Archive for August, 2012

Who actively inspires you to comment?

Monday, August 27th, 2012

***moving minds and people in business***

Andrew Field talking about his dipping social media ranking scores caught my attention, so I commented and read through the replies which may reflect the holiday period and lack of stimulating content? I’ve seen the word ‘old’ pop up a few times on the FP and that sends me scurrying off to look for inspiration.

Is it that we ourselves are taking a sabbatical or miss Penny and Thomas or simply don’t like change? Mike Morrison interestingly wrote “Its not going to happen here! – change management psychology”.

So I continue to search for inspiring authors and here is one, who actively engages her readers. The fact that Cornelis has written Marja a testimonial says it all. ***moving minds and people***

Do you enjoy, encourage, fuel an active online conversation?

On cue Fay is the exception, for stopping a conversation with mouth-watering Grand Marnier Soufflé because she can!.

Contact:  carolyn@cardiffboardroom.co.uk

 

 

Carolyn Williams

Moving minds, helping you to focus for business

www.cardiffboardroom.co.uk

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You are ..

Monday, August 27th, 2012

You are the only person responsible for your success.

Taking ownership. Being responsible for your success lies with you. Here’s a paragraph from a Steve Job conversation “The best part of your life will start on the day you decide your life is your own – no one to lean on, rely on, or blame. You are in full control of your future. Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do. It may be tough at times, but refuse to follow some preordained path. Make your own rules and have your own game plan. There is no happiness and success to be found by playing it safe and settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”.

A great corporate well-being strapline for me is “Positivity fuels productivity”.  We are responsible for that choice of good productive energy.  If we act on our game plan with dollops of self-belief, we will succeed. You can choose to get caught up in the negativity surrounding you, or you can decide to do something positive about your situation.

For us sole and small business owners, it’s about “the more I love and embrace change, the more my life unfolds easily and effortlessly in making the best of what I have.” I wrote We can all help each other grow richer’.  We are responsible online for our choices that can and does influence our network success. My whole business life has been focused on facilitating activities to re-energise employees and individual entrepreneurs.  I walk the strapline talk every single waking hour. I believe in my message, my service, do you?

Carolyn Williams

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners to help raise their profiles online..

Swansea · cardiffboardroom.co.uk

Contact Details:

Mobile +44 07968 567 558
e-mail: carolyn@cardiffboardroom.co.uk
Blog: http://www.cardiffboardroom.co.uk/?p=403

Skype:  wellbeingcoach1
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Make It Happen….

Monday, August 27th, 2012

London Olympics 2012

Proof you can ‘Make It Happen’ when you attract the right team.

As a little Welsh motivator I’d say it takes excellence, energy, skill, poise, focus, intent, smiles….your turn??

Contact:  carolyn@cardiffboardroom.co.uk

 

Do you re-energise your clients?

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

http://www.scoop.it/t/breathing-for-business

 

 

 

Do What Brings You Energy.

Monday, August 27th, 2012

 

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Self-compassion is keeping a caring, gentle eye on my most important needs and desires—big or small and inner or outer—and giving yourself permission to do more of what brings you ease and energy, and less of what drains you.

How you start your day and finding your flow influences how productive you are. Be present.

Some of the most successful entrepreneurs understand the benefits of having an early-morning routine.  These famous creative minds knew that getting the most out of their morning routine meant finishing their day the right way.

The way you start each day is incredibly important. What you do first thing in the morning matters whether you’re a trainer, a writer, a small business owner or a busy mum and dad.

Some of the most successful entrepreneurs understand the benefits of having an early-morning routine.  These famous creative minds knew that getting the most out of their morning routine meant finishing their day the right way.  But a morning routine is only half of a productive day; the other is the evening routine that precedes it

Reading a good book is known to quieten the mind, lessens stress.

Share events of the day when sitting around a table.

Doing something completely different to your daily tasks can be energising.

Meditation is action. Our mind is much harder to quieten than our body. Our lives are busy and fast paced, filled with external noise and distractions. Clarity comes from focus, from finding that quiet space within.  Meditation, even in small amounts will make room for abundance.  If you are looking for answers go within, meditate and then let go.

A meditation tip: Practice stillness; be aware of how you breathe.

