Stress is an expected component of every entrepreneur’s experience, but being overwhelmed and over-committed should not be a normal part of your professional life. When you’re overwhelmed or over-committed it’s important to ask yourself why and how this happened.
Some people — the Controller + Manager brain types — will rarely experience overwhelm or over-commitment, because they protect their time and say “no” to anything they think might lead them to take on too much. Others — the Analyzer + Systemizer brain types — are particularly organized, and keep an accurate mental tally of their responsibilities, which helps them eliminate the possibility of saying “yes” to things they can’t handle. Continue reading →
In this article, I’m going to explain to you how to achieve the mindset of wealth. For people who have this mindset, they can create money out of thin air and basically at will. For people lacking this mindset, they won’t enjoy the same level of financial abundance that they possibly could.
Here are the 7 hot tips on how to develop a wealth mindset:
Believe that you deserve wealth. You have to believe that you deserve it. If you don’t believe, you will overlook untold opportunities. If you don’t believe you deserve wealth, you will sabotage your own efforts. If you’re wanting to attract wealth but don’t believe you deserve it, it’s like driving a car pressing both the gas and the brake at the same time. It doesn’t work. Continue reading →
Have you ever met an idiot that is more successful than you are?
We all have, right?
Frequently, when I am coaching, a client will say something along the lines of “I’m just as smart as (blank “guru”), so why am I working so much harder yet making so much less than them?
When they ask, I’m never quite sure… Do they really want the truth, or are they simply venting their frustrations? To play it safe, I usually say nothing and wait to hear what comes out next. After a silent pause, the client speaks… Continue reading →
These days, people know a lot. Thousands of business books are published around the world each year. U.S. organizations alone spend more than $60 billion a year on training — mostly on management training. Companies spend billions of dollars a year on consulting. Meanwhile, more than 80,000 MBAs graduate each year from U.S. business schools. These students presumably have been taught the skills that they need to improve the way that companies do business.
But all of that state-of-the-art knowledge leaves us with a nagging question: Why can’t we get anything done? It’s a mystery worthy of a business-school case study. If we’re so well trained and so well informed, then why aren’t we a lot more effective? Or, as Stanford professors Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton ask in their useful book, The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action (Harvard Business School Press, 2000), “Why is it that, at the end of so many books and seminars, leaders report being enlightened and wiser, but not much happens in their organizations?” Continue reading →