Sunday, April 15, 2018

Is This Why... You Are Getting Down on Yourself?


In today’s BusinessMinds featured article we’re going to discuss a big reason you’re probably getting down on yourself and what you can do to stop it. 

Let’s get started!

We live in a fast paced society and with the wonders of technology it’s now possible to access information from all corners of the globe within seconds. We can spend hours researching the topics that fascinate us or find the answers to complex problems in the blink of an eye. Anything you want to know is at your fingertips. Forget about the Dewey decimal system – just Google it – or have Siri do it for you.

These wonders of technology aren’t limited to gathering information for learning purposes. We can use our devices to gather all sorts of information. Do you want to know what your friends are doing? All you have to do is check out their social media profile and you’ll get minute by minute updates on everything from how the barista put way too much cream in the coffee this morning to the strange noises coming from the co-worker in the next cubicle.

Now I know you’re not using social media for gossip. You’re beyond that. You’re using it to follow leaders in your industry, subscribe to noteworthy podcasts, and read articles written by the experts. You want to see what the influencers and rock stars are doing. After all, they are the ones making it happen every single day. They are the ones getting featured in the major media and people sing their praises across social sites. When the names of industry experts and rising stars are mentioned it’s always those few names that will surface. And aren’t you just a little curious to know where you stand compared to the greats?

But has this ever happened? After reading those stories and seeing the same people collect victory after victory, you start feeling a little depressed. Not enough to ruin your day but just enough to dampen your mood a bit. I mean, how are they so successful and what exactly are they doing that you aren’t? Heck, even some of your colleagues who started around the same time as you are shining much brighter these days. There has to be something wrong here.

Recently I tackled this issue and a few others during a live video broadcast for our private online community. Watch this video and discover why you could be doing yourself a grave disservice and, if so, the steps you need to take to avoid this trap. Plus, keep watching for continued coaching where we’ll discuss other business related topics including how to determine whether your mentor is the right fit for you.



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5 Powerful - yet Overlooked - Tips to Grow Your Network


In today’s BusinessMinds featured article you will get 5 powerful tips to grow your social media network and establish your leadership platform. You will find each of these items easy to implement, yet often overlooked, which means you’ll have the advantage.  

Let’s get started!

Surf any social media platform and you’ll find your fair share of experts, marketers, and gurus telling you what you need to do to increase your online following. There are countless tactics, complicated formulas, and elaborate strategies to generate a larger audience. (FYI – I’m not one of the aforementioned and I don’t have any complicated methods for you to learn – sorry to disappoint.) On the other hand, if you’re lazy or want to play the numbers game then you can just buy followers. However, I wouldn’t recommend this approach because most times you’d be wasting money buying fake accounts.

You’ll probably notice I totally skipped over any mention of paid advertising because that’s a completely different conversation.

So how can you effectively grow your network and establish your leadership platform?

In a moment I’m going to show you. But first let me tell you a brief story to show you why this is important.

I began studying Martial Arts when I was in middle school and continued through college when I received my black belt. One winter I took a few months off to join the high school basketball team but I remained in close contact with my Sensei (teacher) by mail. In one letter I had asked for a list of advanced techniques to work on at home because I didn’t want to miss any lessons. To be completely honest, I also wanted to be able to impress my teacher when I returned. I thought if I could teach myself a few difficult techniques then he would see me as a great student.

A few days later Sensei’s letter came but rather than giving me the list of expert-level techniques I had requested he simply replied with one word. ONE SINGLE WORD! I couldn’t believe it. I asked for a thorough list of techniques to work on during my time away because I wanted to prove myself, but instead, my instruction was to focus on one single item. That’s all I got.  

Like all true teachers, Sensei made his point.

Which brings us to today’s tips to help you grow your network and establish your leadership platform. As I mentioned in the opening statement, each of these items is easy to implement. In fact, these tips are so simple that any social media novice can watch this video and begin applying them immediately. Yet, despite their simplicity, so many people overlook them. These days most business owners and high achievers are so focused on learning complicated strategies and hacking the system that they fail to recognize and employ the basics. Now that’s the beauty here! While everyone else is struggling to build a house on sand only to cry the blues when the walls collapse, you’ll be reaping the rewards because you built upon a solid foundation. And you know that when you use the right tools in the right way and build your house (or business) properly then there’s only one way to go – UP!

Watch this video and apply these 5 simple tips to help you grow your network and establish your leadership platform. 




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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Walking the Lonely Road as an Entrepreneur


In today’s BusinessMinds  featured article we’re going to discuss the lonely road of entrepreneurship and what you need to do to walk your talk and thrive as a business owner.  

If you’ve been in business for any reasonable amount of time then you’ve surely witnessed the undeniable fact that being an entrepreneur can be extremely lonely at times. Sure in the beginning it was exciting and adventurous and the idea of being your own boss was a freeing experience but eventually things changed and reality set in. Now that’s not to say that the passion is gone and things are dull now. Total independence certainly goes a long way, but unless you’re a misanthrope, sometimes it gets just a little too quiet. It did for me anyway.

