I used to be an all or nothing person and it became clear to me that there had to be another way.
I see this “all or nothing” syndrome all the time in my clients. It usually comes in two forms. The first are my clients who know exactly what they want and exhausted. They have no time or energy for what they really want. “All or nothing” is a good dream squelcher.
The good news is that there is a remedy. First and giving up too soon means we are stopping circumstances from working in our favor. This part takes [...]
Here we are again at the very beginning of a New Year and every moment.
The result: an elevated sense of happiness and a huge surge in my business.
If you don’t have your own business and it won’t consume too much of your time.
It is as simple as this: Choose Your Words Carefully. We have been taught this in childhood by authority figures, but I’m not talking about social etiquette. I am talking about choosing words that will empower you to create and freedom.
How does it work? When you find yourself in a stressful situation at work instead of just [...]
If you’re like many of my clients you’ve probably found yourself in career situations where you are trying to control things that are entirely out of your control. You find yourself trying to do things in just the right way and are overly concerned with how your work compares with others. At times, you perceive a feeling of impending doom if just the slightest thing goes wrong with a project. Talk about pressure! It is in that moment that you have reached a level of control that is actually sabotaging [...]
I recently saw a video about Daniel Pink’s new book “Drive”. For those of you unfamiliar with Daniel Pink he is the author of several best selling books about the changing world of work and where you are going. This sense of clarity gives you the direction you need to accomplish things over the long term. So ask yourself, what’s your sentence?
The second important part of having a mission statement according to Daniel Pink is to ask yourself everyday “Was I Better Today than Yesterday?” If you take the time to ask yourself that question each day you will see [...]
You know who you are: that out of the box thinker who constantly has a million ideas going around in your head and this is the important part for the quick start entrepreneurs out there, do your research! In other words, before moving ahead with functions of the business you need to research the viability of the business. Is there a need for the service? Is there an established market for the service?
A quick way to get an idea of the consumer demand come up with product/service ideas. You can do a casual survey by interacting with people [...]
As Entrepreneurs, we are known for being idea people. That’s the most exciting part, the ideas. But this can be a hindrance when starting a new business. In order to be a smart entrepreneur, you need to be aware of what is the best idea that will fit into your overall vision for your company. Without this knowledge you are wasting your business’s productivity, time, and money.
It’s easy to get excited about a new product or marketing tool that has the potential to take you to the “sweet spot” in your business plan. It seems so right at [...]
It’s December again: the beginning of the end of the year. At this time of year a lot of my clients start to assess if they have achieved the goals they set back in the beginning of the New Year. Some people are celebrating the success of 2009 while others are trying to figure out why couldn’t quite meet their goals again this year. If you are in the latter category, don’t fret. There is always a chance to repair a broken goal.
The trick in meeting a goal is to always be conscious of how it is working [...]
Advice is a tricky thing for most of us, whether we are giving or receiving it. We often seek out advice from others, but its questionable how many of us actually take the advice we are given. I was reminded of how important advice can be while reading the July 6, 2009 issue of Forbes magazine. The issue focused on influential leaders in various professions and careers forever”.
Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and use advice to create positive change in their lives.
Some of the other advice that various industry leaders noted as their best advice include: set realistic goals; [...]
I recently read an article by Rosabeth Moss Kanter titled “Change is Hardest in the Middle” that clearly illustrated to me why so many of us get frustrated when we are halfway to achieving a goal. Kanter is a professor at Harvard who specializes in strategy, innovation, and small organizations world wide.
Kanter notes that it is when we are in the middle of a change the feelings of failure emerge. In her words: “Everyone loves inspiring beginnings and working through the problems can lead to success.
There are of course times when it is time to pull out [...]
I often hear, if I am the boss, why would I need a coach? In fact, I picked up the July issue of Fortune magazine an in the article ”The Best Advice I ever got” the Chairman and discusses how to approach the problem”. So it’s not about the coach being on the same playing field as you, it’s about being able to give you perspective you might not have otherwise. It’s about having someone to bounce off different approaches to problems that might not be evident on the surface.
Fall is definitely here with cooler temps and where [...]