I recently interviewed a prospective client. I asked her to
briefly describe what she did. She said it was complicated, she did so many things. I asked who her clients were. She said she couldn't define them, that she dealt with everyone. I then asked how her business was growing and she said ... Views:678
When people want to move to career freedom, often they don't want a new career at all. They love their career -- but they also want a balanced life. Here are ten questions to help you get started on the quest for "more time in your life -- and more fun."
1. Where does leisure rank among ... Views:720
What usually happens to your resolve in the New Year? Does it disappear before the pine needles are even vacuumed? Do you spend more energy on excuses than on execution? Can you even remember your intention by Valentine's day?
Try something different this year. Take some time to think through ... Views:609
Simple questions you can ask yourself to begin to clarify and develop your strong inner belief system, so that you can make decisions that are right for you.
Self-acceptance gives you the much needed energy and room to grow
Having a strong value/inner belief system is very much dependent on ... Views:6898
Manifesting Set Dates for Goals
(by Susan James)
As we begin to teach ourselves how to mold and use the
energy in front of our face on purpose for the design of our
lives, quite often comes the question: What about setting dates
for end result ... Views:799
This is for people who can't seem to get everything done. Those of you who efficiently take care of every detail ahead of time don't need to read any further.
As a recovering procrastinator I have a great deal of experience with To Do lists. I've embellished them with multi-color highlighters, ... Views:547
The holidays are upon us … and how they churn up our emotions. The expectations … the memories … the empty chairs …
Somewhere there’s the Norman Rockwell family celebrating, but it was never at my house. Was it at yours?
A client and I have in common the loss of beautiful young men on the ... Views:1196
At every moment in time your subconscious mind speaks to you through your body, in a language that is as refined, systematic, and complete as your verbal language. This "somatic" language that your body communicates in forms the basis of the non-cognitive wisdom known as sixth sense, intuition, ... Views:2991
I've been planning to move for some time, but first I had to repair the foundation on my house (a common problem in south Texas) and also get a new roof because of hail damage (another common problem in south Texas.
I finished getting those major projects done, and turned to the tweaking of the ... Views:687
You're the new secretary and your boss asks you to become a Notary Public. He then walks back into his office and you can hear him on the phone talking about a contract he wants out of, and the fact that he's going to falsify a date and signature -- "No problem, my secretary will do it."
It ... Views:4224
You may be facing a type of disappointment, frustration, loss, or general sadness. It is in these times you can immediately begin to search for the counterbalancing positive to it. This is a flawless universal law: an opposite condition must emerge to offset the initial condition. ... Views:982
Introverts make up about 10-30% of the population, but they're highly represented on the Internet! However much of the world is designed for extraverts, who predominate. Being an Introvert can be like being left-handed and living in a right-handed world. Sometimes it can feel like the ... Views:6904
Remember your Optimism rules: Attribute bad things to something that isn't permanent, pervasive, or personal. Attribute good events to things that ARE permanent, pervasive, and personal.
Learned Optimism is the emotionally intelligent way to reduce stress, live longer, be healthier, recover ... Views:638
When we apply our knowledge from the DISC, the StrengthsFinder(tm) profile, the Keirsey, and the
EQ-Map, we can eliminate a lot of the stress
in the holidays.
How does this work?
Well, if you're going shopping for the tree with someone who is ambitious, forceful, decisive, strong-willed, ... Views:627
There are many theories about self-esteem, but, really, the only one that matters is: yours.
What makes you feel great? Because that is your route to finding your own self esteem.
Sometimes all it takes is one success to make us believe in ourselves. What if you don’t have that success? Find ... Views:657
YOU are the ONE
The #1 excuse or fear I hear the most from speakers is, "Who am I to speak to this group of people? I'm nobody special."
