Did you know that others can read you like a book, even without training. I'm sure you can already pick up on others' moods or feelings. So if you were to learn more about reading people, how much more you could pick up. How much easier would life be, and how much better would you be a communicating? There are many good books on how to portray yourself well, but let's look a little deeper than seeing it as an act.
Yep – UNSUCCESSFUL – Here are just some of the things I see in people who struggle to succeed.
I am often seen doing talks and seminars on key ingredients of successful people. Here are a few key ingredients to avoid at all costs. We can all probably associate ourselves with some of these, but I guess the question is how much and how many of these ingredients do you have. It may just be the answer you were looking for.
So, be honest, how many of your New Year resolutions did you achieve last year?
My guess is not many, if any at all... Statistically nearly 90% of us FAIL to achieve our New Year Resolutions.
No surprise then that NOT setting New Year’s Resolutions is nearly as popular as making them in the first place!!
Here are just five of many common reasons why we fail to achieve them.
1. Don't assume the sale.
Prospects are used to the traditional buyer-seller relationship. They assume you’ll pressure them. Therefore, they may decide not to tell you things that make them vulnerable to pressure. Until you’re sure you know the complete truth, you can never assume the sale is yours.
To celebrate this special date (and one of my favourite numbers) here are my 12 traits that I have regularly seen in the successful business owners that I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with over the years.
1. Do what you enjoy.
What you get out of your business in the form of personal satisfaction, financial gain, stability and enjoyment will be the sum of what you put into your business. So if you don't enjoy what you're doing, in all likelihood it's safe to assume that will be reflected in the success of your business--or subsequent lack of success. In fact, if you don't enjoy what you're doing, chances are you won't succeed.
I have really enjoyed and marvelled at the Olympic Games these last two weeks & those involved in providing the stage for this incredible spectacle did the UK proud. I desperately wanted to avoid an Olympic cliché affirmation this week. However this thought has stayed in my mind throughout the Olympics....
I originally posted this synopsis of The 7 habits of highly effective people back in 2009. To mark the recent passing of its great author Stephen Covey I felt it would be appropriate to repost it here today. I highly recommend his book (7 Habits) to any business owner and certainly to all my clients. It contains simple, straight forward, common sense habits that will help anyone who is running a business. I have modified the time quadrant to be represented by seats in a car (Image inserted below) and will blog this separately at some point... Anyway, here is a brief synopsis of the book written by a wise and amazing man... Stephen R. Covey 1932 - 2012
Being a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Business Owner can be a tough, challenging and demanding "job". But it can also be extremely rewarding and enjoyable too. Here are 10 simple, straight forward common sense tips to help any budding start-up or established SME business owner.
1. Do what you enjoy.
What you get out of your business in the form of personal satisfaction, financial gain, stability and enjoyment will be the sum of what you put into your business. So if you don't enjoy what you're doing, in all likelihood it's safe to assume that will be reflected in the success of your business. Bottom line, if you don't enjoy what you're doing, then the chances are you won't succeed.
I am often asked by other coaches & business "start-ups" What are my top tips to be successful as a business owner? Then earlier this week I was approached by a lady who was just starting out on her journey to help others as a life coach. She wanted to know what were my top five tips for a business start up as a life coach. I sent her an email response and thought to myself I get asked these questions a lot, so thought it might be useful if I was to share the email with you here.