It may seem odd, but "the" most abused business tool in use today is....The Telephone! Yes, the telephone. Whether it's on the corporate side with endless commands, "Dial one for English, two for Spanish, three for customer service, four for sales" the list really does go on and on. Or home use ... Views: 319
Effective media kits don't just happen, and no matter how much you're paying a publicity firm, there's no publicist in the world who can create a media kit you'll love - unless you help. And you can be of great help, even if you've never promoted anything in your life before. Your publicist may ... Views: 1391
The amount of time that you spend at your work place takes up almost 50% of your time. Since so much of our lives and energy are consumed by our job, isn’t it then important and natural that we learn to not just work well with our colleagues but build up great relationships with them?
Many ... Views: 1377
Did you know that you talk to yourself all day long? (Yes, you're likely doing it right now. You can't deny it!) Also, I'm not talking about the all of the mental chatter about the various activities and chores you need to remember and manage throughout the day. Yes, it's also self talk but ... Views: 522
Cindy was a new manager in a mid-sized company. She had worked for years for a manager who had discussed strategies with her and encouraged her to try new things. He had given her constant feedback and approval. When her manager got promoted Cindy was promoted to her manager’s job. ... Views: 532
“So what are your plans for next year?”, I asked a student the other day. He looked down, sighed, looked back up and said “Well, I’m going to work on a book, finish my real estate education, keep attending your teleclasses, work on my marketing plan, and – “
…I’d heard it a hundred thousand ... Views: 567
Q: Tony asks, “What is your best method of keeping your plate from getting so full, you feel frazzled?”
A: That is a great question. There are a lot of different ways to simplify your systems so you don’t feel frazzled, but let me give you a really quick method to manage everything that’s on ... Views: 568
If experience is the greatest teacher, and hindsight is 20/20, then what can be said of observation?
Observation is defined as: 1 a: an act or instance of observing a custom, rule, or law b: observance 2 a: an act of recognizing and noting a fact or occurrence often involving measurement with ... Views: 4390
Pre Employment Sales Personality Tests or Sales Aptitude Tests are not very effective for hiring Top Sales Executives or great Regional Sales Managers. Instead, businesses can now receive 10 FREE Tests of Total Sales Ability (tm) from Dan Joy, Inc.
Hiring managers have long known that it ... Views: 2907
We have all been in situations with people who seem to be talking at us instead of with us. They just open their mouths, take aim, and commence to rapidly moving their lips. It doesn't matter that we don't (or have the chance to) interact or interject, they just keep on going...and going...and ... Views: 901
It seems to me if we are working 8+ hours each day, that work should add meaning to our lives and thus make us feel fulfilled, satisfied and happy. Leaders lead first by example (find meaning in their own work) and then by inspiring others to find meaning in their own work. What are the ... Views: 979
Professionally, we often hear people say that they are busy. Some people repeat it so much that they sound like broken records. But are they really that busy? Or do they suffer from faulty time management skills? In the vast majority of cases, it's the latter reason.
There are 24 hours in a ... Views: 622
With the marketplace becoming increasingly competitive for professionals, service providers, and contractors, more people are focusing on their marketing efforts than ever before. While marketing seems to be the logical answer to the complex problem of creating greater awareness of your products ... Views: 1104
I thought I would share with you a view on Leadership that I hold near and dear to my heart. It is from the book the Tao Te Ching, the traditional Chinese text of philosophy written around 6th Century B.C., Verse 66.
Even though this text was written thousands of years ago, it still holds ... Views: 2398
There are many who are predicting that after this downturn in the economy the workplace will look different from the one we've known. Peter Weddle, a job board expert and writer on career topics sees a workplace with fewer permanent workers.
Weddle says that employers are hit with a ... Views: 463
Whether you're an entrepreneur, business owner or CEO, we all share many common traits as human beings. From the frailties of our shell to emotional tendencies, we are more connected that we think.
For instance, we have each mentally outlined our own private set of winning conditions and ... Views: 523
Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules.
