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Embracing change is still a big deal. How do you feel about it?
Because you are reading my blog for business tips, I consider you a well-developed person who has done great spiritual work and carefully assessed topics of importance in your personal life and business life. You have been on your path for a while. Yet how do you really feel about change? (more…)
Stuck in a Rut? Change Your Vocab.
Yesterday, January 3, 2017, I took the dogs for a walk on the beach. It was -7°C (19°F), quite cold by our West Coast standards.
As I was risking my life making my way from the sheer ice of the sidewalk to the sand, I noticed, on the black shiny surface of the ocean, a paddle boarder.
I reached for my camera. I wanted to immortalize this person paddle boarding in January. Since I am slow with my camera, I wondered if I would end up taking a photo of a brave person standing on a board in the middle of the ocean or of an idiot who fell into the frozen water in January…. (more…)
Who is a Legacy Entrepreneur?
Who is a legacy entrepreneur? It’s a unique entrepreneur who leaves value and a lasting reputation to customers, industry, community and loyal employees.
Legacy entrepreneurs stand for strong principles that go beyond the mindset of just making money. They look to the future, beyond their own lives, and create an image for their business based on their values and priorities—an image that will stand the test of time.
Legacy entrepreneurs build their brand identity on a strong reputation of value. They make positive, lasting changes for future generations in their industry and community.
Value-based marketing is a unique marketing approach where legacy entrepreneurs rediscover their true essence and how to live their lives authentically in their industry. To establish great value-based marketing, leaders learn to communicate openly in their business—that extension of themselves that creates a legacy of value…. (more…)
How good are you at leading your chicken coop?
It’s the Year of the Rooster! So, how good are you at leading your chicken coop—I mean, your team—to succeed in business?
Roosters hold the highest position in the chicken-coop hierarchy. In today’s society, we are trying to get away from giving too much power to one person.
Politically, that leads to dictatorships, and the concept of autocracy is definitely negative nowadays. The archaic notion of leadership by a single person has been replaced in business by a team philosophy.
The New Leaders
In today’s pecking order, even if the rooster is the one in charge of everything, he has to make sure no one feels excluded. He has to be careful not to overuse his control. The rooster is supposed to rule the roost, even though ruling is outdated.
Feel like you’re walking on eggshells? The new roosters, like the new entrepreneurs, know that ruling the roost is not what it used to be. Leadership skills have been updated, and the new roosters have to know the new rules… (more…)
In 2017, Surrender to Life As Is
The New Year has just started and, as happens every January, I am already irritated by the wishes so many people are trying to impose on everyone around them.
How about surrendering to what is?
How about giving up the BS of wishing upon other people what we really want for ourselves? At least let’s be honest.
These are the top 4 wishes to avoid giving and receiving in 2017.
Wish #1: May You Have the Best Year Ever
First of all, who is determining what the best is? Often, in our life journeys, the worst things end up being the best when we look back on them years later.
People who wish you the best year ever are short-sighted and have no imagination. At least they could specify that they wish you the best year once you have stopped judging your circumstances.
Really, this could be the worst year ever and next year could be awesome just because this one was awful.
Stay away from short-sighted wishes. (more…)