BANISH RUMINATION

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Not too long ago, I found myself ruminating about all the ways I was behind in my business in the midst of general life craziness. I won’t bore you with the details since rumination is contagious. We all have certain “ruminating hot buttons” that can trigger those feelings of fear, helplessness, and basic unfairness when evaluating life. Rumination involves going…

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DO YOU HAVE BUSINESS-ITIS?

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The key symptom of Business-itis is disengagement.I was having a full blown Business-itis attack. I took my own medicine, slowing down to succeed and moving forward to go deeper! My key symptoms were, worry-itis, a dose of stuck-itis and a general feeling of being uninspired. Three months ago, I went to Florida for a family vacation and picked up a…

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THE VALUE OF A STRENGTH MINDSET IN YOUR BUSINESS via Shelley Cox, CEO & Founder of TheCoachingNest.ca

THE VALUE OF A STRENGTH MINDSET IN YOUR BUSINESS!

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How often have we invested in personal growth training or coaching to try to improve something we felt we were not good at? I have done this many times, with mixed results! Perhaps it was marketing, sales, staffing, or public speaking. My entire philosophy of Leadership YOU is about identifying your strengths as one of the elements when creating a…

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: THE LEADERSHIP ADVANTAGE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

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Yes, you are a leader – a thought leader – and, as a result, I urge you to explore your leadership philosophy and style. If you don’t yet think of yourself as a leader, then this is the article for you. Corporations examine and aspire to different leadership philosophies and techniques. We small business owners also need to define our…

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS OWN BUSINESS via Shelley Cox, CEO & Founder of TheCoachingNest.ca

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY OWN BUSINESS

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10 years ago for Christmas, I asked my talented brother for help. He is a professional photographer and is friends with a graphic designer. I requested their help with a poster I wanted for an upcoming January workshop. We entrepreneurs normally have a list of “to dos” and an equal amount of creativity to get things done. That Christmas, I…

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BREATHING CALM INTO BUSINESS via Shelley Cox, CEO & Founder of TheCoachingNest.ca (1)

BREATHING CALM INTO BUSINESS

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Listen to your FREE Community Call, where the focus is on breathing, and building a CALM Anchor. Enjoy! Just click the link below: http://www.instantpresenter.com/careercalm/EA58DB86894B How does breathing make good business sense? Let’s think back to a time when you met with a client, associate, or potential partner. Perhaps that day you were bouncing from meeting to meeting, barely giving yourself…

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THE ABC'S OF FALL via Shelley Cox, CEO & Founder of TheCoachingNest.ca

THE ABC’S OF FALL

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Just like you, I’m balancing being a parent with business. Okay, I am not balancing at all; I’m embracing my full crazy life and learning. Truly, that is all I can ask of myself. Fall is a busy season and an excellent reminder to be compassionate with not only our clients but ourselves as well! Autumn normally brings a flurry…

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MY LEADERSHIP TANTRUM LED TO THE MIDDLE FINGER!

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Imagine the following scenario: At 6:00 am you wake to find your 6-year old has the stomach flu and you need to be ready for sheet changing and head-holding action. You are scheduled to meet with a major prospective client at 8:30 am for breakfast. You have completed tons of research and preparation since this was a difficult appointment to…

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MY SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS SECRET FOR 2014 via Shelley Cox, CEO & Founder of TheCoachingNest.ca

MY SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS SECRET FOR 2014

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The transition from Christmas to the celebration of a new year is an important time for most business owners. We are setting goals based on market reality from revamping website content, writing programs, increasing social media, creating new giveaways, and implementing sales targets. This year, I want to share with you a secret and surprising resolution that keeps me moving…

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