-- Ashleigh Brilliant
I find that life is a series of lessons. As a psychiatric psychotherapist, I have been helping people for 40 years to sort out their issues that get them in up tight ... Views: 777
Pain is a burden not only to those who suffer it, but also to family members, co-workers and employers. Self-treatment for pain is effective, immediately available when needed, and very cost-effective.
A person who is laid up with serious backaches, neck pain, irritable bowel syndrome, ... Views: 617
Is the word success synonymous with the word wealth? To answer this question, who do you bring to mind when you think about success? Do you envision somebody like Donald Trump or do you see somebody like Mother Theresa instead?
I'm sure we'd all agree that, with the wealth and high profile ... Views: 799
The air conditioned briefing room felt as cold as ice as I waited for the arrival of my instructor. I was a bundle of nerves. One more ‘busted’ check ride would put me one flight away from washing out of Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT). My dream of becoming a fighter pilot hung by a ... Views: 412
Are you so shy that you can’t even start a decent conversation with someone you like? Well, don’t worry. There are conversation starters for shy people that can really get people talking and help you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
After you read this article, I’m confident you’ll ... Views: 2974
People who know how to read minds are the envy of everybody. They can amaze anyone and instantly become the life of the party. They can also use their skills to make sound decisions, anticipate reactions and make life generally more pleasant for themselves. The good news is… you too can learn ... Views: 6666
I’m writing this on the veranda overlooking the grounds, lake and woodlands of my ‘away from it all’ place. I’m spending time reading, writing, reflecting... and getting up late. I miss breakfast time but it’s totally worth the joy of not needing to be up at any particular time!
And as I ... Views: 384
Chris Cade has launched his Inscribe Your Life Program where he teaches how people can easily and in a fun way improve their lives using stories. Now, when people talk and read so much about the law of attraction, something like stories and story writing might seem new and also strange. How can ... Views: 462
Memories can be a very basic part of us because they literally make up a large part of who we are. We remember good and bad times, memorable times, and so on. Unfortunately, sometimes our memories begin to fail us, such as when we forget what we've come to a particular room to do or a similar ... Views: 1962
Folks, have you ever wondered why some people are wealthy and others aren't. How can you get into that situation? How can you change your life so that you can have all the things that you've ever wanted? A few very simple, yet time-tested strategies will get you on the road to financial freedom ... Views: 459
Got family baggage? Then you need to lighten up your load with Libby Gill’s Traveling Hopefully: How To Lose Your Family Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life. This interesting and inspiring book covers every possible area of getting rid of the toxic family legacies and beliefs that ... Views: 1005
Are you surrounded by Time Liabilities? I define a Time Liability as:
a) Anything that consumes time unnecessarily or
b) Anything that causes you to spend time in activities that are less profitable than your most profitable activity.
If your filing system causes you to spend extra time ... Views: 423
In the recent movie, Iron Man, Tony Stark had an invaluable assistant, Pepper Potts. Pepper essentially looked out for Tony and made sure that he was not spending his time in less profitable activities. She handled his schedule, handled his laundry, responded to inquiries, and occasionally would ... Views: 426
Whether or not you’re familiar with the song from the classic musical Oklahoma, I find that this is an applicable title in the world of today’s entrepreneur and busy executive. Macro-multitasking is just as significant a problem as the garden-variety, moment-by-moment multitasking. ... Views: 526
Recently, I spoke with a business owner who mentioned a sales rep he had met with recently. He commented that in the few years he had known him, this sales rep had been involved with three different companies. Then this business owner paused and said, “I think I have the same tendency, myself. ... Views: 821
I often experiment with programs to find new ways to shave a few extra minutes off of each day. New tools are developed daily that may be a fit for my clients’ way of working, so staying on top of the latest technology tricks is important to me.
The following are three free software tools I ... Views: 466
While I do not consider myself a “computer professional,” I often find myself poking around my clients’ computers. Since productivity is so closely tied to technology, I’m often investigating the little hiccups that are costing business executive’s big money.
