Good businesses are started with the end in mind and work backwards. Sound crazy? Maybe. But it’s the way successful entrepreneurs think, and it’s the way to make it to the top of the business world. Before you decide on which business plan template to use, there are 5 necessary things to include when you design and build your business plan:
Women have wanted choices from the beginning of time. They have fought hard to receive the gifts of choice – freedom. So, what is getting in the way? Women still have the belief that they have to be all things to all people. They are suffering from society’s expectation of needing to successfully do it all – on your own. It doesn’t have to be that way. Women can make choices. However, making choices doesn’t translate into choosing everything. So, how do women make choices and not feel guilty, deprived, ashamed, judged or neglected? Here are 5 ways you can make guilt-free choices:
Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions you can have. Every person in business is thankful for something or someone; investors, supporters, parents, spouses, customers, being in the right place at the right time, on-time delivery, increased on-line presence, high performing team. The list goes on. But how and how often do you show your gratitude? Say a simple thank you? Give an appreciative smile?
Do you ever wonder whose life you’re influencing? Look around you. Who do you see? What’s going on in your environment?
Where are you having impact? Do you have the upper hand - carefully measuring and selecting what goes on in your world?
The person who takes charge of his or her environment, diminishes the unexpected outside influence and embraces the effort, energy and time it takes to make it all happen – is a person you need to pay attention to.
Power is the ability to bring about a change in one’s psychological environment.
Does this resonate with you? For someone to have the power to change your psychological environment, don’t you have to give them that power first? Or is this a psychological game people play?
All good questions. But the real question is this: when people attempt to use this power on you, do you recognize it?
Women are rescuers. Often at their own expense. They rescue people at work, in their companies, even distant relatives. It happens consciously and subconsciously. We don’t even recognize our codependent behavior until it's too late.
Women assume, sometimes against their better judgment, responsibility for making sure everyone is happy or at least satisfied. For some reason, we believe it's our job to make sure all is right with the world.
Confused? Not sure if this is you?
Here are a few regular statements from a bona fide rescuer:
Discipline is one of the top skills you possess. How you practice restraint will make the difference between success and mediocrity. Whether you want to acquire the keys to the corner office, grow your online presence, or become the top salesperson, getting there will mean thinking differently about self-discipline.
The next generation of young leaders is just beginning the process of becoming curious. Looking for what meaning and purpose they will create for their life. Young leaders are now discovering what matters while emerging into the beginning stages of leadership. These young leaders who will be springing into the workplace; the small business, the corporation, and the entrepreneurial stage will need a strong mental and emotional reservoir to make the strides they desire.
The best learned lessons come not from your success, but from your failures. Actually, the biggest failure is not learning from your mistakes.
Mistakes come and go. But certain mistakes remain constant simply because you are circulating the same habits that perpetuate the same mistakes. Then you wonder, “What went wrong” or “Why does this always happen to me?”
Time is defined as the duration of sequential related matters. Huh? Everyone wears many hats; wife, husband, father, mother, executive, business owner, entrepreneur, friend and the list continues. Unfortunately, many people think of time as not being late, watching the clock or feeling stressed for not having enough of it. But where in the whole scheme of things does time take on a different meaning? Does time have to be limited to an enclosed segment of space? What’s your relationship with time?