Jul 24, 2017
My amazing guest is Naomi Simson. Naomi is the founding director of Australian online tech success story RedBalloon and Redii. She’s been blogging for a decade at Naomi Simson and is one of 5 Sharks on Network 10’s business reality show Shark Tank in Australia. You can join Naomi’s private online community at www.joinnaomisimson.com.
After spending 3 Days with a Shark, Tiffani shares her favorite lessons learned:
Naomi admits that she’s better at leadership than management; she wants people to be aligned to the values and working toward the greater good.
She works so hard because want to be an equal with the people on her team and the community she serves. She doesn’t forget where she came from.
Personal motto: if it’s meant to be, it’s up to me. I don’t expect anything and I’m happy to keep sharing and being a role model to others.
Knowledge and reputation aren't just attached to businesses. You get focused on the return dollars and time. I can never buy another hour.
If you know what the tasks are the people loathe, you can potentially find solutions to make their lives easier and create a better place to work.
Everything is transparent with social media, so you have to really listen to the concerns.
In this episode:
5:07 – Commitment to people and nurturing the staff
6:18 – Management vs. Leadership
8:07 – Know your weaknesses (or non-strengths)
8:36 – Why you should surround yourself with the right talent
11:31 – Don’t forget where you came from
11:48 – Naomi’s personal motto
13:49 – Challenges small businesses face
16:55 – How to think about your time in a strategic way
17:32 – How Naomi’s book writing process took 14 hours a day but saved time in other areas
18:44 – How do I choose what is the one thing to focus on?
19:12 – If you’re relying on your phone, you are not in control of your life
21:15 – Why you should track your time
22:23 – What is RedBalloon?
26:44 – Why it’s about the experience of the experience
29:06 – How to take constructive criticism
Running time: 34:05
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