Monday, December 4, 2017

Meeting Monique: The #BOSSBABE of TL Direct Acquisitions

moAt TL Direct Acquisitions, we value hard work and competition. People who excel in our company are willing to go the extra mile and do whatever it takes to be successful. Corporate Trainer Ny’queria Monique Williams, aka “Mo”, is a prime example of a hardworking individual always seeking to be something bigger and better.
Born in Pascagoula, MS, Mo was heavily involved in gymnastics and dance – gymnastics being her favorite. She attended a private Christian school until her sophomore year of high school, when her family moved to the Atlanta, GA area. Mo has always understood the value of hard work, so having 2 jobs at the age of 17 was not unusual for her. She worked at country court house for the Solicited General and also at a Gap outlet. Describing herself as “shy” as a teenager, she wanted to be more of a people person – a skill that would later be crucial in her career.
After graduating high school, Mo attended Georgia State University, where she studied sociology. She had goals to become an anesthesiologist or lawyer, but she soon realized she didn’t care much for science or spending tons of money on law school. Mo’s parents moved to Texas for work, but Mo decided to stay at Georgia State, giving her life lessons on independence and self-sufficiency.
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During and after college, Mo tried out different jobs, working at places such as Public grocery store and the Movie King. She found something more long term working for Toyota as Business Development Center Representative, but after working there for a year, Mo realized she craved a bigger role that allowed room for personal and professional growth.
After searching for new opportunities online, Mo came across TL Direct Acquisitions on Indeed.com. She was invited in for an interview with our CEO, Terry Lynch, to learn more about our company. At first, she was unsure about the performance based aspect of the company, but it sounded like a great opportunity. Mo recalls asking Terry A LOT of questions to make sure it was something she really wanted. Even though she had about 5 other job offers, she had made her mind up that TL Direct Acquisitions was the place she wanted to be!
The greatest lesson that Mo has learned during her time at TL Direct Acquisitions is that your attitude determines your success. She lives by the Henry Ford quote, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Mo has also learned how much of an impact you can have on others’ lives, so it is crucial that you influence people in a positive way.
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Mo always knew that one day she would be someone important, helping people and making a difference. Our CEO is one of her greatest mentors due to his selflessness and open door policy. Mo says, “Terry always takes the time to listen and talk with me. He will make time to train and teach me when I need it no matter what he has going on at the time.” She also looks up to Corporate Trainer Phil because whenever she is unsure of how to do something or needs leadership advice, she knows he’ll have the answer.
19149189_1737332576296390_8639624416882070686_nOutside of work, Mo enjoys hanging with friends, riding ATVs, and reading. Currently, she is reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, but Mindset is her favorite book of all time. Mo describes herself as a HUGE “foodie”, and she loves trying new restaurants – especially anywhere that has fresh seafood!
TL Direct Acquisitions is incredibly proud of all Mo has accomplished at our firm, and we can’t wait to see her running her own company in the near future. Congratulations, Mo, on being chosen for this month’s featured leader; the example you set and your professional demeanor is truly admirable!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Meet Our CEO!



HR MANAGER: TERRY LYNCH

Hometown: Meridian, Mississippi
Education: Sports Medicine / Alabama
Favorite Quote: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
Hobbies: Watching football (ROLL TIDE!)
Best Lesson Learned: Work hard for what you want and you can have it.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Business Trip is a Go!

The TL Direct Acquisitions team is heading to Houston! We are excited to head to down South to help train a client's office on Sales Force - the #1 CRM software in the world! Follow our trip on our social media sites!



Thursday, May 11, 2017

TL Direct Acquisitions Receives an "A" Rating on BBB!

Even after being out of school for a while (we don't want to think about how many years it's been, haha!), we're still getting A's! 😉🎓 The Better Business Bureau has awarded TL Direct Acquisitions an A rating based on our business practices and company reputation!

View our rating on the BBB's website:


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Thursday, May 4, 2017

TL Direct Acquisitions Is Hiring




Our firm is growing and due to expand again before the end of 2017! We're now hiring Sales Representatives capable of starting in an entry level position and gradually move them into positions of Team Lead and Sales Management. To learn more, visit here!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Read About Our Rising Star, Kristin!



