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Here’s a winning combination for your Thanksgiving dinner (no matter how big or small your gathering is this year).

Incorporate Gratitude along with the Circle of Encouragement. If you haven’t heard me talk about the Circle of Encouragement before here is a short explanation.

When you are all gathered together in a circle, have one person start by turning to the person on their right and saying a word of encouragement or something they are grateful for about that person. Then that person does the same to the person next to them. Keep going around the circle til everyone gets a chance to be encouraged.

After you get back to the person who started, switch and now go the other direction and do the same thing. I guarantee everyone will feel special and you will all be blessed by giving and receiving these words of encouragement. 

We hope this will truly make your Thanksgiving Day a special day to remember with those that you love.

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!


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My new airline is Zoom.

I’ve been using Zoom for five years now in our coaching practice. It enables me to coach people across the country. And, since the advent of COVID, all my team meetings and coaching are all done 100% on Zoom.

It has made my life wonderful and amazing. No more 4 a.m. trips to get to the airport on time and no more late nights getting in. It’s also eliminated having to deal with the unfriendliness of a lot of the airlines and all their requirements. Now I have the luxury of meeting from my home office — hassle free! 

Using Zoom has also helped me save a lot of time and money. I have converted that extra time into investing in other areas of my life such as my relationships, family, faith, time to take care of myself and time with my beautiful bride of going on 39 years.

So the new airline, the new transportation system for the world is Zoom. This is just a thought I wanted to share with you about my transportation and my virtual airline that I have been excited to utilize.

I’m interested to hear how you are using Zoom to be more effective, to create more value, and to make more of an impact. Has it increased the quality of your life, your self care, and those types of things?

Thought for the Day:  I’m a frequent flyer million mile plus Zoom passenger and I love it. I’d love to hear your comments. At Confidence Coach we are here to offer business owners a place to connect, build their confidence and a better future.


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In this day and age, if you are a business owner, you are resilient! Congratulations!  

Now, I want you to stop and think for a minute about what made you start your business. Was it a life-long dream that you had to work for yourself? Were you motivated by having the dream of freedom of time and money? Did you want to be your own boss and not have anyone else tell you what to do or when to do it? Did you have this great idea and wanted to share it with the world?

Whatever reason you started your business, are you still as excited about it?

If you aren’t and you find this year has been one of your greatest challenges, that’s okay. You’re not alone. This year has been challenging for everyone. And I want to remind you again that you are resilient. You are a survivor.

Remember to go back to your “why” you started the business and recapture and bring your dream to life again. 

Think about all the ways that you may have pivoted this year to renovate, recreate, revise or restore your business. These are things to be proud of. 

Your dream is worth fighting for. Your team and the people that work for you are worth fighting for. 

No one ever said being an entrepreneur or business owner was going to be easy. But being easy is overrated. It’s staying in the game and fighting for what you want and love that really matters.

I salute you for hanging in there and still living out your dreams and goals. 

Go back and think about the power of the motivation your goal gave you to start the business. Your goal was not only to start it — but to make it successful and profitable, to build a team, and to create value in the marketplace. Your goal gave you determination and focus that has carried you to where you are today. 

Keep going. You’ve got this!!

At Confidence Coach we are here to offer business owners a place to reconnect and rebuild their confidence; which leads to their better future in the days and years ahead. Reach out today and schedule a free call if you’d like to talk. We are here to help and encourage you.


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As a leader, here are some questions you should be asking your team members on a regular (or even daily) basis to lead them in the right direction. These questions will promote a positive focus that your team needs from you during these difficult times. When you lead with enthusiasm and a positive attitude, it helps propel everyone forward in that direction too. You set the tone.

  1. What’s going right?
  2. What’s working?
  3. What can we build on?
  4. What’s possible now?
  5. What is the seed of opportunity in this difficult time? 
  6. What are your wins today?
  7. What have you learned today that you can apply tomorrow?

At Confidence Coach, we focus on the positive and want to help you do the same. If you need help in leading and encouraging your team, reach out to us. I wrote an article some time ago called Start Your Meetings with Wins. This is a great example of how to lead your team. We’ve got plenty more examples where that came from. So, if you’d like some help, go ahead and schedule a free consultation now.


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What are the little things that you are doing right now that in the future will lead to the big things in your life?

I really love this saying by Robert Brault: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” 

Here’s a list of little things that I’ve compiled for myself that I believe in the future will end up being the big things:

  1. Saying I love you daily.
  2. Sharing a hug.
  3. Saying please and thank you.
  4. Listening intently to the person in front of me. 
  5. Learning something new today.
  6. Being thankful.
  7. Smiling. 
  8. Doing meaningful work. 
  9. Having a great conversation.
  10. Speaking words of encouragement. 
  11. Sending handwritten notes. 
  12. Living out my faith and beliefs.
  13. Singing songs that give me joy.
  14. Walking into somebody’s life when everybody else walks out.

