Archive - September 2017

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4 Tactics For Facing Setbacks
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Create Workplace Wellbeing Programs
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3 Secrets of Entrepreneurship
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Business Owners’ Self-Care

4 Tactics For Facing Setbacks

Sooner or later we all face setbacks.

Some are not serious. Perhaps it’s a potential lead that you’ve been courting, and they finally make up their mind not to go with you. Sure, you’ve wasted some time, and sure you could do with the extra sales, but you move on to the next lead.

But what happens if it’s more serious? What happens if it’s a group of clients that represent half your business who decide to go elsewhere? What if it’s a fire, or a serious accident, or the death of a key person in the business? How do you face a serious, potentially business-breaking setback head on and come back from it?

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Create Workplace Wellbeing Programs

There are some well-established studies that show that “wellbeing” in the workplace makes a lasting difference to the bottom line.

Apart from these studies, by university psych departments as well as business schools, it’s logical if you think about it. Employees who are uncomfortable at work, who carry problems into work and don’t find a release at work, logically are not as productive as happy, engaged employees.

Employees who are engaged at work – who identify with their teams and the company, who feel pride in theirs and the group’s achievements, work more productively. Unlike their disengaged, unhappy counterparts, they jump at the chance to contribute to something they believe in.

All workplaces try to create “wellbeing” in one form or other. Think of the Friday drinks. But workplace wellbeing, leading to solid employee engagement is more than just the regular social event.

How do you create a working wellbeing program?

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3 Secrets of Entrepreneurship

This blog post is entitled, “3 Secrets of Entrepreneurship”.

Really? Only three?

Well, yes! These are the top three things you must get right if you want to be a successful entrepreneur. They are the three key strategic issues because everything else comes and cascades from these three secrets. All the work you have to do is to ensure you get these three secrets right. I don’t care what kind of a business you own and operate, whether it sells products or services, whether it’s lifestyle or technical, whether it caters to men or women, whether it’s online or bricks and mortar, whether you’re a solopreneur or you do or intend to hire a huge team.

You have to get these three things right.

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Business Owners’ Self-Care

Read the title and I’ll bet you’re all wondering what’s happened to me? Where are the step by step systems and articles I give you about how to build your business? What’s all this woo-woo “self-care” stuff?

Well if you really have been following me you will know that I constantly talk about the resilience required to own and operate a small business. In my online course “Start Your Own Business” I start with a module called “Your Personal Readiness” about making sure you know about the pressure and stress that comes with the success of entrepreneurship, and that you are set up for it.

Running a business is all about you – your idea, your vision, your drive….and your vulnerabilities.

While you (often?) celebrate wins, you can’t pretend it’s always a walk in the park.

So as a business owner, you need to stay healthy physically and mentally over the long haul to grow your business.

Here, I’m going to give you the 5 keys to ensuring that you “spend” enough on self-care through your business success.

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