- April 5, 2017
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Social skills down? A digital coach could be answer.
The destination blow up at times in such a way that places you in a different path from which you initially planned, happened to the protagonist of this story, who is a attractive something, I mention that particular characteristic because it has a lot of relationship with his line of entrepreneurship, you keep read on and you will understand it.
When I met Pete in a meet up and interacting with my English kind that made me feel rather like ‘Miss Colombia’ trying to answer the round of questions, I realized that her social skills were not just a compliment from her friends.
His desire to undertake began, when a friend yours of his presented him with a book called ‘The Four Hour Workweek’ by famous Tim Ferriss. Pete, had studied Civil Engineering and worked for a year after graduating, yet he will feel that this was not his route.
The book opened its eyes towards a world of digital entrepreneurship and he began. The first, He left away out from his job as a civil engineer and he moving to Poland to start a business working through the internet, Are you wondering if he speaks Polish? If, he speaks Polish.
But it was not enough because his company failed, so he did not decide to surrender and Continued to catch opportunities. He comes to London to work in a startup and thus know the bases from first person to build a business idea that which it do not end closing after a year hopefully and more that all with work much.
These dynamics taught him the real context of a business, causing his own startup: “Beard Strokings” to be born after asking some friends to tell him one only thing about what he really was good at and immediately they said him than aspect things related to communication, making people feel comfortable because he explaining things in a way that people understand him.
All that is summed up in social skills, an innate element in him that he never thought would be a business opportunity that allied himself with his physique to be even more convincing. So now, do you understand why I mentioned your appearance at start?
The beard, a feature to it might associate with social skills?
I thought so because it’s an element that could symbolically be associated with security in themselves. It was a symbol of power and authority in civilizations: Egyptian, Greek and Roman and in turn indicated the social position in the Mesopotamian civilization where the men they wore beards very curly that among most bulging represented a step higher socially.
However, the branding of this business initiative points directly to kind of a metaphor for deep thinking or wisdom. Basically “Beard stroking” it’s a sign men do when they think, words together that in literal translation into Spanish would have some meaning and, so the why his pose in his profile photo on your website too it would have a sense evident now.
“I hate having my time controlled by someone else, so that was a big factor in the decision. I think one of the most important skills is consistency… being able to persevere in the face of difficulty. It’s hard when you’re working solo”,
Pete Zbrojkiewicz CEO and Founder Beards Strokings.
But he wished something else and started with Beard Strokings selling one-on-one social skills coaching via Skype to your audience a few months ago. On first place he offer them a free 20 minute Skype call where they each other find out what’s holding them back, and how they together would solve that through coaching.
People struggling to create genuine connections they are your target public and he help them do so from a very close and familiar look. Some of them want to learn how to make friends, another them want to improve their work relationships, and some of them want to learn how to meet women. They tend to be guys who think logically and rationally, so he translated the emotional side of communication in a way that makes sense to them logically. Articles as: “how to make friends by being selfish”, in where we can check out their level of naturalness to make themselves understood.
Writing articles on Reddit and linking them to your email registration page, helped him grow up your audience, which is solid and growing, along with your website are a source for getting new leads.
Now he understands that his problem was that he always wanted to work on his own, to which a difficulty that identifies is the self-management of time. When you are your own boss, you need an extra conscious effort to do things and not procrastinate. Yourself to be forced to meet schedules and even it to get up early to define order at work.
It is a digital nomad that arrived in Medellín thanks to the recommendation of a friend who was living here, who said that he had fallen in love with the city for the people were very the kindest he had met and the weather, bars and the restaurants are great.
He had never been to South America before and always he’d likes to move to new places, settle in for a few months to really know the place. This lifestyle allows you to work remotely only using a computer and good internet connection.
By the way, how do your social skills work right now? What you do think? Let me know your comment below.