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With all that’s going on in this difficult time, are you really being “present” and in the moment? Or, do you feel like you are spending most of your time worrying about the future and what’s going to happen tomorrow? Are you trying to figure out when and if things will get back to normal? 

One thing I know for sure is that all we really have is today. 

I encourage you not to miss what’s happening today — in your family life, in your business, with your customers. 

Don’t miss the people you are with. Maybe you are chaffing at the social distancing and not able to get out of your home. In that case, you still need to be connecting with people although it may look differently via zoom or Skype. Or in some cases, your children are at home while you are working remotely. Are you actually spending more time with them or setting aside time just for them?

Decide today that you are going to be present.

Experience all today has to offer. You can never get this day back once it’s over. Once it’s gone; it’s gone forever.

Tell people that you love them.

Pass on joy to somebody whether it be a family member, customer or an employee.

There are a lot of things to learn during this difficult season. We all have a lot of areas to grow. There are lots of new things to experience.

Are you actually thinking about what new things you are learning today? Are you actually thinking about things this way? Is this your mindset at this time?

At Confidence Coach we 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. Let us help you make progress and really be present today.


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The simple act of being grateful makes us feel better and is good for the soul. I would encourage you to limit your watching of television and news coverage because it can set you on edge and increase anxiety unnecessarily.

We need to practice self-care and one of those ways is to be grateful. Express your gratitude to God and others and feel your own spirits lift. In our coaching we often encourage our clients to practice gratitude and make it a habit. If you already have this habit or practice, you especially need it now when we are going through difficult times with COVID-19 all around us.

I like to remind people to think about their thinking. Here are some questions that come to mind that you should ask yourself:

  • How am I going to react to this?
  • How am I going to process this?
  • How am I going to think about this?
  • How am I going to respond?

Now, more than ever, practice gratitude and thankfulness each and every day. There is always something that you can find to be grateful for — family, friends, the sunshine, the rain, flowers that are coming up, the beauty of nature. At least, start there and see what else you can come up with.

If you are meeting with your team (either at the office or remotely), start your meetings out by asking them to share one or two things that they are grateful for that day. This will be an encouragement to them.

At Confidence Coach we offer business owners a place to reconnect and rebuild their confidence; which leads to their better future in the days and years ahead.

If you’d like to talk, reach out today and schedule a free call. We’d love to help you make progress during these difficult times.


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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a business coach that you worked with? Well, I thought I would give you an idea of where we start and what our approach is and answer a few of the FAQ’s or most frequently asked questions.

Our real approach to coaching is a conversation. It’s a conversation around you, your past, what has happened, what’s worked, what hasn’t; your present, where you’re at now; and then the future of where you want to be 3 years from now. 

When I first speak with someone I ask a series of questions. With that conversation, I am really just trying to listen and to see where we might provide a breakthrough or an inspiration for you to have a better future — to get you where you want to go (both in your business and in your personal life). 

FAQ

I know a lot of people have concerns and questions around what does it mean to be coached? What does that feel like? What’s that like? But really at the beginning, it’s just a conversation. It’s just questions and finding out whether or not we’re a fit for you; you’re a fit for us; and whether or not you feel comfortable in the way we approach it. 

All this is done upfront and you are under no obligation and no fee whatsoever. It’s just a simple way to give you a taste of what we do. 

Our goal is to lead you to a breakthrough or an insight every time. This includes the first time. By helping you think about your thinking, we want you to realize that there’s a bigger future out there for you. We want to show and help you realize that you’re not alone. We’re here and we understand. We’ve been in your shoes, and we’ve run several different businesses of all different sizes. Our clients run anywhere from a solo entrepreneur to a Fortune 500 company. 

We come with a vast amount of experience, but our real value is believing in you and seeing what’s possible in the future. We help you remove the obstacles that you have so you can get to where you want to go, thus creating the life and business that you want. 

This is how we work. This is who we are. We’re just normal people like you, and we love what we get to do, and we have a real passion around it.

Reach out if you’d like to schedule a free consultation and go through some questions that will help you build a better future.


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Look back today and think about the power of your dream and goal and how much significance that had when you first started your company.

I’ve got an idea or thought for you that hopefully will unleash some new potential and new energy so you can build a bigger future for you and your company.

As you are looking back, think about the beginning when you first started your company or business.

What kind of odds were you up against?

According to statistics and the Small Business Association (SBA) 30% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 50% during the first five years and 66% during the first 10. The SBA also states that only 25% make it to 15 years or more.

So, when you started, the odds of you still being in business today were stacked against you,

But here you are 5,10, 15, 20, 25, or perhaps even 30 years later, and you’re still in business! Congratulations! That’s amazing!!

As I said earlier, 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. 

Now, here’s a question for you. Do you or don’t you believe that every person has some type of goal or dream for themselves in some way?

