Trey Sanders – CEO at Clear Vision Digital Solutions

I would tell my younger self to never limit the perception of my ability to what those tell me.

Trey Sanders is the CEO & Full Stack Developer at Clear Vision Digital Solutions, a web design and growth-marketing agency that helps startups along with established businesses establish an effective online presence. He is also a founding partner at Artist Media Solutions, the marketing & media sector of Clear Vision; which is a graphic design and marketing agency that provides high-quality visual content to any niche of business.

Clear Vision was essentially a branding firm that only focused on establishing and managing customer management systems such as Woocommerce and Magento. After the first phase of the launch, it was apparent that the majority of companies serviced and prospected desired an effective means of generating traffic to their platforms on a consistent basis. Through discovery it was found the main reason for this shortcoming was because of the lack of technological experience, and time these prospective business owners possessed.

Through research, it was apparent that an innovative direction had to be established for the company that provided a foundation for growth for our clients where they could observe and analyze on a frequent basis. Programmers were consulted and implemented in our strategy to develop effective engagement tools that build a consistent following of leads overnight that are exclusively available to our clients. That’s when the opportunity was apparent and the flame was ignited to produce the refined entity witnessed before you offering businesses the highest quality of e-commerce platforms, social media growth and organic search engine marketing strategies that guarantee growth and exposure.

How You Start Your Day?

Typically, I start off every day by taking a warm shower then having a balanced breakfast that usually involves kielbasa sausage then checking my messages, emails, and all personal client logistic profiles in the morning then responding to the essentials. I try to keep this process time length to a minimum because I like to prospect new business as early in the day as possible (before lunch). Usually, by the afternoon, I’m consulting with programmers, developers, virtual assistants or consulting in the field. I reserve my nights for my other personal interest such as music and production, fitness, or cinematography.

How Do You Bring Ideas To Life?

At Clear Vision, it’s imperative that the right questions are being asked first before any action is implemented because you can’t develop the perfect solution without fully understanding the problem. With this idea, we’ve established several checkpoints when developing ideas that have always proven to be beneficial to our workgroup that can be listed as:

1. Discover
2. Strategize & Develop
3. Test
4. Configure
5. Rinse & Repeat (2-5 depending on variable outcome)

Being a big believer in gradually progressing ideas from essentiality, I believe this is the best strategy we’ve developed to bringing together any range of ideas imaginable.

One Trend That Really Excites You?

The start-up trend really excites because it’s a new generation of innovative thinkers who aren’t afraid to take the reins of financial certainty into their own hands. I believe I am in the perfect industry that meets my core interests. Work never really feels like work to me because of that reason.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

I believe productivity just comes 2nd nature to me so I’ve never had to supplement with compulsive behavior to stay attentive to my goals. As an entrepreneur, you never want to play catch up with your business because it can limit you from potential growth and new opportunities.

What advice would you give your younger self?

I would tell my younger self to never limit the perception of my ability to what those tell me. I would also tell myself to stay proactive but to also remain patient in my campaign for growth and development. One thing I’ve learned through my entrepreneurial endeavors is to “always remain a student of your craft.”

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on?

Kobe Bryant is the best basketball player of all time.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

Get involved in your entrepreneurial community. This is be achieved by joining relative Facebook groups, locating your local chamber of commerce, or connections through LinkedIn. I believe we are truly in the time of innovation and self-sufficiency from governing institutions.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

Isolating yourself from things that don’t directly concern the focus or betterment of your business. I know it can be a difficulty maintaining the balance between personal relationships and professional and that’s part of development. As time progressed I was able to develop a system that allowed me to maintain these things effectively. Ultimately having a “Yes” mentality is the best mindset any entrepreneur wants to maintain.

What is one failure you’ve had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

Seeing unexpected and lower returns on strategized campaigns that projected success only to have performed the opposite ultimately resulting in losing clientele. To overcome this tragedy we went back to the drawing board and repackaged out approach to generating organic quality traffic for our clients through social media platforms.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

I’m a health nutrition advocate and I truly believe an innovative idea would be a nutritious fast food franchise restaurant.

What is the best $100 you recently spent?

I recently purchased plug-ins for my digital workstation that allows me to create some pretty fascinating sounds.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
One piece of software I can’t live without that’s strictly web based is SEO Profiler because it’s virtually my eagle eye for auditing prospective and current clients.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read?

The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

What is your favorite quote?

“Do, or do not… There is no try!” – Yoda

Key Learning:

• Make sure the necessary measures are taken to identifying a problem accurately before you take action.
• Consult with your team members to take the most effective action and to obtain multiple perspectives.
• Staying persistent in your resolve is imperative to complete difficult tasks.
• Most importantly self-monitor your behavior and body language to maintain a positive and confident message.

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