Recently I discussed the concept of without attachment with a colleague here in New Zealand, which essentially means emotionally detaching from the outcome of a situation, to enable a higher focus on the process.
For small business owners to succeed in New Zealand there is a cultural requirement to be altruistic, and the difference between success and failure is based on whether you are interested in helping yourself, or helping others.
This post contains 9 common small business blunders, are you making any of these?
For many business owners time is as precious, and sometimes seems as scarce, as money. Striking a balance between work and personal time can be a constant struggle.
In an increasingly-competitive job market today’s employers often have to filter through hundreds or perhaps even thousands of applications for every job vacancy.
Have you ever wondered why businesses frequently change their logos, decor and uniforms. What was wrong with the old look? Everyone knew who they were and what they did. Why the need to change?
Do you lead out in life from the essence of who you are? Or do you lead out according to the external expectations the world places on you?
Before you start your day, your sports game, present to your team members or enter into any situation that may create a state of fear or anxiety take a moment to re-connect into your “Inner Zone of Excellence”
How many times have you heard that expression? I wondered where it came from so I “googled” the quote and found that it has been attributed to several prominent people.
We are more effective in life when we exhibit high levels of self-awareness. Self-awareness, a critical component of emotional and spiritual intelligence (EQ and SQ) is the building block for success in life.
Financial Excellence combines the two essential components of mind management and money management. Do you have a focused and creative mind + financial intelligence?
I’ve been asked recently in two interviews, “If you could have dinner with any historic figure, who it would be?” And I always give the same answer, “Abraham Lincoln.”
Unfortunately most people think self-improvement and life planning is something only people who own Ferraris do. Sadly the vast majority of people spend far more time planning their overseas holiday or buying a second hand car, than they do planning their life and their career.
Most of us get a little down some time or another in winter. There is no doubt that a rainy, cold day without seeing too much sunshine can all play a part on our moods and emotions.
I am constantly amazed that one of the biggest keys to success is so simple, yet so powerful. I truly believe that one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal is the power to ‘just ask’…
With New Year just around the corner, business owners – and those contemplating starting a business – are turning their minds to goals and plans for 2013.
A successful entrepreneur has to be energetic, organised and committed to a vision – all positive things, but they can lead to bad habits unless care is taken.
I was given an excellent example of persistence and the results it can bring recently. My wife was watching a kid’s movie on TV with our two boys and some very inappropriate and violent ads came on about half way through.