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Friday Fundamentals 153: Kevin Yip

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Friday Fundamentals 153: Kevin Yip

Everybody, it's Sam Jacobs. HappyFriday, welcome back to the sales actor podcast into Friday fundamentals. You knowFriday fundamentals, that short five to ten minute format where we bring you actionableinsights to help make a difference in what you do. Today we've got thisweek's guest back on the show, Kevin yet. He's the CO founder andCoo of Blue Board, which is the really incredible company that provides experiences toemployees that help incentivize great behavior and performance, and they've been doing it and workingon this business for a long time. And he's going to talk to usabout the number one way that you can attract great talent to your company, which is important because right now there's a massive talent shortage across the entirecorporate ecosystem, but especially the start up biggest system. One of my friendstold me there's Elevenzero more sales openings than there are sales people in the topten major markets. So we're going to ask Kevin that question. But beforewe get there we've got two sponsors we need to thank. The first asoutreach. Out reach triples the productivity of...

...sales teams and empowers them to drivepredictable and measurable revenue growth by prioritizing the right activity in scaling customer engagement.With intelligent automation outreach makes customer facing teams more effective and improves visibility into whatreally drives results. We're also sponsored by pavilion. Pavilion is the key togetting more out of your career. Our private membership connects you with a networkof thousands of like minded peers and resources where you can tap into leadership opportunities, professional development, mentorship and other services made for high growth leads like you. Unlock your professional potential with a pavilion membership. Get started today. Joinedpavilioncom Kevin, welcome back to the show. Thanks, Sam for having me again. You're excited to have you. Yeah, you know another fun factabout about job attracting and hunting. In August, I think four percent ofthe workforce quit. It's freaking crazy for percent of the US workforce quit.Let's great resignation. That's what they call it's amazing, so to speaking tothat point, what's your tip? Give...

...us your strategy. How do youattract great people to your company when four percent of the workforce is leaving?The workforce. Yeah, you know, I think a lot of this aslike a lot of companies are like, okay, like who do we needto hire? What are they looking for? How do we be that? Likehow do we make sure we please everyone? Not Fuck that. Thatdoesn't work right, and I think people see through it immediately. I thinkwhat you, as a company, need to do is look inward and likehey, like, what do we care about? What do we believe in? Why do we exist? What's our mission? Right, and hold incrediblytrue and tight to that and like that. Let that be kind of the gravityand core of what you say day in and day out to the market, to your potential talent, to your customers, etc. Right, youknow, for Blueboard, we are an experience company. You know, it'swhat we've been since day one and we exist to how people challenge our comfort. So it's indulge in their passions and trying things like. That's what wedo. Like, we're not like ai...

...or machine learning or like big data. Right, we're experiences and so like, if you love experiences, we worwill partly resonate with you. If you don't, if you're more ofa things person, or if you don't really kind of get experiences like,you know, it's not going to be for you guy, and so likethat's fine, but you know, we're going to find better people, they'regoing to stay longer and they're going to be even more productive when they knowwho we are and why why we do what we do. You know,and so I think you know. One of the stories that comes to mindfor me is, you know, in eighteen nine hundreds, there was Antarctickind of British explorer Edward Shackleton, and you put a poster up around Londonto kind of get crewmates to come aboard his voyage. and rather than kindof telling how amazing the voyage is going to be and, you know,like you know the the name they're going to make for themselves as like theyexplorers say an Arctica, he basically was like like kind of you know,crew wanted, and he listed out the ten reasons why you're likely going todie, literally, I think, on...

...the on the on the on theFlyer and said certain death. And at the end of it he was likebut guaranteed it will be the adventure of a lifetime and you will never forgetit, even though you may die, and that attracted the crew right,because when they came on it was a freaking shit show. Right, peopledied. You're going in Arctica in the eighteen hundreds, right, and youneeded you needed that level of Grit, right, that level of like Iknow I may die and I don't care to be able to be successful ina voyage like going in Arctica in the eight hundreds. Right. And sonot only did he attract great people, but he tricked the right people forhis company before for his voyage. Sorry, but it's kind of like a storyI always go back to, of like, let's be true to whowe are. It's fine to say, well, we have what we don'thave figured it out right. It's important to lead with that because you know, you know, no one's perfect,...

...no company's perfect, and the peoplethat you know like that stage, that like the you know, kind oflike some of like the daily like fire drill, sometimes those are the peoplethat are going to thrive at your company. So, anyways, I think kindof the the message is beat true to the mission, lead with thatand don't be afraid to talk about all of the Shit. That's kind ofa new closet. I love it. Great, great advice and and reallythe only scalable advice, because keeping track of all the things that you aren'ttrying to lie about it as exhausting, so might as well just be authenticand honest. Yep, absolutely, Kevin. If folks want to reach out toyou, what's the best way to get in touch? Remind us.Yeah, you can hit me up. Email Kevin, a blue boyscom orshould be a should be a request on linked thank Kevin. Yep, yeah, folks want to reach out to me and Tayken linkedincom forks lash the wordin force. M F Jacobs, you can email me. Sam. MuchJoy pavilioncom. Thanks again to our sponsors, outreaching Pavilion Kevin. Thanks so muchfor being our guest on the show this week. I appreciate it.Sam. Happy Frout of you. Happy...

Friday. We'll talk to everybody nexttime.

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