Dress for success! A good wardrobe and outfit could be the last finishing touch for some to get that extra boost of confidence they need. Trent Clark of Upper Echelon helps to design and create fine custom wardrobes so his clients can look at a brighter future with a personal touch. He joined us to share more. Here are three takeaways from our time with Trent Clark of Upper Echelon on Critical Mass Radio Show:
1. Rethink “what you do.” “What do you do for a living?” is a common societal question, and we are quick to answer with our professional title. But have you ever taken a step back to think what specific actions within your job title contribute to your success? Trent Clark explained that introducing yourself to people is a key aspect to finding your niche and building your clientele. The more people you network with, the more likely you are to connect with people you resonate with, and eventually you will be on your way to identifying your niche market and developing your business into a sustainable brand.
2. The client is always right. Every client has different ideals and expectations, and ultimately, giving your clients what they want is key. As a business leader and/or sales person, be flexible and adaptable. Don’t simply tell your clients what they need; ask them what they want and how you can be of value to them. Above all else, ensure that your brand creates a space in which your clients feel comfortable to be themselves.
3. Be strategic with your time. As entrepreneurs, we try different things, work on different projects, and are suspect to being pulled in several different directions at any given moment. At the end of the day, however, all we have is our time, and it is crucial to set boundaries accordingly. We have to determine how much of our time and efforts we are willing to allocate to a particular initiative, because once we expend that time, there is no getting it back.
Listen to our full interview with Trent Clark here: