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Some People Have a Therapist #best #business #banking


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Some People Have a Therapist. I Have a Business Coach.

We all have issues. For many people, those issues tend to be related to personal goals and problems, such as relationships and the like. For me, my anxiety, focus, goals and frustrations seem to mostly be around business.

So, while many people hire therapists, I have the business equivalent: a business coach.

I have been working with my coach, Alan Roby. for close to six years. We meet via phone for an hour, usually twice a month. He has helped me to not only transition myself from investment banker to a media and entrepreneurial hybrid, but he is a constant source of support.

While coaches can vary in price — from less than $100 to several hundred dollars or more per session — price shouldn t be the deciding factor. You want to find a coach who understands you and your business and that you are comfortable with, but also one that will push back on you, too. Hiring a yes man (or woman) won t produce a good return for your investment.

Getting recommendations can be a good place to start on your search for a coach. Also do some research online and then try out a few in a complimentary or low-cost initial session (which most coaches offer) to get a feel with whom you think would be the best fit for your needs.

Here s why I think that this type of business therapy is helpful and how you and your business can benefit from it.

I pay to only talk about me and my business

I m an advisor — it s the role I play in life. That role is so prevalent that for a while, my nickname was Lucy (a la The Dr. Is IN from the Peanuts cartoon). Personally and professionally, I give advice to solve other people s problems.

This means that most of the time, I am not focused on or talking about my development.

By paying a business coach, I get, for a full-hour at a time, to talk about and focus on nothing other than me, my problems, my opportunities, my goals and did I mention me? It forces me to schedule time to work on my own business, time that I would likely have spent helping someone else. This discipline has been invaluable in morphing my professional life and growing my business endeavors.

Additional business knowledge

While I do have many friends who would oblige listening to me if I asked, many don t understand business. So, their help isn t so helpful in problem solving. Having a savvy business person in my corner gives needed perspective, such as seeing the forest through the trees, so to speak, from someone whose input is relevant.

Consistency and history

Having a history of working together allows my coach to see patterns or to reference things and opportunities that I have mentioned in the past that I may have overlooked or even forgotten, but that could be helpful in the present and the future.

No BS

Because my coach is a paid advisor and not a friend, he will call me on the few occasions where I need to be called out. Friends, family and even colleagues are often hesitant to do this because they have a multi-faceted relationship with me and want to keep up the warm fuzzies in our interactions. The coaching relationship is aligned around helping me to succeed, which gives my coach more freedom to be honest and helpful.

No judgment

On the other side of the coin, I am also brutally honest with my coach, because I know that there is no judgment. I don t have to worry about hurting someone else s feelings or being vulnerable. Not that I am one to really be anything other than brutally honest, but I still feel like I have more liberty to deep-dive into the nitty-gritty of my moods, challenges, etc. because I know that he will help me to work through those, without having to worry about it making family dinner awkward.

So, whether you are seeking discipline, a forum to vent or even a sanity check without judgment, I recommend that you invest in a business coach to help your business get to the next level.



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Online dating is now widely accepted as a valid, convenient fun way of meeting like-minded people. New Zealanders using NZDating.com have found meeting people online is more convenient and comfortable than through ‘normal’ offline channels such as bars and parties. With standard dating precautions followed, NZDating members feel more at ease getting to know each other in this new social scene.

NZDating’s been in the dating and romance business since 1998. We go to extra lengths to ensure that our service stays clean and safe and take all reports of misuse very seriously.

In short, NZDating provides a comfortable, safe and fun environment for meeting others in your area from the comfort and safety of your home or workplace.

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Top 5 reasons why NZDating’s better:

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    Unlike other sites claiming to be free while not allowing free members to communicate, NZDating’s mail system, messageboards, photos, etc. are all available to free members
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A Rant About Asking People if They Are “Busy” – Red Hot

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A Rant About Asking People if They Are “Busy”

A Rant About Asking People if They Are “Busy”

I have a request that will help you and your fellow business owners….

Stop asking people if they are busy to see how they are.

We ask people this as if them responding with a “yes” is a good thing?

I don t know anyone who truly wants to feel busy. “Busy” normally goes along with feeling over-worked, tired and stressed out, it usually means not being relaxed and surviving on adrenaline. I don’t know anyone that really enjoys those feelings on an ongoing basis (and I certainly don’t like it either).

