Posts Tagged ‘Growth’

If you’re stuck in a rut and want to change your thinking pattern

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Several months ago I arranged a chat with a creative connection when I felt I was being swamped by a certain mind-set. Since then with a purpose, I look at new ways to be creative about networking and business. A café style conversation was one of them, leading to a series of more conversations. This month is already bubbling away.

Thanks to Marcus Cauchi, I was given an introduction plus an insightful call about a networking group in London, called The Liquid List, which led to an invite to give a talk to ex forces and forces. I follow this invite with my most memorable invite to date, the very private and humble man, our Wales rugby head coach Warren Gatland OBE.

 

Head coach of Wales Warren Gatland celebrates after beating Ireland in their Six Nations rugby match at Croke Park in Dublin

So here is my question to you:

How about adding your own tips to change your usual thinking pattern?

As a fitness professional, scientifically we know that walking improves our cardiovascular system, let alone improved levels of oxygen and the good endorphin chemicals that make us want to smile!

 

So I will kick-start the process by listing these helpful tips:

1. Take a walk and look for something interesting
2. Change one or two of your daily ritual habits.
3. Ask the most creative person you know to join you (I did)
4. Wear purple underwear for inspiration. (Okay, I borrowed that one!)
5. Create an idea that will get you really excited.
6. Key is in the human and nature’s environment Lisa
7. How about taking the time to stop? Robert

8. Do something nice for someone which is totally out of your character. Andrew Horder

9. I am a great fan of change/movement/action Robert Zarywacz  Editor of Business in Action
10. Walking is one of the simplest and effective ways of seeing the world (or a particular part of it) and benefiting from it. John Paul
11. A Brisk Walk – & Lots of Water ! always works for me – Hydration is vital for muscle power and brain function. Milton Rodrigues
12. I always put one evening aside just for family. Disney movies are best cos they give me a good laugh. Popcorn, Fire lit and Pjs. Samantha Kelly
13. Start doing some manual operation with your non-dominant hand. Massimo Luciani
14. AND try to find a meeting or event I’ve never been to and meet people I’ve never met, discussing something I never heard of. Susanne
15. Enjoying shuffling our feet through the fallen leaves in Autumn. Phillip Khan-Panni

Hope this gets you thinking differently? Maybe you can add your own?

 

“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher” – Oprah Winfrey

 

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

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

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