by Carmen Carrozza, Business and Life Coach
Starting a business is never an easy proposition. It takes perseverance, willpower and a ton of decision making. Many of those decisions feel like they will make or break you.
Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan are the co-founders of the internationally known brand, Barefoot Wines. They have been guests on my radio program, and recently wrote their book, The Barefoot Spirit, a New York Times bestseller and a must for any small business owner. They were recently interviewed by Inkandescent Magazine and gave some quick pointers for all of you small business owners out there.
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If there is anything we have learned over the past six years, is nothing is forever. Learning to take a breath and move on no matter what the situation is the reality of a not so forgiving world. Even when we feel an injustice has occurred, It is our obligation to ourselves, our family and to society to demonstrate control. Our anger that can build within can become rage at others, at many different level. It can be something as simple as opportunity in your career becomes stalled, to the much more complex. Any negative situation that arises in our own mind, needs to be controlled, no matter what that takes. We may need clinical or therapeutic help. Sometimes it can be speaking with a trusted individual or group that let’s you share your feelings.
The key element is you need to find a way to channel the anger for the betterment of your life and those around you. Thankfully, not many in our society reach the level of anger and revenge that happened with Dorner.
The point is that all the little and big situations that go against what we hoped would be the preferred outcome, are in the end for us and us alone to resolve.
Step one is to take responsibility for yourself and your actions. Once you do that, find the most desirable way to find resolve. You then can work through the issue and move forward. Life has many bumps, and some of them can become mountains. We are individually charged with taking complete control of our own lives and managing any interference that holds us back, or in this case, let’s the anger and disappointment simmer into rage against others.
None of this is ever easy to do. It takes each of us to measure our feelings and respond to them in a way that takes a positive course. If we all learn this lesson, we help all of society become less violent and avoid our own despair that can manifest into hostility towards our fellow man.]]>
It would be quite normal for a business and life coach to have a radio show that is about self help and guests that speak about coaching and self-help.
Not Forward Motion. My weekly radio program, heard locally on 1490 WGCH out of Greenwich CT and live streamed at www.wgch.com, is much more than that. My goal is to talk about topics that affect businesses and individuals every day, then discuss ways to overcome obstacles, control what is controllable, and provide guests that add value to my listeners.
I want everyone out there to be aware of what is really going on in our economy, and the effectiveness and rapidity to which our leaders respond.
My guests have included Lawrence Smith, a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Carla Rose Fisher, editing, writing and marketing guru, and Sal Provenzano, insurance expert. Motivational speakers such as Connie Podesta and Jean Gatz have also joined us to share their success strategies.
I have entrepreneurs, professionals and businessmen, anyone that can tell their story that helps you, whether it be their successes, failures, obstacles they have overcome, or pure information to help your business become more successful.
Business and life are complex, taking into consideration global commerce, technology and unlimited communication. You have to be prepared to move forward with focus and determination
Tune in! Forward Motion Every Monday at 2:00CT, 3:00ET
Your business and your life can’t wait.
Learn more at http://rockstarradionetwork.com/shows/forwardmotion. .
In tough times, effective communication is essential for gaining a competitive edge. As a communications expert, Karen shares immediately usable communication tips from prospecting to closing, from email to phone and in person, internally with staff or externally for customer service, sales or marketing.]]>
To learn more about how to build your business plan and better realize your goals – Call Executive Coach Carmen Carrozza today at 888.616.COACH (2622)!]]>
Jennifer Shaheen, The Technology Therapist®, is an expert at helping business owners harness today’s technology to effectively grow their businesses in the digital marketplace. As a monthly columnist for Entreprenuer.com, and with over 14 years of top-level experience, she has empowered businesses of all shapes and sizes to integrate effective digital strategies that boost sales, enhance staff productivity, expand customer base and increase market share. Her most recent accomplishment is the launch of her new line of books called Technology Therapy TO GO.]]>
Larry Winget is a five-time New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author. He is a member of the International Speaker Hall Of Fame. He has starred in his own television series and appeared in national television commercials. Larry is a regular contributor on many news shows on the topics of money, personal success and business. Learn more about Larry by visiting him online at www.larrywinget.com.]]>
If you are in the market for a new job or career, I’m sure you already know that it is fiercely competitive out there. There are well over 15 million people out of work, millions more working part time or in positions that pay far less than they had previously earned. On top of that, nearly 1 million college graduates enter the job market annually, never mind those who have chosen work over college. Right now, there are about 5 applicants for every job available. when we look at professional positions, the number of applicants for a particular position can run into the hundreds. What are your chances?
I’ll be giving weekly tips that will help you gain employment sooner than later. This week’s tip is:
Be sure to tactfully manage your social networking sites. As a career coach, I see good people lose opportunities every day due to the fact that businesses today Google youto gather as much background information as they can. Photos, comments and connections you make can give the wrong impression of you to a potential employer.
There are the obvious postings that can do you in; vacation, party and family fun photos for instance. They should be reviewed to make sure there are not photos that show too much, or would throw up red flags. Also, anything available that you write can be reviewed. Using inappropriate jargon or rudeness, along with more traditional reviews of grammar and spelling could speak to credibility. So if you are serious about getting to that next level of employment, be aware of the background search realities: It is not just about drugs, arrests and past experience anymore.
If you truly want to be considered for that next step in the hiring process, be sure to “clean up” your online social life to be viewed as a seriously viable candidate.
If you want to learn how you can best succeed in today’s competitive market, call me at 888.616.COACH (2622)!
It was early one morning in mid-November of last year when I first felt it. An amazing pain shooting from my lower back down into the front of the thigh to my knee on the right side. Immediately I thought I severely pulled a muscle. When I was pained to my knees in the local grocery store about 10 days later, it was time to call my doctor. during her exam, she noticed there was no reaction to the old hammer to my right knee. I was told to get an MRI ASAP, which I did. Two days later the pictures on the PC didn’t lie: A herniated disc at the 4th and 5th lumbar.
I spent the next few weeks in extreme pain, working with my marvelous physical therapist, Jennifer. Unfortunately, the pain worsened. I could barely take a few steps at a time, hanging on to anything I could to gain some support. It was like a sword being placed through my lower back to my right knee ALL the time. Prescription drugs barely gave any solace from the constant agony.
In mid February, I visited my surgeon and her words as she watched me woefully hop into her office were, “It’s time for surgery.” Back surgery? As much as I feared and avoided it, I would have lied down on the bench and had her slice me right then and there.
As I awoke from anesthesia, the relief was palpable. For those of who don’t know, a herniated disc is a when the disc between your back bones basically explodes open, with the contents lodging against the nerve root. The operative procedure removes the disc material and cleans up the area, allowing the nerve to heal and work normally again.
I have been lucky so far. My surgeons’ work is done, and my physical therapy is becoming more aggressive. I can walk normally and hope to minimize any pain discomfort with core exercises and learning how to manipulate my body without causing too much pressure to my lower back.
As a business and life coach, I take this experience as an opportunity to not only form a more enlightened understanding of pain management, but how to live with it and still continue to thrive and grow. Pain does not always mean physical pain. There can be underlying issues like self-doubt, past failures, and general insecurity to move forward. My job as a coach is to work with those who have regained the courage to move past these negative devices and move in direction driven by desire and new born motivation.
There is no richer feeling for me than to know I participated in raising the spirit of a company or individual to the point where they take positive action and look forward with confidence. That’s why I do this. Need help? Contact me today at 888.616.COACH (2622)!]]>