Should you have a business coach?

 

“If you are not clear on where you want to go, then everything will distract you”. This is aCoaching truth and problem encountered by every business owner, project leader and would-be entrepreneur out there at some point.

If you feel like this is happening to you sometimes, then you are certainly not alone. So should you have a business coach? Not just to help formulate a vision but for all the different issues that arise? Examples of issues in a



Use the SMART approach

 

The SMART approach

Using the SMART approach. In the previous post – Use the Pomodoro Technique to focus and get more done!, I mentioned that I am currently involved in a video learning series on the latest e.mail marketing strategies from Aweber.

By the way, it is really good. You can try out this top e.mail service provider for $1 here and also get involved with the extensive training available on all things e.mail marketing.

Anyway, on working through the course, I am reminded of the SMART approach to



Use the Pomodoro Technique to focus and get more done!

 

The Pomodoro Technique. Recently I have been on an Aweber e.mail marketing webinar series and discovered a very simple, yet highly effective and fun way of managing time for work tasks and a variety of other activities.The Pomodoro Technique

The speaker shared this technique, which I hadn’t heard of before. On investigating further though, there is a fair bit of information out there on the Pomodoro Technique.



Until!

 

The post Next Time! talks of the power of those two little words and how remembering them and speaking them to yourself can be very empowering. After an action or an event, thinking about how it can be different or better Next Time, immediately instructs the brain to be creative, to think positively.

Related to this is another little word and idea I like and that is Until! “I will keep going until”. This can also be an empowering little word to remember because it acts as a reminder not to give up too early..

“I will keep the lessons up until I pass my driving test”

“I’m going to practice my serve until I am the best at the club”

“I will practice until I can play that piece perfectly”

“I will up my marketing efforts until I have reached that target number of customers”

The late Jim Rohn said “How long do you give your average baby to learn to walk?” You give as long as it takes of course! Until!

When in our development as humans, do we learn to give up so easily? We perceive work as hard, as pain and we give up too early. Maybe just before a breakthrough that we’ll never know was possible.

Sometimes it is appropriate to stop flogging a dead horse. Of course it is important to learn if something is futile. If there is real hope and purpose to a cause though, keeping going until you get there is a mindset and discipline that can reap massive rewards.

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Next Time!

 

There are a couple of words that are very useful and empowering for the business owner or entrepreneur to have on the tip of the tongue at all times and these are:

Next Time! 

Next time I’m going to communicate with that person a little better.

Next time I’m going to make 20 additional calls to financial services companies.

Next time I’m going to double ad spend on YouTube.

Next time I’m going to cut out that campaign that is not converting.

Next time I am going to submit my tax return on time!

By constantly having the Next Time in mind, it sets the mind off in a creative direction, positively looking for ways to improve and maybe not dwelling on parts of the project that have not gone so well.

Even if things are going very well, the thought of Next Time keeps creativity flowing and an eye on the future and consistent improvement.

 

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Why be grateful?

 

This is the time of year that there are many people, cards and media telling us that we need to be grateful for the good things in our lives. Why do we need to be so grateful?Gratitude

The major religions all have gratefulness at their heart and even for the non-religious, the Benedictine monk, David Steindl-Rast, who is noted for his study of the interaction between science and spirituality, says it is simple.

“Gratefulness equals happiness”.

We all have something in common says Steindl-Rast in the following video clip of his TED talk. We all want to be happy. How we imagine our happiness obviously differs between different people but the desire to be happy is pretty universal.



Do not be defined by your past

 

Past, present and futureThis is a tough one for me and probably for most people but it is helpful to remind ourselves often that our pasts do not have to equal our futures. Something in the human condition, maybe it is our overactive minds whirring away all the time, that makes us live in the past probably a bit too much.



Use this incredible force to guide you!

 

If you really want to accelerate towards your objectives and goals, we all have anYour imagination inbuilt ability that we use everyday, that with focused attention can greatly speed up the process of working out what needs to be done, to move forward quickly in any journey or project.

We all have this ability and we all use it to some extent, but few learn or take the time to realise exactly how powerful it can be with focused effort applied.



What’s the difference between SFM and DEA?

 

If you are new to SFM and DEA or just taking a look, you may wonder why the two names, what is the distinction between these two related platforms? Learn More SFM Banner

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5 reasons to pick up the phone – it’s good for you!

 

I came across something again this morning that I want to share. Hidden in some oldProspecting is good for you literature that I had collected during my first I.T. sales job, were some pearls of wisdom regarding the benefits of picking up that phone to some good old prospects!

I think this came from my old sales manager but I’m pretty sure he was not the author (not sure who was) but some good advice to anyone who is putting off stirring up some business