Thought for the Week: Are You Listening?

Last week we explored the link between mindset and communication and we touched on listening.

How are your listening skills?

 

Many of us do genuinely believe that we are good listeners and even that other people are listening to us.

But are they, really?

The truth is that many of us are good talkers! Can you relate to the suggestion that we often speak in an effort to show others that we have been listening?

So, if we are speaking, we cannot be listening. We may vaguely hear what the other person is saying but it is impossible for us listen while we are talking!

Sadly, our relationships suffer because we miss what the other person is really trying to tell us. And then we might say that there has been a misunderstanding!

And how does it feel for you when you are trying to say something and being constantly interrupted, talked over, having your sentences finished for you or even when the other changes the subject completely?

Listening is just a part of the whole world of communication too!

  • How do we listen AND get our point across?
  • How do we speak in such a way that people want to listen to us?
  • How do we influence others without manipulating or cajoling them?

Communication is a HUGE topic isn’t it!

And on top of how we communicate face-to-face, the digital age we are living in is great and it also makes it even more complicated!

It is my mission to help people who want to have much better communication and impact in their lives.

As I shared last week; I thought I was a good communicator … until the penny finally dropped! By no means am I the finished article – we are all on our own unique journey aren’t we and continue to learn and grow, and that is what the “Thought for the Week” is all about.

There’s an excellent book that really helped me and has been one of my favourite reads for several years: Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind by Nancy Kline

We need to remember that giving people space and listening to them is a GIFT!

Giving them time to think (without us jumping in to speak) is PURE GOLD!

We were given TWO EARS and ONE MOUTH so we can LISTEN twice as much as we speak!

If you are not feeling seen and heard,

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I hope you have enjoyed this “Thought for the Week”!

And if you haven’t already, remember that I would love to help you to explore your aspirations and create a roadmap to success with you.

You can book your Free Clarity Session and there is absolutely no obligation and we can meet via Zoom or Skype.

Have a great weekend and very best wishes for your success!

Korinne

Korinne Le Page
Thrive Coaching & Training
www.Thrive-Coaching.biz
www.CommunicationCode.co.uk

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Thought for the Week – The Link Between Mindset and Communication

I thought I was a good communicator … until the penny finally dropped!

By no means am I the finished article – we are all on our own unique journey aren’t we and continue to learn and grow, and that is what the “Thought for the Week” is all about.

I discovered that my ability to communicate was helped or hindered by my mindset at that moment.

There was a time when I was over-sensitive about criticism. Then I learned to shift my mindset to appreciate when someone takes the time and trouble to offer any kind of feedback because most people don’t.

Whether it is accurate or not doesn’t actually matter. It’s a bit like the knitted sweater your granny made for you every Christmas! You still said thank you (well probably anyway!).

Is your mindset a Fixed mindset or a Growth mindset?

Fixed:

  • you don’t like being challenged and tend to deny, blame, justify and defend when you are.
  • you see feedback and criticism as a personal attack and either respond emotionally, or dismiss it outright.

Growth:

If you have a growth mindset …

  • you embrace challenges
  • you welcome feedback as a constructive opportunity to improve and learn, and get curious about understanding criticism.

So, if you want to improve your communication skills, one of the first things to work on is your mind.

With a fixed mindset, you might know the theory of effective communication, but you won’t be able to put it into practice.

With a growth mindset, you’ll be able to harness new skills to make immediate changes and improvements to your communication style.

How do you move from a fixed to growth mindset?

You make a conscious decision to do so and then reflect this in the choices you make.

It’s as simple and difficult as that!

Over the next week, simply notice – without any self-judgement- whether you are in a fixed or growth mindset in that moment and then make a conscious choice to switch.

Our perceptions can differ to others, often dramatically, and that does not have to mean that someone is wrong or right. So, notice what perceptions you have over then next week too and whether you are judging others unfairly.

The Mindset of a Great Communicator:

When we say “great communicator”, we are not talking about a great orator who can command a stage and captivate an audience.

