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Transforming Business Results

business resultsChanging Your Business Results

Many business owners that I have worked with and be in touch with have been challenged to truly transform their business results and produce the growth that they truly want and perhaps need.  It is not uncommon — in fact many businesses fail as a result.

I started my business in 2003.  I came out of the non profit world and had spent most of my career working with people on achieving their goals.  Since the age of 14 I worked with people with disabilities and their families, primarily in group homes. But, I also worked in sheltered workshops, employment programs…etc.

As a staff member, I was always envious of the group that gathered to support an individual in their life plan and goals.  it just seemed incredible to have a group of people sitting together brainstorming how to achieve the goals that the individual was setting.  I always wondered what would that be like!?!

Well, here we are and mastermind groups and coaching groups are common and highly successful for their members.  They can transform your results.

When I first started my company, I connected with Best Year Yet™, a strategic planning process.  It was an incredible fit for me and my company and I became a provider of Best Year Yet™.

With Best Year Yet™ — you can create a strategic plan that is highly effective, powerful and alive. Well, let’s be honest.  It only works if YOU make it work.  But doing that is easy. I use Best Year Yet™ in my company, and with most of my clients.

This summer — I am offering a Best Year Yet™ planning workshop so that you can create YOUR plan and transform YOUR business results.

It is here in Northern New Jersey and is a full day.  CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
(I will offer via online workshop if there is interest.)

What I love about groups coming together to create their strategic plan is that they learn from and benefit from others in the group. The power of that collaboration and inspiration is incredible. There is no way to really measure the true value of it.

One of the biggest challenges in achieving your vision and goals — is two fold:

<mindset and implementation>

I see people almost daily — that are getting in their own way.  Best Year Yet helps to change this mindset. It is the most challenging part of the workshop.
I love this part! Why?? Well, it is transformative.  When an individual figures out WHY they aren’t getting the results they WANT and NEED,
then you are able to shift your mindset and step out of your own way.  It is almost magical sometimes!!

The other challenge is implementation!!

Many, many people set goals and then FAIL to implement.

Again, creating a plan is not enough. BUT having an way to implement that plan, is crucial. Best Year Yet™ helps people to do just that. When you work your plan consistently, then you truly can transform your business results.

The combination is powerful.

I have a couple of articles on my site about strategic planning.

If you have any interest in coming to the summer planning session — join us:

Let me know what you are doing for strategic planning and your goal tracking.

Lessons Learned or NOT?

Do you ever have something happen and think, damn, I thought I had learned that lesson??

Well, it just happened.

I wrote a great article.  The computer, coughed and the article (unsaved) was gone!!

I searched for it.  Not recovered.

My mind, well, the article is there, but not nearly as good as the first.

I’ve learned this lesson before.  Actually, several times.  I know that as soon as I create a document, I need to save it.  I also know, I should look at every document that is in the recovered documents folder before I delete them.
Well, there you go.  Gone.

Have you learned this lesson?  I know I have.  But somehow the old habit remains.  I continue to create documents and write without saving.  I teach this lesson to my kids.  Because it has happened to them with homework.

SAVE.  That is the lesson!  LEARN once and practice the learning.

What lessons have you learned?  What makes the lesson stick?  what gets in the way of learning it for good?

Joy The Movie: Lessons To Be Learned

Being the CEO — Is The Lesson I Saw.

Did you see the movie Joy?

I saw last week with my kids.  This isn’t really a review of the movie — we loved it!

But more along the lines of what I learned from the movie, as an entrepreneur, as a business coach and consultant.

I always look at events as opportunities for learning.

This was no different.

I have lessons that I have learned from biking across the country, or rock climbing on Outward Bound or adopting children…They all have taught me lessons that I carry with me every day.  I saw a powerful lesson that Joy learned in the movie. And what a great opportunity to learn as well.

For me, the turning point for Joy was the moment that she became the CEO.  She took charge.  She stopped just doing what other people told her to do and she took charge of her business and ultimately her success.  She learned what she needed to, to be the CEO.

Many small business owners, just like Joy, didn’t start off in business with CEO experience.  Some did, but most didn’t. In fact, most don’t even have management experience.

But that is really okay.  You can make it and you can make it BIG, just like she did.

Its not just a fantasy.  Although at times it can feel that way. It is a real opportunity that you have created to build your empire.

Joy never imagined the level of success she has achieved.  She started off solving a problem….you need to understand the problem that you solve.

She figured out how to get started and then after she was “ALL IN” she had to grow into her CEO hat FAST.

Wearing the CEO hat is the point where you DECIDE that you are going to make it and you are going to do what you need to do to do that.

You take charge — even of the consultants or advisers that you are working with.  Learn what you need to about YOUR business to ask the right questions, give the right directions, and drive your success.

What lessons have you gleaned from your life?  Or from a movie?  Leave your comments and let’s share the wisdom!


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