Pushing elephant-shaped buttons

If you’re in the business of helping people, or another business, move forward or make change or just do something differently, chances are you need to push some buttons to make that happen.

And I’m not talking about giving them a gentle poke and running away—I am talking about ‘in your face challenging them about what’s working, what’s not working and HELLO? WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?’ button pushing.

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Julie Johnson, Reel-Leader.com

Lucy really does know her stuff, but more importantly she works in such a way that you feel understood, challenged in a good way, and fully supported.

The confirmation of how I can market in a way that feels right, is easier and more authentically me, have had a profound effect.

I have no hesitation in recommending her work and would like to say a public Thank You to Lucy from me – it’s great to have you in my corner and in my network!

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Sound advice on what NOT to do in business — some good New Year resolutions for 2009

I was reading the UK Business Forum ‘Round-up of 2008’ email today (part of the very useful www.businesszone.co.uk), and this article was the one that caught my eye.

Now I love a to-do list as much as the next person (OK so I probably love them more), but I really loved the idea of ‘What to include on your not to do list’. The article was written by Robert Craven, who is MD of The Directors Centre.

Here’s what I nodded my head at…

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Put a lid on it

Have a deadline for a decision, or a maximum number of people you can work with, or products you have available.

Having a limit (time, number, etc.) helps with decision making.

And that’s your responsibility as someone with a brilliant ‘Thing’ for sale—to help with decision making.

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Are you on Holiday?

Are you in that relaxed place just seeing what comes along, not doing anything too energetic i.e. are you in ‘holiday mode’ with your business?

There is nothing wrong with taking it easy (I am not saying don’t relax!) but what I suggest is that like any good holiday you put some planning time in beforehand to pick the best time, place, location to get the MOST from it… I know I relax more when I’m where I want to be!

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Being your awesome

I work with people who are awesome. This isn’t hard to do, by the way, as everyone is awesome. The ‘Thing’ I do is SHOW people how awesome they are, which is actually all ‘Thing finding’ is. Thing finding is showing people the awesome they already have. Admittedly, there’s a bit more to it when […]

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