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 ...
I know your type.
You run all day, likely holding your breath, you rarely (or never) have time to enjoy a relaxed dinner with your family, and you wake up every morning dreading the day ahead.
Imagine if you could be in Bizarro World and you suddenly open your eyes feeling enthusiastic about your life, you browse a bookstore on a whim, and even have a quiet mind for most of the day.
Call me crazy but this is possible.
Ask yourself: What is really ...
It's February and all things of the heart are in many of our thoughts.
To love is more than a feeling, it’s an action don’t you think? So let's start at the core of where to show this love first. I am sure you guessed it to be yourself. Yes, you can stand in front of a mirror and state your desire to love yourself, but is that where it ends?
A few questions that may help you get better at self-love.
How do ...
A dear friend mentioned that self esteem comes from our parents. This was not news to me as I thought it was about our sense of value and that it most likely came from our parents…they/we are always the culprits. More importantly and specifically it is from being consciously listened to with eye contact. This sounds simple right? Not so simple these days. The busier we are the more things we are doing at the same time fracturing our attention from ...
I fell off my bicycle 2 weeks ago. Not to worry, I am okay with mostly bumps and bruises. I sat in the street in agony laughing my head off. The two retired women who came to my rescue couldn't help but laugh as they scraped me off the asphalt and dragged my bike the 3 houses I got. It was my beloved's old bike actually and I was just giving it an around the block test-drive to decide if I ...
“There are four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same.
(Don Juan deMarco - 1995)
How would you answer each question?
I would love it if you can add them to the comments.
My beloved comes home from getting a haircut and hands me a bag or roasted chickpeas. I am pleasantly surprised and welcome a treat so I reach in, grab a few and pop them into my mouth. They tasted awful! So awful after a few timid chews I spat out the remains. I immediately said they were horrible and he agreed. I asked if he wanted to throw them away and he said he would feed them to the birds. Sounded ...
John W. Gardner quoted “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”
I figure life is more like drawing in permanent marker! Life has not always been easy. In fact life was pretty difficult when I was young. Mistakes seemed ever so permanent. I also thought everything was permanent. I was surely going to be in school forever! It was going to be a living hell for eternity in my first marriage. I loved those television shows that rewind bits ...
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Am I worth reflecting?
I read a blog post called “Clouds in a Cup” that sent me off on a reflection about reflecting.
I love it when I see the reflection of something beautiful in a window, mirror or any shiny surface worthy of it. It doubles the pleasure! Sometimes it is just like the blogger on “Love out Loud” that noticed the reflection first then took the time to enjoy it when she noticed the simple pleasure of the reflection ...
[tweetmeme source=trcoaching] What do you do when your employee acts like the office is their personal domain?
I know that this may sound very familiar to some of you. I will describe the situation that lead up to this coaching event.
Employer #2 John, (not his real name, of course and as there are 2, someone has to be) has walked into the office mid morning after being out of the office for a meeting. The receptionist, we will call Sue, is chatting with ...