Tip #3: Seek Solutions

from Marian Morgan's "82 Tips for Thriving in the Workplace." SEEK SOLUTIONS Offer one or two solutions or approaches when identifying problems and challenges. Your ideas and suggestions demonstrate your ability to make a constructive contribution and magnify your value to the team. […] Continue Reading

Responding to a Business Slump

I was asked today to write a response to what small business owners can do when they face a slump in their business. Here's my response:Too often we get inner focused when trying to solve a business problem. Instead, step out. Think about what you can contribute to someone or some other business. Offer to help, make a connection, introduce two people who could benefit. It’s like when someone is depressed. Sometimes the best antidote to depression is helping someone else. Maybe it’s simply listening to them and offering some comfort. Notice how […] Continue Reading

The Cure for Procrastination

by Earl Nightingale© 2005 Nightingale-Conant CorporationWHAT OVERWHELMS US IS NOT THE WORK ITSELF. IT'S THINKING HOW HARD IT'S GOING TO BE. IT'S SEEING IT GET LARGER EVERY DAY. IT'S PUTTING IT OFF AND HOPING THAT SOMEHOW, THROUGH SOME MIRACLE, IT WILL DISAPPEAR.Have you ever noticed that the longer you look at something you should be doing, the more difficult it seems to appear? That the longer you put off something you should do, the more difficult it is to get started? A good deal of frustration and unhappiness could be avoided if people […] Continue Reading