solving problems in the business and one of the things that I'm not real good at and I'm trying to get better. At is finding the things that we were doing very well at finding the winds in our business. And what I mean by that is when we do something very, well, if we do a well internally or we win an award or if a client gives us praise I tend naturally to not focus on that as much as I should. So what I realize and working with other people in particular, Kevin who focuses on these kinds of things much more than I do what I realize that I need to put more emphasis on celebrating wins. We have a lot of winds here almost every single week. We're getting a new client almost every single week something interesting or cool as happen. They were holding a meet up where meeting new people. There's there's a lot of cool things that are happening here. But I tend to not focus on this things because I'm working towards advancing the business even further and refining. What we're doing and getting rid of the losses. If you will versus focusing on the winds, so we have now a concept of celebrating wins. As a matter of fact, we do this every single day when we meet at nine seventeen Monday through Friday in our daily huddle. Everyone says what they're win is from yesterday. It can be personal. It can be professional is typically something to do with the business something to do with clients something to do with their work. But it could be something personal. But the idea is that we celebrate wins on a daily basis. So every single person says what they're win from yesterday was now beyond that. We celebrate winds as a company so if we wanted award. If it went into client. Then we talk about it. We talk about it openly. It's not something that were afraid to bring up, but it is a different mindset than what the founders or see ios, probably I soon others like me focus on which is solving problems and minimizing losses. We have to maximize. The winds is something I'm working on. Honestly. But it's also something that we're trying to institutionalize in the company, celebrating winds. It makes you feel good. It gives you purpose. It gives you a reason for doing what you do. And we're trying to do that every single day at a minimum and those daily huddles. Thank you for listening. I hope you heard something you can ferment in your business right away. Finest online at journey to one hundred million dot com.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:29 min | 1 year ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"Hey there I'm Eric Olsen in. I'm Kevin days. Join us on our journey to building one hundred million dollar company. Hey, everybody. It's Eric on my very first large project. It almost ended in a complete disaster the project itself when very well. This was a rather awards. Custom software development project that I built a bout. Six years ago. And it was the largest project that I'd take it on as a freelancer. And I had just at the tail end of that project hired by I employ and throughout the project. I was working on the code myself. So I was doing all the project management and running the business and trying to get new business, and I was coding, and I was doing everything, and frankly, I cut some corners. I was just overwhelmed and one of the corners that I cut was project management and keeping up with changes that they're requesting they would request change like a new feature, and I would just do it. And I thought well, I'm just building goodwill here. And then they would also just say, well, you don't we don't need this other feature that we agree to in writing. So I at the time I use proposals more than conscious, but had repose oil and said, we're gonna create these features. And so they would say I don't need feature number seventeen. And so I thought to myself, well, they don't need feature. Dumber seventeen. But I created this new feature was wasn't listed at all. It's just a wash. And I continued to do that for like two months where they would excuse some features. And then I would add on other features. And I just was so overwhelmed that I never reconciled the two in writing while at the end of the project, or I should really say what I thought was the end of the project once had all the foams analogy built they called a meeting, and they literally put out a piece of paper from their back pocket. And they said you didn't do all this stuff and they had listed all the features. They had excused now. These were features that were in the written proposal that they had signed that I propose to them. But at some point they had told me don't worry about it. Well, at the end of the project, they brought that back to me, and they wanted a reconciliation either a refund or they wanted me to actually build us off. And I literally had to go into my tracking system, and I had to create my own list of all of the stuff that I had done that wasn't in the contract. So they had a list of stuff. I didn't do. I had this stuff that I did do that. They didn't ask that that they didn't have any agreement originally. So we had these two contradictory lists. And it was it was just horrible. It was a horrible meeting because they were demanding either a refund or or more work to be done. And I was over here saying, but I just did all this work for free. I didn't even charge you for nothing was really in writing except for the original scope of work, which we had excused months ago. And it was a real good lesson learned that. Even if a project is going, well, you have to document these changes. Now whenever there is a change in scope, no matter how insignificant that changes. I insist on a new agreement being drafted and signed by the client, even if it's a no cost change if they don't want us to do something. Or if we're going to swap one service for another. I insist on a new contract the written contract has to match the scope of what you believe this go p- is. And if they're not the same you are going to run into problems. I learned this lesson the hard way the first project, and I never made that mistake again. Please don't make that mistake. Get everything in writing no matter how swamped you are put in writing. Make sure is crystal clear. Thank you for listening. I hope you heard something you can implement in your business right away. Finance online at journey to one hundred million dot com.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"The. Hey there I'm Eric Olsen. And I'm heaven days. Join us on our journey to building one hundred million dollars company. Hey, everybody. It's Eric when it is time to seal the deal, you need your perspective client to sign a contract before they become a client. If you do not already have a written contract. Then my first piece of advice is get a written contract. You need to be doing deals with contracts, not just emails and talking about it has been writing Earls or you're going to be in deep trouble at some point. So we have a written contract. And what we do is we read at the scope of Oregon. It's got all of our terms and conditions on it. And when we used to do is Email that as a PDF attachment to the client, and we would say here, you go sign this return, it what we didn't really think about was the actual mechanics of signing and returning like we had just asked them to do. Now, if we were in front of them, and we give them the. A piece of paper, and we give them a pen. It's very easy. They can just sign it and give it right back to us. But that's not the way the business is done these days. It's done electronially. A lot of the times. Now, we'll meet with them face to face to figure out what they need and Ashley give proposal, but we don't give them the contract to that point. The contract comes later in the process. So we used to send the attachment, and we would tell them sign it and return, it what that meant though, was that they had to open it print it sign it go find a scanner figure out how to scan this document scan it attach it Email back. I don't know about you. But that's a lot of steps, and that's kind of a pain. And I don't really wanna do that for contracts that people send me I'd rather just be able to sign it online. So we went out and we've found some latronic signature applications. There's quite a few of them out there. We've used occupied in the past right now we use a system called Hello sign is relatively cheap. But when you compare it to removing the friction of that deal and removing the barriers that you just put in front of your prospective client trying to turn them into a client, and how many deals maybe have been either delayed or lost. Because of those those barriers that friction. It's a no brainer. I mean, we're not talking about a lot of money like twenty bucks, maybe a month something like that. It's a no-brainer. So now, we do is we tell them, oh, you undo work with us. Great. We're going to send you the agreement through Hello size. So be on the lookout from an Email from a company called Helo sign. We go into Hello sign. We upload the PDF. And then we drag and drop or the person needs assign and whatever information they need to give us and we click send and from. There are perspective. Client gets an Email. They click on the link they go into hell a sign that read the contract, and they click a button and assigns Tronc -ly for them and they're done. Everybody's notified we both copies of the finalized contract. It removes so many problems. It is so worth it. If you're not using electron signatures now to finalise contracts, and these could be with clients could be offer letters to employees. There could be really anything that requires an insurer. I definitely recommend you do it. It's worth the expense. And even Hello. And they have a starter plan where I think you get three per month for free, and we did that for a while. That's a great deal. Why because well you get all the benefits except for a low number per month. And you don't have to pay anything super awesome. Check. It out removes friction. It's a win make it easy for people to buy. Thank you for listening. I hope you heard something you can implement in your business right away. Finest online at journey to one hundred million dot com.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And that of his dad are told in a new netflixing series starting tomorrow night from director arrow morris you know him from documentaries like the thin blue line and the fog of war this one is a little bit different it's called wormwood its part documentary and parts dramatization aero morris welcome to the program land to be here i don't want to give away anything in this story because it is it is uh well told and i'll be honest here i'm not i'm not a murder mystery kinda guy but it's a well told story do you think by the can we give away sounding no you the audience of drazen don't you know anything about nerve storytelling come on get it i guess do you think by the end of it eric olsen has closure i don't know that's a question best addressed to him i think not and i'm not even sure i know what closure would be in this case there i think he's looking four something that may be unattainable in this life absolute truth some absolute vindication and maybe a level of rectum pants but life is we all know is incredibly unfair and often there is no closure there anything of all the exact here except and you can end it this will allow please i always thought that in the garden of eden adam ask god about closure what about closure and god thought for a moment said how 'bout death feel like then dads closure for you you tell the story a onis word here and i'm i'm going to just want to see how it runs by you uh docudrama said do anything for new not so much really okay well it seems to me you kinda tell this in a docudrama gone away right there's a whole bunch of documentary film making going on here but then that you roll in uh actors and dramatic storytelling in and uh dramatization of these events why did you do with that way will answer to your first question this is a problem with nomenclature when you're creating something new and something different what are you supposed to call it i'm not sure there are elements of a lot of.

