What Values do you have for YOU and YOUR business?

Do you know what your personal values are?Do you live by your values?Are you often in conflict with your values? AND Do you have core values for your business?Are these core values in alignment with your business?Are your core values often in conflict with your personal values? The thing is if we can’t value ourselves then how can we value our business. If we go against our values when we work with or onboard a new client or customer that doesn’t align with who we are, this can upset our moral balance and our integrity. If you feel you are living ‘under’ your values then perhaps you can use some of these steps to help your bring ‘true value’ back into your personal life and your work or business. Knowing your values help you regulate and manage your decision-making to become your moral compass. Try these SIX STEPS to developing

Coping Strategies to Manage Guilt and Worry

It’s interesting isn’t it that we know we can only live in the present time, not re-write the past and yet we can weigh ourselves down with history or baggage in the form of guilt, and yet still have time to be concerned or fearful of the future letting those ‘worry warts’ take over and spoil the here and now. Someone recently described to me that guilt is a ‘past’ emotion and worry is a ‘future’ emotion, until then I’d never really thought about this specifically. Since then I’ve pondered about this quite a bit taking more notice of how the past and future can hugely interfere with our present. Guilt and worry fill our lives and are two emotions that bring us no good whatsoever and yet we give them far more importance than we should and spend too much time ‘feeding’ them both than we should. Guilt means

How to Develop Supportive Daily Habits

We all have habits, good and bad. Unfortunately, it’s the bad ones we can’t seem to shake and the good ones we can’t seem to incorporate. How might we develop supportive daily habits which will be of benefit to me and reduce stressors in our lives? Check out these SIX steps below and see how you can develop some positive actions to make you healthier, happier and more productive and efficient. Priorities – Consider what you top three priorities in your life are right now. By doing this we are teasing out those important things we perhaps have been putting off or not had time for, or because other seemingly unimportant priorities have seeped in. Often the priorities we focus on are that for others rather than ourselves, so trying to have at least one priority which is personally focused specially for usStressors – List your top three stressors. Normally

Light at the end of the Tunnel

Have you ever felt stressed and depressed?Have you ever felt you aren’t good enough?Have you ever felt there is no light at the end of the tunnel?Do you often soul search with negative impact? Whether you’re feeling this way now or have done in the past, or even if you are lucky enough never to have been in the ‘dark tunnel’ unable to see where you’re going, which way to go or even know where you are going, this may be helpful for you to identify and resonate with others who may be in this place right now. I come with personal experience and remember feeling all the above when my children were small. I watched a documentary on the television where they interviewed several people who were describing how they felt. I was utterly stunned to identify I was feeling what they all were feeling, and it had a

Focusing on the Solution not the Problem

As Winston Churchill was quoted as saying “Bring me the solution not the problem” is a great reminder to only focus on what we want rather than what we don’t want. This year we are and have been in the midst of the worst situation globally in our lifetime, and this can knock us off kilter causing us to spiral into negativity which can only take us down a path of self-destruction. However, it’s easy to say, snap out of things, and focus on the positive or the solution not the problem, but if only it were that simple. We know and understand that by having a positive attitude and concentrating on abundance can help us switch us from a more positive to negative mindset, but how can we do that when we’re surrounded by negativity, continued uncertainty with no end in sight. Here are some tips to help you

How Supple is your Thinking?

Suppleness of mind enables you to have ‘double focus’ to focus on the big picture and detail at the same time. Concurrent views enable all facets to be included which can give us a huge advantage in achieving our personal or professional goals or aspirations. Below are 9 ‘C’ ways to encourage your thinking to be more supple: Core values Confirm continuity Compete Change the game Connect and collaborate Communication counts Costs and credit Create conviction Care for yourself and care for others Core Values - Being clear what our personal values are enables us to also determine what our business core values are; working on both of these together will help us personally which in turn will help us stand out more in our business Confirm continuity – Considering what marketing or promotion we want to do for our business is important, however, the key thing is consistency; if

5 Ways of Attracting Positivity

Occasionally we may feel that we are fire-fighting, never getting out of the ‘bit’, always working IN the business on admin and operational aspects, never having the time to consider the longer-term goals and be creative considering our vision and direction for our life or business. Sometimes it’s about mindset in that we focus on the problems rather than the solutions. Being solution-focused creates positivity and productivity and considering the opportunities rather than the threats, focusing on ourselves and what we can do to change rather than comparing with others and feeling we ‘should be doing better’. Being positive to attract what you want rather than what you don’t want means you will weather any storm, feel less fearful and create action to create your dream and fulfil your vision. If you can visualise on what you want, take action to achieve your goals you will find that you are

Does Fear Stop you from Achieving your Dreams?

Wouldn’t it just be perfect if we could make our dreams come true? If when we woke up in the morning having had the most wonderful dream that we’d done the most amazing things, we couldn’t just put all those wonderful plans in place and make things happen! Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that does it? We wake up to reality and realise that there are things that will probably hinder or prevent us from achieving our dreams i.e. it’s the wrong time, the wrong place etc. We know we only have one life, and whilst it’s sensible to be cautious, if we don’t take chances and aim for the stars, we may end up doing nothing and of course feeling a failure. It’s interesting that if we speak of our plans and dreams, people might say that sounds awesome and it’s a great idea and we should do it.

Putting a Stake in the Ground Creates Action

Procrastination as we know is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished by a certain deadline. This may be ‘just what we do’ i.e. this is our normal in that we habitually delay starting or finishing a task despite knowing this may have negative consequences. Often these tasks or actions are those which we don’t want to do, or don’t like to do, and so we avoid them, sometimes not even starting them, or we start and don’t finish. This doesn’t create action. This can make us feel we’ve failed or not achieved. This can be de-motivating. This also means we won’t achieve our goals or make us feel good. We certainly won’t feel productive. So how can we avoid the above and kick the procrastination out the door? The key, as I see it is, we need to put a stake in the ground, metaphorically

Are you the BOSS or do you have the B.O.S.S.?

We have this ideal and idea that when we set up, own and run our own business we are our own boss, don’t need to answer to anyone other than ourselves. We can be flexible when we work, what we do, how we do it. We aren’t accountable to anyone! How fantastic is that? But, is it? Fantastic that is? Reality tells us that whilst all the above is true, we can often lack setting directions, key performance indicators for us to measure our progress. We often drift to those pieces of work we like and let those dreaded distractions pull us away from what we need to do to drive our business forward. Often, we need some help to achieve this: Business Owners Support Solutions to give you the Success Factor When you’re running a business, it can be hard to manage your work / life balance in the