3 Ways To Make This Quarter Stronger

3 Ways To Make This Quarter Stronger

1) Turn Off Distractions So You Can Be More Focused? a) Set your phone to Do Not Disturb Mode (you can allow favorites, so your family and even key clients or co-workers can still contact you) b) Use a plug in to make seeing your news feed inside Facebook impossible, while you get your work done on your business pages and in Facebook groups. (See our recent blog here for details.) 2) Get Clear On What Actions Are Creating Results a) Look at your metrics. What went well for last quarter and also the year? What did you improve? What did you learn? How does progress line up with your key targets for the year and the quarter? b) Whatever your key or only project focus was for the month and quarter, how did that go? How is it going? What went well this past month or months. And what can be improved? c) If you don?t have a definitive 1 thing you are focused on for the quarter or the month, what would it take to be more focused on making defined progress on 1 key business improvement? What steps can you take from today through the end of the quarter to bring about change? Remember to be honest with yourself about what you can really achieve. And also remember that you need to measure success. So how are you measuring improvement? How will you know if you succeeded? 3) Create A Plan To Achieve Your Targets For The Year And This Quarter a) What are 1-2 sub goals you can achieve each month? If you already have...
Why Use A Business Coach?

Why Use A Business Coach?

We know instinctively the value of a coach for athletes, but a lot of times we forget how sports and the rest of our life can correlate. Coaches can be used for a variety of things. And the best sessions have objectives and set action steps agreed to in between each session for the client, so that traction in life if made. And results are more easily achieved. For small business owners, coaches are a great sounding board and wealth of information. Sometime they also help us remember some of the things we forgot that worked so well in the past. They help us get back to basics in ways we can?t do on our own because we are too wrapped up in the day to day issues and the emotional charge surrounding them. Like sales, marketing and managing our people, driving results of smaller projects and keeping it all in perspective. And a lot of times, as strange as it sounds, or as simple as it sounds – being able to talk out loud about the issues and stresses of running or managing a company, to an unbiased, yet supportive coach can be highly helpful in enabling clarity within the mind of the executive. Coaches are great for executives and junior executives as well. Coaches can help their clients brainstorm ways to meet and exceed their current challenges and obligations. Sometimes also acting as a sounding board for ideas, and ways to deal with a particular challenging person or work project. Offering accountability if an executive needs a little push in making it through a project they don?t...