We're all about recognizing top performers and rising stars here at TL Direct Acquisitions! This month we're featuring Kristin - Kansas City native, die-hard Chiefs fan, and ex-football player?! Read more about TL Direct Acquisitions "It Girl" here!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BEYONCE = INSPIRATION 😍




28 Powerful BeyoncĂ© Knowles Quotes 
by Joel Brown

BeyoncĂ© Knowles is a well known singer, song-writer, and actress better known from her collaborative group, Destiny’s Child in the late 1990s.
According to Forbes, BeyoncĂ©’s networth is $265 million as of June 2016, although her celebrity networth is considered to be estimated at $450 million.

Here are some Inspirational Beyoncé Knowles Quotes:

1. “Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
2. “I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
3. “Take all the rules away. How can we live if we don’t change?” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
4. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
5. “We all have our imperfections. But I’m human and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
6. “The reality is: sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose. You’re never too big to lose. You’re never too smart to lose. It happens.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
7. “I’m a workaholic and I don’t believe in ‘No.’ If I’m not sleeping, nobody’s sleeping.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
8. “Do what you were born to do. You just have to trust yourself.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
9. “When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don’t know you think.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
10. “I don’t feel like I have to please anyone. I feel free. I feel like I’m an adult. I’m grown. I can do what I want. I can say what I want. I can retire if I want. That’s why I’ve worked hard.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
11. “Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health — take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
12. “When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
13. “I felt like it was time to set up my future, so I set a goal. My goal was independence.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
14. “I think it’s healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care – that you work hard and want to give a great performance. You just have to channel that nervous energy into the show.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
15. “It is so liberating to really know what I want, what truly makes me happy, what I will not tolerate. I have learned that it is no one else’s job to take care of me but me.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
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16. “I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
17. “My biggest thing is to teach not to focus on the aesthetic. It’s really about who you are, and the human being, that makes you beautiful.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
18. “We all have our imperfections. But I’m human and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
19. “If you don’t take the time to think about and analyze your life, you’ll never realize all the dots that are all connected.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
20. “The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
21. “Power is not given yo you. You have to take it.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
22. “My focus is my art, and that’s what I love to do. I have to be really passionate in order to do something. I’ve turned down many things that I just didn’t believe in.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
23. “I love my job, but it’s more than that: I need it.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
24. “I wanted to sell a million records, and I sold a million records. I wanted to go platinum; I went platinum. I’ve been working nonstop since I was 15. I don’t even know how to chill out.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
25. “I always try to be myself. Ever since I was an introverted kid, I’d get on stage and be able to break out of my shell.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
26. “I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
27. “To be able to travel the world, especially to places I never thought I’d be… it’s really, you know, still fascinating for me.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles
28. “I don’t really like to call myself a brand, and I don’t like to think of myself as a brand. I’m a singer, a songwriter, a musician and a performer. And an actress, and all the other things that I do. When you add it all together, some might call it a brand, but that’s not my focus.” – BeyoncĂ© Knowles

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Connect With TL Direct Acquisitions on LinkedIn



We're looking to grow our followership, and want to start first with YOU! If you're an entrepreneur, marketing or sales professional, or just someone in Atlanta looking to connect, we welcome you to our LinkedIn page and encourage you to soak up all the motivation, laughs, and company insight you can. Happy connecting and find us → here!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Meet Camille! 👋


Meet Camille: our newest HR Administrator! She's fun, outgoing, and hardworking - all qualities required for a successful Administrator! Welcome to the TL Direct Acquisitions team, Camille; we can't wait to see where you take us next!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

TL Direct Acquisitions Is Expanding To Montomgery


TL Direct Acquisitions is expanding to Montgomery and these 5 professionals are leading the way! Stay tuned for more updates as these Fab 5 leave Georgia and take on the great state of Alabama and expand TL Direct Acquisitions east!