What we mean is a leader who can connect with their team and create engagement with each person.

So often, when people think about what communication is, they think it’s about TALKING.

But, if you have seen the research done around how much impact our WORDS, TONE and BODY LANGUAGE actually have you will know that it is as follows: –

  • Words 7%,
  • Tone of Voice 38% and
  • Body Language 55%!

So, you can see why we have to shift our mindset if we want to be great communicators!

Over the next week, also notice what messages others are giving (again, without judgment) with the above and also notice how much impact your words, tone and body language are having or not having.

Next, we have to LISTEN!

Listening is not just hearing – it is actually putting our own thoughts, advice and all that to one side so we can actually LISTEN to someone!

  • How can we listen if our mind is full with our own thoughts?
  • Whose agenda are we on then?

There’s an excellent book written by Nancy Kline called; Time to Think

Giving people space and listening to them is a GIFT!

Giving them time to think (without us jumping in to speak) is GOLD!

Ask them OPEN QUESTIONS to help them think things through.

It is so much more empowering if we find our own answers than if someone tells us what THEY think we should do!

How often do you give advice without actually being asked for it?

Give people a chance to think for themselves and only after you have done that, ASK THEM if you could make a suggestion.

I hope you have enjoyed this “Thought for the Week”!

And if you haven’t already, remember that I would love to help you to explore your aspirations and create a roadmap to success with you.

You can book your Free Clarity Session and there is absolutely no obligation and we can meet via Zoom or Skype.

Have a great weekend and very best wishes for your success!

Korinne

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Thought for the Week – The Six C’s of Success

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  • Many of us want success
  • We want to be successful in life
  • We want to be successful in love
  • Or we just simply want to feel successful

And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, as striving for success can give us the ‘get up and go’, the motivation to keep going and better ourselves.

However, the downside can be that we lose sight of what we have achieved and, as we get drawn into everyday life, we sometimes forget about the components that bring us success.

So, ask yourself these three questions …

1.What does Success mean to you?

  • What does success actually look like to you?
  • What are you really aiming for?
  • How will you know when you have it?
  • What would you do once you get there?

2.Look at how far you have come and how successful you already are?

  • What might you have not been consciously aware of in terms of how far you have come?
  • On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being high), where are you right now?

You will remember that in the A to Z of success, C is for Commitment and last week’s thought for the week was about Confidence.

There are other C’s though that are key to success for all business owners and leaders; Courage, Creativity, Curiosity and Compassion. So, the Six C’s are: –

  1. Commitment
  2. Confidence
  3. Courage
  4. Creativity
  5. Curiosity
  6. Compassion

Now, on a scale of 1 to 10 on each of the Six C’s where are you now and for each one, ask yourself: –

  • What needs to happen for you to be at a 10 on that particular C?
  • What will be different in your whole life when you are at a 10 with that?
  • How will you know when you are there? 

I hope you have enjoyed this “Thought for the Week”!

And if you haven’t already, remember that I would love to help you to explore your aspirations and create a roadmap to success with you.

You can book your Free Clarity Session and there is absolutely no obligation and we can meet via Zoom or Skype.

Have a great weekend and very best wishes for your success!

Korinne

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Thought for the Week – How to Boost Your Confidence

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Yes, while I have completed the A to Z of Successful Business Owners and Leaders, you can still refer back to all of these here in my blog.

Once we reach our Zenith, what is the Secret to Staying Positive and Boosting Confidence?

You have your life goal(s) – do you think about / look at this every day? I have a picture of my goal over my desk so I see it several times a day, even sub-consciously.

If you don’t have a goal, then decide where you want to go and look at it every day and the things in your life that don’t drive you towards those, simply have to go!

If this is about people in your life, I am coming to that.

How to Boost Confidence?

We get confidence by actually working on things that move the needle in our life.

And we gain confidence by actually doing it!

So, confidence isn’t like this magical thing – nobody is born with confidence – that is a myth.

I was quite a shy kid. Confidence is something I created. Later in life, I had a business coach and then everything changed for the better.

