15 Mar

Pan Atlantic Look At Understanding And Harnessing Your Focus

Recently read an article on entrepreneur.com that describes focus as having physical, mental and emotional aspects, and as most of us have experienced at one time or another when working towards a goal; focus can be easily lost. But with a few action steps in place, you can take today to improve your powers of concentration and your ability to stay on task. Pan Atlantic look at the article and discuss the ways in which focus can be harnessed and understood better.

Coaching and working with hundreds of entrepreneurs chasing their dreams, every single day, managing director Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic has heard this fair share of the words “I just can’t seem to stay focused.” As the article so clearly puts it, when it comes to working toward a goal, there’s always some form of distraction: family issues; health issues; kids — the list goes on. We look at focus as a problem that we need to fix. We try to fight it with diaries, schedules, calendars, reminders, and highlighters. But the reality of it is, that unless we understand the emotional and mental issues that are causing us to struggle with focusing on a goal or task, then we will never fully take control and take back our focus.

The article on entreprenur.com puts focus into three main categories; Physical, Mental and Emotional. All of which are being spared some form of nourishment and attention.

Physically
Your brain consumes 20 percent of your energy, not a large percentage, but a great demand, if you’re short on energy, your greedy brain is going to be the first organ to notice. So here’s what might be causing you to loose focus physically:
Digestion of nutrients and minerals
Hydrate more frequently
Eat more water-containing foods — like apples

Mental
It is advised that once you have addressed your energy issues, the mental aspect of focus comes next because focus is a muscle that strengthens with use and should often be flexed. In order to increase mental focus, you need to determine and eliminate controllable distractions. Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic firmly believes that the more you are in control, the greater focus you’ll have. Here are a few distractions to cut out or limit immediately:
Social media
Aimlessly surfing the web
Texting
Compulsive email checking
TV
Negative or unproductive relationships

It is surprising how much time these distractions consume without your being aware. Once you can understand how these distractions are stalling your focus, then you can make positive changes and begin to focus better, you should encourage focus building activities like; meditation, reading, regular exercise.

Emotionally
Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic knows too well that emotions and business are usually kept very separate, never mixing the two when working on your goals as they can be hard to control. It is surprising how many people become unfocused due to emotional issues far and beyond their business, something they thought they were managing and had no idea it was affecting their focus at work. We can try to improve our physical focus and declutter our mental focus, but if there is an underlying issue in our lives, this could be rotting at the core of the problem, and you will become emotionally blocked from focusing. Once you have established the problem, you immediately need to take action toward a resolution.

15 Jan

Pan Atlantic Review Love And Hate Tactics In The Workplace

Typically any leader will at some point in their career, question how they think their colleagues perceive them. But is it better to be loved or feared? Here, managing director Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic recently read an article on the topic on entrepreneur.com, which inspired them to inform their leaders of the advantages and disadvantages to both.

The article explains how research has found that when leaders were perceived as angry, employees felt they were more powerful. At the same time, leaders who were seen as sad were less powerful in a traditional sense but had more personal power. So which is more effective? Managing director Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic was not surprised when the research concluded that neither were efficient and finding balance is key to effective leadership. As marketing consultants who develop and lead their team to management roles, CEO Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic has developed a healthy balance and using the article; they explained to their team why balance is so important in leadership.

Research shows that leaders who are angry, yearn for more power, this, in turn, is seen as threatening by colleagues, and they will do their best to impress you out of fear of being punished, but you won’t earn their trust by acting like this. CEO Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic firmly agrees that fear will only get leaders so far. Real effective leadership requires a blend of respect and trust.

In the opposite scenario where leaders are loved, it is usually because they are caring and empathetic. Like a catch 22 situation, these leaders had a decreased power to punish among employees, but an increased personal power. While this kind of leadership possesses many advantages and expresses a much healthier attitude towards colleagues, simultaneously employees may think they can get away with slacking off, and taking advantage of the rules as they do not fear their leader.

For this reason, Pan Atlantic want to share with their leaders about why finding a balance between the two is crucial to your business and well-being of the team. The article advises leaders to be empathetic to employee concerns and communicate openly, striving to build relationships with employees. But at the same time, they need to show authority when necessary, take control of situations and motivate employees to deliver. When leaders get this balance right, employees won’t fear or love them — employees will respect them as effective leaders.

30 Dec

Pan Atlantic Review The Keys To Productivity

To be productive, we must focus, and to focus we must first decide how we receive or deflect incoming distractions which may lead us off course. Managing director Justin Cobb of New York-based marketing firm Pan Atlantic recently read an article which offered some practical tips for handling, maintaining our productivity effectively, when receiving updates throughout the working day.

