Have you ever planned something - visualized exactly how it was going to unfold and then experience something totally beyond your control? That's how it was for me when I met Arnold Best. We were meeting at half past one at Rituals in St. Ann's. I got there about quarter after to settle myself and … Continue reading What Are You Willing to Risk?
We always have a choice in how we are going to respond to any situation. Yesterday I was thrown off my game because I chose to be rattled by a text in the morning and I let it consume me for a couple of hours: I discussed it with 3 friends and commiserated with my … Continue reading How is this Going to Affect Me?
In terms of popular training workshops, we always find customer service and sales holding the top two spots. And for good reason because at the end of the day, businesses ultimately only fail or succeed for one reason… customers. According to Michael Simmons, a serial entrepreneur who has built one of the biggest online learning … Continue reading Why Sales Won’t Increase With Sales Training Alone
We’ve become lazy. Lazy thinkers for starters. The advent of the search engine has left us with a sense that whatever we need to know we can simply “Google it.” We feel assured that we will find the answers we need immediately. We have become accustomed to finding the answers we need to live the … Continue reading Doing Whatever it Takes is Always What it Takes…
You've been making those cakes now for family and friends and getting rave reviews. You are the go-to person for planning events in your circle. The feedback is always exceptional whenever you offer to help decorate. Your co-workers always nominate you to cook the food for any out of office event. If you’ve become very … Continue reading When should you go from a hobby to a business?
I'm not going to wait till I'm ready, or it's perfect. I'm writing, whenever I'm inspired to do so and it's "OK" if you think me self indulgent. Gosh, so much editing in my past has finally caught up with me. My hand tremor has moved from a 2 to an 8 on the anxiety … Continue reading Perhaps it’s time to stop doing that sh*t!
There is a thin line between "getting kicks" and reality. While the ability to laugh at ourselves is a good thing, I feel that we have taken this joke a little too far. Some may argue that it's true. The question is: Do we want it to REMAIN true for us? If we are thinking … Continue reading Carrying a Joke too Far?
The number one answer these days seems to be “the economy”. People have been asking me at networking events and get-togethers “How’s business?” with the face that holds the expectation that my answer is going to be one that is not going to be good. Many independent and small firms are crying out because of … Continue reading What’s Really Holding You Back from Growing Your Business?
Contemplating whether she should leave her job, one woman’s friend told her: “If the best part of your life is escaping it, you have a problem!” In the August 2018 issue of OWN Magazine, there’s this question: What’s to stop you from living with zest and zeal and showing the world the authentic you? And … Continue reading Is This the Life You Want to Lead?