Being your own boss as a creative and / or running a creative business is notoriously challenging - but also one of the fields of endeavour that so many people desire. Being able to create, innovate, express, share, connect in a way that is personal - right through commenting on issues of the whole human [...]
"When it comes to business 'love' is not said, used or expressed often enough" - Rasheed Ogunlaru, coach Speaker and author of Soul Trader Putting the Heart Back into Your Business In the latest Soul Trader podcast, coach - speaker - author Rasheed Ogunlaru explores the importance of love in business. How do you fall [...]
So here we are heading into the final days of the year. Before you shut up shop and relax (or get ready for your most busy time of the year) let's take a moment to review your year. We know it's been quite a year globally, politically, socially and in terms of the economy. But [...]
As the year begins to close, Coach- Speaker -Author Rasheed Ogunlaru invites and guides you through a quick, insightful review of your year. The review will help you identify your personal and business / career accomplishments, challenges, learning this year - and will help you identify priorities and action to take to help you progress [...]
From all the noise in the UK Referendum, the US Presidential Elections and the UK leaving the EU- whatever happens today and next year, in business the secret to your success and survival to believe in you.
confidence and focus) is one the biggest and most common issues/ challenges that sole traders, small business owners mention to me when they attend my workshops, talks, masterclasses - and when they approach me for coaching. It is something that affects those at the pre-start, start-up and growth stages of business / being your own boss. Your energy, effectiveness, success and happiness are all linked to it and affected by it. So how do you motivate yourself and others be it potential customers, contacts, colleagues, suppliers or staff and partners? The key to motivation is knowing what your - and others motives, drivers, desires, values, priorities and purpose is - and honouring and working from this powerful place. Rich, sustained, compassionate motivation is a hallmark of the Soul Trader.
Having doubts and fears are commonplace along the journey of being your own boss. Finding the courage to start out, leave an often comfortable job and to walk and grow the uncertain path of being in business can be daunting.
Some say the most important question to ask in life is "Who am I?" and the "Why am I here?" Certainly in business and on the journey of being your own boss being clear on why you're doing what you're doing is key. It is clarifies it energises. It helps you to mobile and get going and keep going and to really make a mark.