Entrepreneurs Speak…

What’s the Biggest Lesson Learnt in the Last 12 months?

The question was asked of entrepreneurs and business owners. What is your biggest lesson learnt in the past 12 months? More than 1,300 individuals replied. I’ll share excerpts.

  • You’ve gotta push beyond your comfort zone
  • Just do it. Don’t think too much, and don’t let your fear overcome you and stop you from taking the step
  • Money is just an illusion
  • Humility
  • Gratitude
  • Appreciate and value people in your circle
  • Patience
  • We become what we think
  • Don’t trust people
  • Reduce your debt. Dont borrow to buy luxury
  • You are responsible for everything, including most importantly yourself
  • Life will hit you with a brick on the head at the most unexpected times. Don’t panic, stay positive, and move on.
  • Focus on what’s ahead
  • Don’t be afraid of changes
  • Stop being a people pleaser
  • Read, read, read
  • Time waits for no one…regrets hurt more than anything
  • I’m stronger than I thought
  • Not everyone you lose is a loss
  • Never Give up
  • Learn to let go
  • Don’t be afraid to start new
  • Enjoy the process

What’s your thoughts? Can you add anything?

Vince Lombardi, former head coach of the Green Bay Packers said that if you’re not keeping score, then you are just practicing. It will be worth it to Memorize that Quote. While practicing is important, most of our goals in life need to be focused on achievement. If we intend to get to where we want to go, then we need to keep a tab on our progress…be it studying, new homeownership, marriage, starting a family, new career, new entrepreneur…whatever it is, keep a tab on it.

Today, reflect on your own path that you have trekked over the past year. Make changes if needed. Celebrate small and/or big wins. Then keep going. You’ll be glad you did.

Need help in making those Big Audacious Goals? Let’s connect!

Cheers!

Entrepreneurship & Parenting: The Balance…

Is there a balance between being an entrepreneur and being a parent? Nicole Walters is an entrepreneur who adopted three kids, the eldest of who just started college. After dropping her off and getting her all settled in, her freshman student decided to have a ball! She went silent on the homefront.

Not hearing from her for 2 days, her mom and dad decided to shower her with love on the second day on campus. Check it out on Facebook.

 

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Was Nicole being too strict? Do you think kids should be allowed to make their own mistakes? If so, at what cost? If not, why not?

Can’t wait to pay Homage to your views.

Cheers!

Nothing Compares…

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There is Nothing Quite So Useless as Doing with Great Efficiency Something that Should Not be Done at all.

-Peter Drucker

TV Presenter, Author, and Coach, Andrew Eggelton did a video titled “nothing“. It intrigued. I thought he was kidding around but a week later I decided to watch…to see, to hear what the heck he was talking about. What is nothing?

Interestingly, he shared how he asked his staff what they were working on and they quickly (yet smartly) replied “we’re busy“. But he quietly observed to himself that it looked like a bag of  ‘nothing‘ to him.

How many of us scurry around doing this or that in our daily lives? We are busy doing the mundane; the routine; the things we think are important for perception…for others looking on to see. We rush to jobs we hate. We take the kids to extracurricular activities to keep up with the Joneses. We get ready for dates with the ‘ideal’ partner that look right to others but deep down goes against our inner desires. We scamper to buy ‘stuff’ to Inhabit houses that detract from the nurturing ambience required to make it a home. Not to mention spending thousands of dollars on education that Dignify onlookers, while failing to pursue the careers post graduation. It all boils down to nothing.

But why do we do it? To look good? Makes little sense.

Nothing means having no prospect of progress, or value. Renowned Management theorist Peter Drucker, shared that there is nothing quite so useless as doing with Great Efficiency, something that should Not be done at all. Yet how many of us spend our time doing just that. Doing something so efficiently that should not have been done in the first place. Nothing compares to value.

Today, I implore you to Change your nothing. Start focusing on something. Everything you do should be aimed at achieving your goals, dreams, and aspirations. Doing the things that are meaningful to your life. The things that you have always wanted to do. So let your nothing be something today.

Need help? Reserve your seat at 2018 Goal-Setting Retreat now.

Cheers!