 

Carolyn Williams, helping you find ways to re-energise yourself for your business?

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

 

 

Business Etiquette

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Manners were very much a focal part of our upbringing from the table, to the bathroom, in school, school playground and out to the world at large. Today, I hope my mum is smiling at this, a testimony for her great upbringing during a time when life was much tougher than it is now.

I wrote an article for Ford News and Between the Lines (Local Bridgend Engine Plant newsletter.) The topic was about the In Plant Gymnasium refurbishment. What caught the imagination of the journalist was my Gym Etiquette. He e-mailed to ask if he could circulate this out to other companies. Now copywriting sprang to mind and have followed through on this.

Yesterday, I visited a fabulous four star Welsh Health Club and was nicely surprised to read they too had circulated their brand of Gym Etiquette through their newsletter. The part I smiled at was ‘Treating the changing room like your own bathroom’ adding ‘follow these suggestions for changing room etiquette to maintain good relations with fellow gym mates.

To maintain good relations. Good relations with whom? Everyone is a potential customer, an engineer or team leader may become a Plant Manager one day. An office junior may build his dream business one day.

Potential customers online create an even bigger awareness of how our message is perceived. How often do members take offence by the written word posted as a reply online? Different cultures and languages are problems we all encounter when we write to our global family.

 

On Skype, do you invite to connect with someone for a 121 before hand? Do you write a welcome note to a new contact on ecademy or Linkedin? Do you smile to maintain good relations when you greet a business contact for the first time?

Beth Burgess, a lovely network connection made me smile yesterday when she sent a courteous e-mail asking for a 121 when we attend Friday’s Black Star Lunch in London adding: ” I’ll make sure I have an extra-big smile on”

We have a responsibility toward each other. Etiquette and respect for me is part of doing business. The saying ‘I like to treat others as I like to be treated myself’ is as valid in our personal life and creates an even bigger impact both online and offline in business.

It’s like the five a day, ten even, if you’re training 🙂 Good habits.

What effort do you put into maintaining good relations in business?

Contact:  carolyn@cardiffboardroom.co.uk

 

Carolyn Williams

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners and entrepreneurs to help raise their profiles online.

Swansea · cardiffboardroom.co.uk

Contact Details:

Mobile +44 07968 567 558
e-mail: carolyn@cardiffboardroom.co.uk
Blog: http://www.cardiffboardroom.co.uk/?p=403

Skype:  wellbeingcoach1
Follow me on Twitter

 

 

We can all help each other grow richer in Ecademy

Monday, August 27th, 2012

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”. Winston Churchill

That wonderful quote among so many more by Winston Churchill sets the tone for this blog.

Yesterday I joined Daniel, Phillip, George, Mike, Richard, James and one other young gentleman supporting Daniel’s Leadership Event in London.

I took the decision to do this after re launching a band new corporate gymnasium facility after three years planning (to get others on board) on Tuesday. That re launch was the fourth in twenty two years and I was delighted for the workforce. The current Plant Manager for this automotive plant is young and like Daniel, works all hours. These young entrepreneurs and managers don’t have the luxury of paid support, so rely on the goodwill of other leaders who can help. I suspect this pattern is seen across the economic ‘picture board’ in this country.

After a long train journey from Swansea, putting a spurt on through tube stations and streets to arrive to Smiley faces was a treat! I have to say to you ‘ beautiful Londoners’ you are amazing, guiding millions of visitors, including the odd Taff 😉 through your city, an enormous task.

I learnt much, much more by making this, a four hour trip, to meet Daniel and to hear his passion to make Ecademy succeed was obvious. He’s worth hearing, so please attend ROSEE 3.

Robert Craven

Mike Morrison

Beth Burgess

Julia Mctaid

Ed Percival

Richard Francis

Vickie Wusche

I ditto Richard’s comment by repeating ‘Having fun isn’t always a criminal offence’. A gathering of like-minded people. Where else would you have this opportunity?. I had the giggles on more than one occasion, the last being, when the ‘larger than life’ Mike was being a perfect Gent doing his Sir. Walter Raleigh ‘impression’  by warning me of oncoming puddles before leaving for the tube station.

 

Carolyn Williams

@LifestyleOnline

Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

http://www.scoop.it/t/breathing-for-business