Problem Solving

They say a problem shared is a problem halved and that we should write down our problems, break them down and then they won’t be so bad. Some say success is about being a confident person; one who can solve problems! Therefore, being a confident problem solver is likely to be an important part of your success. In our roles as business owners we could all say we ‘help’ people, and in one way or another whether providing a service or a product we do help people. To enable us to help people we enable them to solve a problem or fix something for them that isn’t working. This makes us all problem solvers. Being a good problem solver gives us confidence and can be the catalyst in creating a success business. We may not only be a problem solver for our clients or customers, but we may also be

Yeah – Nah!

There’s a quote by Helen Keller “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow”. What I like about this quote is the positive tone to it. Looking towards the sun and away from darkness. I’m sure like me you’ve all experienced those negative thoughts and worked hard at trying to replace them with positive ones. We are often told we should focus on the positive, but when we feel low, it’s the hardest thing to do. It takes strength to blot out negative thoughts and focus on positive ones. As Willie Nelson once said, “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” We know that the only time we have to do anything productive is right now, the present, today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow is yet to come for us to plan a positive outcome. As Lyndon B Johnson said,

It’s about the journey not the destination!

Don’t you just love that feeling of know you’re going away somewhere, perhaps travelling or on holiday or just a short break away? In our minds, we are there enjoying the destination in our minds, imaging we are there. The journey there is a means of getting to our destination rather than being a part of it. If we think of our goals being our destination and the journey being our actions, isn’t achieving our goal dependent upon those actions? Just like getting to our destination is dependent upon the journey to get there. For some, we just want the result, whether the goal or the destination, and just want to reach it no matter what and as quickly as we can. And sometimes if we do this, then we rush an important part of the result. This planning to get to our goal or destination is just as important

Beliefs and Values

Beliefs and Values What is the vision you hold for yourself or a new role or challenge? Is it seeing yourself completing something successful, or is it seeing yourself not completing or failing? For us to be able to have a positive vision of ourselves we need to believe in ourselves and understand our personal values. To do this we need to understand what makes us tick, identify, know and understand our values, and why they are our values as well as what those values mean to us. To enable us to achieve our full potential we need to believe in ourselves. If we were to consider where and what we lack in our own self-belief we can then explore what might be possible if we were to unblock what it is stopping us and what we might achieve if we did. We are growing every day in every way,