If your answer was yes, then why haven’t you tapped into that or harnessed that in your own company?

Meaning, why haven’t you tapped into the power of the dream and goal that is inside every person’s inner self?

If everyone on your team had the same kind of focus, drive and effort that you had, you would have a great multiplier. You would have an ability and unfair advantage over all your competition in the marketplace today. 

Reach out to schedule a free consultation if you’d like help learning about how we can help everyone on your team find their own dreams and goals and how much better your culture will be.


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Let’s think about all the untapped potential in each one of your employees.

How can you start to unleash that in your business?

How do you know what will truly engage your employees?

Look at your own story of becoming a business owner. You had a Dream and a Goal. Think back to all the energy, drive, passion, work, sacrifice and creativity it took to achieve your Goal.

Well, all of your people have their own personal Dreams and Goals that they deeply care about too!

What kind of difference would it make in your business if you provided support, belief in and championed their success?

This would overwhelmingly transform their experience, thoughts, attitude and concern for your business because you cared about them.

I believe that by supporting your employees dreams and goals, they will in turn become much more engaged and focused in their own work and ultimately help you achieve your goals and dreams much faster.

Reach out and schedule a free consultation to learn more about The Dream Employee process and how it is changing cultures in businesses today.


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Have you set the Vision for your Employees?

Vision creates higher Engagement!!!

Not once but everyday!

Vision is the oxygen to propel people forward — the clearer; the better!

Cast the Vision to your wife, kids, family and friends!

Set the Vision so strong for your Employees that they can feel it, see it, touch it!

Shout it from the mountain tops!

I believe in your Vision!!!

Without a Vision the people perish but without courage Dreams die!   

–Rosa Parks 

Greater vision equals greater engagement by your team. Reach out and schedule a free consultation if you want to implement this at a higher level. We’d love to show you how.


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If you are a leader, owner or CEO who believes that a paycheck and benefits is going to get great effort from the majority of your employees — you’re wrong!

You will continue to have high employee disengagement, poor work culture, low collaboration between employees, lack of creativity and energy to serve your paying customers and a lack of your own company’s goals being achieved. 

Until you do something radically different from the other business owners beyond a paycheck, benefits and some time off, you are going to keep getting the same results from your “first customers” (your employees) as you are now! 

You need to do something different that will start to truly inspire your employees to show up as a better version of themselves everyday!

Here’s the beauty — you already know how to do this for yourself.

Remember when you started your business?

You had a Dream or Goal! 

How did that make you feel? 

  1. You were Excited!
  2. You had more energy
  3. You solved problems
  4. You worked super hard
  5. You got smarter
  6. You found people who could help you build your business
  7. You made progress towards achieving your goals and dreams

Wouldn’t you like to be the Hero in your employees lives by being the champion of their deepest goals and dreams?

At Confidence Coach we can help you be that Hero!

When you begin to know your employees on a personal level, it helps them to see the connection between their goal or dream and the work that they are doing in your company. It helps create collaboration, as well as makes a connection to their job that helps with retention, motivation and engagement to the company’s vision.Your company culture also changes once they realize that you really care, and show them that their work is a vehicle that can help them achieve some of their own goals and dreams.

Reach out and schedule a free consultation if you’d like to learn more about The Dream Employee program. We’d be glad to come in and do a free demonstration to show you the transformation of how this will energize your people. 


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It’s clear that every CEO, business owner, entrepreneur or director comes to us with the dream to build something. That’s the mission/energy that drives companies from the kitchen table to be an industry leader. Unfortunately, there’s one thing almost everyone forgets. It’s the reason why employee disengagement is up to 80% and turnover is the highest it’s been in decades. We forget that our companies are made up of people. And we often forget to look at things from their perspective. 

Each of the people that work for you has a dream or goal, right? But those hopes and dreams are often seen as liabilities to mitigate instead of assets to leverage. I suggest that you need to see it from the employee’s side:  

If I could connect my job in accounting with my dream and goal to buy my first home, how much more commitment and energy would I be putting into my job at your business? 

If I knew the company was interested, excited and supportive of my most important dream or goal, it would compel me to care more, work harder and help the company accomplish its goals and dreams with more intention.

We work with business owners and leaders to help them embed a program called The Dream Employee. This program asks each employee the question: What are your dreams, goals and aspirations for your life? And then we deposit encouragement, support, collaboration, and celebrate each employee as they make progress and achieve their goals.

This is just simple human nature: 

“Nobody cares until they know that you care about their dreams and goals.” –Scott Ballard

One of the biggest impacts you can make in your company is when you show your employees that you really care about them and what they care about. For example, they have a goal to train and complete a 5K. They take pictures or a video of completing this goal, and you get to celebrate this achievement with them. In celebrating their goal with them, you are depositing good will.

