Don’t expect setbacks, but expect to deal with them

In a three-part series, Reality Bites, Young Gun, Jackie Fast gives an exclusive insight into her experiences on the BBC’s hit-show The Apprentice, including the lessons she learned each week and how she has applied them in business.  For her first blog, Fast talks dealing with setbacks – from 4am wake-ups on the show to stress coping mechanisms… Far too often, people …

How to ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ in Sales

My time on The Apprentice has been spent primarily on selling.  This isn’t because this is my only area of strength in terms of business skills, it’s because most business is sales. Sadly, there is a stigmatism around salespeople and a reluctancy towards it as a profession – stemming from people being worried about being scammed or making misinformed purchases …