Need Less, Have More

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The point of being in business is to make money. No arguments, I expect. Yet, depending on your industry and/or work situation, the measure of success is often something other than money in your pocket. Success might be determined by the number of sales completed or appointments made or clients … Continue reading

What It Means to Need Less & Give More

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I had a conversation with a business coach who could not “get” my approach.  “Why would people want to know how to be poor?”  “Who would want to hear you talk about making less money?”  “What kind of person wants to have less?” We were not a “fit.”  But he … Continue reading

21-Second Decision

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Habits come and… are gone!? We know that it takes 21 days to make a habit, right?  Consistently doing something 21 days in a row makes it feel comfortable, or normal, or, at least, not terrible.  And the habit is born and can be done with little effort or thought. … Continue reading

How Does a Coach Help?

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My role as a coach changes with every client and with every meeting.  My approach is fluid and organic.  Currently, I’m helping a client say “NO” to opportunities. The reasons to say yes are many and varied » Some people get asked all the time.  Saying “NO” can be hard to … Continue reading

Managing People, Managing Time

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In my coaching and training business, this is one of my key skills, helping people learn to better manage people and manage time. Managing People, Managing Time Both require being mindful and aware of other people.  Much of my perspective is from training our children to, hopefully, be mindful and … Continue reading

Check Your Hires Often

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I try to be nice to people who call with sales or polls.  I feel for them (initially), trying to make a living doing something that many people would hate to do.  Maybe they are trying to start something on their own.  I respect that. Yesterday, I tried politely to … Continue reading

Get Back into the Groove

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In the groove. Smoothly making it happen, getting it done.  Keeping priorities and accomplishing the important.  That’s the sweet spot when we are doing what we know we want to and should be doing. Then, something comes up to bump us out of our groove. Holidays.  Visitors.  Sickness.  Appointments.  The … Continue reading