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Fear is a feeling; it is not a fact.

Just a thought for you today.

I’ve been noticing two different things with people.

Number one, people that seem to be controlled or manipulated by fear are people that are watching an inordinate amount of news.

And, the second thing I’m noticing is that people that have this fear are business people that are more concerned about their competition than they are about what they’re doing in their own business.

At this time, remember this fear is a feeling.

Let me restate that again:  fear is a feeling.

It is not a fact.

Be careful and be intentional about what you watch, what you listen to, who you follow, and how you’re investing your time.

Invest in things that are factual.

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. We are here to help and encourage you.

 


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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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When things are going well, many people think they’re actually in control of events. That’s why they feel so defeated and depressed when things turn bad. They think they’ve lost some fundamental ability. 

The most consistently successful people in the world know they can’t control events — but continually work toward greater control over their creative responses to events.

Anytime there is fear, uncertainty, or discomfort, it’s an excellent time to focus your attention and energies on being creatively responsive to all the unpredictable events that lie ahead.

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.

 


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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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Things may not be as easy as they once were. You have the choice to either let these new difficulties defeat you or you can choose to let it be a time to reveal new strengths. 

Your body’s muscles always get stronger from working against resistance. 

The same is true for the “muscles” in your mind, your spirit, and your character. 

Treat this whole period of challenge as a time when you can make your greatest progress as a human being. 

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.


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About a year ago in April I published a blog about Hope. With all the things going on in the world and our country today, I think it’s something we really need to think about again. We are all being affected by the corona virus in multiple ways — whether it’s with our family, business, work, school, gatherings, etc. But my word to you is do not lose hope. We will get through this. 

Here are a few things you can do:

  • Be calm
  • Be at peace
  • Be generous
  • Help others that may need it
  • Be an encourager
  • Think positive
  • Protect your attitude 
  • Don’t let fear rule you
  • Have hope and give hope

Who can you help out and be an encouragement to today?


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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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I’m sure you set goals for yourself and your company this year — but were they “SMARTER” goals?

Here’s what I mean by SMARTER:

S – Specific

M – Measurable

A – Actionable

R – Risky

T – Time keyed

E – Exciting

R – Relevant

Did you end up resetting some of last year’s goals again? If so, it could be because you did not use the “Smarter” acronym. 

We all know there are lots of areas that we can set goals in. Here are a few areas:  physical, spiritual, intellectual, relationships, social, vocational, financial and hobbies. 

If you are wondering how to write a “smarter” goal I will give you an example. Let’s pick a weight loss goal and write it out in a “Smarter” format. (The reason why I picked weight loss is because this was one of the number one goals made by people that we work with when we are doing The Dream Employee in organizations.)

Write your goal in detail, be specific and set a deadline.

Weight loss goal in the “Smarter” format: 

I will lose 20 lbs. by 6/1/20. I will go from weighing 165 to 145 lbs. by going to the gym 4 times a week, hiring a trainer, meal planning and eating healthier. The reason I want to lose weight is to be able to keep up with my grandkids, feel better about myself and look better in my clothes.

S – Specific – Your goal needs to be specific. It should provide you with clarity and a concise aim as to where you are headed. Write it out in as much detail as possible.

M – Measurable – Your goal needs to be measurable. Also, you need to set a benchmark for making progress. This way you can see if you are making progress and if you are going to be able to complete it within the timeline you have set. As you make progress, be sure and record your success and celebrate the progress you are making in achieving your goal.

A – Actionable – Your goal needs to be actionable. Make sure you write down the specific actions that you need to do to achieve your goal. For example, how many times are you going to the gym?

R – Risky – Your goal needs to be risky. By this I don’t mean dangerous, but it needs to stretch you out of your comfort zone. If it is too easy, you probably won’t do it. 

T – Time Keyed – Your goal needs to be time keyed. Be sure to put an end date on your goal of when you want to achieve it by. If you don’t, there is really no incentive to move on it.

E – Exciting – Your goal needs to be exciting. If your goal doesn’t really motivate you and cause you to get excited for what the end results will be, then maybe you need to pick another goal.

R – Relevant – Your goal needs to be relevant. It needs to relate to you and what really matters to you. Set a goal that will make you become the best you.

“Smarter” goals not only work for you and your business, but they will also work for your employees because everyone has a dream or goal.

We work with business owners and leaders to help them utilize 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.

When people are in the process of achieving their goals and dreams, that’s where real productivity, energy and creative genius starts to grow; they bring more and more of this to work every day.

Reach out to us and schedule a free consultation if you’d like help in your goal setting this year or if you’d like to learn more about The Dream Employee program.


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It’s hard to believe that 2019 is coming to an end soon and we are looking at a bright new future in 2020.

Think about your goals that you set for 2019. Did you achieve them or exceed them? Hopefully you didn’t just have your goals for this year rattling around in your head but you wrote them down at the end of last year or the beginning of this year. 

I want you to do a little re-evaluation on your goals and think about setting them much higher for 2020 than you had first thought about. Why I say this is because of the theory that if we shoot for the stars and we miss them, we still accomplish a pretty amazing thing!

So I want you to aim high!!

My challenge for you is to think about your goals. If you have them written down, revise them, set them higher, double them, triple them, 10x them. You can either revise the ones you set in 2019 or feel free to make new ones. And then see what that does for your thinking and creativity. See what that does for your inspiration as you look at 2020 as being the best year in your business and personal life.

We believe that you can accomplish more than you have ever accomplished before.

But in order to do this, you have to stretch yourself — aim high, reach for the stars and see where you end up.

Where you end up is going to surprise you, and it’s going to make 2020 an amazing year.

Share with us what some of your goals are for 2020! We’d love to hear what you’ve got planned. If you’d like help in goal setting, schedule a free consultation.

 


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Recently I’ve been doing coaching workshops at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club which is where Tiger Woods won the U.S. Amateur in 1996. The Tiger Den is a room filled with spectacular pictures and memories of Tiger in action. As I look around this meeting room, one of the things that stands out to me is the amount of focus that Tiger had in his career to get to where he was at such a young age.

The idea I want you to think about today is — what is your focus in your business? Do you have a bunch of distractions that are keeping you from the focus that you need in order to achieve the results you want from your business?

If so, what are those distractions? Be aware and conscious of them so you can eliminate them.

What is taking you away from the focus of what you really need to do that makes money for you in your business?

Ask yourself these questions to give you focus:

  • What creates value?
  • Where do you want to go with your business and what will help you get there?
  • Name two or three things that you need to really focus on to grow your business this next year.

I challenge you to begin to eliminate all the things from your work or business activity, your leadership, and/or your company that really aren’t productive to making money for you or creating value for the company. We all have choices of how we react or respond to situations. This is a choice you can make now.

Focus on what works.

Stay focused on the two or three things that will get you the desired results you want — just like Tiger did.

Tiger focused on his short game, his long game, and his driving. He practiced these things consistently and kept at it. Golf was his sport. Tiger wasn’t out there competing or being seriously involved in other sports or activities. His main focus was this one arena, and the rest is history.

As I’ve said before — think about your thinking. Stay focused on what really matters most in your business and eliminate (or delegate) the rest. Schedule a free consultation if you need help narrowing down what you need to focus on to be successful.


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