This isn’t just a one-time thing. If you want to truly transform your culture, you need to be continually looking out for opportunities to do this.

When people are in the process of achieving their goals and dreams, that’s where real productivity, energy and creative genius appears. 

Reach out and schedule a free consultation if you’d like to learn more about The Dream Employee program. Or, if you’d like a free demonstration for you and your team/employees, let us know that too. We’d be glad to come in and demonstrate and show you the transformation of how this will energize your people for free. 


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What I’m about to share with you could be the difference maker and advantage that your business needs for 2020!!

We have been talking about The Dream Employee process a lot lately. But in order for you to get an idea of what The Dream Employee might look like in your company and how it could be implemented, I wanted to share a few stories of what employees and owners have experienced through the program.  

  • Rachel (employee) was having a rough time at work and at home. She was not very happy with her personal life which overflowed into her work life. We asked her what really made her happy and brought joy to her life; she thought for a while and then responded “art”. Rachel began working on her art in her spare time — taking classes, learning new mediums of art. She then brought her art work in to show us on our monthly meetings. She started smiling more, getting along better with her co-workers, and getting along better with her family members. As she truly began doing things for herself that made her happy, she had more joy in her life. This was an eye-opening and life changing experience for her both personally and professionally.
  • Doug (director of a public organization) said that by making deposits of caring about the dreams and goals of their employees has created goodwill, a greater working relationship between management and employees, and higher retention.
  • Edith’s (employee) first language was Spanish but she had a goal to learn to read, write and speak English so that she could advance in the company. But she knew that in order for her to move up further in the company, she needed to improve her English. When her company became aware of her goal, they wanted to help her achieve it so they gave her time off one morning a week to attend classes at the community college. Learning to read, write and speak English has grown her confidence so much that she felt good enough about herself to share ideas with the owner that would save their company an incredible amount of money in her department by changing the way they did certain things. The company has implemented her suggestions and saved a significant amount of money.
  • Joseph (owner of a family owned business) says he has been using The Dream Employee as a way to show his 60 employees how much he cares for them beyond their benefits and 401k to what matters most in their life.
  • Stacy (a manager) wanted to have a more peaceful and lighter life by continuing to balance work and personal life. Through The Dream Employee program she is steadily focusing on her health, peace of mind, and wellness – all the things that make her happy. She has a goal to daily incorporate more of these things into her life.
  • Joe (regional manager for a Fortune 500 company) said The Dream Employee has created transparency and teamwork within the organization at a level they had never seen before.
  • In working with one company, we discovered that many of them had a goal of losing weight or eating healthier. This was brought to the attention of the owner and he brought in a weight loss consultant who came in once a week for 8 weeks to explain how to prepare food, eat properly, exercise, etc. This bonded everyone that joined in to do this. They encouraged each other and helped keep each other accountable. As a company, they lost 500 pounds last year! They are healthier and more effective in their work as a result.

See why I said this could be the difference maker? If you’d like a free demonstration for you and your team/employees, let us know. We’d be glad to come in and demonstrate and show you the transformation of how this will energize your people for free. No strings attached. We also have many references of very happy Dream Employee clients if you’d like to talk to some of them. Just reach out and schedule a free consultation and we can set up a time for the demonstration. 

 


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Today I wanted to give you a little testimony from someone who participated in the The Dream Employee that we provide as a service to companies. I know you’ve heard me talk about it before. However, today, I wanted to talk about it not just as a concept of how it works or what it does, but rather share a real testimony of someone who participated in the program. This is their personal result for themselves and their organization. 

So this is how it played out. About three years ago we presented the idea of The Dream Employee to a company. We had all the team members participate in it. Each team member filled out a card. They wrote down 3-5 goals or dreams that they wanted to achieve for themselves. One young lady who participated had a goal to go back and finish her college degree. Her second goal was to buy her first home.

Now, remember this was three years ago. Because of the way things rolled out and happened we have only been following up via email and some other support that we have. This particular person we had not seen in three years. 

Testimonial

A couple of months ago we had another meeting at the organization. To our surprise this same woman walks in. In her hand was her Dream Employee card that she had filled out 3 years ago. She wanted to show us that she had not only finished her degree, but she had changed departments and was actually working in the department she had always wanted to work in. Also, she had just recently bought her first home. 

She showed us her Dream Employee card. It was filled out with her goals, the steps she had taken, and what she had done. She was raving about how this process had helped her; not only in her personal life but also in her career. She feels like she contributes to her organization in a much bigger way now.

This is just a cool little story but one of many that we hear about all the time. We hope this shows you the power of this process within an organization. Reach out to us and schedule a free consultation if you’d like to hear more stories or would like us to demonstrate The Dream Employee in your company. 

Start your New Year off engaging your employees in a whole new way — believing in them and helping them achieve their hopes, dreams and aspirations.

 


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