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 [...]
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.
We only start a become or own boss or start a business because of how it chimes with us as part of what we want to achieve or enjoy as part of our lives as a whole. But for some reason we often forget this in all the busy-ness.
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.