Do you wake-up daily with mental ENERGY and PASSION to take on your professional challenges or does your heart sink into your shoes at the prospect of another day on the job or work-place?
Well, there are times in all of our lives and careers when we reach a crossroad. In which direction should we go? Some individuals will actively look for the next step, while others will hang around, waiting for the next step to come to them.
It is possible to have a career or business that ignites your professional passion and a life where you have personal power.
Are you and your business on PEAK PERFORMANCE? Do you start your business day feeling energized, motivated and ready to take on the challenges at hand, or are you not quite as productive and focussed as you would like to be? What would happen to your business or your career if you are unable to work – would it survive?
Well, whatever your situation may be, it is essential to take stock of your personal health and wellbeing on a regular basis and how it is IMPACTING your professional life. As an executive, independent professional or business owner, your professional future DEPENDS on you being healthy (and not just in survival-mode)!
While you may be considering various strategies to maximize your business performance, growth and productivity, you need to ask yourself, what are you doing to maximize your personal health and wellbeing?
You need your health to build your wealth – Here are a number of things to consider if you want to take better care of your biggest asset – YOU:
Have you ever wondered how some people just seem to attract success? Here you are, slaving away at your business, doing the stuff marketing textbooks tell you to do and yet other businesses and professionals in your field, doing seemingly very little, has a constant queue of prospective and new clients. How can this happen? What is their secret?
Well, let me share my take on it – They are probably very CLIENT ATTRACTIVE! To some out there, Client Attraction may sound a little new age, but if you really need more clients, you may need to pay attention!
How can you become REALLY attractive to your ideal target market? What can you do to get the right people queuing up to do business with YOU?
Have you at any stage of your personal or professional life reached a point where you REALLY wanted to get more done, but felt a little stuck? Have you ever wondered how some people just manage to get more things done and still have time for fun and leisure?
The thing with personal productivity is that it’s usually about taking responsibility and taking action, in spite of inconvenience or objections. Here are a few ideas to increase productivity and unlock time and energy to get the things done that really mater:
Speaking is really one of the most powerful ways to attract ideal business prospects and grow your business. It gives you the opportunity to connect, boost your credibility and create trust – all essential requirements to do business. After all, if you are the specialist in specific field, speaking gives you an opportunity to shine your light, share your knowledge and give others the opportunity to get to know you and what you stand for!
Unfortunately public speaking is also one of the most intimidating activities. Research has even shown that for the majority of people, public speaking is feared more than death! It need not be this way.
Because first impressions are lasting, you would want to make the most of each speaking opportunity, SO here are 7 simple tips to capture your audience’s attention, connect, make a great impression and inspire prospects to take action.
Most business owners will agree that having to deal with late- or non-payment is one of the least exciting aspects of being in your own business. Unfortunately for most of us, outstanding payments can happen at any time, with any clients – even those that used to be ideal clients at some stage.
Failure to effectively deal with non-paying clients can potentially lead to the failure of your business as a whole – SO, how can it be prevented and what is the best way to deal with non-paying clients or customers?
In life and in business, most women typically have to wear many hats – that of partner, mother, daughter, career-woman, home-maker, care-taker, girl-friend…. You name it! Achieving a balanced and more fulfilled life is not always easy, yet some woman seem to pull off this juggling act better than others – How do they do it?
There is no single formula for achieving work-life balance – It is pretty much a personal decision of how you integrate the various areas of your life, as well as the ability to formulate creative solutions as you approach the challenges of multiple responsibilities and roles.
Do you like what you do, but feel stuck in your current position? If you are serious about your professional growth and development it may be time to think about moving up and getting ahead. Here are 5 quick tips on advancing your career if you are not sure what to focus on next.
In essence, I’m a corporate refugee. After a thrilling and very busy corporate career of more than 12 years, I started-up my ‘own thing” a few years ago. As an independent business consultant, coach and business owner, I’m following my passion to help other businesses and executives become more successful – and yes, I continue to do work for selected corporate clients, but on my terms. Life as a business owner has been interesting to say the least, but there are a number of things I wish I knew when I started out on my own – things would have been easier if I did! Here are 10 things I wish I knew when I started my business….
Let me share my list (some things I knew of, but never realised the importance
For most small business owners, marketing is an overwhelming concept – they are typically not excited about the prospect of marketing their products or services – After all, that is NOT the reason why you got into business in the first place! Most business owners don’t know where to begin or how to focus their efforts and up to 9 out of 10 small businesses don’t even have a marketing plan. Unfortunately, without effective marketing, your small business will probably not survive!
If you are running a small business which is still not getting enough clients or the desired marketing results, you may be making one of the following mistakes which typically can be avoided.