We either create confidence or we create insecurity and either way we get to build that.

So, here are a couple of tips to build confidence …

1.Eliminate

There are things in your life that take away your confidence – can you agree with that?

The magical answer? I know you already know this – don’t do those!

Do you have friends in your life who tell you that you are crazy for wanting certain things and you should just be happy with your life as it is?

After talking to them you either decide you’re going to go for it – or you go away and start doubting yourself?

You get a bit of news or an idea, this person tells you it’s crazy and then you get a little insecure about it? That’s it.

It’s cumulative and just enough for you to retract and ‘play small’ and that’s never going to work for you.

So, if there’s something that pulls your confidence down, even a little bit, don’t do it!

Say no. Choose to be around people who believe in you, not those who doubt you.

What about the people you love, want in your life or have to tolerate?

If people are negative, that’s just the way they are. You may be able to influence them in a positive way to a degree, but you aren’t going to cut them out of your life.

So, we have to find a way sometimes to put barriers up with the people we love and want in our life.

When they start questioning what you’re doing in your life, ask them a question about them.

Do you find that most of the time when people are negative about the future, they are positive about the past? “Back in the good old days …”

Ask them about something in the past, or something about them and then leave when you can.

So, eliminate the things that bring down your confidence, even a little bit.

2.Commit!

Take action – you raise your confidence just by doing things.

And that’s is being courageous and enables you to gain confidence

Choose to be around people who have the skills you aspire to and you will gain capabilities too.

  • Commit to it
  • Be courageous
  • Take action

And confidence is the by-product of that and you will find that you can’t hold back your confidence! That’s just how confidence works – we create it.

So, eliminate the things in your personal life that take away, or dent your confidence and you will see your confidence increase.

Try it – you have everything to gain!

I hope you have enjoyed this “Thought for the Week”!

And if you haven’t already, remember that I would love to help you to explore your aspirations and create a roadmap to success with you.

You can book your Free Clarity Session and there is absolutely no obligation and we can meet via Zoom or Skype.

Have a great week and very best wishes for your success!

Korinne

Thought for the Week – Z is for Zenith!

So, we have reached the end of the A to Z of Successful Business Owners and Leaders! Congratulations! You have reached your zenith!

This final thought is all about “Z is for Zenith” and by now, you will have achieved your big goal and made it to the top! Your self-belief, commitment, determination, knowing your ‘why’, planning, support, and taking action have all contributed to your success.

It’s common at this point to ask, what now?

It’s true, reaching a milestone is not the end. There will be time to start the process all over again – dream new dreams, set new goals, take more action, get results, and repeat.

But, for now, it’s time to celebrate.

Take a breath.

Smell the roses.

Pop a cork.

Celebrate the victory and reflect on the effort it took to get there.

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar 

Everyone wants to experience success in life – personally, professionally, physically, financially, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.

But what is it about success that we desire?

What’s the real payoff? Money? Recognition? Title? Status? Material rewards? The tangible payoffs certainly play a role in our gratification. But there is more to success than acquiring a trinket, status, or applause for our efforts.

Regardless of your definition of success, at the end of your efforts, you are changed. You have fresh new perspectives, new knowledge and new experiences.

You’ve acquired new skills, understanding and insight into yourself, others, and the world around you.

Success brings with it a sense of renewal and transformation.

You feel a sense of pride, fulfilment, invigoration, exhilaration, and passion.

Creating value where there was none is invigorating and leaves us with a feeling of contentment and peace.

No matter what dreams you have, what goals you set for yourself, the methods you choose to realise them or the tangible results that show up, the feelings that come from working towards and reaching our dreams are always worth pursuing.

When it comes to pursuing our passions and striving to realise our dreams, perhaps it’s best we leave the last word to someone who knows a thing or two about dreams:

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”  Walt Disney

I hope you have enjoyed this “Thought for the Week”!

And if you haven’t already, remember that I would love to help you to explore your aspirations and create a roadmap to success with you.

You can book your Free Clarity Session and there is absolutely no obligation and we can meet via Zoom or Skype.

