How valuable is your time? Many may say that their time is priceless, but have you broken down the real numbers to determine your ROT (Return on Time)? Time blocking is a process that has saved my business time and time again. It keeps me and my team organized and productive.
Setting aside intentional time to Get Shit Done has fueled me in my life and business to prioritize tasks and have time to do the things I want to do and spend time with people I love. Time is precious. Listen in as I share how time blocking saved my business.
*Having a process and time blocking opens up space for growth
*How to time block to increase productivity
*How time blocking can increase your ROI
*Prioritize time based on tasks
*Make time for the things you want to do
*Time is precious
Timing is everything. We all have a plan right? The way we think things are going to go. Whether it’s personal or professional, we all have a journey we are on and a path we have planned to take. But life is unpredictable and many times our path takes turns that we do not expect. How we respond to the unexpected is what determines our success in reaching our goals.
Today I am so excited to share guest, Holly Carpenter, Owner and “Sales Queen” of Carpenter Hospitality Consulting. We’re talking all about Holly’s journey both within her business and personally and how she prioritizes her time to create the life she wants.
*Why building relationships in & outside of your industry is so important
*What CEO day is and why to do it every week
*What a consultant really does
*Remember a Consultant is also your cheerleader
*Drink Wine (Holly’s Favorite!)
More About Our Guest:
Holly Carpenter is a purpose driven relationship builder with a deep history in the hospitality industry. She got her start at 16 when her Dad drove to the local IHOP and told her to get a job. With over two decades experience in all facets of hospitality, Holly is well known for her incredible sales and management skills in her adopted hometown of Nashville, TN and beyond.
Holly has held a range of positions including Wedding Sales Manager for the historic Hotel Northampton and Catering Manager at Gaylord Opryland where she served on the evaluation and reopening team during the 2010 Nashville Flood.
Most recently she was Senior Catering and Sales Manager for A. Marshall Hospitality, opening their upscale steakhouse Deacon’s New South while also managing a team of four sales managers for the family-friendly Puckett’s Grocery.
In February 2022 Holly took the leap close friends and family had encouraged and launched Carpenter Hospitality Consulting. CHC focuses on supporting companies in the hospitality industry, increasing their sales through process and systems consulting. Whether finding the right CRM, creating customer friendly packages or menus, automating tasks or creating attainable goals, CHC offers the opportunity to uplevel all aspects of the sales and customer experience.
When Holly isn’t serving as Sales Queen for her clients she is traveling with her son Jameson. She and Jamo share their Nashville home with pups Smudge and Maggie.
What is your bigger purpose? Have you really thought about it? I’ve noticed throughout my travels and experiences, that many times people tell me I’m their “first”. The first person who made them feel special and included.
Yes, I put pressure on people to step out of their comfort zones, but that’s where growth happens! When you get uncomfortable you give yourself the room to grow. And I love seeing how people take the opportunity to give themselves that room, they just need a little push and a sprinkle of confidence.
What do you think about when someone says, “Do you remember your first time”? The first memory or the first meaningful thing you can remember as a child? Sad, angry, mad? How would you feel? I want people to feel FUN. I want them to understand you can have fun while being present, productive and profitable.
*How getting uncomfortable helps you grow
*Finding your bigger purpose (through life experience)
*How are you making others feel?
*Make sleep a priority
*Knowing how to manage emotions like stress
*Connection starts with stepping out of your comfort zone
Do you remember your first time? Haha… I know what you’re thinking… that’s not what I mean. I’m talking about the first time you did something new! And what you learned from your experience. I recently traveled to the Atlanta Market to shop for a client and it brought back all the memories of the first time I went and let me tell you, I had no clue what I was doing!
So that made me think… If I am feeling overwhelmed my first time… someone else has to be feeling this way too! Ya know!?
Maybe if I shared my experience, it could help someone else when they experience market for the first time. So tune in because I’m going to share all my “Top tips for shopping at market”.
And if you never plan to go to market, these tips can apply to any trip, conference, travels and more! Think outside of the box!
And oh by the way, there’s a super fun story (LIKE WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME!) about how I was followed! Yes, (YEP!) I’m talking followed through market… they thought I was a spy, make sure to listen and I’ll give you all the deets!
I’ll share insight on the communication tool we use in PHASE 1 of the GSD Framework and how I personally used it to confidently tell these undercover security people I was NOT working for another country!!!
*Avoid the unneeded stress in your life and PLAN ahead; use my TOP TIPS to plan ahead for a market, a conference or even a trip
*Save a TON of time, stress and MONEY by knowing THE right questions to ask UP FRONT to pre quality so you don’t waste your time
*How to use our GSD communication tool to stay calm under pressure, and I will show you how you can, put it into play…. real time
Now I got ya thinking’! I hope! Read more on the blog and get my top 10 MUST have items for market or a conference so you can plan ahead and avoid the stress!
TOP 10 ITEMS TO PACK:
*Phone stabilizer tripod
*Download the App - AmericasMart
*Physical or digital business cards
*Portable powerbank and cords
VISIT THE GSD AMAZON STORE FOR MANY OF THE ITEMS LISTED ABOVE
Tips & Preparation:
*Register online ahead of time
*Make sure your budget is set for wha you are shopping ofr
*Ask if vendors have:
- order minimums
- deadlines for shipping and show specials
- ALLOW photo/video in the showroom
*Make sure your phone has enough storage space to hold the photos and video that you take
*Understand the flow and directions of the buildings for example:
*B1.F17.A23 = Building 1, Floor 17
*Elevators can take FOREVER so find escalator and/or steps
*Consider booking a spa appointment in advance, especially for reflexology on your feet
If you will be going to market in Atlanta next time, reach out and let’s have a reunion (if there is TIME!!).
Happy Shopping! Now go GSD!