Sooner or later, I hear some form ... Views: 1589
First Impressions Aren’t Everything
Have you ever heard this phrase?
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression”
If you lived through the 80s,
You may remember the Head and Shoulders ads that drilled this into our heads.
(No pun intended)
It is SO ... Views: 1415
Accountability is the backbone of success. Without accountability, dreams, and ambitions will almost always fall by the wayside. With accountability, motivation levels go up, things get done even when the effort doesn’t seem worth it, and goals get accomplished. So ... Views: 1871
Goals & Commitments
Don’t confuse a commitment with a goal!
Commitments are things that you WILL do.
Goals are things that you WOULD LIKE TO do.
I would say that anything that is not in your control would NOT be something you could make a COMMITMENT to.
IE: “I’ll make a ... Views: 1835
On Stage…Off Stage
It’s time for the big meeting.
Straighten your tie.
Check your hair.
Take a deep breath.
On goes the biggest smile and…
“Hello there! How are you today…”
And you’re off and running.
Ever seen this before?
Ever been this before?
It’s like ... Views: 599
Change Can Be Good!
Now more than ever,
Things change in our world more and more every day.
And the people that work to adapt to that change are the ones that become successful.
It’s the people that see the change,
Recognize that they are not going to be able to stop it,
And ... Views: 587
? Aren’t we all grateful today we have social media where we can all connect like never before in our human history. Isn’t it exciting that from the comfort of your home you can make a friend or find your true romance and love?
? We are living today in remarkable times, and I wake up every ... Views: 1078
The story is quite the same all the time. There you are complaining to the world on the fact that you have no date, crying into a pillow and looking at the mirror with a sense of desperation and deep, deep sadness. What you have is a situation that about half the world is experiencing and while ... Views: 676
Just what exactly this is – is a subset of the whole revolution to improve the power of the mind. The whole cause of humanity’s devolution at this stage of existence is the face that we have not made any effort to increase the power of the brain. The brain is the one thing that will lead us to ... Views: 473
Subconscious learning almost certainly is probable, and this has been backed up by many researches all over the world. What's more, subconscious education possibly will have an effect on our cognisant pronouncements – without any probability of us realising it. Many researches from universities ... Views: 916
"Celebrating creates an atmosphere of recognition and positive energy. Imagine a team winning the World Series without champagne spraying everywhere. And yet companies win all the time and let it go without so much as a high five. Work is too much a part of life not to recognize moments of ... Views: 405
Obtaining your personal best is a goal for each of each day. One would think that most of us would strive to be our personal best. Each day we find people who just settle for status quo, and who seem to care about their own problems. Have you seen those kind of people in and among us? Maybe ... Views: 527
Originally pubished on The Huffington Post
In my work over the years with individuals as well as corporate leadership teams, I often bump into the same phenomenon: many of us seem to prefer living in our myths to living in our lives. The preference for myth to reality seems to get us in ... Views: 512
Some time ago, I opened my e-mail box and found a message from a reader alerting me to something that was rather startling. He said he had just received an article that was sent to him and it was exactly the same article as one he read earlier in the week in another publication. The problem was ... Views: 967
Most of us grow up conditioned to believe that conflict is bad. That is a myth! And it’s a pretty destructive myth because it places all of us in a position of being bad in some way because we are in conflict within ourselves or we experience conflict with others.
Truthfully, being in ... Views: 688
Some of my most cherished memories from childhood are from pickup football games my friends and I played on the school lawn down the street from my house.
The other day I was going through an old box of pictures and I found a picture of myself and my friends in front of the schoolyard where ... Views: 853
If a Goal is worth setting, it's worth examining it's relationship to the values and priorities in your life.
The Goal is the what, the priority and value is the why, and where it fits into your life. When you know the what and the why, the how is easy.
One of the most common complaints ... Views: 1195
Can You Create a New Habit in 21 Days?
"Fake it 'til you make it." We've all heard the cliche for approaching something that seems out of reach. There may be some method to the madness of that approach.
But have you ever given much thought to what it takes to bridge the gap between where ... Views: 1660