It’s that time of year when we are all heads down closing out the current year and in parallel planning out next year and beyond; strategic priorities, financial targets, aspirational goals. Are you ready to kick start the New Year with a bang? To help you plan for business success I thought I’d share my 9 highly effective tips so you can set you and your business up for success.
Change doesn’t happen without action. We all accept this, yet sometimes it’s hard to take the first steps to make business change a reality. Here are my top 6 mindset traps which may be stunting your business growth, and why you should stop derailing your potential and be the change your business needs, right now.
In the beginning, a business has momentum to grow organically but at some point, that stops or slows and in order to grow, you’re going to need an iron clad plan that can be implemented, scaled and adjusted in order to achieve your growth plans. It comes down to knowing precisely how to navigate the stages of business growth.
I recently asked the following question ‘what’s the one thing your parents taught you which has really shaped who you are today?’. The response I received was overwhelming; full of inspiration, honesty, sincerity and many home truths. You see, its these truths, these powerful life lessons, that lie at the core of our very being. Here are 27 powerful life lessons our parents taught us…
Procrastination, the action of delaying or postponing something. It’s the dawdling, delaying, opportunities lost and so much more.
Change your ‘someday’ thinking with my 5 practical steps you can take to stop procrastinating.
Sometimes we become so locked in our own world, so inwardly focused on thinking we can do it all ourselves and we know best, that we simply miss the opportunity to learn from others. You don’t have to go it alone. Many successful people attribute their success to having a mentor. Following in the footsteps of a mentor, someone who has been there and done it, will make it easier to navigate pitfalls and unleash your potential.
I am often asked which books I have come across which are worth a read and would recommend. So I thought I would share my recommended reading list broken down by different subject areas; personal development, business growth, sales, leadership, customer experience and skills development. If nothing else, I’m sure you’ll soon be looking for stocking fillers ideas, the gift of a good book is always a great present!
Business failure is a subject most of us would rather avoid. But I prefer to avoid the trial and error which otherwise might stifle your growth potential, derail your ambitions or worse, result in business failure. Having worked with thousands of business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs, I’ve distilled this insight into 7 guiding principles to help shape your thinking into what it takes to grow your business, and in doing so, minimise your chances of business failure.
Building winning strategies requires inspirational leaders to create and define them, guide and shape their implementation, and win the hearts and minds of their people to deliver them with passion and commitment. Here’s my take on the 6 most powerful traits of an inspirational leader.
One of the greatest assets of your business walks out the door every night. What are you doing to get them to return next day inspired, motivated, and enthused to be the best they can be? One thing you can do…ask the right questions.