These are just a few of the things that I believe are little today but in the long term will be the big things in my life and in my legacy.

What are some little things in your life that you feel will make a huge difference in the long run? Please let me know at scott@confidencecoach.org or schedule a call to share your thoughts.


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It’s hard to believe, but in a little over 90 days we will be at the end of 2020. This has been quite a year for all of us. Here are a few questions that I’d like you to ask yourself in order to finish this next 90 days strong. 

  1. What have you learned during this difficult time that you want to keep in your thinking around your business for the next 90 days?
  2. What have you learned during this difficult time that you want to eliminate from your business in the future?
  3. What are you wanting to add to your business in the next 90 days?
  4. What do you want your customer to experience in the next 90 days? 
  5. What do you want your employees to experience and the next 90 days?

If you’d like help in evaluating what you are going to be doing, reach out to us and schedule a free consultation. At Confidence Coach we are here to offer business owners a place to connect and build their confidence; which leads to their better future in the days and years ahead.  


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Who’s going to ask the tough questions nobody else has the courage to ask you?

Is it your CPA?

Is that your lawyer? 

Is it your manager in your business?

Is it one of your vendors?

Is it one of your customers?

Is it your employee who has your 100% interest at heart?

Who can you trust?

That’s me. 

Many people just like you, many business owners just like you, many leaders in business, many CEOs, many dyslexic business owners and entrepreneurs come to us and trust us. 

Check out the testimonies on our website to see what they are saying. 


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Have you ever thought of the term “double vision” for your business?

Double vision is making choices to be profitable and productive today AND three years from today.

Has your business had to pivot from either what you’re doing or how you’re doing it? 

We have seen these difficult times give people inspiration and opportunity to create new and better things than ever before.

Just remember, the choices and decisions you make in your business today not only impact today, but they also impact where you will be in your business three years from today.

 Let us help you figure out what your best choices and decisions are to move you towards your best future. Reach out today and schedule a free consultation.


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Freedom is a simple exchange away.

Do you know what I mean by that? 

Freedom is a common theme that I hear as a business coach.

The reason why most people start a business is to have freedom of time and money. 

But, you have to make the choice or at least be aware are you getting freedom from something or are you getting freedom to something — and where are you in that exchange.

Most entrepreneurs and business owners are in the process of freedom from something. 

As we coach business owners through this process, we have them exchange the idea of freedom from something that they’ve come from before in their business to freedom to something that they want to create — maybe it’s an experience and it’s what their business will provide them with.

We work on the mindset of freedom from whatever that is to freedom in the future for what you want in your life.

Freedom is a simple exchange away.

If you’re ready for more freedom. Reach out. Let’s talk.

 


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Are you in the habit of putting off things until “someday”? With all that has gone on the last few months, most of us realize just how precious life is and maybe there are certain things that we shouldn’t put off until someday.

Do you know why I am saying this? 

Because “someday” never comes. We only have today and what we make of it. Yes, we can plan and we can schedule things out, but as most of us have seen, some things are out of our hands when it comes to how we operate our business or make choices for our families. 

So, the important thing is to make the very best of today. If there is something that you can do today to build your business to the next level or help someone out, do it now. There’s no guarantee that you have tomorrow to do it.

I’ve given this illustration before of how fast a life goes by. Let me give it to you again.

I want you to do an exercise for me using a tape measure. 

Take the tape measure, set it on the floor, and mark that very first notch as the day you were born.

The next few dashes – mark graduation, marriage, birth of kids, etc.

Also put a mark down for the day you started your business.

Then the inevitable question becomes this:  How long is that tape measure?

How long do you think you’re going to live?

Have you thought about what’s outside of that tape measure — what is your legacy going to be?

Or have you forgotten why you’re doing this business? Did you start it so that you and your family would have the freedom to do the things that were important to you?

Maybe you’re just drifting, inch by inch, year by year along your life and in your business. Or you feel like Covid has changed your trajectory. 

Let’s get back on the path; back on the horse so to speak.

If you’re looking for the mark on the tape measure that says “Someday,” it’s not there.

This isn’t a dress rehearsal. Your life is represented in this tape measure. It has a beginning, it has a messy middle, and it has an end.

Are you ready to face the truth?

Someday NEVER comes!

Reach out and schedule a free coaching session with us today if you’d like help getting back on track to start doing things now, instead of tomorrow. Each day is a gift to be thankful for. Don’t waste it.


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