“Small actions over time, transform us.” Daniel Coyle, Little Book of Talents: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Talent Code
Small actions over time… Where we are growing, learning, and improving. You will want to listen to Episode 10, our last episode, about Leaders Are Learners. Here’s a question that comes up, “Do you believe that talent comes only from the genes that you’re born with or do you believe talent is … Read the rest
While you are listening to this podcast, I hope that you are taking the ideas you learn and you are implementing them into what you’re doing so it can take you places to where you want to go. My ultimate gift is to have an e-mail from you letting me know how this podcast has helped … Read the rest
“The only thing that works is management by values. Find people who are competent and really bright, but more importantly, people who care about exactly about the same things you care about.” Steve Jobs, Apple, Inc.
What is Value Based Leadership?
When we are talking about value-based leadership, we are talking about having a leader who is aligned with organizational values and who we believe has the same values as us. Otherwise, we would not want to be working for the leader of that organization. There has to … Read the rest
What is credibility? It is the quality of being believable or worthy of trust. The root of credibility is “credo” which means “I believe” in Latin. I was really excited about this because there is a local coffee shop called Credo so I had to go look at their vision and mission statement to see if there was something with the word believe in it. I found out it was Credo – coffee you can believe in so I knew they had done something with the Latin … Read the rest
Success in life and business comes from the relationships that you build. I often hear people saying that they don’t have enough time to connect further too busy. Building relationships take some forethought and some planning. Before you know it time will have passed and you being be wondering where your clients and friends are.
As you develop relationships you will learn that life and business are not separate entities. Business relationships are like friendships. They need your time and attention to learn about other people and what interests them. People need to learn and trust the people they do … Read the rest
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” Brene Brown
Connecting with people is human nature; we are social beings. With technology, you would think we would be more connected than ever but the opposite is true. People feel disconnected because they are missing the human connection.
Research shows that if you want to make a good first impression it is … Read the rest
Sometimes the term “boundary” receives a negative connotation due to a meaning a limit and restriction. Boundaries are necessary in business in order to be more effective and productive with their time, money, and resources. Business owners often think that potential and current customers will be read held by a company or organization that has boundaries; however, this is not true.
“Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.” ― Carl Sandburg
My role as a speaker, author, and business, executive and entrepreneurial coach is to help people really get clear on the direction that they want to go. Often, they are faced with a challenge in their immediate time frame. They are trying to figure out ways to move forward to and move through to breakthrough. So many times I find people are waiting. Waiting for opportunities to be brought to them on a silver platter!
Well, sometimes you need to go out there and create your opportunities. You need to start sharing what it is you want to go after. … Read the rest
I remember when I was first introduced to a networking meeting with entrepreneurs. The room was buzzing and people were laughing and sharing different ideas. I thought I was in a totally different world. People had such a different mindset than the employees I had been around. Entrepreneurs seems to have such control over their destiny or circumstance. I needed to be a part of it. The energy was contagious!
I have learned that being an entrepreneur is both an art and a science and that not everyone is cut out for the job. There have been several moments when … Read the rest
Follow up is a crucial piece in the sales cycle that not everyone is comfortable with. When you come from a place of service with your follow up, you stand out from the crowd and increase your credibility. You can follow-up in many ways – email, a handwritten note, a card with SendOutCards.com, face to face meetings, and many other creative avenues.
Post your favourite ways to follow up with our community.
In the heat of summer, you do not want to lose the sizzle of your business! This is a great time to catch up reading, take a few notes, and think about how you can implement what you learn into business. When do you get the time to catch up on some of your reading?
Books that will make your summer sizzle include:
POP!: Create the Perfect Pitch, Tagline, and Title for Anything by Sam Horn
I love this book! It is an easy read chalked full of tips and brainstorming ideas to create ideasthat literally POP! and grab … Read the rest
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Did you know that over 4 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube every month? Did you know that there are over 800 million unique users visiting YouTube every month? According to YouTube statistics, 72 hours of video are uploaded to You Tube every minute. Now you are probably wondering how do you get you video to stand out from the crowd? Did you know that video also increases your ranking on Google?
Video is a powerful way to communicate your message. There are several things you can do position yourself in the marketplace without breaking the … Read the rest
In the digital world in which we live, it is very rare to find someone with a business without some form of online presence like a website. If you do not have one, may I suggest your consider starting one. There are many websites and hosting programs that could get you started in a couple hours. One of the easy ways to get a site up and running is by starting a blog either through Word press which I recommend or Blogger. There are others like Tumblr, Typepad, or Live Journal but I am not as familiar with … Read the rest
Blogs add so much value to the marketplace and for the solopreneur there are many ways in which you can repurpose the content you create. The blog is your outlet to create and innovate. Travel to new frontiers!
What can you do with your blog content? Here are 15 ways!
Use content to revamp and create articles which you submit to www.ezinearticles.com or other article marketing sites
Use the content to revamp and create special report, ebook or a book
Take out great statements (yes, your quotes) that you made to “Tweet” or share on Facebook.
Have you ever had the burning feeling in your gut that you are here for a greater purpose? Have you made mistakes but have course corrected? Have you learned from your mistakes? If you have said, “YES!” to any of the previous questions you are on your way to success. First, you are must not give up on something you know you are here to do. Secondly, if you have course corrected to get back on track you have an awareness of what works and want doesn’t work – you have an instinct. Finally, you have learned from the greatest … Read the rest
There are times when I feel like I am running a marathon and other times I feel like I am standing still even though many things are getting done because I delegated them. Continuous consistent movement is the key in business. You can STAND:
STILL: You should always have some reflection throughout your day, your week, and your month. Take 10-15 minutes to sit in silence and even journal to clear your head of all the brainstorming that is cluttering your mind. Ideas need to be transcribed onto paper otherwise they may remain as ideas and “Poof! They … Read the rest
Do you believe in moments of serendipity? Do you believe in the law of attraction? Do you believe that gestures of kindness go a long way in becoming known, remembered and even talked about? I want to share with you the tale of two purses. A couple months ago I was visiting my sister and her family. We were walking along a rocky beach when my purse strap snapped and my purse dropped to the ground. I looked around for a purse for several weeks and started to get a bit frustrated because I could not find one I liked.… Read the rest