Knowing Your Strengths!

Knowing Your Strengths!

Over the last several years, I’ve had the good fortune of spending time with management teams in several industries helping them to become more effective leaders and communicators. Whenever I’m in those situations, I consider myself a student as much as a teacher. I don’t come from a corporate background, so learning how $100MM companies operate has been an eye-opening experience. One lesson I’ve learned is to concentrate on what you’re really good at and delegate the rest to others. Because I’ve been a solo entrepreneur most of my life, I wore ALL the hats! I was in charge of sales, marketing, finance, accounting, merchandising, PR, customer service, and delivery of the product and service. If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about! Not only is this exhausting, you’re not going to be GREAT at everything. In the classic book, The Entrepreneur Myth, author Michael Gerber warns readers that trying to do everything by yourself will end up limiting your success. Instead, assess what you’re strengths and weaknesses are. Then concentrate on what you are best at and begin turning the rest over to others. But what if you don’t have the money to hire a bunch of staff? Right about here, people start feeling tight inside, so before I give you the solution, please do this… 1. Take a full, deep breath in through your nose, down to your belly, then slowly exhale. 2. Tell yourself, “I got this!” and “I live in an abundant world that’s full of possibility!” 3. Imagine the best possible scenario for your situation. Focus...
3 Tips for Financial Abundance!

3 Tips for Financial Abundance!

Everyone would enjoy a little more money, right? On Indy Style’s (Ch.8) “Motivation Monday,”our success coach, Tim Shurr, MA, offers 3 tips for attracting greater prosperity and abundance! The following 3 tips come from Tim’s upcoming book, 12 Laws of Prosperity & Abundance. 1. Law of Acceptance: You must believe you are worthy of success and financial abundance. 2. Law of Grit: The special mixture of emotion that’s produced when passion and purpose meet with the relentless pursuit of a worthy goal. It’s what keeps you going when times get tough. 3. Law of Reciprocity: When you focus on helping others succeed, instead of just focusing on yourself, you end up becoming successful faster because you’ve created an army of raving fans who will support you any way they can. The more value you provide others, the more valuable you become! Want to learn all 12 Laws of Prosperity & Abundance? Join Tim for a full-day live training in Indy on July 15th! Get all the details here:...
5 Ways To Land A Good Job Fast!

5 Ways To Land A Good Job Fast!

5 Tips For Landing a Good Job Fast! 1. Join Bpe – the area’s largest independent, non-profit, networking and educational organization dedicated to supporting individuals in career transition. We talk about all of the items below and more! www.b-p-e.org 2. Develop your marketing plan – Know yourself – ‘what is your target …what do you want to do this time around … companies, industries? what you bring, what you add value. Develop a marketing plan – including LinkedIn presence, network – make connections and use them for informational interviews; get professional looking business cards, update your resume 3 dimensionals -resume, referral (known entity), right transferrable skill set 3. Ask others you know for connections ….they won’t have a job for you but they are connectors – who do they know you could connect with – friends at company ____, topics, etc don’t stay private – let everyone you know you are looking. 4. Update your technology – Become tech-savvy social media – LinkedIn, Twitter, smart phones, tablets, laptops, current software, video interviews, Skype, FaceTime,etc. and check YouTube for ‘How-To videos, professional email address – ‘redhotmama@yahoo.com’ or ‘jerry and jane@earthlink’ are emails not appropriate for a job search. 5. Create a good first impression – dress, hair, nails, shoes, positive attitude and a smile on your face. Clothing doesn’t have to be brand new, but it needs to be of the current style and trends. Be remembered for the correct things Just because the red leather high top tennis shoes cost $225 doesn’t mean they are appropriate to wear on an interview. For more information or to send Tim a...
Tackling Tardiness!

Tackling Tardiness!

Ever feel like you’re constantly rushing from one appointment to the next? Does the pressure of being late stress you out? Productivity expert, Tim Shurr, shares 3 tips for taking the hassle out of arriving on...
Are You Addicted To Email? Tips for Boosting Productivity!

Are You Addicted To Email? Tips for Boosting Productivity!

Tim Shurr, Indianapolis Productivity Expert, asks one question you probably already know the answer to. ”Are you addicted to email?” Is email keeping you from getting things done? Tim Shurr shares tips for controlling email and boosting productivity so you can accomplish your most important...
5 Ways to Create “Job Happiness!”

5 Ways to Create “Job Happiness!”

  5 Ways To Improve Job Happiness 1. Take personal pride in your work! (Be self-validating) 2. Get active! (Take a walk at lunch.) 3. Validate other employees. (Look for ways to lift others up and you’ll be lifted naturally.) 4. Teach people how to best motivate or manage you. 5. Turn your car into a supportive spa. (Set the tone for the day or unwind before getting...