Friday, March 24, 2017

#FridayReads

If you're like us, you love some light reading material on leadership, business, and motivation! Where does the team at TL Direct Acquisitions go to find such material? Check out our favorite sites below!





ENJOY!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

3 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

By DUSTY WUNDERLICH
Founder and CEO, Bristlecone Holdings

Facilitating collaboration between departments such as engineering and marketing helps employees understand how their work assignments fit together in service of their audiences. Startup leaders can use the following strategies to create decentralized businesses:

1. Rethink structure.

Forget about traditional hierarchies, especially in the early days. There may come a time when a more traditional approach works for an organization, but the startup stage is not it. Hierarchy-induced stress has long been linked to heart disease, among other health issues, and it increases voluntary turnover by 50 percent.

So, avoid these stress-related pitfalls; organize employees into autonomous squads that can work across disciplines.

Foster a sense of equality by encouraging conversations among staff members of all experience levels. My company practices department shadowing, in which founders and executives learn what people are doing throughout the organization.

When the concierge receives visits from the COO, and the VP of marketing sits in with accounting, employees understand that we’re all part of the same team, pursuing shared objectives.

2. Create a team of "intrapreneurs."

Startup employees make the best intrapreneurs. Because they’re involved in so many areas of the business, they have unique views on what types of products will resonate with their markets. Google’s intrapreneurship program, for example, empowers team members to pursue their ideas without getting approval from their bosses.

They can partner with colleagues to explore concepts and potentially create new products for the company.

Cultivate a similar mentality by inviting employees to build new solutions and collaborate with their co-workers on ideas. Trust them to take initiative; don’t require them to get a manager’s green light before acting. Not only will this spur innovation even as the company leaves the startup stage, it will also inspire employee loyalty and enthusiasm.

3. Rally around a common goal.

Shared goals are a great way to bring people together and drive results. And while 75 percent of employers in one survey by Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., rated collaboration as “very important,” 39 percent of employees reported that their organizations didn't collaborate enough.

My own company decided to emphasize sales volume one year, and every department worked toward specific origination goals. Not only did each team's members want to perform the best, they didn’t want to let one another down. No one wanted to be the reason we fell short, so everyone worked harder to ensure we hit the target.

We also created opportunities for cross-collaboration, so different departments could gain insights into one another’s processes as we pursued the goal. People work together best when they understand what’s happening within each department and empathize with the unique constraints and pressures their colleagues experience.

A shared goal helped us foster more empathy and camaraderie between and among groups. We enjoyed our best sales year ever and saw an increase in proactive behavior throughout the company.

In sum, the flattened structure approach enables startups to run on all cylinders at all times. Employees can burn out when working in silos because they feel that the success of a particular project falls on them alone. Alternately, flat teams share responsibilities and energize one another through collaboration. The personal, innovative nature of holacratic startups makes them more agile and better equipped to take on their markets.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Philanthropy at TL Direct Acquisitions


At TL Direct Acquisitions we love to support charitable organizations by putting together events, fundraising, and community involvement.  Considering the fact that our day to day business operations include speaking face to face on behalf of our clients, communication and people skills rank high here at TL Direct Acquisitions. We believe with great success comes the great responsibility of giving back to the community and who better to represent those in need than our team of professional communicators.


Our team spreading the word about Operation Smile!Operation Smile, our company’s favorite charity, is an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips, palates and other facial deformities for 3rd world children. We recognize that we take for granted all the medical health benefits offered to us here in the United States and have chosen to help those in need in other countries receive the smiles they’ve been missing since birth. Through rallying our community and raising donations as a team, TL Direct Acquisitions hopes to change the lives of dozens of children per year. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

TL Direct Acquisitions is Hiring!

TL Direct AcquisitionsTL Direct Acquisitions is currently hiring for an Entry Level Account Manager position. We’re looking for individuals to start in an entry level role with the opportunity to move up into management . We handle outside marketing and sales for a major client in the Atlanta area.

