Grow Business Confidence: Lessons From a 5-Yr-Old

I am like most parents who look at their children, and are awestruck by the way they confidently walk (or in our son’s case, RUN) through the world. And recently, watching him in the deep end, realize he has many lessons business owners can learn about how to grow their confidence and attain their goals more effectively. My five year old son – oh, I’m reminded, he’s five and A HALF! – FINALLY got to realize his dream from last summer: to jump off the high dive. AND, yesterday, he learned to dive. THE 10-FOOT DROP Last summer and periodically throughout…

Key #6 Put One Foot In Front of the Other

“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action that’s important. 
You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, 
that there’ll be any fruit. But that does not mean you stop doing the right thing. 
You may never know what results come from your action. 
But if you do nothing, there will be no results.”      
~Mahatma Gandhi With the fifth key to increased business profits and having more time for your other life priorities, you learned how to let your creativity run wild as you thought outside…

Key #5 Think Outside The Box

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved 
at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
- Albert Einstein Now that the fourth key to increased profits and increased fun has primed your mind for success using PowerScripts, you will be much more able to brainstorm and think outside of the box about strategic steps you can take to begin your journey to the moon. It would be most helpful to ask 2 or 3 of your most creative, optimistic friends or colleagues to brainstorm with you. The fifth key to more profits and a healthier…

Key #4 PowerScript for Success

“The mind has been likened to 
a piece of paper that has been folded.
Ever afterwards it has a tendency to fold in the same crease–
unless we make a new crease or fold, 
when it will follow the last lines.” 
~William Walker Atkinson With the 3rd key to making more money and still having PLENTY of time for family, health, and fun, you figured out what your mental blocks are. I call it “Mental Pollution,” because it is toxic to you and is probably the biggest reason you haven’t yet attained peak profits or your ideal work-life balance. In most cases,…

Key #3 Bridge the GAP

“The vast majority of people are born, grow up, struggle, and go through life in misery and failure, not realizing that it would be just as easy to switch over and get exactly what they want out of life, not recognizing that the 
mind attracts the thing it dwells upon.”
 ~Napoleon Hill To review, the first key to increased profits AND a joyful and fulfilling work-life balance requires you to look in the mirror at your life and business as they are now. With the second key, you need to shoot for the moon and became clear about the life…

Key #2 Shoot for the Moon!

“The greater danger for most of us 
is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, 
but that it is too low and we reach it.”
~ Michelangelo The second key to increased profits without sacrificing time for family, health, and fun is to Shoot for the MOON! Last time, you listed what your top priorities were at the beginning of the first segment. Review them again, and this time, envision your ideal work-life balance, especially when it comes to how you are allocating your time resources. Don’t even try to think about HOW you could achieve this…

Key #1: Look in the Mirror

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” ~Thomas Merton The First Key to making more money and still having enough time to enjoy your life is to LOOK IN THE MIRROR. You need to take stock of where you are in your life and in your business. Many people have ideals that they are striving for…and we’ll get to that in tomorrow’s segment. WRITE DOWN PRIORITIES: As a preview, go ahead and write down your top 3 or 4 priorities in your life… both work and personal. Then, rank order them. Don’t continue…