I had enough of hearing local business owners being ripped off by web developers who just charged them too much for very little. I’m sure not building sites for them, but I’m happy to show them how to do it themselves!
I’m helping a friend out by building a basic website for her new business, but rather than sit in a room on my own with a computer (not appealing to me in the slightest), I’ve decided to make an event of it. FREE to come along and learn what you can. Tweed Heads Saturday 26th May.
You can find out more about it, and how to book by watching this short video
Just a bit of fun for your Tuesday afternoon…
I am heading to Brisbane this Thursday evening to run a LIVE workshop in the suburb of Springwood.
Inspired by all the excited responses last week to attend the 3day Mindset
Riddle event, I’ve decided to put 4 tickets up for grabs to the best four
responses. I figure, it’s my own event, I can gift them if I wish
What you need to tell me is “How you would benefit from discovering
how to STOP doing what’s BAD for you, and stay motivated to do more
of what you know is good for you!”
The 4 best responses get to come along and join us this Thursday night.
I look forward to reading your response!
Are you working too many hours in your business?
Do your staff have issues following your instructions?
Is your cashflow not as good as you’d hoped when starting out?
If you’re ready to move your business on, have a team of staff that loves working for you, have more cash in your pocket at the end of each week and take more holidays while your business grows in your absence, then get yourself along to the BBS workshop in Tweed heads on the 21st May.
Everything you need to know can be found at;
I look forward to seeing you there
Today I take you into our favorite little cafe in Yandina on the Sunshine Coast. Not trying to be like anyone else, they have a very loyal customer base that will go right out of their way for the service, atmosphere, incredible food, and unique atmosphere offered here.
What do you do to wow your customers?
If you have trouble viewing the above video, the link below will take you to youtube to view;
Customer Loyalty to Organic Cafe
One of the biggest weaknesses of most people in relationships and in business is that they don’t listen… that means really listen. Listening is different from hearing. Hearing is a physical act that we do with our ears. Listening is a mental act that we do with our brains. Most people who fail to listen do it not because they are poor hearers.
Many factors contribute to a person’s poor listening behavior or habits. They include, but are not limited to:
• distractions in the environment
• the other person’s body language
• the history of the relationship
• unresolved issues between the two people
• lack of interest in the subject
• the pace of the other person’s dialogue
• limited vocabulary of either person
• personal unresolved issues with either person
• personal prejudices or judgments of either person
• personality style differences
Any or all of these can get in the way of a person getting or understanding your message. Observe the other person’s non-verbal messages while you’re talking to him/her. She’ll tell you, without a doubt, whether she’s listening to you or not. If there is any doubt if he’s listening, ask him a question in the middle of one of your sentences. If he doesn’t answer, is there any reason to continue with the rest of the message as you’re doing? Then you have the chance to reframe your thoughts, and try another approach.
To improve your listening skills:
• stay focused on the other person
• look for the theme of the message
• key into the major points
• control distractions
• stay in the present
• make lots of eye contact, and use responses such as, “I see,” “uh huh,” “Hmmm,” “Really,” etc.
• pay attention to those things that draw your attention away from the other person and the message
Improved listening will have a tremendous and positive impact on all of your relationships, whether business or personal. Listening to others is one of the greatest compliments you can pay them.
Let me know how you go, I’d love to hear from you… I mean “Listen” to you!
Just thought I’d better offer an explanation for the appearance of being “missing in action”. Website work, blogging & Newsletters have been over taken by my love for business. Last year I joined forces with a team of business coaches around Australia, and we now make up what is Beyond Business Success.
This has meant lots of focus on systems creation and of course creating a fabulous online presence. Our website Beyond Business Success you will see is similar in layout to Empower Your Life Club, but offers strictly Business tips to business owners. We’re keen to step into any business and work our magic to increase your bottom line and help you create the lifestyle that you originally intended when you dreamed that business into reality. What I find is that quite often (ok, most of the time), business owners are overworked, under paid, and don’t know how to attract the staff they deserve.
As you’ll see over the coming months, that passion, and focus that I’m currently enjoying in the business arena, will spill over into this website. Look forward to some gold nuggets that you’ll be able to apply to your business and see results right away.
Well, here we are, 2 weeks till Christmas and you’re still not prepared…
I’ve put together a quick video for those of you who are feeling the pressures of the silly season, hope it helps you out;
If you have trouble viewing the above, go to http://www.EmpowerYourLifeClub.com/Christmas
Till next week, take a breath (and a trip to the beach) and remind yourself of what this season is about. Whatever your take on the reason for the season - it’s surely not about last minute meetings, stress OR road rage!
When we can imagine a goal, visualize taking the steps necessary to gain that goal, a part of the Limbic system of the brain called the Reticular Activating system takes over and we guides us to do what it takes to achieve the desired result. The Reticular Activating System is the attention center in the brain. It is the key to “turning on your brain,” and seems to be the center of motivation. The Reticular Activating System is connected at its base to the spinal cord where it receives information projected directly from the ascending sensory tracts. The brain stem reticular formation runs all the way up to the mid brain. As a result, the Reticular Activating System is a very complex collection of neurons, which serve as a point of convergence for signals from the external world and from interior environment. In other words, it is the part of your brain where the world outside of you, and your thoughts and feelings from “inside” of you, meet.
Professional athletes have known this for years, and we know that our clients will continue to attract conditions and situations that are in harmony with their thinking. It is important that what is NOT wanted be avoided in thinking. What our minds can imagine, our bodies can produce, both positive AND negative. Take time to examine your self-talk, is it filled with negative words such as “try”, “should” “can’t”? If so, consider changes in your language patterns to develop a positive outlook, imagine the results and watch yourself take the steps to achieve them. Do yourself a favor; take moment and “RAISE YOUR RETICULAR”!!!
Reference: Eight Laws Of Mind and Thought That Affect Change
Ron Stubbs August 2002
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After a number of weeks of not writing, I feel I owe you an explanation. See, my Father-in-law passed away 6weeks ago which caused me to take some time out with the family. What I also have done is re-evaluate my life, and look at where I’m spending my time. A funeral so close is always a reminder to us that life is short, and to use our time in the best way we can.
Here’s a quick 1min video I shot for you
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Have a fabulous weekend