March 10, 2014
Develop it Now
Every business needs an Emergency Plan. The “what do I do” when various things happen that prevent us from being 100% in our business. Have your employees help you develop this plan.
Several times in the past two months the southeastern states have experienced heavier than usual snow and ice. Our brothers further north will chuckle at us, but they know how to deal with it.
Four days ago it struck again. Businesses and schools closed. Power has still not been restored to large numbers of homes. Trees are down. School is closed. It’s a mess.
This is one of those times when you and your employees need to know what to do. What if I can’t get to work? What if ….? Many businesses can’t operate in these conditions or have to operate remotely or delayed. When everyone knows what to do without having to call you, look it up on a website or just wonder about it, then you have a staff who can help you run your business better. Morale is better, there is less confusion. Business may stutter step, but it can continue.
What if you had a system for calling all employees just to check on them? To find out if they were ok or if they needed something. You know, you call three people and they call three, so on. What would it mean to a family whom you could help out of a tough situation? Just because you cared enough to call. What would that do for their morale? How about how the other employees knowing that you cared enough to help a peer? Don’t delay. Put a Plan in place now.
March 5, 2014
This content is from an article by David Esty. It’s good insight into overcoming fear and dealing with those events/things with which we have little or no experience.
- Physical Power: Fitness is highly correlated with courage and confidence.
- Intellectual Power: Win by acquiring the knowledge needed to fully understand the upcoming mission.
- Spiritual Power: Our fears cannot crush us if we continue exalting in the wonderful parts of life.
- Emotional Power: Cool, calm temperament.
- Power of Experience: Passing years don’t just make us older
I suggest you seek out Mr. Esty for more inform at his company Marke Team.
February 19, 2014
The Best Way Out is Always Through
I saw this subject title in a recent newsletter and liked the message. It repeats one of the key messages from Coach Jim Valvano’s ESPN speech when he admonished, “Don’t Quit, Don’t Ever Quit! Then it stresses Perseverance. Each of these components are considered “soft” skills by many. But my experience with some of the hardest, toughest, meanest, most dedicated, most effective people with whom I have ever worked live by these skills. The U.S. Army Rangers. Part of the Special Operations community that is in the spotlight recently. If these soft skills serve them, could it be that the rest of us can use them? You know the answer. Have a great day. Ed
February 13, 2014
In North Carolina today we have had more than the usual snowfall, the entire eastern half of the U. S. is covered in snow and ice. Some places are without power so it’s not all fun. Driving can be a challenge. But in all I have to tell you it feels like when I was a little guy of 12 years old. The world is quiet when snow is falling, except for the birds.
There’s one thing I wish I could do. Walk into the next room and ask Momma if it would be ok to go out and play in the snow. Just one more time. Get all her instructions to bundle up, then blast through the door and outside. Come home and you know what would be waiting…a cup of her hot chocolate. Just one more time. Tell her about the afternoon outside romping in the snow. Just one more time.
I’ll count myself lucky to have had her for so long. Received all those instructions. All that hot chocolate.
February 9, 2014
Health is a part of your daily practices just as Goal Setting should be.
Google “Cinnamon & Honey”. The benefits (as reported) of this combination appear to be very significant. And who doesn’t like those two in any combination!? The list of things it treats, cures, prevents is pretty interesting. Take a look.
January 29, 2014
Eat Your Way Slim in 2014 & Earn the monthly income you deserve.
Here is the list of a few foods that are not only good for you, they won’t break the bank: Clementines, apples, blueberries, almonds, oatmeal,lentils, avocados, grapefruit, salmon, lean beef, greek yogurt, black beans, kale, green tea, eggs, spinach, popcorn, pork, chili peppers, pomegranates.
AND, the way to personal success and a successful business, is plan. Just write 5 goals for 2014. That’s it! It’s easy, cost $0, could help you make 5 figure personal income per month.
January 21, 2014
Set backs are set ups for big things to come.
January 19, 2014
Dr. Oz’s 5-Day Feel Great Plan. Slow Down Aging!
Eat Walnuts. Contain biotin which strengthens nails and may help thinning hair. Rich in omega-3s, help reduce wrinkles.
Drink Dr. Oz’s “green drink”. It’s packed with anti-oxidants and if you’ll email me I’ll send you the recipe.
Check Vitamin D level. Helps with cell division. When cells can’t divide the effects of aging become more noticeable.
Changes that are legislated or forced upon us and are not our options are usually harder to deal with. My experience with those businesses and people who successfully dealt with this kind of change (deregulation of the Financial Services Industry in the 1980s-90s; NAFTAs impact on the textile industry in the 1990s) is this: They determined strategies for actions they would take and set goals on how to adjust. They stayed very focused and clear on what they wanted and maintained the disciplined effort required to achieve their goals. I wish I could tell you that there’s a magic bullet. There isn’t. But it’s not difficult to set you mind to a strategy. If it doesn’t work, set another one. If you are moving and taking action you will eventually succeed.
January 18, 2014
Dr. Oz’s 5-Day Feel Great Plan. Sleep like a baby.
Eat Wheat Germ. High in B6 which helps alleviate stress and anxiety. Put on some yogurt before bedtime, or in a smoothie.
Drink Cherry Juice. Tart cherry juice is rich in melatonin which helps regulate our internal clocks. 2 hours before bedtime.
Wear an eye mask. Block extra light. Small amounts of light can stimulate the nervous system and disrupt sleep.
For many of us this discussion of diet could represent a change in our habits…for the better. Change in life and business can be brutal if we take it as a personal challenge or let it knock us off course. Here’s how we fix that: Write your goals down and build a plan to achieve them. Goals allow us to control the direction of change. They assure that the changes in our lives are self-determined and self-directed. Without them everything is random and haphazard. Plan what you want to do. You won’t be successful all of the time, but you won’t get knocked in the ditch and play “woe-is-me” the rest of your life either. You’ll win more than you can imagine.
January 17, 2014
Dr. Oz’s 5-day plan Strengthen Your Immunity
Eat Garlic. Increases production of disease-fighting white blood cells. Also, deters others from coming near so catching a cold is unlikely!
Drink all things Vitamin C. Orange, grapefruit, papaya, etc. Vitamin C rich diets shorten cold’s duration and the symptoms are milder.
Walk 30 minutes. Try to do it daily. Regular exercise…you know the drill.
We can create an immunity shield in our personal and business lives. It’s simply our ATTITUDE. I have witnessed people make themselves healthy or sick just by the way they look at life. I don’t want you to be an ostrich or Peter Pan. Crummy things are going to happen. Get over it and get moving with positive actions. Get away from negative people, turn off TV, find something to occupy your time. One of my great friends in life was suddenly struck with the Bubonic Plague. That’s the Black Plague that killed 40% of Europe in the 1400′s. He’s alive and well today. It had a devastating affect on him, but he didn’t quit. And it would have been easy. There are very few excuses to justify not trying, not righting your ship. You’re not paying attention if you believe the world is against you. Get moving, now.