Accountability

Community – Your 5 People

Community – Who are you surrounding yourself with? “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ― Jim Rohn As we roll into the 4th of July holiday weekend, it makes me think about this quote from Jim Rohn. Look at the community our founding fathers were building when they…

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Accountability and Keeping Your Word

In 1997, don Miguel Ruiz wrote the best-selling book, The Four Agreements. In this book Ruiz notes that we create agreements in all aspects of our lives, and that the agreements we make with ourselves are among the most important. Ruiz examines four agreements that have the potential to transform our businesses and our lives:…

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Accountability and Motivation

ACTION: Accountability and Motivation CARROT OR STICK?Which one motivates you more? If you are not familiar with the saying – the old Carrot and Stick motivation is a motivational approach that involves offering a “carrot” (a reward—for good behavior) and a “stick” (a negative consequence for poor behavior). It motivates you by creating actionable goals and…

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Accountability and the Entrepreneur

Accountability is about delivering on a commitment. It’s about taking full personal responsibility and creating a strategic set of clear actions to reach a desired outcome. Personal accountability is the belief that you are fully responsible for your own actions and consequences. It’s a choice, a mindset and an expression of your personal integrity. Why is accountability so important for Small Business…

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TIME: 3 Ways to Avoid Deadline Creep!

FUN: I love a good acronym! Here are some of my favorite acronyms for TIME: Things I Must Enjoy/Endure/Experience/Enjoy There Is Money Everywhere Time, Intention, Money, Energy Technical Instrument for the Measurement of Existence (heavy…. dude!) ACTION: How to Avoid Deadline Creep. As entrepreneurs, we are our own bosses and sometimes that means we let…

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Planning: Stop, Keep, Start

Feeling the pressure of a year ending and a new one beginning? If you are like me and many other entrepreneurs I work with, you are feeling the pressure of all of those unfinished projects.  You may be looking at your list of goals from January and thinking – what happened to this year?  Well – we all know…

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Action and Accountability

Who are you accountable to? We all have people we are accountable to in our lives… our families, our spouses, our pets, our clients, our partners, our service providers – it can feel overwhelming. Especially as a business owner. Ultimately we are all only truly accountable to ourselves. The word Accountability gets a bad rap…

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The CRAAP Test!

A democratic society depends upon an informed and educated citizenry.”  Thomas Jefferson I gave a presentation on Critical Thinking for Entrepreneurs yesterday.  In it I reviewed the multitude of sources of information we are bombarded with each day.  There is so much information going around about the Coronavirus, politics, news stories, climate change, and of…

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FOCUS: What Day IS It?

OK – I do realize that it’s actually Monday April 6th! We are starting week 4 in Colorado of sheltering in place! Our leaders are telling us to brace for a painful few weeks ahead. How are you keeping track of the days when they all tend to blend into one another? I for one…

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