Archive for July, 2010

Accountability, How to Grow & Succeed

July 31, 2010

The Impact of Accountability

Do you play above the line?

By that I mean, are you totally accountable for the state of your business? The lure of freedom can be a double-edged sword in that many business owners feel they no longer have to be accountable because they’re the boss.

But it’s important to remember, if an employee makes a mistake it can be covered up, but if you make a mistake, as the owner, it can affect your livelihood and your company itself.

As a business owner, do you have a boss? Of course you do. Your boss is the marketplace and for that reason, your accountability is more critical than anyone in your organization.

So do you play above the line? Do you accept responsibility for the actions of the entire team? Do you blame others for your company’s problems?

Only you can change what is going on in your business. Blaming your team members, the government, your mother-in-law or even the economy doesn’t do you any good.

Remember, when you point a finger at someone else, there are three pointing back at you. Accountability is what keeps people on track and moving toward their goals and is the key to growing your business.

If you want to create amazing results in your business you’ve got to take responsibility and be held accountable. The freedom of business ownership only happens on the backend.

To get there, you must put in the hard work on the front end, and that means being accountable and always playing above the line. (The preceding was posted by Brad Sugars, founder of ActionCOACH on his blog.)

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What a Business Coach Does

July 29, 2010

 

Do you run your business or does your business run you, is your business hitting your goals and creating the life you want, do you feel like you’ve lost control? 

Then you need to hire a business coach. 

Today, having a business coach is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. 

Sure, you’re business may survive without one, but it can never thrive. 

Don’t believe a business coach is as important as your accountant or lawyer to your business? 

Answer these questions and think again. 

Do you have proven methods and strategies to build your customer base and grow your bottom line, who are you accountable to, are you objective about your business, do you want to start working less than ever before while gaining balance, freedom and profits? 

A business coach can see the forest for the trees and will make you focus and be accountable. 

You may not believe it, but it’s impossible to get an objective answer from yourself about yourself. A business coach works alongside you, creating success together, telling you the objective truth at each step. 

Most importantly, a good business coach helps you implement strategies into your business that grow your bottom line. 

There are five areas any business can be coached in, Sales, Marketing, Team Building, Systems and Business Development and Customer Service. 

Remember, the strategies your coach gives you are proven to work, but it is up to you to make them work. 

The most important thing a business coach does is teach you that only you can be truly accountable for your own success. 

Your coach will push you, cajole you, help you and just generally be there for you, but it’s still up to you to do the work. 

Long-term success isn’t about just scraping the surface, and the right business coach can tap into your potential. 

If you have a passion for success and are willing to work hard for great rewards, then contact a business coach today.

Goals & Planning

July 15, 2010

Several newsletters populate my email-sphere. Here is a segment from a recent one I want to share with you. It comes from Quentin Danziger and is only an excerpt from his letter. Frequently we can establish our goals, work on them, have a plan, but something just isn’t quite right. Ever had that feeling? Read on and see if this helps.

“Today we will explore how to use our imagination to align our emotions and our physical bodies toward our goal.

We know what we want. The next step is to align our emotions toward that goal. When our emotions are aligned, we become open to accept new possibilities that resonate with the way we feel.

Emotions do not know about Time. They think everything is the Now. Even if we suffered trauma a lifetime ago, the thought of the event can bring back powerful memories and cause our bodies to react as if the trauma is happening right now. If a thought about the past can affect our present bodies, so can a thought about the future.

Specifically, think about your self living in the future of your dreams. Focus on the physical and emotional sensations aroused by your new life. Make your desired future real in your mind. Imagine yourself in a situation, and focus on what it feels like. Your imagination will elicit an emotional response in your physical body, which will begin to draw your physical world toward what is in your mind.

Your body and the three dimensional world react to your thoughts. When you think about your future, the sensations and emotions are stored as vibration in each strand of DNA within each cell of your present physical body. The common vibration sets up a powerful standing wave that changes the timing and synchronicity in your life in order to bring about the future you imagine yourself living.”

Goals & Planning

July 14, 2010

Every great athlete and athletic team approaches its future with well rehearsed Goals and Plans…and a Coach.

What is this workshop?—It is about Improvement. Success. Achievement. The resource of practical tools for daily use. Tools to improve you and your life. Tools that help you embrace the greatest adventure in the Universe…the journey through a human lifetime. We develop the compass for your life, career. How can we design and guarantee the future? Answer: by creating it now! If anything is out of balance between work and life, or if you simply want more, then the ability to set and achieve Goals will resolve that challenge. We develop a plan to achieve your Goals. Get complete clarity of your path to the future. No wasted effort, nothing left to chance. Develop direction and focus for every facet of your life. Get the purpose, meaning and direction for self improvement.

Who should attend?—Individuals and business owners, military, sales, staff, those who seek success. What would it mean to learn how to get more from your life and career? Would you like to have a staff that is focused & motivated? Could their success become your success? Find those inner resources that propel you to success. Take ownership in your performance and help those around you. The Workshop and the Accountability/follow-up provide the platform for your success. Learn a simple, repeatable process that leads to success.

Why should I attend?—Your ability to set goals will determine your success more than any other skill you can ever learn! Forget yesterday’s mistakes. Put drive and passion into your life. You have a right to succeed. We learn the process of setting Goals to realize our Dreams and build a Plan to achieve them. We develop a solid foundation of how to apply Goals to our daily lives. Learn to use them and get the most from them on a daily basis, forever. Learn to Anticipate life’s challenges, not simply Accept or respond to them. This is the difference between success and mediocre performance, or even failure. Take complete charge of your life, NOW!

What to expectWork, Learning, Fun. Unlock your unique potential. Intensify your self-confidence. This is an entrance to the Success that is within you. Take complete charge of your life. You are the only one who can. Intensify your belief in yourself. Identify your special talents. Develop self-discipline and persistence to reach your goals. Dig deep to determine your ‘Why’. Without it your chances are limited. Find those dreams that excite and motivate you. Develop and live a life of vibrancy and enthusiasm. The workbook is complete with proven how-to exercises, plus reference materials that will never be out-of-date. Accountability meetings and webinars with the Coach to continue your learning. You will be pushed out of your comfort zone…but, that’s how we grow.

What do I receive in the future?Beside success? You won’t be left alone to struggle with the challenges the future may bring. Monthly accountability meetings/webinars as long as you want them, plus newsletters and email blasts of practical/usable information from the Coach. Return to any future workshops, free. Just pay the lunch fee. Do you want more from Life? If you don’t know where you’re going, any path will get you there. Is that really how you want to live? Really? Procrastination is a silent killer. Don’t wait another minute, register NOW and accelerate your Success.

Goals & Planning

July 8, 2010

Here is a portion of a newsletter I receive. Great words to help you deal with the ‘every day’ stuff.

“Every action you take will either strengthen or weaken your power.

Every time you give in to any impulse, your ability to resist it in the future becomes weaker.

Anytime you are tempted by any behavior that is in contradiction to what you desire, you have a strengthening choice or a weakening choice.

Instead of looking at such options as a temptation to overcome, I want you to begin looking at those moments as opportunities. You have an opportunity to strengthen your ability to become a Deliberate Creator.

Think – if you make that strengthening decision just once, the pain of it will be only very brief, but the strengthening of your ability to make choices that will support you instead of defeat you will last you for the rest of your life.

Say to yourself, “As I choose the strengthening decision now, I am making myself more powerful and my life easier from this moment on”.

As you practice this way of thinking every day, these decisions will become easier and easier because you will trust the “Flow”, as a result, you will become more and more powerful by the minute.”