Minimum qualifications
  • Degree or 0-5 years relevant work experience in a leadership role
  • Ability to speak English fluently

Preferred qualifications
  • Internship experience in sales, marketing and account management.
  • Interest in developing customer partnerships.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize, plan, and organize sales activity.
  • Customer Service / Retail / Hospitality and/or Restaurant experience is a plus!
  • Interest in advancement & the opportunity to make an impact!
*** Please Note: This is not a "work from home" position.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Do What You Love & Love What You Do

As the great philosopher Confucius once said:


"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."


This quote reflects a philosophy that we hold here at TL Direct Acquisitions. We believe that work shouldn't feel like "work"; you should enjoy the environment and the people you work with!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Grateful for Valentines Day

We are Grateful

Love is still in the air over here at TL Direct Acquisitions! Want to hear what we're most grateful for this Valentine's week?! Click HERE to watch our video!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

FAQ: TL Direct Acquisitions

Of course you want to know more about us! Here are our most frequently asked questions:

  • Why direct marketing?

    • When it comes to marketing, there are two routes a company can follow.  1) They use mass or indirect marketing and try to reach as many potential customers at one time or 2) they use direct marketing in order to reach a smaller, more qualified percentage of customers.  While forms of mass marketing like billboards, radio ads, commercials and newspapers may sell products, they do not build lifelong customers. Through our face-to-face direct sales and marketing approach, we contribute a personal aspect that mass marketing cannot and form relationships that create long-term customers rather than impulse buyers.

  • Why would a Fortune 100 or 500 client choose TL Direct Acquisitions

    • A Fortune 100 or 500 client would choose TL Direct Acquisitions because we are experts in face to face marketing and sales. We pride ourselves on offering our clients a 100% return on their investment and substantial increases to their bottom line and market share ratios. No longer do our clients have to rely on outdated methods like telemarketing and direct mail when TL Direct Acquisitions will represent them with a smile and a handshake.

  • Why should I choose TL Direct Acquisitions for my next career move?

    • A candidate should choose TL Direct Acquisitions because we are an internally growth-oriented company. We pride ourselves on the fact that when other companies will overlook a candidate that doesn’t have 3-5 years experience, we provide opportunities to get their feet in the door.  Whether you are looking for your first career outside of college or a career change to sales and marketing field, you will learn invaluable communication, people and team building skills here at TL Direct Acquisitions.

  • Do I have to start at an entry level position?

    • Ever heard the phrase, the best coaches are former players? We have, and that’s the foundation of our Management Training Program. So the answer is an absolute YES! We believe that strong leaders lead from the front and have been in their team’s shoes before.  There is a certain strength and confidence in a manager that can show their people a willingness to work alongside their team, not just coach from the sidelines.

  • How long does it take to get into Management?

    • Our company is a performance based environment so the answer to that question is how soon are you ready to be in management? Rather than being based off of seniority or tenure, promotions in our company are based off of ambition, perseverance and work ethic! We have seen people move into management in less than a year and have seen it take up to three but the median timeframe is 12-18 months. This is a small fraction of the time it takes in most seniority-based companies where growth is restricted. This performance based business provides our team with a direct career path without waiting for the guy in front of them to retire!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

#2k17 = Career Change



Want to work some where fun
That is challenging?
With limitless growth?

Learn more about us today and see if you are the candidate we are looking for!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Follow Us On Twitter!

Do you have a Twitter? Follow us, @tldirectatl! Get to know our team members better and learn about what we do here at TL Direct Acquisitions. We tweet everything  from business advice to updates about our office. So, come join the fun!

Click HERE or search @tldirectatl on Twitter to follow us!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Be Stree Free in 2017

Stress can seriously draw you back from reaching your goals. Don't let that happen! It's important to not only set goals, but to achieve them as well. Read this article for 5 ways you can get rid of stress! It'll add more years to your life and who doesn't want that?!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Never Stop Learning!

If you're not learning, you're not growing. If you're not growing, your satisfaction level is probably low! Want to know the fix? Read more books!

Click HERE for 10 leadership lessons you can learn from 2016's bestselling nonfiction books!