Posts Tagged ‘Moving minds and people in business’

Doing IT Differently

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

 

Doing my first exercise this morning, in response to Richard White’s, Sales post:

“A key aspect of sales is action. A person with poor selling skills but who takes lots of action can outsell a master sales person who takes absolutely no action. If you are starting 2014 needing a shot in the arm to get your business moving then forget your business goals for a while and start focusing on your personal goals. This free mini-course will show you how and when you do the exercises you will have your goals all laid out before you. Then start making a plan to start achieving these  goals via your business.  Write down WOW! inspirational goals, which is the key to getting motivated enough to take serious sales action…..even if you don’t feel like it!

If you manage a sales team then get them to watch this and do a personal goal setting session with them and get them to share their Wow!” 

 

This exercise is easy for me, I am self-motivated.

Here’s my reply,  “A great starter for ten Richard”.

I’m naturally self-motivated. Focusing on what is right for me, the most useful tool.

Naysayers constantly say when our goals go wrong or fail – “You’ll never make it!”

Reviewing and Adjusting are most helpful doing words”.

“When things feel like they’re not working out, focus on what’s working right”.

Seasonal calendar changes dictate the need to do things differently. In winter our bodies dictate that we eat warmer fuel and wear warmer clothing.

I am in the process of reviewing all my activities and adjusting them accordingly.

Will any of you join me?  I’d love to hear from you if you decide to do anything differently.

 

Here is a beautiful testimonial from Felix P. Nater, a trusted business from North Carolina. He said “It’s true Carolyn. Your thoughts are your majesty. You have an innate ability for conveying thoughts with natural beauty”.

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

 

 

 

PayPal

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Yesterday, I wrote an editorial for a well known business on my Lifestyle Online website and got paid for it via PayPal. I can hear some of you say “What is so special about that?” I have always been hugely keen not to dilute my well-being brand built over the years. I asked Lyndon for his advice and got some. But it was my perseverance that got this first payment.

I rarely use PayPal and have been focused on looking at acceptable ways of earning money through my blogs. The payment transfer was immediate. This positive experience has meant I am more than happy and eager to repeat the exercise, with suitable generic brand names.

I gave a talk in London with the intention of offering training courses on:

How to handle difficult customers with assertiveness

The internal customer

The external customer

Then I read this:  Why PayPal Is a Wildly Successful ‘Dinosaur’  which dropped into my  mailbox.

Two bullet points in particular resonated:

7. PayPal doesn’t care how you use its service, as long as you use it.
8. The Company has a new, entrepreneurial President
PayPal grabbed David Marcus in a $240 million acquisition of his payments company Zong. He is hell-bent on personally improving customer service and internal development

My question to you is “Do we get in our own way?”  When we write material for our business on our website should we be so closed, that we miss obvious opportunities.

Should we take a leaf out of PayPal’s philosophy and say  “we don’t care how you use our brand as long as you customers use it?”

 

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

In Grand Slam Mode

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Yes, I even dream’t about it last night. We have enjoyed some great sporting achievements and I woke up thinking history is about to happen all over again.

So for those of you who enjoy the French v Wales Rugby here for you are some previous Grand Slam highlights.   Six of the Best – Wales v France Grand Slam deciders   I watched them all.   C’mon Wales let’s be having You for ‘Merve the Swerve’  And Yes Mr. Gatland does have a techie sense of humour ‘And Gatland raises laugh from journalists when he jokes that technology might make the decision for them!’.

You Glow In The Dark turning the Game into Paradise

Thank You Wales, Mr Gatland and Team Coaches for some awesome moments. May the best team win on the day. What 6 Nations matches stand out in your minds?.

 

Carolyn Williams, helping you capture new followers, advocates and how to generate new leads 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

Horizon – Fix Me

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

I am dedicating this blog to all who search for answers to a disabling block.

After a wonderful phone call with Tom Evans, author of the book Writers Block, I watched Horizon – Fix Me last night portray three people with disabilities or were they disabled?

Physically they were disabled and yet had set out to search for the latest research in the use of human stem cells for repair and regrowth. Each individual had a different disability and yet they shared the same persistent, stubborn determination in the search for answers. That search led them to top scientists and doctors who ‘one day’ would be able to grow new limbs and organs from their experiments and surgery. Mind blowing and pioneering stuff.

The journeys took these individuals to hospitals in different parts of the world but eventually one (a young man, who had lost most of one leg, through a nasty bone infection ) was introduced by an American Surgeon, to an American soldier, who was having the ‘stem cell’ treatment to help him grow ‘new finger bones’ after a massive blast injury. The American Surgeon explained the procedure he was using was to inject human stem cells into the amputated area. These stem cells would in turn begin multiply to create new bone growth before the scarring phase. The programme gave us a wonderful insight into the two professions – the scientists and the medical research profession.

Listening to Vanessa Warwick’s video interview with Tom about his work with blocks certainly helps remove a few. Do look at this, his Whole brain and whole mind thinking

 

Warm Wishes, Carolyn
Moving minds and people in business mentoring
www.cardiffboardroom.co.uk
www.lifestyle-online.co.uk

Inspire Dream Achieve

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Sadie Murray invited me to become a fan of The Chi-Town Project on FB. Sadie is a very special connection as we continue to exchange our different cultures, history, hopes and dreams. Our goals are similar, our love for music and sport bring us together across the pond. Now I am hooked and it’s thanks to her….read on..

It’s a matter of Family Pride. No Adidas is gonna touch Marcus Jordan’s feet.

Adidas may be making all shorts of splashes with Chicago’s Derrick Rose’s Shoes, but they might not find themselves on the feet of another Chicagoan- Marcus Jordan, son of the Hall of Famer and His Air Highness- Michael Jordan. His school- University of Central Florida is currently under contract with Adidas, meaning all of UCF’s athletes are required to wear Adidas branded apparel. Marcus Jordan has agreed to wear Adidas head to legs, but not his toes. Citing “family “Pride” Marcus is saying that he wants to wear His father’s Air Jordan brand on the court. Marcus is staying loyal to his pops.

  

This quote from ‘Pops’ Michael Jordon “It’s about being who you were born to be”

I love Michael Jordon’s quote “It’s not about the shoes, it’s about knowing where you’re going”.  Your mind directs your feet. So what do you wear on your feet, if you follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordon? Over to you, while I check what my son is wearing.  Last time I checked, he was wearing running shoes fit for a tri athlete.  Do your children follow in your footsteps literally?

 

What do you aspire to achieve in life?

 

Warm Wishes, 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