6
Sep

Sharpening Your Business Vision

As an entrepreneur, creating a vision for your business involves generating a vivid mental image of what you want your business to be at some point in the future, based on your values, goals, and aspirations. Having a strong vision of your hoped-for future will give your business a clear focus, and can stop you …

23
Aug

A Business from your Passion, or a Passion for your Business?

How often have you heard the phrase, “Passion is the key to success?” So, does this mean that passion is the key to entrepreneurial success? As a budding entrepreneur, such a phrase may be the guiding light for the work you do. Yet, as I explain in Chapter 3 of my book, The Poppie Factor, …

8
Aug

5 Tips for Stronger Communication

As I explain in Chapter 8 of my book, The Poppie Factor, modern technology has catapulted us into a communicative bandwidth that helps to speed up business but has also made us lazy. The result? Our communication skills have dwindled. Sadly, most people today have absolutely no idea what effective communication really means. For this reason, …

26
Jul

5 Ways to Start Delegating More Effectively

5 Ways to Start Delegating More Effectively The meaning of delegation is to assign responsibility and authority to someone in order to complete a clearly defined task while you, the delegator, retain ultimate responsibility for its success. Many business owners and new leaders fall into the detrimental thought process of “no one can do it …

11
Jul

Establishing Laser Focus

The ability to focus in today’s society has become increasingly difficult. With the birth and progression of the Internet and social media, we have learned that we can get pretty much whatever we want, whenever we want it. In some instances, this is good because it can significantly speed up the process of finding useful …

13
Jun

4 Ways to Sell Your Personal Brand

4 Ways to Sell Your Personal Brand 80 percent of the population believe that only people in sales need to be able to sell themselves and/or their product. The other 20 percent of the population, believe that selling themselves is imperative to succeed in whatever they are trying to accomplish, regardless of if they are …

24
May

Breaking the Monotony

Breaking the Monotony Remember back to carefree days when you were a kid and everything seemed to be fun and exciting? Time flew by and each and every year that you progressed in school seemed to get shorter and shorter. Then as you graduated from either high school or college, “life” happened and as time …

10
May

Building Credibility Part 2

Building Credibility Part 2 Credibility: You know it when you see it. In Building Credibility Part One we talked about credibility as a whole and the first two elements that strengthen your credibility; likability and judgment. People respect and want to follow likable people, and when leaders portray good judgment, it strengthens the loyalty others …

27
Apr

Building Credibility Part 1

Building Credibility Part 1 Your credibility is only as high as others perceive it to be. If you were to be asked the definition of credibility, you might not be able to formulate an exact definition. You might say, “I just know it when I see it,” much like you may think someone is friendly, …