Ok, I know email is not the easiest way to pump you up and
give you a motivational shot in the arm, but I'm going to
give it my ... Views:703
I was paddling a new river a couple of weekends ago and came up behind a beaver. He didn't know I was there. I spoke up, trying to give him fair warning, but by the time I saw him, I was on top of the poor fellow. We were both pretty surprised. As we went down river together at about the same ... Views:675
If you’re tired of feeling bad about yourself, or just want some tips for those down days, these 7 practical strategies will help you take action to lift your self esteem.
1) Think back to when you did something new for the first time.
Learning something new is often accompanied by feelings of ... Views:4259
People have emotions and emotions are contagious. How you conduct yourself and what values you live by define your culture, just as they do the other person's. Businesses have cultures and so do groups, committees, clubs, organizations and any situation where two or more people are together. ... Views:11471
When the sea of life gets stormy, how can you stay shipshape and ride the waves?
You’re the CAPTAIN of your ship. Being empowered means having a deep sense of confidence that you can take charge of your ship and handle whatever comes up. Use your personal power and intentionality to keep your ... Views:1028
The greatest asset we have in human existence is our soul growth, but somehow we have that confused with becoming powerful. Power does not bring growth unless we understand the essence of sharing that power.
The struggle for power is a main characteristic in basically all of our relationships. ... Views:678
If you want to be a winner you have to be prepared to develop a certain personal trait which others will not.
Are you prepared to do more to receive more? Or are you like most people who want consistently to do less and less, yet are mistakenly expecting more in return.
The notion of doing ... Views:762
Why would you ever write a letter and not send it? Lauren B. Smith, of Tucson, tells you in her new book Unsent Letters: Writing as a Way to Resolve and Renew, Walking Stick Press. Writing letters to someone who has caused you pain, someone with whom you have a disagreement, or someone who has ... Views:3461
When I was a newbie in 'the game of life,' I wanted to succeed beyond my wildest dreams. I wanted to make it big and take on the world, all at once. My expectations were so high that not even Jack could reach them on his beanstalk. However, over time, after much frustration and burn out, I ... Views:3908
"No, I can't do that." Throughout your lifetime, how many times have you heard somebody said it to your face? Hundreds, thousands or millions of times, perhaps. Sometimes, we express such skepticism out loud too, particularly when we feel we do not have the skills or knowledge required to ... Views:775
We humans are problem-solving systems. We thrive when we can solve our own problems. We suffer when we don't solve them. A good part of problem-solving involves how you see yourself and your world. Yes, there are problems (like preventing death, paying down the national debt, etc.) that are ... Views:766
How many people does it take to change a light bulb? One, but the light bulb has to want to change.
How many people does it take to change a bad habit. One. You. *But you have to want to change.*
And you have to go a step farther. You have to realize that you *must* change.
*** ... Views:892
Where do you live?
'Scare City'(scarcity) or 'Abundance Metropolis'?
In order to get there though, you are going to have to cross 'De Nile', better known as the river 'denial'.
But what must you deny?
You must deny anything that would stop you from attaining success. Yes, the success that ... Views:1452
I read an interesting article about NineOneOne. The second plane that hit the Twin Towers was unusual in two respects. First, it was nearly empty. And second, most of the people on the plane changed their plans at the last minute to be on the plane.
As a metaphysician, I couldn't help but ... Views:1914
Almost everyone I've talked with has suffered considerable
financial losses, many people have been laid off (and those that remain have to do the work of 2 or 3 people), business-owners have seen their sales drop off, and most people are scrambling to hang on to what they have without losing ... Views:836
Now is a great time to be setting the stage for 2003. It’s
time to be making space for more of what you want and
stretching those possibility muscles. Are you ready to
propel yourself to the next level?
By creating environments that pull you forward, you are
supported in living your best ... Views:828
The importance of body language
People can not live without each other, we are social beings. As soon as we are in contact with others we are communicating. For this we can make use of spoken and written language. In these ways we make the content of a message clear to each other. However we ... Views:34758
"I don't know if I should put 'writer' on my business card," I murmured.
"Then don't," my wife said in her infinite wisdom. "Put 'author' on it."