I do like to feel challenged though. I do like to feel that I m in demand. I do like to feel that I have a good flow of business to keep me profitable. I like to feel that I’ve got things under control and be relaxed about it (even when I’m working hard).

To me, Busy is a dirty four letter word. We are trained from an early age that busy is a great definition of success Because if we re busy then we must be successful, right? It s not true though. Busy is NOT a sign of success. Busy might mean that we have a lot of clients or work on, but it’s very easy to be busy yet not be profitable. And it s easy to be busy and profitable and still not be happy!

In my observation from coaching hundreds of business owners most are too busy. Their business runs them. So a better question might be How s business? or How s everything working out?” Let’s break the curse of ‘busy being a good thing in business.



Forensic Accounting, Fraud Investigations, Litigation Support – Toronto, Canada #john #douglas,toronto,canada,forensic #accounting

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At John Douglas Forensic Accounting we have been specializing in business investigations, fraud investigations and litigation support work for close to 25 years. Our experience extends across multiple industries and sectors including Civil Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Health Care, Financial Services, Stock Markets, Insurance Companies, the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, municipal governments and many others.

Our firm specializes in Forensic / Investigative Accounting and Litigation Support. Over the years, we have assisted many law firms and their business and personal clients in a variety of legal and financial matters. We have acted for both Plaintiffs and Defendants in Civil matters, and for both Crown and Defendants in Criminal matters. In addition, we have acted for various other parties in situations requiring Forensic / Investigative Accounting procedures, and Litigation Support.

Our policy is to provide prospective clients and their legal counsel with a FREE one hour consultation.

If you would like additional information, please contact us .

Need a good forensic accounting firm? Then you’ve come to the right place!

  • Are you missing valuable assets?
  • Do you suspect fraud, theft or other inappropriate activity?
  • Are you involved in a business or a matrimonial dispute?
  • Do you need due diligence assistance in an acquisition or sale you are considering?
  • Are you involved in a lawsuit as plaintiff or defendant?
  • Are you contemplating a lawsuit?
  • Are you having problems with a stock broker or financial advisor?
  • Have you been charged with a criminal offence of a financial nature?
  • Are you a Police or Government agency contemplating a financial investigation?

If you have a problem, we can help; we can provide assistance in Forensic / Investigative Accounting and Litigation Support.

Based in Toronto, Canada we operate across Canada and the United States.



Greece – Bulgaria: Call for innovative business ideas of young people (SMART

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European Territorial Cooperation is an Objective of the Cohesion Policy and provides a framework for the exchange of experiences among local and regional actors from across Europe

Development.

European Territorial Cooperation contributes in the transformation of the European regions into strong economic and social poles through the funding of common projects

The team.

Our officers are responsible for the management of five bilateral cross-border Programmes and the national coordination of the seven multilateral Programmes, Greece is participating in

Vision.

More growth and jobs for all regions of the European Union through the promotion of cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation

Perspective.

European Territorial Cooperation Programmes enhance economic and social cohesion, encouraging balance development and promoting competitiveness

The Business Information and Consulting Centre – Sandanski announces a call for innovative ideas for start-up or development of business by young people with potential and interest in entrepreneurship, new technologies and innovation. The aim of the SMART START-UP competition is to encourage and motivate young people to generate innovative business ideas with potential for further development.

Detailed information concerning the conditions, deadlines and required documents for application can be found here

Please note that the deadline for submission of business ideas is: 29.05.2015, 17:00

This initiative is carried out within the framework of the Project SMART SPECIALIZATION

Events calendar


European Territorial Cooperation Programmes are co-funded by European Union and National Funds of the countries participating in them

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A Rant About Asking People if They Are “Busy” – Red Hot

#busy

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A Rant About Asking People if They Are “Busy”

A Rant About Asking People if They Are “Busy”

I have a request that will help you and your fellow business owners….

Stop asking people if they are busy to see how they are.

We ask people this as if them responding with a “yes” is a good thing?

