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“Life is what happens to you when you’re making other plans.” Betty Talmadge, American meat broker and cookbook author, is the first one who is credited with this adage. Setbacks happen in business and in life.
By building up your resilience – your bounce-back ability – you will know how to get back up after you have been knocked down. Follow these principles to soar through setbacks and keep your resilience revved up.
Use Your Power of Choice. Begin to look at how resilient you are in everyday occurrences. Do you let traffic, a delayed plane, or a disappointing phone call ruin your whole day, or do you consciously choose to bounce right back? We always have a choice about how we react to what happens.
Build on Past Successes. At first your setback might seem too much to handle. To help yourself bounce back, think about other challenges you have faced in your life and business in the past. Remember how you dealt with them, and how you came through those challenges. Remind yourself of all you have dealt with – and yet you persevered. This will fuel your ability to overcome this setback.
Look for the Lesson. Setbacks serve. They bring with them lessons about you, about your leadership, about your business. When a setback erupts in your path, before dowsing the flames you should first examine its lesson. Learning the lessons that your setbacks deliver is one of the ways you build your resilience.
Caterina Rando, TWIB Magazine Publisher
It is better to be in the front of the room speaking than in the back of the room listening! Why? When you are the speaker, you open the door wide to new, wonderful contacts that can quickly lead to new clients and a more thriving business. There are many important reasons why you want to become a sought after speaker today. Here are just a few:
Speaking is the fastest, easiest and – I believe – the best way to make your business thrive! Start today to become a sought after speaker.
To your thriving success!
Caterina Rando, TWIB Magazine Publisher
Many of us believe that we have to work hard from sun up to sun down to accomplish anything. This is not living- it’s existing- and doing it too long will strip you of your joy for life and passion for your work. The saying “work smarter, not harder” is very true, and there are ways of living and thinking that can promote ease in your life. Success with ease is enjoying your work, the process, and the results, while enjoying the other aspects of your life. Adopt some of these ideas and watch your success soar at work and in the rest of your life.
Often in business we keep our focus on the things that are the most important: serving our clients, making sales, or paying bills. Because we put our energy toward the most important tasks, we sometimes inadvertently put up with things that are not ideal. Continue reading “What are you tolerating that is keeping you stuck?”
A while back I gave a speech to a group of women entrepreneurs, my ideal clients. At the end of my speech, I invited the ladies to attend my upcoming event at a deep discount. Only one person in an audience of 60 women signed up for the event. When I went home, I was disappointed. Then I made some follow-up calls and within five days, seven ladies had taken me up on my offer. That was the day I decided to never again be disappointed by the immediate results I see in business. When you are not happy with your results or feel you are not meeting the expectations you put on yourself, if you are like most people, you are likely to be less productive, unfocused and not in action.
Continue reading “Take a Look at What Role Disappointment Plays in Your Business”
Your business can do so much more than serve your clients. Your business can connect your clients with each other and cultivate them into a community. An incredible community of like-minded people provides more massive value to your clients that you alone cannot deliver. When you create and foster connection and camaraderie through community, your clients will love what you have done for them and stick around forever. Continue reading “Does Your Business Have a Community?”
Fear is the emotion that often keeps us from taking action, making changes and clearing up situations in our life and business. Fear comes from not knowing if the action we want to take is the right action or the one that will work. We also are not sure if taking this action will result in some loss. We could lose some money, some aspect of our reputation, some self confidence. These concerns, while possible, are not always probable—we will not know the truth until we take the action.
Are you afraid to ask a potential client to work with you for fear she will reject you by saying no? Are you afraid to ask a vendor you do a lot of business with for a discount for fear they will get upset? Are you afraid to give a speech, or record a Facebook Live, for fear of what other people might think?
All feelings are valid, and they are only feelings. Feel the fear, and take action anyway. Every time we do not take action because of fear, we diminish our personal power because the desire to take action continues to gnaw at us. What have you not been doing because of the emotions that accompany it? What would it serve you to do it anyway?
You have massive value to bring. The more you take action, the more you get to share your massive value and the less that will be scary, then pretty soon you will do it all with ease. What is it time to take action on?
Caterina Rando, Publisher