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What is the holdup?

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 belief systems. Many business owners have beliefs that limit their ability to grow ... Read more

The GOOD, The BAD and the UGLY Have a Best Before Date

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 ... Read more

Stand Up To Yourself

  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 ... Read more

How well are you leading your employees?

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. ... Read more

Where is your self-care on your priority list?

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 in a care-giving job. It could be you ... Read more

What’s holding you back from achieving success?

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 ... Read more

December is a time to Reflect, Learn and Plan

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 ... Read more

Are you good enough?

I just want to start by saying (with not much humility) I just completed several exams where my abilities were assessed by Master Certified Coaches as “good enough” to receive my PCC or Professional Certified Coach for the ICF otherwise know as the International Coach Federation, the first and largest Association of Coaches worldwide! This is a HUGE achievement for any coach and most don’t do it because it is scary!  There are 3 levels of certification, ACC Associate Certified Coach (150+ hrs client coaching), PCC ... Read more

Why Create a Vision?

A clear vision of the future leads to satisfaction and a sense of meaning and purpose in life. It gives you a barometer for the decisions you make in your life. The lack of a clear vision leads to settling for whatever happens, and you end up feeling that your life is controlling you instead of you controlling your life. "If we keep doing what we're doing, we're going to keep getting what we're getting." -Steven Covey "When one door closes, another one opens. But ... Read more

What is a Vision?

"A vision is the art of seeing things invisible." -Jonathan Swift "The best way to predict your future is to create it." -Anonymous “The ability to see beyond our present reality, to create, to invent what does not yet exist, to become what we not yet are. It gives us the capacity to live out of our imagination instead of our memory.” -- Steven Covey "You can't have a better tomorrow if your thinking about yesterday all the time." -Charles Kettering "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein "It is ... Read more
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