Have a great week and very best wishes for your success!

Korinne

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Thought for the Week – Y is for “The Yin & Yang of Business”

So, we are approaching the end of the A to Z of Successful Business Owners and Leaders and this week is all about “The Yin & Yang of Business”

The humble letter “Y” originated as the twentieth letter of the Greek alphabet, upsilon, which was adopted into the Latin alphabet around 2,000 years ago to represent the “y” sound.

To speakers of romance languages, like French and Spanish, this “y” sound was new. And as a Germanic language, English already had a “y” sound, and so “Y” quickly found a home for itself at the tail end of our alphabet, although it has never been commonly used.

When it comes to business success, an obvious “Y” word could of course be something like “Yield”!

However, I am going to talk about Yin and Yang in Business as it is more unusual for us to consider this.

If you are familiar with Yin and Yang, you will know that …

Yin represents the female energy force in all we do, and

Yang represents the male energy force.

You will have seen the Yin & Yang symbol representing the balance between the two that exists in our World.

We know that everything comes down to balance at the end of the day;

  • balancing the books,
  • balancing our energy reserves,
  • work-life balance, etc.

So, let’s dive in and have a look at how this can help us to succeed in business …

Strategic Management:

YIN: Looks at your business from the Outside-In, and works towards satisfying the needs of all stakeholders. Practice customer-driven innovation.

Yin is more passive and accepting and about Outside-In Strategies:

Strategic analysis of the of the industries and markets in which your company operates to identify those markets in which your company’s capabilities can yield, leading to a Sustainable Competitive Advantage.

YANGLooks at STANDING-OUT from the competition, gaining customers, creating, formulating and implementing ventures.

YANG is more active and aggressive and about Inside-Out Strategies: 

Strategic analysis of the characteristic of your company to identify your Distinctive Corporate Capabilities (capabilities that help your company STAND OUT from its competition and sell distinctive differences in the market in which it operates). 

Your distinctive capabilities – the characteristics of your company which cannot be replicated by competitors, or can only be replicated with great difficulty – are the basis of your Sustainable Competitive Advantage.

According to the resource-based view of the company, sustainable competitive advantage is achieved by continuously developing existing and creating new resources and capabilities in response to rapidly changing market conditions.

For example, distinctive capabilities may include things like …

Patents, exclusive licenses, strong brands that lead to effective leadership, team work / tacit knowledge.

Reproducible Capabilities are those that can be bought or created by your competitors and thus by themselves cannot be a source of competitive advantage. Many technical, financial and marketing capabilities are of this kind.

Your distinctive capabilities need to be supported by an appropriate set of complementary reproducible capabilities to enable your company to sell its distinctive capabilities in the market it operates.

Balanced Management:

Effective Leadership demands a delicate balance between …

  • Sensitivity and authority.
  • Loose and tight leadership style.
  • Internal and external.
  • Tradition and innovation to achieve sustainable growth and employee satisfaction.

Look at your business from outside-in as well as inside-out and ask these questions relentlessly: –

  • What’s happening in the marketplace?
  • How are the needs changing? What’s causing the changes?
  • Where are the resulting opportunities?

Having answered the above questions, work backwards: –

  • What needs do we satisfy now? What need could we satisfy now? In future?
  • What’s the gap between them and what we do now, and how to bridge it?
  • What advantages and capabilities do we need to strengthen or create? What old competencies should we deemphasize?

So, coming back to Yin and Yang …

YIN: Practice Customer-Driven Innovation

YANG: Create Curiosity and Surprise to exceed expectations. Manage change and innovation proactively.

I hope you have enjoyed this “Thought for the Week”!

And if you haven’t already, remember that I would love to help you to explore your aspirations and create a roadmap to success with you.

You can book your Free Clarity Session and there is absolutely no obligation and we can meet via Zoom or Skype.

Have a great week and very best wishes for your success!

Korinne

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Thought for the Week – X is for X-Factor and Xciting!

