Monday, July 25, 2011

The Job Change

There comes a time when things have to change.  Triangles turn into rectangles, squares into circles and the round hole no longer fits your newly formed square-peg-ness.
Not easy the change jobs.  There are usually a lot of factors that come into play.  Having experienced this in my household recently, there were many interesting lessons to learn and look back upon.
  1. This change affects everyone in the family, including growing teens.  They need to understand how this change will affect them (of course) but in our situation, more to understand that this was the right change.
  2. Consideration was given to the question of "are you changing one set of stressors with another?" - lipstick on the same pig syndrome.  Fortunately, not.
  3. Was this a change going to be a challenge? In fact, after thinking about it, it created energy and excitement and anticipation versus the dread of the current situation.
  4. Finally, could anything be done to rescue the old situation?  Answer - NO.
Timing, patience, and accepting the flattery from being head-hunted all create many questions for which the answers are only within.  Discussing and working through pro's and con's really helps to make this decision clear and long-lasting.  At the same time, the openness showed the family how important they are in the process as well as their input to help ensure that everyone was on the same page.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Perfect Profile

So how do you make sure that you are the person in the middle with all the connections?
If you are not on LinkedIn or a struggling to figure it out, I am hosting a Virtual Learning Day on July 26th.  From the comfort of your home or office, you can learn to leverage LinkedIn for your business.

I love using LinkedIn.  It has helped me connect with prospects and clients both locally and around the globe.  I have found like-minded people where I can share ideas and learn - for business and topics of interest.  I have also found friends and past colleagues and it is a great way to stay in touch - on a professional level as well as a personal level - and to pass along referrals whenever I can.

A virtual day is an awesome tool that I learned from my friend Michele Scism at .  Together, we will work through the tabs on LinkedIn and you will actually have time during the call to implement the strategies and tips that I will show you LIVE from my screen and my profile.

Read more about the LinkedIn Virtual Day here:  Click Please

You will be happy you did! Plus, there are a couple of awesome bonuses that you won't want to miss.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mid-Year Break

I have been working this month to develop new programs for the rest of the year.  I am happy to take this time to clear my thoughts and work on all the ideas that I have been keeping track of since the early Spring.

It's a process.  Time management is required.  Also, discipline to sit and work through the lists of ideas and see which ones have potential, which ones can be added together, and which ones still need to lay still and dormant for a while until I can wrap my head around what I was really thinking at the time.

Not only that - this is also the perfect time for me (and my business) to have a look at what has worked so far, how I am moving along on my goals - both personal and for my business - and see where I need to take diffferent action to reach them.

I love this time of year!  I am feeling more refreshed and energized by the day. What do you do to refresh and re-energize mid-year?  Do you do anything at all or is it strictly and 'keep moving' attitude?
(Notice, I did not say 'keep moving forward' attitude? That's because sometimes we are moving but there is no direction or we need a reality check into how we are moving.)

So what's your tip?  Share it here!

Monday, July 11, 2011

How to Build Towards Success

What do you do to build your success?
Whether it's arching that milestone of running 10 k in less than an hour, or signing that new client, what are the mental exercises you do to get you there?

Let's share.

Here are a few of mine...

A...research an understand what I am up against...what the challenge really is
B...think about how I will feel when I get to the result I want
C...understand or outline for myself the worst thing that could happen if I don't get there

All 3 of these help me find clarity and drive my purpose in a positive way. Now you tell me what works for you.

Monday, July 4, 2011

My Ideal Client

Can you describe your ideal client? Developing my business, I have learned to narrow this down so that I am not tracking after prospects that really don't fit my niche....for reasons of expectations, money or even personality. I like to click with my clients. I like to feel the energy and excitement for eir business as we talk and discuss next steps. Frankly, it leaves me energized and I love that....that is the click.

My ideal client has been in business, in either a leadership capacity or starting their own business. I work with entrepreneurs and executives. My clients love their work, their business, their team and their family. They are looking to create an awesome business that has longevity for their people, their family and then, at the end of the day, themselves!

My clients are about their people and moving forward. My clients are full of energy and have a million ideas all at once. My clients have heart....huge heart. It is what drives care, to learn, to grow and to connect.

My clients like to take risks, have goals, are self-aware and want to grow beyond their current place -in mind,  in body and in business.  They want to move from 'good' to 'great' - with their teams, their business and of course with their bank account.

My clients are also solo-preneurs - and make their team consist of the network of relationships they build with others - vendors, suppliers, clients, advisors and more.  This is where they focus energy for growth, guidance and true learning.

Does this sound like you? Perhaps you are my ideal client.
Think you are? Let's talk.
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