Here at Pan Atlantic, managing director Justin Cobb believes that it’s beneficial to your time if you create a balance between working consistently and stopping for a brief moment to receive side notes; usually in the form of notifications and text messages. The article featured on entrepreneur.com suggests that you would be helping yourself by muting these kinds of interruptions by disabling message notifications for all apps and as a result, his will allow you to focus on the things that matter. Pan Atlantic’s managing director Justin Cobb strongly agrees with the article when it admits how present you are able to be without your phone or computer regularly demanding your attention.

Secondly, we can become more productive when we reduce the amount of tasks we are trying to complete. Yes, we feel more productive when we tally up the total number of jobs we have tackled in any given day at work. However, it is proven that to accomplish any single task we have to give our undying attention to only that one thing. The article on entreprenur.com encourages us to pick one thing each day and take the time to deeply and truly observe it. Managing director Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic firmly believes that focusing your attention on your biggest goal is the most efficient way to feel more productive, as this you will feel positive about the tasks you have completed when they are building towards your most strongest desire. As opposed to dedicating 100 percent of your time and attention on tasks that seem mediocre, seem less important and make you feel stagnant instead of moving forwards.

18 Nov

Pan Atlantic Look At The Habits That Turn Dreams Into Realities

Dreams are only a state of mind unless we start doing, and turn them into reality. Turning your dream into a reality isn’t achieved by waiting and hoping that by magic it will happen, but by converting it into a real vision and managing director Justin Cobb did this himself when starting up his well-established New York-based marketing firm, Pan Atlantic.

Self-made entrepreneur Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic says to achieve your dreams you need to begin by turning them into tangible outcomes. But how do you initiate the steps and habits to be able to do so? Managing director Justin Cobb looks at the habits which he follows in order to create success at Pan Atlantic, and why.

1. Prioritize
Setting out to obtain a goal which is challenging, but not impossible, motivates us to work towards it. Starting out with the ultimate aim as our absolute priority may seem like the obvious strategy, however, this can overshadow all of the smart goals which you need to set in order to build a means to an end. It may seem like you haven’t achieved much when you prioritize smaller goals, but you should focus on how they are adding to your capabilities and present themselves before the final dream is attainable.

2. Begin with the end in mind
When you begin with the end in mind and set an action plan, you can then start working in a backward motion and set provisional goals which advance you toward your dream. For example, Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic says, “By starting out with your end goal in mind, you can strategically build the foundations and lay the building blocks that will eventually get you there. Much like training to run a marathon.”

3. Dream Realistically
Of course, Justin Cobb advises us to dream big, but with sensibility in mind as you must make sure you are willing to put in the hard work and energy that comes with achieving your dream. For instance, if you are dreaming of being a master of parkour, you must be prepared to train in those conditions and attain the fitness needed to achieve this goal. Goal attainment is linked to current reality, but never impossible.

05 Oct

Pan Atlantic Review The Demand in Business For Keeping Up To Speed With Technology Advancement

Technology is developing at warp speed, and many of us aren’t yet even up to date with the newest apple software or microsoft programme, and yet the tech geniuses behind the scenes, are already onto designing the next one. It’s hard to keep up sometimes. It’s incredibly impressive how advanced technology has become, however we can find that business owners and leaders in their industry, feel pressured to keep on ball with the changes so that they can stay upto date, and up to speed with the young talented millennials who will present themselves as the future of their companies. Managing director Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic recently read an article featured on entrepreneur.com, which covered the key ways to meet today’s tech challenges, the article allows business leaders to confidently meet these challenges and continue to grow their organisations, smoothly and tech-hassle free.

Like many others, managing director Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic based in New York, is also a business leader who sometimes struggles to keep up with the pace as technology advances and a recent study shows that Business leaders across the spectrum agree that technology change and the need for new and different skills in their organizations are the top two impediments to any growth strategy. The article featured on entrepreneur.com offers three top tips for successfuly adressing these tech challenges, which our own business leader Justin Cobb strongly agrees with and puts into place himself.

The first tip which you as a leader can benefit from is, encourage innovation instead of just talking about it. Studies show that by being innovative towards your business strategy, your organization will find better ways to do everything. Managing director Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic comments on this and says “Innovation is at the heart of growth, in both technology and businesses. I am always looking to learn the latest update on our recruitment programme, our data software and any apps or new additions to my software, that will make the day to day tasks and communication between my colleagues, a little quicker and a little smoother. This leaves more time for the bigger things during the day”.

