Be an Inspiration to Yourself!

Who inspires you the most? Who impresses you the most? What is it about those people that inspire and impress you? How would you like to inspire or impress people? These are questions we should ask ourselves if we want to grow. Perhaps that person is from our past, our childhood or school days who was an influential part of our lives. It might be from our present, someone in the workplace or another business. The person who inspires or impresses you the most could either be personally or professionally or both! If we are going to think about whom these people are we need to have a reason for thinking about them. Perhaps we want to learn some of their qualities, gain some of their skills, or develop our personal or professional growth in the way they did. Here are a few things you might want to consider: Take

Making Choices

Have you ever thought about how you make the choices you make? Do you always see the choices you have, or do you look for obstacles? Reason 1: Our fear of failure – We are so worried we might make the wrong decision or the wrong choice that we do nothing. Who decides what is a ‘wrong choice’ anyway? Is it the result or the outcome we measure this by, or the way we were made to feel after we made our choice? Only we know what is best for us, what might be the right path for us to make, we know ourselves more than anyone else don’t we? Reason 2: Our need to over-analyse things – How many of us over-think things constantly? We spend so long deliberating about so many choices and worrying about doing the wrong thing, making it much more complicated than it is. We

Helping You To Make That Change!

Are you feeling stuck or stressed with your present situation? Are you dissatisfied or disappointed about how things are you for you right now? Are you avoiding the things you most need to be confronting? Then you need to make a change, but HOW? There are stages of change from the status quo, how things are for us right now to the NEW status quo, having made the change we want to get us from a bad position to a good position. How might we get from our current status quo to the new status quo? Here are some steps you might want to consider for your or your business: Current Situation – staying put – doing nothing, but is this an option? What are the consequences of not making a change and continuing doing the same thing expecting a different outcome? Introducing a new component – doing something about

Ever Wondered What Mentoring Was All About?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every time we ran into problems there was always someone to hand to provide that fresh perspective? Wouldn’t it be amazing if we had someone we were always accountable to who was our teacher and our coach? Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had a guide who motivated us, acted as an advocate, and was completely empathetic happy to share all their knowledge and insights? Did you know you could have all of these rolled into one if you had a business mentor and coach? When we go into business and become business owners we think we can manage all aspects of running our business as well as providing the service we are skilled in, but unfortunately, no-one has all the skills, and we end up being a Jack of All Trades, juggling too many balls and ending up becoming unfocused, overwhelmed and under-achieving. To

Are you up for the Challenge?

Over the last few months I have become increasingly aware of how many of us face new challenges every day and intrigued as to how we face them! Health Issues – I live by the mantra, treat every day as though it’s your last, as you just don’t know what’s around the corner. Recently I’ve had two family members and two friends who have had to face the most challenging health issues and admired each one on how they’ve faced these and where they’ve drawn strength from. Learning New Things – I truly believe we have something to learn every day and try and take what I’ve learned and use it and share my learning with others. Whether it’s IT software, a new job or career, whether it’s starting a new hobby, spending time with children or grandchildren doing their homework – we are having to soak up new information

What to do when you’re feeling stuck!

“When you are stuck in the same routine for months, you stop seeing new opportunities.” Dhaval Gajera When we are feeling stuck we can’t think straight, can’t think of any positives, only negatives, feeding ourselves with all reasons we can’t do something. If only we looked on being stuck in a positive way, instead of this being a bad omen, look upon it as a new beginning, a sign that it’s time to change. It may be changing what you’re doing or the way you’re doing it, but remember, nothing changes if nothing changes. Doing nothing isn’t an option! Not if we want to move forward. So how can we get ourselves unstuck? Here are some tips which might be useful: Listen to your gut instinct, your intuition, and believe in what your heart is telling you. Perhaps it’s telling you it’s time for a change Stop overthinking and over-analysing

How Productive is YOUR business?

Are you productive in your business? If not, what is it that makes you unproductive? If you are, what is it that make you productive? AND, how do you maintain the productivity and keep motivated? These are all questions we hear amongst business owners – how do YOU do it? And often, we think or reflect, why can’t we be like them, how do they make it work and we can’t? What do they have that we don’t – how can they do it and us not? Productivity means efficiency and output, and as we know, to be successful in business means the more output we have the more input we will receive. BUT how do we go about it? Productivity is not just efficiency and output and is much more that increasing revenue, as this only reflects the outcome or the ‘end’ result. We must analyse our business thoroughly,

Getting the Help YOU Need to Succeed!

Are you one of those people who never asks for help? Because you know everything or think you know everything OR don’t want people to think you don’t know everything? Perhaps you’ve asked for help but received wrong or bad advice because you’ve asked the wrong people and wished you hadn’t! You might have wanted to ask for help but didn’t know who to ask. Using a business coach and mentor can help you gain clarity and direction, however, to help you succeed here are some suggestions you might like to consider: Our Behaviour – We might have developed ambitious goals which are unachievable. We need to focus on how we are going to achieve our goal by focusing on the process; be able to adapt and be flexible in how to get what we want. We need to ensure what we do is done well, starting and ending with

What Does Leadership Mean To YOU?

Leaders take responsibility for bringing about change, empowering people to uncover their unrealised potential.   Leaders are influencers able to get the best from their team. They are a good role model who practice what they preach, unafraid of getting their hands dirty, prepared to do what they ask of others. Being a leader isn’t just about setting goals and achieving them, it’s about making an impact and bringing about positive change, being encouraging to others who want to follow because they can see their vision too! Leaders have a vision and can see the big picture; they can imagine them having their vision. They inspire people to act, helping them coordinate their tasks and actions so they are walking with them to achieve the vision together. We know actions speak louder than words; being a leader means getting things done, not just talking about it, but really making a

Attitude Adjustment

There’s nothing wrong with MY attitude! It’s everyone else – not me! Quit your attitude or even better still - adjust your attitude! Why is it that some people just have ‘that’ sort of attitude, have always had that attitude and will likely always have ‘that’ attitude? Are you one of those people who truly believes everyone else is at fault barring you? All good things start and end with us! Doesn’t it? If we look at what attitude means, it states it’s somewhere between belief, a stance, or a mood! We can often start the day with a feeling that everything is going wrong and everyone and everything makes us feel exasperated or just makes us plain irritated. Being in that resentful, angry or negative mindset can cause us to feel differently about those around us. We might start to feel that everyone else has it easy, barring us.