As I was writing another article on self-awareness, I was thinking about how difficult and draining it can be when we put so many others ahead of ourselves. The people that work in jobs where that quality of care is important are often the ones most affected by this type of energy drain.
I wanted to take a deeper look at this for those of you, my clients, friends and followers who are self-employed and in a care-giving work.
It could be you ...
When a business hits a plateau or even a downturn, the business owner typically looks to the usual suspects: strategic planning, marketing, recruiting and developing better talent, setting new goals, and tactics to improve financial results.
These are all critical areas to constantly improve. But they are not enough.
Unfortunately, business owners sometimes ignore the one factor that might really be keeping their businesses from taking off: the business owner’s thoughts which come from our belief systems.
Many business owners have beliefs that ...
The good the bad and the ugly all have a best before date, and that day was yesterday. Today is new, as is tomorrow... and the next day. This is to remind us that this too (meaning everything) shall pass. It’s best not to spend too much time either celebrating or whining as it’s a new day and a new year, what are we going to do next?
As 2015 draws to a close, the business owner, entrepreneur and executive cannot help ...
Have you let yourself off the hook too easily?
“Stand up for yourself!” This statement was used by someone who thought they were encouraging a meek or quiet person who was being bullied in some form or another.
To stand up to yourself is another thing altogether. For some of us there is two differing thoughts on occasion; the one for us and possibly one against us. The negative part of your self that seems to work against everything your true and whole ...
All leaders have had leaders at one time or another. I bet you can name the good ones as well as the...not so good ones off the top of your head. Which one are you? Employee engagement may be the best barometer to assess how well you are leading in your position. According to American and Canadian statistics, less than 20% of employees are truly engaged at work. Between 60-70% are not engaged at all with the balance somewhere in between. ...
Why not become proactive in your commitment to transform, adapt and move your business forward?
The answer to “What’s holding you back?” is typically yourself. We usually have a list of excuses why we aren’t moving forward very fast or at all for that matter, but most often we just haven’t learned how or acquired the tools and skills to do so.
Becoming “proactive” is about actively learning something new. It’s also not just a lack of time, but time spent in the ...
December can be a diverse month depending on the business you are in. Some businesses say they do amazingly while others complain of poor profits and sales. I don’t know what your normal is, but there are things that you can do to change your 2015 year starting right now! It is best to see where you have been so you can plan where you want to go.
First we start with Reflect and Learn. Think about your year right from January ...
Decisions, decisions! As a business owner I am sure you may feel that you are always making choices of some kind or another. Some are easy seeming there was no decision whatsoever and others are more difficult. You weigh the pros and cons of each decision, then trust your intuition with the final choice. The good news is that you can always make another choice in the future!
The decision I have made affects all of you, my faithful followers. I have ...
The Unknown Quote, "The Road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places" has definitely shown up in my reality.
I have been lured to park on many occasions. Sometimes I parked for just enough time to reenergize and other times it was a time for reflection. Only you know if this sounds like something you have experienced in your life.
Maybe you have seen it differently. It may have looked like procrastination or even busy-work, but you may have been parked, nonetheless.
The temptation of ...
I have had times where I had several projects on my plate all demanding my attention. They weren’t really demanding my attention, I was expecting super human effort in a limited amount of time. Maybe my goal just didn’t match my calendar. I needed to sort out my priorities and make smart choices and soon realized how to structure my time.
I can always tell I am overwhelmed when during work hours I am cooking, baking, doing laundry or cleaning. I have ...