1. Begin with the End in Mind: Know your purpose – why do you get up each morning? What are you trying to achieve and why is that important to you? What are you doing here (on this planet)?
2. Download the overwhelm – on to paper or a journal – and De-Clutter (eliminate the unnecessary mess in your mind AND in your space). What this really means is break down your BIG challenge into tiny bite-sized chunks. Each day find two things that if you don’t do them today, the consequences will really be bad – hurt a lot – and DO THEM NOW! AND find two things that if you do them today, the rewards will be huge and DO THEM NEXT! (for business owners that could be – make two follow up calls – and do two high payoff prospecting actions (marketing, ad-placement, network with two new people)
1. Why is self-confidence important for a small business owner?
As a small business owner you are the face of your company. Exuding confidence whether you have it or not, is essential to your success. So – what’s the secret to exuding confidence no matter what? Read to the end – and find out! In the meantime, read on to learn what the indicators of confidence are….
So, we hear this all the time. Don’t work harder, work smarter…. Well that sure sounds good. Doesn’t it?
How do we do it?
There is a concept I’ve worked with over the years and hear more about just recently called manage your energy. There was even an article in The Harvard Business Review (October 2007, Tony Schwartz and Catherine McCarthy) about this.
To summarize, Leaders are being required to produce ever higher levels of performance (PEAK PERFORMANCE). The old standard, to work harder and longer inevitably fails though – as individuals drain their own personal batteries dry and have an underdeveloped habit of recharge and self-mastery. We end up with sick, disengaged and burned out teams and those who are in this state are not leading their staff anywhere good.