So, we are approaching the end of the A to Z of Successful Business Owners and Leaders and this week is all about “X is for X-Factor and Xciting!”

So, how does “Xciting” come into it?

“Xciting” gives us the X-Factor we need to be inspired in all we do.

A few weeks back, we looked at “G is for Goals”.

You will have heard about “SMART” Goals …

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

Well, have you heard about EXACT Goals? In coaching, I like to explore these as opposed to SMART Goals, and I will explain why.

When it comes to your aspirations, EXACT takes you a step further. EXACT stands for …

  • Explicit (with one focus)
  • Xciting
  • Assessable
  • Challenging
  • Time-framed (ideally within 3 to 6 months)

You will notice that the following are the same as in SMART:

Explicit (Specific), Assessable (Measurable) and Time-framed.

So, what is in EXACT then that is not in SMART?

Explicit – here the goal is succinct, in a few words and has one focus, and …

Xciting – positively framed and inspiring to that person

Challenging – goals that stretch us and aim high.

I used to think that setting goals was important but uninspiring and now I know why – because when I was introduced to EXACT Goals, everything changed for the better.

And I cannot emphasise enough what a difference this makes – honestly.

And it is all about where our energy is!

Our energy is much higher when we are inspired – nothing will stop us moving forward and we become anchored to that goal and it is much more likely to happen.

And this is the X-Factor and Xciting!

And a goal doesn’t have to be put into words, it can be an image in our mind, a symbol of some kind, or even a feeling.

My goal is all about Freedom and I have an image in my mind of what that looks like. For me, freedom is about peace of mind and stems from a time in my life when I didn’t have that.

So, when I established my EXACT Goal, everything changed, my goal became all-important to me and it was completely life-changing.

So, if you gave a got a goal, I invite you to check it off against EXACT and see how excited you feel. If you don’t feel excited by it, then you are not there yet!

(You might also want to revisit “G is for Goals”).

I hope you have enjoyed this “Thought for the Week”!

And if you haven’t already, remember that I would love to help you to explore your own aspirations and create a roadmap to success with you.

You can book your Free Clarity Session and there is absolutely no obligation and we can meet via Zoom or Skype.

Have a great week!

Very best wishes for your success.

Korinne

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Thought for the Week – “W is for Win-Win“

 So, as we get into a new week, we are approaching the end of the A to Z of Successful Business Owners and Leaders.

So, this week’s thought is all about “W is for Win-Win!” It is a meaty one with loads of information for you.

It is great to be a winner and we all want to work with them.

At the same time, to many people, “Winning” is about defeating others. Because, in defeating others, our success will probably be very short-lived and cause more damage than anything else.

However, winning successfully is a not about winning at other peoples’ expense, it is about winning peoples’ hearts.

Being successful does not mean that we have to look for ways to defeat others. We can always make the choice to look for ways for everyone to win.

Leaders and Working in a Team:

If you work with others in a team, or you work with associates, affiliates, suppliers etc., you are all on the same team regardless of what your title is or which department you report into. You have to decide which is more important to you:

If you are a leader, being a person that helps your team achieve their greatest potential, or engaging in an internal power struggle? You can do one or the other but you can’t do both.

The term: “Win-Win” – what does it actually mean?

When you think of the term “win-win”, you may think about compromise, or giving up a little of what you want so that someone else can get a little more of what they want.

In today’s climate especially, the art of the compromise seems especially lost. All too often, people are digging in their heels, refusing to give the slightest ground, both on the big things and the small things that don’t really matter!

So, we don’t always have great role models to follow, but that’s no excuse. We just have to go back to basics. What does compromise even look like?

What happens when everyone digs in their heels?

No one wins when everyone digs in their heels, and there is no easier way to make an office politics enemy for life than to derail someone’s pet project because you refuse to budge. We want to always look for the win-win through influencing in a positive way – without any manipulation.

It is better every single day of the week to get 70%, or 60%, or even 50% of what you want and to hand someone else a win than it is to get 100% of what you want and to win but lose your reputation and friends along the way.

