How aware are you about what makes you tick?

We know we have attributes and skills, however, sometimes it’s hard to determine what the difference is between them both in terms of what we can learn and what we have inherently within us. An attribute is seen as a quality or characteristic of a person, place or thing and is seen as inherent rather than something that is taught. A skill on the other hand is seen as something that can be learned through training and something we can improve on to better ourselves. If skills are learned and attributes are inherent then which is called upon in the face of adversity? At times of adversity, we need to use our resilience. This is another word which is used a great deal, and none more than the last year or so, but what does it mean and what steps or strategies can we use to help us cope? Here

Living to Your Values

Personally: Do you know what your personal values are? Would you be able to reel these off if and when asked? Do you live up to your personal values, or are they something you aspire to? Professionally: Does your business have core values? Does your business uphold your values? Could you define your business core values if you don’t have them? What are our values? Our personal values are our moral compass which help define us and help guide us through life. They may determine our friends, partners, behaviour and even decision-making. Often, we are more aware of the values we hate or can’t stand. Those deal-breakers we absolutely won’t tolerate on any level, and sometimes this is the place to start, what we don’t want in our lives before we can determine what we do want in our lives. When we do take time out to define our values

Can you imagine your future?

Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could see into the future or have a crystal ball and know that what we are doing will lead us to the destination we want and that it will be good for us. We can dream about our future, more of a pipe-dream perhaps where we imagine all sorts of things that are probably unlikely for us to ever achieve, but it can be good fun drifting away into this fantasy land every once in a while. However, if we take this down a level and instead of day-dreaming pipe-dreams we instead consider what our desired future could be, so we can not only see what it could look like but even feel what it might be like. Visualisation is such a powerful exercise and can be inspiring and a source of creative power that can motivate us to propel forward often giving us

Do you know the Features and Benefits of your Business?

As a business owner, do you know and understand what your business features are? As a business owner, do you understand what the benefits you provide to your clients or customers? If you don’t, then how can you promote yourself well, confidently and articulately! As business owners, we need to understand how we are different to other similar or same businesses and be able to shine uniquely. When asked, can you say in what way your business is unique or different? Can you explain specifically what your point of difference is? There are a couple of things that can hinder us from doing these things. One is confidence in ourselves as a business owner; having self-belief in what we do and who we are, and well as feeling comfortable in our own skin to be proud to say what we do AND that we are good or even great at