You might have heard the saying that most people overestimate what they can do in a year but underestimate what they can do in a lifetime. Goal setting and implementing goals is the bridge between your current reality and your future vision. It is one of the most liberating, empowering feelings when you know your life has purpose and direction and daily you’re taking actions to turn your goals into reality.
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.
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.
The power of storytelling is an essential leadership skill. Storytelling is the centrepiece of business activity, and a critical part of your role as a business leader or owner is the Chief Storyteller. Whatever message you want to convey, the key to your peoples’ heart is a story.
After a break from work you feel refreshed, re-energised and re-focused and the quality downtime has given you the head space you needed. Take this new energy and focus as an opportunity to introduce 4 new winning habits…you may be surprised at what you discover both personally and professionally.
The first day back after a holiday can be tough. Your diary is full of team catch up meetings, project de-briefs, client update calls, never mind the mountain of emails you’ve got to wade through. Whilst extending your holiday time is a nice thought, it’s probably not one set in reality. But if you could prolong the holiday feeling, well that is certainly within your control.
The urban myth which says the more hours you work, the more you will get done, is in fact just that, an urban myth. In reality, the more hours you work, the less productive you become. With 24/7 connectivity it’s tough to completely switch off. We all need quality downtime away from the daily demands and routines of the working day.