People being people will carry around that slight in their back pocket for years, sometimes just waiting for an opportunity to return the favour.

Try to understand what people think they are losing.

When co-workers are resistant to coming up with a compromise, a common explanation is “well, they’re just afraid of change.” Not true. Things change around us all the time. People get married, divorced, start new jobs, the kids go off to college, we buy new houses and move.

No one is running down the street screaming in terror when those things happen. In fact, many times they are cheering the change on!

That means it’s not the change that people are afraid of – it’s the impact of the change.

Since everyone is giving up a little bit, there is a very real sacrifice involved in compromising. The people you’re working with may have a strong emotional connection to the thing you are asking them to give up, and when emotions come into play, things get tricky.

People make decisions emotionally and justify them rationally. So, we have to take care of the emotional part of the brain that believes that compromise equals loss.

So, what do they believe they are losing in the process of the compromise? Control? Power? Approval? Recognition? Influence? Stability? Their job?

How to move towards a compromise when people feel emotional:

Whether or not any of these are true, any one of these factors could be something that might prevent them from opening up to a compromise. This is where you have to put them in control and to help them feel safe.

Let them take the power position by asking “What would you need to move forward?”

Or even just ask them what other options they have.

Explore different ways to compromise and aim for a win-win that suits you both.

“What if we did it this way? What if we did it that way? How would you feel about those options?”

You’re not trying to sell them on an idea as much as you’re trying to figure out what the true sticking point is. Just talk about it, human to human, and let them open up to you without trying to push them in a specific direction.

Give them a golden bridge to retreat across.

If you’ve never read Sun Tzu’s Art of War, you will be familiar with: “Build your enemy a golden bridge to retreat across.”

The best way to defuse a stalemate isn’t to fight it aggressively or to throw up your hands in futility declaring that you’ve done everything you can. It’s to give your opponent a way to retreat that allows them to keep their dignity intact.

So, once you know what the other person / people want, and what they think they are losing if they don’t get it, then your next best move is to find a way to give them a win.

Give them some, or even all, of what they want. You want them to be able to hold their head up high when they walk out of that discussion.

Sometimes the real sticking points in these discussions aren’t large concessions – they are private assurances or small gestures that affirm that the specific steps in the process won’t change. Don’t dismiss the value of these small compromises when it comes to building getter relationships.

In a professional world where many people are guarding themselves against being thrown under the bus by their boss or their colleagues, the person who makes it their aim to achieve a win-win is the one who will be admired.

I hope you have enjoyed this “Thought for the Week”!

And if you haven’t already, remember that I would love to help you to explore you own hopes, dreams and challenges and create a roadmap to success with you.

You can book your Free Clarity Session and there is absolutely no obligation and we can meet via Zoom or Skype.

Have a great week!

Very best wishes for your success.

Korinne

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Thought for the Week – “V is for Virtuosity”

So, as we get into a new week, this week’s thought is all about ….

“V for Virtuosity!”

One of the problems most people have, who have great ideas is that they remain in the mind.

So, it’s a great journey from taking that idea in your mind onto a drawing board perfect it, then very few actually are able to make that design into a physical prototype.

Then there are the few who actually make that prototype into a commercial model and very, very few people who can actually sustain that commercial model.

The true entrepreneur is the one who goes through that entire journey of producing their idea from the mind into a real sustainable model and bringing about a transformation through their innovation.

And successful business owners and leaders use their creativity and apply strategic thinking to create effective business plans.

Virtuosity is all about Mastery. 

Mastery is the technical skills needed, including the day-to-day mechanics of running a business, producing products, delivering services, making money and managing people.

And Business Mastery is of course grounded around Personal Mastery.

So, Business Mastery consists of: –

  1. Personal Mastery

Having a Growth Mindset vs a Fixed Mindset, being crystal clear on WHY you do what you do and then always looking for ways to improve WHAT you do and HOW you do it.

This is what truly sets successful people apart from the ”also rans”.

Those people who are sponge-like to new learning, always looking to improve themselves, as opposed to those who are the “Rocks” who say; “I Know” and close themselves down to new learning.

