As an expert in business collaboration, I love talking to small business owners and entrepreneurs about collaboration. When I talk about this topic, I find people love the idea of working together rather than in competition. However, it’s not easy for some to come up with collaboration ideas for their business.
Here, I share with you three practical and simple collaboration ideas I have implemented in my own business. I encourage you to give these a try in your own business. Continue reading “3 simple collaboration ideas for business”
Can the pessimist become the optimist?
The optimist and the pessimist. You’re either one or the other, aren’t you? The optimist is upbeat, always seeing the glass half full. The pessimist wallows in self-pity, moaning over their half empty glass. The optimist achieves excellence while the pessimist blames everyone and everything for their failures. Which are you? Can the pessimist become the optimist? Continue reading “The glass half full – can the pessimist become the optimist?”
The “too expensive” objection
If you’ve been in business for a while, by now you would’ve come across clients or prospects giving you the too expensive objection. Mastering the right mindset and believing in the value you’re offering is so important. Understanding how and why people buy is also vital to knowing what to say when someone says it’s too expensive.
So what do you say in response?
Dealing with this type of rejection is always tough. It can make you question what you’re offering. It can make you question your value, your entire business and can even make you consider lowering your prices. It’s so important to fight the self-doubt.
Stop! Don’t change a thing until you’ve read on. Continue reading “What to say when someone says it’s too expensive”
You are your greatest asset
Personal development is the key to bettering yourself. If you are a business owner, and especially if you are a solopreneur, you are your business. Looking after yourself and working on yourself is so important. You are your greatest asset, so how are you investing in yourself and how are you striving to learn and be just a little bit better today than yesterday? Your willingness to invest in personal development will play a huge role in your future success.
In last week’s post, I talked about the importance of investing in your business if you want to create success. The same can be said for investing in yourself. If you want to create personal success, it is wise to invest in your personal development. Continue reading “How can personal development help me?”
The difference between investment and expense
I probably don’t need to tell you that investing in your business is important. Many business owners, especially startups running on limited profits find it a challenge to understand the difference between an investment and an expense. Especially in times of hardship, economic downturn or increased competition, it’s easy to make the mistake of thinking everything that costs money is an expense. Continue reading “Invest in your business – 17 ways to invest wisely”
Self sabotage is a very real struggle
Someone once asked me “Why do you always insist on taking the hard road.” I replied, “Why do you assume I see 2 roads?” As a coach and business consultant, I can easily relate to this mindset and I know self sabotage is a very real struggle for many people. Why do we self-sabotage ourselves so much?
This probably speaks to you if you’re someone who finds it impossible to break out of bad habits or destructive behaviour. You know you’re doing things you shouldn’t but you can’t seem to make better choices.
Running your own business requires an extraordinary level of resilience. There is no room for self sabotage if you want to be successful in the long term. There are enough challenges running a business on a daily and weekly basis as it is. Creating more hurdles for yourself through self doubt and self sabotage is a short cut to disaster.
Continue reading “Why do we self-sabotage ourselves and how to overcome it”
Do you ever have days where happiness eludes you and you just think “what’s the point?”
You’ve been there. I know you have. Me too. Why is happiness and fulfillment so hard….?
Group hug anyone?
What if you could uncover the secret to happiness and fulfilment and discover how to find your purpose? You can! Continue reading “Happiness is in your Why — How to find your purpose”
Have you ever experienced the feeling of achieving a really massive goal?
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve helped someone achieve a goal, when they’d initially told me “I can’t do that”, I could retire tomorrow. What a nice thought!
Sometimes it was a small goal, like completing one full push-up or jogging 400 metres around the block without stopping. Other times it was something huge, like running a marathon, writing a book or starting a brand new business. Continue reading “Goal setting… it starts with planting the seed”
How to build a great team.
One of your greatest assets as a small business owner is building a great team to support you and help you grow your business. So how do you find the right people to build a ‘dream team’? Here are 9 ways to build a great team: Continue reading “9 ways to build a great team”