Posts Tagged ‘Mindset’

5 Lessons My Pup Taught Me about Business!

Business lesson from a puppy?…. Ok, it might be a little tongue in cheek, but as I’ve observed my pup navigate her way through her early days in our household, I’ve come to see how her surprisingly simple approaches work – and they have led me to re-structure some of the ways I work in my business! 

First, meet Ellie – she’s a VERY focussed, 8 month old German Short-Haired Pointer puppy. 

She demonstrates daily how life and business can be so much simpler with some clear rules that set you up for success:

  1. Be very clear about what you want, and stay committed until you get it! Ever heard the phrase “Like a dog with a bone….?” When Ellie wants something, trust me, its made VERY clear – and she doesn’t give up until she gets it. I witness daily, the power of clarity and persistence.
  2. Be resourceful and creative to help you achieve what you desire. If the first way doesn’t lead you to what you want, try something different. There’s more than one way to create the outcome you want. And when you want to go for a walk, if the cute puppy-eyes, don’t do it, then barking or acrobatics and jumping will usually get the message across.
  3. Structure and routines are best for happiness and results. I can set my clocks by the time she heads to her bed each night – and when she thinks its time for others in the house to be up and about in the morning. It’s good to know what’s happening when..at least most of the time, with a little variety and surprise to keep things exciting!
  4. Be responsive and “efficient”. Reactions are always better when the result or outcome is delivered quickly – ideally on the first time of asking! That “come when called” practice is definitely work in progress for Ellie, but I think you’ll get the essence of what I mean…enquiries, requests…how can you delight by delivering with something better or faster than expected?
  5. Finally, Work and Play…there is a rhythm to life that demands BOTH, and it’s never been more apparent to me than raising my pup – how much she puts into her “work” of walks, sniffing, exploring, retrieving…and then, she RESTS…fully and completely before have a heap more fun!. She restores and rejuvenates herself before the next bout of activity or busyness. This is powerful. Sleep is especially essential.

So while it might seem a little “light hearted” there are some powerful messages to be learned from a pup!  She models every day how simplicity and focus create happiness and results!

Dawn Grossart is an FCIM, (Fellow of Chartered Institute of Marketing) Chartered Marketer and Certified Transformational Life Coach helping professional women and entrepreneurs create a calm, confident life and business they love.

 

4 Easy Productivity Mindset Hacks for Entrepreneurs

A clear workspace boosts productivity

A clear workspace boosts productivity

Mastering your Productivity is a key to rapid growth in your business.

Over 50% of entrepreneurs are cited to experience experience anxiety, overwhelm and procrastination in the process of building their business. This keeps a LOT of people from achieving the success they desire. A Focussed Productivity Strategy is a sure way to breakthrough this

So, if you want to become more productive, it’s essential to look at what’s going on between your temples. Your mindset is 80% of success, and having clear, focussed implementable strategies, with clear time boundaries is essential…

Here’s what I’ve found to be the simplest, most effective “hacks’ to short cut creating results…

1) Having a clear plan and strategy so you that you can focus your attention and energy on the right things to be productive. Remember that “Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication” (Da Vinci) and it’s of DOING TOO MANY THINGS that often gets in the way of results.

2) Create a schedule that is designed around you and your productivity so that you have a LIFE, and you are not being a slave to your business.

3) Commit to Mindset development work so that you can literally operate differently internally on a daily basis, taming any inner critic voice and self-sabotage. This is 80% of success.

4) A recognition of what is and isn’t working, and effective evaluation so that you can make different, more impactful choices to boost your productivity. 

There are many more ways to boost your productivity and your personal performance, based on what your goals and challenges are.

I’ve devised a NEW and VERY ACCESSIBLE way specifically to support you in boosting productivity and results.  

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How A Problem-Solving Mindset Helps You To Make More Money

If you ever find yourself saying the words “I can’t afford it” it’s time to know the real truth behind this.  You really can change it forever and it’s not a pie-in-the-sky dream.

Discover How to Problem Solve to make more money

Discover How to Problem Solve to make more money

A little background and context here might perhaps help first.

Like many people, I was brought up to believe that money was a scarce resource and that “it didn’t grow on trees”.

When I was shown that there really is no lack of money in the world, everything changed.  I started to see how I was personally responsible for everything I was experiencing, and that I have the power to change it. As do you. 

If you don’t have enough money for how you want to be living – let’s say you want to buy a new car, invest in yourself and your business, or even book an adventure trip you’ve been wanting to take, anything….essentially it’s a “problem” you can solve and I’d like to show you how.  

You get to choose that you’re done with the struggle of “not enough-ing” and decide you’re going to do what is needed to have the life that you really want. 

You see, every “successful” person you might look up to and admire has been through the same kind of journey.  Expanding awareness about their own personal power and exactly how to direct it in their life to get the results they want.

So, if money is not a scarce resource and there truly is an abundance, what’s going on for you if you “don’t have enough” to be living the life you really want to be living?

The day I read the words “Money’s Not The Problem, You Are” I had a massive wake up call and I saw that creating money is a beautiful experience of really learning to love yourself first, and then choosing to focus on creating so much value in the lives of others that you make a really significant difference – taking fear and lack out of the equation, and building a whole new approach to self-trust and self-confidence – as well as mastering good habits in making, managing and multiplying your money.

This will probably require some change and challenge – because it means doing things differently, and THIS is where your problem-solving skills come to the fore.

3 Steps to Problem-Solving:

Get very clear on the issue and write it out fully so that you can appreciate the scope of the “problem”
Prioritise 1-3 things that you can do today that will take you a step closer to a solution
Identify a source of support and help so you’re not facing it alone, if that’s appropriate
Make a decision that you will reach solution by a certain date and get very clear on what you’re prepared to do by when.
Take action.

In the process of problem-solving, you’ll probably find that you have to change your thinking and your habits. While this is itself can sometimes be a tricky process – one that is often best supported by someone who can you help you be accountable – it’s a also a fantastic opportunity to grow your wisdom, meet new vibrant people and discover how to evolve your own life in such a way that you become happier, more fulfilled and enjoy a more engaged with life in a much bigger way.

When “Wealth Consciousness” entered my own conscious in this way, the windows were thrown wide open on a whole new world of possibility and potential revealed itself.

Who do you have to become in order to experience the life you dream of? What “Problem” or challenge is there in front of you that could open the door to the wealth you desire for a more evolved way of life?

“Problems” all have solutions – including money – so I lovingly encourage you to become a master problem-solver and find the answers that will help you!