Recently I was invited to a dear friends’ house for dinner. Also joining us was a young couple and their three year old daughter (Trudy), who had recently moved into the neighborhood. The three year old reminded me of some very important lessons I can apply to my business today. Here are the lessons I took away from the experience.
Lesson 1: “New” starts with shy. Similar to the three year old, when I meet new people or find myself in a new situation I hold back a bit until I take stock of the situation. While some fall on… Continue reading
The beginning of the year is a great time to think about what’s next for you, your career and your staff. The number one reason employees look for another job is prompted by their bad manager. Employees stay – where and when they feel valued. One of the easiest ways to value an employee is to encourage and support their development. Here are some tips for you to use to develop your employees (or yourself):
Tip 1: It’s about them, not you. You may enjoy taking classes, looking for new responsibilities, having new experiences or heading up projects. You… Continue reading
It’s really very easy. You’re performing anyway, so why not make it exceptional? Here’s the challenge, pick one of the following each week to be exceptional. Don’t forget to let your boss know.
Quality of Work – Polish your apple! Your work demonstrates attention to specific directions; is accurate, thorough, and presentable; and is concise and timely.
Initiative and Creativity – Expand your thoughts. You are aware of what needs to be… Continue reading
When I’m engaged in something I love to do or I’m completely focused on a task at hand, time seems to slip away at the speed of sound. As I grow older, days, weeks and months seem to go very fast.
Whenever I’m waiting for something to happen, a call back from a potential client, the bus to take me home or, when I was little, Santa to come – time seems to stand still.
Time is one of the few things in life that we can’t have a “do over”. Theoretically you spend your time according… Continue reading
Guest Blog By Jason Linett, Board Certified Hypnotist
Hypnosis is often defined as a “bypass of the critical faculties of the conscious mind.” This definition refers to our nature to think, feel, or respond to stimulus as an automatic response.
Consider the things you do throughout the day that don’t require conscious thought. Tasks such as walking, driving, or even tying your shoes have become activities which don’t require having to think about them. Your mind and body generalized the process, and it became automatic behavior within the subconscious mind.
…but what if you can start to generalize “good” feelings… Continue reading