Do you have a mentor or a support system for your business? If not you need to get one!
I don't know what I'd do without my mentors and advisors. For over 30 years I ran my businesses all alone. My husband at the time was supportive but knew nothing about running a business - he was from a foreign country and had no clue (nor to be honest, was he even really interested) as to what I was doing. I often heard him say, "why don't you just get a job?"…Continue
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I believe your resume layout can make a big difference. According to a recent study, the…Continue
Entrepreneurs and business owners are always learning. One of the easiest and fastest ways to learn more is through podcasts.
In this episode of The Life Coaching…Continue
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Dave Weiss here from the Creative Ministry Group and AMOKArts.com One of the things I have run into working with creative folks is that we all can experience creative block and I try to teach ways to get past it. Because of that...
I challenged myself to create something creative every day this year and April’s…Continue
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Within ten years of starting, nearly 75% of small business will fail, so it’s easy to understand why small businesses cannot make expensive mistakes. Generally speaking, a lot of owners will have to shut the doors due to a lack of cash. A quarter of them will shut the door before the end of year one and close to 50% will leave the market before the end of…Continue
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We honored our National Administrative Professionals this week. I’m sending out a big shout out thank you to Megan Wilson, Ghergich…Continue
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This is excerpted from my creative ministry blog at AMOKArts.com
It was the question that stopped me in my tracks. Not because I didn’t know the answer, but because I sort of thought the person asking would think I was making it up as I go. It happened at my interview. I had started as the interim pastor. My intention was to come in, stay a few months and help the church keep going while they found their permanent pastor. Then I would put them in that pastor’s capable hands and back…Continue
Added by David Weiss on April 29, 2016 at 11:16am — No Comments
How you see and feel about your body is very important, especially for anyone who is actively trying to lose weight and improve their physical condition. All too often we look at ourselves critically, comparing ourselves to athletes or celebrities or even just a slimmer, fitter friend which leads to…Continue
Why is it that when we meet someone for the first time one of the first questions we ask or are asked is, “What do you do?” Not only that, how do we typically answer this question when asked? Here is how it might look in real life.
“Hi, my name is Johnny Miller. What’s your name?” You of course would answer with your name and then I may ask you, “and what do you do?” If you are like most people, you would answer with your job title. So you might say, “I’m a teacher or an…Continue
This post was inspired by an actual meeting with a volunteer coordinator for a program that aims to help adults work their way out of poverty. As we discussed some of our ideas, the coordinator responded with, "those are great ideas, but I wouldn't expect much."
I tend to ignore those types of negative comments, and I did, for a long time. But lately, it's been bothering me.
It's not uncommon to hear similar comments from those in leadership positions. The problem is…Continue
Over the course of the last five years, I've committed a few times to blogging daily in an effort to reach more people and grow my audience. I've been modestly successful. Each blog post takes 30 minutes to an hour of my time. That includes creating graphics, making sure all of my SEO is correct, etc. I've come to the realization that I'm not getting much in return for my investment. So, today will be the last daily blog…Continue
This is a bit of a different post. It’s about building a business; most specifically a business with heart.
Creating a business with heart means that you not only create a thriving enterprise but one with a sensitivity towards developing meaningful relationships with causes and giving back.
Now, I know what you might be thinking, ” Well, giving back is fine for big corporations that make money but my little enterprise is hardly making enough to even float me, how am I going to…Continue
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Sounds weird, right? Well, it’s actually backed by research, and works in more ways than one. (Click to Tweet!)
Decluttering your home gets you moving.
Sure you aren’t working up a sweat (unless you have a lot of stuff that you are really actively getting rid of), but you…Continue
What can I say that's new or different from anything that's already out there?
I hear this question weekly from people who want to write a book and share their stories. They worry that, with all the books, all the blog posts, and all the magazine articles that have already been written, their messages will sound like everyone else's.…Continue
One of the most common complaints against online courses is the lack of community among students. In most courses, students function independently from each other. Couple that with the absence of a live instructor, and it's easy to see why many people express this complaint. I just returned from leading a personality styles seminar for office professionals. The session was fun and interactive. That's easy to do in a…Continue
I know what you’re thinking. Jack’s always telling me to create routines and now he’s suggesting I blow them up??? What the….
Well, sort of, but not the processes you put in place to simplify and systemize your business. I am talking about how you APPROACH and BUILD your business.
When you disrupt the regular ol’ patterns you use to generate business, something really spectacular can happen! Like fireworks exploding overhead, your business can see a spectacular change,…Continue
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“I try to help everyone who needs my help. If I get more specific about who I serve, I’ll wind up with no clients at all.”
“Everyone charges less than…Continue