Learn how I grow my business while on the go, and how AT&T is celebrating a 10 year partnership with TOMS shoes.
As a mom, author, social entrepreneur and Digital Debutante, I am always on the go. During any given month, I am up in the air traveling to many destinations two to three times a month. When I am home, there’s no shortage of events, conferences, client meetings, and other duties that have me ripping and running throughout the week.
And, just like I am growing my imprint, TOMS founder and chief shoe giver, Blake Mycoskie did just that with the use of his phone. What started out as a bright idea is now globally recognized and highly lauded as a business doing social good, an operation that first began with the use of a smartphone and the AT&T network.
With this robust and reliable platform, Blake could run his business and create a movement for the world. When you think about how a vision, a phone, and a pair of shoes has created so much positivity, it is simply remarkable.
When you are a visionary, a revolution usually follows.
AT&T has been with TOMS since the beginning, and they are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of TOMS. They have developed an opportunity for fans to look at their entwined history through a special virtual reality (VR) experience, “A Walk in Their Shoes,” that immerses viewers in an actual giving trip.
Through this VR experience, AT&T is connecting viewers with the amazing work that TOMS is doing around the world with the help of AT&T’s network. With innovative technology available at everyone’s fingertips with the use of their mobile devices, you can get to see things in a way that was unheard of before.
AT&T’s fast network makes viewing VR content right from your mobile device is super easy.
Which brings me to growing my own business. I love what I do, but I would be fibbing if I didn’t admit to it being stressful sometimes. With so much going on, it’s important that you don’t drop the ball on anything. There are so many opportunities, so you want to make sure to be able to fulfill them while making sure your work is completed. It can be difficult growing my business while on the go, but I have come to rely on digital gadgets and tools to help me not only serve my audience and clientele but also grow my business, and it has helped me by leaps and bounds create an empire that I am proud of.
Here’s a glimpse at how I grow my business whilst on the go:
What can I say, I love my smartphone and I run my business directly from my phone. Email, scanning, reading, creating memes, and running my social networks are all done on my “digital dash”.
When I am on the go, I take with me my trusty tablet. It allows me to do everything I need to while moving around, including writing my next book. It works as a tablet and a laptop all in one and is super lightweight yet packs a punch—it’s my business partner in crime.
My bi-weekly WORK IT Podcast has really taken off and Soundcloud lets me upload my podcast audio no matter where I am. From there, Soundcloud syndicates my content to a variety of platforms including iTunes, which allows me to reach more readers and listeners globally.
I wrote my last book with fellow co-author Telie Woods, and we do so in two different cities using DropBox to collaborate. We were able to share our documents seamlessly while creating the meat and potatoes of our book in two different time zones. Once completed and edited, we were able to release our book on time and on schedule, despite both of our travels and commitments.
Calendly lets my clients set up appointments with me around both of our schedules, giving me the flexibility of being able to monitor and control my calendar and appointments online. This also helps me serve them while I am in different cities, and it helps me stay on task and at the top of my game.
Running a growing business whilst on the go isn’t for the faint of heart, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. You have to have reliable tools and technology to help you get it all done, and when you are able to utilize those things in your favor, good things can happen.
This post is sponsored by AT&T.