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"eric olsen" Discussed on Money Radio 1200AM

Money Radio 1200AM

02:11 min | 4 years ago

"eric olsen" Discussed on Money Radio 1200AM

"Show asked turtles digital pros with eric olsen and graham where these two digital wizards well educate and give you the latest information on all things digital social media se all keeping see and digital engagement this is the future don't miss out tune in every saturday morning a tad for fast turtle digital pros right here on money radio they well hundred this is the removed to your show that event no one that helps you make better money and provide strategies and solutions for your biggest financial challenge guys a lot of the week he's gonna call right now and eight four four range show for more ari one line essay joe w this was the were able to your show well radio with an from all around the country all around the world and two are tv viewer that his feet effective repeating and say the one that going america that helps you may that earned money he is what land with jamie start yeah i'm hiding about a fan duel great about of mention you've got a he'll receptive us on our call and numbers so we're going to call him the job you realize this welcome them in as the after that he's eight four four raise show than i mean and by if you wanna get on board eight four four seven two nine a seven four six nine eight now which will get to a little bit later on man i got a lot of action out of i yesterday and the day before is a show james on on this the new drugs that that never that they're testing right now for long generally in never we're talking about people are gonna lives other honored down in fifteen and a hundred and twenty out talk a little bit more about that i mean i'm not medical marijuana get the jornada he you know i read about it this is it out has there's no th see is not on there's no handed well for new it's legal now as minute legal yeah pass awhile that is you might find steward in up on the show.

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