  1. Destination Mastery

Knowing, living and breathing your “Big Why” you do what you do, who you help and where you are going.

  1. Delivery Mastery

This is how you deliver consistently, ethically, sustainably, flexibly and profitably.

Adapting to Changing businessmarket and customer realities. Being Flexible and not being in denial or avoiding tough choices. Learning through trial and error.

  1. Money Mastery

This speaks for itself.

  1. Time Mastery

This is so much more than ‘Time Management’ – it is all about balancing success, productivity, value and ethics.

The recent global crisis raises pressing issues that are not exclusively economic. The health of the economy reflects the moral health of the wider culture:

Ethics must be considered along with economics to understand world markets, especially now that globalisation and other forces have increasingly complicated the regulation of transnational corporate conduct.

And the importance of ethics in business that integrates economics and ethics is more important than ever before.

Value creation becomes a ubiquitous term that ties these two seemingly separate modes of thinking together so that virtuosity in business inevitably entails virtue and a commitment to moral standards. (We have several V’s here!)

Now, business people and ethicists are being called upon to expand their thinking by stressing the profound relevance of philosophy to business and economics! This is because “ethics” has been the overriding problem for business and that it is the only enduring solution.

Applying the concept of ‘virtue’ to the competitive realm of the marketplace …

Virtuosity, in all realms of human endeavour, is not merely a display of technical skill or adherence to conventional norms.

The invisible law of virtuosity, which discourages misconduct and rewards good corporate citizenship, guides ethical firms and wise entrepreneurs toward greater success by playing a constructive part in the human enterprise.

So, reviving business ethics addresses concerns arising from the global crisis, such as restoring faith in the market, respect for human rights, and environmental sustainability.

How can you achieve Virtuosity while improving your bottom line?

I hope you have enjoyed this “Thought for the Week”

And if you haven’t already, remember that I would love to help you to explore you own hopes, dreams and challenges and create a roadmap to success with you.

You can book your Free Clarity Session and there is absolutely no obligation and we can meet via Zoom or Skype.

Have a great week!

Very best wishes for your success.

Korinne

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Thought for the Week – “U is for Unstoppable!”

So, as we get into a new week, this week’s thought is all about ….

“U is for Unstoppable!”

As entrepreneurs and leaders, we really do have to be an unstoppable force!

For instance; are you watering down your marketing message to make it more mainstream believing that it will be more palatable to who you think is your ideal customer?

Take a risk and fly your flag brightly and it will get some curiosity going!

Clarify WHY you do what you do and then look again at the what you do and how you do it.

Then decide to go for your REAL Vision that’s built around your WHY – the vision that you may have thought was too big or impossible to achieve.

Every problem in your niche has a solution and being unstoppable doesn’t mean that we have to be some kind of super-hero.

It doesn’t mean that we have to be extra-brilliant, or extra-courageous. It just means assuming that every problem our ideal customers face does have a solution!

The only difference between rich and poor is that rich people are willing to solve more problems.

We have learned not to use old resources because things are changing so quickly …

Now, it’s all about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning across the board – the No.1 thing in growing a business today.

And we don’t have to know how a lightbulb works to see the light!

Artificial Intelligence gives us access to virtually everyone these days, no matter what we sell.

AI is about machines learning to do smart things, e.g.; Uber – AI figures out all of the details increasing our scope and reach.

Here are 4 Steps to become Unstoppable …

  • Master Heart-Centred Marketing (based on your Big Why you do what you do)
  • Master Your Inner Game (mindset)
  • Master Your Time
  • Look for opportunities to solves problems for your ideal customers.

I hope you have enjoyed this “Thought for the Week” – Go Forth and be an Unstoppable Force for Good!

And if you haven’t already, remember that I would love to help you to explore you own hopes, dreams and challenges and create a roadmap to success with you. Book your Free Clarity Session and there is absolutely no obligation and we can meet via Zoom or Skype.

Have a great week!

Very best wishes for your success.

Korinne

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