I don t know anyone who truly wants to feel busy. “Busy” normally goes along with feeling over-worked, tired and stressed out, it usually means not being relaxed and surviving on adrenaline. I don’t know anyone that really enjoys those feelings on an ongoing basis (and I certainly don’t like it either).

I do like to feel challenged though. I do like to feel that I m in demand. I do like to feel that I have a good flow of business to keep me profitable. I like to feel that I’ve got things under control and be relaxed about it (even when I’m working hard).

To me, Busy is a dirty four letter word. We are trained from an early age that busy is a great definition of success Because if we re busy then we must be successful, right? It s not true though. Busy is NOT a sign of success. Busy might mean that we have a lot of clients or work on, but it’s very easy to be busy yet not be profitable. And it s easy to be busy and profitable and still not be happy!

In my observation from coaching hundreds of business owners most are too busy. Their business runs them. So a better question might be How s business? or How s everything working out?” Let’s break the curse of ‘busy being a good thing in business.



Some People Have a Therapist #business #dictionary


#business coach

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Some People Have a Therapist. I Have a Business Coach.

We all have issues. For many people, those issues tend to be related to personal goals and problems, such as relationships and the like. For me, my anxiety, focus, goals and frustrations seem to mostly be around business.

So, while many people hire therapists, I have the business equivalent: a business coach.

I have been working with my coach, Alan Roby. for close to six years. We meet via phone for an hour, usually twice a month. He has helped me to not only transition myself from investment banker to a media and entrepreneurial hybrid, but he is a constant source of support.

While coaches can vary in price — from less than $100 to several hundred dollars or more per session — price shouldn t be the deciding factor. You want to find a coach who understands you and your business and that you are comfortable with, but also one that will push back on you, too. Hiring a yes man (or woman) won t produce a good return for your investment.

Getting recommendations can be a good place to start on your search for a coach. Also do some research online and then try out a few in a complimentary or low-cost initial session (which most coaches offer) to get a feel with whom you think would be the best fit for your needs.

Here s why I think that this type of business therapy is helpful and how you and your business can benefit from it.

I pay to only talk about me and my business

I m an advisor — it s the role I play in life. That role is so prevalent that for a while, my nickname was Lucy (a la The Dr. Is IN from the Peanuts cartoon). Personally and professionally, I give advice to solve other people s problems.

This means that most of the time, I am not focused on or talking about my development.

By paying a business coach, I get, for a full-hour at a time, to talk about and focus on nothing other than me, my problems, my opportunities, my goals and did I mention me? It forces me to schedule time to work on my own business, time that I would likely have spent helping someone else. This discipline has been invaluable in morphing my professional life and growing my business endeavors.

Additional business knowledge

While I do have many friends who would oblige listening to me if I asked, many don t understand business. So, their help isn t so helpful in problem solving. Having a savvy business person in my corner gives needed perspective, such as seeing the forest through the trees, so to speak, from someone whose input is relevant.

Consistency and history

Having a history of working together allows my coach to see patterns or to reference things and opportunities that I have mentioned in the past that I may have overlooked or even forgotten, but that could be helpful in the present and the future.

No BS

Because my coach is a paid advisor and not a friend, he will call me on the few occasions where I need to be called out. Friends, family and even colleagues are often hesitant to do this because they have a multi-faceted relationship with me and want to keep up the warm fuzzies in our interactions. The coaching relationship is aligned around helping me to succeed, which gives my coach more freedom to be honest and helpful.

No judgment

On the other side of the coin, I am also brutally honest with my coach, because I know that there is no judgment. I don t have to worry about hurting someone else s feelings or being vulnerable. Not that I am one to really be anything other than brutally honest, but I still feel like I have more liberty to deep-dive into the nitty-gritty of my moods, challenges, etc. because I know that he will help me to work through those, without having to worry about it making family dinner awkward.

So, whether you are seeking discipline, a forum to vent or even a sanity check without judgment, I recommend that you invest in a business coach to help your business get to the next level.



Greece – Bulgaria: Call for innovative business ideas of young people (SMART

#innovative business ideas

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European Territorial Cooperation is an Objective of the Cohesion Policy and provides a framework for the exchange of experiences among local and regional actors from across Europe

Development.

European Territorial Cooperation contributes in the transformation of the European regions into strong economic and social poles through the funding of common projects

The team.

