Has anyone ever revealed an observation so powerful that in that moment your life changed forever? A statement that having heard it, you could never forget it? Perhaps a statement that pointed you toward a new course that you never expected? This is precisely what happened to me from my own business coach on a late Friday afternoon in January 2015. The Observation That fateful afternoon I was on a call with my executive business coach; a coach I had sought
As a leader, have you ever tried to get your managers and employees to come to you with solutions, not just their problems? If so, you know that it’s difficult because you have been enabling them for years by being the problem solvers. So, what do you do? Many people decide to give up and continue to be the “problem solver” in their business. But there’s definitely another way. This post will tell you what you need to know to make
Are you spending time producing processes that no one follows? Getting others to follow your lead is not easy. Many think writing employees up for not following procedure will punish them into utilizing them. However, it doesn’t work. Employees begrudgingly use them but not to their fullest or most effective means possible. It’s time to build genuinely successful implementation processes. Engage Employees The best method to ensure “buy-in” from employees on the new implementation process is to engage them during the
You want to build a business; you need to be consistent with your daily actions ensuring you are focusing on the “things” that will bring growth to your business. You want to lose weight; you have to develop consistent eating and exercise habits. You want to become a better communicator in your organization, you need to consistently practice your communication. To be better at something, to grow something, to develop something…it all starts with being consistent. People ask me the key
You want people to be more kind in the world, you BE more kind. You want your manager to communicate more effectively, you communicate more effectively. You want your Wife/Husband/Child to be more loving; you BE more loving. You wish a best friend would call you more often; you call your best friend more often. I am sure you are catching on…but BE the change you want to see in the world. It starts and ends with you. You always have
What brings you joy? Do you know? Have you ever thought about it? I have been practicing doing the things that bring me joy daily. Why? So, I feel good and bring that energy to my next interaction, my next email, my next Zoom. Noticing and doing the things that bring you joy daily is living intentionally, living a life full of JOY.
Do you ever have those days when things are not going exactly how you want them to go? Those days when you are just not feeling great? Those situations where you snap at someone with a rude comment and don’t know why? I have learned that when these things happen, it might just be time to go to bed…that’s right…go to bed. The other night I got snippy with my Husband and Daughter over a silly thing…I realized…I am just tired
If no one has told you this today…let me be the first…I believe in you! I believe you are exactly where you are supposed to be. I believe you have everything inside of you right now to do the things you want to do. I believe you have enough love inside of yourself to give to others. I believe you are a good person. I believe you are a giving person. I believe you are capable of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. I
I was stuck today. Stuck on what I should do in a particular situation. I didn’t know the next best step. Then I asked myself the question, the question that got me unstuck… “Why do I want to do this?” Why…why is the key for unsticking the stuck. As soon as I dropped in and answered this question for the situation, I was immediately unstuck and everything began to make sense. I knew exactly what the next best step was. I
Okay what have you been contemplating doing? Starting a business, switching careers, having a child, buying a home? Stop contemplating it and JUST DECIDE. Just decide on the answer and then go ALL in on that answer. Follow it through to the end, giving it your all, diving into it with all your mite. JUST DECIDE, it’s that simple. Stop making it more than that…it’s just a decision. JUST DECIDE.