Secondly, the article advises that as a leader, you should help your people to be bold. No not bald. Bold. According to recent survey results, nearly all leaders said that bold leadership, characterized in part by smart risk-taking, was needed to achieve their company goals. But the executives that were surveyed, acknowledged they aren’t necessarily doing enough to recruit or develop bold leadership skills in their organizations. Entrepreneur Justin Cobb admits this is critical in his field of work and he is always on the lookout for those bold and tenacious characters, and being this competitive edge out in his team of training business leaders. Justin says “As the example in my business, It’s important that I show these traits and encourage a bold and brave mindset amongst everybody, so that they eventually act like a leader who isn’t afraid to take risks”. The article goes on to encourage boldness amongst business leaders and advices them to build innovative teams by creating a culture of courage. Let their own teams push their organizations further than even they thought possible.

Lastly, you should always keep your best talent. Obvious one of course, but the article shows that the majority of the leaders who were surveyed, suggested they expect that a high percentage of their organization’s highest performers may leave. This is a scary prediction, but it’s reality, Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic knows the exact damage this can have on a team and uses this as momentum to give his top players everything he’s got, to keep him on track. The article says that many might be tempted to move to a company who work with more advanced technologies, and a desire to work with a more innovative company. The most talented people want to be part of something exciting, something up and coming, and something where growth and forward momentum are present. The survey also showed there is an opportunity to better align compensation and bonus structures with innovation, bold leadership, and risk-taking.

05 Sep

Pan Atlantic Look At Brand Perception Surveys

Building a recognised and respected brand is a key aim of all businesses. It’s an essential tool when trying to build customer loyalty, as consumers are likely to give their repeat business to brands that they know and trust. How can a business find out what customers really think of them, and whether their brand is creating a positive or a negative impression? Here, Pan Atlantic examine the power of brand perception surveys.

“What you think your brand means, and what consumers think your brand means, can be two different things”, said Justin Cobb, director of Pan Atlantic. “That’s why it’s so important to get into the minds of consumers, and find out what they’re really thinking. Businesses that fail to do that, run the risk of further alienating consumers, as well as missing opportunities that could be out there waiting for them.”

The concept of a brand perception survey is an increasingly important one in the world of business today. There is more competition than ever before, and consumers are becoming more choice conscious. If they don’t find that your brand offers them exactly what they’re looking for, they’ll move on to one that does. Brand perception surveys allow an entrepreneur to accurately assess how their brand is viewed when compared to its competitors, and find out its true position in the market. It also reveals what brand attributes customers are looking for, and shows what your customers really think of you. By working with this wealth of data, a business can ascertain what criteria their customers value most, and create advertising campaigns based around the information from the survey.

Brand perception surveys can be posted online, or customers can be given forms to complete, either via mail or through a face to face interaction. The surveys can be even more useful when compared with data and feedback that a business is receiving from social media sites. These can both help you find out what customers are really thinking, rather than having to rely on assumptions or outdated historical evidence.

“Brand perception surveys can form a perfect starting point for a successful marketing campaign”, said Justin Cobb. “We are experts within our field, and can maximise the number of high quality responses received. That’s why it’s a service that we’re proud to offer to all our clients.”
Pan Atlantic produce innovative and highly effective marketing campaigns for clients old and new. They help businesses find new customers and grow their brand.

26 Aug

Pan Atlantic Review ‘The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People’

We all go through personal change in our life, in both our domestic and business activities, but some people handle it better than others. One way to achieve success, is to look at how successful people operate, and then emulate them. That’s where self help books can prove so useful. One of the most important and highly praised self help books is ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’, written by Stephen R. Covey and published by Simon & Schuster Ltd. Here, managing director Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic reviews the book and look at the lessons that can be learned from it.

“I like to read as many business and self help and business books as I can”, said Justin Cobb, director of Pan Atlantic. “Motivation is important for entrepreneurs, and they should always be open to looking at new ideas and taking new knowledge on board. That’s why I relished the opportunity of reading ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’.”

The book was first published in 1989, and has sold over 15 million copies around the world. This alone is testament to its success, but many business leaders have admitted that they’ve found it a big help in their careers. Dr Covey’s book is based upon the principal that humans should always act with fairness, honesty, integrity and dignity. When we base our actions upon this belief, we become more powerful, and more likely to achieve success.

The book also details seven elements, or habits, that are essential to becoming a success. The first of these is being proactive, and realising that you are the person who has the most impact on your life. Self-discovery is important, as is managing yourself before you can manage others. Look for win-win solutions that help as many people as possible, and listen empathetically. Use positive team work to achieve success that would have been unobtainable on your own, and use continual improvement to create long term lifestyle improvements.

“Dr Covey’s novel is a fascinating read, and it’s easy to see why it’s influenced so many people, including President Obama”, said Justin Cobb. “There are so many important lessons in the book, that it rewards reading more than once. It has a resolutely positive message, and I think that’s one of the most important characteristics that any entrepreneur should have. I recommend this book to anyone in business, and anyone who wants to cope better with changes in their life.”