Our officers are responsible for the management of five bilateral cross-border Programmes and the national coordination of the seven multilateral Programmes, Greece is participating in

Vision.

More growth and jobs for all regions of the European Union through the promotion of cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation

Perspective.

European Territorial Cooperation Programmes enhance economic and social cohesion, encouraging balance development and promoting competitiveness

The Business Information and Consulting Centre – Sandanski announces a call for innovative ideas for start-up or development of business by young people with potential and interest in entrepreneurship, new technologies and innovation. The aim of the SMART START-UP competition is to encourage and motivate young people to generate innovative business ideas with potential for further development.

Detailed information concerning the conditions, deadlines and required documents for application can be found here

Please note that the deadline for submission of business ideas is: 29.05.2015, 17:00

This initiative is carried out within the framework of the Project SMART SPECIALIZATION

Events calendar


European Territorial Cooperation Programmes are co-funded by European Union and National Funds of the countries participating in them

Navigate:

Register in Newsletter:

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Bullspeak: Why Business People Speak Like Idiots #business #brokers


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Bullspeak: Why Business People Speak Like Idiots

Bullspeak is the language of business. Otherwise known as corporate doublespeak, buzzwords, spin, or just plain ol BS, this style of speaking seems to be encouraged in most large organizations. Business people are enamored with big words, acronyms and phrases with multiple interpretations. The bullspeak rules to follow when communicating in business are:

Always use extra words when possible (e.g. worst case scenario or knowledge base versus knowledge).

Use as many acronyms as possible (e.g. BPO will be used to reduce expenditures in our CRM system at HQ during the 3Q ).

If you don t understand what people are saying, respond with a trite generic phrase like Been there, done that, or I can support that, or try to respond with an even longer litany of buzzwords and acronyms.

Try to master the use of important business phrases like best-in-class, new paradigm, business intelligence, value proposition and thought leadership. Use these and other related phrases while speaking, and others will be amazed and impressed with your business acumen.

Here s an example of some typical business communication:

We re currently in the process of benchmarking best-in-class customer relationship management and ERP value proposition key business processes to maximize implementation of key performance indicators to drive strategy and growth goals important to our major stakeholders. Huh?

It starts in college. College professors love big words and phrases and convoluted concepts. As a student, you need to learn to speak the language of the field you are studying so you can sound like these people once you graduate and get a job.

I recall spending the first two years out of grad school having to un-learn how I was taught to write and speak in college. Once I had a job, I had to write at an 8-10th grade level when I had been trained to write for scientific journals. I had to learn to speak in plain English, not the jargon I learned in school. Luckily I had an employer that understood the importance of clear communication. Yes, sometimes it is important to use precise language to clarify your meaning with technical audiences. However, most of the time, this sort of communication is not called for.



Greece – Bulgaria: Call for innovative business ideas of young people (SMART

#innovative business ideas

#

European Territorial Cooperation is an Objective of the Cohesion Policy and provides a framework for the exchange of experiences among local and regional actors from across Europe

Development.

European Territorial Cooperation contributes in the transformation of the European regions into strong economic and social poles through the funding of common projects

The team.

Our officers are responsible for the management of five bilateral cross-border Programmes and the national coordination of the seven multilateral Programmes, Greece is participating in

Vision.

More growth and jobs for all regions of the European Union through the promotion of cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation

Perspective.

European Territorial Cooperation Programmes enhance economic and social cohesion, encouraging balance development and promoting competitiveness

The Business Information and Consulting Centre – Sandanski announces a call for innovative ideas for start-up or development of business by young people with potential and interest in entrepreneurship, new technologies and innovation. The aim of the SMART START-UP competition is to encourage and motivate young people to generate innovative business ideas with potential for further development.

Detailed information concerning the conditions, deadlines and required documents for application can be found here

Please note that the deadline for submission of business ideas is: 29.05.2015, 17:00

This initiative is carried out within the framework of the Project SMART SPECIALIZATION

Events calendar


European Territorial Cooperation Programmes are co-funded by European Union and National Funds of the countries participating in them

Navigate:

Register in Newsletter:

Copyright 2007 – 2016 Interreg
Freelance Web Design and Web Marketing services