Mastermind with Business Colleagues

Tweet An excellent technique for growing your business is to find one or more business colleagues to mastermind with.  Choose people that you like and trust.  This is important so you can be open and talk about your business and your goals and your challenges. Choose a regular time to mastermind together, perhaps once a week or every two weeks.  You can meet in person or by telephone.  Be sure each person has the same amount of  time to talk about their goals and to get ideas and support for moving forward. Believe in each others’ goals the ability to achieve them.  Help each other with ideas and encouragement and suggestions about people and resources that may be helpful.  You can be accountability partners for each other too. Between mastermind meetings, hold a vision of your mastermind partners’ success, just as you envision your own success.  Keep your eyes and ears open for information or resources that may help your partners. Express your appreciation for your mastermind partners, celebrate wins, and cheer each other on to new levels of success.  Having a mastermind partner can be a big factor in your success! … {Continue Reading… }

Grow Your Business By Setting Your Priorities

Tweet This week I had a couple of family priorities that required my time….things that required appointments during the regular “work day” hours.  So that meant juggling my business commitments to fit around these appointments. Do you find that this happens to you sometimes too?  A lot of us who work from home have family commitments that are important.  In fact, that may be one of the big reasons that you are self-employed…so that you have the freedom to flex your schedule to meet your family’s needs, sometimes on short notice! The secret to making this work is to set clear priorities within your business.  This will help you know which projects are at the top of your list for action, and which may need to occasionally wait, if necessary. To clarify your priorities, ask yourself which one or two projects would most help you reach your big business goals this year.  Your goal is to fit in at least one tiny action each day to move these top projects forward.  And there will be some days when a small step may be all that you can accomplish that day.  You will still be moving forward! You can add another level of strength to this by checking in with an accountability partner about the key action you will focus on each day.  You can send each other an email or a voicemail or actually talk by telephone to tell them what one main task you will focus on each day.  Then the next day, tell them briefly about your progress on that task, and declare the task you will focus on that day. Coaching Action Tip:  Focus on this combination of setting clear priorities, choosing a key project, taking at lest one action on it each day, and checking in … {Continue Reading… }