Pan Atlantic use the power of positivity to create exciting and bespoke marketing campaigns. They help businesses across the US find high quality customers and improve their brand awareness.

08 Aug

Pan Atlantic Discuss the Importance of Giving Appreciation

‘A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected’, a timeless concept amongst successful businessmen, a simple if not glaringly obvious motto of a CEO, and CEO Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic, certainly lives and breaths this expression.

“Every single individual at Pan Atlantic receives the same level of support and appreciation for their hard work and determined efforts to overachieve, Not one person goes unnoticed or underappreciated’ explains Justin. It is proven that workers who feel under appreciated can feel targeted and secluded from their team. Justin Cobb manages a team of direct marketing experts, who consistently out work everybody, they hit their targets and go above and beyond every single day. Justin understands better than anybody, how crucial it is to reward his team with supportive words, constructive feedback and appreciation, and Justin is not one to hold back with generous gifts of baseball game tickets, dinners in exclusive restaurants and paid for trips overseas.

“It is so important as a leader, to show appreciation to your team and make sure that they know their efforts and hard work are noticed and accounted for. Those who feel appreciated will be more motivated to consistently do more than is expected of them”, says Justin. “The Pan Atlantic team are always invited to attend exclusive industry events with myself, the guys get to travel to different cities across the states, enjoy a three course meal amongst industry greats and entrepreneurs. We also enjoy regular team nights, where we all go to a venue, hang out and have some fun, build team spirits and relationships, this really boosts the morale and motivates everybody to keep performing consistently.”

Justin Cobb runs an elite direct marketing firm, the foundations of his success are built upon his admirable way with people and his caring nature toward his entire network where he always puts their goals and ambitions before his own.

25 Jul

Pan Atlantic on Encouraging Winning Spirit

It’s a fact that we have all, at one time in our careers, experienced that feeling of a win or an accomplishment, the sense of momentous satisfaction, feeling like we have reached a pivotal moment in our lives. We would all like that feeling to stick around for a little longer right? Managing director Justin Cobb of Pan Atlantic knows how that is possible, he knows it’s a trick of the mind, a mentality which you can only develop by yourself, by consistently sustaining a positive attitude, Justin knows that we are all capable of training our own minds to enjoy the journey and encourage presenting obstacles as an opportunity.

“In this industry, we face rejection, we expect rejection. We work extremely hard and we speak to hundreds of people every day, so it is only logical that we will come across some negatives. But it’s how we react to these variables, that determines how it affects us and our attitudes, so how are we so good at dealing with this? We embrace it, and that’s the mindset which I teach my team to develop, and it all starts with thinking like a winner.” explains Justin “You are in control of your attitude, nobody else, and your attitude determines how certain situations affect you, there is a lesson in every experience, you have to develop your mind to see the positives amongst the obstacles”.

Studies show that thinking positively and preparing yourself to win, will make create positive results, this is known as the ‘Law of Attraction’, subconsciously you are more conscious of the positives over the negatives. “I encourage my team to maintain a positive mentality, stay focused and see the win in every situation, have fun and know that if you work hard enough, you will always feel like a winner” says justin Cobb.

05 Jul

Pan Atlantic Expose the Habits of a Successful Leader

Being the managing director of a renowned direct marketing firm in New York, self made entrepreneur and leader Justin Cobb, knows all too well about the habits of a great leader.

Leading expert Justin Cobb, manages teams of over 100 people, mentoring individual entrepreneurs and leading hundreds of followers on Linkedin, Instagram and other social media platforms, where he leads as a public figure in his field.

“Being a leader is not just a title you have, being a leader is a skill, it’s a series of actions which you take every day, to manage and maintain the well being and success of your team, you do this by making those actions become a habit” explains Justin Cobb. “Being a leader you must always set the example, complete tasks to 100 percent, whether they are big or small, that way you set the expectations to the highest standard and your team will follow and – no shortcuts. Work hard, and do not delegate, you should never expect somebody to do something if they haven’t been shown how to by their leader. work with them, show them a positive can-do attitude and always be early, if you are not early, you’re late. Most importantly, a successful leader will build their team, character building is a positive way to show appreciation to somebody and this will give them confidence in their work. Encourage them, spend time with them and get to know them personally, and most importantly, you need to inspire them.” Explains Justin.

Self made entrepreneur, Justin Cobb hosts many leadership training seminars and workshops with many budding entrepreneurs who are leading teams across the marketing industry. He has years of experience and gives thanks to his leaders when he first started out in his field. “They showed me what was possible, I saw what I had to do and I got great at it, I observed my leaders and became like them, I showed people what was possible, and that’s what you have to do if you want people to follow you.” fantastic advice from Justin Cobb.