While there are differences between the business owner with a staff and the army-of-one solopreneur, there are still many similarities. Of course you can delegate tasks or outsource certain jobs but ultimately it’s your responsibility to make sure you’re getting the results you want and turning a profit. And those day-to-day operations are especially stressful and exhausting for those who wear multiple hats in the company.

Talk to any mind & body practitioner or life balance expert and they’ll tell you that it’s absolutely important to unplug from the daily hustle in order to properly recharge. But for many, this is not something that comes naturally. Especially for the struggling entrepreneur experiencing those particular hardships that only a business owner would know.

This is a big challenge I help my clients overcome, many of which are first generation entrepreneurs so this is a brand new experience for them because they didn’t have the luxury of growing up watching a parent or close family member run a business. A few clients have mentioned that they are the only entrepreneur in their social circle, which makes the walk even lonelier because they are limited when it comes to sharing ideas and expressing concerns with someone who truly understands.  

So what’s the solution?

Recently I tackled this issue and a few others during a live video broadcast for our private online community. Watch this video to uncover three powerful tips to help you walk your talk with purpose and power. And keep watching for continued coaching where we’ll discuss other business related topics including how to determine whether your mentor is the right fit for you.  




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Thanks and Be Excellent!


Sunday, February 25, 2018

This Is Why Nothing Good Comes Your Way


In today’s BusinessMinds  featured article we are going to discuss why golden opportunities and desirable outcomes seem to be well out of reach for so many people.  

Let’s get started!

Have you ever heard someone say, “Nothing good ever comes my way” or something similar? These individuals truly believe that other people have it so much better than they do. Other people will always get the accolades, make the big sale, or receive that desired promotion. Those other people will always be the talk of the town, get the interviews in top markets, and get booked as the keynote speaker while you’re still paying to attend.

You know exactly the person I’m talking about. Right now you’re already thinking of a few people close to you who have recently made this statement. Despite best efforts to prove otherwise, this person firmly believes that others have it so much better. You know this individual pretty well don’t you? And maybe, just maybe this hits a little too close to home because you’re remembering that you have had these thoughts as well.

Don’t worry. I’m not speaking from the mountaintop or pointing fingers. I’m sort of an expert in this area but for all the wrong reasons. However, it’s made me a better person for it and for that I’m grateful.

Did you catch it? Yes, today’s theme is in fact gratitude.

The topic has been discussed at great length in self-help titles from Wallace D. Wattles’ classic The Science of Getting Rich (1910) and Napoleon Hill’s masterpiece Think and Grow Rich (1937) all the way through to the commercially successful title The Secret (2006) by Rhonda Byrne and beyond.

But despite widespread discussion there are still a few misconceptions when it comes to expressing gratitude. 

Sure we know that tradition calls for a few words of thanks on holidays. Proper etiquette at award ceremonies warrants a basic acceptance speech. And we’re pretty quick to count our blessings when threatened with tragic loss following natural disasters. Those are the easy ones.

But what about the blessings that are a little less obvious?

Consider for a moment that you have a lot to be grateful for right now. You are reading this article on the Internet, from behind your expensive laptop or smart phone, and in the comfort of your favorite chair at home or while sitting in a local café sipping a tasty beverage. When you woke up this morning were you greeted by the feeling of cold Earth and the sound of car horns because you slept under a bridge or did you unwrap yourself from the warmth of a cozy bed? Should we take this a step further because you need help remembering your fully stocked refrigerator or closet overflowing with clothes?

You like having those things right? You wouldn’t want to get rid of them would you? I’m not talking about giving up a luxury for Lent. I mean give it away. Poof. Gone. It’s no longer in your possession.

Sure these are just material things but this is a good place to start when we discuss gratitude because they are tangible items. Try this exercise. Today start in your bedroom and list all of the things you are grateful for. Write down every single item that you are grateful to own. Tomorrow move on to another room. Write down every single item. The next day, move on to another room. Do this every day until you cover the whole house.

Once you’ve listed every single physical possession that you are grateful to own then list every person in your life that you are grateful to know. List every family member, friend, colleague, and mentor that has enriched your life in some way. You’ve lived a long life so it may be a challenge to get everyone listed in one single sitting. Take a few days to make sure didn’t forget anybody.

Then move on to experiences. Write down every vacation, special outing, and memorable moment you can remember. If you need help then it might be time to dig out those old photo albums and take a trip down memory lane.

Do I really have to write down everything?

Yes you do. Write down EVERYTHING.

Does it sound overwhelming? All of a sudden you have a whole lot to be thankful don’t you? Yes you do! Only by acknowledging our current blessings do we put ourselves in the position to receive in the future.

Start this exercise today and I guarantee that by this time next week you’ll see life in a brand new light. Keep it up and pretty soon golden opportunities will be coming your way in heaps.


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