What Would You Attempt To do If You Knew You Would Not Fail?…

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What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? – Robert Schuller.

Fear retards us. We get caught up in the ‘what if’ scenarios? What if I leave that miserable job…how will I feed my family? What if I take the leap into that new business, will it hurt me? What if I go back to school to pursue that dream career? What if I try this…what if I try that… and fail? Amidst my Reservation, will it be Finite?

The question is, what if you never try? How will you know what you are capable of doing? Sometimes situations beset us as in the case of Steve Jobs who was fired from the company he started. Naturally, he was sad—even devastated. But when he started doing the things he wanted to do, he discovered something different and exciting! The rest is history as we have all benefited from the pleasures of connectedness. It is now common practice to see people walking around as if in a Trance with heads buried in their phones. Pleasurable yet risky practice. But it all happened because of one guy who chose to step out.

Quotes That Quote

To get over our fears, we turn to green pastures that we find in family, friends but most of all we find solace in Quotes. Quotes are motivating. We all have our favorites. They encourage us to do something. When the going gets tough, many turn to a motivational quote for a bit of inspiration. To hold on–to become stronger. Quotes are displayed as pieces of art throughout our lives. We find them at work, in offices, at home, in educational institutions, in museums, on T-Shirts, or those Chinese fortune cookies that most gravitate towards after a meal at a restaurant.

As a transition coach who specializes in individuals going through change, whether in their career or becoming a new entrepreneur, I have researched and published books on Success. I also post motivational quotes on Instagram daily. Recently, I decided to archive a few. In doing so I selected the most popular and well-liked quotes and published them into a book. The idea was to provide a compiled resource for those on or offline, who prefer to open a book for a daily boost of inspiration.

I hope that the quotes selected and published in the little pocket-book titled “Motivational Quotes to Boost Your Success“, will Ooze you or a friend to take the step to try something new, something different. No doubt you will find it Magnetic and exhilarating as you step out.

Read. Be encouraged. Share with a friend.

Cheers!

When Goals Strike: Fight Back…

Suddenly…without notice, as if in a Trance…things changed. Airports closed. Luggage on flights that were terminated. No way out from…

A year ago my daughter and her husband went on their dream vacation to the beautiful and historic Greece. The country prides itself in the wanders of joy, and rich history. Travelers are never disappointed.

To get there, they journeyed by cruise, plane, taxis and foot. Every moment of planning the trip was filled with beautiful excitement, longing, and delightful dreams of what was to come. And when the day finally came, it didn’t disappoint. They had a wonderful time! 10 days exploring the mountains, valleys, monuments, eateries, and more.

Then the day came for their departure. Filled with pics, souvenir, and memories to Recite to last a lifetime. Suddenly…without notice, as if in a Trance…things changed.

Unrest erupted in Turkey. Airports closed. Luggage on flights that were terminated. No way out from Athens. Flights cancelled, they had to seek alternate accommodation at nearby hotels. Yet no sleep. Fears rose as they thought of their kids. Oh to feel their tiny hugs.

Two days later with commute from Athens, they ended up in Paris. No seats on flights to the United States, they had no choice but to separate…to Journey home on separate flights, over long distances through different countries. It was their only option. A few other stops, and days later they arrived home. Apart but together. Safe.

What a trip!

Ever experienced anything like this? Sometimes our goals go asunder. But only the strong survive. Don’t give up. As bob Marley sang,

“never give up the Fight” – Bob Marley

Goals …keep going. Don’t Stop. You’ll get there.

Cheers!

Need help? Let’s connect.

Why Retreat?

 “Retreat is an act of moving back or withdrawing”.

Retreat is an act of moving back or withdrawing. Personally,  I consider it as an act of moving backwards to go forward. It is a purposeful act that brings meaning. It provides the opportunity to reflect on life, on our existence. To identify who we are, and where we want to be. In essence, taking stock.

Self-Retreat

A self-retreat is one where you go off by yourself. You take the time to re-discover yourself in light of what you do. It may involve shedding some things that you need to let go of in order to reconnect with yourself and build your self-awareness. You do this through the Rhyme of reflection which can lead to self-discovery, self-development, as well as increased self-esteem, and self-love.  Renewal of the self is important. It is by no means Willy-nilly.

