Sales and leadership

Don’t let them into your business, they will kill it!

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

Warren Buffett

I recently answered a question on Quora about ‘closing techniques’, the question itself suggesting the questioner is following an old fashioned and outmoded concept, so I answered accordingly.

I was amazed at some of the emotions I stirred up!

Some of the comments were positively dinosauric! I mean, seriously, are people still using such ineffective and counterproductive tactics?

Is it any wonder that the sales industry continues to have a reputation of mistrust?

I understand…

Self improvement

You are this year what you prepared and trained for in previous years.

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”


Think of where you were last year, the year before or even 5 years ago. Are you where you wanted to be by this time?

Given the unusual situation that has prevailed in the last 18 months, it’s not surprising that most of us will answer; “are you mad? Of course not, I’m in a completely different situation than I intended, or expected”.

It’s also unsurprising that many of us feel that it’s not our fault, that we had no control of…

Unfortunately Julie, side hustles, or whatever they are called today (what day is it?) are always about people wanting/believing they can make money easily and without hard work and commitment!

This attitude is as old as the hills, I can remember, back in my youth, seeing the adverts for "working from home" "make £1000 a week addressing envelopes" small ads, preying on the lazy and vulnerable, and still it goes on today.

There's no such thing as a "quick buck", but I guess people will never learn as such, so there's always people to prey on.

Let's face it, Medium is only successful because it plays that game! The most successful writers clickbate their readers with "easy money from writing" headlines, most blatently lying about their income to trap the naive.

It's a criminal shame, but hey, that's life!

I wrote about it here:

Self Improvement

And it’s the ultimate power for success in life

How do you quantify success?

Perhaps you want to get to the top of your profession or career, be a great leader, the best Mother, Father, Husband or Wife you can be, or simply be one of those people that others like and respect?

Whatever your ambition in life, there is one skill that runs paramount to its success — the skill to communicate!

Think about it. We are surrounded by people, pretty much all the time. We interact with them at home, at work and at play, whatever we are doing, even when we are on our own!


Get ready now, there’s no time to wait!

It’s been a tough and torrid year! Many will see their world falling down around them. The businesses they have built over the years crumbling and seemingly disappearing.

But, here’s the thing. We all know after every storm the sun comes out, every challenge creates opportunities, every restriction of supply leads to pent up desire to buy.

To survive this crisis we need to be strong and brave. We need to get back to basics — and we need to get started now!

Creating and running a successful business is challenging at the best of times. After all, there are…


And our first writers award goes to………………

Every month Youmeus editors like to choose one special writer as our ‘Writer of The Month’, and for March 2021 we have chosen:

Please be upstanding for, (Fanfare trumpets)

Synthia S.

SynthiaS. is a Canadian Writer & Researcher | Aspiring Therapist | Crisis Responder | Writing about mental health, psychology, etc.

Although she started writing on Medium only recently, at the beginning of this year indeed, her stats already bear testament of her dedication, hard work, and writing quality, and we were delighted to welcome her to Youmeus in February.

The Youmeus ‘Writer of the Month’ is a writer who…


Turns out, teaching kids to be nice people is not so complicated.

Ok, why is a seventy something man character like me watching a romantic film about a mistreated teenager?

I would like to say there was some higher motive, but I have to admit, it was more to do with lockdown and boredom, a bottle of red, and a roaring wood fire on a cold day.

Well, that’s how it started out. It finished though, in a revelation!

Please bear with me while I explain?

It’s all to do with our first seven years.

Give me a child for 7 years and I’ll give you the man.


You see, I’ve been teaching people to communicate for several decades, mostly…

Self Communication

Honestly, it’s a real gift horse!

The guy on the video said it’s so easy, anyone can do it! He said I deserve it and I owe it to my family! But I had to act quickly to take advantage of the opportunity. I mean, they’re giving a 90% discount and a whole list of special promotions and bonuses. All very limited and only available because of the pandemic!

Just think of it — 90% discount! Unbelievable, or what!

Actually, it is unbelievable, isn’t it?

Maybe I should have looked the gift horse in the mouth?

Cynical selling of easy fortunes is not a new past-time, sales tricksters have been amongst us for centuries.

The idiom, a…


We love to recognise outstanding value for our readers!

Youmeus is the publication dedicated to helping our readers enjoy the rewards of truly effective communication in Love, Life and Business.

We’re on the lookout for the best effective communicators to bring their thoughts and worldly experience to our publication, and we like to make it a little interesting!

Every month one special story is chosen as our featured article and gets a little extra! One month in top position on our front page — and a prize of $50 for the writer!

The featured article award will be chosen from the following articles:

  1. The article writer must have submitted and had published a minimum of two articles in the calender month.
  2. The article is chosen from previously unpublished articles only.
  3. The article will be judged as providing valuable knowledge for Youmeus readers.
  4. The…

The longer you wait, the harder it will be!

There’s one thing you can do better than anyone else, talk to yourself!

The power to love life lives inside you, and only you can give it a free voice, make it prominent, protect it from outside influence and give it power to control your life!

Now, more than ever, we need to awaken that voice. Look forward to a great life, be in a happy place again.


Love where you are. Love when you are. Love why you are. Love what you are. Love who you are. Love what you do. Love who you are with. Love what…

Will Offen

Writer & Coach of Communication for Sales and Leadership. Editor of Youmeus, dedicated to Human Interaction. Find his courses & coaching here:

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