When I first work with a prospect, I always ask them, “How do you define success for yourself at this stage of your life?”. Most people answer with criteria that tap into their values: balanced life, healthy, happy, wonderful relationship, time for friends, making a difference in the world. You see what I mean. Sometimes, these same people forget this when we finish our conversation. Today’s Tip by Chris Widener provides an opportunity for each of you to consider how you define and measure success for yourself.
This week’s Tip does not only apply to Small Business Owners. No matter what your level is in the working world, you could benefit by awareness to how these 7 flaws could be impacting you and the solutions to overcome them. I know I’ve suffered from each of these traits from time to time.
Are you the type of person who gives up too soon? In a conversation last week with Michael Katz, who consults on E-Newsletters for Professional Service Companies (www.BluePenguinDevelopment.com), he talked about “playing to the whistle” – not stopping until you have to. In this week’s Tip, David Cottrell provides the same message – keep moving – through a quick, inspirational story.
I always love driving and talking. It feels easier. The second item in Loren Ekroth’s article “Walking the Talk” explains why. Walking (or sitting) side-by-side has the effect of diffusing intensity. I find even when discussing a “loaded” topic, we have a calmer, more thoughtful conversation. To learn more about the positive effects of “side by side communication, read on.
This week, I looked for a Tip to help you reach out to people NOT using Social Media. Art Sobczak’s Go Low-Tech, High-Touch for Major Impact while long, makes a very clear and compelling argument for the personal touch.
Here’s a different approach to managing your procrastination.
6 ways to improve your presence as a leader.
Steve Straus provides ideas on delegating to people who can easily get you on track by bringing discipline to areas that are not your strength, allowing you to focus on the priorities and passions of your business (and what you’re good at).