Yes, I Will Make Sure I Have A Conversation Today With Someone Who Is Important To Me.

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Today’s affirmation: “Yes, I Will Make Sure I Have A Conversation Today With Someone Who Is Important To Me.” Life is short, time is precious.  When you run your own business it’s all too easy for the workload to consume every waking moment.  When is the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone who is important to you?  Be mindful and present, listen deeply and talk openly with them.  Or reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to for a while but who is still one of your ‘tribe’.  Human connection is an important fuel for our wellbeing.  If you have been lacking in this area because you have been so busy, try to address that today. Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to join me in the One Goal Challenge below. http://www.OneGoalChallenge.com #1GoalChallenge #2018BusinessGoals #FriendsInBusiness

Yes! I Will Seek Out Opportunities To Laugh Today

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Today’s affirmation: “Yes! I Will Seek Out Opportunities To Laugh Today” 🙂 Business should be fun!  Laughing is so good for us it should be the first port of call when we feel low. It is physically and mentally beneficial; encouraging deep breaths of air, clearing the mind, and of course releasing those lovely endorphins. Find a moment of joy in relation to your business.  Need inspiration?  Why not try Pinterest.  A search for cartoons and illustrations related to your business or sector will have you seeing the lighter side of life in no time. Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa, x #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to join me in the One Goal Challenge below.  Let’s succeed together in our business goals for 2018! http://www.OneGoalChallenge.com #1GoalChallenge #2018BusinessGoals #FriendsInBusiness

Yes, I Will Name The Lessons I’ve Learned From Tough Times in my Business

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Today’s affirmation: “Yes, I Will Name The Lessons I’ve Learned From Tough Times in my Business” Often when we have been through a tough time, we’d prefer to forget it, never speak of it again and try to erase its presence from our lives.  This may indeed serve you well, but in a way is a lost opportunity to acknowledge just how much you learned and grew during that time.  Naming the ways we are stronger after weathering a storm is a very positive action and can help you to feel more resilient and unafraid of future challenges.  Have you ever congratulated yourself for picking yourself up again when you were knocked down? If not (and I bet you didn’t!) do it now. Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to join me in the One Goal Challenge below. […]

Yes, I Will Accept What I Cannot Change And Move On in my Business

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Today’s affirmation: “Yes, I Will Accept What I Cannot Change And Move On” Some things – okay, many things – are out of our control.  Worrying about these consumes our energy and is totally unproductive. Learn how to leave it behind.  Put it in your hand (physically do this, go on!) and raise your hand in front of you to let someone else take it, e.g. the Universe, God, whoever you believe is bigger than you.  Give them the worry.  They can handle it.  Now take a deep breath and move on with your life and building your business.  Quickly find something constructive to take your mind off the other thing that’s out of your control.  Focus and keep refocusing on the positives, on the future, on what you CAN control. Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to […]

Yes, I Will Enhance the Unique Selling Points of my Business

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Today’s affirmation: “Yes, I Will Enhance My Unique Selling Points.” Are you a problem-solver?  Are you a peacemaker?  Are you a go-getter?  Are you the organiser?  Are you the creative inspiration for others?  Are you the leader? Today, think about your best strength and focus on enhancing it even more.  Research shows that doing this raises leaders from good to great and from great to indispensable. Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to join me in the One Goal Challenge below. http://www.OneGoalChallenge.com #1GoalChallenge #2018BusinessGoals #FriendsInBusiness

Yes! I Will Make Only Positive Choices In Relation To My Business This Week.

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Today’s affirmation: “Yes! I Will Make Only Positive Choices In Relation To My Business This Week. Every single time.  Every time I make a business decision.  Every time I make a decision about what work I do during the day.  Every time I choose to do something myself or delegate it to my assistant.  Each of these times I will choose the best option that maximises my time. Every time.” Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa. #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to join me in the One Goal Challenge below. http://www.OneGoalChallenge.com #1GoalChallenge #2018BusinessGoals #FriendsInBusiness

A week of saying ‘Yes’ as a business owner

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Hi everyone, just a note to invite you to tune in for a week of ‘Yes’, a Yes-themed series of coaching posts for those of you who run your own businesses, starting tomorrow! From tomorrow for one week, I will post a daily suggested intention in order for you to reach your business goals. Each is a small but significant action that can make a big difference. Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to join me in the One Goal Challenge below. http://www.OneGoalChallenge.com #1GoalChallenge #2018BusinessGoals #FriendsInBusiness

Why Do We Make Things So Hard For Ourselves?!

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Did you have big plans to make meaningful changes to your life in 2018? Maybe you are on the right track already. If so, well done, keep going! Many aren’t though.  So I have a question… Why do we make it so hard for ourselves?! When you are thinking about making a quick trip to the shop, would you leave the house without any preparation whatsoever?  At the very least you will gather your keys, phone, wallet/purse, maybe a list, your coat, an umbrella or sunscreen, music for the car or for the walk. Yet, most of us will say each New Year that we will give up something big, usually something we have come to use as a crutch every day (smoking, chocolate, etc).  Or we think that we will become triathletes within a few weeks by imagining ourselves already fit (we never picture ourselves huffing and puffing with […]

Do you need to comfort yourself?

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Some people love all things Christmas.  They can’t wait until it’s ‘acceptable’ to put up decorations, switch on the lights and root out their favourite Christmas playlists. It’s a tricky time of year for others.  Even for those who are in the first camp, the absence of loved ones can be all the more bitter, like a proportional mirror to the heightened joy. For others (many others), he forced joviality, the monumental materialism and external expectations that result in [more] debt mean it is a season to be endured. If you are scheduled to work – and to be away from your families – over Christmas, you might be looking forward to work with a Christmas twist (maybe slightly quieter, or at least with some fun injected into the daily stress) or you might really be wishing the days away. My experience of working on the frontline over Christmas was […]

When you cannot control what is happening

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When you can’t control what’s happening, learn to control how you respond.  That’s your power. Most of our responses are primal.  We are operating with the same physiological tools that our caveman ancestors had, but we have very different ‘threats’, so our responses are often not appropriate or they are out of proportion to the initial trigger. The first step in learning to manage how we respond to things is to increase our self-awareness.  Notice when your body and mind are switching to high alert.  Notice in great detail what is happening.  Do something to stop the spiral.  This can be to say ‘stop’ out loud, or think it loudly, or put our hand up in a stop signal, or snap an elastic band on our wrist, or put both hands firmly on a table as if you are taking control of an unruly meeting. Then actively engage your thinking […]