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Goal Setting Motivation

Keeping Your Balance in Business as an Executive or Owner

Dawn of a New Day, New Beginnings

“People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.”

John c. Maxwell

Among business owners, male and female, there is often a real sense of loneliness, and particularly among women in business. This is something I repeatedly hear in discussions with executives and business owners. That loneliness can become hard to bear. And the lack of understanding from people close to you when business is not going well has the potential to be a real energy drain.

Choosing to move forward and advance ‘ahead of the pack’ entails learning and adapting, and changing on a personal level. It means separating yourself from the pack. Separation often means loneliness, but it does not necessarily mean that is what it needs to be.

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Customer Service Networking

Networking: The Rules! Mastering the Challenge and Gathering New Business

Do you run screaming from the room when someone mentions going to a networking event? Are you one of the many who have to work up the energy, get into the right mental space to attend a networking gathering?

The last three, five, or ten have not resulted in any new business for you. Are you thinking it is a waste of time?  Think again.

‘Connecting’ in business has a different context than in the social milieu of today. Connecting with people for business purposes means seeking new contacts through business associations, social networks and community contacts. Once you’ve made contact, find out what they are focused on, want, need. Done well, can mean big success. Read through to the end of this article; then assess what you have or have not been doing for networking with the little quiz at the end.

Most people have trouble getting into the swing of networking; but it is worth your while in almost any business to spend time stepping up to this plate, and up to the challenge – effectively.  Face-to-face meetings are still the best opportunity to gather new business, despite all the online access to people and other networks.

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Commitment and Loyalty in Business for Business Owners and Executives

The terms ‘commitment’ and ‘loyalty’ bring to mind a lot of different perspectives for people in business: the terms are most often used in relationship to the hiring and retention of good employees, and also in reference to gaining and growing a faithful and sustainable customer base.
Seldom are these terms used in reference to the owner or executive of a business. But the truth is, commitment and loyalty to your own company, its mission, and the vision you had when you began, is one of the requirements of successful business, part of the process, the obligation, and ongoing challenge.

“Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment.”  – Ross Perot

Tough customers, complaints, scheduling and production problems, and slipping service standards, are all potential plagues for the average executive. If you forget the vision, or the vision no longer fits the market reality, it’s time for change.

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