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Edward Johnson, PMP

Trusted Advisor: Transformation / Operations / Technology

Achieving Your Goals

Edward Johnson, PMP   October 22   0 Comments 

Previously, I released a video that spoke about planning your journey. In this video I talk a little bit more about understanding the details you will need for that journey. Not only should you be creating a list of tasks, but you should be getting details around those tasks so you are specific in what needs to happen to be successful. During that initial pass at creating your steps you will undoubtedly find you missed a few things. The more versed you are in know what needs to happen, the easie...


Edward Johnson, PMP   October 15   0 Comments 

Why are so many people afraid of compeition? When a big competitor enters a new market a lot of smaller players in that market immediately enter panic mode. Why? Instead of panicing why not step up your game?! You need to get a better idea of who your customers are and why this new player thinks they are going to be able to better fill the void.   Watch this video and learn how I apply this thought to the adult beverage industry!  

Dumb Dumb Work

Edward Johnson, PMP   October 08   0 Comments 

There is so much on my plate that I sometimes find myself speeding toward a brick wall. To avoid that brick wall I have created a process for myself that enables me to step back from the harder work and tackle much smaller and management tasks. I call it Dumb Dumb Work. A list of quick tasks I can knock out without having to think all too much. It allows me to shift gears and take my mind off of the harder tasks I am facing. This gives me a breather and helps me slow down. In most cases, when I ...


Edward Johnson, PMP   October 01   0 Comments 

I am by no means a clock-watcher. However, there are limits to how much I am going to devote to a job. Something as simple as answering emails to and from work is overtime. If you are already giving your job 8 hours a day, you are giving then even more time when you choose to work during your commute. In this video I talk about why this may not be the ideal situation for you and can definitely subtract from your quality of life by reducing your overall value. Sometimes it really does come down ...

Planning the Journey

Edward Johnson, PMP   September 24   0 Comments 

I met with a woman that had a general idea of what she wanted to do with her new business. When I sat with her she gave me a nice overview. It stopped there. She was unable to get into the details of her business. That is when I started working with her to develop a plan for the journey toward success.   Watch this video and learn why planning the journey is important!  

Tenacity and Drive

Edward Johnson, PMP   September 17   0 Comments 

An example of sticking with it. The idea of not stopping just because you get a little bit of resistance. You have to listen to who you are speaking with and find out what they are looking for or identify an opportunity for what you are trying to get across to them. Understand what they want or need.   Listen to how I approached this liquor store with a better way of reaching more people.

Time Limits

Edward Johnson, PMP   September 10   0 Comments 

I am here to give you tools that can help you move forward in business or your career. In this article we are discussing time limits. You have to understand your time limits when dealing with prospective clients. You need to keep the various stages of the sales process within acceptable parameters. For example, you do not want to spend an hour on the phone with someone during the initial phase unless your line of business calls for a longer duration in order to gather the necessary informatio...

Get it in Gear

Edward Johnson, PMP   September 03   0 Comments 

There are so many people out there offering words of inspiration and motivation. It is my quest to help people actually get it in gear and get things done. Watch the video and make your move!

The Power of Thank You

Edward Johnson, PMP   February 03   0 Comments 

Recently, I started reviewing my LinkedIn account. No, this is not another article about how LinkedIn is going downhill. Nope. This article is about the power of saying 'thank you' to someone that has done or said something nice to you.   I mean think about it. Two simple words that tells another person you appreciate what they have said or done. Two simple words that show you were raised right. I do not mean saying the words without meaning. I mean looking the other person in the...

It Happens Quietly

Edward Johnson, PMP   August 29   0 Comments 

For a while now, I have been watching a situation unfold and play itself out to its foregone conclusion. Sadly, it is a scenario that happens all the time. A minority is given a job and then is replaced as quickly as they came. You can't put your finger on anything, but you know there is something there.   I watched as a consultant was hired as an assistant to several executives. She was never given the tools to be successful though. Such as, why wouldn't you give your assistant a...

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