I've been having a very interesting discussion between myself, my coach and a marketing specialist. I am a sole trader, a lone wolf, walk my own path, beat my own drum, my own boss, make my own rules ... but do I ?? A comment that was made by the marketing specialist (I am keeping names out of … [Read more...] about Are you a Sole trader? Do you say I or We in your message?
Having had the luxury of working with 100's of different business and being able to meet so many different personalities in different business owners, I sometimes take a step back and look at all the wildly successful businesses and then take a close look at the individuals that own these … [Read more...] about Small Business Owner suggestion # 1. Do you want to be happy ? … or right ?
Initiative & Bias for Action being proactive and persistent; being ready to act on opportunity People with this competence Are ready to seize opportunities -- or create them -- rather than simply wait Pursue goals beyond what’s required or expected of them Cut through red tape and … [Read more...] about Emotional Intelligence Tip # 7. Make hay while the sun shines !
Achievement Drive Having high personal and professional standards, and striving to improve or meet new, higher standards of excellence; continuously learning People with this competence Are results-oriented, with a high drive to meet their objectives and standards Set “stretch goals” -- … [Read more...] about Emotional Intelligence Tip # 8. Do you set the bar high enough?
Are you running a small manufacturing business and finding things tough these days? Many of my clients are cabinet makers, kitchen builders, shopfitters and joiners ... and each day is like the one before it. Do you live each day putting out fires, going from drama to drama, just getting the work … [Read more...] about Do you run a small manufacturing business and live Groundhog day .. every day??