vendredi 27 décembre 2013
The end of ‘2013 and the start of 2014 is a perfect time to start a stop doing list and to make this the cornerstone of your New Year resolutions, be it for your company, your family or yourself.
It also is a perfect time to clarify your three circles, mirroring at a personal level three questions asked :
- What are you deeply passionate about?
- What are you are genetically encoded for — what activities do you feel just "made to do"?
- What makes economic sense — what can you make a living at?
jeudi 19 décembre 2013
Mindset is everything. If that statement seems too strong, consider that we bring these basic assumptions to every decision and action we make.
Left unexamined, they may unnecessarily restrict us or lead us in the wrong direction altogether. Perception may not truly be reality, but when it comes to how we approach challenges and opportunities, mindset determines the world we encounter and possibilities we apprehend. Achieving the power of pull requires us to make our assumptions explicit and examine them in different contexts — testing, challenging and refining.
In a fixed mindset, "your qualities are carved in stone." Whatever skills, talents, and capabilities you have are predetermined and finite. Whatever you lack, you will continue to lack.
In a growth mindset, "your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts...everyone can change and grow through application and experience." Qualities like intelligence are a starting point, but success comes as a result of effort, learning, and persistence.
jeudi 12 décembre 2013
Business can gain a lot from building social network but only you’re networking smart’
When it comes to building social network, you need to understand that there’s a lot of prep work to be done. You can’t just set up a Facebook profile for your company, tweet once or twice a day and expect public interest in your company to shoot through the roof.
Think about in this way: if you were in charge of your company’s booth at a trade show or conference, you wouldn’t just slap your company’s logo into a piece of poster, place your business cards on the table and hope for the best. Yet that is exactly how some company approach social media and that is why so many of these initiatives fail.