Ways to Retreat

For years my company organized retreats. We would do it for all employees, departments, or at the managerial level in order to drive the year’s annual goals. It proved to be an exercise that I have valued throughout time.

That said, retreats can be elaborate or quite simple. It can be at a resort, at a conference or Goal Setting Retreat, in a cabin in the woods, or a simple retreat in your own home. At-home-retreats can be risky due to the distraction of everyday life. But if you are disciplined and create that ‘away’ space for the duration of your retreat, it can still be quite useful. Hey, better to do something than nothing.

Just as long as the purpose is being met a retreat can be a transformational experience. It gives you the time to focus on you, your goals, desires and what brings you complete satisfacton. It illuminates self care, letting go, and open things up to new possibilities.

Why not use today to plan your retreat? As we approach yearend we start reflecting on our goals. Are we close, drifting, or far away? Choose to attend this Goal Setting Retreat designed to help you close the gaps.  If you have been doing retreats throughout time, what has been your most satisfying experience? Do share.

Let’s Connect.

Cheers!

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If Only…

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A junior in college, my daughter felt ill while on her internship program. She called two friends to drive her back to campus. As fate would have it, they met into a serious accident significantly damaging the car.

But they were alive! Praises!

Later, I spoke with her friend (the driver) who was extremely sad and kept saying … if only…if only….

If Only…that’s a regret. Accidents happen. Life happens. Change happens. But we have to roll with the punches. Learn. Move on. To stay in a state of piety and Prickle regret while wallowing in self-pity and the ‘if only‘ syndrome, will keep us stuck…unable to move.

Today, if you are in a state where you’re frustrated because of something that has happened in your life; if you are feeling depressed, I urge you to get up, dust yourself off, and keep moving towards your goal. Do it even when you don’t feel like it. Only then will you reap the benefits of change….and as you progress… only then will you be able to smile again.

In transition and need help? Let’s connect

Cheers!

Retreat For Your Success…

Grab a Friend and Plan to attend Goal Setting Retreat in Las Vegas! This retreat is for you if you are a New Entrepreneur…

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Grab a friend, Pack your bags and plan to attend 2018 Goal-Setting Retreat at the Beautiful and Serene South Seas Resort on Captiva Island! November 3rd!

As a vivacious Memorized planner, how many times have you sat alone at home or at the office and decided that you are going to do this or that for the coming year? No doubt many times! But statistics reveal that over 80% of individuals fall short of their plans within 2 months of the New Year. Then frustrations set in later when you look back and realize that you haven’t done a Jiffy thing towards accomplishing your goal.

Here’s where we come in. Grab a Friend and Plan to attend 2018 Goal Setting Retreat in Captiva Island, Florida! This retreat is for you if you are a New Entrepreneur, or Mid-Career Individual who wish to jump start your 2018 goals!

Expected Delivery Outcome include:

  • Visioning | Planning | Finding Your Why
  • Identifying your Top 3 Key Goals
  • Creating Concrete Steps to Achieve
  • Strategies to Keep Your Plans on Target
  • Connect! Connect! Connect with like-minded Professionals
  • A chance to relax and rejuvenate in a different and fun environment

Experience Your facilitator will be headed by Dr. Shelly Cameron, Organizational Leadership Specialist, Author and Coach, who has over 15 years planning Leadership Retreats to devise and concretize Goals and strategies to achieve.

Material: All working documents will be provided at no extra cost

Food: Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on the 3rd November

Relaxation: You will be able to reserve Excursion activity (your cost) on the 4th November

Hotel: Discounted rate are available at the South Seas Island Resort. Registration for the Event will be made by individual attendees directly with South Seas Island Resort Registrations.

Additional Notes – Recommended you arrive a day early (2nd Nov 2017) and be ready for an early morning start the next day.

For Additional information – Contact Email 

Capture Early Bird Rates! Expires September 7th. – Reserve now

Cheers!

Goals. No Fear…


Life is full of Fears.
Fear of the Unknown. Fear of the Known. But I encourage you to Do it….whatever your ‘it’ is ….even when you’re afraid of  “it’s” Delivery.

Cheers!