Archive for March, 2008

on balance

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Balance_2 I saw this great quote recently and just had to share it.

Someone was being interviewed about how they maintain balance and this was the reply, "I fall short of being good at balancing everything, but I assume it's like golf: You can never master it, and you're in competition with yourself."

How great is that?!?!!

And how true!

As a coach, I always keep an eye out for the balance in my clients lives (as well as my own) and seeing this    Read More

clarity is power

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Clarity_2 I was having a conversation with a single friend of mine the other day and he was sharing his challenges in finding that "special person".  We spoke about many things but one of the things we discussed was his clarity about who he was looking for. 

It occurred to me after speaking to him that the same thought process applies to how business owners identify and market to potential clients.

Clarity is required.

Have you ever had a client that you didn't want and you wondered    Read More

is perfection killing you?

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

I have a friend who started a home-based greeting card business a number of years ago.  She was employed so she began the business part-time.  We generally spoke a couple of times a year and each time I spoke with her I would ask her how her business was going.  Her replies often sounded something like this:

I'm still learning the software.Perfect_2

My business plan isn't perfect.

My husband is converting the garage to an office so I have more space.

I    Read More

one size does not fit all

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Eyeglasses One of my clients is a young female sales and marketing manager struggling to find her voice and her leadership style as a first time manager.  Often when she needs to have an uncomfortable conversation with an associate, she "makes up" a negative outcome based on how she might react or respond if things were reversed. 

She's assuming that everyone has her lens (her view of the world).

She's assuming that everyone interprets information the same way she would.

How often do we sabotage our efforts    Read More

analysis paralysis – the internal conversation

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Scaredguy_3 I'm afraid.

What if I can't do it?

Other people say I can't.

No one has ever......

I'm not smart enough.

I'm not ______ enough.

This is the real conversation that stops us.   The external conversation is only the public face of the private dream killers.  Don't doubt yourself!  You are powerful enough to create anything you choose. As you take consistent action towards your goal, your confidence will build.  You were born to be great. Enlist mentors, coaches and partners in your vision.   Surround    Read More

welcome to march

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Newstart Can you believe it's March already?  A new month with new possibilities!  What will you do this month that you said you would do last month and didn't?  Before long, we'll all blink and another year will have passed us by.  JUST SAY NO to living unconsciously! 

Take charge today!  Let's just take a look at one month...not a quarter, not the rest of the year....just ONE month....   What is it you want to start, complete or influence this month?     Read More