"But if I put 'author' on, none of those big companies with overflowing coffers will want to hire me as a writer," I said, wondering if George Bush ... Views:909
Have you ever had anyone speak to you in a tone that made you feel uncomfortable? And yet, you said nothing. Have you ever done something for someone or with someone that you really didn’t want to do? And yet, you did it anyway, only to become resentful later.
Every time you say nothing, every ... Views:884
MAINTAINING YOUR BEST PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE
By Gerri D Smith
Copyright Ó 2002
“The mind is everything; what you think you become.” - Guatama Buddha
Do You Have What It Takes to Take It?
Without the strength to deal with the stresses in life: pain, sickness, disappointment, missed ... Views:4597
This article is based on the following book:
The Rebel Rules
"Daring to be your self in business"
Chip Conley, A Fireside Book, Simon & Schuster New York 2001 ISBN 0-684-86516-5 287 pages
What does it take to get in touch with your inner rebel and
run a business on your terms? Today’s ... Views:1449
This article is based on the following book:
Good to Great
"Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don’t"
Jim Collins, co-author of ‘Built to Last’
Random House Business Books, London
Explore what goes into a company’s transformation from mediocre to excellent.
Based on hard ... Views:2275
This article is based on the following book: First, Break All The Rules ‘What The World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently’ By Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman Simon & Schuster, 271 pages
Based on a mammoth research study conducted by the Gallup
Organization involving 80,000 managers across ... Views:2455
By marketing to and networking with your ideal clients, you’ll spend your time and energy directly on the individuals who will purchase your products or services! Makes sense, doesn’t it?
One tool that will help you to market to your ideal client is called your “Ideal Client Profile.” ... Views:13572
I awoke to the feeling of being shook and felt scared because I didn't know what was happening. It later transpired that we had experienced an earthquake. As I reflected on this occurrence and my feelings at the time, for me, it was a metaphor for shaking up our lives. What do I mean by ... Views:1081
I never fit in no matter how hard I tried. I just had to be adopted. There was no way I could be a biological part of the family I was living with. These were my innermost thoughts, maybe even my hopes, for years.
I wasn’t like my cousins, didn’t follow the rules easily, hated taking care of ... Views:1136
Every now and again, as we work to make our dreams come true, we will find ourselves tired, stuck, and trapped. We'll feel as if we've painted ourselves into a corner and not know how to get out and get moving.
If you reach point where you feel like you're stuck and nothing you do seems to be ... Views:7115
by Karon Thackston ?2002 http://www.ktamarketing.com
Marnie Pehrson may not be well known for driving traffic to Web sites, but she should be! Her ability to get literally hundreds of thousands of page views a month is simple astounding! (NOTE: I said “page views,?not “hits.?BIG difference!) ... Views:1272
by Karon Thackston ?2002 http://www.copywritingcourse.com
It’s funny to me how companies spend thousands of dollars to develop a brand only to wreck it when they create their advertising campaigns. They pour over colors, fonts, logo designs, Web site creation, USPs, and target audience ... Views:1190
Fast forward yourself to the end of December and as the year closes, how are you feeling about your achievements during this past year? Really get in touch with your feelings, live them, breathe them and don't let them pass by. Are you feeling any disappointment, regret or frustration for the ... Views:1288
Tools & Techniques for Fighting Fair
A major challenge in any relationship is handling conflicts. We all have conflicts and disagreements but how we handle our conflicts can mean the difference between an emotion-driven shouting match and creative problem solving. Having a conflict ... Views:1542
Ever notice how comfortable you feel with certain people? You can say and do what you want, and communication flows smoothly.
Then, there are those OTHER people. The ones whose footsteps in the hallway make the hair on the back of your neck bristle as you put on your armor for the battle that ... Views:2283
When I first started my speaking career I had to fight constantly the urge to tell my audience everything I knew on the subject at hand within the one hour assigned to me. After the contract had been signed and the topic defined the conflict began. What content should I include? Which stories ... Views:2111